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#1 MissLouise

Posted 18 February 2013 - 07:03 AM

hi all
just wanting to get some opinions on the name Clancy for a boy?
Thanks!

#2 Beancat

Posted 18 February 2013 - 07:07 AM

i really like it.  We are having a girl but had suggested it to DP before we knew the sex.  Its very nostalgic (Clancy of the Overflow)

#3 wish*upon*a*star

Posted 18 February 2013 - 07:14 AM

I'm not a fan sorry, reminds me too much of Clancy Wiggum (police chief) from The Simpsons.

#4 blenheim

Posted 18 February 2013 - 07:39 AM

I want to love it but for the same reason as PP (Clancy Wiggum) I just don't.  All I hear is his wife saying  'Claaaaancy'.

It's cool but it just doesn't do it for me.

#5 Imaginary friend

Posted 18 February 2013 - 07:46 AM

Too 'hard core vintage' for my tastes.

#6 Plaxy

Posted 18 February 2013 - 09:13 AM

I know of both a boy and a girl Clancy. For me it only works for a girl, despite Clancy of the Overflow.

#7 Carmen02

Posted 18 February 2013 - 09:17 AM

QUOTE (strawberrypie7 @ 18/02/2013, 05:14 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm not a fan sorry, reminds me too much of Clancy Wiggum (police chief) from The Simpsons.

same sorry

#8 Mrs Dinosaurus

Posted 18 February 2013 - 09:28 AM

Love it.

#9 mysonsmum

Posted 18 February 2013 - 09:28 AM

Not for me either sorry, I find it very unappealing!

#10 Percival

Posted 18 February 2013 - 09:40 AM

I love it too but I am not a Simpsons fan so didn't even know that character. original.gif


#11 shopalot33

Posted 18 February 2013 - 09:42 AM

I think Clancy is a cute name, OP.  I like "Clance" for short too.  I'm a fan.

#12 Peppery

Posted 18 February 2013 - 10:09 AM

QUOTE (blenheim @ 18/02/2013, 08:39 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I want to love it but for the same reason as PP (Clancy Wiggum) I just don't.  All I hear is his wife saying  'Claaaaancy'.

It's cool but it just doesn't do it for me.


Yep, The Simpsons has ruined that name for me.

#13 tres-chic

Posted 18 February 2013 - 10:16 AM

I'm powerless to resist this name and love it but I'm really not sure if it's a boys or a girls name and I wouldn't use it for that reason. But that's just me.

#14 KT1978

Posted 18 February 2013 - 10:28 AM

I like it, its not common, it has cool Australian association to me (Banjo Patterson) and its cute.

#15 FeralProudSwahili

Posted 18 February 2013 - 10:29 AM

I dislike it.

#16 Z-girls rock

Posted 18 February 2013 - 10:30 AM

I think it is a nice name.

#17 Heading South

Posted 18 February 2013 - 10:31 AM

I know 3 Clancy's all girls under 18months  and I love it.

#18 glasnost

Posted 18 February 2013 - 10:34 AM

I think that it is cute if used in an almost-ironic-grandpa-trendy way.

The Simpsons thing comes to mind as well but I wonder if kids watch it as much as we did in the '80s and '90s?

I vote yes OP!

#19 Gudrun

Posted 18 February 2013 - 11:14 AM

Very nice Irish name for me.   I know both a male and female Clancy; adults.

#20 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 18 February 2013 - 05:01 PM

Not at all keen.

#21 Niamh23

Posted 18 February 2013 - 05:12 PM

QUOTE (blenheim @ 18/02/2013, 08:39 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I want to love it but for the same reason as PP (Clancy Wiggum) I just don't.  All I hear is his wife saying  'Claaaaancy'.

It's cool but it just doesn't do it for me.


This!!

#22 happyapple

Posted 18 February 2013 - 05:46 PM

I really like it! I think it's a boys name for sure, but has been used for girls recently. I prefer it for a boy.
Very cute and fits well on a baby, as well as a man.

#23 strawberry blondes

Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:16 PM

Don't like it.

#24 blackbird

Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:23 PM

QUOTE (strawberrypie7 @ 18/02/2013, 08:14 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm not a fan sorry, reminds me too much of Clancy Wiggum (police chief) from The Simpsons.



this, and the wife saying his name thing in my head..

#25 item

Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:24 PM

I'm in the *love* camp.  My old neighbour was a male Clancy.  We would have used the name for DS except we thought it might come across a bit stalkerish :-)






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