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Grey, Gray and Greyson, Grayson for a boy

38 replies

caitlinrose · 13/10/2022 12:44

Just wondering what you thought of these. We don't know the sex yet and there's still a long time to go but I'm constantly intrigued by names I encounter.

I'm not considering these as of yet, they are a bit trendy for my taste. My husband loves Greyson, though.

I personally don't think I could agree to Greyson (I'm mostly into old fashioned names and some nature names) but I guess I could get into Grey as a middle name only.

What do you think of Grey, Gray and Greyson, Grayson and which spellings would you pick?

Is it too depressing? I find the colour quite beautiful but I guess it depends.

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chineapplepunks · 13/10/2022 12:47

I really like all the names but for spelling I'd for for the 'a' versions!

ForkHandler · 13/10/2022 12:53

I like Gray but as a diminutive for Graham. Is it time for those strong surname/clan names to come back in fashion - Malcolm, Douglas, Stewart..

bonzaitree · 13/10/2022 12:54

50 shades of

StillNotWarm · 13/10/2022 12:56

Not my taste, but Grayson would be my preference.

Pixiedust1234 · 13/10/2022 13:01

Graham always gets reduced to Gray . Is that name a possibility?

MurderAtTheBeautyPageant · 13/10/2022 13:05

The spelling of Greyson looks a bit off to me.

Grayson definitely seems to be on the up. Reminded me of this tweet I saw from Grayson Perry a couple of weeks ago.

Grey, Gray and Greyson, Grayson for a boy
MrsMinted · 13/10/2022 13:08

Grayson or Graham or Graeme are better

Grey is just a sad sort of a name. Like calling a child Bleak or Solo.

Sandysandwich · 13/10/2022 13:08

Of all of them I would use Gray, the spelling makes it slightly further from the colour in the uk

Whichever way I say Greyson it sounds like 'Grease on' in my accent, but I know thats not the same for everyone.

SatinHeart · 13/10/2022 13:19

Gray is ok, the only one I know is short for Graham.

Don't like Grayoson/Greyson/Grey tbh

Dinoteeth · 13/10/2022 13:19

Grayson or Greyson.

Gray is such are boring dull colour - it's a grey day. I don't even think people will recognise it as a name and miss hear it as Gary Or Ray.

Gary or Ray / Raymond might be better options for you.

Needmorelego · 13/10/2022 13:22

It's such a depressing colour. Why would you want to name a child that. Will his siblings be 'Bleak' and 'Gloom' 😂

Spanielsarepainless · 13/10/2022 13:41

I don't like any of them. How about Gregory?

octoberfarm · 13/10/2022 13:58

I really like Gray and Grayson!

Summer8summer8 · 13/10/2022 13:59

MurderAtTheBeautyPageant · 13/10/2022 13:05

The spelling of Greyson looks a bit off to me.

Grayson definitely seems to be on the up. Reminded me of this tweet I saw from Grayson Perry a couple of weeks ago.

I like it :)

MassiveSalad22 · 13/10/2022 14:02

I like Grayson but wouldn’t use it for my child as it holding suit is. Greyson just looks yucky to me. Lose Rinna’s daughter is Amelia Gray. I don’t know why I like it because what is it… GRAY. It’s just a noise. But I DO like it and it gives me a sense of calm.

MammyS · 13/10/2022 14:03

They're very American to me. I also think grey is such a bleak colour to name your child around.

Of all of them, Grayson is the best spelling but I just don't like the name. How about other surname types if you like that vibe?


Its just the grey part I find really dull and off putting!

MassiveSalad22 · 13/10/2022 14:03

*it WOULDN’T suit us

MassiveSalad22 · 13/10/2022 14:04

*Lisa Rinna

fucking hell

Summer8summer8 · 13/10/2022 14:05

@Rebeccaatmumsnet what do you think about Grayson or Graham? :)

LynetteScavo · 13/10/2022 18:30

Greyson is a nice name, but the one I know is sometimes called Grey, which doesn't suit him at all, as grey is such a dull colour, and he's anything but dull!

GiltEdges · 13/10/2022 18:32

I know a little girl called Gray. Not a name I’d choose personally, but it actually suits her really well. For a boy, I prefer Graeme to Grayson.

KirstenBlest · 13/10/2022 19:30

Graham is ok. Not keen on Grey (too drab) and Grayson will be Grays (too similar to Grace)

Luredbyapomegranate · 13/10/2022 19:40

It’s depressing.

I’d be imagining the baby as a grey faced businessman worn out by his commute/cubical job/horrible boss

Daisybuttercup12345 · 13/10/2022 21:42

I prefer Graham.

Mydogatemypurse · 13/10/2022 21:47

I immediately thought of game of thrones

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