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#1 PatG

Posted 24 April 2012 - 05:43 PM

I was discussing baby names with a friend who is having a baby boy in a couple of months.  She mentioned Mitchell.  What do people think?  I think I like it but I also think it maybe breaks some of my naming "rules" (not that that matters as it isn't my child!) such as using surnames as first names.

#2 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 24 April 2012 - 06:12 PM

I really like it. It's one of the very few boys' names on my list.

#3 vanessa71

Posted 24 April 2012 - 06:19 PM

Never really been a fan.



#4 librablonde

Posted 24 April 2012 - 06:23 PM

Not a fan, OP.

#5 muminbusiness

Posted 24 April 2012 - 06:24 PM

I prefer Mitch to mitchell

#6 ali27

Posted 24 April 2012 - 06:25 PM

I don't dislike it. It used to be more popular 10 -15 years ago.

#7 Mamabug

Posted 24 April 2012 - 06:26 PM

I wouldn't use it as not my style, but I have never met a Mitch/ell I haven't liked, if that counts for anything!

#8 Bel Rowley

Posted 24 April 2012 - 06:32 PM

NMS, but there are certainly worse names.

#9 wickles

Posted 24 April 2012 - 06:54 PM

I have an adorable little boy called Mitchell Robert. I'm biased but he is the most sweet natured little boy in the world. He is 21 months and I have only just started to call him Mitch, it had always been his full name until now. We have a friend our age called Mitchell and he was always a great fun guy and we liked the name. My husband wanted Michael and I just found that too boring and this was our compromise. But no regrets so far!  I am 10 weeks pregnant so the whole baby name thing is starting again. The girls name is still the same (Isabella) but we are leaning towards Lucas this time. We think it is a good name and goes well with Mitchell. Good luck with your decision.

#10 ScarfaceClaw

Posted 24 April 2012 - 07:00 PM

We used it as DS middle name, as it was my mum's maiden name.

I know a few Mitchell's under 5 yrs.

I like it.

#11 calico

Posted 24 April 2012 - 07:15 PM

I'm not a huge fan of surnames as given names, but this one I like as a fn.

#12 3littlechix

Posted 24 April 2012 - 07:48 PM

Don't like it at all


#13 Goggie

Posted 24 April 2012 - 07:55 PM

Like it, think I may add it to my list!

Edit: strike that, DH doesn't think it goes well with surname. The search continues...

Edited by tauruspregnant!, 24 April 2012 - 11:56 PM.


#14 4kidlets

Posted 24 April 2012 - 09:59 PM

I like the name Mitchell -  I think of it as a variation on Michael (which I also like) rather than as a surname turned first name.

#15 amanda1982

Posted 24 April 2012 - 11:50 PM

I like it but am also biased as I have one myself! Oh and winkles, I have a Mitchell Robert aswell!

Edited by amanda1982, 24 April 2012 - 11:54 PM.


#16 kerilyntaryn

Posted 25 April 2012 - 06:38 PM

nice

we chose surnames.clan names as first names as we wanted something a little different, a strong name  to go with our common surname

so we have a Todd and Grant

Edited by kerilyntaryn, 25 April 2012 - 06:39 PM.


#17 la di dah

Posted 25 April 2012 - 10:07 PM

QUOTE (4kidlets @ 24/04/2012, 09:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I like the name Mitchell -  I think of it as a variation on Michael (which I also like) rather than as a surname turned first name.


I agree, I think of it as a variant on Michael rather than a surname (though like Michael(s) it can be a surname too).

But I like Michael better than Mitchell aesthetically, even if I did have a crush on a Mitchell when I was 8.

While not directly related I also like Micah and Malachi more than Mitchell. No real name rules type reason, I just am not into "Mitch" and it doesn't feel as classic to me which is probably purely a matter of it being less common amongst the circles I moved in growing up.

#18 I*Love*Christmas

Posted 25 April 2012 - 10:10 PM

I like it.

#19 jimbobmel

Posted 25 April 2012 - 10:17 PM

Love it. It's my DS's & DH's middle names original.gif




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