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December 12th, 2012 04:17 PM #1Senior Member
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- Adelaide Australia
Godfrey - timeless classic or playground bully magnet?
My baby is due in February and if it is a boy my husband and I both LOVE Godfrey after my great uncle, a missionary priest who died in India aged 29. It's classic, timeless, unusual nowadays but widely recognised as a name and everyone can spell and pronounce it, right?
Will he just hate me for not calling him Alexander like every other kid in school? Opinions please!
PS big sister is Agnes Eilish Madeline
Last edited by norbury; December 13th, 2012 at 10:04 PM.
December 12th, 2012 04:29 PM #3
I really like it, but I really adore those old names like that. I don't think you'll have trouble with people not spelling or pronouncing it correctly, it's uncommon but not an unheard of name.
December 12th, 2012 04:31 PM #5Senior Member
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- London, England
I don't think it's a timeless classic exactly, but it's an amazing name. I like it very much.[FONT=Palatino Linotype][CENTER]My darling Marian Illyria Aphrodite, March 2013 & Little Bunny (a girl!) due 9th of February 2014[/CENTER][/FONT]
December 12th, 2012 05:07 PM #7
I think it's beautiful with a wonderful meaning and great personal resonance for you, but you need to go into it eyes open that the first syllable 'God' WILL cause some social problems for your son in adolescence.
Would you be interested in a variant that doesn't contain the English word 'god?'
Siothrun / Seathra (SHAY-tra)
Goffredo / Fredo
I think Geoffrey or the French Geoffroy would be lovely.Blade, MD
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