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What do you think about these names?

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1horatio Wed 27-Apr-16 17:06:50

Anton
Nathaniel
Cedric

Pipilangstrumpf Wed 27-Apr-16 17:28:08

Love Cedric and Anton.

Don't like the short forms of Nathaniel, Nat, Nate, Natty

BendydickCuminsnatch Wed 27-Apr-16 17:28:33

Really like Anton (probably because I know a lovely, kind, fun one).
Like Nathaniel, love Nate.
Cedric is pretty cool but not my taste personally. Definitely think it could be cool or dweeby.

NadiaWadia Wed 27-Apr-16 18:20:20

Nathaniel is a great name, the nickname Nate is cool.
Anton is fine, a perfectly good name.
Cedric I find a bit wussy. A bit 'Little Lord Fauntleroy'.

TempsPerdu Wed 27-Apr-16 18:40:35

Love Anton - easy to spell and pronounce and distinctive without being weird. Quite like Nathaniel too, although I think it works best with a shorter surname, otherwise it could be a bit unwieldy. Cedric... not for me, sorry! 'Dweeby' just about sums it up, despite Cedric Diggory!

NapQueen Wed 27-Apr-16 18:41:22

Yy to Nathaniel.

Cedric is too Diggory

Anton is too du Beck (sp)

manicinsomniac Wed 27-Apr-16 19:14:28

Love Nathaniel (though don't like Nathan or Nate, I wouldn't shorten it)

Quite like Anton but don't like Cedric at all.

EllaHen Wed 27-Apr-16 19:17:06

Cedric is a racoon.

Love Nathaniel, esp Nate.

Anton is OK.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Wed 27-Apr-16 19:17:08

Love Nathaniel

Not keen on Anton.

Not sure the world is ready for Cedrics yet.

DerelictMyBalls Wed 27-Apr-16 19:26:02

Cedric! Seriously?

AngieBolen Wed 27-Apr-16 20:04:52

Love Anton!

Not keen on the others.

Sophronia Wed 27-Apr-16 21:21:56

I like all three, especially Anton.

mrsschu Wed 27-Apr-16 21:23:54

I like Nathaniel, not keen on the others.

happypotamus Wed 27-Apr-16 21:25:24

I really like Nathaniel. It was on my short list if DD2 had been a boy. The problem is that it is a long name and I didn't like the short forms. I don't like Anton or Cedric very much though.

Gummibaer Wed 27-Apr-16 21:57:00

I think Cedric is cool - strong, classic and not overused.

Anton is ok, sounds a little harsh.

I don't like Nathaniel, it sounds like a mixture of Nathan and Daniel. Also don't like Nat or Nate at all, sorry.

NoCapes Wed 27-Apr-16 22:00:05

Cedric - I just see the butler in Sofia the First

Anton - Dubek, and I don't even watch strictly android am into ballroom dancing confused

Nathaniel - ok, really like Nate but both a bit blah to me

1horatio Wed 27-Apr-16 22:02:44

Thank you for all the comments.

My personal problem is (and please bear with me) that my DH and I traded naming rights. Our child gets his lastname (which I was initially against, I was all for double barrelled) so now I'm the one to chose the first name(s), but he obviously gets to veto if he thinks the first name is horrendous....

However, the DH is English (so, an English surname for the kiddo) but I am not.

And English baby naming is apparently a real mine field, it's honestly a book with 7 seals to me.
And I don't wan't a name my MIL thinks is "common", for example...
So, I've already posted a thread here and managed to find girl names (it's narrowed down to 2), but boy names are soo hard....
My DH works for a uni and I'm a consultant (not English law, obviously). So, do you think my DH's colleagues/family (or my colleagues) would think these names are "chavvy", "try hard" or "madeup" ?

1horatio Wed 27-Apr-16 22:04:54

Btw, I have no idea what striclty android is...

Gummibaers Wed 27-Apr-16 22:06:02

You're thinking too much, horatio. Choose the name you love the most!

Personally I love Cedric and Anton, whereas I find Nathaniel too clunky/long and am not keen on the short forms Nat/Natty/Nate (sounds like Nut/Nutty to me).

RiverTam Wed 27-Apr-16 22:07:31

No, none of these names are any of those things.

I like Anton best from your list. Nathaniel is nice but don't like any of the shorts. You can only get away with Cedric if you look like Robert Pattinson, imo.

NoCapes Wed 27-Apr-16 22:07:44

Not strictly android - Strictly and/or*
mother fucking phone

1horatio Wed 27-Apr-16 22:09:14

If you knew how my MIL's face if something is "common" (she has this nearly invisible twitch in her eyebrows) shock

RiverTam Wed 27-Apr-16 22:11:06

I'd be tempted to go for such a name just to see the expression on her face...

Gummibaers Wed 27-Apr-16 22:11:51

No, none of the names are common, made up, chavvy or try hard. They're all good solid well known names. Choose the name YOU and your dh love the most, not us!

1horatio Wed 27-Apr-16 22:11:56

Ah.... smile
strictly android sounds like a slightly older show about robots, tbh grin

Ballroom dancing is...ok, I guess. Was forced to learn the basics when I was a young teen... Or at least they tried to teach me wink

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