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WDYT of Banjo?
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Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:54 AM
I know I know I know, breaking the scrabble rule, but Banjo has been the only name DH and I have really agreed on all pregancy for DS2. I'm now getting cold feet about it...
DS1 is Lenny (not Leonard, just Lenny) so we're after something laid back and cool.
Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:01 AM
I'd think, oh that's different, cool. Don't love it or hate it.
Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:04 AM
I like banjo. If cool and laid back is what you're after, it fits the bill. It also has a nice Aussie Flavour and I like Joey as a Nn. I think its good with lenny too. It was on my list for ds1 but hubby vetoed unfortunately.
Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:25 AM
I don't love it. It's not horrible though.
It just seems to be trying a little too hard.
Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:29 AM
I wouldn't use it myself but I can see why you like it!
Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:30 AM
Spunky and evocative but like Atticus I always think the parents are trying a bit hard to be cool.
Overall, I don't mind it.
Edited by JuniorSpies, 29 January 2013 - 11:31 AM.
Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:34 AM
I really don't like it.
Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:45 AM
I don't think I would have the guts to use it personally, but I actually quite like it. Quite funky and if your child grows up hating it there's a "normal" sounding nn attached to it with Joe or Joey.
Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:46 AM
Cute as a child's name. In my opinion though, these "cutsey cool" names just don't work for adults.
Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:47 AM
NMS remotely, but it does go with your other DS's name.
Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:49 AM
I really like it. Some really fabulous people have been called Banjo. Is perhaps quite pecularily Australian, but IMO that only adds to the charm. Goes good with Lenny as well.
However that said some people may think it is a bit try hard. And depending on which Banjo they are most familar with may also think you are anything from a bit of an arty type to a rat bag lefty activist trying to make some sort of political point.
Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:56 AM
Cute but would your child hate it as an adult? I cant imagine employing someone named Banjo.
Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:17 PM
wouldn't use it myself, but i don't mind it at all.
i have a friend whose son is Banjo and it suits him to a tee.
they could always go by Jo when older for a more 'grown-up' name.
Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:36 PM
Sorry, but I think it's awful. I'm just wondering how an adult would get on with a name like Banjo. I suppose there was 'Banjo' Paterson, but his name was actually Andrew Barton Paterson. Generally, unusual names or 'cool' names don't worry me, but I think Banjo is awful.
Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:40 PM
I considered it when I was pregnant with DS2. I love it
Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:45 PM
I would normally throw up my hands in horror at any unusual names but when Rachel Griffiths and her husband named their son Banjo it really struck a chord with me. Unfortunately it just seems to be one of those names that would suit a child but it is hard to imagine a man named Banjo although there are lots of worse names out there. I would love someone to use it because I never had the chance to.
Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:56 PM
Strangely for me, I like it.
Not as a mans name. I cant imagine meeting a Dad at school and being introduced to Banjo, the Dad, not the child, or a professional work environment. I just cannot picture it. Sorry And like a PP I love the whole Banjo Patterson thing.
Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:15 PM
When Rachel Griffiths called her son Banjo I thought that was cool. Because everything about Rachel Griffiths is cool.
However when people started 'copying' her that didn't seem so cool because copying cool is never quite as cool.
By now there are a few around and I suppose (as per a PP) it has become a bit Atticus-like.
I don't get excited by people calling their sibset Matilda and Banjo to be 'Australian' but you're not doing that anyway.
I'm a Lenny fan from way back and Banjo does go well with that. There might be something else cool, though with no hint of try-hard, that goes just as well. If not stick with it.
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