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(42 Posts)
imogenlondon Tue 28-Mar-17 13:41:58

What do you think of the name Humphrey? I'm concerned it sounds a bit pompous. I also cant think of any good nicknames - any suggestions?

Stickaforkinimdone Tue 28-Mar-17 13:51:41

Good name for a cat, or maybe a daschund
Not for a human though

Matildatoldsuchdreadfullies Tue 28-Mar-17 13:53:37

'With respect, Minister' - it would always be Sir Humphrey Appleby for me.

TheShapeofYou Tue 28-Mar-17 13:53:51

Isn't he a cartoon elephant? Grim name for a boy imo. Sorry.

GuinessPunch Tue 28-Mar-17 13:54:50

Really awful

Pencilvester Tue 28-Mar-17 13:56:34

It's a great name for a horse or a hamster.

Wishiwasmoiradingle2017 Tue 28-Mar-17 13:56:51

Hump for a nn??!!

gigi556 Tue 28-Mar-17 13:57:39

No way. He'd end up getting teased about humping!

imogenlondon Tue 28-Mar-17 13:59:53

Thanks all, this is what I feared...

ColourfulOrangex Tue 28-Mar-17 14:00:00

Reminds me of the little elephant...hes a very cute elephant though, not sure on any appropriate nicknames that relate to Humphrey

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Tue 28-Mar-17 14:05:45

It's a brave choice, classic name - not often heard. Not sure what you could use to shorten it but sometimes nicknames evolve anyway?
Can think of Bogart and Lyttleton, and "Yes, Minister" and until recently the lead character in "Death in Paradise", plus a toy elephant Humphrey Thud in a children's book.
Tbh it wasn't a name we considered for our DS back in the mists of time but I don't think it's stuffier than any granddad type names that have re-emerged.

JustSpeakSense Tue 28-Mar-17 15:19:19

He will get called Humpy, humping Humphrey or similar I'm afraid, not a nice name, sorry.

Kazzawazza69 Tue 28-Mar-17 21:30:00

Makes me think of camels 🐫

DramaAlpaca Tue 28-Mar-17 21:30:45

I really don't like it. Sorry OP.

buttercup54321 Tue 28-Mar-17 21:51:10

NNNOOOOOOO. Its as bad as Cuthbert!!!

MangoSplit Tue 28-Mar-17 21:52:27

I like Humphrey! I do agree with you about nicknames though...

Oojemeflip Tue 28-Mar-17 21:58:30

I like it. But we have discounted it as I don't want resign him to a lifetime being called humpy.

Ojoj1974 Tue 28-Mar-17 21:59:16


AndNoneForGretchenWieners Tue 28-Mar-17 22:01:14

I had a teacher called Humphrey. We used to call him Humpo and his wife (our Fremch teacher) was Mrs Humpo. Always affectionately known as that and he didn't mind. I quite like it for those reasons but I'm not sure if it is yet due a comeback.

Cami12 Wed 29-Mar-17 20:48:32

Ok well I really like it! Classic and cool to me. Similar to Hector or Winston, names I also like. However I'm not sure about Humph.

Nellooo Wed 29-Mar-17 21:16:58

Say "Humphrey" around an Australian person of a certain age and they will immediately picture the slightly creepy Humphrey B Bear.

SuperBeagle Wed 29-Mar-17 21:22:26

Yep, Humphrey B. Bear.

The only human who could pull off the name was Humphrey Bogart.

HumphreyCobblers Wed 29-Mar-17 21:23:11

I think it is a truly excellent name.

Nellooo Wed 29-Mar-17 21:27:01

"What a funny old fellow is Humphrey... He gets in all manner of strife!" 😆

jmh740 Wed 29-Mar-17 21:32:48

Was my maiden name I had a lifetime of humping and camel jokes

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