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Forumsforfun Wed 10-Nov-21 23:08:23

Gentry after the Band The Gentrys

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Snugglybuggly Thu 11-Nov-21 01:23:19

Nooooo

IamnotwhouthinkIam Thu 11-Nov-21 01:27:01

Nope, sorry to be blunt but it's not really a first name but an uncommon surname - or a word synonymous with "posh" (as in "landed gentry") so won't have positive associations for some people.

LoveGrooveDanceParty Thu 11-Nov-21 01:38:51

I mean …. confused … why are you asking? What’s put it on your head as name for a human?

SiobhanSharpe Thu 11-Nov-21 01:43:46

Are the band related to the country singer Bobbie Gentry?
(Ode to Billy Joe)
I suppose it's a surname, but...
what everyone else said.

NeilTheBaby Thu 11-Nov-21 01:47:54

Gentry Stein is a world famous yo-yo champion. So yes it actually is a name.

Lockdownbear Thu 11-Nov-21 01:54:03

No! Landed Gentry,

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KloppsTeeth Thu 11-Nov-21 02:01:47

Gents for short?

Or stick to the safer Balonz.

Thatsplentyjack Thu 11-Nov-21 06:20:41

NeilTheBaby

Gentry Stein is a world famous yo-yo champion. So yes it actually is a name.

One person having the name doesn't make it a name, just makes his parents as daft as OP.

Welcometothejingles Thu 11-Nov-21 08:12:34

the meanings of the word gentry

AuntDympna Thu 11-Nov-21 08:21:11

NeilTheBaby

Gentry Stein is a world famous yo-yo champion. So yes it actually is a name.

grin

agnesflorence Thu 11-Nov-21 08:24:58

Sounds like a barber shop not a child

NeilTheBaby Thu 11-Nov-21 14:05:35

Might not make it common but every name has to be used for a first time.
Gentry Stein is famous so there's bound to now be other Gentrys about, even if he was the first, which I doubt.
I don't think it's a good name, but that's for the op to decide.

NeilTheBaby Thu 11-Nov-21 14:09:30

According to BabyCenter as a girl's name Gentry ranked #2231 and as a boy's name #1607 so while uncommon clearly a name and used by some.

ppan4454 Thu 11-Nov-21 14:10:16

Nope

Thepennysjustdropped Thu 11-Nov-21 14:14:37

No. The kid will have a lifetime of "What?" and will hate you. You'll get fed up with hearing "What?" and will wish you'd called him Oliver. I see it with my friends who called their DS something that sounds like a variety of kitchen cleaner.

MrsGeralt Thu 11-Nov-21 14:18:01

Absurd. Definitely not.

stingofthebutterfly Thu 11-Nov-21 14:42:57

Surely you don't need to ask others how utterly ridiculous it is.

astoundedgoat Thu 11-Nov-21 14:47:19

With siblings called Toff, Aristo and maybe go straight to the point with little Upper Class? grin

astoundedgoat Thu 11-Nov-21 14:48:27

Thepennysjustdropped

No. The kid will have a lifetime of "What?" and will hate you. You'll get fed up with hearing "What?" and will wish you'd called him Oliver. I see it with my friends who called their DS something that sounds like a variety of kitchen cleaner.

lol - I'm imagining Zoflora here - I BET there is a poor little girl burdened with that name somewhere out there...

ThePoisonousMushroom Thu 11-Nov-21 14:49:05

Of course not, it’s completely ridiculous.

Lockdownbear Thu 11-Nov-21 14:50:29

astoundedgoat

With siblings called Toff, Aristo and maybe go straight to the point with little Upper Class? grin

I'd have thought the siblings would be more like Kentigarin and Augustus

verymiddleaged Thu 11-Nov-21 14:52:01

As in landed?
I think if you are part of the aristocracy you don't actually need to self identify in your given name.

Lockdownbear Thu 11-Nov-21 14:52:13

Sorry I'm on the wrong thread- I thought I was on the Aloyisus thread.

Irishfarmer Thu 11-Nov-21 14:53:45

I think enough people have said no, but ah.... no!

RuthW Thu 11-Nov-21 16:25:55

No

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