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Farrow for a boy?

(33 Posts)
MsDe Wed 08-Jun-16 10:19:23

I really like it. What do you think?

ThroughThickAndThin01 Wed 08-Jun-16 10:20:15

It sounds made up.

I know a Farrell.

Dizzydodo Wed 08-Jun-16 10:21:13

Makes me think of farrow and ball paint, sorry!

CocktailQueen Wed 08-Jun-16 10:23:05

Farrow and Ball paint.

Or reminds me of farming - a cross between harrowing and fallow.

Just no.

BertrandRussell Wed 08-Jun-16 10:23:43


Buggers Wed 08-Jun-16 10:24:38

It's much more of a last name to me sorry. But if you and dh like it then go for it, I've heard worse.

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Wed 08-Jun-16 10:24:43

It's a term for a pig giving birth - like calving/lambing.

Janicejohn Wed 08-Jun-16 10:26:19

Why do you like the name? What's your point of reference for it?

Millyonthefloss Wed 08-Jun-16 10:27:20

I would be worried about nicknames involving Balls

SnoozeButtonAbuser Wed 08-Jun-16 10:29:32

Lovely, except that people will always be giving him a sodding ball and then sniggering "look it's Farrow and ball hahaha". You'll get sick of that shit loooooong before he does.

Bettercallsaul1 Wed 08-Jun-16 11:36:17


Is he going to be a farmer?

MsDe Wed 08-Jun-16 12:12:34

I really liked the name Willow for a girl, but now we've found out we're are having a little boy. I guess I thought it sounded... strong? I don't know now. Pig birthing may have killed it down dead.

Dontrocktheboat Wed 08-Jun-16 12:15:20

Made me think of pigs!

RiverTam Wed 08-Jun-16 12:16:26


MariaSklodowska Wed 08-Jun-16 12:18:02

also made me think of pigs or paint. Horrible.

Cakescakescakes Wed 08-Jun-16 12:18:43

The pig thing is a veto I think!

Porcupinetree Wed 08-Jun-16 12:27:25

It's definitely a pig giving birth .

GlitterGlassEye Wed 08-Jun-16 12:29:46

I like it. I do know a Farrow, female though but I think it's nice for a boy too. Can't see kids making a connection between the name and some posh paint either.

Sgoinneal Wed 08-Jun-16 12:34:14

I know a Farrell and I prefer that, but maybe it's the ow ending you like?


Or is it the nature link? On other threads people keen on Willow have usually liked Rowan (again an ow sound) for a boy?

LoucheLady Wed 08-Jun-16 13:34:33

Yep. Farrowing pigs. Not good.

PuraVida Wed 08-Jun-16 13:46:29

It's very farmy

Fridgedooropen Wed 08-Jun-16 13:49:31

Immediate associations '...and Ball', or 'Mia'. Not good.

MidnightVelvetthe5th Wed 08-Jun-16 13:50:39

First thought is farrowing pigs which then leads on to a James Herriot story where a sow burst an abcess on her ear.

Second though is Blackadder, in the episode with Ponsonby & Farrow, where Lady Farrow petitions the queen & is accused by Blackadder of being an interfering strumpet who goes blabbing to the queen. He wears a bag on his head.

I don't like it as a name, sorry OP.

Miloarmadillo1 Wed 08-Jun-16 13:51:30

Pigs farrowing. Not good, sorry!

TamaraHiddlestoned Wed 08-Jun-16 13:52:36

Farrow? Is it me you're looking for?

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