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(28 Posts)
oysterpots Sun 05-Apr-09 17:53:02

I know, I know, a dog's name, right? I can live with those comments.

But my concern is school teasing along the lines of Sexy Rexy (and what if he wasn't?!). Overheard a couple of old boys in the post office, one said to the other "Sexy Rexy - those days are gone, eh Rex?". Rex looked slightly wistful.

I think it's a great strong name, but am I totally deluded? Would continue a theme with DS1's name...

littlelamb Sun 05-Apr-09 17:54:10

Is other ds called Fido?? wink

littlelamb Sun 05-Apr-09 17:54:11

Is other ds called Fido?? wink

littlelamb Sun 05-Apr-09 17:54:38

ooo so good I posted it twice blush

LetThemEatCake Sun 05-Apr-09 17:57:17

fabulous name. Strong, manly - great

and sexy Rexy would be no bad thing in his teens ... imagine all the girls who fancy him ... "ooh, you had Sex with rex!! Sexy Rexy! What i'd give to have sex with Rex" and so on. He'd be quite the stud.

I went to school with a Josh Rex. Everyone, everyone loved him and I'm sure his super-cool name had some bearing on that.

Nancy66 Sun 05-Apr-09 17:57:21

I really like it - think it's a cool name. Doesn't make me think of a dog at all - there are much more canine names out there.

oysterpots Sun 05-Apr-09 18:05:44

Theme is not pooches, but kings.

I think I'd quite fancy a Rex if I met one now ;)

GossipMonger Sun 05-Apr-09 18:07:02


Twunt off Big Brother was called Rex not that that matters.

Rex sounds like it should be short for something.

What about Max?

TheDOGmamma Sun 05-Apr-09 18:07:06

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oysterpots Sun 05-Apr-09 18:08:51

Think it is short for Reginald. Not quite so sexy!

Not keen on Max at all.

TheDOGmamma Sun 05-Apr-09 18:09:59

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bluebump Sun 05-Apr-09 19:15:06

I actually quite like it.

hotcrosspurepurple Sun 05-Apr-09 19:23:23

hate it
I can imagine myself at work in the preschool saying "Rex, here boy" and "Rex, sit!"

tibni Sun 05-Apr-09 19:40:50

My dad was called Rex. Comes from latin for king I believe.

He was named it because his mum was sick of his elder siblings names being shortened. Mind you my uncle was called Latimer Douglas - he called himself Doug by choice! LOL

oysterpots Sun 05-Apr-09 20:07:25

Ooh, I like Latimer, tibni!

Did your dad like his name? Any nicknames for him or teasing?

pollywobbledoodle Sun 05-Apr-09 20:08:15

woof, woof! sorry

Ivykaty44 Sun 05-Apr-09 20:08:46

I have a lovely friend with this name - he looks just like the churchill dog, infact I am sure that they modeled the churchill dog on my friend smile

Claire2009 Sun 05-Apr-09 20:09:41

I have a dog called rex
DD calls him sexy rexy

Big no from me.

Claire2009 Sun 05-Apr-09 20:09:42

I have a dog called rex
DD calls him sexy rexy

Big no from me.

BananaFruitBunny Sun 05-Apr-09 20:17:14

What if he grows up to be small and skinny?

Salleroo Sun 05-Apr-09 20:21:24

great name, go for it

wotulookinat Sun 05-Apr-09 20:22:57

I would avoid it because it's just too much of a dog's name. Even more so than Max.

arielsmum Mon 10-Dec-12 13:20:32

Oysterpots - 3 years late to this thread, I realise, but... did you name your son Rex? Just found out we're having a boy and I have my heart set on Rex, I love it, plus it was my husband's grandfather's name. If you decided to use it, are you happy with your decision three years on?! Hoping the answer is yes!


EverlongLovesHerChristmasRobin Mon 10-Dec-12 21:23:00

It was a dogs name when I was a child, we had a dog called Rex.

But not these days.

I love it and would definitely use it.

lockets Sat 29-Dec-12 00:55:31

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