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Brother to Winter?

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Snowwy Tue 20-Sep-16 18:50:24

We have a daughter named Winter - she goes by Winnie.

We are expecting a son.

We absolutely love Robin. We are keen on the NN Bobby. We don't like Robert sad but it's just too much of a theme, isn't it?

chinlo Tue 20-Sep-16 18:55:57

Shame that Summer is a girl's name, but you could go with August (assuming you're in the northern hemisphere grin) - it's pretty trendy right now!

GoNorthDarren Tue 20-Sep-16 19:02:18

I think it's fine tbh. It's a bit of a theme yes, but it's not obvious enough to be tacky imo. If you refer to them as Winny and Bobby no one will ever make the connection anyway.

SunnyInMay Tue 20-Sep-16 19:02:35

Why not just go with Bobby then?

Thundercake Tue 20-Sep-16 19:03:42

What about Billy, or Noah?

Snowwy Tue 20-Sep-16 19:04:18

Because I think it's very 'little boy' and I like it with Robin as his full name!

ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 20-Sep-16 19:04:29

Winnie and Bobby go well.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 20-Sep-16 19:05:13

I don't think Robins are called Bobby, so it's a bit of a stretch imo.

olderthanyouthink Tue 20-Sep-16 19:05:49

John (snow)... I'll show my self out blush

Snowwy Tue 20-Sep-16 19:06:32

I like Billy, but think William and Winter are a bit similar! Noah is great too, but I'm a massive fan of NNs!

I'm glad Winnie and Bobby doesn't seem like too much of an issue!

Through - it's no different to Robert being a Bobby?

olderthanyouthink Tue 20-Sep-16 19:07:04

Jon not john (ok I'm gone )

ViolettaValery Tue 20-Sep-16 19:09:13

If those are the names you love, use them. They'll have their whole adult lives not living together as siblings. The choice is between maybe having one or two people twig and ask about it, or not using the name you really want.

Just don't have another girl and call her Carol!

ViolettaValery Tue 20-Sep-16 19:10:24

Or Holly or Noel!

amysmummy12345 Tue 20-Sep-16 19:11:39


daisydalrymple Tue 20-Sep-16 19:12:16

I had an uncle Bobby. He was a Robin.

ZenNudist Tue 20-Sep-16 19:15:10

I'd spare them the cheesy jokes if o were you.

How about:

Rowan (my fave)

strawberrypenguin Tue 20-Sep-16 19:16:43

Winnie and Bobby sound fine to me and I think Robin works fine.

If you want a daft suggestion then Winter and Thor have a nice ring smile

TheWeeBabySeamus1 Tue 20-Sep-16 19:18:20

Is it the Winter/Robin thing you're worried about? If they generally go by their nicknames then most people won't ever make the connection.

Robin's a lovely name, if that's what you've got your heart set on then use it.

Maplessglobe Tue 20-Sep-16 19:20:11

I used to know someone named Robin Winter. I didn't even think of the 'theme'! Love Robin.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Wed 21-Sep-16 08:22:36


EmpressKnowsWhereHerTowelIs Wed 21-Sep-16 08:27:58

Bobby as a full name would be a horrible thing to do to a child & I agree Robert is awful. Bobby as a short for Robin is fine though.

eightbluebirds Wed 21-Sep-16 08:29:00

I like Rowan

Foxtato Wed 21-Sep-16 08:37:05

I like Rowan, too.. I think it goes well with Winter.

3Eggses Wed 21-Sep-16 08:38:52

Sometimes I feel like I've fallen down a rabbit hole...

Wulfric & Lake are offered as valid suggestions yet Robert is deemed awful?! shockconfused

I like Robin OP. I don't like Bobby or Bob.

DavidPuddy Wed 21-Sep-16 08:53:25


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