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What do you think of Reeve?

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MathsMadMummy Thu 25-Feb-10 15:11:48

What do you think of Reeve as a boy's name? It's listed on Mumsnet's Baby Name Finder.

I just added it, it's my DS's middle name. It was my DH's great-nan's surname, but when she had to come to England she changed it so as to sound less Welsh!


Mung Thu 25-Feb-10 17:17:49

I like it. I think you can also spell it in a French way 'Rives'.

CantSleepWontSleep Thu 25-Feb-10 17:55:25

So it's only listed there because you added it?

As you said, it was a surname, and is frankly still a surname, not a forename.

venusonarockbun Thu 25-Feb-10 18:06:34

Agree its a surname. Why would you consider this as a first name?

FimBOW Thu 25-Feb-10 18:10:24

My ds/dh have the same surname for a middle name. Its a family connection on my mil's side. It is a personal family thing so would not be using it as a recommendation.

MathsMadMummy Fri 26-Feb-10 09:09:34

I wouldn't use it as a first name, it's DS's middle name. I was under the impression that the point of the baby name database is partly to add our own ideas hmm y'know, for fun...

It's because of the family connection, the surname is no longer in the family so it was nice to celebrate it. DH's great nan is really pleased about it

Having a surname as a middle name is quite popular in some families, my friend has her mum's maiden name and will add her own maiden name when she marries her BF. That's what gave me the idea.

noddyholder Fri 26-Feb-10 09:15:09

I like it as a christian name its spelt rives but your baby your choice!I can never believe how ridiculous people get on here about what people name their own babies hmmIt is one of the exciting things about a first baby Suit yourself i did even though friends and family weren't keen Now they all love it x

MathsMadMummy Fri 26-Feb-10 09:27:14

People do come up with crazy names but usually as the baby grows up you can't imagine them being called anything else!
I've never heard/seen the name as Rives, but I like that too. I like French names, I was keen on Xavier but DH said he'd pronounce it like they do on X-men hmm

noddyholder Fri 26-Feb-10 09:34:48

My ds name isn't crazy at all but my lot seemed to think it was!

Tye1981 Wed 29-Jul-15 12:13:36

Iv a Reeve James aged 2 and it suits him just perfect so glad I can go to the park and shout both my boys names and only them turn around

sweetpeame Wed 29-Jul-15 14:51:51

I'm not really sure what you're asking here OP? You've already used the name as a middle name for your DS right? So if you want opinions on it, it's probably a bit late in the day! In any case I don't like it as a first name. It's ok as a middle name, I get that some people use family surnames as middle names. Middle names are almost never used by most people IMO so it's largely irrelevant what they are. I would say either pick a name you love or a family name which it sounds like you've done.

hollypotts25 Thu 30-Jul-15 02:08:48

Ive never heard of the name Reeve but i must say...its lovely! Its unusual yet sounds traditional if thats possible! smile

CloserToFiftyThanTwenty Thu 30-Jul-15 04:24:36

bit close to reiver for my liking

ButterDish Thu 30-Jul-15 11:32:14

I'm afraid it's too reminiscent of Chaucer's Reeve's Tale from the Canterbury Tales for me - a bedswapping farce about two vengeful students revenging themselves on a thieving miller by having sex with his wife and daughter while all sleeping in the same room.

reuset Thu 30-Jul-15 11:38:44

Occupational surname. Not good.

BothEndsBurning Thu 30-Jul-15 12:14:04

It's a surname, and as a family surname it's very nice to include it as a middle name. I wouldn't like it as a first name though.

RepeatAdNauseum Thu 30-Jul-15 12:15:49

I'm with Butterdish, it reminded me of Chaucer. I did study that heavily at school, though.

MrsAukerman Thu 30-Jul-15 12:17:46

It's a surname. If someone gave it as a first name I'd assume they were stupid, foreign, or both.

scarletforya Thu 30-Jul-15 18:07:29

Reminds me of peeve.

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