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Pip Henry or Sidney Thomas?

(42 Posts)
RaRa25 Thu 02-Feb-17 14:03:03

That's it really, which name do you prefer?
Really been struggling with boys names but I have always loved Pip, I know most people will not like it though.
Pip Henry Rae
Sidney Thomas Rae

buckyou Thu 02-Feb-17 14:07:28

I love the name pip. I used to have a pony called it, spent ages trying to think of a name I liked for a girl that could have a NN pip. But I'm having a boy.

Anyway I like then both but think they are both a bit girlie??

fleurdelacourt Thu 02-Feb-17 14:15:14

Pip is sweet for a little boy - but he might now like it when he's older?

Dickens's Pip was Philip - would give him some choices when he was older?

Raines100 Thu 02-Feb-17 14:29:14

Don't like Sidney. It's an old man's name.

Pip is great, but I'd put Philip on the BC. Pip feels more 'nickname-y' than Tom or Joe somehow, and there's the 'pipsqueak' thing. That wouldn't put me off the name, but I would want him to have the option of the full version at secondary school and beyond.

Thomas and Henry are both lovely.

Rae- have seen this spelling used more commonly for girls, although I believe it is unisex. Is it a family name?

ThaliaLuxurySpa Thu 02-Feb-17 14:43:57

Ooh, I do like Pip for a boy! So my vote's for Pip Henry Rae.

I know a 9 yr old Phineas, whose NN is always Pip...he's never Finn (Phin?).

His parents wanted to give him the option of a more formal BC name, but disliked Phillip. So perhaps that might be an alternative for you?

RaRa25 Thu 02-Feb-17 15:41:00

Raines Rae is our surname. I wouldn't normally put my surname on here but as it is very short, lots of names don't go with it. I wanted people to see the full flow of the whole name to see if it goes.

Yes I know what you mean about using a Phillip on the birth certificate but I really don't like it.
Thalia Phineas (great name) my nephew is Finlay, so a bit too close I think and he gets that as a NN!
Fleur my inspiration for the name Pip is from Great Expectations and fell in love with the name.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Thu 02-Feb-17 15:42:23

Love Pip.

Strongly dislike Sidney.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Thu 02-Feb-17 15:46:53

Although after seeing your last post I think Pip Rae is too short a name. It needs more syllables imo.,

MrsEricBana Thu 02-Feb-17 15:53:36

I tend to agree that Pip Rae or Sid Rae just too brief. Agree needs more syllables e.g. Charlie Rae.

KlingybunFistelvase Thu 02-Feb-17 15:54:39

Pip Rae is a bit short maybe. How about Phillip as pp suggested? It is a bit more grown up as well which is nice if he decides he doesn't like Pip (I do, but imagine it could be a little harder to pull off as an adult maybe).

I do like Sidney too though.

Pipilangstrumpf Thu 02-Feb-17 16:24:03

I much prefer Sidney, great classic strong name! Nickname Sid is so cool.

I don't like Pip at all, sorry, it sounds like Pippi (wee in many languages) or an apple pip... basically a silly sounding name imo. How about Philip?

Sugarpiehoneyeye Thu 02-Feb-17 16:35:02

How about Perigrine Henry Rae (Pip).

harderandharder2breathe Thu 02-Feb-17 16:58:12

Philip Henry Rae

Sophronia Thu 02-Feb-17 17:52:52

I only like Pip if short for Philip, so Sidney gets my vote.

Jooni Thu 02-Feb-17 17:54:44

I love Pip! I'm a fan of nicknamey names and it's on the cutesy side even for me, but I do really like it. How about Pippin or Peregrin(e) as a long form if you wanted one for the BC?

Idratherhaveacupoftea Thu 02-Feb-17 18:00:06

Yes it's cute for a small boy, but awful for a grown man. My cousin was a Philip, Pip when he was small. But asked to be Phil as he got to be a teenager as he thought it was far too young for him. Also Pip Rae, kids will probably call him Pip, Pip, HooRae

RaRa25 Thu 02-Feb-17 18:20:47

Pip, pip, HooRae!!! Didn't think of that confused
Back to the drawing board...
anyone have any suggestions which will go with Rae??

Sugarpiehoneyeye Thu 02-Feb-17 19:17:29

Thomas Henry Rae is very nice.

ScarletSienna Thu 02-Feb-17 19:57:42

Thomas Henry Rae is really nice, I agree!

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GreatScot8 Thu 02-Feb-17 20:45:11

Sidney Thomas.

I love Sid.

Pip is odd for a man, IMO. I've only heard it for women (short for Philippa or Pippa). Pip Rae is too short too, as a full name.

GreatScot8 Thu 02-Feb-17 20:45:41

What about Stanley? It seems to line up well with the style of your two choices.

Raines100 Thu 02-Feb-17 21:30:50

Rae is our surname.

Oh. Yeah, well I'd keep that one, then blush

crapfatbanana Thu 02-Feb-17 21:52:30

I actually quite like both, but they don't go great with your surname.
These both work (for me):
Henry Rae
Thomas Rae

Maybe they aren't as cool or uncommon as Pip or Sidney though.
Other random suggestions:

Perran or Piran Rae
Otis Rae
Stefan Rae
Finlay Rae
Simon Rae

NoncommittalToSparkleMotion Thu 02-Feb-17 21:58:30

Sidney Thomas Are sounds badass

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