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Thread: Is Gray still okay?
November 25th, 2012 12:27 PM #1Junior Member
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Is Gray still okay?
My husband and I are expecting, but don't know the gender yet. We have tentatively agreed on Peregrine for a boy and are deciding on middle names. When we had talked about this in the past we both liked Gray, but now he feels it is too associated with the "50 Shades" book. I think the spelling is enough to differentiate, but would hate to be wrong!
I put it to you, Berries. Is Gray still usable or will it leave all our relatives with akward questions about the conception?
Thanks for your advice!
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November 25th, 2012 12:36 PM #3
Totally ok, I wouldn't associate it with that. But that may be because I love the name. I wouldn't worry about it! The 50 Shades obsession will die down very quickly, and after that no on will even make the association (if they did in the first place).Little men: Everett, Dane, Lennox
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November 25th, 2012 01:05 PM #5
Gray is fine. I would seriously question anyone who thinks you named your son after porn.Samuel | Helen | George | Cora | Edward | Willa | Benjamin | Jane | Thomas | Anne
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November 25th, 2012 02:32 PM #7
I wouldn't worry about 50 Shades of Gray. I don't like it just because it's super trendy right now and personally it's become annoying for me.
November 25th, 2012 03:16 PM #9Senior Member
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November 25th, 2012 03:19 PM #11Senior Member
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I think it's fine, it's becoming more recogised as a name so I wouldn't worry about the association.Name CrushesCaspar - Rupert - Jacoby - Barnaby - Atlas - Adriel - KoaOlwen - Delphine - Maeve - Peridot - Shoshana
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November 25th, 2012 04:30 PM #13
I agree with southern.maple. I would be very worried if anyone thought you named your son after porn. I honestly don't think the books are going to be that big a deal. Everyone I know who read them thought they were "just okay" or written like a teenager wrote it and wouldn't read the other 2 books.
I think Peregrine Gray sounds pretty cool ^_^
November 25th, 2012 04:39 PM #15
November 25th, 2012 06:13 PM #17
I briefly questioned having Grayson nn Gray on my short list after 50 Shades came out, but as it honors my grandmother, I just couldn't drop it. It's a bit hard for me to shake the association (I really don't want the 50 Shades comments!), but it's such a great name. I think once it dies down even more it will be a non-issue. Peregrine Gray is handsome!Ashley
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November 25th, 2012 06:24 PM #19
Gray is fine. Now, I haven't read the books, but I can't see them staying popular for a long time. These types of books come and go, they're not classics and will soon be forgotten. When something more controversial shows up, using some other nice name...