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Can I have a Harry Porter?

(35 Posts)
deevoo Thu 13-Oct-16 01:53:03


deevoo Thu 13-Oct-16 01:53:42

I assume for the Scottish it sounds exactly the same? grin

MyKingdomForBrie Thu 13-Oct-16 02:17:53

I would say no...

septembersunshine Thu 13-Oct-16 02:19:53

No. Not a great idea. I would pick another first name. Henry?

GruochMacAlpin Thu 13-Oct-16 02:20:14

Porter doesn't sound the same as Potter in my accent but I do think it's a bit close. Sorry.

deevoo Thu 13-Oct-16 02:27:04

Do you think Henry Porter would be okay? We were unsure about using Henry NN Harry, so we obviously love Henry too (but won't force Harry NN)

OldGuard Thu 13-Oct-16 03:06:34

I'd go for something completely different unless you want to give him a lightened shaped scar for life

GruffaloPants Thu 13-Oct-16 03:10:38

It's too close.

However in Scotland we pronounce "r" so no, it doesn't sound the same.

GruffaloPants Thu 13-Oct-16 03:11:27

Henry Porter is OK IMO.

Hulafox Thu 13-Oct-16 03:35:25

I'd say it's a definite no, even as Henry.

LouisvilleLlama Thu 13-Oct-16 03:43:10

Henry Porter to me sounds like somebody who wanted Harry but knew it sounded too much like Harry Potter. The name equivalent of getting fake clothes from a market... look at my lovely Prado bag!!

ophiotaurus Thu 13-Oct-16 04:00:00


MotherDuckSaid Thu 13-Oct-16 07:34:04

Technically u can of course, but he might not appreciate it ! 😊

Sugarpiehoneyeye Thu 13-Oct-16 10:18:30

Well you could, but I did burst out laughing, when I read your question, so maybe not 😂

Somerville Thu 13-Oct-16 10:19:39

Henry Porter isn't a problem. I prefer Hal nn to Harry.

MadameCholetsDirtySecret Thu 13-Oct-16 10:20:18


Ohdofuckoffplease Thu 13-Oct-16 10:51:23

I think Hal Porter is supercool!

Also don't see the problem with Henry Porter. It doesn't sound that much like Harry Potter in my accent.

That said, I definitely wouldn't use Harry as a nn, which maybe isn't what you want to hear. All the boys with Harry as a nn where I live seem to have Harris or Harrison as a long name anyway. I think a lot of people have forgotten that Harry is a nn for Henry and think of Harry and Henry as different names.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Thu 13-Oct-16 11:38:40

Daft as it sounds, Harrison Porter, sound nothing like Harry Potter.
Here's your answer OP. You would still have your Harry. Very nice too !

BuntyFigglesworthSpiffington Thu 13-Oct-16 11:57:15

The name Harry Porter will be a millstone around his neck.

HoratioNightboy Thu 13-Oct-16 18:11:46

* I assume for the Scottish it sounds exactly the same? *

Not at all sure why you'd assume that. As PP said, we pronouce our Rs. We you thinking of the English, who generally don't?

I woudn't recommend using the name in any accent, unless you embrace the Potter connection.

Kr1stina Thu 13-Oct-16 18:13:51

No you can't


PotteringAlong Thu 13-Oct-16 18:14:30



TheNaze73 Thu 13-Oct-16 18:19:19


deevoo Fri 14-Oct-16 01:14:29

Uh, no... My DH's Mum is Scottish (we don't see her) but when I did meet her, her Rs sounded like Ls... It wasn't a criticism. I'm English and definitely pronounce my are so does everyone else around me grin

Boolovessulley Fri 14-Oct-16 21:03:13

No don't do if.

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