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Stan or Percy

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Tweetingmagpie Fri 06-Sep-19 13:48:23

We both like both names but I prefer Percy. Dh also likes Arthur but I know a few adult ones and it’s puts me off.

Am open to suggestions for names you think I’d like, this is my 7th baby!

All have traditional/old fashioned names and oldest two are in top ten, two are less common and two are names that aren’t common at all but are still proper names.

Dh says my name style is 1920s peaky blinder style names grin I can see what he means, old fashioned working class kind of names.

QueenOfPain Fri 06-Sep-19 13:50:41

I’m sorry, but the name Percy makes me think of a bloated, red faced pervert type.

Atlasta Fri 06-Sep-19 13:51:57

Seth
Isaac
Owen
Amos
Euan
I prefer Stan from your choices.

Tweetingmagpie Fri 06-Sep-19 13:53:37

Lol no apologies needed smile

I’ve never met a Percy and it doesn’t really bring anything to mind for me. I have big blonde chubby babies so I suppose I just imagine a big chubby blonde boy called Percy lol sometimes in a flat cap grin

Tweetingmagpie Fri 06-Sep-19 13:56:46

I also like Lonnie but it sounds like dhs ex wife’s name 😂

user1573624 Fri 06-Sep-19 13:57:19

I adore Percy. Also Stanley.

Barnaby
Herb
Benedict
Wilber
Emmett
Morris/Maurice
Humphrey
Malcolm
Cyril
Gordon

Sparklysunflower Fri 06-Sep-19 14:02:17

I really like both Stanley as well as
Edmund
Quentin
Arthur
Conrad

SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius Fri 06-Sep-19 14:05:41

I like Percy - mainly because of Percy Weasley (die-hard HP fan). Stan makes me think of the maintenance man from Victoria Wood's comedy dinnerladies, so I am less keen on that.

I also like Arthur - again the Weasley connection.

Smiler88 Fri 06-Sep-19 14:12:38

If you go with percy hes going to get called percy pig, like the very, very popular m&s sweets. Please dont subject him to that.

Marshamello Fri 06-Sep-19 14:15:14

Absolutely horrendous!
Percy is just the worst name!! It's hideous.

Stan is better when compared to Percy

Jojoanna Fri 06-Sep-19 14:16:31

Stan love that name

Goatrider Fri 06-Sep-19 14:18:35

Maybe just to people my age but Percy = penis

ButterflyOne1 Fri 06-Sep-19 14:21:14

The only Percy I know was our neighbour in my childhood house and we called him 'Percy Pervert'.

Honeybingbong Fri 06-Sep-19 14:21:36

I love Percy ! Definitely gets my vote

jackstini Fri 06-Sep-19 14:22:14

I don't mind Stanley
I know a dog, a cat and a bird called Percy so that puts me off it, sorry

Theodore
Elton
Oscar
Frederick
Leonard
Vernon

Tweetingmagpie Fri 06-Sep-19 15:08:59

Percy pig isnt bad really, I can think of worse connotations, it doesn't put me off!

sweetiepie1979 Fri 06-Sep-19 15:11:08

Oh gosh they are both awful..... sorry!

Teacakeandalatte Fri 06-Sep-19 15:15:24

I do feel like they are all Grandad names but they will go with all the little Doris and Ethels.
How about Lennie short for Leonard?

imalrightjack Fri 06-Sep-19 15:17:25

Percy is awful. There is a reason why no one uses this name! Dreadful.

Stan is lovely.

AdalbertWaffling Fri 06-Sep-19 15:18:44

Arthur
William (Bill)
Charles (Charlie)
Percy
Fred
George
Ronald (Ron)

Neville
Ernie
Dean
Alastor
Horace
Gregory
Vincent

Honestly, Harry Potter is like a baby name book for old-fashioned names grin

ShadyLady53 Fri 06-Sep-19 15:19:27

No no no not Percy blush.

Stan is better. I taught an AWESOME little Stan. I like Stanley as a longer name for it too.

Douglas/Dougie?

Francis/Frank

Robert/Bobbie/Robbie

Gregory/Greg

Tobias/Toby

Montgomery/Monty

Laurence/Laurie/Larry

ThatCurlyGirl Fri 06-Sep-19 15:19:32

I'm not sure I could use Stan because I love Eminem and it makes me think of that song!

But that's silly of me especially as your little one will grow up in a generation who aren't that familiar with Eminem.

It's actually a really nice name that can grow with a kid from baby to grown up so if you don't make the rap connection I'd go for it thanks

CassianAndor Fri 06-Sep-19 15:20:25

neither, really dislike both

ThatCurlyGirl Fri 06-Sep-19 15:21:18

@AdalbertWaffling

Honestly, Harry Potter is like a baby name book for old-fashioned names

You forgot Dumbledore and Dobby - Classic names wink

georgialondon Fri 06-Sep-19 15:28:04

Stan is in a different league to Percy! I love it. I had it on my list. I feel like Percy just sounds so weak.

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