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With surname 'Norton' would calling ds 'Isaac' be cruel?

(29 Posts)
Minicooper Sat 22-Aug-09 19:22:02

Dh thinks the Isaac Newton connection is too close and would lead to some (admittedly highbrow!) teasing! What do you think? Cruel?

littleboyblue Sat 22-Aug-09 19:23:45

No. Isaac's a lovely name. I don't think there's a connection, or it's too close sounding.

Minicooper Sat 22-Aug-09 19:36:45

Thanks, littleboyblue, I'll chalk that up as one for me! grin

MaggieLeo Sat 22-Aug-09 19:53:30

it sounds familiar the second you hear it - but it's not obvious why. zak norton sounds great too. I wouldn't let it worry you.

Minicooper Sun 23-Aug-09 09:19:43

Two to me! Any dissenters?

Tambajam Sun 23-Aug-09 09:53:24

Isaac Norton. I just said that out loud several times to try and work out what your problem might be and the name 'Isaac Newton' didn't even float into my sphere.
Definitely not a problem. And even if it was, Isaac Newton is a positive association. It's not Charles Manson or anything but a brilliant scientist who shaped our modern understanding.

thirtypence Sun 23-Aug-09 09:55:02

Graham would be cruel. grin

AvadaKedavra Sun 23-Aug-09 09:56:59

I opened the thread thinking, well who is Isaac Norton then? not thinking of apples and gravity, so another to you grin

ZamMummy Sun 23-Aug-09 10:18:05

what Avada said smile
but no Graham as a middle name...grin

GoldenSnitch Sun 23-Aug-09 10:34:09

I read the thread title and thought "who's Issac Norton" - had to read your post to work out the association!

I don't think it's obvious.

Agree that Graham would be cruel though

savoycabbage Sun 23-Aug-09 10:46:22

I said it about 10 times and I didn't get it either. It's lovely too.

GoldenSnitch Sun 23-Aug-09 10:53:16

Asked DH. He didn't get it either.

When I explained it to him, he said "it's not the worst person to be named after"

AvadaKedavra Sun 23-Aug-09 12:04:33

There you go, you win I reckon Minicooper grin

sweetnitanitro Sun 23-Aug-09 12:12:06

I didn't get it either! I think Isaac is a lovely name.

CantThinkofFunnyName Sun 23-Aug-09 12:23:26

Sorry - I got it straight away and chuckled. It is a lovely name but, personally, I would steer clear.... blush

Minicooper Sun 23-Aug-09 20:19:04

Thanks ladies - glad you like it too grin - Can'tthinkoffunnyname, dh will be glad he got at least one vote! I agree with some of you that being named after a great scientist is not a great hardship - also agree that Graham should be struck off the list!!!!

MamaLazarou Tue 25-Aug-09 07:21:54

My surname is also Norton. I liked Gram and Ed before I realised sad

For the record, I think Isaac Norton is fine.

VAB Tue 25-Aug-09 10:53:11

I got it straight away - sorry.

Zac Norton sounds fine, but I wouldn't go for Issac Norton personally.

SausageRocket Tue 25-Aug-09 10:54:40

Not enormously connected and they would have to be some pretty highbrow playground bullies!

Go for it. Isaac Norton is a lovely name

franklymydear Tue 25-Aug-09 10:55:35

I think Norton Anti-Virus and that's it - newton didn't cross my mind till you mentioned it

GreatGooglyMoogly Tue 25-Aug-09 11:01:08

I wouldn't have though of it and indeed have never thought of it despite knowing an Isaac Norton in primary school!

gladders Tue 25-Aug-09 13:19:10

I saw it straight away sorry.

Don't think it's necessarily an issue of playground bullying -just that it's a really famous name. using something so similar seems odd/unoriginal.

you wouldn't call a child Harry Porter or Charles Dickenson would you?

allaboutme Tue 25-Aug-09 13:21:03

I saw it straight away and thought 'no you cant use that!' was v surprised by all the posts saying 'its fine' once i opened the thread!

thumbwitch Tue 25-Aug-09 13:27:27

what tambajam said. and franklymydear. COuldn't see the problem until I opened the thread and even now I don't see it as a major problem.

stleger Tue 25-Aug-09 13:28:08

Maybe in Cambridge. But I had to read the thread to find out why it might be a problem.

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