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I quite like boy's name Tennyson but...

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magbags Mon 06-Jul-09 19:31:27

...it is a complete disaster with our surname.

Our surname is a noun, eg imagine our surname was Bananas, Tennyson Bananas sounds like "Tennis and Bananas"!!hmm

Can anyone think of any similar suggestions to Tennyson?

Greensleeves Mon 06-Jul-09 19:32:12

Tristan
Tristram
Timothy
Dennis

moondog Mon 06-Jul-09 19:34:38

It would be a disaster whatever your last name frankly.

Dennis??

Dennis ?? hmm

Greensleeves Mon 06-Jul-09 19:35:05

well.....she didn't ask for names I like, she asked for names like Tennyson grin

moondog Mon 06-Jul-09 19:36:09

True.
(My head still reeling at though of a neonate called Dennis though.)
grin

Greensleeves Mon 06-Jul-09 19:36:48

I've heard worse

<although of course I would NEVER say so>

TsarChasm Mon 06-Jul-09 19:38:38

"Tennis and Bananas" is certainly original though.

Er..Byron?

magbags Mon 06-Jul-09 19:41:16

Lol at Dennis (but thanks for making suggestions). It's probably a good thing if people think Tennyson is shit as I can't have it now anyway! Add it too the 400 other names which I can't have due to dh unhelpful surname. Oh well. grin

MamaLazarou Tue 07-Jul-09 07:52:55

I love Tennyson. I can't have it as it would sound silly with our surname, too, but it's a fine name.

How about Byron or Darwin?

gladders Tue 07-Jul-09 10:50:53

was going to suggest byron too - then remembered that the only byron i know is a complete tw*t.....

keates?

ihavenosecrets Tue 07-Jul-09 11:02:26

Are you a Ben 10 fan?

magbags Tue 07-Jul-09 11:33:11

What's Ben 10? So in other words, no I'm not.

MerlinsBeard Tue 07-Jul-09 11:42:36

Tennyson sounds like a surname.

There is a kids TV prog called Ben10 the main character in it is called Ben Tennyson

Pyrocanthus Tue 07-Jul-09 22:27:24

How do you know it's a boys' name? Have never come across it as a first name, but am prepared to be corrected.

magbags Wed 08-Jul-09 17:47:10

The model Liberty Ross called her son it. That was the first I had heard it and thought hmm, quite like that.

edam Wed 08-Jul-09 18:04:45

sorry but I couldn't get round the 'but that's a surname' reaction. You could always try Alfred...

jkklpu Wed 08-Jul-09 21:33:39

by "like Tennyson", if you just mean a surname, simply choose a surname. I'm afraid I can't be doing with the current craze for baby boys called Rafferty, Cooper, Miller, Logan, etc. etc. They just end up sounding like law firms, especially if they have more than 1 middle name, too.

If you like poets, go for William, John, Percy hmm, Benjamin, Roger, Gerald, TS, almost any forename

Nyrrem Wed 08-Jul-09 21:51:40

Edison

janeite Wed 08-Jul-09 21:54:26

Don't like it, sorry.

Tristan is lovely
Sebastian
Thaddeus
Vincent

Byron was a handsome guy but the only Byrons I have ever met have been arrogant sod-balls.

Pyrocanthus Wed 08-Jul-09 23:11:35

TS is good - or possibly ee.

There you go, magbags, it is a boy's name. It wouldn't have occurred to me, but it does sound very distinguished.

ZippysMum Fri 10-Jul-09 21:46:30

Harrison
Jamison

rimmer08 Mon 27-Jul-09 19:56:11

i love the name, i dont know why, but i do

msled Mon 27-Jul-09 20:00:02

Alfred

madmissy Mon 27-Jul-09 20:01:44

my names for boys are carter and sebastian but my dh hates seb lol....... now don't all steal them will you! grin

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