Advanced search

George - boring or classic?

(29 Posts)
3yearsnosleep Wed 04-May-16 20:21:10

That's it really. I've loved the name for years but my OH thinks it's really dull. I'm interested to see what others think and how popular/common it is nowadays?

LadyAntonella Wed 04-May-16 20:33:51

I would say classic but popular atm. It depends if it would bother you if there were a few in your DS's nursery or not?

It's not a 'trendy' name though, so in years to come I think you wouldn't be able to guess the age of someone from the name George. I think Noah and maybe things like Jenson and Louie might suffer from that a bit (not that it's the end of the world - just something to consider for some people),

ThroughThickAndThin01 Wed 04-May-16 20:34:28


butteredmuffin Wed 04-May-16 20:57:59

Classic. Can't go wrong.

mrsschu Wed 04-May-16 21:25:18

Very dull IMO.

Sophronia Wed 04-May-16 22:01:23

A popular classic

Flopsyhopsy Wed 04-May-16 22:38:42

Dull (and classic)

tinytoucan Wed 04-May-16 22:52:38

I think it's classic, but didn't pick it for my DS (6 weeks old) as I thought it was getting too popular (I know of 2 born in recent months). He has it as his middle name. we ended up picking a name that is nearly as high in the popular name lists but I haven't come across any others round here.

Tartyflette Wed 04-May-16 23:01:21

I know Georges of all ages from a 90 year old (who is a really top bloke), to guys in their 30s to 40s to little boys. It's a great English name, classic and doesn't date. .

farfallarocks Wed 04-May-16 23:04:59

Never met a George I didn't like they tend to be affable and charming chaps. That's why we called our son George and so far he fits the same bill.

CharlieJamie Thu 05-May-16 00:15:07

I think it's a bit of both, but it's a nice name - use it! smile

DramaAlpaca Thu 05-May-16 00:16:48

It's not my sort of name, but it's a classic. It's certainly popular just now.

UntilTheCowsComeHome Thu 05-May-16 12:29:16

It's both and I think it's quite an ugly name. Something about the way it looks written down I think.

TickleMyTeacakes Thu 05-May-16 12:31:38


dizzytomato Thu 05-May-16 12:33:10

I think it is over used. Like Jack and Charlie, there are just far too many of them now.

A classic is something like Richard, Paul or Philip. Not used much these days.

They are all boring but I like boring, I am not keen on names like Blue and Bear.

notagiraffe Thu 05-May-16 12:33:18

I love it. Classic but not dull. John and Mark are dull names. George isn't. I love how it looks written down - maybe because it looks a bit like the beginning of the word gorgeous.

mouldycheesefan Thu 05-May-16 12:33:37

Classic. Not many in our school.

Vixxfacee Thu 05-May-16 12:34:03

Really dislike it.

mollyonthemove Thu 05-May-16 12:35:43

I like it. Our ds is a George and he is a solid dependable affable chappie!

mollyonthemove Thu 05-May-16 12:36:07

He is 16 though so not all that many of his age

TickleMyTeacakes Thu 05-May-16 12:36:55

I hate how it looks written down. Too blubbery and vowel-y.

CharlieJamie Thu 05-May-16 13:13:50

I have a Charlie (obviously) and he is a Charles on BC - never met another Charles; only 2 other Charlies!

UntilTheCowsComeHome Thu 05-May-16 16:34:39

I hate how it looks written down. Too blubbery and vowel-y

^ that's exactly it. Glad I'm not the only one Tickle

Marmiteontoast76 Thu 05-May-16 18:26:07

Classic, popular, but not crazy popular. Ds is only one at nursery of 70 children. There are 2 in dd's primary school of 320. The adult 30s/40s Georges I know are all attractive and interesting types and the little Georges are sweet, cheeky but polite little boys (mine included ☺).

leeds84 Thu 05-May-16 18:28:03

Classic and sweet I think, and all the George's I've met are very nice. I normally really dislike 'classic' boys names but like George.

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now