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Seth????

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RIBS · 14/06/2008 10:23

What do you think of Seth? (obv for a boy!!)I like old names and think its a bit different as dont know anyone with that name. But it does conjure up images of an old gamekeeper with huge sideburns and looks a bit like cat weasel (think im showing my age!!)

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RustyBear · 14/06/2008 10:29

Actually to me it conjures up images like this....

Haven't you seen Cold Comfort Farm?

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MerryMarigold · 14/06/2008 10:30

I think of a 'baddie' in a film for some reason...but when I asked for name advice someone said my name choice sounded like a car! They were right, but I'm still going with it. Surely when they see a cute baby with the name, they will not think of a car. Same with you!

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JackieNo · 14/06/2008 10:31

It does conjure up a bit of a Cold Comfort Farm image, but I also know a boy (I think he's about 9 or 10) called Seth - quite like it.

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CarGirl · 14/06/2008 10:31

I really don't like, I don't why, sorry. I've a little boy called Seth who is now about 9 and it still hasn't grown on me!!!! Nothing to do with the boy he's not horrid or anything it just doesn't sound "nice"

Although if you've got some long double barralled load of syllables surname it may be a nice plain balance to go with it.

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madamez · 14/06/2008 10:32

Sorry but it makes me thik of unnatural acts with livestock.

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RIBS · 14/06/2008 10:35

Noooo!! But I think I may have to see it!!
Do you think its a bit old for a baby tho? You cant shorten or cute it up a bit (Sethy is a definate no!) Which I suppose will be of benefit when it gets older. Il have to have another look at that pic!!

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RIBS · 14/06/2008 10:37

X posted. Im going to have to see this film? It sounds bizarre!
Cargirl: Were you unsure about the name to start off with?

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JackieNo · 14/06/2008 10:39

It's a book, originally, RIBS (and very funny). Here: Cold comfort farm.

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mydhissocute · 14/06/2008 10:42

very very popular. Choose it if you like it but not if you want something a bit different.

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CarGirl · 14/06/2008 10:56

Yes always unsure about it! Although I know another boy a bit older called Silas and I find that worse!

I wonder if it's the "th" ending is it more usual on girls names, does it sound soft. Also if he has a speech impediment he could call himself "sef" Quite common in the accent around here to say "f" instead of "th" (which really irritates me tbh)

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spiderbabymum · 14/06/2008 11:10

very very american

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snickersnack · 14/06/2008 11:25

It's very rustic - as a friend of mine said when another friend called her son Seth, "he'll end up working on the land" (not that there's anything wrong with that...). But as is often the way with names you don't like but are attached to people you do like it's grown on me. So I would vote yes, but be prepared for some raised eyebrows.

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Disenchanted · 14/06/2008 11:27

SETH!

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Disenchanted · 14/06/2008 11:27

PS, I know a 3 year old Seth and I actully really do like the name

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Anglepoise · 14/06/2008 11:35

I quite like it but I also think of someone a bit malevolent when I hear it ... Why is that? I am sure knowing a cute toddler with the name could change the associations for me though!

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RIBS · 14/06/2008 11:36

Yeah thats the thing its a very old sounding name.

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popmum · 14/06/2008 11:38

jewish name isn't it?

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Sunflower100 · 14/06/2008 11:40

I LOVE it and am contemplating it myself for next (if a boy)!!! Knew a Seth in his 20s and he was a brilliant bloke.
If you like it go for it!

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Heffagooday · 14/06/2008 13:31

I like it (mostly because of Cold Comfort Farm though!).

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TheFallenMadonna · 14/06/2008 13:32

I do like it, and I'm not really one for 'unusual' names.

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mydhissocute · 14/06/2008 13:39

It is Jewish. Son of adam and eve (hence given to sons when an elder child has died)

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mydhissocute · 14/06/2008 13:40

I really don't think its unusual. There are 4 in my m&t group.

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getbackinyouryurtjimjams · 14/06/2008 13:50

I know 3 Seth's in their 20's. All nice blokes. (none working on the land!)

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TheFallenMadonna · 14/06/2008 13:52

I didn't really mean unusual. That would John or Peter round here. I mean, well, not John or Peter...

Anyway. I like it

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Love2bake · 14/06/2008 13:53

I love the name Seth - always think of Seth from The OC when I hear it.

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