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#1 marley*and*me

Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:14 PM

Is it becoming too popular?

What sort of child/person/traits do you associate with the name Dexter?

Is it too serial killer now - despite the fact he is a lovely serial killer!!

#2 9ferals

Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:17 PM

I guess I'm showing my age if I say it's a robot.

#3 Gudrun

Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:23 PM

Doesn't appeal to me.  I don't have any associations for it.   And maybe that's why it doesn't appeal; it sorta just lacks...  Sorry can't express it any better.

ETA I'd say it's on trend and 'growing' but not to any significant degree.

Edited by Gudrun, 10 January 2013 - 12:24 PM.

#4 robot sm

Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:24 PM

WEeellll the tv series only has one season to go, so by the time the bubs is older, maybe that'll be old news! original.gif It's a good name, but I may be biased, as I had a dog called Dexter once.

#5 ubermum

Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:25 PM

I know someone with a Dexter. It's nms, but has grown on me.

#6 Bel Rowley

Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:32 PM

It doesn't really do it for me either. I still can't help thinking of the Perfect Match robot.

#7 Just a marshmallow

Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:33 PM

On the downside, I think robot and serial killer.

On the upside there is always Dexter Fletcher, who played Spike on BBC/ABC tv show "Press Gang".  

#8 José

Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:33 PM

I don't think it's overly common. It's definitely too serial killer for me . Sure kids born today might not make the association but I do

#9 HurryUpAlready

Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:37 PM

QUOTE (Rubybelle @ 10/01/2013, 10:17 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I guess I'm showing my age if I say it's a robot.

My first thought too.

#10 kerilyntaryn

Posted 10 January 2013 - 01:02 PM

my first thought was perfect match,  then home and away

it's ok,  what about Baxter

#11 Imaginary friend

Posted 10 January 2013 - 01:24 PM

I dont mind it.

Doesnt strongly associate with anything for me

#12 vanessa71

Posted 10 January 2013 - 02:19 PM

Robot is my first thought, then it's Buster Poindexter

Edited by vanessa71, 10 January 2013 - 02:20 PM.

#13 Franni

Posted 10 January 2013 - 02:22 PM

My first thought is its a small cow. But I do love it though.

#14 happyapple

Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:27 PM

I love it! My boys Jasper and Dash could almost have been Dexter.
We had a pet horse called this and I love Dexter the serial killer.  It's a really cool name IMO and I love love Dex!

#15 wish*upon*a*star

Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:30 PM

For me I definitely I think of the TV show (one of my favourites) but I still love it as a name!

#16 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:34 PM

Not a fan - all I think about is the TV show.

#17 RexterTheFeral

Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:38 PM

I don't mind it but as per my username we have a cat of this name so couldn't use it. My first thought is the TV show... I don't think it's a great association but then again his generation will have probably not heard of the show.... I'm not much help! Use it if you love it  biggrin.gif

DP edit

Edited by Dexter_Rexter, 10 January 2013 - 07:39 PM.

#18 kpingitquiet

Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:40 PM

Though I've met a totally adorable little Dexter, pre-tvshow it was a nerd name ala Poindexter. Obviously, post-tvshow it has different connotations.

#19 tres-chic

Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:43 PM

There was a post on this name recently.

I've always loved it but because I'm ery old and associate it with Bing Crosby's character in the movie 'High Society' with Grace Kelly.

[Slinks off to consider botox. smile1.gif  ]

#20 ~Jodama_Forever~

Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:44 PM

I generally like the name but it leaves me with the chills after watching to much Dexter.

#21 Chelli

Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:44 PM

I actually don't mind the name Dexter original.gif I haven't thought of that robot in years either, lol

#22 TheGreenSheep

Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:46 PM

Nope. NMS.

All I think is poindexter, robots, and serial killers.

#23 CherrySunday

Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:48 PM

Love it!

#24 Party of 5

Posted 12 January 2013 - 07:11 PM

OMG no way!

#25 jai*

Posted 12 January 2013 - 07:12 PM

I love it too.

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