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Douglas or Gregory

(45 Posts)
Greedysquirrels Mon 05-Sep-16 12:38:09

I've posted before about Douglas (to be shortened to Dougie) which I'm pretty keen on for our DC3 due in a few months but DH is less keen and is now trying to push Gregory/Greg instead. I'm struggling to imagine calling a tiny baby 'Greg' although I do like the idea of it on an older boy and man.

Any strong views on either of these names?

SirChenjin Mon 05-Sep-16 12:44:11

Definitely prefer Gregory. Dougie in a broad Scottish accent up here sounds harsh, a bit like 'Duggeh' - but it might sound nicer in your accent

GoldPlatedBacon Mon 05-Sep-16 12:53:14

Douglas is fabulous. Don't give up on Dougie (I don't hate Greg but Dougie is far superior!)

Pinklily1 Mon 05-Sep-16 13:30:38

I like both - they are both strong names and not hugely common. Gregory would win it for me if I had to chose between the two, only because I would struggle to think of a small baby as Douglas, Gregory seems to work at all ages.

Foxtato Mon 05-Sep-16 13:42:11

Seems as the two names have different opinions regarding if they do/ don't suit a baby. I much prefer Douglas than Gregory. To me Douglas is a lovely name and there are a few nicknames that could be used throughout life.

fluentinsarcasm Mon 05-Sep-16 14:18:41

Ask yourself if you were a boy/teenager/man which would you prefer?

I know which one I'd prefer any day...Gregory/Greg

No contest.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Mon 05-Sep-16 14:22:25


Greedysquirrels Mon 05-Sep-16 15:58:56

Interesting - seems to be an opinion divider. Gregory narrowly in the lead from the posters so far. I'm surprised that both names are miles out of the top 200 boys names, makes me feel a bit nervous to use them but also love the idea of something a bit unusual (but not weird)!

Sgoinneal Mon 05-Sep-16 15:59:50

I love both - though I think Gregor is stronger than Gregory.

Not any use but either name is smashing.

NoCapes Mon 05-Sep-16 16:05:52

Honestly I think they're both horribly dated and generally just a bit...ugly

twinjocks Mon 05-Sep-16 16:13:11

I prefer Gregory.

fluentinsarcasm Mon 05-Sep-16 16:21:57

If it's any help I know of 2 Douglas's. Both get Duggie all the time.

Sophronia Mon 05-Sep-16 17:15:15

I like both, but I think Gregory

BuntyFigglesworthSpiffington Mon 05-Sep-16 17:17:01


Gregory is on a par with Nigel and Timothy for me. Too drippy for words!

BooAndM Mon 05-Sep-16 17:18:29

I like Douglas :-)

BatmanLovesMarmite Mon 05-Sep-16 18:03:41

I know two Dougies.

I prefer that to Gregory, but Gregory's a perfectly nice, normal name.

MrEBear Mon 05-Sep-16 18:50:40

I prefer Gregor to Gregory. Tbh I think Gregor is less likely to be shortened.

I like Douglas but can't think of anyone who actually gets Douglas, rather than Duggie which I'm not so keen on.

MrsGsnow18 Mon 05-Sep-16 19:42:23

I like Douglas but don't like Dougie.( Doug is okay)
I like Gregory better, although sometimes Greg can be misheard as Craig. Depends on where you live.

MrsGsnow18 Mon 05-Sep-16 19:43:04

I have heard of NN Rory for Gregory too though!

BellaMoo Mon 05-Sep-16 20:10:24

Much prefer Douglas with Dougie as a nn.

Twooter Mon 05-Sep-16 20:13:29

I prefer Dougal to Douglas.

roseteapot101 Mon 05-Sep-16 20:29:14

i like douglas i think its a nice

ShapesAreGreen Mon 05-Sep-16 20:38:48


Blackberryandapplejam Mon 05-Sep-16 21:05:26

Love both names equally.

Greedysquirrels Mon 05-Sep-16 21:22:06

Thanks all - great to know we're not going mad considering these names on the whole. Gregory is growing on me, I think it's sneaking into the lead for us right now.

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