Is this name usable

(61 Posts)
Forumsforfun Wed 10-Nov-21 23:08:23

Gentry after the Band The Gentrys

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MadeOfStarStuff Thu 25-Nov-21 19:23:20

Absolutely not

GreyhoundG1rl Wed 24-Nov-21 19:43:24

OakPine

Yeah it's a great name! Go for it!
Can I call my child "Wardrobe"
Can I call my child "Ringbinder"
Hell yes!
I know I know "Goldfish!"

Where will this end?

Indeed...

katem22 Mon 22-Nov-21 21:44:53

So according to the web...

"Gentry as a boy's name is of English origin, and the meaning of Gentry is "of gentle, good breeding, or high social position"."

But that said, I'd still vote no.

TuftyMarmoset Thu 11-Nov-21 23:10:00

If you have to ask, the answer is usually no. And this is a no.

Luredbyapomegranate Thu 11-Nov-21 22:56:54

Nope

liveforsummer Thu 11-Nov-21 21:27:55

Ridiculous- sorry OP. And 100% agreement from posters. Not sure I've seen that before!

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WakeUpLockie Thu 11-Nov-21 20:39:14

Do not do it.

MrsFoxyplease Thu 11-Nov-21 20:32:46

I'd not

cowburp Thu 11-Nov-21 20:31:44

No
What about Gary?

Thepennysjustdropped Thu 11-Nov-21 20:28:46

@Astoundedgoat actually, Zoflora is really pretty!

RusholmeRuffian Thu 11-Nov-21 16:27:45

Christ no

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

No

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

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

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

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

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 14:50:29

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

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

Of course not, it’s completely ridiculous.

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...

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

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

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

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

Absurd. Definitely not.

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.

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

Nope

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.

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.

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