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Connotations when you hear the name Blake

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HingleMcCringleberry Fri 28-Oct-16 12:59:47

DW and I are having an enjoyable struggle naming our DS2 (due December, so there's time yet!)

We have a difference of opinion on Blake. I'd be interested for people's input on what associations you have with the name: positive, negative, indifferent etc.

Naturally you will suggest alternatives. Those would be very welcome too.

bastedyoungturkey Fri 28-Oct-16 13:00:37

Reminds me of that lad who used to be in Home and Away. Neautral connotations though- certainly not negative.

MrsSpenserGregson Fri 28-Oct-16 13:01:54

Reminds me of Blake Carrington in Dynasty (and also the chap in Home & Away)

It has a good strong sound to it, I think smile

GrumpyOldBag Fri 28-Oct-16 13:03:46

1. Naff
2. Amy Winehouse's controlling boyfriend

bluecashmere Fri 28-Oct-16 13:05:11

Dynasty and Blake's 7 <shows age>

tygr Fri 28-Oct-16 13:05:59

Makes me think of Blake Fielder Civil, Amy Winehouse's exH, so negative connotations as far as he's concerned but one person doesn't own a name.

LuckySantangelo1 Fri 28-Oct-16 13:06:42

The 90's
Hugely popular in the states.
Amy winehouse's shambolic ex.

Itisnotwhatyouknow Fri 28-Oct-16 13:07:11

Blake's 7. I like the name.

Sativa Fri 28-Oct-16 13:07:38

Blake 7 here too
But it's ok as a name. At least it's not yet another Thomas/Sam/Oliver.....etc

EdithWeston Fri 28-Oct-16 13:07:56

Blake's 7

Blake Edwards (director, but mainly famous for being Julie Andrews' husband)

FrancisCrawford Fri 28-Oct-16 13:08:19

Blake Carrington
Blakes 7

EdithWeston Fri 28-Oct-16 13:09:09

And for an alternative, how about Blaise?

(or Quentin, or Edward)

MartinRohdesBellybuttonFluff Fri 28-Oct-16 13:09:41

First thought was Blake's 7. Cool thlgrin

user1477427207 Fri 28-Oct-16 13:10:10

Blakes 7 (not even sure what it is, just word association)

Blakey from 'on the buses'

Blakeys for your shoes

(the last two definitely showing extreme age)

ElspethFlashman Fri 28-Oct-16 13:10:19


<Is ancient>

Its not my favourite but I think it's fairly unobjectionable.

HingleMcCringleberry Fri 28-Oct-16 13:11:33

Good stuff folks, thank you.
Blake Edwards! I'd forgotten about him.
I have never seen Blake's 7, but understand it's classic sci-fi.

DS1 is called Logan. Therefore Logan's Run & Blake's 7...!?

MaximumVolume Fri 28-Oct-16 13:13:20

It sounds like an Australian/ American/ Canadian's name, so a bit exotic! Goes well with Logan.

Helpisathand13 Fri 28-Oct-16 13:14:49

Blake Carrington from Dynasty was my first thought. Quickly followed by Blake's 7. Either way I like the name. Funny to pick a Logan and a Blake are you secret Sci fi fans? Both lovely names.

MrsToddsShortcut Fri 28-Oct-16 13:16:41

Blake Carrington here too. And weirdly, (and I'm not sure why) it makes me think of cigars.

HingleMcCringleberry Fri 28-Oct-16 13:20:16

In truth the Logan was intended to be a sort of Scottish sounding name (secondarily a character from the X-Men films, so not exactly sci-fi, but sci-fi adjacent). In our opinion Logan is a bit of a 'cool' name, and therefore, per Sativa upthread, a Thomas or Oliver, lovely as they are as names, don't go quite so well as something mildly exotic.

We've been having a look at a second Scottish name for DS2, but are struggling a wee bit with ones we like, so have elected to cast our net a bit wider.

lljkk Fri 28-Oct-16 13:20:58

teen friend was besotted w/ a boy called Blake.

ImSoVeryTired Fri 28-Oct-16 13:23:08

I'm not awfully fond of it (there was another thread on Blake a few days ago) but it's not terrible. I think Blake 7 too.
However as you pointed out, if you have a Logan already (love Logan's Run) I think Blake fits beautifully and follows the sci fi theme.grin

NameChange30 Fri 28-Oct-16 13:23:31

William Blake the poet
Quentin Blake the artist

Cool name. Presumably you like it and your DH isn't convinced?

Tarttlet Fri 28-Oct-16 13:24:07

I don't think it's terrible, but it does make me think of flake/flaky!

pennycarbonara Fri 28-Oct-16 13:24:47

William (poet)
Some lad who was in Neighbours. (Probably irrelevant to anyone under about 35)

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