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I like Harry but...

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alittleteapot Fri 12-Jun-09 14:09:48

...worry it's a bit too cheeky chappy if you become an earnest or serious teenager/adult. What do you think?

Really struggling on boys' names. Don't really like any of them and picking holes in the ones i do quite like.

Others currently on the list

Samuel/Sam
Johnny
Ned/Edward

Still waiting for lightning to strike though.

plonker Fri 12-Jun-09 14:12:38

I love Harry!

It's a fantastic name and I don't see as too cheeky chappy at all.

I also love Edward on your list smile

Tidey Fri 12-Jun-09 14:12:39

I don't think it sounds cheeky chappy at all. You get a very diverse mix of people called Harry. It suits anyone. Lovely name for a baby, child, teenager, man, older man.

The same goes for Samuel or Sam, imo.

RealityIsMyOnlyDelusion Fri 12-Jun-09 14:13:25

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alittleteapot Fri 12-Jun-09 14:18:14

Oh good, thanks. I did this with dd's name, which is now just so perfect for her. It's like you finally find names you like and then create reasons why they're wrong.

mrsrawlinson Fri 12-Jun-09 14:54:32

We plan to name DC3 Henry, but he'll be Harry for short.

nappyaddict Fri 12-Jun-09 14:56:12

How about Harold?

nappyaddict Fri 12-Jun-09 14:56:48

I love Ned and Jonny/John though.

VanessaMuchLessa Fri 12-Jun-09 14:57:15

I think Harry is very versatile.

Harry Secombe wasn't a cheeky chappy.

I always think Harry was a fighter pilot in WW2. And who wouldn't have been proud of their son doing that?

mrswoolf Fri 12-Jun-09 15:29:42

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mrswoolf Fri 12-Jun-09 15:31:49

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notevenamousie Fri 12-Jun-09 15:31:54

I still think Harry Potter!

alittleteapot Fri 12-Jun-09 15:57:09

See, don't like Harold or Henry at all...

Haribosmummy Fri 12-Jun-09 15:59:16

What about HARRISON as a more formal alternative?

nappyaddict Fri 12-Jun-09 16:04:58

How about Ned short for Edmund?

nappyaddict Fri 12-Jun-09 16:06:47

Or Edgar/Edwin/Edbert/Edison

alittleteapot Fri 12-Jun-09 16:25:17

No, it'll be straight Harry or not Harry at all. And although I like Edward I don't like Ed so not keen on other Ed names! Sorry, contrary!

nappyaddict Fri 12-Jun-09 19:02:39

Sorry I meant to say for the others aswell Ned short for all those too.

Pollyanna Fri 12-Jun-09 19:09:48

I have an Edward, Ned for short. Its a lovely name I think.

mrsrawlinson Fri 12-Jun-09 19:26:37

Edward is lovely. I sort of wish we hadn't wasted it as a middle name for DS1 now!

Thunderduck Fri 12-Jun-09 19:45:20

Oh god not Ned please. It's awful.

It makes me think of Ned Flanders from The Simpsons. And it's a Scottish word for a thug/chav.

Thunderduck Fri 12-Jun-09 19:46:46

Edward is lovely. I don't see the need for a nickname though.

alittleteapot Fri 12-Jun-09 20:08:39

I don't like Ed or Eddie though. Ted's nice as well as Ned, I think.

Maybe Sam...

Why are names so hard?

muggglewump Fri 12-Jun-09 20:13:50

What about Henry with Harry as an everyday name?
I'm not so keen on Johnny as a name alone but I like Jonathan.
I like Edward too and then you can use Ned but future DS can have a choice of other shortenings?

barnsleybelle Fri 12-Jun-09 20:25:43

Love Harry.

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