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What do the MN jury think of Barnaby?

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HeinzSight Sat 08-Aug-09 13:38:16

I'm due in less than a week!!! Need to decide and I trust your opinions! smile

KingRolo Sat 08-Aug-09 13:39:49

OK as a full name but really like Barney for short.

differentID Sat 08-Aug-09 13:43:36

Love Barnaby. There was a Barnaby in the year below me at school Lovely guy- fabulous singing voice!

pseudoname Sat 08-Aug-09 13:44:12


sarah293 Sat 08-Aug-09 13:45:42

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HeinzSight Sat 08-Aug-09 14:02:07


We prob would shorten to Barney. DH initially suggested Barnabus, but I really don't like it. He said we would shorten it to Barney but I also mentioned the purple dinosaur.

Maybe there's a family trend starting here, DH's brother is called Donald

(Duck) No we don't call him duck but anyway . . . . you see where I'm going with this grin

IsItMeOr Sat 08-Aug-09 14:12:42

Lovely for a bear grin.


audley Sat 08-Aug-09 16:14:16

Love Barnaby, took mine to a different toddler group last week and met our first other Barney, he was a Barnabas though,much prefer Barnaby obviously! Have only had +ve comments in real life, in fact it usually gets a great reaction, but that may just be because he's so darn gorgeous!

MaggieBeauVirgo Sat 08-Aug-09 16:15:05

There's a Barnaby thread on here already.

Not too keen tbh. Rein it in a bit, and go for Gregory instead.

I do like donald though. that doesn't make me think of a duck though. I think because it's less self-consciously urban urbane chic than Barnaby, which is just quite pompous.

babybugs Sat 08-Aug-09 18:13:03

Love it!!! X

englishpatient Sat 08-Aug-09 18:20:57

I love Barnaby.

screamingabdab Sat 08-Aug-09 18:54:04

Barnaby the bear's my name, never call me Jack or Jane, I will sing my song again, Barnaby the bear's my name

Sorry, I hate it. Too posh, not a strong name


screamingabdab Sat 08-Aug-09 18:54:56

Also will be shortened to Barney the sodding dinosaur

screamingabdab Sat 08-Aug-09 18:57:00

blush I really should learn to read the other posts, shouldn't I ?

audley I am sure your little boy is gorgeous

<scuttles away>

womblingalong Sat 08-Aug-09 18:58:38

No no no.

Nancy66 Sat 08-Aug-09 19:06:00

I think it's a really wet, wussy name.

HerHonesty Sat 08-Aug-09 19:58:08

dogs name

piscesmoon Sat 08-Aug-09 20:00:35

Lovely for a dog.

Issy123 Sat 08-Aug-09 20:09:45

I like it, I don't think it sounds posh.

It is something a bit different,from Thomas, Sam, Max, Oliver, Harry......yawn.

LynetteScavo Sat 08-Aug-09 20:11:01

I love it, and would use Barney as short.

Tillyscoutsmum Sat 08-Aug-09 20:17:50

I love it and it is on our list for ds

mariabarnaby Fri 11-Sep-09 11:45:03

I have a Barnaby. He's 6 years old. Blonde, beautiful, blue eyed. A total sunny joy. Everyone loves his wholesome name. It's a fab choice and would thoroughly recommend it, however, would rather you didn't for the same reason it is fairly unique! Just joking.

Good luck x

Pingpong Fri 11-Sep-09 13:03:08

Sounds drippy to me.
I find on MN people say it like it is whereas in RL people are much more subtle. I would never say anything negative about a name choice to the parents in person it's just too rude.
Donald is a lovely name though.

crumpette Fri 11-Sep-09 13:20:43

I love it but think it's a bit cutesy for a real person, I just think of the bear.

diddl Fri 11-Sep-09 13:24:04

Love it!

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