Sullivan

(35 Posts)
user990546 Wed 03-Mar-21 21:33:52

Thoughts on Sullivan?
Sully as a nn

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Yennefer19 Wed 03-Mar-21 22:13:16

I really like the name and the nn. The only thing I would consider is if your surname is also a name that could be used as a first name then it may sound like a law firm.

Ikeameatballs Wed 03-Mar-21 22:14:10

I like it.

Onlinedilema Wed 03-Mar-21 22:16:45

I like it but don't use it if your surname could be a first name e.g. Thomas or Simon.

MooseBreath Wed 03-Mar-21 22:16:53

I really like it. Would've been one of my suggestions for DS if it wasn't so awful with my surname!

zxy12 Wed 03-Mar-21 22:23:04

I'm afraid it reminds me of Monsters Inc. As loveable as Sully was.

AlwaysLatte Wed 03-Mar-21 22:30:06

Why use a surname as a first name? Genuine question. Would people not get confused?

May2021Mummy Wed 03-Mar-21 22:35:08

I really like the name and the nn very trendy but not to try hard my OH didn't agree unfortunately

I do like quite a lot of surnames that can be used as first names though

user818909 Wed 03-Mar-21 22:35:55

AlwaysLatte

Why use a surname as a first name? Genuine question. Would people not get confused?

My 3 boys all have names that can be surnames no one gets confused 🙂

BackforGood Wed 03-Mar-21 22:42:52

I don't like surnames as firstnames.

I am aware there are some names (Thomas, James) that work as both, but Sullivan is only a surname, so leave it as that, IMO.

IamnotwhouthinkIam Thu 04-Mar-21 03:20:57

Sullivan is fine, maybe slightly cool/trendy sounding but nice enough. Sully reminds me of Monsters Inc or the Hero pilot but I guess that isn't a bad thing and it doesn't really matter anyway as a nn (although you could also choose the cute nn Sunny if he's a smiley little boy!)

Kiehl Thu 04-Mar-21 10:38:52

I like it. I taught a boy called Sully. Unique and nice sounding
I would associate it with that monster film

WonkyCactus Thu 04-Mar-21 10:42:30

It's terrible, sorry.

MooseBreath Thu 04-Mar-21 10:42:49

DS's name is technically a surname, but I've never met anybody with that surname. I've met one other person with it as a first name. It's a name - doesn't matter if other people have it as a surname, given name, or nickname.

Cissyandflora Thu 04-Mar-21 10:53:13

Sully as a verb means to make dirty. I wouldn’t name a child sully.
But I also don’t like surnames as first names- that’s just me though. I know it’s very fashionable to do that.

KirstenBlest Thu 04-Mar-21 12:53:56

Don't like it as a first name.

partyatthepalace Thu 04-Mar-21 16:45:51

I think it's a bit meh.

Solomon, Sebastian, Silas ??!

GirlLovesWorld Thu 04-Mar-21 16:47:47

I really like it! (speaking as the mother of a child whose first name is also a surname...it's common in Scotland. Harris, etc)

SmeleanorSmellstrop Fri 05-Mar-21 04:52:51

LOVE it!

VenusClapTrap Fri 05-Mar-21 14:01:37

Not keen personally.

4amWitchingHour Fri 05-Mar-21 14:11:11

Strongly dislike

Murtaghjames Fri 05-Mar-21 14:11:45

I do like surnames as first names for boys but not keen on Sullivan. Maybe have a look at other Irish surnames if that's what your preference is leaning towards. Some really nice ones.

dotdotdotdash Fri 05-Mar-21 14:20:28

Cissyandflora

Sully as a verb means to make dirty. I wouldn’t name a child sully.
But I also don’t like surnames as first names- that’s just me though. I know it’s very fashionable to do that.

This!

Also Monsters Inc!

GirlLovesWorld Fri 05-Mar-21 14:30:27

Yeah but how often is it used in the park?

Oh Sully, don't sully your new trainers!

Not so much grin

dotdotdotdash Fri 05-Mar-21 15:06:00

It isn't a word that is used very much, you're right @GirlLovesWorld but when there's loads of lovely names out there, why choose one for your child that means 'to make dirty' ?????

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