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Ben or Felix?

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Penguin13 Wed 15-Mar-17 17:47:09

DC2 due imminently and thought we had decided on Ben as our option if it's a boy but in the process of finding a middle name Felix came up as a possible first name. I really like the name and meaning (lucky) and was worried Ben was too common a name but a bit wary that he would sound like a cat! Also DD has a name beginning F and wondering if it would sound a bit much a la 'topsy and tim' especially since our surname also begins with F!

ILikeSalmon Wed 15-Mar-17 18:06:21

Ben is a lovely name

Felix is definetly for cats only

Pancaker Wed 15-Mar-17 18:07:36

Felix definitely. Ben is very overused.

ItShouldHaveBeenJingleJess Wed 15-Mar-17 18:09:43

I love Ben. Yes it's more common than Felix but I always think of it as a lovely, friendly name.

10Betty10 Wed 15-Mar-17 18:10:31

Felix. Would be on my list but DP vetoed hmm

Lilaclily Wed 15-Mar-17 18:10:31

Agree with I like salmon
I only know one Ben

Know two Felix and reminds me of cat advert

Pancaker Wed 15-Mar-17 18:12:30

Felix the Cat is a classic old cartoon, so what's not to like?

ThroughThickAndThin01 Wed 15-Mar-17 18:12:47


Sophronia Wed 15-Mar-17 18:22:59

I prefer Ben

DramaAlpaca Wed 15-Mar-17 19:05:49

I much prefer Ben.

Pencilvester Wed 15-Mar-17 19:08:18

Felix! Ben is a bit dull.

pilates Wed 15-Mar-17 19:08:41

Ben, really dislike Felix

Cosmicglitterpug Wed 15-Mar-17 19:09:23


KoolKoala07 Wed 15-Mar-17 19:12:22

Love ben. Felix is a cats name.

Daffydil Wed 15-Mar-17 19:12:33

As long as your DD isn't felicity then I'd go with felix.

(Well, I did go with felix grin )

Yogagirl123 Wed 15-Mar-17 19:15:41

I think Felix is lovely.

fanniboz Wed 15-Mar-17 19:17:00

Ben. You're having a baby, not a cat

hoddtastic Wed 15-Mar-17 19:22:32

never understood the attraction of felix, think it's really faddy.

Winifredgoose Wed 15-Mar-17 19:24:57


YogaAndRum Wed 15-Mar-17 19:30:09

Felix! All the way.

All the Ben's I've ever known have put me off the name. They're always er...a bit rough. Probably a regional thing and just my perception.

n0ne Wed 15-Mar-17 19:33:16

Love Felix

Purplebluebird Wed 15-Mar-17 19:34:01


Cosmicglitterpug Wed 15-Mar-17 20:22:26

I have never encountered a cat called Felix. However, I have met at least two labradors called Ben. Just saying.

Macaroni22 Wed 15-Mar-17 20:27:51

Felix! Love it smile

Mumzypopz Wed 15-Mar-17 20:37:26

So you would name him after a box of cat food?

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