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Bear, Everest, Forrest or River?

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LouiseJ88 Fri 04-Nov-16 18:57:39

Our little boy is nameless. We have to register him soon! I feel really sorry for him grin poor little guy does need a name! We just can't pick (absolutely love them all!) which is your favourite???

LuckySantangelo1 Fri 04-Nov-16 19:00:28

I think if you are considering forest then I'd spell it properly, otherwise he's got a lifetime of correcting people.

My favourites are bear & river.

HappyCamel Fri 04-Nov-16 19:01:50

Everest is a popular female character in Paw Patrol, in case that hasn't crossed you radar yet.

GetAHaircutCarl Fri 04-Nov-16 19:02:00

I recently met someone called Bear who is a composer!

prettywhiteguitar Fri 04-Nov-16 19:03:43

Fan of Forest and Bear.

VivienneWestwoodsKnickers Fri 04-Nov-16 19:05:42


milkshakeandmonstermunch Fri 04-Nov-16 19:06:17

Oh I like Forrest! lucky I think the name has two Rs...a bit like the name Scarlett having two Ts.

Everest I'd associate with the girl dog in Paw Patrol now so too feminine.

RiverTam Fri 04-Nov-16 19:06:39


The only Forrest I've heard of is Forrest Whitakker and he spells it like that, so it looks right to me as a name.

LouiseJ88 Fri 04-Nov-16 19:07:12

Well, Forrest is the name spelling. However, Forest is also lovely.

TheChineseChicken Fri 04-Nov-16 19:08:18


LouiseJ88 Fri 04-Nov-16 19:08:19

Vivienne - what's that face for? hmm

Sugarpiehoneyeye Fri 04-Nov-16 19:09:18

Forrest or Bear.

LouiseJ88 Fri 04-Nov-16 19:10:33

We like Leo, but it's too popular!

Musicinthe00ssucks Fri 04-Nov-16 19:10:46

Sorry but Forrest is going to be associated with Forrest Gump. River is just about tolerable

plimsolls Fri 04-Nov-16 19:11:22

Forrest or River. Agree "rr" for name-Forrest rather than tree-Forest. I like River a lot.

Bear is sweet but I tend to assume it's a baby-nickname for Edward/Teddy.

I would have said Everest is my favourite until I read the comments about it being a female character in Paw Patrol. I assume Paw Patrol is very popular with older children? (My baby is tiny so I don't yet have the pleasure of kids TV!)

IamScarfaceClaw Fri 04-Nov-16 19:14:39

I know a suits him as an adult so certainly did as a child, I also know 2 men named Moss, a Rush, an Oak and an Onyx!

IamScarfaceClaw Fri 04-Nov-16 19:15:03

Ooh and a 'Lief'

Joinourclub Fri 04-Nov-16 19:17:08

Forrest. I like bear but just reminds me of how the kids at the school I used to teach at described everything they didn't like as 'bare long miss'.

DearMrDilkington Fri 04-Nov-16 19:19:24

Don't call him forest! He will have a lifetime of 'run forest run' grin.

I'd go for bear.

Pigeonpost Fri 04-Nov-16 19:20:21

Forrest or River for me. Bear sounds like a nickname and Everest is a bit too specific (mountain or uPVC windows...) for me.

Penguina Fri 04-Nov-16 19:20:53

Are you a family of explorers?

Bummymummy77 Fri 04-Nov-16 19:21:39

Forrest is the correct way of spelling it in the states.

Having said that, I know 5 Forests and 7 Forrests. It's hugely popular here.

Bummymummy77 Fri 04-Nov-16 19:22:59

I LOVE River.

And if people are going to make unkind comments why don't they make them in their heads only?

VixenLupin Fri 04-Nov-16 19:24:18

Or you could combine the names and call him Everbeariverest.

VixenLupin Fri 04-Nov-16 19:26:22

My sons nickname is Bear. It's a fantastic nn, not sure as a real name though.

I think of double glazing as well as the mountain for Everest.

Same with Forest - always think of Gump.

River is fine, it's a known name.

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