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Jonty or Monty?

(46 Posts)
TheLibrarian2014 Sat 21-Jan-17 18:16:56

Leaning towards Jonty as it works a bit better with other initials in the family (too many Mr M. Surname if we go for Monty) but still struggling to decide.

Would want it to be Jonty or Monty on the birth certificate too, not just a nn.

Honest opinions please! Due any day and really need to decide.

Middle name suggestions also welcome...

Heathen4Hire Sat 21-Jan-17 18:30:17

Neither. Sorry!

But are these names traditional in your family. What does your family think of your choices?

YoScienceBitch Sat 21-Jan-17 18:33:39

Oooh I really like both.

declansyellowsocks Sat 21-Jan-17 18:39:07

They're both cute but I only like them as nicknames, sorry (Jonty as a nn for Jonathan, especially).

Jooni Sat 21-Jan-17 18:45:35

I like them as full names. Nothing wrong with putting either of them on the BC I don't think.

Personally, I prefer Monty. Jonty is more unusual though and sound very... er, jaunty.

EssentialHummus Sat 21-Jan-17 18:47:23

Neither, sorry.

redcaryellowcar Sat 21-Jan-17 18:48:34

I like both, I prefer Monty.

Sparklingbrook Sat 21-Jan-17 18:48:50

Neither. Geri Halliwell has just named her new baby 'Montague' and Monty for short.

Monty is more of a pet's name IMO.

scardeyy Sat 21-Jan-17 18:48:55


Parisbanana Sat 21-Jan-17 18:49:17

Monty sounds more fun, a bit along the lines of Woody.
Jonty sounds a bit posh.
I like both but prefer Monty.

flumpybear Sat 21-Jan-17 18:50:15

I like both but only know dogs called Monty ... plus I'd rather use a longer name then shorten

EmmaC78 Sat 21-Jan-17 18:52:07

I really like the name Jonathon so I would use that and then use Jonty as a nn.

DoloresVanCartier Sat 21-Jan-17 19:50:53

Neither, sorry

smilingsarahb Sat 21-Jan-17 19:54:39


greeeen Sat 21-Jan-17 20:01:35

Jonty, but I like both

HardcoreLadyType Sat 21-Jan-17 20:12:28

I dislike nicknames as names. (I'm not even keen on Jack, or Harry which have been known as names in their own right for a long time.)

But if I have to choose, I prefer Jonty. Monty makes me think of Uncle Monty from Withnail and I.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sat 21-Jan-17 20:22:05

Jonty, it's a lovely name, but I can't imagine an adult being called this.
It's usually a nick name forJonathan.
However, I like it, and much prefer it to Monty.

jenniuol Sat 21-Jan-17 20:25:56


AlwaysTeaTime Sat 21-Jan-17 20:31:45

Jonty if I have to pick one of these, but I prefer it as a nn for Jonathan which is quite an unusual name for babies now!

Pluto30 Sat 21-Jan-17 20:52:24

I know a Jonty, but it's short for Jonathan.

I prefer that to just Jonty.

missyB1 Sat 21-Jan-17 20:55:37

Jonty I know too many dogs called Monty!

throwingpebbles Sat 21-Jan-17 21:07:42

Jonathan with Jonty as a nickname. Then he has choice of either those names or Jon as he gets older.

Stonewash Sat 21-Jan-17 21:31:03

I prefer Monty. It's posh (as nickname) but sounds like someone with character.

To me, Jonty sounds a bit affected.

BertrandRussell Sat 21-Jan-17 21:33:47

Neither. You are naming an adult, not a baby or a toddler.

Mallowmarshmallow Sat 21-Jan-17 21:41:26

I like Monty as a nickname for Montgomery (or Geri Halliwell's Montague...).
However, I think it's pretty posh. I wanted it for our first son but was overruled by family and tbf we're probably not middle class enough.

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