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Am not pregnant but thinking on the off chance of ds3 - how about the name Byron?

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Jazzicatz Sun 20-Jul-08 20:20:32


Jazzicatz Sun 20-Jul-08 20:28:43

No comments? I thought it sounded quite romantic?

ruty Sun 20-Jul-08 20:30:21

not too keen sorry. but probably popular in America.

Heated Sun 20-Jul-08 20:31:29

Well, apart from being mad, bad and dangerous to know, there is the incest connotation...

Having said that, Byron is used in the US.

Jazzicatz Sun 20-Jul-08 20:33:41

A resounding 'no' then?

wheresthehamster Sun 20-Jul-08 20:33:45

It always looks like someone's misspelt Bryon to me. Not that Bryon is a popular way of spelling Brian/Bryan but you get my drift! grin

ruty Sun 20-Jul-08 20:37:59

i mean i wouldn't call my child Wordsworth either.. wink

Jazzicatz Sun 20-Jul-08 20:40:05

Now there's a thought Ruty! grin

lizziemun Sun 20-Jul-08 20:45:35

Not sure if i like it. But it could be because my dh knows a Bryon and he is the most boring person on this planet. Although having said that he is a nice person and will do anything for anyone.

Just bore you to tears in the process grin.

kitsmummy Sun 20-Jul-08 21:05:51

Really sorry but I think it sounds grossly, horribly pretentious. Btw I met a Byron a few months ago, parents quite chavvy and it struck me as the most awful name choice for a child. And I do like unusual names, just not this one.

minouminou Sun 20-Jul-08 23:33:39

We have twins round here called Blake and Byron
don't do it
It doesn't even SOUND that nice as a name, somehow....(repeats name to self)....nah.....s'orrible.

llareggub Sun 20-Jul-08 23:35:38

I know a Byron.

He was a newsagent and used to serenade his customers with his guitar playing, wearing a cowboy hat and mayoral chain.

Anglepoise Sun 20-Jul-08 23:35:47

Afraid the only ones I've encountered have been the children of clients in (messy, depressing, legally aided) family law, so not too sold!

Hannah81 Sun 20-Jul-08 23:36:09

My dad's name is Byron,
how about Breyen? That is my 11wk old DS2's name- -I love it - not many people have that name - none that i know of anyway.

minouminou Sun 20-Jul-08 23:37:18

i like llareggub's byron, though!

mrswoolf Sun 20-Jul-08 23:38:07

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Ledodgy Sun 20-Jul-08 23:58:06

I once knew a byron he was very handsome.

FAQ Mon 21-Jul-08 00:04:11

I like Byron - when I saw the thread title I thought of Byron Black ex-professional tennis player

TwoFir Mon 21-Jul-08 08:41:21

Bye Ron Too flouncy!

olyoly Mon 21-Jul-08 16:06:46

My dh likes this name as well, but I just can't get behind it. It seems a bit pretentious, maybe?

That said, I knew a Byron and he was lovely. It isn't so popular in the US though - not in top 500.

Sidge Mon 21-Jul-08 16:18:12

I met a woman who had called her baby son Byron.

Oh, after the poet? says me.

Oh no, after the bloke on Storymakers, says her.


lljkk Mon 21-Jul-08 16:20:23

I know a 20 month old Byron (in England). Not my taste, either, but I'm getting used to it.

MadamBovary Mon 21-Jul-08 19:03:06

But what if it's a girl? You could call her Bryony (IS that the correct spelling?)

kittywise Mon 21-Jul-08 19:10:14

I do like the name but only for those in fiction or poets. if I came across a child called Byron i'd think he and his parents should be avoided at all costs.

janeite Mon 21-Jul-08 19:22:35

I went to school with a Byron, who was drop dead gorgeous - and knew it.

Not a name I would pick tbh.

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