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Peter or David?

(98 Posts)
Newsand Sat 22-Apr-17 16:34:12

Family reasons to choose one or the other.....

I quite like them both, (and think they will be the only one in their class!) but would be grateful for thoughts.

Does anyone know a Peter or a David under the age of about 25?!

Thanks. smile

JohnsonSamuels2017 Sat 22-Apr-17 16:36:06

Peter smile no, I don't know any that are under 25, but quite like Peter: Peter Pan and Peter Rabbit smile

Newsand Sat 22-Apr-17 16:36:47

I'm leaning towards Peter tbh. smile

NavyandWhite Sat 22-Apr-17 16:42:14

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Reow Sat 22-Apr-17 16:42:58


allegretto Sat 22-Apr-17 16:43:30


Newsand Sat 22-Apr-17 16:43:31


I keep saying the two to myself, and can't get on with David. (Possibly because we have a slightly unpleasant neighbour called David).

Peter seems kind of cute for a baby /little boy.

DeathByHousework Sat 22-Apr-17 16:43:35

Both great names!

Newsand Sat 22-Apr-17 16:44:01

Oh- sorry Reow. blush

SnickersWasAHorse Sat 22-Apr-17 16:44:53

I have taught two Davids in the last few years. Neither English born though.

Newsand Sat 22-Apr-17 16:45:07

My BF rolled her eyes and said they were both so unimaginative, but you don't hear either very often nowadays!!

TheElephantofSurprise Sat 22-Apr-17 16:46:23

Yes! Yes! Peter or David. Either is fine. Use both if you like. Thank goodness for someone with an ounce of sense on a Baby Names thread.

Might I offer the alternative 'Jayden-Caiden-Loopylop-Hayden' in case you feel out of sync with the rest of MN.

WallisFrizz Sat 22-Apr-17 16:47:45

Peter is a lovely name.

Justinny Sat 22-Apr-17 16:48:44

The - that's incredibly rude.

Isthatwhatdemonsdo Sat 22-Apr-17 16:48:49

There's a David at the Nursery I used to work. My son who's 19 had a class mate called David. My son's middle name is David.

NameChange30 Sat 22-Apr-17 16:55:28

Neither. They're names from our parents' generation. OK as middle names. But a bit old and boring as first names. Sorry!

TheNaze73 Sat 22-Apr-17 16:56:15

David is a great name. Peter is a bit meh

oklumberjack Sat 22-Apr-17 16:57:09

Peter. Definitely. I love it.

Yes they were fairly common in our parents day, but these days I haven't heard any in the playground right through to secondary school.

Peter Pan. Classic.

sleepyMe12 Sat 22-Apr-17 16:57:48

I've got a Peter 18mths. We always get nice comments on his

BikeRunSki Sat 22-Apr-17 17:01:14

I love Peter. It is DS's middle name, but I would have happily had it as his first name. DS is 8.

Ikeameatballs Sat 22-Apr-17 17:03:05

Peter. I suggested it for Ds but now ex-dp vetoed it.

Womble75 Sat 22-Apr-17 17:03:29

We just chose Peter for my DS middle name (family reason also) and had so many comments on how nice it is to see the name being used again.

danTDM Sat 22-Apr-17 17:03:56

David, in case he ever lives in the rest of the world.
Translates easily to most European countries.

YoungYolandaYorgensen39 Sat 22-Apr-17 17:06:20

Ive always loved the name Peter.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sat 22-Apr-17 17:09:17

Love David.

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