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Mitch for a boy?

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mumtojust3whippetsuntilnow Sun 23-Aug-09 13:56:07

Hi everyone,

This is my first time using the forum, I registered about 3 weeks ago when I first found out I was pregnant (with my first child) and have been reading the forums with interest since.

I just wondered what the general reaction to the name Mitch is? My maiden name began "Mitch..." so to me its a nice way to acknowledge my side of the family, and I do think the name is cute. Have had mixed reactions though from family, what do you all think?

Platesmasher Sun 23-Aug-09 13:57:04

I'm a fan.
Mitch gets my vote.

AvadaKedavra Sun 23-Aug-09 13:58:08

Prefer Mitchell then Mitch as nn. More scope when older.

moondog Sun 23-Aug-09 14:05:28

Don't like it . It's a bit chavvy.
You're brave starting out on this part! Noone will ever like the names you like. You know that, don't you? smile

mumtojust3whippetsuntilnow Sun 23-Aug-09 14:15:32

Chavvy? Oh nooooo!!

lol, it's ok, I know it's each to their own, I'm not committed to the name, just intrigued as to the responses it would elicit...thanks to those who have responded thus far

peanutbutterkid Sun 23-Aug-09 14:18:46

I would prefer a full name of Mitchell or Michael (with Mitch as NN). Would your full maiden name be suitable as forename? That could be way cool.

mumtojust3whippetsuntilnow Sun 23-Aug-09 14:27:31

That would be good, but no, my full maiden name isn't Mitchell (don't really like that name anyway as conjures up images of the Mitchell bros for me and I hate Eastenders!) and wouldn't work as a forename unfortunately.

logi Sun 23-Aug-09 16:01:27

its nice and cant be shortened

moomaa Sun 23-Aug-09 16:02:53

I like it but it makes me think of baywatch blush

FuckOffDailyMail Sun 23-Aug-09 19:36:49

Agree with Moondog that it's chavvy.

screamingabdab Sun 23-Aug-09 20:18:45

I'm sorry. I don't like it, even though it's a nice idea to use your maiden name

MiniMilk0610 Sun 23-Aug-09 20:22:27

I knew a little boy called Mitchell who was called Mitch, have to say when I first heard it I didnt like it, but as with most children, the name kind of grows on you so you think of the child rather than the name iyswim. Do think its better to have a longer name that can shorten to Mitch if you decide to go with that tho.

MaybeAfterBreakfast Sun 23-Aug-09 20:38:44

Don't like it at all. I know a lovely toddler with this name, but still can't warm to it.

florence2511 Sun 23-Aug-09 20:41:31

Yeah reminds me of Baywatch too, but I don't like it.

MovingOutOfBlighty Sun 23-Aug-09 20:43:04

Sorry - its chavvy and reminds me of David Hasselhoff and his hairy chest.

LynetteScavo Sun 23-Aug-09 20:45:02

I prefere something longer...Mitch sounds like it's short for something.

mumtoted Sun 23-Aug-09 20:57:44

Yep, another vote for reminding me of Baywatch.

Tambajam Sun 23-Aug-09 20:59:17

It's sounds too cheesily 'trying to be American' to me. Like Randy.

Platesmasher Mon 24-Aug-09 19:23:24

I know a few scottish Mitch's so it sounds scottish to me, not american.

MrsMattie Mon 24-Aug-09 19:24:12

I know a Mitchell. Also know a woman called Michelle who gets called Mitch. It's cute, but it's not a proper name, is it?

ErikaMaye Mon 24-Aug-09 20:43:37

Prefer Mitchell. Plus its my MW's name!

BitOfFun Mon 24-Aug-09 20:47:23

I worked with a Mitch, who was absolutely lovely. nicest guy you couold ever meet. So thumbs up. He didn't use his first name though, just contracted his surname. I never asked why.

MamaLazarou Mon 24-Aug-09 21:08:54

I don't like it at all.

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