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Thoughts on Sonny please

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Eleta Sun 13-Jul-08 20:44:14

dh came up with this one today. We are really struggling with boys names. I would just like to ask for anyones opinions. Is it awful? Or do you like it?

LadySweet Sun 13-Jul-08 20:46:20

I love it, considering it for my baby too if we have a boy We are kinda debating as to whether we should have it as a first or middle name but I think it will factor somewhere:D

HunphreyCushion Sun 13-Jul-08 20:47:06

I like it.

We are struggling with boys names too. Plenty if its a girl.
Personally I like it. It was my choice for dd1 if she was a boy.
The only name me and dh agreed on as he hated all mine.
Not sure if Im going to go for it this time as I have a few more I like too.
my mum just keeps saying sunny d as in the drink.

2point4kids Sun 13-Jul-08 20:47:53

My friend just named her baby Sonny.
I think its lovely smile

WendyWeber Sun 13-Jul-08 20:48:16

It's not a proper name to me - like Junior, that isn't either - both OK as pet names but I think a boy should have an actual name too.

LovelyDear Sun 13-Jul-08 20:48:52

I like it. Danny Baker's son is sonny, and i like him, ergo...

I need a good middle name to go with it as it doesnt sound very good with our surname.
Think george bush, washington d.c, BIG BUILDING grin

4madboys Sun 13-Jul-08 20:52:11

Dp and i really like it, we almost called ds4 it, but went for Rudi instead, which we thought was nice and a bit unusual, and then bloody edith bowman had her baby a few weeks later and called him Rudy, she spelt it wrong tho, obviously.

I know a lovely Sonny who is about 9yrs old and dont know any others.

nooka Sun 13-Jul-08 20:58:30

Personally I think it is awful because it isn't really a name, and it is very diminutive, like Junior, Baby etc. I don't like these as long term nick names either. But if you like it grin

Kimi Sun 13-Jul-08 21:07:46

not one I like tbh

Eleta Sun 13-Jul-08 21:08:55

I'm really not sure. I love Gabriel but dh concerned he could get called gay gabe grin

Kimi Sun 13-Jul-08 21:10:15

Gabriel is lovely, also Gil is nice

nooka Mon 14-Jul-08 03:05:29

Gabriel is fab. My cousin is called Gabriel (or Gabe) and has never had any stick about it. He is highly cool though, which might help!

FabioTheLiterateCat Mon 14-Jul-08 03:19:20

I know a Sonny, but I always think "....and Cher" when I hear it.

[shows age]

hatrick Mon 14-Jul-08 06:46:30

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Nancy66 Mon 14-Jul-08 08:22:42

I'm not keen on Sonny. I agree that it's not a proper name, more a pet one or term of affection. A bit like going through life being called 'Poppet.'

My nephew is Gabriel. He's four now and at nursery school and is always called is full name.

edam Mon 14-Jul-08 08:44:45

Don't like it. Sorry, but it's a child's nickname. Can you imagine a high court judge called Sonny?

edam Mon 14-Jul-08 08:45:57

I think the macho Sonnys had to go into boxing or whatever just to prove something because they were burdened with such a little boy name. Like Shirley becoming a wrestler (was it Big Daddy?).

hatrick Mon 14-Jul-08 10:32:23

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cyteen Mon 14-Jul-08 10:34:40

My SIL's boy is a Sonny. I have to say, I still don't like it. "This is my son...Sonny". But as ever, your baby, your choice.

seeker Mon 14-Jul-08 10:40:23

Remember you are not just naming a baby, you are naming a boy, a teenager, a man and an old man. Think of a middle aged man called Sonny.

Could you call him something else - not sure what - and have Sonny for a nick-name?

Sim43 Mon 14-Jul-08 10:47:58

Sorry I think it is awful. Like Seeker says you really have to think of the child as an adult.

charitygirl Mon 14-Jul-08 10:55:11

Too juvenile - limiting in later life.

Bluestocking Mon 14-Jul-08 10:58:00

Just awful. Don't do it.

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