(84 Posts)
RhiannonGyspy Wed 16-Sep-20 16:39:21

Thinking of using Sonny (in our top three names), what do you think of it? Middle name Joseph.

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Prettybluepigeons Wed 16-Sep-20 16:40:18

Think it's a patronising nickname. Awful as an actual name.

Fannybawz Wed 16-Sep-20 16:40:41


WhoWouldHaveThoughtThat Wed 16-Sep-20 16:41:48

Middle name - Jim

Aquamarine1029 Wed 16-Sep-20 16:42:28

Absolutely hate it. Weak and ineffectual.

IslandLulu Wed 16-Sep-20 16:42:29

Ridiculous name

Sunbird24 Wed 16-Sep-20 16:43:50

I wouldn’t.


WhoWouldHaveThoughtThat Wed 16-Sep-20 16:44:35

... or middle name - Delight or Walkman

DontFadeAway Wed 16-Sep-20 16:56:54

I really like it OP, I know a couple of little Sonny's 😊

Thisismytimetoshine Wed 16-Sep-20 16:58:33

It's not an actual name, it's a nickname. Nobody is actually christened Sonny. Please don't 🤦‍♀️

TerribleCustomerCervix Wed 16-Sep-20 16:58:38

Cute for a boy but I’d feel for a young man trying to get himself taken seriously as a “Sonny”

Crunchymum Wed 16-Sep-20 16:58:38

I like it too and know a few little Sonny's

RhiannonGyspy Wed 16-Sep-20 16:59:57

Lots of people are Christened Sonny and have it on their birth certificate 🤔 appreciate the feedback though

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SallySeven Wed 16-Sep-20 17:00:35

To me it's a nickname, sorry.

Joseph is lovely.

itsjakeandamy Wed 16-Sep-20 17:04:50

I've come across a few small Sonnys. I'm not a fan personally but I don't think it's particularly "out there". The first I ever met must be in his late teens or early 20s now. (Be careful that you don't have a surname that makes it sound like a description though. I met one once whose surname was a relatively well-known place name - a bit like Devon. His name sounded ridiculous!)

RhiannonGyspy Wed 16-Sep-20 17:22:38

Good point @itsjakeandamy we've not got a word surname thankfully! ☺️

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RaininSummer Wed 16-Sep-20 17:39:35

Not keen. I see old style policemen saying it. Would seem odd on a middle aged man.

MikeUniformMike Wed 16-Sep-20 17:47:44

Too nicknamey for my taste.

I know a Sunny, short for Sunday, and Sonny from Sonny and Cher is really Salvatore, which is rather nice.

Nixen Wed 16-Sep-20 17:48:05

I know of two baby Sonny’s and I really don’t like the name

VenusClapTrap Wed 16-Sep-20 17:53:26


ZoyaTheDestroyer Wed 16-Sep-20 17:55:44

Solomon nn Solly?

I think Sonny is tricky over the age of twenty, tbh. Sorry.

Whatsyourflava Wed 16-Sep-20 19:14:14

I personally love this name.
I've got a family member who nearly used it for her son but was put off using because she saw some criticism online. still regrets not using it and her son is 4 now!

DramaAlpaca Wed 16-Sep-20 19:15:21

No, it's not good.

Mozzereena Wed 16-Sep-20 19:17:10

I like it but I actually prefer Sunny

Spied Wed 16-Sep-20 19:21:42

I like it. It's a bit different but not too much.
I think it suits all ages too and is quite cool.
Am sure most boys/men would rather be called Sonny than some of the more traditionalhmm names doing the rounds today.

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