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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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Jooni Sun 15-Oct-17 18:39:19

I like Wren, more for a girl but it's fine for a boy too IMO. Why do boys have to have hulking great macho names? It won't stop him being a rugby player if he wants to be.

ScarletSienna Sun 15-Oct-17 18:47:04

I think @shouldwestayorshouldwego has the best view point here given they were named by a sibling and resents it (regardless of the name).

Awful name for a boy or a girl. Ask a few grown men if they’d like to be called it as that would probably help.

littlechou Sun 15-Oct-17 18:52:33

No I don’t like it. Cute for a small little boy/baby. Terrible (imo) for a fully grown man.

It sounds a bit feeble for me, sorry.

On the other hand Ren as a nn for Lorenzo/Lawrence as mentioned by PP is lovely and your Ds can choose whether to take that through to adulthood rather than be saddled with it

FizzyGreenWater Sun 15-Oct-17 18:52:40

Hmm it's not a very nice sound really!

MyBeloved Sun 15-Oct-17 18:52:44

I just associate it with Ren and Stimpy. It's a no from me.

17caterpillars1mouse Sun 15-Oct-17 18:53:38

Wren would be automatically assumed to be female. Do you think this would bother you and/ or your son?

I think Ren is a male name but that makes me think of the godawful 90s cartoon Ren and Stimpy eurgh

FindTheLightSwitchDarren Sun 15-Oct-17 18:54:29

I only like it for a girl. Like pps, if I met a male wren I might think ren, as in ren and stimpy.

viques Sun 15-Oct-17 19:00:32

If you ever visit the Corams Fields Foundling Hospital they have lists of names that they renamed children with. One list is birds names, Lark,Linnet, Wren, Robin, all used for girls, I personally like birds names, but not little brown bird names for boys. Though Finch might be rather nice.

Sorry, thread diversion, carry on...

ladybirdsaredotty Sun 15-Oct-17 19:01:40

I quite like it but maybe as a shorter version of a longer name, as mentioned by others.

Don't get the angst over siblings suggesting names. My 3 and 6 year olds are suggesting for this baby. Obviously we have the veto and will go with what we want in the end, but it's nice for them to feel involved. Especially at 17, I'd imagine!

Mischa123 Sun 15-Oct-17 20:01:31

I know someone who has had a boy called Wren in the last month or so

Marcipex Sun 15-Oct-17 22:33:08

Too soppy.

FAkenameforthis Sun 15-Oct-17 22:35:11


wobblywonderwoman Sun 15-Oct-17 22:37:10

Helen George named their baby Wren. I think it is lovely for a girl.

Bue Sun 15-Oct-17 22:40:23

I know a boy Wren. I'm on the west coast of Canada though. Here it's not out of place at all.

whitehorsesdonotlie Sun 15-Oct-17 22:44:52

No. Just no.

lollipop7 Sun 15-Oct-17 22:45:58

My girl is Wren. I know it's unisex but it does have a more feminine feel to me. ( well, obviously 🙄🙄🙄)

chocatoo Sun 15-Oct-17 22:47:15

I think it sounds a bit 'weak'...can't imagine a big strapping rugby player being called Wren.

Chilver Sun 15-Oct-17 22:47:25

Ren for a boy.
Wren for a girl.

I like it.

PelvicFloorClenchReminder Sun 15-Oct-17 22:47:41

I think there are more suitable birds after which to name your son.

flowers shouldwestayorshouldwego

SnowiestMountain Sun 15-Oct-17 22:49:06

Ren is ok, definitely not Wren for a boy.

Kellyturnbull Sun 15-Oct-17 22:55:54

Kevin bacons character in Footloose was Ren McCormack. Always loved his name and I grew up loving the film. I think the names great for a male.. I also watch pretty little liars though so I've heard it more for a make than female, great name for either sex smile

Buntysoven Sun 15-Oct-17 23:51:16

Ooooh not families discussing baby names instead of random strangers! Whatever next? Get a grip

SemiNormal Mon 16-Oct-17 00:11:12

I love Wren for a boy. I knew the name would be from PLL as I loved that show (until the final episode where I wanted to reclaim the last however many years of my life)!

I'm thinking that actually Wren for a boy (and Ezra ... another characters name) will be really popular the next few years.

abiirthdaycake Mon 16-Oct-17 06:21:55

Has your DD actually finished Pretty Little Liars yet? I won't spoil anything but Wren probably isn't someone you'd want to name a child after!

KoalaD Mon 16-Oct-17 06:32:05

No. Bad for a girl, worse for a boy.

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