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WDYT of Courtney??

(44 Posts)
princesshaley Wed 09-Nov-16 12:03:53

As I'm going through some lists (I tend to like more "dated" and typical, boring names for Britain it seems??) I keep coming across names that I'm not entirely sure on, so I'm very sorry in advance if I end up posting again about another name ! (I think this should be my last one for now though !)

What do you think of the name Courtney?? I don't really know any, so I don't have any associations with the name - is it a good choice or is it too dated ??

If it helps, some other names I like are Bethan, Megan, Millie, Martha, Maisie, Claire, Rosie, Georgina and Kelly.

Thank you!

Awwlookatmybabyspider Wed 09-Nov-16 12:53:51

Awful, sorry. And not to be rude yo anyone but chavvy.
To give opinions on your other names.
Bethan is nice and Beth is very classy.
I love Megan but can't use it.
I usually like sweet and twee names but I can't abide Millie or Maisie. Probably because I'm tripping over them
Martha is very harsh.
I'm a Claire well Clare. I can't stand my name, but I think it would sound retro vintage and refreshing in a class room full of Islas, Lili-Mais Ruby's ect.
I don't like Rosie. Rosa Rose are beautiful and classic.
I'm not thrilled about Georgina. Georgia's nice though.
Kelly see Claire.

Sophronia Wed 09-Nov-16 12:59:43

It's a bit 90s. I prefer Bethan, Martha, Rosie and Georgina from your list.

livinglooney8 Wed 09-Nov-16 13:03:43

It's a but dated but i like it, also like Georgina from your list.

teachergirl2011 Wed 09-Nov-16 13:04:20

No its chavvy x

midsomermurderess Wed 09-Nov-16 13:04:22

I don't mind it at all.

Jojo13 Wed 09-Nov-16 13:05:55

My sister is a Courtney, she's 28 now so the name was very uncommon when it was chosen for her. Got a few raised eyebrows at the time!
It's obviously a lot more popular now, but still reasonably unusual I guess. Wouldn't really know if it was classed as a chavvy name or not really, I've always really liked it. The only thing she doesn't like about it is when it gets shortened to "Court" which happened at school mostly.
I don't know any other Courtney's, nor do I hear of it much.

Joinourclub Wed 09-Nov-16 13:06:48

Baaaaaaaad. Much worse than anything else on your list.

ByeByeLilSebastian Wed 09-Nov-16 13:07:01

I really don't like it.

I do like Meghan, Rosie and Georgina from your list though.

midsomermurderess Wed 09-Nov-16 13:08:41

Oh, do stop with 'chavvy', what an ignorant thing to say Just who do you think you are to say that about people?

CanandWill Wed 09-Nov-16 13:13:16

^ what midsomer said^

If you don't like it just say so but please don't call a name 'chavvy, trashy or trailer trash'. It is incredibly rude to the OP and insulting to others who may have that as their name or a dc with that name.

DurhamDurham Wed 09-Nov-16 13:22:02

I think it's a lovely name, equally suitable for girls and boys.

Enidblyton1 Wed 09-Nov-16 13:30:07

A few years back I would have said no to Courtney. But I actually quite like it now.
I have a horror of all the really common, twee names around at the moment. Courtney is so much cooler than being yet another Evie, Isla, Ava etc

SittingDrinkingTea Wed 09-Nov-16 13:31:50

Courtney is a bit dated and '90s, and from your list Kelly is the same but '80s. The rest are nice though, I especially like Bethan.

Chinlo Wed 09-Nov-16 13:36:43

It's a bit... Like... the name of somebody who displays brash and loutish behaviour, you know? Somebody who wears a lot of burberry print and drives a suped up vauxhall nova and drinks canned cider and wears big gold jewellery and hoop earrings and signet rings and baseball caps pointed to the sky, and stuff like that.

I can't think of a word to describe it, but that kind of person, you know?

Sugarpiehoneyeye Wed 09-Nov-16 15:55:03

I love Maisie.

TheWeeBabySeamus1 Wed 09-Nov-16 15:58:19

I like it, it's my nieces name, I've never considered it "chavvy". hmm

If you love it, then use it.

namechangedjustforthis Wed 09-Nov-16 16:02:12

My daughter is called Courtney, she hates her name, says no one would ever take her seriously with a name like that. You'd see a stripper with that name but not a lawyer :-O I however think that's daft just thought I'd let you know what she thinks of it now she's an adult (just)

EllenDegenerate Wed 09-Nov-16 20:39:02

Chinlo you think Courtney sounds like a lower working class teenager who has been teleported here from the late 1990s?

That's very specific.

Crunchymum Wed 09-Nov-16 20:43:24

Too American for me I'm afraid.

busyrascal Wed 09-Nov-16 20:45:59

Makes me think of Eastenders.

Chinlo Wed 09-Nov-16 20:48:33

Chinlo you think Courtney sounds like a lower working class teenager who has been teleported here from the late 1990s?

You mean they don't drive novas any more? shock

eyebrowsonfleek Wed 09-Nov-16 20:50:03

Kourtney Kardashian (and Courtney Love) would put me off the name Courtney.

EllenDegenerate Wed 09-Nov-16 21:07:22

I didn't even know that a nova was an actual car (was it?). I thought you were being creative with your description of a corsa/fiesta tbh.

SorenaJ Wed 09-Nov-16 21:25:30

I'm not too fond of Courtney, but love Maisie, Martha and Claire. Maybe Camilla with nn Millie?

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