(62 Posts)
2boysinapod Tue 30-Jun-20 20:12:43

Having DS2. My dad is called Tony. He has been a big huge support in my life and DS1. Is it too outdated?

I love Antonio nn Tony

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Dotinthecity Tue 30-Jun-20 20:14:48

I like it and think it's time it made a comeback!

Cauterize Tue 30-Jun-20 20:14:46

Yes it's definitely outdated. Maybe it could be the middle name?

LadyMonicaBaddingham Tue 30-Jun-20 20:17:07

I think it's fantastic! Tony is such a cute nickname for a small boy , and he'll still have other options as he grows...

ArriettyJones Tue 30-Jun-20 20:19:22

Love it.

BrokenBrit Tue 30-Jun-20 20:21:44

Yes go for it Antonio or Anthony are both nice names and lend themselves well to Tony as a NN.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 30-Jun-20 20:22:14



Whatsyourflava Tue 30-Jun-20 20:24:32

I think it's nice
Nobody bats an eyelid at Toby.
Tony would be lovely to hear in the playground. Do it! You'll regret it if not, especially as it's a special name with meaning.

2boysinapod Tue 30-Jun-20 20:32:00

@BrokenBrit! I adore Antonio! Not keen on Anthony.

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2boysinapod Tue 30-Jun-20 20:32:46

@Whatsyourflava conflicted to using Tony on the BC or Antonio. I love both!

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daisypond Tue 30-Jun-20 20:35:21

Not sure on Tony itself. I love Anthony, though.

SecretNutellaFix Tue 30-Jun-20 20:45:05

Given how popular Toby is in comparison, he'll be correcting people quite often as more people will consider Toby as a name of his generation, as it were as opposed to Tony which while classic is not a name I've heard of in anyone under the age of about 35.
My uncle is Anthony, known as Tony. I love the full name. Certainly time for a comeback.

yourestandingonmyneck Tue 30-Jun-20 21:13:43

I really like it

SionnachRua Tue 30-Jun-20 21:15:11

Love it. A million times better than Ollie/ Charlie etc names. It suits someone of any age.

2boysinapod Tue 30-Jun-20 21:16:40

So Tony being the first name on BC or Antonio?

I'm brave enough to use Tony but I won't be telling dad until hes born.

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daisypond Tue 30-Jun-20 21:20:17

Antonio seems a bit odd to me if you haven’t Italian links. And yet Tony on its own doesn’t appeal to me.
Anton - with Tony for short?

123Dancewithme Tue 30-Jun-20 23:16:45

I’d use Anthony or Anton unless you have Italian roots.

Mad6kids Tue 30-Jun-20 23:22:15

My two year old is called Anthony ( great grandad & same birthday ) . His dad calls him tony I call him anth as not keen on Tony. I like the other name you have or, like suggested, as a middle name ?

2boysinapod Tue 30-Jun-20 23:30:10

I have no Italian roots. DS1 has a german name. I have a spanish name. It's all over the place in my family grin.

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MushyPeasAreTheDevilsFood Tue 30-Jun-20 23:32:31

I Am surrounded by adult tonys. I teach in a multi ethnic school and honestly children dont bat an eyelid at names.

Id definitely go anthony on the bc though. Nobody needs to actually know that. I actually know someone who goes by tony short for thomas. He chose tony because thomas was so unfashionable when he was young 😂.

RollingWithMyGnomies Tue 30-Jun-20 23:41:40

Tony is a fabulous name in it’s own right, absolutely love it. If it’s what you want go for it OP!

FirstClassFlightHome Tue 30-Jun-20 23:42:46

Oh, I love it! Retro cool! And I'm sure your Dad would be thrilled, too.

BeMorePacific Wed 01-Jul-20 08:16:14

I’d give him an Antonio/Antony/Anton etc
That way he has the choice of Ant or Tony at school. xx

5LeafPenguin Wed 01-Jul-20 08:23:29

Tony sounds great for a little boy. Different in a good way and lovely for your dad. I would go for Anthony on the bc personally.

orangejuicer Wed 01-Jul-20 08:25:44

Another one for Anthony on the bc but Tony for short.

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