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Ptolemy. What do you reckon?

(93 Posts)
Badgerina Tue 01-May-12 21:09:31

grin brew

Meglet Tue 01-May-12 21:11:41

I know one. It's great and it suits him.

AThingInYourLife Tue 01-May-12 21:12:19


ThePieSmuggler Tue 01-May-12 21:12:43


Stellan Tue 01-May-12 21:13:18

Not for me. Spotted one in the Telegraph birth announcements recently though.

GiantPuffball Tue 01-May-12 21:13:45


How do you pronounce it?

missmaviscruet Tue 01-May-12 21:15:43

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

hellymelly Tue 01-May-12 21:16:33

I know one too, and echo Meglet's post.

EdithWeston Tue 01-May-12 21:16:56

I think it's a gorgeous name (DH didn't)

Bert2e Tue 01-May-12 21:18:07

Love it (as a middle name)! I wanted to give it to DS2 as his middle name - but it didn't go with the only first name we could agree on :-(

usualsuspect Tue 01-May-12 21:18:14


invicta Tue 01-May-12 21:18:20

Wasn't there a tv historian with this name? The name grew on me then. I think it's pronounced Tolomy.

BunnyLebowski Tue 01-May-12 21:18:59

Oh it's hideous. Just a horrible sound. Doesn't sound at all like a name....more like a bacteria.

And pretentious beyond measure.

AThingInYourLife Tue 01-May-12 21:19:15

It seems like a name where you tried to think of the most preposterous, pretentious name ever but didn't even manage to be original.

All the poncey points, but none of the cool points for picking something unusual.

It seems like what the Modern Parents from Viz would call a son.

pinkappleby Tue 01-May-12 21:19:20

I like it.

NannyPlumIsMyMum Tue 01-May-12 21:19:41

No likey.

iwantanoompaloompa Tue 01-May-12 21:20:40

Wasn't there a kids' tv series in the eighties which had a Tolly in it?

Stellan Tue 01-May-12 21:20:45


Ptolemy Dean is the one on TV.

Apparently means aggressive or warlike.

Flojo1979 Tue 01-May-12 21:23:15

Dont like it, then again I like names spelt how u say them! Why not call him Tolahmee?!

iwantanoompaloompa Tue 01-May-12 21:24:10

found it grin grin.

But apparently his name was Toseland, not Ptolemy.

It also had a girl called Linnet, which I also quite like.

But, in reality, I think Ptolemy will make you sound like a pretentious swine.

BadDayAtTheOrifice Tue 01-May-12 21:25:39

I love it.

NorbertDentressangle Tue 01-May-12 21:26:10

Ptolemy to me will always be 'Ptolemy=Ptwat' ever since reading that on a MN thread years ago.


everlong Tue 01-May-12 21:27:03

I think it's one of the ugliest looking and sounding names EVER.

And so pretentious.

boringnickname Tue 01-May-12 21:27:16

Id like it if it were P-tolemy, i always thought it was, otherwise, no

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