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DairyNips Thu 15-Mar-12 19:54:00

Ok, I started a thread asking for name suggestions for Ds3 and Bertie came up. Dh and I quite like it.
We currently have a Dylan and a Miles.
Opinions please!

minceorotherwise Thu 15-Mar-12 19:55:28

Ooh I love it

minceorotherwise Thu 15-Mar-12 19:55:58

Would it work at 25 though?

BillyBollyBandy Thu 15-Mar-12 19:56:27

I like Albert nn Bertie

NickNacks Thu 15-Mar-12 19:56:50

The bus?

Sorry it's a no from me as my boys were both Thomas obsessed and that's what I would thInk of.

OpheliasWeepingWillow Thu 15-Mar-12 19:56:59


DairyNips Thu 15-Mar-12 19:59:23

Lol at Bertie the busgrin My dh's first reaction was 'you mean Bertie Basset?'

Once he thought about it though he likes itsmile

I'm not overly keen on Albert, my grandad was Herbert so prefer that but it would be Bertie on the birth cert of we did choose it..

Hmm, I thought maybe he could go with Bert when older if he wanted..

sunshinealwaysfollowstherain Thu 15-Mar-12 20:00:04

love it. it was my 'boys' name but i lost the pregnancy.

don't worry about the Thomas the tank thing.... no-one thinks 'train' when they hear of a thomas.

good luck smile

SilverSky Thu 15-Mar-12 20:02:10

For me it makes me think of a pet dog or cat. Wouldn't be on my list.

naturalbaby Thu 15-Mar-12 20:02:37

I've just returned a book to the library called "Dirty Bertie".

DairyNips Thu 15-Mar-12 20:02:42

Sunshine I feel happy when I think of the name.. I'm so sorry for your loss x

DairyNips Thu 15-Mar-12 20:03:50

silver I can see what you mean.. Doesn't put me off though..

Natural grin

tummytickler Thu 15-Mar-12 20:07:27

Short for Bertram it is gorgeous, not keen on Albert, not on Bertie as a given name. Bertram is fabulous though! It makes me think of Bertie Wooster which is a good association (I love Wodehouse). I would have used Bertram if dh had let me!

TheUncannyValley Thu 15-Mar-12 20:09:59

It's awful. It has an ugly sound.

Goawaybob Thu 15-Mar-12 20:10:07

Its a great name - but you WILL have to get a dog bertie loved blue

Londonlass80 Thu 15-Mar-12 20:10:59

We have an Albert (Albie/Bert). Also love Herbie (Herbert on birth certificate?)

GeekPie Thu 15-Mar-12 20:11:01

I love it.

TheUncannyValley Thu 15-Mar-12 20:11:34

If it's a family name though,not sure if it is,have only read the first post, then I might use it as a middle name.

Francagoestohollywood Thu 15-Mar-12 20:12:38

Bertie, like Bertie Wooster, one of the best fiction character ever! Oh I love it!

Purplehonesty Thu 15-Mar-12 20:13:16

Like it a lot!

DairyNips Thu 15-Mar-12 20:16:07

tummy Bertram is cool but it sure if it's a bit out there for us. I like slightly unusual names but not too unusual iyswim..

TheUncanny don't hold back!grin Ita not really a family name as such although it does remind me of my grandad who was Herbert.

bigkidsdidit Thu 15-Mar-12 20:19:10

I have one smile and it is loved by everyone we meet. Someone bought us the bus and the Dirty Bertie book too. Mine is an Albert - we wanted a serious name for when he is prime minister grin

Also obv when he's a teenager he can be Al or Ally if he wants. I hope he doesn't though, I just adore Bertie!

bigkidsdidit Thu 15-Mar-12 20:20:34

Oh and - like London up there - when e was born we were in London and it seemed normal. Now we've moved to Scotland and people comment on it much more (but in a good way).

Sunseed Thu 15-Mar-12 20:21:46

I have a Bertie! His proper name is Robert.

DairyNips Thu 15-Mar-12 20:22:23

bigkid nice to hear everyone likes it! I just don't know about putting a more formal name on the birth cert myself. I really like Bertie as a name in itself. Do you think having that on the birth cert would work of he used Bert when older? confused Can Bertie be a nn for Herbert? That's the only name I could possibly consider putting on the cert instead (Grandads name)

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