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Assure me I'm not being ridiculous...

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Bathsheba Fri 09-Oct-09 07:27:55

My husband says Stefan is not a sensible name.

I say it is.

I also say that Stefan Montgomerie Matthews (surname not exact but similar) is a perfectly workable name.

If I kill him due to "boys name suggestions ridiculousness", there isn't a judge in the world would send me down, is there...??

Tortington Fri 09-Oct-09 07:33:16

i would assume that a stefan had a cultural link.

montgomerie? is that part of the surname example? if not its all all a bit convoluted and pretentious

lilysam Fri 09-Oct-09 07:33:28

I think it's a sensible name....much nicer than Steven/Stephen

Bathsheba Fri 09-Oct-09 07:37:07

No, no cultural link - we are both pretty much 100% scottish (Well, I'm 25% Irish but nothing exotic and I'm not Irish enough to carry off an obviously Irish name)- I like it as a name.

Montgomerie is a "set in stone" boys middle name for various reasons. I do feel it would be slightly pretentious and thats why I really don;t want to promote it to 1st name...

Stephen was as original choice and I thought it would be "easier" for Dh as its more conventional - it was rejected as well.

CocoK Fri 09-Oct-09 09:22:19

Stefan is common in Sweden and Germany and a perfectly sensible and nice name.

BecauseImWorthIt Fri 09-Oct-09 09:24:12

So what are his suggestions then?

puffylovett Fri 09-Oct-09 09:29:37

I like Montgomery ! I think it's a lovely name - yes a bit on the pretentious side but probably only because it's underused. I was sat last night contemplating it as a middle name for DS2, who is a James.

Ondine Fri 09-Oct-09 10:16:40

I love Stefan. I would definitely consider it for future DS.

I can't see why it's not sensible? It's one of those pan-European names like Anna and Alex which imo isn't linked to any country specifically but a classic in many countries.

slowreadingprogress Fri 09-Oct-09 10:42:55

Stefan is a lovely name....Is the Montgomerie spelling set it stone, I much prefer the slightly more 'manly' Montgomery!!!!

Thissideofchannel Fri 09-Oct-09 11:04:53

Stefan is very nice, but I prefere Montgomerie, shortened to Monty!

PuppyMonkey Fri 09-Oct-09 11:08:30

Nothing wrong with Stefan. Spell it Montgomery, I would.

Is anyone else frantically trying to work out what surname is "similar" to Matthews???? These kind of things take up my whole day.

vivaGlasvegas Fri 09-Oct-09 12:00:49

I know a Stefan, and he is assuredly the kindest, most thoughtful and most sensible man I know. (excepting DH!)Therefore, Stefan, for me is definitely a sensible name!

Jamieandhismagictorch Fri 09-Oct-09 12:27:40

Stefan is fine.

SmokingKnickers0nMahead Fri 09-Oct-09 12:41:58

i have a brother called Stefan.

Bathsheba Fri 09-Oct-09 15:11:33

The Montgomerie spelling is set in stone as it is after someone so we can't really change it...("We called Dc after you but we decided we didn't like your spelling....")..

I really like Stefan. DH was working in Norway when this child was conceived and he has picked a Norwegian name as the middle name if we have a girl (not a common Norwegian name, maybe not even a very Norwegian name but it was the name of one of the Norwegian girls in the office he worked in and he really liked it) I don't see why we can't consider other "pan european"/Scandanavian names...

He has NO suggestions at all. The only name he can come up woith is Charlie which he "hates least"....

Surname is shared with Eminem but pronounced with a harder "a" sound...

GoppingOtter Fri 09-Oct-09 15:15:49

i know 3 Stefans in my small town

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