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Montgomery or Kenneth????

(51 Posts)
littleoysterslittleoysters Fri 10-Feb-17 22:29:49

Kenneth was my Granddad's name and I'm suddenly loving it!

SuperBeagle Fri 10-Feb-17 22:42:37

Kenneth risks being shortened to Ken... That's the only thing I don't like about it.

I do prefer Kenneth to Montgomery though. I don't like Monty/Montgomery.

VocalDuck Fri 10-Feb-17 22:46:05

I much prefer Montgomery although I know three little boys called it (nn Monty) so be prepared for th possibility that he won't be the only one at school with the name.

reuset Fri 10-Feb-17 22:50:23

Hmmm, frying pan or fire? Sorry grin

Montgomery is very grand sounding, better if you're actually the 12th Earl of Shrewsbury or similar . Monty is ok, so I'd opt for that one if forced to make a choice.

SaltySalt Fri 10-Feb-17 22:51:05

Kenny or Monty

BlahBlahBlahEtc Fri 10-Feb-17 22:53:02

Monty over ken ...

NarkyMcDinkyChops Fri 10-Feb-17 22:54:10

Neither. Your hormones have addled your mind <sorry>

buttercup54321 Fri 10-Feb-17 23:02:57

Kenneth definitely.



2017willbeawesome Fri 10-Feb-17 23:23:17

Kenneth is a great name, I love seeing these classic names coming back. Montgomery is more unusual and reminds of me of Simpsons, if your surnames is Burns ....grin

Ohyesiam Fri 10-Feb-17 23:33:50

I'm sorry, but they are dreadful. Would it be like an ironic hipster thing?

NameChange30 Fri 10-Feb-17 23:38:37

Neither, sorry!
Anything else on your list?

Sophronia Sat 11-Feb-17 00:01:17

Kenneth. Kenny would actually be quite cute on a little boy.

MommaGee Sat 11-Feb-17 00:30:34

Op its just the hormones. For theove of all that is good please pick Monty not Kenny

kua Sat 11-Feb-17 00:43:14


raviolidreaming Sat 11-Feb-17 04:28:04

Kenneth - first king of Scotland!

FriendofBill Sat 11-Feb-17 05:02:45

Kenny is a lovely NN.
Kenneth means handsome iirc.
I like it.

Montgomery not so much.

FenellaMaxwellsPony Sat 11-Feb-17 05:14:06

I'm going to add another vote for neither and waiting for your hormones to settle - sorry!

Jooni Sat 11-Feb-17 09:04:44

Not Kenneth! Sorry, I don't think it's time yet. Maybe Ken/Kenny on its own at a push.

Monty is much nicer IMO. Montgomery is a bit much but still better than Kenneth.

Did your granddad have a middle name?

kittybiscuits Sat 11-Feb-17 09:05:45

Please spare a thought for the poor child. Both are awful.

TooExtraImmatureCheddar Sat 11-Feb-17 09:06:14


Abetes Sat 11-Feb-17 09:07:27

Please don't. You'll live to regret it. My DH's middle name is Kenneth after his father and he hates it. I did ask if he wanted to continue the family tradition and give it as a middle name to our ds but he was adamant that it should be a tradition which died with him.

Ordinarily Sat 11-Feb-17 09:30:42

Montgomery. I prefer the nickname Monty to Ken.

SnowWhite33 Sat 11-Feb-17 11:24:55

Maybe as a 2nd name to honor your family

But Ken is really the worst nn incould think of

notangelinajolie Sat 11-Feb-17 11:33:18

Montgomery - horrible, pompous and pretentious. Please don't give you baby that name urggggh!

Kenneth - wouldn't have chosen it myself but it does have a kind if something about it and I understand why it appeals. Definitely go for it.

Cherryskypie Sat 11-Feb-17 11:36:18



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