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Hoptastic53 Sat 01-Apr-17 23:51:33

I've always liked this name as it's a character from one of my favourite books of all time, but is it doable for a baby or is it a dogs name?!

SuperBeagle Sun 02-Apr-17 00:07:07

It reminds me of the TV show. Not a great association, considering the guy is a serial killer.

reuset Sun 02-Apr-17 00:18:24

Not a favourite of mine, but nothing particularly wrong with it.
It was on the up, and on trend a couple of years ago. What happened? <scuttles off to check>

scottishdiem Sun 02-Apr-17 00:19:43

I liked it from the cartoon to be honest. I would go with it if its an option.

SaltySalt Sun 02-Apr-17 00:21:44

It reminds me of the TV show. Not a great association, considering the guy is a serial killer

Yes but he only kills baddies! grin

nursebickypegs Sun 02-Apr-17 00:23:48

We wanted this but everyone kept saying "oh like the murderer?"

TheBookIsOnTheTable Sun 02-Apr-17 00:56:57

I like it a lot.

If you're gonna get upset about recent tv show character having the same name, then maybe give it a miss (along with a lot of other names) - for me that wouldn't be an issue in the slightest.

LeviOsaNotLeviosAR Sun 02-Apr-17 01:35:30

I love the name.
I liked it with Dexters laboratory but Michael C Hall made me positively swoon in the TV show and I had it on my list for my yet to conceive children's names grin
As long as your ok with people thinking you picked it off of the back of the TV show I would go with it.

Jooni Sun 02-Apr-17 07:46:55

I love it!

Footle Sun 02-Apr-17 07:58:32

It's a breed of miniature cattle, brown and lovable.

Rockaby Sun 02-Apr-17 08:44:28

Not my personal cup of tea, but it's perfectly nice.

The TV show wouldn't bother me that much.

Izzyathome Sun 02-Apr-17 15:55:31

I like it. The tv show connection won't come to mind once Dexter is a real life boy. It will just be him.

ClaryBeanHorshAndMe Sun 02-Apr-17 18:48:46


Aw... So sweet.

plutohasfeelingstoo Sun 02-Apr-17 18:52:23

Oh I love it. Dex is a great nn too

Catdogcat Sun 02-Apr-17 18:53:13

I like it.

But I know 3 dog dexters which might put me off.

Lules Sun 02-Apr-17 18:55:32

Definitely makes me think of the TV show sorry.

TheLegendOfBeans Sun 02-Apr-17 18:58:34

Reminds me of Press Gang! 👍

Dexter Fletcher! shows age

notangelinajolie Sun 02-Apr-17 19:07:44

I'm a traditional name kind of person but I do like Dexter. And showing my age but I absolutely loved Dex Dexter on Dynasty.

buttercup54321 Mon 03-Apr-17 23:41:29

I know two. Not to my taste though.

Isthisusernamefree Tue 04-Apr-17 22:25:53

I love it - High Society is my all time favourite film and I always swore I would name my son Dexter.

My OH veto'd it immediately, I was heartbroken. Dex is such a cute NN.

JudgeJudySheidlin Wed 05-Apr-17 01:31:41

Its a fabulous name & could suit a human or caninewink

mum2be2boys Wed 05-Apr-17 12:44:57

I like the name Dexter, I know two (one 5 and one 12) and they are both lovely boys.

Also makes me think of Press Gang! :-)

oldestmumaintheworld Wed 05-Apr-17 12:47:13

Where I come from its a brand of tractor, or breed of cow.

badabing36 Wed 05-Apr-17 12:47:16

I think of Dextor's laboratory, which I loved as a kid. I like it.

livefornaps Wed 05-Apr-17 12:49:31

"What's your book about then, me ?"

"Yes. It's called Dexter Dexter Dexter Dexter Dexter"

...vague approximation from "One Day" - is that your fave book? smile

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