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Felix, Jack or Charlie?

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AButterflyLightsBesideUs Mon 17-Oct-16 14:12:35

Baby boy due in January and these are names DH and I both like. Opinions? Suggestions?

Sophronia Mon 17-Oct-16 14:13:28


backonitonmonday Mon 17-Oct-16 14:14:01

Jack is nice, so's Charlie.

Felix is a cat.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Mon 17-Oct-16 14:16:09

Jack or Charlie

MrsHathaway Mon 17-Oct-16 14:18:09

Jack and Charlie are used a lot. Felix is much less common - as in popular, though I think it would be easier to wear in a leafy prep than an inner city comp.

DC2 was nearly Charlie but I went off it at the last minute.

Chinlo Mon 17-Oct-16 14:56:11

I LOVE Felix. I wanted it for our son but OH vetoed it.

I also like Jack a lot, despite its popularity.

Not a fan of Charlie.

KoalaDownUnder Mon 17-Oct-16 14:57:11

Charlie. Love it.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Mon 17-Oct-16 15:05:11


NoncommittalToSparkleMotion Mon 17-Oct-16 15:05:54


CakeRattleandRoll Mon 17-Oct-16 15:32:46

Felix. Definitely.

PotatoBread Mon 17-Oct-16 15:51:36

Every other boy under the age of 5 round my way seems to be called Jack or Charlie. They were once very nice names now i just do an inward imaginary yawn. I really like Felix - I did originally think cat when I first heard it last year but it's grown on me massively

NavyandWhite Mon 17-Oct-16 16:23:11


Jack had its day a long time ago.

Charlie is ok.

UntilTheCowsComeHome Mon 17-Oct-16 17:26:30

There are so many Jacks about but it is a nice name.

Round here Charlie is a bit 'chav' unfortunately.

Felix is nice.

AButterflyLightsBesideUs Mon 17-Oct-16 17:31:13

I've wanted a Felix for years, ever since reading Georgette Heyer's Frederica, fully expected DH to veto it - he didn't but was unsure then after a week or so said it was really growing on him. Charlie he likes more than me, and Jack we both like. Thing is Jack was a contender for the boy we lost last year so that makes it a bit more difficult IYSWIM.

I hate naming babies, it's really hard! DD has a top 20 name and that's never bothered me but we've never actually encountered another child with her name.

Loyly Mon 17-Oct-16 17:33:05


AButterflyLightsBesideUs Mon 17-Oct-16 17:33:33

And as far as the cat thing goes, I used to have a cat called Charlie, so that's the cat name to me!

CyrilSneer30 Mon 17-Oct-16 18:11:31

Another vote for Felix smile it's top of our list for DS2 due in December. I was concerned about the cat connotations too but it seems to be becoming a bit more common for that not to be a problem (but not enough so he'll be 1 of 10 in his class!

septembersunshine Mon 17-Oct-16 18:38:28

Jack. I have one! Strangely not that popular here (cambridgeshire). For two years my Jack was the only Jack in his school. Now there is one other but tons of Harry's, Williams and Oliver's! I wouldn't let popularity put you off a name, it can be regional.

HoratioNightboy Mon 17-Oct-16 19:35:12

Felix. I would have loved to use it myself.

Jacks are ten a penny and I've never liked Charlie.

Lutrine Mon 17-Oct-16 20:16:57

Felix, it's what DD2 would've been called had she been a boy. Love it!

Coey2016 Mon 17-Oct-16 21:57:59


dalmatianmad Mon 17-Oct-16 21:59:44


Ilovewillow Mon 17-Oct-16 22:01:11

Felix is a great name!

Daffydil Mon 17-Oct-16 22:11:16

We have a 4 yr old Felix. I haven't had a single comment about cats or cat food

(But it did put me off using tabitha for No2)

AButterflyLightsBesideUs Tue 18-Oct-16 09:34:39

grin at not using Tabitha. This is the last baby so no further names to consider. Had this one been a girl though I would have been making a case for Cleo, which according to DH is a cat name too.

I'm glad to see Felix is generally considered a nice name. I think it's the one, but it's a bit "braver" than the others and that was giving me cold feet.

Felix William is what we are thinking at the moment.

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