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Brooke and Reece. your comments please

(84 Posts)
Leanne1989 Fri 16-Jan-09 15:28:15

Brooke- girl
Reece -boy
this is my first child due start of april just wondered what you thought of these names

traceybath Fri 16-Jan-09 15:33:19

Not my favourites - what type of names do you like besides those?

belgo Fri 16-Jan-09 15:34:19

not keen. Prefer Rhys.

ilovetochat Fri 16-Jan-09 15:34:25

sorry but i don't really like them either.

LadyPinkOfPinkerton Fri 16-Jan-09 15:34:33

Brooke is okay. Don't like Reece much

chisigirl Fri 16-Jan-09 15:35:38

Brooke - I think of that MTV show about Brooke Hogan, the daughter of Hulk Hogan!

They sound nice names but a little 'Hollywood' to me.

LadyLiffey Fri 16-Jan-09 15:36:14

Rhys for a boy is OK, but wouldn't be my own choice. But it's a perfectly acceptable name for a boy.

REally really hate Brooke for a girl. Rhymes with Fuck. It's also a bit androgenous which I don't like, and it sounds like you're trying to be American.

smellybulldog Fri 16-Jan-09 15:36:29

I really like both names but the spelling of Reece reminds me of Reeces Pieces (peanut butter sweets). Think I prefer Rhys.

LadyLiffey Fri 16-Jan-09 15:37:10

For a girl,

What about Hope? Has that snappy one syllable vibe but is less androgenous.

smellybulldog Fri 16-Jan-09 15:38:04

I don't think Brooke rhymes with fuck unless you have an accent and pronounce it 'fook'

belgo Fri 16-Jan-09 15:38:45

'hate Brooke for a girl. Rhymes with Fuck'

Does it? How do you pronounce Brooke?

MrsMattie Fri 16-Jan-09 15:39:25

Don't like them, sorry.

traceybath Fri 16-Jan-09 15:41:16

I do like Hope though!

Sycamoretree Fri 16-Jan-09 15:44:56

I don't like them, sorry.

Any others to run by us? smile

belcantwait Fri 16-Jan-09 15:46:04

dont like either of them sorry. hate to use the word but they sound a bit 'chavvy' (ew sorry) to me

Sycamoretree Fri 16-Jan-09 15:46:38

I'm interested in how you pronouce Brooke in a way that DOESN't rhyme with Fuck!

It is pronounced that way - you know, like the little babbling brooke ran through the village.

Like the famous actress and sufferer of PND Brooke Sheilds.

Am I getting anywhere yet?!

LadyLiffey Fri 16-Jan-09 15:47:11

I pronounce Brooke like Bruck. Truck.

How do you pronounce it?

Lulumama Fri 16-Jan-09 15:47:38

don;t like either, i;m afraid

belgo Fri 16-Jan-09 15:47:41

Brooke rhymes with book
fuck rhymes with duck

LadyLiffey Fri 16-Jan-09 15:49:18

Do some people not know how to pronounce Fuck!?!?
Fooking 'ell

MaryAnnSingleton Fri 16-Jan-09 15:49:46

I've never heard Brooke pronounced to rhyme with 'fuck' - ever !

Sycamoretree Fri 16-Jan-09 15:49:48

Ok Belgo, I see know, it's a very nuanced difference in pronunciation - I thought you were saying it was pronounced like
or Spook!

Lulumama Fri 16-Jan-09 15:49:51


bronze Fri 16-Jan-09 15:50:32

LL {grin]

Sycamoretree Fri 16-Jan-09 15:50:46

And the bigger the difference between Brooke and Fuck, the posher you are!

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