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Freddie or Gray

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buzzbottom Wed 14-Feb-18 06:43:01

Top name at the moment is Freddie.
(After my Grandad - who is alive and unaware of our possible plan to use his name)

But we also like Gray.

No middle name decided but don't think they flow together. Well either way, we will be using Freddie as first or middle.

My other two have very normal names - they have both been in top 10 for years!

nooka Wed 14-Feb-18 06:48:04

My surname used to be Gray. I'm not sure why it's come into fashion as a first name. To me it's OK as a shortening of Graham, but otherwise very 'meh' (not unlike the colour).

Sparklingbrook Wed 14-Feb-18 06:50:28

I don't really like Gray. It looks like a surname and as above I know a few Grahams and it gets shortened to Gray.

Freddie is ok.There were a few Freddie's in DS1's year.

Sparklingbrook Wed 14-Feb-18 06:50:59

Freddies even. It's early! brew

joystir59 Wed 14-Feb-18 06:51:37

Freddie is short for Frederick, why not call him that? Gray isn't any kind of name. I think it's a colour in America.

DancesWithOtters Wed 14-Feb-18 06:52:09

Freddie. Gray isn't a name.

Ifailed Wed 14-Feb-18 06:56:15

Gray for a boy will easily be shortened to Gay at school.

dancingqueen345 Wed 14-Feb-18 06:59:47

I know a Grayson (albeit American) who's nn is Gray

BakedBeeeen Wed 14-Feb-18 07:02:49

Is gray a name??

AnElderlyLadyOfMediumHeight Wed 14-Feb-18 07:05:44

Not Gray, please. It's a colour and a unit measuring exposure to radiation, not a (first) name.

Mooey89 Wed 14-Feb-18 07:07:48

Also if you use Freddie as a middle name and name him Gray he’ll be ‘Gray Freddie’

Why is Freddie Gray? Does he have a stomach bug? Which shade of Gray is he? 50?
Don’t do it.

Alienspaceship Wed 14-Feb-18 07:08:52

Gray is lovely - short for Grayson?

FrancisCrawford Wed 14-Feb-18 07:10:43

Definitely Freddie

Gray is fine as a surname

As a forename it’s drab and uninspired. Graeme/Graham is much better

Overhereinthecorner Wed 14-Feb-18 07:14:02

Oh misread that as Gary and thought it might be making a comeback.
I quite like Gray, but prefer Freddie

ThroughThickAndThin01 Wed 14-Feb-18 07:15:04


Gray is drab.

ChocolateCrunch Wed 14-Feb-18 07:18:17

Freddie, definitely

pipilangstrumpf Wed 14-Feb-18 07:24:13

Grayson with nickname Gray is lovely.

I'm not so keen on Fred or Freddie.

Sparklingbrook Wed 14-Feb-18 07:25:46

I am old admittedly but Grayson will always be Larry to me. confused

Gray is just meh.

beela Wed 14-Feb-18 07:26:51

Freddie, 100%

buzzbottom Wed 14-Feb-18 08:16:54

I was looking through a website of unusual baby names for boys (honestly some of them were absolutely ridiculous) but a few were quite nice and I knew some children with those names.
I was reading some out to DH as a joke, but when I came to Gray, we actually both liked it. I said it to my friend and she said her DD best friend is called Gray. Not keen on Grayson though.

He did mention the gay thing though!! Which is also why he doesn't like Kit (Tit).
When I typed this post in my half asleep state, I thought I had written Gary, so easily mistaken!!

Frederick is my grandads name but everyone calls him Fred. Freddie just seems softer because I've known my Grandad being Fred as he's in his 70s now!

My DS is called Oliver. So we've got a very popular name.. but he's in year 1 now and still the only Oliver! He is Oliver though, never Ollie. A couple of people have tried to call him it and he will respond "that's not my name, it's Oliver!" haha!

In my mind..
Freddie is 75%
Gray is 25%

buzzbottom Wed 14-Feb-18 08:18:15

OHH well I put my phone on the side and since I don't have my glasses on, it looked like Gay.

Yeah.. i think it may leave the list!!

floriad Wed 14-Feb-18 08:59:18

Definitely Freddie.

I don't like Grey.

It's not a particularly inspiring colour imo. And you probably wouldn't call your child second or ampere, would you?

Sugarpiehoneyeye Wed 14-Feb-18 09:30:06


MikeUniformMike Wed 14-Feb-18 13:56:14

How about Gary?

MorningstarMoon Wed 14-Feb-18 14:02:25

Gray sounds awful. Has it come into fashion because of that bloody film?

Freddie is ok though

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