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LolaTheShowgirl Sat 16-May-09 22:46:34

for a boys first name

MrsMcCluskey Sat 16-May-09 22:47:39


MrsStig Sat 16-May-09 22:47:44

I like it.

Would use it for my own DS, but I do really like it.

gigglewitch Sat 16-May-09 22:48:49

like, baby bear* hmm
I hope you jest.

FairMidden Sat 16-May-09 22:49:00

No no no.

mollymawk Sat 16-May-09 22:49:51

You are not alone. I remember another thread about this name.

GrimmaTheNome Sat 16-May-09 22:52:26

Um. I suppose it just about works if your surname is something like Grylls. But definitely avoid if the surname is Ramsbottom.

diedandgonetodevon Sat 16-May-09 22:53:02

Only ever heard of it as a girls name not a boys name. Bit wacky but a nice nn for a boy.

(before someone shouts Bear Grylls it's not his real name IIRC)

LolaTheShowgirl Sat 16-May-09 22:53:10

Inf act, I have some middle names to go with it already.

Bear Elliot
Bear Noah
Bear Jonah
Bear Elias
Bear Isaac
Bear Isaiah

MadBadandDangerousToKnow Sat 16-May-09 22:53:15

DD was at pre-school with a boy always known as Bear, but that was a nickname for Edward. Naming a boy Bear is (in my view) cruel and self-indulgent. Edward, however, is a fine name.

weebump Sat 16-May-09 22:54:14

Surely it's Grylls nick name, not his real name. Don't do it!

MrsMcCluskey Sat 16-May-09 22:54:18

How about
Bear bum?

LolaTheShowgirl Sat 16-May-09 22:55:08

Weeeell my surname is realllly silly and wouldn't go with Bear at all but if i'm married and have a DS...

mollymawk Sat 16-May-09 22:56:24

Wow, actually there are two threads on this name - can't do links though! I learnt from one of the threads that Bear Grylls is really called Edward.

beautifulbubbles Sat 16-May-09 22:56:29

What about Ted (as a nn for Edward or just 'ted') I love ted

LolaTheShowgirl Sat 16-May-09 23:03:01

Edward is just not to my taste. It has to be Bear.

louiserogers Sat 11-Jul-09 17:08:03

my son is proudly named Bear!

becklespeckle Sat 11-Jul-09 17:12:11

I like Bear, its lovely for a little one and could be called Ted as he gets older if he prefers grin

louiserogers Sat 11-Jul-09 17:17:39

His middles names are Edward Alexander and yes is he hates his name he can use what he wants. He is such a happy confident outdoors child that it reall was a great choice for him.

bronze Sat 11-Jul-09 17:20:05

Bear Grylls isnt really called bear

Louise you have Bear Edward?
I have Edward Bear but hes fluffy and sat on my wardrobe. As in the bear of very little brain who has a piglet friend

janeite Sat 11-Jul-09 17:20:31

I think it's silly. But cute as a nn for Edward (love Edward).

bronze Sat 11-Jul-09 17:20:41

doh realied it was an old thread when Lola was on it

Scorpette Sat 11-Jul-09 21:23:43

Bear is silly, sorry. I've just googled Bear Grylls and his 3 sons are called Jesse, which is fine (although you'd get called 'a big jessie' round our way), but the other two are called MARMADUKE and HUCKLEBERRY! shock Nice.

Tortington Sat 11-Jul-09 21:24:47

it's great only with a sibling called fudge monkey

ConstantlyCooking Sat 11-Jul-09 21:37:56

very common in Sweden (the Swedish for bear is bjorn hence bjorn borg and bjorn in Abba)

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