Jump to content

Denham for a boy.... WDYT?


  • Please log in to reply
23 replies to this topic

#1 wildweeny

Posted 23 February 2012 - 09:31 PM

Hi lovely peoples!


Here's another boy's name we're sort of considering!  Have three weeks to go and still don't have a boy's name picked out (still hoping like anything bub will be a girl - simply because of the ease of naming!)  So, what do you think?  Origin is Old English apparently, meaning 'Village in the Valley' so one website told me....

Many thanks in advance :-)

#2 Puggle

Posted 23 February 2012 - 09:37 PM

I quite like it but I think you would have people hearing/spelling 'Denim'

There was a Benham at my high school, known as Ben.

#3 MuppetGirl

Posted 23 February 2012 - 09:42 PM

Not a fan sorry.

#4 Fr0g

Posted 23 February 2012 - 09:43 PM

Not a fan, sorry


(ETA to remark on ^^^^^ creepy identical post!)

Edited by FrogIsAFrogIsAFrog, 23 February 2012 - 09:44 PM.


#5 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 23 February 2012 - 09:47 PM

From Reynholm Industries?

(Sorry couldn't resist.)

I will pass on making a judgement because I don't think I can separate the name from the TV character.

#6 madmatriarch

Posted 23 February 2012 - 09:49 PM

I like it but again i'm biased-my DD 9months has 'Denim' as one of her middle names.But i like Denham for a boy and i think you will hear the difference in the pronounciation and as much as i'm not overly fussed on names being shortened i dont mind Denny as a nn.Good luck OP

#7 tenar

Posted 23 February 2012 - 09:51 PM

Makes me think of the IT Crowd TV character too.  Not good...

#8 Amber Spyglass

Posted 23 February 2012 - 10:02 PM

QUOTE (Puggle @ 23/02/2012, 09:37 PM)
14339906[/url]']
I quite like it but I think you would have people hearing/spelling 'Denim'


I tend to agree with this, but if that's not a concern... I think surprisingly I like it.

#9 Lumikki

Posted 23 February 2012 - 10:08 PM

I used to live near Denham and it's quite a nice little town.  Correct pronunciation is Den-uhm, so it would sound a lot like denim.  You would probably get a lot of people saying Den-ham, which would be weird.  I quite like it though!

#10 newkie

Posted 23 February 2012 - 10:09 PM

QUOTE (Dabri @ 23/02/2012, 10:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
From Reynholm Industries?

(Sorry couldn't resist.)

I will pass on making a judgement because I don't think I can separate the name from the TV character.

I had to chuckle at this, as it was my first thought too wink.gif

I couldn't personally use it for that reason alone, but it's also NMS. Ad there's the denim thing too.

#11 .MrsM.

Posted 23 February 2012 - 10:12 PM

Denham Hitchcock, Nine News reporter original.gif he pulls it off well. i also think of the town. but i think its an ok name

Edited by jm2505, 23 February 2012 - 10:13 PM.


#12 Feral-Lausii

Posted 23 February 2012 - 10:13 PM

Too close to my surname. So nope don't like it.. Sorry.

#13 Eeyolet

Posted 23 February 2012 - 10:21 PM

QUOTE (Puggle @ 23/02/2012, 10:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I quite like it but I think you would have people hearing/spelling 'Denim'



This. We met a little boy named Denham about a year ago and for months I thought his name was Denim (thought it was odd as his brother has a very mainstream name). Eventually we figured out his name was actually Denham.

It is a nice name, looks better than it sounds though. If confusion with Denim worries you then avoid the name as it will happen.

#14 ChatMe

Posted 23 February 2012 - 10:40 PM

I think a lot of people will confuse it with Denim and think that you tried a unique spelling of Denim rather than the fact it is an old English name

#15 Bel Rowley

Posted 24 February 2012 - 07:57 AM

I've known a Denham and I also think of the actor Denholm Elliott, even though it's obviously spelled differently. It's not a name I'd use but it's OK.

