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Wren (for a boy?)

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frackley Sun 15-Oct-17 13:26:22

DD has been watching a TV show that has a male Wren in it, she likes it for DS. What do you think?

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AssassinatedBeauty Sun 15-Oct-17 13:30:13

It's not to my taste, I don't hate it though. I imagine lots of people will be horrified that a typically girls name might be used for a boy.

People might think it's Ren, as in Ren & Stimpy!

Blackcatonthesofa Sun 15-Oct-17 13:31:35

Your DS or her DS? I only know it as a girls name but if it is her baby then it is ger choice.

SleepingInYourFlowerbed Sun 15-Oct-17 13:31:36

Pretty Little Liars? I'm not sure I'd use it but I do like it for that character

Smoliver Sun 15-Oct-17 13:35:10

I know a couple who named their boy Wren. I quite like it on a boy. I think it's quite unique.

I guess it's a bit of a unisex name like Robin; it could work for either a boy or girl.

frackley Sun 15-Oct-17 13:36:35

For my DS, her brother.

Yes, Pretty Little Liars grin

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daisypond Sun 15-Oct-17 13:37:08

No. A tiny nondescript brown bird?

shouldwestayorshouldwego Sun 15-Oct-17 13:41:38

My sister named me. I hated the name. She also kept reminding me in the superior way only older siblings can. It also felt sad that my parents took time to name her but left the job for naming me to a 3yr old. Much happier with my new name. Buy her a teddy, she names the teddy, you name your son.

PotteringAlong Sun 15-Oct-17 13:43:02


ThatsWotSheSaid Sun 15-Oct-17 13:43:03

I like it.

frackley Sun 15-Oct-17 13:43:55

@shouldwestayorshouldwego buy a 17 year old a teddy? I obviously wouldn't name my son a name she has picked, I have to like it too. Unfortunately, I have no DP, so it's nice to discuss names with her.

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nodogsinthebedroom Sun 15-Oct-17 13:45:52

AFAIK it's mostly used as a girls name so no, I wouldn't.

GreyFluffball Sun 15-Oct-17 13:48:30

I think of it as feminine but that's perhaps because I've only come across girls named Wren.

Liadain Sun 15-Oct-17 13:50:54

If I heard it in public I'd think you actually named him after Ren from Footloose.

I don't like it (Wren or Ren!). It's a bit wet tbh.

shouldwestayorshouldwego Sun 15-Oct-17 13:53:30

Even worse if she is 17 to be honest. The role of naming a child should be one for the parent not a 17yr old (unless her child) or a bunch of randoms on the internet

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frackley Sun 15-Oct-17 14:19:56

@shouldwestayorshouldwego I think you're a little bit too annoyed over this tbh. She's just helping with names. It's such a non issue, get over it.

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Sugarpiehoneyeye Sun 15-Oct-17 16:40:52

I love the name Wren for a girl, but Ren for a boy, as in Lorenzo/Lawrence.
Or how about Rad/Conrad, or Bram ?
I think it's lovely that your daughter is taking an interest in naming her brother.

FartnissEverbeans Sun 15-Oct-17 17:39:20

shouldwestay I think you might be projecting a bit

OP, I think it's quite likeable but what if he grows up to be a massive big rugby player type?

Iamagreyhoundhearmeroar Sun 15-Oct-17 17:41:16

I don’t like it for either sex particularly, but I’d assume Wren was a girl.
Rotten name for a boy.

PurpleDaisies Sun 15-Oct-17 17:41:35

I don't like it at all.

Inneedofacookeddinner Sun 15-Oct-17 17:51:13

Why is a sibling coming up with suggestions for her baby brother such an issue? How odd.

I quite like Wren, it's no different from Robin/Robyn IMO

rosybell Sun 15-Oct-17 17:55:35

I would def spell it Ren for a boy. I like it- i can imagine it working well for a boy or man. It's quite cool and different. Bit of a Star Wars link too - kylo Ren.

ErrolTheDragon Sun 15-Oct-17 18:09:19

I'm not sure how it would work for a teenage boy or man. However, it'd be a very apt nickname for a baby - small but unbelievably loud!grin

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