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This is driving me crazy... Please give me your (very honest!) opinion

(154 Posts)
ChippieFishieHorshie Fri 07-Apr-17 16:13:32

Boy's names... I thought they were sorted. (I was wrong. Let's hope the girl's names stay sorted...)

Antonin (I prefer Antonin, tbh)

NataliaOsipova Fri 07-Apr-17 16:15:44

Maximilian (if shortened to Max) and Gregory are my favourites. Julius would be a definite no for me. Hail Caesar and all that!

Mrsknackered Fri 07-Apr-17 16:19:58

Everything she said.
Max and Greg, great.
Anton and Julius I really don't like

Floggingmolly Fri 07-Apr-17 16:21:10

Not Cedric.

TheBookIsOnTheTable Fri 07-Apr-17 16:21:48

Max is great.
Gregory, Julius and Cedric, GOD NO.
Anton and Antonin meh, not a fan.
Jonathan is okay.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Fri 07-Apr-17 16:23:06

Aside from Anton they're all dreadful sorry. What the fresh hell is Antonin.
However only my opinion. Not a fact.

ChippieFishieHorshie Fri 07-Apr-17 16:23:09

Natalia (btw, love the name Natalia. Wish I could use it if DC is a girl).

Hail Caesar... Hm. Now I'm wondering if that would be somehing that would upset a child or....?

Reow Fri 07-Apr-17 16:23:22

Max or Greg

Awwlookatmybabyspider Fri 07-Apr-17 16:24:01

Oh I also quite like Cedric.

Lucked Fri 07-Apr-17 16:24:25

Jonathon and Anton are good.

Don't like maximilan spelling unless that is a mistake.

Antonin and Cedric are a hard no for me.

Prefer Julian and Gregor to your choice but they are okay names.

steppemum Fri 07-Apr-17 16:24:35

well, not completely my style, but they are all good names.
Except Antonin sounds like it has too many syllables.

FrancisCrawford Fri 07-Apr-17 16:25:39

Max or Greg

Cedric is beyond drippy I'm afraid

Antonin looks like Antonio gone wrong!

SuperSix77 Fri 07-Apr-17 16:26:37

Oh goodness...
Love Max.
That's it I'm afraid!

ChippieFishieHorshie Fri 07-Apr-17 16:27:09


Oh, it's fine. ;)

Well, Antonin is a name (yeah, ok. I'm stating the obvious).

Idk, thanks to Antonin Scalia (I'm not a fan of him...) I kind of assumed the name was fairly well-known in the English-speaking world?

Usanayme Fri 07-Apr-17 16:27:13

Antonin makes me think of antonym. Not a bad thing I guess.

Cedric immediately makes me think of Harry Potter and Cedric Diggory. A child might like to have the same name as a book character though

GeekGoddess Fri 07-Apr-17 16:27:21

Max, Gregory or Jonathan, in that order. I really wouldn't use Julius, Caesar jokes will get old quickly. Anton makes me think of strictly, but maybe that's just my problem.

WellErrr Fri 07-Apr-17 16:27:38

Antonin sounds like a hormone or an enzyme or something.

ChippieFishieHorshie Fri 07-Apr-17 16:29:31

Shoot, yes, Maximilian. Not that there's anything wrong with Maximilan. I mean, I have a cousin called Milan and a cousin called Max, it sounds like a mash-up, I suppose. But I personally am not a fan of it...

GinAndOnIt Fri 07-Apr-17 16:32:47

I love Gregory. Don't really like any of the others, but would pick Cedric if I had to. Please, not another Max!

Montsti Fri 07-Apr-17 16:33:56

I love Maximilian nn.Max and next Jonathan..

Not keen on any of the others...

steppemum Fri 07-Apr-17 16:34:43

My friend's husband is Julius. he goes by Julie for short. No-one every comments. It is just a name. (he is not originally British, hence unusual nn)

on second thoughts don't use Cedric. very, very wimpy upper class sounding.

We actually ofetn holiday near a town called St Antonin, and so I am familiar with it, but it doesn't really work as an English name.

ChippieFishieHorshie Fri 07-Apr-17 16:36:38


Yes, there are quite a few places called Antonin (or containing it in their name). It doesn't work as an English name? Shoot. -.-

NerdyBird Fri 07-Apr-17 16:45:58

Julius - likely to be forever correcting people that it's not Julian
Antonin - will possibly just be shortened to Anton anyway, or will be forever correcting people that it's not Antony.
Gregory - fine
Maximilian - you could go all du Maurier and use nn Maxim
Cedric - no. Reminds me of the pink thing from the Raccoons cartoon, which Wikipedia just now informs me is meant to be an aardvark...I digress. Ced might be a cool nn though.

ShuttyTown Fri 07-Apr-17 16:49:30

All hideous. Sorry

FrancisCrawford Fri 07-Apr-17 16:57:28

I've never heard of Antonin Scalia
Never heard Antonin before this thread

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