#16 wildweeny

Posted 24 February 2012 - 08:20 AM

Thanks for your comments!  Actually don't mind the association with 'denim' - let's face it - there could be far worse things to be teased about!  As for the spelling - just about every name has to be spelt out loud to people these days so don't think that would be an issue either.  I've heard of Denham Hitchcock - maybe that's where I heard it originally - just popped up in my brain one night!  I'm afraid I must be uneducated or something - haven't heard of the other references!  Oh - except for the town.


Here's one I woke up thinking about this morning - must have featured in a dream of mine & now hubby & I are actually mulling it over!  I bet I'll get some comments over this one!  So.... here goes....



WDYT of Maverick???

#17 ~Nodnol~

Posted 24 February 2012 - 08:29 AM

Maverick? I feel the need, the need for speed! I prefer Denham, but it does make me think of The IT crowd.

#18 librablonde

Posted 24 February 2012 - 08:37 AM

Well, each to their own.... but both Denham and Maverick are NMS at all. Maverick reminds me of the skulling games we'd play at Uni: every time we watched Top Gun and a character said "Goddammit Maverick!" we'd skull our drink  wink.gif  And Denham is just Denim to me.

#19 la di dah

Posted 24 February 2012 - 11:21 AM

I much prefer Declan/Denzel/Dashiell to Denham, sorry.

#20 wildweeny

Posted 24 February 2012 - 11:25 AM

QUOTE (la di dah @ 24/02/2012, 11:21 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I much prefer Declan/Denzel/Dashiell to Denham, sorry.



Well... Denzel/Denzil IS still on our list....  just not sure whether we love it enough to use it :-)

#21 geishagirl

Posted 24 February 2012 - 11:28 AM

I have to agree with la di dah...Denham is just NMS although I've had a soft spot for Denny since Denny Duquette of Grey's Anatomy days. I don't like Maverick either, how about Marlow?

#22 Red Cabbage

Posted 24 February 2012 - 11:28 AM

We have a family member named Danim, and DS(19yo) went to school with a Denim.

I don't mind it.

#23 ali27

Posted 24 February 2012 - 11:28 AM

As ever, La Di Dah has some great name suggestions which I think trump Denham. I think it is not bad but not fantastic either.

#24 vanessa71

Posted 24 February 2012 - 01:41 PM

QUOTE (Bel Rowley @ 24/02/2012, 08:57 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've known a Denham and I also think of the actor Denholm Elliott, even though it's obviously spelled differently. It's not a name I'd use but it's OK.

Exactly this!





1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

How I learnt to relax about routines

After many routine-led, tough years, we've realised that being parenting isn't about being perfect. It isn't about following a schedule to a T.

Should you have a third child or not?

I thought our family had been complete with our two boys. I had no idea how much I needed my daughter until she was here.

Helping a toddler embrace an adopted sibling

A single parent by choice, I am preparing to adopt a second baby from Morocco. And I face a special challenge.

When pregnancy messes with your self-esteem

Pregnancy doesn't make all women feel beautiful. It certainly doesn't raise every woman's self-esteem.

Join us in The BIG nappy change

Introducing the new Coles Little Explorer Nappies! You can confidently rely on Coles Little Explorer nappies at each stage of your child's growth, so take the Big Nappy Change and try new Coles Little Explorer nappies for yourself!

Robbie Williams live tweets wife's labour

And the award for most patient woman in labour goes to ... Robbie Williams' wife, Ayda Field.

Vaccine ignorance is deadly and contagious

In the absence of credible, strong political leadership, paranoia about disease can go viral.

Parenting differently based on birth order

All children have unique personalities, but keeping birth order in mind could help when parenting.

How to get rid of the mum guilt

Motherhood and guilt seem to go hand in hand, but there are ways to focus

Paid parental leave scheme grinds to a halt

The future of Prime Minister Tony Abbott's paid parental leave scheme appears to be up in the air, despite the fact it is due to begin in less than nine months.

The devastation of foetal alcohol spectrum disorders

No one's sure how many Australians are affected by foetal alcohol spectrum disorders, but the consequences for those who are can be devastating.

The pros and cons of finding out the sex of your unborn baby

It’s often one of the biggest choices parents make during the course of their pregnancy; to find out, or not to find out, the sex of their baby before it’s born.

