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Henry, Harry, Freddie or Bertie?

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Josephine82 Wed 08-Aug-18 10:41:23

Pls help! Our baby boy is already here and we can't decide on a name. It's causing endless of arguments. We've currently opted for Henry but neither of us seem to love it ( my husband prefers Harry and I Freddie (Frederick)). We're also considering Albert/Bertie but not sure we're brave to go with the name. Pls let me know what you think. Makes me sad that my rainbow baby (had 2 losses last year) still hasn't got name. :-( x

Icklepup Wed 08-Aug-18 10:42:42

I love Henry and Bertie is cute.

Josephine82 Wed 08-Aug-18 10:44:26

Thanks icklepup. I love Henry written down and on other people’s children but when my sis in law said Henry to my baby it really felt weird, like it’s not his name. Do you think I can get used to it? X

AtticaRose Wed 08-Aug-18 10:45:21

I don't think you can go wrong, they are all great!

I actually really like Henry myself, but if you love Bertie then do it! Very classic and nice. Don't think it's out there or 'brave' at all!

Jane1727 Wed 08-Aug-18 10:46:00

I love Henry. We were going to have Henry but he ended up as James somehow.

AtticaRose Wed 08-Aug-18 10:46:15

I think Henry is a little bit big for a tiny one, so I can see why it feels odd, but I think he'll grow into it.

Summersup Wed 08-Aug-18 10:46:33

I like Bertie/Albert too!

Icklepup Wed 08-Aug-18 10:46:59

You'd get used to Henry but if you don't love it go for Bertie.

milleniumhandandprawn Wed 08-Aug-18 10:48:22

I love Bertie, not so keen on Albert though.

William fits nicely with your theme and I can picture a baby William in a way that I can’t Henry.

Also Alexander is lovely.

ReginaPhalange89 Wed 08-Aug-18 10:49:23

They're all nice, which one feels 'right' ? It's so hard with these names I think because they're older names , I can't picture a little newborn with Henry either. Freddie I can , it seems more baby-ish to me. I like Albert but prefer Albie as a nn

GreatDuckCookery Wed 08-Aug-18 10:51:10

I like Henry the best.

bridgetreilly Wed 08-Aug-18 10:51:46

Harry is a perfectly good nn for Henry, if that's what you want to do.

Josephine82 Wed 08-Aug-18 10:52:15

Thanks all, much appreciated. It’s so difficult. I do like Harry too but worried it’s so popular and love Freddie (esp the longer version Frederick) but my husband seems to have gone off it. :-( Bertie was always on my list but worried my DS will hate me when he’s 15... my DD has a very popular name too so ideally would want to avoid something too popular. God this is hard! X

GreatDuckCookery Wed 08-Aug-18 10:54:52

What about James or Rupert?

ShackUp Wed 08-Aug-18 10:56:02

I've got a Freddie and Bertie. Alfred and Albert are their full names. People comment all the time on how sweet their names are, so I fully expect them to be going by Alf and Bert when they're grown up!

Josephine82 Wed 08-Aug-18 10:57:19

Thanks greatduckcookery Rupert is super cute but I think we’re trying to stick to our list as it took an age narrowing it down :-) x

ShackUp Wed 08-Aug-18 10:57:28

I know a teenage Bertie too (teacher) - it's a very cool name for a teenage boy.

CaptainCucumber Wed 08-Aug-18 10:59:42

I love Henry, but if it doesn’t feel right choose something else.

Would Bertie be short for Albert? I love this. Then he could also be Al.
Or Alfred - Freddie, Alfie etc

TheVanguardSix Wed 08-Aug-18 11:02:22

DS’s best mate’s little brother (he’s 14, so he isn’t so little!) is Bertie and it’s such a cool name.
Everyone loves the guy named Bertie. It’s just got a really optimistic ring to it.
Congratulations on the happy arrival of your little boy! flowers

summermeadows Wed 08-Aug-18 11:04:12

Freddie & Bertie are lovely names, then when they older they have the option of Fred & Bert if they like.

Must say I love Freddie!
One of my boys has Fred as a nickname even though it's nowhere near his real name, my husband called him it one day when he was a lot younger confused and it just stuck so now he answers to Fred & his own name!

Josephine82 Wed 08-Aug-18 11:04:51

Captaincucumber yes it would be short for Albert as I prefer having the longer version as then he’s got a choice esp as Bertie is a bit cutesy. Same for Freddie, we’d use Frederick. Probably avoid Alfred as it’s so popular now and likely to be shortened to Alfie. As you can see I’m way overthinking this... x

ShackUp Wed 08-Aug-18 11:05:54

OP Alfred is actually less popular than Albert! It's 120th-ish on the names list; Albert is 60-something.

redmini4 Wed 08-Aug-18 11:10:36

Bertie or Freddie.

Josephine82 Wed 08-Aug-18 13:24:15

Thanks all, very helpful. X

foxtiger Wed 08-Aug-18 13:38:41

Strictly speaking you could keep your options open by making his full name Henry, known as Harry. I know that might seem a bit dated now that Harry is popular as a name in it's own right, but it's the traditional way (and what they did for Prince Harry!) and I doubt if many people would find it really odd. I kind of like Freddie but Bertie is not my thing, it sounds like someone terribly posh to me.

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