Jump to content

Mitchell - thoughts?


  • Please log in to reply
18 replies to this topic

#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




2 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 2 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

A mum's tragic battle against inflammatory breast cancer

At just 37 years of age, with two young sons, Vicki was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer. Now her family wants all women to know the symptoms.

The business of babies around the world

Pregnancy and birth is an intriguing process no matter where you are in the world. One soon-to-be father gleans wisdom from a new guide.

Finding a positive path through IVF

It’s not surprising that IVF is often seen as a negative journey towards the ultimate positive, but having a glass-half-full approach can make a big difference to the experience.

Giving strangers the gift of parenthood

A mum explains why she and her husband are choosing to gift their leftover embryos to help strangers achieve their dream of parenthood.

Does morning sickness get better or worse with each child?

Just as every baby is unique, so is every pregnancy. And that means morning sickness can vary a lot, too.

What's so wrong with looking 'mumsy', anyway?

Why is it that the word ‘mumsy’ has connotations of such a negative nature – but seems to be the only other option apart from ‘yummy’?

Trying to speed up the inevitable

As the waiting game of late pregnancy continues, this mum considers a few things that might hurry things up a little.

One month later: where is William Tyrell?

It has been a little over a month since William Tyrell disappeared from his grandmother's home, 33 long sleepless nights for his family as they mourn the absence of their cheeky young boy.

Winter's child less likely to be moody: study

Babies born in the summer are much more likely to suffer from mood swings when they grow up, while those born in the winter are less likely to become irritable adults, scientists claim.

Single mum of two creates award-winning baby app

Suddenly single with a baby and an 11-year-old son, Tara O?Connell developed an app to improve the lives of mothers who were similarly overwhelmed.

Food for thought: looking after yourself as a new mum

As soon as your baby enters the world, everything else takes a back seat - even the necessities of daily life such as eating are severely compromised, right when you need energy the most.

'Grabbable guts' campaign aims to cut toxic fat

The Live Lighter campaign will take people inside the human body to show the internal dangers of being overweight.

The best and worst month of my life

A new mum's first month of motherhood didn't pan out as expected when she lost a family member weeks after her baby's birth.

Facebook and Apple offer to pay female staff to freeze their eggs

Facebook and Apple are hoping to provide women with the freedom to build their careers without the added pressure of having children at or by a certain age.

How a pregnancy contract could work for you and your partner

The idea of making a 'pregnancy contract' with your partner may sound a bit silly at first, but it can help make the transition to parenthood a lot smoother.

Finding a mum-friendly personal trainer

Burping babies vs burpees – yes, new mums and personal trainers live in different worlds. But they can work together - once you find the right match for you and your lifestyle.

Alleged baby snatch incident a ?misunderstanding?, say police

Police say that an incident in which a man pulled on a woman?s pram while walking a popular Sydney route late last month was a misunderstanding.

Ebola killed my aunt and is shutting down my country

Three weeks ago, my auntie, a midwife, developed a fever. Sitting here in Sydney basked in Australian sunshine, that shouldn't be big news.

The night my ovary burst

One mum shares her frightening experience and vows to never take her health for granted again.

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

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.

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!

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.

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.

Student shocked by surprise baby

Kate Hudson, 22, was on a dream European holiday with friends. She didn't realise she was about to become a mum.

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.