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mamajama123 Sun 02-Oct-16 22:55:38

Apparently the name Gary is dying out in the UK - but I love it! What are people's thoughts on the name?

AppleJac Sun 02-Oct-16 22:57:37

I used to date a Garry which i wasnt keen on the spelling of.

No other thoughts on it really

JosephineMaynard Sun 02-Oct-16 22:59:35

I think it's a bit dated, and not one I'd give to a baby born now.

But I wouldn't say it's going to die out. Give it 50 years or so, and it'll probably come back into fashion as a trendy grandad name.

Pinkgeek Sun 02-Oct-16 23:00:36

Can't help but hear the guy from only fools and horses!

Wellywife Sun 02-Oct-16 23:01:11

Sadly it's associated with Glitter nowadays. Just like Rodney is still a plonker

SallyR0se Sun 02-Oct-16 23:01:28

Gary is a cool leather jacket-wearing older boyfriend from 1980s Jackie magazine. Suzie is worried about her friend Claire dating him, as they're still in school & Gary is a bit of a bad boy.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sun 02-Oct-16 23:24:26

Well if you're looking for something different. Id say go for it. There won't be many Garys in the class room.
If you want something unusual go for something plain

Decanter Sun 02-Oct-16 23:25:25

It's a great name.

Canny say it isnae.

GardenGeek Sun 02-Oct-16 23:26:26

Apparently vegans are campaigning for their cheese to be called Gary.

DramaInPyjamas Sun 02-Oct-16 23:32:02

I know of two little kids called Gary, both named after their dads. So it's not extinct yet!

NotNob Sun 02-Oct-16 23:41:33

If someone introduced me to their baby, Gary, I would give an involuntary laugh.

Whathaveilost Sun 02-Oct-16 23:44:12

I think it's ok.
Why not.

Out2pasture Sun 02-Oct-16 23:56:48

hubby is a gary, and grandson just given it as a middle name smile

Ohdearducks Sun 02-Oct-16 23:58:23

Just can't imagine a little baby called Gary.

CandyMcJingles Sun 02-Oct-16 23:58:46

Apparently vegans are calling their cheese Gary.
I didn't make that up. It's a thing.

BackforGood Mon 03-Oct-16 00:03:18

I like it - well overdue for a come back. FAR better than some of the ridiculous names I hear in Nurseries at the moment.

PoppyPicklesPenguin Mon 03-Oct-16 00:07:27

Apparently vegans are campaigning for their cheese to be called Gary.

garden I heard this too

It's up there with Brian for me

Even DC pet spider was called Brian

But OP will your child be traumatised if you call him Gary, more than likely not

If you like to GO FOR IT

JosephineMaynard Mon 03-Oct-16 00:13:57

OT, but why do vegans want to call their cheese Gary? confused

CandyMcJingles Mon 03-Oct-16 00:22:19

Vegan cheese is made of coconut so it's not cheese so it should be called something else. So it's Gary.

KoalaDownUnder Mon 03-Oct-16 00:23:53

No. No no no. It's awful.

CoffeeCoffeeAndLotsOfIt Mon 03-Oct-16 00:27:14

My dad is called Garry. I like it.

Prefer double R spelling too.

JosephineMaynard Mon 03-Oct-16 00:27:48

I understand that it's not the same as standard cheese made from animal milk but it sounds a bit cannibalistic calling the vegan cheese Gary though.

Eating a Gary sandwich, Gary on toast, let's sprinkle a bit of grated Gary on the dinner.....

woowoowoo Mon 03-Oct-16 00:31:11

It's a horrible name. It was bad in the 80s and still remains so. It is on a par with Darren.

What's worse.....Gary or Darren???? I say Darren is worse but still awful.,

LikelyLama Mon 03-Oct-16 00:35:47

Why is Harry ridiculously popular but Gary so disliked. Harry and Gary sound practically the same....

I don't mind the name Gary. It's ok. At least it wouldn't be too common.

PoppyPicklesPenguin Mon 03-Oct-16 01:00:37

I'm waiting for someone to say I love my Gary... dribbled with cheese

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