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Is John-Robert 'chavvy'?

(78 Posts)
GingeryChocolatey Thu 12-Jan-17 19:14:57

sad NN Johnny? It isn't, is it?

Orangebird69 Thu 12-Jan-17 19:15:56

Not chavvy as such, just awful.

crumpet Thu 12-Jan-17 19:16:35

Would it become John-Bob? That would remind me of the Waltons.

John Robert without the hyphen is fine

Anatidae Thu 12-Jan-17 19:16:41

John. Or Robert.
Not John-Robert

ChocoChou Thu 12-Jan-17 19:17:25

Chavvy yes sorry sad

AmeliaJack Thu 12-Jan-17 19:17:59

I do not like the term Chevy and wouldn't use it. I'm. It entirely sure if the point of the hyphen though? Would you actually call him John-Robert? Like Mary-Ann?

If so <shrug> why not?

If not, drop the hyphen.

ImperialBlether Thu 12-Jan-17 19:18:12

Horrible, sorry.

BookHunter Thu 12-Jan-17 19:18:26

Jim Bob as on the Walton's...oldie here. Gnight john boy!!

2ducks2ducklings Thu 12-Jan-17 19:18:35

Not chevvy, but reminds me too much of The Waltons, 'John Boy.

Manumission Thu 12-Jan-17 19:18:46

It's a bit overkill really.

GingeryChocolatey Thu 12-Jan-17 19:19:36

Great... I think I'll be changing my son's name this week! sadgrin he is only 10 weeks, so it isn't the end of the world.

NoraDora Thu 12-Jan-17 19:20:08

Why the dash? John Robert is a nice name.

ImperialBlether Thu 12-Jan-17 19:20:50

Johnny is nice. Robert is nice. John is nice. It's the hyphen that's the problem, OP, sorry.

Manumission Thu 12-Jan-17 19:22:03

Oh dear. You already named a real live baby this? Maybe just remove the hyphen?

heymammy Thu 12-Jan-17 19:22:31

Johnny is a fabulous name but John-Robert in a oner like that is really not to my taste.

BUT...if you love it then don't change it for everyone else. Whatever name you pick there will be people who love it and people who hate it.

TheWrathFromHighAtopTheThing Thu 12-Jan-17 19:24:00

It just doesn't flow. I know a Robert-John, which works better, but it's still two pretty dull names lumped together and hyphenated.

GingeryChocolatey Thu 12-Jan-17 19:24:00

He already has a middle name, that I'd like to stick, so we would remove Robert all together. I often actually call him John-Robert, but normally Johnny. He's only 10 weeks. We will probably end up removing Robert now though!

phoebemac Thu 12-Jan-17 19:25:25

I like it! Reminds me of one of my favourite books. Maybe not hyphenated though?

www.nytimes.com/books/98/12/20/specials/murdoch-pupil.html

PhilODox Thu 12-Jan-17 19:25:41

So sorry, but John-Thomas is the first thing that came to mind.

NoraDora Thu 12-Jan-17 19:26:00

Why not give 2 middle names?

John Robert blah surname

Newtssuitcase Thu 12-Jan-17 19:27:58

It sounds very American Redneck to me I'm afraid. Not good. There is no reason you can have John Robert [next middle name] [surname] though. That's a perfectly good name with no negative connotations

Yika Thu 12-Jan-17 19:29:49

Nothing wrong with it at all! I wouldn't change it. Two timeless, strong,classic names made slightly more unusual by combining them.

crumpet Thu 12-Jan-17 19:30:45

My children each have 2 Middle names.

Manumission Thu 12-Jan-17 19:30:49

There's nothing wrong with two middle names.

squoosh Thu 12-Jan-17 19:33:39

Johnny is great. Just make John his official first name and give him two middle names. Easy peasy.

Wasn't JR Ewing from Dallas a John Robert? It makes me want to put on a Texan accent when I say it.

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