Advanced search

Think you've decided on a name? Check out where it ranks on the official list of the most popular baby names first.


(57 Posts)
Jooni Tue 19-Sep-17 20:14:01

Thoughts on Tor please (for a boy)? Not short for anything, just as is.

Mrsknackered Tue 19-Sep-17 20:14:43

I don't like it. I do like Thor and Torin though...

AfunaMbatata Tue 19-Sep-17 20:15:28

I'd think you were Irish and his name was "Thor ".

angelinheaven Tue 19-Sep-17 20:16:26

I know a Toran,
I would name my baby what I like
So if you like then go with it

Winteriscomingneedmorewood Tue 19-Sep-17 20:16:42

Ah little Toe spelt wrong. .

Jooni Tue 19-Sep-17 20:20:14

Winter whuh?

LittleLights Tue 19-Sep-17 20:21:24

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

villainousbroodmare Tue 19-Sep-17 20:21:33

I like it.

Out2pasture Tue 19-Sep-17 20:22:22

is it a name in any culture your affiliated with?

thefoolsjourneyman Tue 19-Sep-17 20:22:29

Does he seem rocky? He'll be useful if ever he does Duke of Edinburgh expeditions.

MrsLettuce Tue 19-Sep-17 20:23:00

I know a Tor short for Victoria.


ThisIsntMyUsualName Tue 19-Sep-17 20:24:07

I love it. I knew a rather dreamy Torgeir at uni and we considered it for ds1. For me it made me think of handsome, scampi uni boy rugged moors and stuff. Dh said it just reminded him of wet holidays in Torquay.

BellaGoth Tue 19-Sep-17 20:26:51

I know a 40 year old Tor and a baby Tor. Both short for Torsten.

Seemed weird when I first heard it but totally used to it now.

DancesWithOtters Tue 19-Sep-17 20:29:20


TheNext Tue 19-Sep-17 20:31:02

Um.... do you know what Tor is, and what it's used for? You should probably have a little Google. I imagine a teenage Tor might have something of a hard time.

Haint Tue 19-Sep-17 20:32:59

As in dark web? I guess it'd give him a certain cachet with teens if it's still around when he gets there

JasmineOill Tue 19-Sep-17 20:34:06

Unless its short for a more meaningful name, then no.

ThisIsntMyUsualName Tue 19-Sep-17 20:35:06

What is tor? Other than a rocky outcrop. Is that an insult these days?

megletthesecond Tue 19-Sep-17 20:37:59

Torquil is nicer as a full name. Tor is awfully short.

Tor and Torq are robust nicknames.

pineapplehead48 Tue 19-Sep-17 20:39:24

Reminds me of the musician Tor Miller who I loooooove!

Sophronia Tue 19-Sep-17 20:41:38

It means "goal" (as in football) in German, as well as "gate", so I just think of that. I prefer Torin.

Redpramlady Tue 19-Sep-17 20:44:59

I taught a tor once, just as it is! He's about 12 now and it suited him!

TheNext Tue 19-Sep-17 20:46:28

Yeah, as in Tor hidden services, marketplace for stolen credit cards, narcotics, illegal weapons, child abuse images... There are legit uses of Tor too, but it looks a bit high risk to saddle a child with the name.

I actually like Thor though!

juneybean Tue 19-Sep-17 20:46:29

I know of a mumsnetter with a little boy called Tor. He's gorgeous.

Jooni Tue 19-Sep-17 20:49:49

Thanks all. About as mixed as I expected.

I like Torin but not as much as Tor. Not a fan of the other longer forms. I like the shortness (longish surname).

It's a Nordic name technically, I'm not but I don't think it's too "forrin" is it? Easy enough to pronounce/spell I think?

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: