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Rex or Dexter to go with Barnaby?

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MrsAtkinson143 Thu 07-Dec-17 19:49:35

We couldn't decide between Barnaby and Rex when our little one was born a year ago, but finally settled on Barnaby Atkinson and I LOVE his name. Baby boy number two is now only a couple of months away from arrival and although Rex is still on he table I am really warming to Dexter. Which do you think sounds better with Barnaby, and also with our surname Atkinson?

thewizardofsoz Thu 07-Dec-17 20:03:23

Love Rex.

Doubletrouble42 Thu 07-Dec-17 20:08:32

Dexter x

SantaStuckInTheChimney Thu 07-Dec-17 20:09:55


BalloonDinosaur Thu 07-Dec-17 20:10:43


minipie Thu 07-Dec-17 20:11:11

Both are great! For some reason Rex seems to go better with Barnaby and with your surname

Mrsknackered Thu 07-Dec-17 20:14:37

I love Rex. Be prepared for a lot of people on here to say 'it's a dogs name' I actually don't know a dog called Rex, but two human children Rex's!
I'm not a massive fan of Dexter.

MumOfTwoMasterOfNone Thu 07-Dec-17 20:15:49

Rex. I only know dogs called Dexter and I think it goes well with Barnaby

meettherussians Thu 07-Dec-17 20:18:31

Rex!! Super name.

Beek84 Thu 07-Dec-17 20:19:52


Ruth1988 Thu 07-Dec-17 20:23:35

Deffo rex!

BabloHoney Thu 07-Dec-17 20:34:25

Love Dexter.. you could almost get away with Rex as a nickname for Dexter!

FluffyNinja Thu 07-Dec-17 20:39:43

Barnaby was one of my favourite names too.

FinnegansCake Thu 07-Dec-17 20:41:58

Rex goes better with your surname. I’m not keen on Dexter.

ChocolateCrunch Thu 07-Dec-17 20:53:14

Rex, don't like Dexter, sorry

MyWhatICallNameChange Thu 07-Dec-17 20:53:27

Dexter, it's one of my favourite names and I have a Barnaby. smile

Sugarpiehoneyeye Thu 07-Dec-17 21:18:19

Barnaby and Rex.

IVflytrap Thu 07-Dec-17 21:19:06

Barnaby was a great choice, one of my favourites! Personally, even though I like Rex, I would go with Dexter, but for a weird reason: Barnaby may end up a Barney at school, which is the name of an American dinosaur character, and Rex is the name of the dinosaur in Toy Story. Individually Barney and Rex are fine, together I wonder if kids might notice.

Aside from all that, Dexter Atkinson sounds really, cool, in my opinion. smile

crazyforpiggies Thu 07-Dec-17 21:27:54


PenelopePickle Thu 07-Dec-17 21:48:44


Both Barnaby and Rex are on our list smile

DiegoMadonna Thu 07-Dec-17 22:11:11


MikeUniformMike Thu 07-Dec-17 22:26:45


MikeUniformMike Thu 07-Dec-17 22:27:09

I like Barnaby too.

Patal Thu 07-Dec-17 22:46:46

Rex over Dexter every time! Love it

Sophronia Thu 07-Dec-17 23:22:05


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