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Modern twist on Gilbert

(37 Posts)
lozdaniellexxx Tue 28-Nov-17 14:58:31

Looking for a modern twist on the boys name Gilbert!

What do you think of the name Gilby/Gilbie?


QueenNovo Tue 28-Nov-17 15:05:17

Not keen on it but if you really want to use it I'd put the full version on the birth certificate so he has the option of using it or maybe Bert/Bertie as a nn when he gets older, Gilby sounds quite babyish to me.

Scabbersley Tue 28-Nov-17 15:06:02

Gilbert isn't great but gilby is horrendous.

EmpressOfTheSpartacusOceans Tue 28-Nov-17 15:08:20

I think it's twee but I think all -ie names are twee. It would be ok as a cute nickname for a baby or toddler.

Tinselistacky Tue 28-Nov-17 15:16:07

Ds is Gabriel but gets Gilbert to take the piss.
Don't do it.

MammieBear Tue 28-Nov-17 16:10:31

Gilbert lends its way to many a Nn most will come to naturally when you see him but you can use Bert/Bertie, Gill, Gilby, Giles

MonkeyJumping Tue 28-Nov-17 16:11:14


pipilangstrumpf Tue 28-Nov-17 16:14:04

Nicknames evolve naturally. I'd call your ds Gilbert and not worry about nicknames.

Names don't need a nickname btw. DD's names is 3 syllables and rarely if ever gets shortened.

Mrsknackered Tue 28-Nov-17 16:31:00


SilverySurfer Tue 28-Nov-17 16:38:36

Like Gilbey Gin? Horrible.

PhuntSox Tue 28-Nov-17 18:16:30


Olivelor Tue 28-Nov-17 18:30:28

Personally I feel Gilby/Gilbie are just not right for DS. But Gilbert alone sound fine. I think a nickname would come eventually and should not be worried about it too much at the moment.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Tue 28-Nov-17 19:47:16

How about Gill ?

shushpenfold Tue 28-Nov-17 19:48:13


Iwantallthesleep Tue 28-Nov-17 19:53:58

I like Gilbert ! But then I also like Eugene which apparently (in the opinion of my sister) makes me a lunatic, so what do I know !?

BewareOfDragons Tue 28-Nov-17 19:54:14


OllyBJolly Tue 28-Nov-17 19:58:44

Gilbert is reasonably common where I'm from - often shortened to Gibby. I think Gilby is okay.

Iwantallthesleep Tue 28-Nov-17 20:36:30

Oooh I like Gideon ^ too!

JesusInTheCabbageVan Tue 28-Nov-17 20:42:28


SuperBeagle Tue 28-Nov-17 21:53:49

I like Gilbert.

Don't like Gilbie at all unless it's an abbreviation for Gilbert.

Iwantallthesleep I like Eugene too. grin

pipilangstrumpf Tue 28-Nov-17 22:27:53

Why does Gilbert need shortening?

AdalindSchade Wed 29-Nov-17 01:08:31

Gilbie is SO BAD

Battleax Wed 29-Nov-17 01:16:33

Oh jeez. Is "modern twist" the new "younique spelling". I don't think I can face this sad

Battleax Wed 29-Nov-17 01:21:58

I suppose there's the surname Gilbey, if you like surnames as forenames.

The two most famous Gilbeys are the actor and the (gin heir?) chap who had phone sex with Diana. I don't know where that leaves you.

Catinthecorner Wed 29-Nov-17 01:42:50

There is a very cool guy on Buzzfeed called Eugene

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