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Opinions on the name River.

(24 Posts)
Chloeisobelle21 Sun 03-Apr-16 22:03:36

For a boy.

Aiwo Sun 03-Apr-16 22:14:17

It is alright

DramaAlpaca Sun 03-Apr-16 22:14:59

I quite like it.

Itinerary Sun 03-Apr-16 22:16:39

It's OK.

OnwardsAndUpwardsYo Sun 03-Apr-16 22:17:09

I adore this name, it's one I really liked when pregnant.

I like nature names.

RJnomore1 Sun 03-Apr-16 22:17:29

I love it but I loved river Phoenix still not over it

Dd1 is named after him in a round about way

The only river I know is a girl though.

GherkinMuncher Sun 03-Apr-16 22:21:54

I like it, but it does depend on the surname.

Chloeisobelle21 Sun 03-Apr-16 22:33:12

I do like it a lot as it is nature themed. Second name is Turner

mrsschu Sun 03-Apr-16 22:37:53

Very silly. I would think River's parents were massive hippies or misguided River Phoenix fans.

UntilTheCowsComeHome Sun 03-Apr-16 22:39:11

I like it but don't think it's right with Turner sorry.

WavingFlag Sun 03-Apr-16 23:12:51

I've known 2, one girl. one boy
the girls surname was an actual river (think river Thames, but not Thames iycwim)
The boy had the surname that sounded like a day out.
so really I'm not keen!

FlowerOfTheWest Sun 03-Apr-16 23:21:53

I don't think it goes with your surname sorry, the repetition of the -er ending doesn't sound right.

Sophronia Sun 03-Apr-16 23:28:34

I love it.

Tactfulcactus Sun 03-Apr-16 23:29:02

It's not a name...

howcomes Sun 03-Apr-16 23:39:08

It's a lovely name. I've met one other River recently - a little boy whose Dad commented that his name was so apt because he never stopped moving smile

GingerLeaves Mon 04-Apr-16 01:17:19

I quite like it!

MadamDeathstare Mon 04-Apr-16 01:23:35

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GlacindaTheTroll Mon 04-Apr-16 07:27:32

To Whovians (and there are a lot of them) it's River Song, so would be odd on a boy.

BendydickCuminsnatch Mon 04-Apr-16 07:40:14

I know 2 baby boys called River.

Not my cup of tea personally, which is weird as I'm usually all for variety and 'different' names. I don't know, I think it sounds more like a girls name (again I usually think that's a stupid statement) and a bit too try-hard.

I think it's the new Arlo, lots of parents simultaneously thinking it will be v unusual, so there turns out to be a lot of them.

nectarini1983 Mon 04-Apr-16 07:43:59

I really like it!

Rosa Mon 04-Apr-16 07:50:33

no sorry don't like it ...

annandale Mon 04-Apr-16 07:52:59

Not keen on it with your surname, although intrinsically it's a nice sound.

Trying to think of more boys' nature names and it does seem like a lot of them are thought of as girls' names.


2016namechangecomingalong Mon 04-Apr-16 07:56:03

I don't like it on its own but doesn't go with your surname either imo, sorry.

Marcipex Mon 04-Apr-16 08:34:43

I like it, but it doesn't go with your surname.

What about a particular river? I know two girls named Tamar.

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