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Opinions on Benjamin?

(23 Posts)
JohnsonsHouse Thu 26-Jan-17 17:35:36


DramaAlpaca Thu 26-Jan-17 17:36:58

I like it, it's a very nice classic name that won't date.

Pipilangstrumpf Thu 26-Jan-17 18:07:48

Benjamin is ok but Ben is very very popular these days. I think Ben is like the Steve or Andy a generation ago. Fine but a little overused and dull imo.

Sophronia Thu 26-Jan-17 18:27:26

Very nice

Garnethair Thu 26-Jan-17 18:54:11

Super name

ThroughThickAndThin01 Thu 26-Jan-17 18:55:13

Love it. But only if Ben is used.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Thu 26-Jan-17 18:56:34

I Ben, but Not Benjamin. Benny or Benjie

KERALA1 Thu 26-Jan-17 18:58:36


wineapotamus Thu 26-Jan-17 19:36:53

I know a little Benjy who is a smasher. Ben is a good grown up name. I like it!

travelmad Thu 26-Jan-17 19:40:15

I have a Benjamin and I love it. He rarely gets called Benjamin though - we call him Ben, his brother calls him Benny and more often than not he refers to himself as Benny.

NuffSaidSam Thu 26-Jan-17 19:57:57

Love it.

NavyandWhite Thu 26-Jan-17 20:12:31

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AmberNectarine Thu 26-Jan-17 20:13:42

I've got a Benjamin, but we all call him Benny.

Ingelise Thu 26-Jan-17 20:14:16

Great name.

Roomba Thu 26-Jan-17 20:18:19

Fabulous name - I've got one too smile

It's a lovely classic name that sounds great as a grown up name too. TBH DS gets called Benjamin, Benji and Ben. At the moment he prefers to be Ben, but I strongly suspect this is because it is much easier to spell and write down for a 4 year old grin.

Andcake Thu 26-Jan-17 20:21:08

Like it and never met a nasty one 😀

HerRoyalNotness Thu 26-Jan-17 20:21:28

Love it. I only know one, my DB

insan1tyscartching Thu 26-Jan-17 20:26:25

I have a Ben, he's mid twenties now and I love it. It wasn't common when ds was at school. I'm not keen on Benjamin so would probably have gone for Benedict as a longer name.

LadyMonicaBaddingham Thu 26-Jan-17 20:27:14

Ben is lovely, Benjamin is lovely, Benny makes me think of Crossroads, but I still really like it

brokenbone Thu 26-Jan-17 20:30:40

I have a Ben, he's nearly 18 and it was very rare to see other Bens when he was at school. He's just Ben as wasn't keen on Benjamin and my Nan insists on using your full name as written on the birth certificate. Saying that, when he's being a little shit I'm always yelling Benjamin at him!

maitaimojito Thu 26-Jan-17 20:32:01

I like it but I see the long version as a bit pointless as no Benjamin will go by their full name once they reach school age.

Prefer Benji to Ben as a nickname.

ohidoliketobe Thu 26-Jan-17 20:34:29

Love it. I am biased because I have my own little 2 year old Benjamin (who is called Benjamin, Ben or Benji-bum by me grin can't wait to use that when he's older and has friends or his first girlfriend round.)

We chose it because it's a classic name which we don't think dates. It will suit for any age, and we liked all the shortened versions he will undoubtedly be called whether to we liked them or not. I know of a few but it's not/ wasn't over popular in our area. He's the only one at his nursery for example.

likeacrow Fri 27-Jan-17 13:39:16

It will just become Ben. Which is a pleasant name but not particularly interesting in my opinion.

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