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DragonboysMum Mon 28-Mar-16 20:46:23


Is it one of those nice old fashioned names or one that is going to ensure a life time of teasing?

We already have a 13 month old Bob.

Other names on 'The list' are:

Ted (Edward)
Wilf (Wilfred)
Bert (Albert)
Will ( William)

ilovevegcrisps Mon 28-Mar-16 20:47:33

I really like Wilfred, William, and Edward but not too keen on Albert or Percy x

nectarini1983 Mon 28-Mar-16 20:59:26

None of these are my cup of tea as not in to 'old people' names for boys or girls...but if that's your thing, go for it! I heard a circa 2 year old Walter being called by his mum a few wks ago.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Mon 28-Mar-16 21:01:01

Don't like Percy.

Love Will.

Ted is good too.

MrsLeighHalfpenny Mon 28-Mar-16 21:06:18

Percy Pig

Point Percy at the porcelain (have a wee)

I wouldn't.

soundsystem Mon 28-Mar-16 21:09:44

I like Percy. Also Sid (which for some reason I think of as really similar).

From your list I like Bert and Wilf as well. Ted's not really my cup of tea as it's really popular where I am for boys and girls (Teddy). Will makes me think of a really annoying slightly dim posh person but I appreciate that's very subjective - I'm sure your Will would be lovely grin

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Mon 28-Mar-16 21:47:38

TBH. I've never known anyone to be teased over their name, but I've also never came across a child called Percy.
Will's the nicest out of all your names

Percy is terrible and I don't like Bert. The others are all fine.

ilovevegcrisps Mon 28-Mar-16 21:49:04

God, I have! I was crucified over my name.

Sophronia Mon 28-Mar-16 21:50:20

I really like Percy. I also like Albert and William but prefer Bill to Will as a nn.

GreenLounger Mon 28-Mar-16 23:24:43

Edward is my favourite! I love Ted/Teddy.

I really like William too, but prefer the nickname Billy smile

Undercooked Mon 28-Mar-16 23:29:21

My grandfather always referred to going for a wee as "Pointing Percy at the porcelain" so it's not a great name to my ear.

I like Wilf and Bertie but Bert and Bob sound a bit Sesame Street when put together. So I vote for Wilf.

SaveSomeSpendSome Mon 28-Mar-16 23:39:45

Percy reminds me of the percy pig sweets that are in m&s.

I dont really like old outdated names on young people.

If you are looking for something that suits all ages but something that is a fairly underused name i would look at...


BettyBi0 Tue 29-Mar-16 06:39:49

Sorry I can't get past the Pig thing

DragonboysMum Tue 29-Mar-16 12:40:39

Thanks everyone. I'd not made the Percy Pig connection, which is odd really as my eldest loved them when he was younger!

Also, never even heard of the toilet reference!! This is why these threads are a good thing grin

I guess we'll strike Percy off the list then.
The only one we're both remotely agreed on is Ted. I'm really hoping he arrives and just looks like he should be a certain name. DS1 was like that. His name had never even been considered!

RockUnit Tue 29-Mar-16 17:34:10

I like William (Will). I also like Edward but not Ted.

Sgoinneal Tue 29-Mar-16 17:37:02

How about Theodore for Ted? Bit more unusual, Theo is also lovely.

Though I think if your Bob is a Robert, William goes best.

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