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

 

Special Ticket Offer, Save $8!

The Essential Baby & Toddler Show is back this April! Save $8 off the door price for a limited time only!

Why I breastfed my son until he was three

The fact that I not only breastfed my son, but breastfed him for three and a half years, seems pretty incredible in retrospect.

Do babies and young children see ghosts?

Do babies and young children see ghosts? If you’ve pondered the question, you’re not alone.

15 years with Essential Baby: meet Therese

"Life has a funny way of giving you what you need when you need it the most."

Mum causes a stir by taking a stand against leggings

A mum has found herself the subject of debate after claiming tight bottoms cause lustful thoughts in men.

Don't set a parenting goal for 2015 - do this instead

The problem with goal setting as a parent is the measure. How do we really know if we’re succeeding?

5 pregnancy myths that just won't go away

When you're expecting, it often seems like everyone is keen to offer advice about what you should and shouldn't do in the interests of your health and wellbeing.

RPA hospital contacting mums after discovering vaccine storage fault

Sydney's Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPA) is trying to contact women who had babies at the facility after discovering a fault in a refrigerator containing vaccines.

'Nutella' not a baby name, French court says

A French court has blocked parents from naming their baby girl after the hazelnut spread Nutella, arguing it would make her the target of mockery.

Why I'm never calling myself 'just a mum' again

I’ve grown three human beings. I feed them, dress them, teach them, care for them and love them 24 hours a day. Yet for eight years, when I meet new people and they’ve asked me what I do, I tell them: “I’m just a mum”.

Rosie Batty named 2015 Australian of the Year

One year ago, Rosie Batty could not have imagined she'd be where she is. Tonight the grieving mum who put domestic violence on the national agenda was named Australian of the Year.

Five reasons to hug more

Hugging – some of us thrive on it, even depend on it – and then there are those who don't care for it really. So, are they missing out?

Help - my three-year-old has started throwing tantrums

My daughter never went through the "terrible twos" but began throwing wild tantrums shortly after her third birthday.

That's commitment

First peek at Sonia Kruger's daughter Maggie

"She smells so good, I could eat her," Kruger tells co-host David Campbell.

Mum assists in own caesarean surgery

A mum who partly delivered her own twins during a caesarean has encouraged other women to take control of their birthing experience.

How to handle common childhood regressions

Regression can be a natural and common part of development prompted by a variety of factors, but that doesn't make it less frustrating.

Disgruntled dad's pram ad goes viral

When buying a second hand pram, there are lots of things to take into consideration. 

Man discovers he's a dad after finding 55-year-old letter

Discovering you are about to father a baby is startling enough - never mind finding out you have a 61-year-old son.

15 thoughts mums have during a tantrum

Ranging from mild to feral and triggered by events both minor and major, tantrums certainly keep life interesting.

Natural pain relief in the early stages of labour

While managing labour pains on your own can be daunting, there are a number of natural pain relief options to help you cope until you are admitted to hospital.

Win an Octonauts prize pack

To celebrate the launch of Octonauts Live! Operation Reef Shield, a spectacular underwater adventure live on stage, we are giving away an amazing Octonauts prize pack to one lucky fan.

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

Forgotten Baby Syndrome claims the life of toddler

One baby dies every eight days in the back of a car in the US, victims of 'forgotten baby syndrome'.

For a brief time, I was touched by an angel

For a brief time, I was touched by an angel. You stole my heart, and changed me into the women I am today.

Chinese woman gives birth to quintuplets

After six years of trying for a baby, a couple’s dreams have come true many times over after the mum gave birth to quintuplets this week.

Chrissie Swan has reached her "sex quota"

Chrissie Swan says she and her partner have sex once a year due to her fear of falling pregnant.

Stars help save choking babies

It's an important lesson to learn, but one that busy new mums and dads might overlook until it's too late.

New Girl star Zooey Deschanel pregnant

Actress Zooey Deschanel is expecting her first child with her producer boyfriend Jacob Pechenik.

16 times 'dad reflexes' saved the day

Of course, in some cases they may be the ones who actually got their child into a precarious position in the first place, but we'll ignore that for now.

Couple's 'non-traditional' pregnancy announcement goes viral

Knowing you are not the father of your pregnant wife's baby would usually indicate a rocky relationship ahead for traditional parents.

The trials and tribulations of identical triplet newborns

Pip Donnelly is still playing spot the difference with her newborn identical triplets, Isabelle, Georgina and Frankie.

Win an Octonauts prize pack

To celebrate the launch of Octonauts Live! Operation Reef Shield, a spectacular underwater adventure live on stage, we are giving away an amazing Octonauts prize pack to one lucky fan.

Earthquake baby thriving five years on

Jenny Alexis is lucky to be alive after spending four days buried in the rubble of the 2010 Haitian earthquake, but now she's a thriving five year old.

Please don't say I'm lucky because I was adopted

On the one hand I was having a regular life with friends and sports and sleepovers and school. But I was also always wondering: Did my mother love me? What was wrong with me?

An open letter to non-parents who offer advice on child-rearing

Kitty, when you’re the parent of my child you’re welcome to wade in with an opinion – but until then, I’d prefer you to have a supportive ear and a glass of wine ready.

Couple arrested over baby gun video

A US couple faces charges after investigators say they found mobile phone videos showing the woman's 12-month-old daughter putting a handgun in her mouth.

NSW Health dumps 10-year limit on frozen embryos

A 10-year time limit on storing frozen embryos that were created with donor sperm has been dropped by the NSW government.

How my happy-go-lucky husband became a monster

Sharan Nicholson-Rogers watched her husband change from a happy-go-lucky police officer into an unpredictable man prone to violent and emotional outbursts.

Dads-to-be experience hormonal changes, too

Dads-to-be experience hormonal changes in line with their pregnant partners, a new study shows.

'They were just doing their job': mum of toddler killed in police chase gone wrong

"They were just doing their job. I feel so sorry for them. It is all just too sad."

Miscarriages to be formally recognised by NSW government

Women who miscarry will be able to obtain an optional "recognition of loss" certificate as a formal recognition of their often heartbreaking loss.

Cafe cubby house 'too noisy' for neighbours

Teenage parties, domestic disputes, or raucous late night pubs are the things that usually come to mind when you think neighbourhood noise complaints.

Dad films baby playing with snake

Most parents would not consider a snake an appropriate playmate for their baby, but a US dad who filmed his daughter playing with a python has defended himself against criticism.

Clever breastfeeding products

Check out this range of products designed to help make your breastfeeding journey more enjoyable, manageable and convenient.

 

Back to School Offer

Findababysitter.com.au

We've got you covered for this school year. Use www.findababysitter.com.au to meet local nannies now.

 
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.