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What are your opinions on the name Michael?

(70 Posts)
JapaneseBlossomTree Thu 12-Jan-17 01:47:04

I'm so unsure. I think I love it? Sister is Violet - it doesn't really 'go', does it?

What are your opinions? smile

babyinthacorner Thu 12-Jan-17 02:07:46

Love it, would have loved to use for DS but too many Michaels in our families already 😞

KingJoffreysRestingCuntface Thu 12-Jan-17 02:16:00

I like it. Classic and underused.

Do siblings names need to 'go'?

Flippingecktucker Thu 12-Jan-17 03:21:13

Dull I'm afraid.

NoncommittalToSparkleMotion Thu 12-Jan-17 03:22:27

Underused! I say go for it.

KoalaDownUnder Thu 12-Jan-17 03:34:27

Boring. Sorry.

Pemba Thu 12-Jan-17 03:47:05

Nice. Classic. Better than a lot of the names that have been popular in recent years, why not go for it?

Izzyathome Thu 12-Jan-17 04:38:16

Sorry but dislike it. Feels like a middle aged mans name. Also my DH's name and a number of my friends' dads!! Love em all but it's just a dated name now, especially the nn Mike.

SeashellHoarder Thu 12-Jan-17 06:49:28

I like it. There are good nicknames for a child and it's a great name for an adult.

Mol1628 Thu 12-Jan-17 06:52:12

I like it. Underused classic. Maybe it's coming back because I know someone who just had a baby they've named Michael.

Staranise123 Thu 12-Jan-17 06:52:36

Nice, classic and a refreshing alternative to all the Alfies, Ollies and Harrys.

I act know a little Michael.

Lobelia123 Thu 12-Jan-17 07:09:53

i think its a beautiful name (in fact its my sons name smile ) I liked it because its a strong, classic name that wont date or come in and out of fashion and also has a beautiful meaning ('God-like' which appealed to me, looking at my beautiful baby with his whole life unshaped and with so much potential before him, as corney as it sounds the divine and wonderful nature of life was very real to me) . If you of the Jewish or Christian faith Michael is also one of the seven archangels so theres a nice association there. I worried initially it would be shortened to Mike or Micky or similar but somehow hes a Michael and that has stuck.

crabb Thu 12-Jan-17 07:15:52

My DH's name so I love it. But he's 57, so maybe a bit soon for a revival? It is a classic name though.

MollyHuaCha Thu 12-Jan-17 07:17:24

Lovely Go for it!

dalmatianmad Thu 12-Jan-17 07:20:35

Genuinely dislike this name, I know of a 13 year old old Michael and he's awful, family aren't much better....

My dp is also called Michael but goes by his middle name (and has since he was a teenager) because he thinks it's so hideous grin

ChickenPoop Thu 12-Jan-17 07:22:26

Dated one who was an immeasurable knobber, so I don't like it. Wasn't a huge fan of it before either though to be fair. I don't like Mike as a NN either.

I knew a Mikey once, which is even worse.

WaitrosePigeon Thu 12-Jan-17 07:23:32

Oh god it's so dull.

AuntieStella Thu 12-Jan-17 07:24:26

I've only ever come across one who is my DC's age (loads in my generation).

It's my second favourite angel name, and I think it works well.

dalmatianmad Thu 12-Jan-17 07:34:53

I think you need to think about what it will get shortened too aswell:

Mike (magic mike)

Mick (wrong on so many levels)

Mike or mikey (urgh)

Staranise123 Thu 12-Jan-17 09:20:42

Why would you shorten Michael? It's so easy to say and sounds great.

TheNaze73 Thu 12-Jan-17 09:22:09

It's in the Graham, Neil, Keith & Clive envelope for me. Very dull

harrietm87 Thu 12-Jan-17 09:23:27

Lovely name. I've known lots of Michaels and they've all been lovely. Underused now so won't be common but everyone will be able to spell and pronounce.

millymae Thu 12-Jan-17 09:53:34

Another yes for a Michael too.

Wasn't there a thread yesterday about the name Spike? I went to school with a Spike and grew up thinking that was his real name as that was what everone called him, including the teachers. It was only when he got married that I discovered his real name was Michael and that he had been known as Spike because his parents didn't like Michael being abbreviated to Mike.

MarmiteDoesYouGood Thu 12-Jan-17 10:04:49

For me it's one of the classic/traditional names that ISN'T just urgh. Along with Alexander.

It's a strong name.

PostTruthEra Thu 12-Jan-17 10:12:06

I love it. It's a proper name, that's not overused and all the Michaels I've known have been lovely (and all bar one have been Michaels, not Mike. One was a Mick).

I seriously considered the names Michael and Matthew, but went with Samuel.

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