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Felix or Peter

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EchoAlexa Sun 08-Sep-19 15:17:47

Which name would you choose, Felix or Peter? What are your impressions of these names?

MissHenty Sun 08-Sep-19 15:19:48

I like the X in it
Like Peter too
Tough choice

Actually maybe peter! Can’t decide

whattodowith Sun 08-Sep-19 15:24:13

Felix. I really like it but DH vetoed because of the cat.

MissHenty Sun 08-Sep-19 15:35:30

You get generations won’t even think of the cat! Don’t worry about that. As soon as your DC is Felix no one will even think about the cat anymore

I know a little boy called Percy. I remember thinking of “Percy Pigs” first time I met him. Never crosses my mind now. That’s just his name

Lavenderblues Sun 08-Sep-19 16:10:06

It's not the only cat but Felix is also well known brand of cat food!

I like Peter!

Windydaysuponus Sun 08-Sep-19 16:13:52

Felix is a cat agreed.
But Peter is a rabbit!!!

Lavenderblues Sun 08-Sep-19 16:15:02

But Peter isn't a brand of rabbit food! grin

Greyhound22 Sun 08-Sep-19 16:15:04

I have a Felix - it's only on Mumsnet that people get all twatty about cat food - I've never had it mentioned in real life.

So obviously I love it but I do actually really like Peter as well.

That's not helpful is it 🤔

Felix Peter is nice

Frith2013 Sun 08-Sep-19 16:19:59

Peter is such a dull name. And now I’m thinking of Perfect Peter from the Horrid Henry books.

So I’d go with Felix. The spymaster in James Bond.

Cookit Sun 08-Sep-19 16:33:21

Felix is low in the top 100 but oddly I know quite a few of them so I don’t know if it’s just really popular round here or in my specific demographic or something.

I like both but I really like Peter (dislike Pete though!).

The cat thing wouldn’t bother me about Felix.

KatnissK Sun 08-Sep-19 16:41:59

I really like Felix so that would be my choice.
I don't mind Peter though, also a good name.

bridgetreilly Sun 08-Sep-19 16:53:30

I really like both, but Felix edges it for me.

AverageMummy Sun 08-Sep-19 17:40:15

I like Peter: Peter Pan, Narnia Peter, Peter Rabbit.... but I just can’t quite bring myself to love it - it just still sounds dated. But it’s a lovely name.

Felix is also lovely but in a trendier, quirky sort of way.

Not sure which I’d vote - both are great choices

lostinthewheatfield Sun 08-Sep-19 18:16:11

Peter, I think you'll be seen as a trendsetter I think Peter will rise in popularity in the next 5 years but won't be many in your babies year.

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DramaAlpaca Sun 08-Sep-19 20:22:00

I very much prefer Peter.

I suppose the difference is that Peter is an underused classic, while Felix is more trendy & seems to be having a moment.

Lavenderblues Sun 08-Sep-19 20:43:41

Peter! Sounds so refreshing and underused.

DontForgetToDeadhead Sun 08-Sep-19 20:48:36

I like Felix but I love Peter. Classic but unusual, soft but strong. I'd use it except it's both my dad's and my DP's name..

RomaineCalm Sun 08-Sep-19 20:50:06

I like Felix better if only because it 'writes' better.

madambee Sun 08-Sep-19 20:58:44

Oh op, both are lovely. I'm only posting to tell you how relieved I am, there are still people who prefer 'normal' names. (Have just been on the Nebuchadnezzar thread). Good luck smile.

MikeUniformMike Sun 08-Sep-19 21:39:51

I would choose Peter. Felix is ok but they are quite different.

Sophronia Mon 09-Sep-19 00:41:10

Peter, definitely.

Sweetaholic Mon 09-Sep-19 00:49:55


JudgeMeNot Mon 09-Sep-19 00:58:28

Never liked Felix. Had a wonderful rabbit called Peter. If the baby has big ears & a grey fluffy face, I'd go with Peter!

Equatoria Mon 09-Sep-19 08:23:44

I like both but think Peter is more unusual these days.

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