Craig?

(45 Posts)
ShippingGoods123 Wed 03-Aug-16 21:05:18

Thoughts?

Sophronia Wed 03-Aug-16 21:09:20

It's a bit dated, but I like it.

Raines100 Wed 03-Aug-16 21:40:19

Think he has a list...

PotatoBread Wed 03-Aug-16 22:19:40

Bit too 70s & 80s for me

neonrainbow Wed 03-Aug-16 22:23:55

Its quite 80s/90s but if you like it go for it smile

imwithspud Wed 03-Aug-16 22:24:25

Nothing wrong with it. It's just a nice, ordinary name imo.

Mottled Wed 03-Aug-16 22:30:31

Similar to Darren & Lee

inlectorecumbit Wed 03-Aug-16 22:38:40

Love the name.. Not too popular nowadays but kinda expect a resurgence in the future.

thenewaveragebear1983 Wed 03-Aug-16 23:01:09

It's my surname. I got a lot of mileage through two pregnancies that I would call my baby Craig Craig.

ShippingGoods123 Wed 03-Aug-16 23:05:30

Honestly, I wish it was my surname! It was the surname of a boy I fancied when I was 12 and I think that's why I like it blush

PaperdollCartoon Wed 03-Aug-16 23:08:17

I think it's awful I'm afraid. Really blunt, not very nice or friendly sounding, and outdated. Also a bit 'common' although I realise that makes me sound really snobby.

passingthrough1 Thu 04-Aug-16 08:08:23

Don't like it, for me it's a Keith, Kevin type name. Think it has died out for a good reason ...

weebarra Thu 04-Aug-16 08:15:17

It's a good Scottish name. I know a three year old one, he's very cute and it suits him.

ChanelNo314 Thu 04-Aug-16 08:16:45

I prefer Greg....
That's not scottish though

squoosh Thu 04-Aug-16 11:36:42

Not good. Reminds me of 1980's popstars like Craig from Bros and Craig McLachlan of Neighbours fame who charmed the world with his wonderful ditty 'Mona'.

leedsladyx Thu 04-Aug-16 12:46:06

It's not a baby name any more, It's a 30 year old man name. I don't understand how a baby would suit the name Craig.

ShakespeareanQuotations Thu 04-Aug-16 14:54:29

Surely these 30 year old men called Craig were once babies that went by the same name confused

UntilTheCowsComeHome Fri 05-Aug-16 09:46:15

Makes me think of my friend's ExH who is an a absolute cunt of a man.

Mycraneisfixed Fri 05-Aug-16 09:57:57

Dates. Boring.

Mycraneisfixed Fri 05-Aug-16 09:58:23

Dated!

TheNaze73 Fri 05-Aug-16 10:00:32

Nothing wrong with it in my eyes. There won't be many Craig's in his year at school but, 40 Alfie's & 36 Harry's...wink

toadgirl Fri 05-Aug-16 10:05:16

I think it's a fine name.

According to Wikipedia:-

Craig is an English-language masculine given name of an ultimately Celtic derivation. The name has two origins. In some cases it can originate from a nickname, derived from the Scottish Gaelic word creag, meaning "rock," similar to Peter. In other cases, the given name originates from the Scottish surname Craig, which is also derived from the same Scottish Gaelic word.[1] Cognate forms of creag include the Irish creig, Manx creg, and Welsh craig. The English word "crag" also shares an origin with these Celtic words. The given name Craig is popular in Scotland, and is used throughout the English speaking world,[1] though in North America it is often pronounced with a short vowel sound, as in "egg," while the British pronunciation sounds like the diphthong in "brain."

List of people with the given name:

Craig Buck (born 1993), Jive Dancer
Craig Bellamy (born 1979), Welsh footballer.
Craig Breslow (born 1980), American baseball player
Craig Cohn (born 1983), American professional wrestler
Craig David (born 1981), British R&B singer
Craig Gardner (born 1986), English professional soccer player
Craig Gilroy (born 1991), Irish rugby player
Craig Gordon (born 1982), Scottish footballer
Craig Horner (born 1983), Australian actor
Craig Stott (born 1990), Australian actor

Popularity in England and Wales dropped down from 81st (1996) to 670th (2014).

Lucked Fri 05-Aug-16 10:07:38

Americans can't pronounce it though which is annoying, I think they say "Cregg"

I prefer Gregor

StepAwayFromTheThesaurus Fri 05-Aug-16 10:09:05

Having heard it pronounced 'creg' in too many American films/tv shows, I'd never consider it.

NavyandWhite Fri 05-Aug-16 10:09:19

Yes Gregor is much nicer.

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