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Sunbeammama Tue 15-Sep-09 13:04:30

How about River for a boy's name? He has an older brother called Sebastian, so I want something that goes well.

HecatesTwopenceworth Tue 15-Sep-09 13:08:49

not my cup of tea, but it doesn't matter what anyone else thinks. If you and your partner like it, use it.

I would have thought with Sebastian, something like Matthew or Thomas or Marcus or Reuben or something like that.

Nancy66 Tue 15-Sep-09 13:18:20

I wouldn't say those two names go well together.

River is a bit hippy dippy new age and Sebastian definitely isn't.

shoobidoo Tue 15-Sep-09 13:20:23

I wouldn't choose either Sebastian or River personally, but there is nothing wrong with either of them. To me they sound fine together.

If you like it, go for it.

MmeLindt Tue 15-Sep-09 13:21:11

It does not really go with Sebastian, IMO.

Not keen on it as a name, a bit too lentil-weavery for me.

georgiemum Tue 15-Sep-09 13:22:01

Please tell me that your surname isn't Banks.

tummytickler Tue 15-Sep-09 13:24:35

Not River, but love Forrest - tis my latest name crush!
I dont think Sebastien and River go very well, sorry!

girlandboy Tue 15-Sep-09 13:25:19

Like River Phoenix?

MamaLazarou Tue 15-Sep-09 18:10:01

I think it's awful. Poncey and awful.

Don't listen to me, though.

Journey Tue 15-Sep-09 18:14:05

Love it. Great name.

HeadFairy Tue 15-Sep-09 18:15:31

Makes me think of dead drug addicted movie stars... of course that association will fade with time. I actually quite like it as a name, but it is quite hippyish.

MrsBadger Tue 15-Sep-09 18:17:16

yes if the others are called Phoenix and Rowan

not with Sebastian

mathanxiety Tue 15-Sep-09 19:43:47

Sebastian goes with Tobias, Theodore, other names that are traditional and a little off the beaten path imo.

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TheOneTheyCallMama Tue 15-Sep-09 20:54:19

An acquaintance of mine recently called her son River. TBBH I find it really sad for him. Maybe at a stretch it would be ok for a girl.

It's the hormones. Please don't do it. Use it as a nickname if you must.

Sunbeammama Fri 18-Sep-09 10:44:26

Thanks very much for all your suggestions, I love Theodore but DH doesn't unfort. I'm going for River, it just seems right! I like things a bit different! Once people know him I'm sure he'll suit it whatever path he takes in life...

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