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Henry - Overdone or Classic?

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#1 PrettyPeonies

Posted 12 September 2017 - 10:41 PM

Love the name Henry, but feel its losing its charm as it grows ever more popular. When you hear "Henry" do you secretly roll your eyes at the popularity or smile at a well loved classic?

#2 EsmeLennox

Posted 12 September 2017 - 10:49 PM

I just think it's a nice name. I don't think it's overused at all.

#3 rosie28

Posted 12 September 2017 - 10:58 PM

I love it but I do know a heap of them so it's overused in my circle. Use it if you love it though!

#4 Brandy Glitterbuns

Posted 12 September 2017 - 10:58 PM

I love it. I don't think it's overused at all.

#5 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 12 September 2017 - 11:16 PM

Will always be Henry the Green Engine for me.

#6 Froyo

Posted 12 September 2017 - 11:23 PM


#7 little lion

Posted 12 September 2017 - 11:25 PM

Classic. I love it but it remained on my short list and never ended up being 'the one' due to its popularity. If I had a third son I would consider it again as I'm fast running out of boy names.

#8 amdirel

Posted 12 September 2017 - 11:26 PM

Classic! I know a couple, but I don't think it's overused.

#9 FlamingoG

Posted 13 September 2017 - 12:03 AM

It's a bit of a yawn now, I know SO many. I always loved it, it is DH's middle name and was top of our boy list for both daughters, so I understand the appeal too.

#10 Lou-bags

Posted 13 September 2017 - 12:05 AM


It's not particularly over used in my circles. But, while a classic, it's not my style. So no eye rolls and no smiles.

#11 Littlecloud

Posted 13 September 2017 - 06:45 AM

Both really.

It is classic, but it's quite popular at the moment. I usually hate popular names but Henry makes me smile :)

#12 Bird1

Posted 13 September 2017 - 06:45 AM

It's funny I don't know a single Henry under 12. So guess it depends where you come from

#13 ~J_F~

Posted 13 September 2017 - 06:49 AM


I don't like it but it's not eye roll worthy!

I know a few Henry's under 12 and a couple in their teens.

And I agree with a PP that it makes me think of a train!

#14 kerilyntaryn

Posted 13 September 2017 - 07:01 AM

Classic, I dont think its overused

#15 KayDan0707

Posted 13 September 2017 - 07:15 AM

I love Henry, it's a classic name, and not overused.

Harry, on the other hand, is overused in my circle of friends and at my sons' schools.

#16 José

Posted 13 September 2017 - 07:46 AM

I like it and dont find it to be overused.

#17 Gruffalo's Child

Posted 13 September 2017 - 08:29 AM

I love it, and despite its popularity I have not yet met any child called Henry.

#18 Plaxy

Posted 13 September 2017 - 08:31 AM

Classic, and not over-used.

It was at 13 on top baby names last year, which compares with names which have been in the  top 10 for a long time, eg Noah, Jack, William, Thomas, Jackson.

I also think a classic - like Henry, or William or Jack, doesn't feel over-used when popular in the same way names like Ethan and Noah do.

Edited by Plaxy, 13 September 2017 - 08:35 AM.

#19 magnanimous

Posted 13 September 2017 - 08:31 AM

Not used in my circle (although I know one cat!). I sort of see it as old fashioned kind of like John. Quite like it though.

#20 Hands Up

Posted 13 September 2017 - 08:33 AM

I think it's a classic name, and it will stand the test of time, but at the same time I don't really like it. I have no idea why as it fits my naming "style".

Anyway, I think it's a name you can't go wrong with, and of the 100 or so kids born in our family and friendship circles in the last ten years, only 2 are called Henry so in my circles it's not common.

#21 Astrocyte

Posted 13 September 2017 - 08:51 AM

Classic. I love it.

#22 Pooks Persisted

Posted 13 September 2017 - 08:53 AM

It's very popular only in certain circles. I haven't met one.

#23 PizzaSteve

Posted 13 September 2017 - 09:23 AM

I have a Henry under 12 and have only met a couple of others. I still love it as much as I did when we chose it!

#24 Gudrun

Posted 13 September 2017 - 10:00 AM

Classic with a capital C.

#25 Littlecloud

Posted 13 September 2017 - 10:06 AM

I'm quite surprised that no one knows any little Henry's.

I think I know 5 or 6 born in the last year or so!

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