Thoughts on Fletcher

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Jaymar Fri 05-Mar-21 20:07:22

What are your thoughts on the name Fletcher for a boy? Me and DH have just come across it and quite like it but have never met a Fletcher before, so we are curious about people’s associations with it.

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nimbuscloud Fri 05-Mar-21 20:08:18

Mutiny on the Bounty!

Floralnomad Fri 05-Mar-21 20:08:57

Too much like a surname .

SmidgenofaPigeon Fri 05-Mar-21 20:09:09

For a surname.
I dunno, I just don’t like the way it sounds, but each to their own.

SacreBleeeurgh Fri 05-Mar-21 20:09:15

I’m not usually one for surname-ish first names but I quite like this one!

KirstenBlest Fri 05-Mar-21 20:09:32

Fletch the Lech

AuntieStella Fri 05-Mar-21 20:10:21

Bit too surname-y for me, but OK

AuntieStella Fri 05-Mar-21 20:10:58


Fletch the Lech

I think I knew him at university....

daisypond Fri 05-Mar-21 20:11:35

I rather like it. I know one, aged about 30, so it seems a normal name to me.

FredAndChips Fri 05-Mar-21 20:12:05

I like it, does remind me of Ronnie Barker's character in porridge though

Chottie Fri 05-Mar-21 20:13:05


I like it, does remind me of Ronnie Barker's character in porridge though

Me too! Fletch the old lag......

OldRailer Fri 05-Mar-21 20:18:08

I'm not mad keen on mediaeval job title names. I would think of the character known by his surname in Porridge TV programme but that is decades old and noone younger would think of it. Fletcher Christian is the only other I know of.

Having said all that I think it's okay!

Scarby9 Fri 05-Mar-21 20:19:52

I actually like it better than other job type surnames used as first names eg. Cooper.
And who doesn't want to be named after an arrow maker?!

BeingATwatItsABingThing Fri 05-Mar-21 20:20:45

It’s a surname in my mind.

KirstenBlest Fri 05-Mar-21 20:20:56

@AuntieStella grin

My first thought was Norman Stanley...

Jaymar Fri 05-Mar-21 20:23:14

Fletch the Lech grin Ok maybe back to the drawing board...

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ScottishStardust Fri 05-Mar-21 20:24:42

I really like it, but we like surnames for names... it was on our list for a while but have settled on something different.

AbstractHeart Fri 05-Mar-21 20:24:45


IamnotwhouthinkIam Fri 05-Mar-21 20:27:20

It's a bit too surname for me personally (I'm often wary of surnames/occupation names as first names in case in a decade or two they start to feel downmarket the way similar Tyler, Mason, Ryan etc do to some people - it's a risk imo).

If you really want a surname type name though, nicer sounding ones to me would be Fraser, Sullivan, Maxwell, Brodie, Blake, Elliot, Heath, Lewis (I'm aware some of these are very popular as first names too, but for a reason I think).

Strokethefurrywall Fri 05-Mar-21 20:32:26

I know an 8 year old Fletcher, I like it but I like surnames for first names (both my sons have surnames for first names)

I don't know who/what Fletch The Lech is and doubt any kids would know either.

It's a good name, go for it! Different to Harry, George, Oliver at any rate!

LookofEvaBraun Fri 05-Mar-21 20:37:20

Fletch the Lech was a character in Prisoner Cell Block H.

Annamaywong25 Fri 05-Mar-21 20:39:46

I know of a dog called humans though.

niceupthedance Fri 05-Mar-21 20:39:54

Reminds me of phlegm for some reason

Ethelfromnumber73 Fri 05-Mar-21 20:41:48


NannyR Fri 05-Mar-21 20:45:33

I don't really like surnames as first names, but I've always loved Fletcher. I doubt any of his friends will have even heard of prisoner cell block h, so I wouldn't let that put you off if you love the name.

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