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Is Thomas just too popular at the mo?

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hw2004 Fri 18-Jul-08 13:17:56

I posted a few days ago asking your views on Rory and Sebastian. I like both but am just not 100% iykwim. I've now got 8 weeks to go and nothing really grabs me as I do want fairly traditional and nothing too modern.

Thomas was my Grandad's name and I would have Thomas Alexander - Tom/Tommy for short.

do you know of lots of them where you live?

H x

LackaDAISYcal Fri 18-Jul-08 13:21:51

There are one or two at DSs school in reception/yr 1 and a friend has a 6mo old baby. I wouldn't say it was too popular round here at all.

and it is a lovely name smile

AbbeyA Fri 18-Jul-08 13:28:58

Thomas is lovely, it is a classic name and will never date.

nailpolish Fri 18-Jul-08 13:30:25

who cares how popular it is?

if you like it go for it

Fimbo Fri 18-Jul-08 13:31:53

Thomas is nice, I know someone who shortens it to Thom instead of Tom

hw2004 Fri 18-Jul-08 17:12:38

I do actually really like it so thanks for your feedback. I don't mind it being popular but I just don't want there to be about 5 in his class at school - there again you just never know what's going to popular so hard to predict!!

Ledodgy Fri 18-Jul-08 17:14:04

I have a Thomas and he is lovely. grin

HumphreyCushioni Fri 18-Jul-08 17:15:03

Me too, Ledodgy.smile

Lovingthepink Fri 18-Jul-08 17:16:33

I have a Thomas who we call Tommy. I don't know any others in his class if that helps.

Ledodgy Fri 18-Jul-08 17:16:57

Why the I at the end of your name Humph? Have I missed something?

ahundredtimes Fri 18-Jul-08 17:18:45

I've got one too. And I think there's one on other in his year group.

I think it's just such a good name. I like saying it and writing it. And I like him v. much too.

hatrick Fri 18-Jul-08 17:19:07

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ahundredtimes Fri 18-Jul-08 17:21:48

It will always be popular, because it's a great name.

HumphreyCushioni Fri 18-Jul-08 17:22:26

I am going through a latin-inspired phase, ledodgy.

(Or I may have deregistered for a while! grin)

Ledodgy Fri 18-Jul-08 17:22:37

Indeed. smile

Ledodgy Fri 18-Jul-08 17:22:53

LOL Humph.

seeker Fri 18-Jul-08 17:24:48

Too popular for what?

There's one Thomas in ds's year group of 60 if that helps.

popsycal Fri 18-Jul-08 17:45:35

Thomas/Tom is a faboulous name. Timeless and never goes out of fashion. DS1 is a Thomas and the only one in his year group - named after his greatgrandd.

Nancy66 Fri 18-Jul-08 17:48:43

Thomas, Henry, Jack, George, Alfie, Josh, Charlie are all very popular and are always going to be - however they are also all really great names. so if you love Thomas then go with it.

Personally I wouldn't ever pick a ridiculously popular girl's name but i think with boys you can be a bit more relaxed as they just don't care about things like that!

fridayschild Fri 18-Jul-08 18:00:13

DS (5) has two best friends called Thomas. One is his friend from school, where there is only 1 Thomas in the class. The other is in a different part of London with 2 other Thomas boys, and as a result will only ever write his full name (ie including the surname), and DS1 only calls him his full name. I don't think I would like that myself, but if you are happy with it I do agree it is a nice name.

fridayschild Fri 18-Jul-08 18:00:53

DS (5) has two best friends called Thomas.

One is his friend from school, where there is only 1 Thomas in the class. The other is in a different part of London with 2 other Thomas boys in his (mixed) class, and as a result will only ever write his full name (ie including the surname), and DS1 only calls him his full name. I don't think I would like that myself, but if you are happy with it I do agree it is a nice name.

Lovage Fri 18-Jul-08 19:27:54

There are 4 Thomases in DS's nursery of 60 children - so 1 in 15 children (and roughly 1 in 7 boys) are called Thomas! But I really like it too and am considering it, but like you, wondering if it's a bit too popular.

bluenosesaint Fri 18-Jul-08 19:29:57

Actually, come to think of it, I don't know any Thomas' under the age of 9!

Quite surprised really - it is a lovely name smile

becaroo Fri 18-Jul-08 19:42:39

My ds is called Thomas and he is the only one in his class and was the only one in his nursery class too - he is 5.

It was very popular about 8/9 years ago but not so much now....although its still in the top 10 (because its such a great name, obviously!) grin

SJLTM Fri 18-Jul-08 20:06:16

I have a Thomas / Tom named after his grandad, he is 9 . Only one in his class and I think year group. Go for it, I still love it.

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