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AMLY Fri 27-Oct-17 12:21:10

Trying to pick a name for DS. We are thinking Malachy or Frank? Both very old names so I'm a little worried about the reaction they will get. Any opinions?

Notalitigator Fri 27-Oct-17 12:43:28

I like Malachy

They'll be at school with Freddie's, Alfie's and Harry's. Old man names are popular, no one will bat an eyelid at a Frank or Malachy

Ricekrispie22 Fri 27-Oct-17 13:43:49

Malachy. I know an awesome little Malachy and it can be shortened.

ThaliaLuxurySpa Fri 27-Oct-17 13:45:57

Ooh, really like Malachy/Malachi, OP!

Out of interest, are you pronouncing it MAL-uh-kai (to rhyme with eye), or MAL-uh-kee?

Frank's not bad, but I prefer Frankie.

AMLY Fri 27-Oct-17 13:55:21

Pronouncing it Mal-a-kee...alot of people I have said it to have looked at me funny and said its very unsure. confused

Sophronia Fri 27-Oct-17 14:02:13

Malachy is the Irish name pr. MAL-a-kee, Malachi is Hebrew pr. MAL-a-kai. I really like Malachy!

pipilangstrumpf Fri 27-Oct-17 16:26:26

They’re both great classic names! Cool and not overused.

mintich Fri 27-Oct-17 16:28:10


daisypond Fri 27-Oct-17 16:53:14

Malachy. I'm not keen on Frank, but I do quite like Francis, however.

AnyaMoondial Fri 27-Oct-17 17:22:37

I like Frank.

MegAndSprog Fri 27-Oct-17 19:33:10

Malachy is so lovely! I much prefer it to Malachi (though people will probably try to pronounce it the same so be prepared to correct a lot if you go for it!)

AMLY Fri 27-Oct-17 20:37:45

Thanks ladies, boys names are so difficult to pickconfusedLOL

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sat 28-Oct-17 16:16:57

Frank is a cool name ! 😎

Threeandabit Sat 28-Oct-17 21:07:07

I like Malachy. First heard it in the film Angela's Ashes. The brothers are Frankie, Malachy, Michael, Eugene, Oliver and Alfie.

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