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(29 Posts)
Eleta Mon 04-Aug-08 20:46:28

Dh and I both like Harry. I think it's a good name for a boy and a man. BUT it's my Grandads name and I'm not one for naming children after relatives and even though we would be using it because we like the name, my other Grandad will no doubt view it differently. Also it is quite a popular name.

My other name choice is less traditional...Dexter. I love love love the series (which I know is not a good reason to give it to my son) but am starting to really love the name. On the pos side at least there won't be another 3 in his class but have I just been brain washed by my obsession with a TV programme?

So votes please Harry or Dexter?

Bellie Mon 04-Aug-08 20:47:20

Could you name him Henry and call him Harry?

gingerninja Mon 04-Aug-08 20:47:49

Don't know the programme but I love Dexter.

Collision Mon 04-Aug-08 20:48:34


what is the other Grandad's name? Could his be a middle name?

Dexter - not my choice.

hw2004 Mon 04-Aug-08 20:48:45

what does your DH think of Dexter?

SilkCutMama Mon 04-Aug-08 20:48:54

Defo Harry - tis a superior name IMO wink

I wonder why I think that wink

Dexter is a dog's name imo

ShowOfHands Mon 04-Aug-08 20:52:35

Dexter is great. Ramone Dexter is a post-apocalyptic gun shark. I do so love him.

Harry's popular atm and I don't love it.

SilkCutMama Mon 04-Aug-08 20:54:04

scm whispers "Harry, Harry, Harry"


feedmenow Mon 04-Aug-08 20:54:23

Both are good names, but I'd vote for Dexter.

berolina Mon 04-Aug-08 20:55:03


sweetkitty Mon 04-Aug-08 20:55:04


Overmydeadbody Mon 04-Aug-08 20:56:20


Every Tom, Dick and um Harry is called Harry

DorrisMcWhirter Mon 04-Aug-08 20:56:26

Dexter - like it
HArry -majorly too popular atm, will be known for his entire school life as Harry A or such like. Lovely name if you don't mind this.

SlothyMcFrothy Mon 04-Aug-08 20:58:14

My HV ds is called Dexter
It is a great name

thisisyesterday Mon 04-Aug-08 20:59:05


noonki Mon 04-Aug-08 21:01:09


frazzledoldbag34 Mon 04-Aug-08 21:05:02

Harry is fab

Dexter just makes me think 'homicidal maniac' - not a good association for a child methinks!

MrsWeasley Mon 04-Aug-08 21:06:19


MuffinMclay Mon 04-Aug-08 21:10:13

Harry (but prefer Henry with the option of calling him Harry)

Hulababy Mon 04-Aug-08 21:24:20


Yes, it is popular, but on the other hand I only know of one child called Harry, so doesn't have to ean a life of being known by surname initial at all IME.

MmeLindt Mon 04-Aug-08 21:25:28


Gina80 Mon 04-Aug-08 21:30:51

DS is Harry and it was also my Grandad's name. Some people in the family cooed over the fact we had named Ds after him but I just told them sharply NO, we just liked the name. Once they knew that they didnt dare mention it again smile

I only know one other Harry and he isn't in the same yr.

LuckySalem Mon 04-Aug-08 21:37:12

Harry for me but DP likes Dexter so we're not much help!! lol wink

As for Dexter - the tv series - not being a good reason to give that as a name. We named our daughter after a celebrity because they were born on the same day and the celebrity was nicknamed babygirl which is what DD was for 4 days till we picked a name.

So although we're not much help for you vote. Don't think you can't name it just cos of the TV series.

ScummyMummy Mon 04-Aug-08 21:37:52


Eleta Mon 04-Aug-08 21:40:08

Not keen on Henry and so don't see the point as we would never call him it. Don't want to use other Grandad's name as it is Peter. ( sorry anyone who has a Peter) I don't like the name and if I went down that route, we would be saying we are naming him after Grandparents and MIL would say why not use DH's family names.

DH is mixed on Dexter. He could be talked round but he thinks we only like it because we like the series and thinks we wouldn't have chosen it otherwise.

Dexter isn't homicidal maniac, he kills baddies! Nothging wrong with that grin

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