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  • Premier Icon skulldigger
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    Opinions please..
    We’re expecting baby 2 in the next few weeks. If it’s a boy the wife wants to call him maurice. I’m not so sure. I can only think of maurice green and maurice gibb to be graced by the title. We are avoiding popular /religious /modern names so it ticks those boxes.
    P’s child 1 is called Stanley. I like arthur if we have a boy but I know the wife will win.

    Premier Icon CaptainFlashheart
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    Do you think he’ll be a joker?

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    Perfectly good name for a rusty car or performing dog.

    Premier Icon sc-xc
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    Depends how hard you want his life to be.

    I guess you could balance it out with a middle name he can take when he’s old enough…

    Premier Icon loddrik
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    Premier Icon grahamt1980
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    Could call him the space cowboy

    Premier Icon senorj
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    How are you pronouncing it?
    Morris or mor-reese?
    Stanley is a great name ,tell her she can do better. 🙂

    Premier Icon thestabiliser
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    Our #2 is called Morris. And yes, until he’s 18 he’ll be a minor

    @ senorj, Morris Stanley to be precise!

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    Do you think he’ll be a joker?

    More likely a midnight toker.

    Premier Icon Rorschach
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    Reginald
    Frank
    Bert
    Humphrey
    Wallace
    Sidney
    Basically the name of the septuagenarian gentleman who sits in the corner of the pub smoking woodbines.

    Premier Icon CaptainFlashheart
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    Or maybe a gangster of love?

    Premier Icon maccruiskeen
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    We are avoiding popular /religious /modern names so it ticks those boxes.

    You’d struggle to find a popular name to avoid. In my class at school we had about four or five Stephens, Marks, Andrews and Martins amongst the boys and more Julie, Joannes and Nicholas amongst the girls.

    I worked on a project with a class of 40 primary children last year. Non of them had an unsusal name but no two of them had the shared the same name. The trend is to avoid popular names which means theres no name thats especially popular.

    Our #2 is called Morris. And yes, until he’s 18 he’ll be a minor

    There was a radio documentary about the workers from the Leyland/Rover plant trying to find new careers after the plant had closed and how difficult it was as many had gone straight into the factory from school so didn’t have the qualifications or CV to work in other fields of manufacture but they found that their experience was so particular to that production line they couldn’t get work elsewhere in the same industry. So they were all having to go back to square one and make new lives for themselves. One of them was called Morris Minor – talk about nominative determinism!

    Premier Icon senorj
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    Morris Stanley is a great name too stabiliser . 🙂

    Premier Icon RustySpanner
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    Morris is fine.
    A man with a name like that would always have a tidy shed.
    You could trust a Morris.

    Maurice? Just no.
    I get the image of a Yorkshire Terrier humping a cushion.

    Anyway, you’re right with Arthur.
    🙂

    Premier Icon maccruiskeen
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    I think you should just call him Skulldigger.

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    William Maurice

    All the girls will say it

    Premier Icon thegreatape
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    Also the orangutan out of Planet of the Apes.

    Premier Icon LadyGresley
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    For a forename, it’s Maurice (like my dad), Morris is a surname – get it right folks!!

    Premier Icon captainsasquatch
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    For a forename, it’s Maurice (like my dad), Morris is a surname – get it right folks!!

    Are you going to tell me that Mathews is my middle (and given) name or my surname (which is different)?
    OP, no reason not to go for it, don’t worry what others say. It’ll be shortened to Mo anyway.

    Premier Icon LadyGresley
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    Some parents just can’t get it right!

    Premier Icon senorj
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    I’m putting the kettle on……

    Premier Icon captainsasquatch
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    Some parents just can’t get it right!

    No, some parents decided that the family name was too good to give to the girls. 😆

    Premier Icon jambalaya
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    Maurice. Unusual but why not ? Will probably be shortened to Mo or a nickname of Stir Fry from mow-rice ? My kids have fairly unusual names, nothing wrong with that.

    Premier Icon thestabiliser
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    If I was named after animated dog I’d be more careful about criticising name choice 😀

    Premier Icon CaptainFlashheart
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    What about Ichabod?

    Or Adolf. That’s due a comeback, surely?

    Premier Icon nostoc
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    I work with two Maurices. Seems a perfectly normal and OK name to me.

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    Anthony Cecil Hogmany is surely a winner?

    One of the trustees at an old place of work had seven names 😆 the boss has them down to a tee, and the centre cats were Farquar and Ramsley in his honour….

    Premier Icon olddonald
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    My personal favourite – Vercingetorix…wife was having none of it.

    Premier Icon jambalaya
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    What about Ichabod?

    Or Adolf. That’s due a comeback, surely?

    Icabod is a cool name, thinking more a middle name though. Used to know a guy at Morgan Stanley called Adolf, what a strange life he must have.

    Premier Icon skulldigger
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    The wife now thinks I’m shallow and spineless for asking the singletrack massif for opinions…

    Mo as a nickname is a bit off putting..reminds me too much of that loon comedian Emo Phillips. Mo farah meh.

    Pronounced maureece of course.

    Let’s hope it’s a girl instead..

    Premier Icon shermer75
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    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FnAV1XbfKE[/video]

    Premier Icon Whathaveisaidnow
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    🙄 😆

    I know a Maurice, it is shortened to Mol, in his case…

    I associate with America,…. MoReeece, wouldn’t be my choice

    My choice for a boys name would be…Cabe. Please feel free to use that, I very much doubt i will.

    Premier Icon mattsccm
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    As above. Maurice not Morris .
    Good compromise. Just too old fashioned in some ways so you will be seen as a bit trendy and clever but not totally stupid. Apparently Jaxon is popular. WTF that’s just some dimwit trying to be clever. Its doubtful if its a first name anyway but to spell it incorrectly 😯
    And no, I don’t think that kids should be called what ever the parents want.
    What’s wrong with Wallace? A first name in my dads family but Mum over powered that so it’s my middle name.

    Premier Icon CaptainFlashheart
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    Let’s hope it’s a girl instead..

    Called Bob. Obviously.

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    Worked out for this chap, err, sort of?

    Premier Icon taxi25
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    A friend of my father was called Maurice. He was a great bloke very interesting and full of stories. He owned a Jaguar dealership and used to race cars as a hobby. This one in fact followed by a Ford GT40 !!!

    https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/20934/lot/7/

    Premier Icon skulldigger
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    Forgot about maurice micklewhite! Even though he’s just changed it..

    The wife has countered my Internet research by asking the same question on some girlie forum somewhere. Her replies are far too serious. No mention of Steve Miller band, planet of the apes or German leaders….cultured are opinions on this site

    Premier Icon CaptainFlashheart
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    The wife has countered my Internet research by asking the same question on some girlie forum somewhere.

    Step one – Provide us the link.
    Step two – We’ll work up a Number 6 on ’em.

    Premier Icon chestrockwell
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    I think it’ll be fine. Most people these days seem to go for a name not associated with anyone else so he’ll be all right.

    Many people tried to convince me not to call my boy Gabriel but I won, it suits him and everyone now agrees. 😉

    Premier Icon StirlingCrispin
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    There were 17 Maurices registered in England / Wales last year – so he’ll not be alone:

    https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/sep/02/top-baby-names-is-yours-on-the-up-or-on-the-way-out

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