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Husband has his heart set on Peter... I don't like it. HALP!


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#126 Fahrook

Posted 12 July 2019 - 05:25 PM

View PostImaginary friend, on 12 July 2019 - 05:01 PM, said:


Well, no, a name  like Peter won't affect anyone's job options and that really isn't a reason to not use it as a first name.

One and only reason is that OP doesn't like it.

Totally agree with this.  I’ve never looked at the name Peter and had any sort of negative thought about it.  We have a few Peters of various ages in my family and DS had a couple at primary school.

But yes, the only reason to not use the name is because OP doesn’t like it and that’s fair enough.

#127 born.a.girl

Posted 12 July 2019 - 05:29 PM

View PostFahrook, on 12 July 2019 - 05:25 PM, said:

Totally agree with this.  I’ve never looked at the name Peter and had any sort of negative thought about it.  We have a few Peters of various ages in my family and DS had a couple at primary school.

But yes, the only reason to not use the name is because OP doesn’t like it and that’s fair enough.


That's because it's still not totally uncommon.


What about Horace?  I have to confess if I had a Horace ask for an interview, I'd expect someone who'd been named by hippie parents (or from a very different culture) and I'd be more likely to remember them than a Liam, lovely as that name is.

#128 Fahrook

Posted 12 July 2019 - 06:02 PM

At least Horace gets your attention.

Sorry this is off topic.  I have so many different names around me at work that a Horace or even a Wolfgang would not stand out.

It just seems odd that a PP would think that the name Peter would affect a person’s job prospects.

The OP shouldn’t name her baby a name she (or her partner) doesn’t like.  Using it as a middle name sounds like a good compromise.




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