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user1483530184 Wed 04-Jan-17 12:24:34

What do people think of Mickey for a boy?
Its my fav name at the moment but worried it sounds like a bit of a naughty boy name or a bit rough around the edges?!
What do you think of the name?

EliCon Wed 04-Jan-17 12:33:00

I don't get such association, though I think Mickey is a bit ... too soft for a boy. At some point, he will grow up and the name will just remain a bit too childish. Can always name him Michael and call him Mickey as nickname.

NavyandWhite Wed 04-Jan-17 13:31:56

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sonlypuppyfat Wed 04-Jan-17 13:35:51

Michael is a wonderful name, it means " who is like god" who wouldn't want to be called that , but Mickey is a mouse

CatRash Wed 04-Jan-17 13:38:05

Mickey makes me think Mickey Mouse too I'm afraid. I agree with Navy that Mikey is nicer.

wigglesrock Wed 04-Jan-17 13:42:48

I think of Mickey as a slang for penis rather than Mickey Mouse.

I love the name Michael, it was very popular when I was growing up and it runs the whole way through my husbands family but I don't like any of its shortenings - most I know don't shorten it at all.

Sophronia Wed 04-Jan-17 13:50:54

I prefer Michael with Mickey for short.

sonlypuppyfat Wed 04-Jan-17 14:01:18

Slang for a penis?! Wtf

maitaimojito Wed 04-Jan-17 14:05:25

I think of Mickey Maguire from Shameless or Mickey Mouse I'm afraid.

I really like Michael but not keen on the shortenings.

TheOptimisticButtercunt Wed 04-Jan-17 14:21:23

Oh Mickey what a pity you don't understand...

TheCompanyOfCats Wed 04-Jan-17 14:29:42

Mickey is a bit rough around the edges to me. Michael would give you more options.

Aquamarine1029 Wed 04-Jan-17 14:49:21

IMO, Mickey is a very weak name for a boy. It would be hard to take a grown man seriously with that name. I have a friend who's given name is Rickey and he absolutely HATES it. He never uses it unless required and goes by Rick.

Vanillamanilla1 Wed 04-Jan-17 14:53:56

I like it

BikeRunSki Wed 04-Jan-17 14:54:04

My dad was a Michael always known as Mickey. To be honest, it does not hold much authority or credibility as a "grown up" name. I think the mouse has spoilt it a little, as I know several adult Jamies.

But Michael gives you lots of options, with Mickey as a childhood abbreviation. Mick, Mike etc can evolve (DM called DDad Miguel a lot, although not at all Spanish!)

PotteringAlong Wed 04-Jan-17 14:55:08

Michael, lovely.

Mickey = mouse, or a penis, or a lifetime of people singing "hey mickey you're so fine, you're so fine you blow my mind" at you.

Stick with Michael.

LovelyBaubles Wed 04-Jan-17 14:56:44

Oh Mickey, you're so fine you're so fine you blow my mind,
hey Mickey, hey Mickey

Ilovenannyplum Wed 04-Jan-17 15:10:48


It's bad. Sorry blush

MapMyMum Wed 04-Jan-17 15:14:19

In Ireland a Mickey is a the Mickey Mouse tinsel sold at Christmas made great jokes "Mickey tinsel".... so personally Id go for something else but of course that probably wont have any affect on your ds unless you move here

hollyisalovelyname Wed 04-Jan-17 15:25:37

I'm with Wigglesrock.
It's slang for penis in Ireland.

SausageSoda Wed 04-Jan-17 15:59:55

It's slang for penis where I'm from. Mikey is better as a nn for Michael rather than Mickey imo.

reuset Wed 04-Jan-17 17:20:10

I also have the Irish connection, so definitely not. Even that aside it's not the best name for a human

DorotheaBeale Wed 04-Jan-17 17:24:14

Call him Michael, and let him choose what nickname he wants, if any, when he's old enough.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Wed 04-Jan-17 17:30:51

Michael is a great name, Mickey or Mikey for a nick name.

MitzyLeFrouf Wed 04-Jan-17 17:38:34

I think of a penis too.

Michael is great though.

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