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clairehr Fri 16-Mar-18 14:21:12

Still struggling for boys names!

Honest opinions on the name Fletcher for a boy?

OH still not wanting biblical names, and we don't want overly common names, which narrows the choices somewhat!

Lindy2 Fri 16-Mar-18 14:28:47

I like it. It's a little bit different but not too OTT. I know a little Fletcher and it suits him very well.

Iamagreyhoundhearmeroar Fri 16-Mar-18 14:29:38

It's a common surname.

GayAllen Fri 16-Mar-18 14:30:40

Norman Stanley.

WhyBeDennyDifferent Fri 16-Mar-18 14:31:08

I don’t like it, sorry. Makes me think of retching.

LastNightsMakeUp Fri 16-Mar-18 14:36:18

I only know it as a fairly common surname and I dislike surnames used as firstnames - sorry

clairehr Fri 16-Mar-18 14:39:58

Thanks everyone. I know it's a surname but in 30 years I've never met anyone with it as their last name so perhaps that's why I feel it's uncommon 😂

daisypond Fri 16-Mar-18 15:00:07

I actually know two Fletchers, so it's a normal name to me, though I wouldn't pick it myself. There's Fletcher Christian of the Mutiny on the Bounty fame as well, I suppose.

Grimmfebruary Fri 16-Mar-18 15:00:57

GayAllen, was just about to post that 😂

Ontopofthesunset Fri 16-Mar-18 15:05:52

Norman Stanley (though I guess I'm showing my age). The surname of a good friend.

It doesn't sound very nice really, though - it's got 'lecher' inside it and reminds me too of a flitch of bacon.

clairehr Fri 16-Mar-18 15:10:25

Porridge was way before my time so had to actually look this reference up 😂

KingLooieCatz Fri 16-Mar-18 15:10:45

Could have a brother Godber. Also showing my age.

For the youngers, Norman Stanley Fletcher was Ronnie Barker's character in the prison sitcom Porridge. His cellmate was Godber. It may tickle you to know that the names Fletcher and Godber are, or certainly used to be, commonly used in prison officer training materials.

KingLooieCatz Fri 16-Mar-18 15:12:07

Also that a feature length Christmas episode was partly shot at HMP Chelmsford while it was closed following a fire.

daisypond Fri 16-Mar-18 15:41:02

How about Archer? It's a related job. A fletcher makes the arrows for an archer.

Pemba Fri 16-Mar-18 16:35:06

Dislike it as it's another 'occupation' name, like Archer, Carter and Hunter. Daft.

Also, Norman Stanley Fletcher and Porridge. Isn't there a new series of this, with the main character being his grandson or something?

BishopstonFaffing Fri 16-Mar-18 16:44:55

DS's friend is called Fletcher. They all call him Fletch though.

MrsJoshDun Fri 16-Mar-18 16:50:30

I like it.

Makes me think of mutiny on the bounty.

dancinghen Fri 16-Mar-18 17:06:14

I think it's too much of a surname as mentioned like Carter and Hunter. Don't like them as first names. Sounds too American.

Pompom42 Fri 16-Mar-18 17:08:11

I like it. Fletch for short. That was Jim Carey's name in Liar Liar

QueenOfAccidentalDeathStares Fri 16-Mar-18 17:09:56


TheDailyMailIsADisgustingRag Fri 16-Mar-18 17:23:14

It makes me think of Justin Fletcher aka Mr Tumble.

Hmmmm I’m not sure about it tbh. It’s not a very attractive sound. Retching, felcher blush.

How about Spencer?

bigbootsj Fri 16-Mar-18 18:18:20

Lovely little boy in DD class called Fletcher. Love the name x

dustarr73 Fri 16-Mar-18 18:44:23

I know a Fletcher ,its a nice name.

EllenJanethickerknickers Fri 16-Mar-18 18:47:10

Norman Stanley for me, too. 'You are an habitual criminal...'

DramaAlpaca Fri 16-Mar-18 19:11:41

It's awful. Sorry.

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