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(22 Posts)
user1499531978 Sat 08-Jul-17 18:52:39

yay or nay?

Fettuccinecarbonara Sat 08-Jul-17 18:53:53

Yay! Was my late dad's name. A gentle, intelligent man.

cushioncovers Sat 08-Jul-17 19:10:22

I love Antony but hate tony don't let people shorten it. smile

user1499531978 Sat 08-Jul-17 19:14:46

I think that is my main worry, I wouldn't want it shortened. I just want him to be Anthony, until he is old enough to choose himself of course.

Pemba Sat 08-Jul-17 19:15:20

I like it, but are you pronouncing it with a 'th' sound in the middle? Because that always sounds a bit wrong to me, (think it came from America). It is logical though, I have to admit!

IHaveBrilloHair Sat 08-Jul-17 19:15:50

Lovely name.

IHaveBrilloHair Sat 08-Jul-17 19:17:58

Funny you say that Pemba, I always say it with the th sound as I knew quite a few when I was young and they were all th.
I like it with t too.

user1499531978 Sat 08-Jul-17 19:18:47

No I want to pronounce it Antony but prefer the Anthony spelling, oh god is that weird?

buttercup54321 Sat 08-Jul-17 19:25:14

Very nice xx

Pemba Sat 08-Jul-17 19:27:42

user no it's not weird, that's my uncle's name, spelled with the 'h' but not pronounced 'th'. It's the normal way I think? He's about 70 now. I think the 'An - THony' with 'th' is coming in from America.

bridgetreilly Sat 08-Jul-17 19:28:47

No, that's normal to pronounce Anthony with a hard t.

You can call him Anthony but be prepared for the fact that he might prefer Ant or Tony or something else.

MightyMcMe Sat 08-Jul-17 19:44:53

Love it.

harlotscarlet Sat 08-Jul-17 19:51:23

I know people will probably shorten it but our families all like Anthony so hopefully it will stick as that. I do love it and I haven't heard of any others for a long time.

MollyHuaCha Sat 08-Jul-17 19:52:12

I like it.

kmini Sat 08-Jul-17 20:08:43

Lovely classic name.

Australians also pronounce Anthony with a th rather than a hard T. T rather th seems pretty universally accepted in the UK though. I think you have to be ok with Ant or Tony as a shortening and just hope it doesn't happen

Olivo Sat 08-Jul-17 20:56:11

I thought the th was a northern thing? That's where I grew up and knew several Anthony-s th

JuicyCake Sat 08-Jul-17 21:01:28

I like the name. It's got gravitas.
Tony & Ant are popular shortenings, but in Ireland Anto is another one.

Sophronia Sat 08-Jul-17 21:05:30

I like it!

BikeRunSki Sat 08-Jul-17 21:13:06

Pemba I have a 70 year old uncle called Anthony too, but has been known by a completely different nickname since he was a child.

Back to the original Q - nice names, it would have been DD's boy name. Totally normal to spell as Anthony and pronounce as Ant o nee, although I know a few of both pronounciations. Love the nn Ant.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sat 08-Jul-17 21:53:44

Fabulous name, long overdue a come back.❤️

MammieBear Mon 10-Jul-17 13:43:58

Anthony is lovely and a good meaning to it (priceless one)

cathyandclare Mon 10-Jul-17 13:49:29

My DH and DDad, are both Anthonys but are both called Tony, despite both Mums being dead against it. DH is still Ant to his MIL and FIL but not to anyone else.

Obviously I quite like it as a name grin

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