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Bertie or Oscar?????

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rosedevine Mon 02-Jan-17 19:12:02

My boyfriend and I just can't choose between the names Bertie and Oscar for our baby boy! Help!!!

GeillisTheWitch Mon 02-Jan-17 19:12:26


mumgointhroughtorture Mon 02-Jan-17 19:13:29


Grindelwaldswand Mon 02-Jan-17 19:14:41

I love Bertie or Oscar I'd choose Bertie as the everyday NN but put William on the BC

MoreBushThanMoss Mon 02-Jan-17 19:14:58

I have a Bertie- but he's registered as Albert. I wouldn't have Bertie as a "proper" name- but we love it as an everyday name for our DS

DarkestBeforeDawn Mon 02-Jan-17 19:16:16

Bertie without question - love it!

SuburbanRhonda Mon 02-Jan-17 19:18:23

Since when was Bertie a nickname for William? confused

Ohyesiam Mon 02-Jan-17 19:19:00

Bertie is a nick name to me( a nice one) he might appreciate a full name when he goes to a job interview etc.

JiltedJohnsJulie Mon 02-Jan-17 19:23:00

Bertie everytime. I'd use Albert as a full name though but then it's not my baby smile

TheCompanyOfCats Mon 02-Jan-17 19:31:31

Oscar. I hate Bertie, sorry grin

TheCompanyOfCats Mon 02-Jan-17 19:35:57

Sorry, that was a bit abrupt, my partner was shouting me for something.

Bertie/ Albert is one of those old man names and i'm getting a bit tired of them. I also had a friend with a Bertie who couldn't stop posting statuses about his bowel movements and it sort of put me off the name.

I love, love LOVE Oscar though. So classy.

Jooni Mon 02-Jan-17 19:39:23

Oscar is lovely.

Raines100 Mon 02-Jan-17 19:42:31

Oscar. Bertie is not my cup of tea at all.

BossWitch Mon 02-Jan-17 19:43:05

Definitely not Bertie! I know one, he's a horrible little brat. I also think that the old man baby names trend is wearing a bit thin.

If you do go with Bertie, make sure he has a proper full name on his birth certificate to use as an adult on CVs etc (and possibly a very plain, 'boring' middle name that he can swap to in future if needed!)

Hoppinggreen Mon 02-Jan-17 19:43:29

Love them
I have both an oscar and a Bertie (one is the dog )

NameChange30 Mon 02-Jan-17 19:44:48

There are SO many babies called Albert (Albie or Bertie) atm. I'm not a fan.

Sophronia Mon 02-Jan-17 19:45:21

Bertie if short for Albert, otherwise Oscar

Ilovecaindingle Mon 02-Jan-17 19:46:46

Currently fostering a dog called Oscar.
Tho he cries all the time so maybe appropriate?

CleverQuacks Mon 02-Jan-17 19:47:57

I like Bertie but agree it's more of a nickname, maybe go for a more formal name on the birth certificate

tinytoucan Mon 02-Jan-17 19:49:03

I like Bertie as short for Robert rather than Albert. Oscar is nice but it's one of those names you hear a lot, if that bothers you.

BuntyFigglesworthSpiffington Mon 02-Jan-17 19:52:02

Bertie IS Bertie Wooster to me. And fond as I am of him I just couldn't give that name to a baby.

1horatio Mon 02-Jan-17 20:26:56

Bertie is a lovely nickname. Oscar is nice.

I personally would choose Albert or Bertram nn Bertie. Or maybe Gilbert? Robert?

reuset Tue 03-Jan-17 01:30:20

Did we find out how/why Bertie was a nick name for William? grin I'd be guessing if he was really a Bertram (as in Wooster) or an Albert if introduced to a Bertie

I prefer Oscar, though it's very popular, popular but nice. I don't like it shortened though

You could have Osbert, a combination of both. No, forget that, actually not a good idea...

Pluto30 Tue 03-Jan-17 07:25:32


Bertie is pretty awful, but it's okay as a nickname for Robert. I don't like Albert at all, and Bertram is a name few could pull off.

Colabottle10 Tue 03-Jan-17 07:30:57

We have a Bertie, full name Hubert.

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