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#1 happyapple

Posted 18 February 2013 - 01:58 PM

Felix was the forerunner but I couldn't figure out what you'd call him for short.
So what do you think of Barnaby?


#2 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 18 February 2013 - 02:06 PM

Not that I liked it much in the first place, but it has been completely and utterly ruined for me by Barnaby Joyce. That man makes my skin crawl and my blood boil simultaneously.

I'm not a huge fan of Felix but it's 1000x better than Barnaby.

#3 Justaduck

Posted 18 February 2013 - 02:10 PM

Neither of them are really my style, but I prefer Felix as well. I too went straight to Barnaby Joyce, but I daresay most of your DS's peers would never have any idea who he is when he is growing up, only their parents.

#4 elizabethany

Posted 18 February 2013 - 02:14 PM

I would go with Felix.  It doesn't need a nn.  Barnaby will always get a response, but it might not be the one you are after.

#5 JaneLane

Posted 18 February 2013 - 02:29 PM

DP

Edited by blue4me, 18 February 2013 - 02:31 PM.


#6 JaneLane

Posted 18 February 2013 - 02:31 PM

First thing I think of is Barnaby Joyce like PP's which is not a good thing.  I really like Felix, doesn't matter if it doesn't have any particular NN's associated with it.  Friends of my parents have a Felix and I'm sure I have heard him called a NN that has something to do with the name, I can't for the life of me remember what is is though.

#7 eM_Mille

Posted 18 February 2013 - 02:33 PM

I love Barnaby, nn Barney! But then again this baby will be Frederick (Fred) if a boy so maybe that's just my style - Flinstones  biggrin.gif

In all seriousness though, I really do like old fashioned names and think Barnaby is a winner.

#8 Magnus

Posted 18 February 2013 - 02:38 PM

I really like Barnaby. I think it's very cute. I tend to like old-fashioned names, though.

Felix is nice too.

#9 emlis22

Posted 18 February 2013 - 02:40 PM

I like Barnaby. My best friend in PS had a brother Barnabas which I also like.

#10 Gudrun

Posted 18 February 2013 - 03:32 PM

I have a nephew Barnaby, NN Barney. He's 40 and always liked his name.

I think it's a great name but Felix is too.  I don't see why Felix needs a NN. Same number of syllables as Barney.

Ditto to alternative Barnabas. Pretty cool!

#11 ~swan~

Posted 18 February 2013 - 03:53 PM

I know a Barnaby and a Felix.

Barnaby gets Barney and Barn.

Felix has no real nickname.

Out of those two I would go with Felix, and not worry about the nickname (which unlitmatly you may not get to control anyway).

#12 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 18 February 2013 - 03:56 PM

Barnaby? Seriously? Barnaby....................

#13 katiebear26

Posted 18 February 2013 - 03:56 PM

sorry OP but it's not on my list at all.. i had a lecturer at uni who named his son Barnaby and he regertted it forever. he always said it was a moment of giddiness in the delivery room!

#14 Threelittleducks

Posted 18 February 2013 - 04:01 PM

I really like and made no connection to the politician.

Go for it!

#15 Diana Moon Glamper

Posted 18 February 2013 - 04:06 PM

I love the name and the pollitician will be long forgotten before your child is of an age to care.

I might have had a pet rat called Barnaby though...

#16 Ianthe

Posted 18 February 2013 - 04:09 PM

I like Barnaby. I don't like Barney though.

#17 hotsonfornowhere

Posted 18 February 2013 - 04:18 PM

My first partner was named Barnaby. His NN was Barnz.

#18 PatG

Posted 18 February 2013 - 04:18 PM

I know a teenaged Barnaby, nn Barney.  It is just his name, he doesn't have any issues related to it, no one comments on it.

#19 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 18 February 2013 - 04:59 PM

I'm not really a fan of it. I'm not overly keen on Felix either but I think Felix is pretty perfect with your other kids names.

#20 rose888

Posted 18 February 2013 - 05:08 PM

If your reason for liking Barnaby is that the nn is Barney then you could call him Bernard, I know several Bernards big and small and all are called Barney.

#21 happyapple

Posted 18 February 2013 - 05:09 PM

Thanks guys for all your responses! Lets hope this one's a girl hey?! :-)

#22 Harmonica

Posted 18 February 2013 - 06:44 PM

Felix is soooo much better. I'm not a big fan of pre chosen nick names - I think sometimes they just grow on a child, rather than get chosen for them.

#23 kerilyntaryn

Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:31 PM

i prefer Felix

#24 BetteBoop

Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:34 PM

What about Bernard? NN Bernie.

#25 Chelli

Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:40 PM

I'm not a fan of the name at all, sorry OP.
My friend's rescue greyhound is a Barnaby though, and that really suits him happy.gif




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