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Alfons, Bram/Braam, Elbert or Guus?

(33 Posts)
user1492331071 Sun 16-Apr-17 09:37:58

Which of these is your favourite?

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sun 16-Apr-17 09:41:39


Saucery Sun 16-Apr-17 09:42:19

Bram. Really not keen on the others.

Jooni Sun 16-Apr-17 09:44:41

Love Bram!

Smudddle Sun 16-Apr-17 09:45:37

Alfons or bram

BikeRunSki Sun 16-Apr-17 09:46:25

Bram and Guus.

FenellaMaxwellsPony Sun 16-Apr-17 09:49:17

I'm a mumsnetter. Alfons just reminds me of Balonz I'm afraid....

user1492331071 Sun 16-Apr-17 09:50:55

Ah, Alfons was one of our favourites!

RoseAndRose Sun 16-Apr-17 09:51:19

But isn't Alfons just an alternate spelling of Alphonse?

Gruach Sun 16-Apr-17 09:52:11

Alfonso and Elbert are both lovely.

How is Guus pronounced? I'm imaging something like Caius. (As in Cambridge college.)

Gruach Sun 16-Apr-17 09:52:59

(Sorry my phone changed Alfons.)

Lemondrop09 Sun 16-Apr-17 10:30:20

I like Bram best out of your list, then Guus. Elbert is nice too. Alfonso is my least favourite, but that's just personal preference.

That said, there's nothing wrong with Alfons. It's not horrible, I can't see a kid getting bullied over it etc. If you and your partner love it, go for it.

KoalaDownUnder Sun 16-Apr-17 11:36:44


I totally love this name. And the little Bram I know is cute with a hot dad

Sophronia Sun 16-Apr-17 12:29:39


JanuaryJuniper Sun 16-Apr-17 13:12:52

Bram is my favourite followed by Alfons!

Shopkinsdoll Sun 16-Apr-17 13:14:04

I must be old fashioned but Bram is horrible!

GooseFriend Sun 16-Apr-17 13:14:45

Brahm - yes I've changed the spelling intentionally

ZilphasHatpin Sun 16-Apr-17 13:15:20


HoldMeCloserTonyDanza Sun 16-Apr-17 13:15:21

I think Bram or Alfons certainly travel best in the U.K.

My sympathies, DH and I are from different countries and were living in a third country when we had DD1 - finding a name that worked with all three backgrounds was a nightmare.

LadyMonicaBaddingham Sun 16-Apr-17 13:16:49

Love Bram, but prefer it as a diminutive of Abraham. Gives more options when older. V cool name though smile

user1492331071 Sun 16-Apr-17 13:18:01

Why, Goose?

Thanks for the replies

BaronessBomburst Sun 16-Apr-17 13:19:58

Pronounced 'hoos' or 'goose' with a guttural, breathy G.

ChippieFishieHorshie Sun 16-Apr-17 15:13:12

Alfons or Elbert.

Loyly Sun 16-Apr-17 15:16:30


greeeen Sun 16-Apr-17 18:30:41

I like bram for a child but find it too cute for a man. Guus is ok, not a fan of any others.

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