Toddler's awesome dress up month

Two-year-old Willow and her photographer mum, Gina Lee, made October "Dress Up Willow Month". She posted photos of Willow's costumes on her Instagram account, and her creative takes on popular culture are simply adorable.

Childhood around the world

It can be easy to assume our ideas around childhood are universal, but they are particular to where we live, as these practices show.

Best picks for baby and toddler shoes

Here's a great selection of footwear from pre-walker to walker ensuring comfort and style for growing feet.

I lost my wife and daughters to Ebola - then it came for my son

Sunday, September 21, is a day I will never forget.

The 'yucky' illness that took over my life

I have a chronic illness nobody likes to discuss. It involves toilet talk, and probably caused my miscarriage. But it needs to be talked about.

Prenatal testing: the facts

Prenatal testing is done to check if a baby has certain medical conditions before birth. Here is some important information about what the tests are for and the risks involved.

5 things to do with your baby?s old clothes

Did you think your only option for your baby?s old clothes was to pack them away or give them to the Salvos? Think again.

Why it's possible to not realise you're pregnant until the baby arrives

After hearing about 'surprise babies' born to mums who didn't know they were pregnant, it's common to ask "how did she not realise?" But experts say it's entirely possible for it to happen.

'My miracle is finally here'

How has the world continued on its pace when mine has been altered so drastically?

Dairy can help older women fall pregnant: study

Ice cream may be the ultimate comfort food, but a study suggests it could also help older women to have children.

Megan Gale goes topless for 'sexiest people' cover

Six months after a heavily pregnant Megan Gale posed nude for Marie Claire, the glowing new mum has gone topless for the cover of another magazine.

A new perspective on life from living with two diseases

A mother shares her personal story about the difficulty of living with two conditions, one of which stops her from being able to see her daughter's face.

Warning about Children's Panadol dosage

The Therapeutic Goods Administration has issued a safety advisory warning parents about confusion when using the dosing syringe supplied with Children's Panadol.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Take 'The Coles Big Nappy Change' Challenge

You could become part of our Test Drive team and win one of 200 packs of Coles Little Explorer Nappies as part of our 5-day challenge.

Win 1 of 5 Canon Powershot D30 cameras

Capture life more easily with the Canon Powershot D30. Shockproof, waterproof and dustproof, you can take it almost anywhere and shoot beautiful images, time after time. Enter now!

16 parenting truths you won't find in the baby books

I am five years into this parenting gig and I’ve learnt that sleepless nights and changing dirty nappies are child’s play.

Best and worst potty party cakes

It's nice to celebrate a child making the shift from nappies to 'big kid' undies, but do we really need a semi-realistic used toilet cake to do it? Here are some of the best and worst cakes parents have used at 'potty parties' around the world.

7 tips for a financially festive Christmas

Plan ahead - and do it now - to ensure festive season expenses don't break the bank.

'Go the F*** to Sleep' author's new book for frustrated parents

A sequel is coming soon to the 2011 hit book 'Go the F*** to Sleep' - and this time, it's about mealtimes.

Great birthday party buys from Etsy

Handmade crafts to decorate and personalise your child's next birthday - from banners to cake decorations, we've got gorgeous party finds from Etsy.

Join us in The BIG nappy change

Introducing the new Coles Little Explorer Nappies! You can confidently rely on Coles Little Explorer nappies at each stage of your child's growth, so take the Big Nappy Change and try new Coles Little Explorer nappies for yourself!

Creative storage ideas for the kids' rooms

Creative and practical storage ideas for the kids' toys and books can also add some stylish decor to your home. Visit babyology.com.au for more stylish modern finds for hip kids & parents.

Weird trend

Couple has five babies in 14 months

Julie and David Grygla weren't sure they'd ever have kids - but their dreams have now well and truly come true.

To the mum in the doctor's waiting room

Maybe the mum I saw in that waiting room, seemingly disconnected from her baby, doesn’t have the support she needs.

10 space-saving nursery ideas

Starting a family doesn't always mean moving into a bigger house - not yet, anyway.

 

What's in a name?

Baby Names

Looking for a classic name, or an unusual name? Our Baby Name Finder is for you, search or browse to refine your shortlist.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.