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(46 Posts)
DSon Tue 24-Jan-17 15:57:50

Opinions on Bruce?

everdene Tue 24-Jan-17 16:34:36

I'm a Springsteen fan but I would probably go for it as a middle name for my own baby.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Tue 24-Jan-17 17:37:23

Cool !

AuntieStella Tue 24-Jan-17 17:40:02

Very Aussie (I hope you don't already have a Sheila)

Or Forsythe, but he's legend in his way

ChocoChou Tue 24-Jan-17 17:53:56

Not to my taste...

mrssmith79 Tue 24-Jan-17 17:58:17

I like it. It's more a man's name than a baby name iyswim but let's face it, he'll be a man for an awful lot longer than he'll be a baby grin

Ilovecaindingle Tue 24-Jan-17 17:58:47

Bogtrotter - currently watching Matilda.
Love Bruce Springsteen tho so def!!

electrasy Tue 24-Jan-17 18:44:57

I think it sounds Scottish rather than Aussie. Not sure I would use it, but seen much worse on here. Easy to say and spell which is always good.

Heratnumber7 Tue 24-Jan-17 18:49:27

He will have a lifetime of people wishing him G'day. Would be very irksome.

CaptinMuma Tue 24-Jan-17 18:50:07

Im all for super hero's names wink (hulk and batman shock )

LadyMaryofDownt0n Tue 24-Jan-17 18:51:44

God where did that come from? It's an odd choice.

BastardBernie Tue 24-Jan-17 18:52:41

For a French mastiff imo

ClaryIsTheBest Tue 24-Jan-17 19:13:15

Caitlyn Jenner

Jiffybag Tue 24-Jan-17 19:30:39

Aussie or middle-aged. Not my cup of tea.

BuntyFigglesworthSpiffington Tue 24-Jan-17 20:25:05

Bruce, throw a shrimp on the barbie you flamin' gallah!

CaoNiMa Tue 24-Jan-17 21:49:51

Reminds me of Bruce Patman from Sweet Valley High - the rich jock!

Joeybee Tue 24-Jan-17 22:13:42

I really like Bruce. It's a bit of an old-man name, but I think it works well on a baby, in-fact I think it's really cute, and will grow with the child. Only thing is that there aren't any nicknames for it.

Raines100 Wed 25-Jan-17 06:19:48


Kirstyinnorway Wed 25-Jan-17 06:23:58

Wayne/Springsteen/Forsythe/Willis... nope, sorry - too many celebrity connotations for me!

littlejeopardy Wed 25-Jan-17 06:28:58

Never considered it before but I really like it! It's rare without sounding like a made up name. I think it'd be cute on a little baby boy!

TronaldDump Wed 25-Jan-17 06:42:28

I suggested Bruce and DH shot me down. I liked Arnold too. I think they're quite forward thinking names and don't fit with the current 'Granny chic' trend for Mabels and Alberts etc. Give it 10 years and people will be more open to names like this. Right now I think it's really cool!

ItsNiceItsDifferentItsUnusual Wed 25-Jan-17 07:08:42

I'm not keen at all, sorry!

I do think what tronald says is v interesting though, about where the next wave of baby names will go (and I speak as an adopter of the popular granny chic)

megletthesecond Wed 25-Jan-17 07:13:03

I like it. A baby will grow into it.

Teaholic Wed 25-Jan-17 07:15:51

I love it, really cool. I like names like Mabel and Hazel and Edith so why not.

I like Arnaud too.

blueskyinmarch Wed 25-Jan-17 07:21:51

I like it but i live in Scotland where it is a fairly common name. I have a lovely uncle and a cousin both called Bruce. I don’t associate it with Australia at all.

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