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Would it be really awful to call him Robin?

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throughgrittedteeth Sat 24-Dec-16 08:05:47

DS is due in May, so still plenty of time to choose but the only name we both see to love is Robin.
Now there is of course nothing wrong with that name - it's lovely - but (as I've mentioned this before on here) DP's surname is Hood. Now DS will have some combination of both out surnames but ultimately he will have Hood in there. So my question is, is it setting him up for trouble calling him Robin? And if so what else can we call him??

DeepanKrispanEven Sat 24-Dec-16 08:08:13

Sorry, but no name involving Robin Hood is going to go well.

TheMortificadosDragon Sat 24-Dec-16 08:08:30

Call him Robert and use Robin as a family nickname.

InTheDessert Sat 24-Dec-16 08:13:52

It's a lovely name, but a no goer with that surname. Sorry. Even if hood was a middle name, it would only take one person to spot it, and would never be forgotten..
can't make the link with most of these, but anything here that takes your fancy?

KingJoffreysRestingCuntface Sat 24-Dec-16 08:15:20

It's fine.

I know a Luke Sky Walker...

originalmavis Sat 24-Dec-16 08:21:37

I know a few (Scotland). Never thought of Robin Hood!

Evergreen17 Sat 24-Dec-16 08:30:47

I would say no
Robin is one of my picked names and even though our surname is nothing close to Hood I have been worried that people will go oh Robin like Robin Hood.
confused Now I am thinking maybe you are joking blush

JennyOnAPlate Sat 24-Dec-16 08:33:36

No, you can't call him robin.

SilenceOfThePrams Sat 24-Dec-16 08:33:37

Hyphenate his last name so the hood is at the end of it, or just give him the last name which isn't Hood.

Rainatnight Sat 24-Dec-16 08:34:44

It's a really lovely name but not with Hood. Sorry.

addstudentdinners2 Sat 24-Dec-16 08:34:46

Haha no you definitely can't call him Robin Hood - the poor boy's life will be a misery.

Manumission Sat 24-Dec-16 08:34:48

Can't you mesh surnames? smile

addstudentdinners2 Sat 24-Dec-16 08:35:13

Even with a double barrelled surname it would sound ridiculous

Cosmicglitterpug Sat 24-Dec-16 08:36:56

My dad is. Robert with the middle name Hood (Scottish). Will the Hood be completely middle? Or will be Robin Smith Hood?

IHeartKingThistle Sat 24-Dec-16 08:37:41

I taught someone with a double-barrelled first name, one of which was Indiana, and a double-barrelled surname, one of which was Jones. It was still funny, sorry.

Friolero Sat 24-Dec-16 08:37:58

No, I'm sorry, you'd be setting him up to be teased.

NavyandWhite Sat 24-Dec-16 08:38:10

Ha ha nice one OP.

addstudentdinners2 Sat 24-Dec-16 08:38:25

Yes but cosmic "Robert" isn't the same as "Robin"

ThatsWotSheSaid Sat 24-Dec-16 08:40:22

No you can't sorry. I knew someone with a name like that and whenever he signed up to a gym or anything he would be accused of winding them up.

RubyWinterstorm Sat 24-Dec-16 08:40:59

Please don't!

Cosmicglitterpug Sat 24-Dec-16 08:42:51

I know that add. I was just saying. My unintentional full stop after is made the sentence read incorrectly.

He got called Robin as a boy a bit and I don't think it was thought of as that odd.

I think if the Hood disappears into the middle names you could get away with it.

CleverQuacks Sat 24-Dec-16 08:43:00

My youngest is called Robin so obviously I love the name! I don't think I would have picked it if my surname was hood though, sorry.

dylexicdementor11 Sat 24-Dec-16 08:43:13

I know a Robin Banks. His parents never thought the name would be an issue.

BayaGoji Sat 24-Dec-16 10:07:51

Is it setting him up for trouble calling him Robin?

Yes, very much so.

And if so what else can we call him?

Any one of the thousands of other names in existence that wouldn't have people laughing at him for his whole life?

buttercup54321 Sat 24-Dec-16 10:17:43

Yes really awful. Do you really want your son to be teased? Ryan? Robert (though would still be Rob Hood so not much better), Rodney? Ronan,or Ronnie?

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