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Valentine as middle name for boy

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FozBoz Sat 10-Feb-18 07:09:22

There's a chance I might have to have my baby this week, very possibly Valentine's day. Could I use Valentine as a middle name without sounding like a knob

Is it wanky? Will he hate me? I thought it might be nice to mark his birthday, and if it were any other saints days, I use those.

First name James, surname starts with F.

SuperBeagle Sat 10-Feb-18 07:10:39

I think it's wanky, sorry.

But, it's not my baby!

MrsMcW Sat 10-Feb-18 07:15:29

Umm. It's a lovely idea, but when he hits the teenage years and his friends find out, I can see him cursing you for it... All sorts of Stupid Cupid nicknames spring to mind! If you are set on it, maybe give him two middle names so he can just use one of them in public? Ie, James 'X' Valentine F...

FozBoz Sat 10-Feb-18 07:21:10

grin ansolutely not set on it - a very recent development in baby naming idea, I really can't decide whether 'unusal/nice' or 'poor kid'

hahahaIdontgetit Sat 10-Feb-18 07:22:31

I think it's lovely.

allglitteredout Sat 10-Feb-18 07:23:33

I love it, it's cute ❤️

hardworkharriet Sat 10-Feb-18 07:24:02

One of DH’s relatives was called Valentine and died as a young man in WW1. There is a big memorial to him in their family church. Not weird or faddy at all.

Itscolderoutside Sat 10-Feb-18 07:26:22

I like it, especially with your other names. Sorry to say but I think 'tease factor' depends on where he will grow up and who he will grow up with. If you think he is likely to go to a challenging secondary school for example, I would think twice about a name that could be considered pretentious. If you can see the path ahead and he is more likely to have friends whose parents might go for similar choices, then IME, a name like Valentine wouldn't stand out and be remarked upon as much, if at all. As an adult he might really like the uniqueness and thought behind it.

Equimum Sat 10-Feb-18 07:27:41

In my sleep deprived state, I misread the last bit as ‘first name, Jesus’ gringringrin.

I think it’s nice to mark ‘special’ birthdays in this way, and I don’t think Calentibe is that unusual.

DryHeave Sat 10-Feb-18 07:27:48

I know a man called Valentine, born on Valentine’s Day. As an adult there was no issue.

FilledSoda Sat 10-Feb-18 07:36:02

It's a beautiful name.
I'm not sure kids get bullied over this sort of thing, isn't that a bit like victim blaming ?
I think some kids bully others and they don't actually need a reason.

Twickerhun Sat 10-Feb-18 07:39:59

I think a child would be bullied fir that name yes. Kids get teased for much less

danTDM Sat 10-Feb-18 07:43:01

SO common in other European countries. Fear not, it's like being called Alan.

seven201 Sat 10-Feb-18 07:45:15

I wouldn't use it personally.

RickOShay Sat 10-Feb-18 07:45:17

Lovely name, was on my list, can you get it past your dp?grin
I couldn’t!

rubberducker Sat 10-Feb-18 07:45:19

I know a child whose middle name is Valentino after Valentino Rossj - hasn't caused him any issues! I think names are so diverse now that kids don't blink an eye at a more unusual name, especially a middle name.

Slartybartfast Sat 10-Feb-18 07:45:23

i dont like it, is there anything similar

Slartybartfast Sat 10-Feb-18 07:45:39

i prefer valentino

megletthesecond Sat 10-Feb-18 07:46:14

He won't thank you for it when he's at school.

SpottyBrolly Sat 10-Feb-18 07:47:34

I love it. It was in my list for a first name but dp said no.

ShortandAnnoying Sat 10-Feb-18 07:47:40

I like the name in itself but I guess it could lead to teasing, which is a bit of a shame. I think it might depend on your background whether he gets teased. Are some of his friends likely to have unusual names?

Slartybartfast Sat 10-Feb-18 07:49:23

seriously though do people share their middle names? i mean who would know? particularly at school?

Rainbowsandflowers78 Sat 10-Feb-18 07:49:28

I would have said yes generally but a big no if it’s because he was born on Valentine’s Day

FozBoz Sat 10-Feb-18 08:07:57

Mixed opinion - which is why I wanted a wider set of views - so thank you smile

Yes I had considered the piss taking factor. People are quite conservative round here with kids' names. That said, I bearly know the surnames of many of DS' friends (never mind middle names!) but teenage years could be hard to ride out.

DH doesn't mind too much about middle names.

Happydoingitjusttheonce Sat 10-Feb-18 08:09:49

I’d give it as a first name for a boy. It’s cool. And shortened to Val. I think the teasing thing is overstated

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