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CloudyVanilla Wed 11-Sep-19 14:19:26

Am pregnant with DC 3, found out it’s a boy last week and the only name I really love is River. Thoughts? halo

TalentedMsRipley Wed 11-Sep-19 14:20:10

Please no. Sorry Op.

Sophronia Wed 11-Sep-19 14:23:20

Love it for a boy.

MissHenty Wed 11-Sep-19 14:40:59

Gorgeous name. Many people of MN are a more adverse to emerging name trends than the general population.

I’ve seen a few years ago parents put off calling their child Albert or Felix or Ralph as it’s too “whacky”. All those names now in top 100. I bet those parents regret listening to MN opinions! It’s a great name - go for it

Greggers2017 Wed 11-Sep-19 14:43:08

Its not a name, it's water that boats go on.
I hate silly object names and can't imagine an adult with the name.
There are thousands of names out there for you to choose from.

A family near me has 3 boys, August, Winter and River and people are constantly talking about how silly their names are and other children are, unfortunately cruel and take the mick out of their names.

romylee Wed 11-Sep-19 14:49:09

I really like it too. I know a boy and a girl with this name they both really suit it

Morado Wed 11-Sep-19 15:09:22

I know a gorgeous little boy named River! I've always loved this name for either a boy or a girl ❤️

Clayplease Wed 11-Sep-19 15:31:17

I love it.

Lily2811 Wed 11-Sep-19 15:31:52

I absolutely love it but worry he would get picked on?

elliex1 Wed 11-Sep-19 15:48:04

Like it for a girl

AverageMummy Wed 11-Sep-19 15:58:05

I don’t like it at all but think it’s unlikely to be the cause of bullying

PrincessHoneysuckle Wed 11-Sep-19 16:00:44

I like it

Cittadina Wed 11-Sep-19 16:10:41

Meanwhile in Royston Vasey...

'A family near me has 3 boys, August, Winter and River and people are constantly talking about how silly their names are and other children are, unfortunately cruel and take the mick out of their names.'...

To get back to the OP - River, why not, slightly hippy-ish name but sounds nice enough to me.

DancingDelli Wed 11-Sep-19 16:17:12

Gorgeous name.

I suggested it to DP but it was a no from him, I'm gutted because It was in my top 3!

breakfastpizza Wed 11-Sep-19 16:18:08

Absolutely love it. Trendy, but there isn't one in every class. Just be mindful it goes with your surname (i.e. River Oliver (Jamie's son) does not work, IMO).

MrsSchadenfreude Wed 11-Sep-19 16:19:41

If you had a second, you could call him Stream or Brook!

LuluBellaBlue Wed 11-Sep-19 16:36:20

Love it 🥰

7Worfs Wed 11-Sep-19 16:39:44

It’s a no from me:
1) associate it with River Phoenix
2) because of River Song it’s regarded as a girl name now

Shadow1234 Wed 11-Sep-19 17:01:47

Love it!

Bookworm4 Wed 11-Sep-19 17:02:59

River Never.

MissHenty Wed 11-Sep-19 17:25:15

Yeh I doubt it’ll be the type of name that’ll be teased
But any name could be bullied. A girl at out school called Abi got teased constantly “abi national bank”? The names you’d think would be teased

Templetonstunafish Wed 11-Sep-19 17:27:16

I know two rivers and they are both insufferable little wankers.

OneShotFinch Wed 11-Sep-19 17:43:29

I think it's lovely!

lvra Wed 11-Sep-19 18:14:35

I love river!

GlasshouseStoneThrower Wed 11-Sep-19 18:16:13

I really hate it, sorry! I'm never a fan of made up names though, so if that's your thing don't mind me.

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