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#1 Satay Chicken

Posted 11 December 2012 - 07:28 AM


DH and are starting to go around in circles thinking about boys names but just wanted to get an idea what others think of Peter.

You don't hear it much these days and I have a feeling its a bit old fashion but I do think Pete is a great name for a boy and Peter a good solid name for a man, also its my Dad's name so I like it even more.

James is definitely our chosen middle name.


#2 Jekaho

Posted 11 December 2012 - 07:35 AM

I think Peter James is great - Pete or PJ are great nicknames.

#3 HRH Countrymel

Posted 11 December 2012 - 07:36 AM


You certainly don't hear it anymore - he'll get to be 'unique' without random y's!

Plus he will be able to listen to Peter and the Wolf with an extra special resonance.

#4 livvie7586

Posted 11 December 2012 - 07:41 AM

love it OP, as PP have said normal without being overly common (we've gone the same way, this baby will be Timothy, not an 'out there' name, but not one you hear all the time these days)

#5 Imaginary friend

Posted 11 December 2012 - 07:58 AM

I agree Peter is not an 'in' name atm - however  I think it is classic and timeless enough to still be very usable - would not think Peter an odd name for a baby at all.

#6 Mitis angelam

Posted 11 December 2012 - 08:14 AM

There's nothing wrong with it, but I do find it a bit meh.

If it were me and I really loved the idea of it, I'd look at the variants to see if one of them grabbed me as  having a bit more spark?  Maybe Piers (but that might not go so nicely with James...dilemmas!)

#7 Charlies Angel

Posted 11 December 2012 - 08:16 AM

Great name. I am very fond of a number of grown-up Pete's.

#8 Plaxy

Posted 11 December 2012 - 08:17 AM

I don't mind Peter at all, but then I'm a bit stuck in the '50's and also like Richard and Simon!

#9 Feral_Pooks

Posted 11 December 2012 - 08:23 AM

I do know a few younger Peters, they are all Greek I think it's still fairly popular in the Greek Australian community. But I don't think it's overly popular, and it is classic and timeless.

I agree on Simon, I also like Robin, Christopher and Adrian.

#10 ali27

Posted 11 December 2012 - 08:35 AM

Peter is great. Time it made a comeback!

#11 Orangedrops

Posted 11 December 2012 - 08:37 AM

I love Peter!

#12 Gudrun

Posted 11 December 2012 - 10:21 AM

Yep, go for it. Lovely!

#13 kerilyntaryn

Posted 11 December 2012 - 10:22 AM

I know a pre-schooler and highschool boy with this name,  my dh is Peter James - great name

#14 Etta

Posted 11 December 2012 - 10:28 AM

I love it. It was my first choice for boy's name, but DH said it was 'too English' (he is Scottish). It's not, but we chose something else instead (his late Dad's name). I would say go for it quickly before it gets popular.

#15 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 11 December 2012 - 10:29 AM

I love the name Peter, classic and timeless.

#16 la di dah

Posted 11 December 2012 - 10:32 AM

I think its perfectly serviceable and reasonable, especially since it's your dad's name.  

It doesn't really appeal to me personally - but I don't have any nostalgia for Thomas, Matthew, Richard type names - nor know any well. So there's only that "yes, that's an old name I've heard of" for me.

I feel cozy thinking about my own dad's "dated, boring" ol' name though so I can  extrapolate. wink.gif

I've met Petes who seemed nice enough guys.

I've met a couple Peter-not-Petes out here who happened to be very dull, and due to their blandness my strongest image of Peter is still The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe. But I prefer Edmund.

#17 No girls here

Posted 11 December 2012 - 10:38 AM

I know two 6 year old Peters and a 1 year old Peter so I think it's fine.

#18 Velvetta

Posted 11 December 2012 - 10:42 AM

I love Peter. It's the quintessential boy's name.

#19 Velvetta

Posted 11 December 2012 - 10:44 AM

QUOTE (Satay chicken @ 11/12/2012, 07:28 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You don't hear it much these days and I have a feeling its a bit old fashion but I do think Pete is a great name for a boy and Peter a good solid name for a man, also its my Dad's name so I like it even more.


Well its etymology is "rock" , also 'petrified', meaning turned to stone.

#20 SlinkyMalinki

Posted 11 December 2012 - 10:45 AM

I really like it.  It's my dad's name original.gif

The youngest one I know is in his 20s, I think it's due for a comeback.

#21 *Gaia*

Posted 11 December 2012 - 03:49 PM

Hi Satay  waves.gif

I really like Peter. I met a gorgeous 10 month old the other day called Peter  llove.gif  

I think the name works well for a baby but is also a strong, solid name for a man as well.

Good luck with the decision.

#22 librablonde

Posted 11 December 2012 - 03:54 PM

I really like Peter. Nice choice, OP original.gif

#23 GoneWithTheWhinge

Posted 11 December 2012 - 03:57 PM

Double thumbs up.

super name!

#24 alwayshappy

Posted 11 December 2012 - 04:04 PM

Boring. Very boring. My husband's middle name is Peter and he dislikes it immensly. To me, its just... blah.  Nothing special.  It's amazing to see how everyone feels so differently about the same name.

#25 Alacritous~Andy

Posted 11 December 2012 - 04:04 PM

I like Peter, but an alcoholic uncle of that name ruined it for me to use.  

Other names that I think of as being along the same vibe:
- Anthony
- Gregory
- Robert
- Michael
- Paul
- Simon
- Andrew
- David
- Joseph

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