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what does everyone think of smith as a first name?

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mrsdeadfamous Sun 20-Sep-09 20:54:59

We are having a little boy and originaly wanted stanley, but it is becoming way too popular. My hubby really loves the name Smith, but im uncertain. Feelings????????

MrsHappy Sun 20-Sep-09 20:56:42

Strangely I rather like it.
It's far better than Stanley.

theyoungvisiter Sun 20-Sep-09 20:56:45

It says Sex and the City to me (and probably a lot of other people).

angel1976 Sun 20-Sep-09 20:57:23

Smith as a name reminds me of that model guy that Samantha ends up with in Sex and the City. Not a bad association, mind you! wink But probably quite 'American' in feel too.

bumpybecky Sun 20-Sep-09 20:57:29

sorry but I think it's terrible

janeite Sun 20-Sep-09 20:58:47

Dreadful imho - although I know nothing about Sex And The City. Don't like Stanley either though, so not much help to you, sorry.

theyoungvisiter Sun 20-Sep-09 20:59:35

I do like Stanley though.

angrypixie Sun 20-Sep-09 21:01:07

Love Stanley don't like Smith,

brimfull Sun 20-Sep-09 21:02:19

no

was my maiden name

jones?

Kirstieallsoppsalterego Sun 20-Sep-09 21:02:50

Frightful. But I've never seen Sex and the City.

theyoungvisiter Sun 20-Sep-09 21:03:10

jones is worse! Everyone would think they'd misheard it for Joan and that he was a little girl.

squeaver Sun 20-Sep-09 21:03:27

Sex and the City

franklymydear Sun 20-Sep-09 21:03:56

its not one

brimfull Sun 20-Sep-09 21:04:03

was a joke

theyoungvisiter Sun 20-Sep-09 21:10:21

oh sorry - you can never tell on baby name threads. Best to underline the ironic intent with half a dozen smilies.

grin smile grin smile grin smile grin smile grin smile grin smile grin smile grin smile grin smile

mrsdeadfamous Sun 20-Sep-09 21:11:37

it is not a joke! my hubby really does want it!

theyoungvisiter Sun 20-Sep-09 21:12:58

no, no, I think ggirl meant her suggestion of "jones" was a joke.

But show your husband this thread (and a picture of Samantha drooly over her rather unpleasantly oiled toyboy) and see if it affects his feelings.

brimfull Sun 20-Sep-09 21:14:19

yes meant jones as a joke

theyoungvisiter Sun 20-Sep-09 21:14:44

this is what everyone would be seeing in their mind's eye when they read the announcement. Is that how he wants his little boy to be envisaged?

EightiesChick Sun 20-Sep-09 21:15:52

Don't like it, sorry. Will cause confusion as it's not one of those doubling-up names (that can be first or surname) that are popular in the UK. Imagine this conversation in future years:
What's your name?
Smith
No, what's your last name?
Smith
You're Smith Smith?
(sigh)

Happened to a friend of mine - with another name not Smith though.

ConnorTraceptive Sun 20-Sep-09 21:18:12

No No No

For the rest of his life strangers will say "Your name please?" and he will say "smith" and they will say "and your first name" and he will say that is my first name" and the will say "oh"

ConnorTraceptive Sun 20-Sep-09 21:18:59

cross posts with eighties chick!!

but see i'm right grin

nooka Sun 20-Sep-09 21:20:24

No. It's just not a name. Where I live occupations as first names seems popular (Tanner, Cooper etc). I suppose these are older occupations, but I still think given there are hundreds if not thousands of names to choose from, why go for what is essentially a surname (and with this one an incredibly common one at that). Apart from anything else he will have a life of people asking his name twice. "Smith, yes really Smith" when people assume that he has given his surname and not his first name.

nooka Sun 20-Sep-09 21:20:55

Oops. Oh well, you get the picture grin

TsarChasm Sun 20-Sep-09 21:23:25

Reminds me of that great P G Wodehouse book about Psmith (silent 'P').

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