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(41 Posts)
JemL Thu 09-Jul-09 10:15:33

DH loves it - I like it, but am not sure if it is too "old" - any thoughts?!

sleeplessinstretford Thu 09-Jul-09 10:57:08

i love it, i know a little boy called Stan (his dad is in the Charlatans) he's very cute

blinks Thu 09-Jul-09 10:58:34

bit pretentious

harrwet Thu 09-Jul-09 12:20:48

I love it.

MadreInglese Thu 09-Jul-09 12:21:32

I know a little Stanley and it really suits him

gladders Thu 09-Jul-09 16:17:08

love it love it - its the only name we heard after namiong ds that we both thought "damn, that would have been a good choice".... would go for stanley myself but love both versions.

mrswoolf Thu 09-Jul-09 16:29:05

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pooter Thu 09-Jul-09 16:32:33

as an aside, a friend of mine was going out with a boy at uni called Stan, then they broke up, and a different friend hurridly emailed her

"sorry to hear about you and Satan" yikes!

i think its quite a cool name myself.

Maninadirndl Thu 09-Jul-09 16:32:50

Brings to mind Hilda Ogden....


Guaranteed a great job on the bins with a name like that.

JemL Thu 09-Jul-09 16:33:50

If we used it, I think it would be Stanley, with Stan for short - rather than just Stan.

DH loves it and it is definitely growing on me...!

JemL Thu 09-Jul-09 16:35:10

Hilda Ogden was a bit before my time grin

weegiemum Thu 09-Jul-09 16:35:38


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whostolemyname Thu 09-Jul-09 18:05:19

love it

Frasersmum123 Thu 09-Jul-09 18:26:34

I like it, but it reminds me of the Eminem song where Stan murders his girlfriend at the end.

But I still like it

MrsKitty Thu 09-Jul-09 18:30:15

Also love it. My DH not so keen though unfortunately.

JemL Thu 09-Jul-09 19:40:28

I'd forgotten about that song...!

Frasersmum123 Thu 09-Jul-09 20:41:09

Sorry blush

goomum Thu 09-Jul-09 21:00:33

Fantastic name. Classic proper name but very cool right now and not yet too popular but think it will get more popular in future. Both full and short names are great. Go for it.

pippylongstockings Thu 09-Jul-09 21:02:55

I really like it - just heard a little boy being called it in the park the other day - and I too had a bit of a 'Oh damm - we should have called our DS that' type moment!

In fact we even had a in depth discussion about it .... however he is 2 so clearly would be bonkers to change his name!

I think it's great.

random Thu 09-Jul-09 21:03:52


abouteve Thu 09-Jul-09 21:18:24

I love it now, Stanley was my dad's name and we thought it so embarrassing many years ago. It's back in fashion but not too common yet. Of the 'Grandad cool' ilk.

A couple of guys I know who have a surname e.g Standing etc like to be known as Stan.

LyraSilvertongue Thu 09-Jul-09 21:21:08

Like it.

EyeballsintheSky Thu 09-Jul-09 21:22:47

Love it, really really love it.

hester Thu 09-Jul-09 21:23:07

I really like it.

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