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(23 Posts)
birdofthenorth Fri 30-Apr-10 14:10:16

Any thoughts on Marlon for a boy? Too 'Brando'?! I like it, possibly with Marley as a nn. Expected DH to hate it but was surprised when he was quite keen!

Other boy contenders are Toby, Noah, Elwood and Henry...

birdofthenorth Fri 30-Apr-10 15:06:08


recireci Fri 30-Apr-10 15:09:40

Yes I did think "Brando" straight away. I like Henry best from your other choices

SqueezyB Fri 30-Apr-10 15:30:49

hmm, my first thought was Emmerdale! It could grow on me though, I don't hate it and quite like Marley for nn, and it is different without being too self-consciously cool...

I do love Noah though!

birdofthenorth Fri 30-Apr-10 15:36:36

I didn't realise it was an Emmerdale character! Not a Dingle?!

I do like it a lot, but hope hormones aren't affecting my judgement!!

Love Noah too, but worry it's now v v popular.

DancingOnMyBladder Fri 30-Apr-10 15:48:13

Yes i thought of Marlon Dingle first too. Noah is also in Emmerdale and a Dingle child but you obviously like these names so shouldn't be a reason not to have them.

I like Toby from the others you have given.

rachelfruitloop Sat 01-May-10 09:48:47

A friend of mine has a son called Marlon. I do immediately think of Brando, but I think it's quite "cool"!

OctaviaH Sat 01-May-10 21:32:28

yes yes yes! never seen emmerdale, and marlon brando is not a bad association. good name for kid and also top lawyer/plumber (ie versatile)everyone will know how to pronounce it too.

muminthemiddle Sat 01-May-10 21:55:42

I also think Brando, or that children's character. Is it from the large family, cannot remember, anyway it is some kind of animal.
Not keen tbh.

skidoodly Sat 01-May-10 21:56:58


go with toby

dizzydixies Sat 01-May-10 21:59:19

sorry, reeks of dingle to me too blush

JeMeSouviens Sat 01-May-10 22:13:45

I like it but prefer the Mahlon spelling

skidoodly Sat 01-May-10 22:18:22

For many people in the world Marlon and Mahlon are not homonyms.

Mahlon is ridiculous, like spelling your child's name Hawwy if you had a speech impediment that meant you couldn't pronounce your Rs

ceeceeanne Fri 17-Jun-11 21:40:08

Marlon is nice and nobody is bothered about Emmerdale characters. He'll of died in an on screen village tragedy in a couple of years. Noah is lovely if you are not bothered about popularity

somersetmum Fri 17-Jun-11 21:42:25

Marlon - reminds me of 'The Last Noo-Noo' by Jill Murphy grin

swash Sat 18-Jun-11 17:48:25

I think you should listen to the Johnny Cash song about a boy named Sue.

swash Sat 18-Jun-11 17:49:18

Oh - have no glasses and have just realised you are asking about Marlon not Marion!

threefeethighandrising Sat 18-Jun-11 18:15:55

Great name, I love it.

threefeethighandrising Sat 18-Jun-11 18:19:42

Hee hee swash grin
Great song though

rachel234 Sat 18-Jun-11 20:55:14

Marlon is lovely. And if people do have any previous associations then these will change when they meet your ds - they will associate Marlon with him smile.

Marlon is much nicer and more interesting than Toby, Elwood, Noah or Henry imo. Marley is a cute nickname whilst he's young.

kaumana Sat 18-Jun-11 20:58:01

swash - I saw Marion too!

thereisalightanditnevergoesout Mon 20-Jun-11 17:39:40

It reminds me of The Perishers.

MelinaM Mon 20-Jun-11 18:06:44

Love Henry, Elwood is okay, Noah is uber popular at the mo and Marlon seems very 'wet' to me ...but that's just megrin


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