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mrswoolf Thu 31-Jul-08 18:27:00

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MrsFearnleyWhittingstall Thu 31-Jul-08 18:28:08

I don't like it sorry but I think Bertie is nice .

TurkeyLurkey Thu 31-Jul-08 18:28:41

Only do it if your surname is Bassett.

gauly Thu 31-Jul-08 18:48:02

I like it but I guess he will be a Bert or Bertie which isn't so nice.

nickeldime Fri 01-Aug-08 17:04:15

Hmm, sounds a little dated - was really popular in 1910s but dropped off a few decades ago: baby boy name Bertram

claricebeansmum Fri 01-Aug-08 17:06:07

Can be pronounced Bartram

Popular in Victorian age too.

I think Bert/Bertie are lovely. Call DS this sometimes.

MaloryDontDiveItsShallow Fri 01-Aug-08 17:06:58

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PrimulaVeris Fri 01-Aug-08 17:08:38

A bit Bertie Wooster

pointydog Fri 01-Aug-08 17:11:28

yup, bertie wooster.

As in 'Don;t be a big bertie wooster'

DorrisMcWhirter Fri 01-Aug-08 17:14:40

I just think of Agatha Christies 'At Bertram's Hotel'.
Not a bad thing but think it's still the wrong side of old fashioned - sorry!

claricebeansmum Fri 01-Aug-08 17:16:21

"wrong side of old fashioned"

from someone named Dorris? hmmwink

mrswoolf Fri 01-Aug-08 18:50:50

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Califrau Fri 01-Aug-08 19:02:53

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vanloadtovenice Sat 02-Aug-08 12:32:12

I think it must be the english version of Bertrand - which is quite popular in France. Quite like it, bit like Tristram...

CuckooClockWorkShy Sat 02-Aug-08 12:56:12

If you want that oldman chic, like Arthur or Stanley, then just go for Robert with Bertie as a nn.

I prefer Robert by far. Although, I prefer Robbie to Bertie! So our tastes differ.

Loriycs Sat 02-Aug-08 22:24:53

i like Bertram and i think its due for a comeback, as it seems fitting alongside Athur's and George's which are bounding back into popularity at the moment.(wouldnt want it shortened though)

Loriycs Sat 02-Aug-08 22:25:38

That was meant to say Arthur ( im getting tired)

TwoIfBySea Sat 02-Aug-08 22:27:17

If you want to name your child Bertie may I point you in the direction of the 44 Scotland Street books by Alexander McCall Smith, do you really want people to associate you as mum with Irene?

(Answer: No! grin)

DontCallMeBaby Sat 02-Aug-08 22:30:16

grin TwoIfBySea, you got there before me, poor poor little Bertie!

ipanemagirl Sat 02-Aug-08 22:41:25

I think it sounds a bit Victorian. A bit Peregrine Worsthorne I'm afraid, a bit Auberon, a bit Claud.

iwouldgoouttonight Sat 02-Aug-08 22:41:58

I used to quite like the name Bertie and for a while considered Herbert so it could get shortened to Bertie. But DP talked some sense into me.

sushistar Sat 02-Aug-08 22:42:28

noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

PrincessPeaHead Sat 02-Aug-08 22:45:23

I like the name Bertrand. Mind you, I had few rather excellent encounters with a frenchman called Bertrand which may explain my penchant for the name...

not so sure about Bertram

seeker Sat 02-Aug-08 22:49:05

Only if it goes with Wooster! Otherwise, NO!

ipanemagirl Sat 02-Aug-08 22:51:25

If you google Bertram in google images you get a ton of boats!

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