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#1 kath88

Posted 10 January 2013 - 02:29 PM

Hi everyone
I really enjoy this topic and wondered what you think of the name Gage (for a boy) which we have chosen for our first and probably only child together - due in May 2013. My 24 year old daughter absolutely hates it for her brother and thinks he will be teased... "gay boy", "petrol gauge" etc but I have always loved this old name which is of french origin meaning "a pledge or oath, one who is defiant". We dont plan on giving him a middle name as I think Gage is a very strong name that will sit well with our surname (which has 2 syllables). Does anyone know someone by this name?
Thanks original.gif

#2 BlueEyedBeauties

Posted 10 January 2013 - 02:31 PM

no for me sorry...

first thought was rain gauge, petrol gauge..
but its you that loves it, so thats all that matters.

#3 CalEliKat

Posted 10 January 2013 - 02:32 PM

Yeah the started off cute but went very evil and creepy kid, in Pet Cemetary.  I will always associate that name with the Stephen King creation of the little boy brought back from the dead.

#4 Mrs Lannister

Posted 10 January 2013 - 02:33 PM

I agree with your DD

#5 Z-girls rock

Posted 10 January 2013 - 02:33 PM

since you asked... I hate it. sorry.

to me it sounds like a bold and the beautiful name. In the same vein as Ridge or Thorn.

#6 Alacritous~Andy

Posted 10 January 2013 - 02:34 PM

I like it. My DS2 has a very similar mn, which got a resounding no from EB, but I love it. original.gif

#7 Bel Rowley

Posted 10 January 2013 - 02:35 PM

Not a fan, it's the Pet Sematary kid for me too!

#8 Fr0g

Posted 10 January 2013 - 02:36 PM

QUOTE
Yeah the started off cute but went very evil and creepy kid, in Pet Cemetary. I will always associate that name with the Stephen King creation of the little boy brought back from the dead.


Came in to say the same thing!  When I saw the name "Gage" I immediately associated it with a very unpalatable character from a Stephen King novel I must've read 20 years ago, but couldn't remember which book.  

So I guess I'm a 'no' original.gif Sorry!


#9 BadCat

Posted 10 January 2013 - 02:37 PM

I love it.  It wouldn't go with our surname so we didn't consider using it.  There are very few boy's names I like but that is one of them.

#10 ladyp

Posted 10 January 2013 - 02:40 PM

I know a little boy named Gage. He is a very cute kid. His brother goes to school with my DD and his name is Kody.

I say use it if you love it.

My parents changed my brother's name because my sister hated it and cried for 4 days straight. They had called him Keith and then named him Mark. My sister was 12.

Edited by ladyp, 10 January 2013 - 02:50 PM.


#11 CherrySunday

Posted 10 January 2013 - 02:40 PM

Hate it, sorry.

#12 HRH Countrymel

Posted 10 January 2013 - 02:48 PM

I agree it is a strong and masculine name - but alas for me too 'Pet Semetary' and also a dodgy suburb by the name of Gagebrook make it a big NO WAY from me..

#13 José

Posted 10 January 2013 - 02:49 PM

Hate is a strong word. I really really really really dislike it.

#14 ~chiquita~

Posted 10 January 2013 - 02:49 PM

I like it.

#15 Ice Queen

Posted 10 January 2013 - 02:54 PM

It is a bit American for me.  I put it in the same group as Randy, Hank, Storm.....that kind of thing.

I certainly wouldnt put it down as a 'teasing' name though.  I doubt the 6yo at school have read Stephen King!

It doesnt offend me but I dont love it.

#16 Elemenopee

Posted 10 January 2013 - 02:58 PM

I really like it. I know one, he is 10.

#17 ali27

Posted 10 January 2013 - 03:00 PM

NMS sorry

#18 Swarley

Posted 10 January 2013 - 03:03 PM

Sorry OP... Too pet cemetery for me too. Sends chills down my spine.

#19 pjemc

Posted 10 January 2013 - 03:05 PM

QUOTE (Z-girls rock @ 10/01/2013, 03:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
since you asked... I hate it. sorry.

to me it sounds like a bold and the beautiful name. In the same vein as Ridge or Thorn.


Along the same lines for me too either a cheesy soap star character or car gauges. I think your DD is right and she has been in school more recently...he will be teased. Some kids are so cruel! Take it from me, my name was teased ruthlessly throughout all of school.

#20 jothogger

Posted 10 January 2013 - 03:09 PM

I LOVE it.

#21 eigne

Posted 10 January 2013 - 03:11 PM

Really dislike it, personally.

#22 gina70

Posted 10 January 2013 - 03:12 PM

I like it, it makes me thing of greengages the fruit which I love.

#23 MrsLexiK

Posted 10 January 2013 - 03:13 PM

I really don't like it, sorry.

#24 B.feral3

Posted 10 January 2013 - 03:18 PM

NMS at all.

#25 Walkers

Posted 10 January 2013 - 03:19 PM

I can't get past the cute/creepy little kid in Pet Sematary.




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