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Caro



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2014 6:11 am    Post subject: Third grandson  Reply with quote

My third grandson was born yesterday - little Henry, weighing 7lb 8oz. My son and dil seem to like very traditional names, their first son was called Peter Owen.  They haven't chosen a second name for this one yet.  I keep suggesting Edmund as they want a name that connects them to Ipswich where they spend a happy year. But it doesn't seem to appeal to them.

A granddaughter would be nice, but I have three sons, my husband was one of three boys, his father was one of three boys, my father was one of four boys, and his father one of five!  Not much chance perhaps for a girl.

Cheers, Caro.


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Sandraseahorse



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2014 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations!

Re: Ipswich connection, how about Thomas after Thomas Wolsey? Or Horatio after Nelson?


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2014 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many congratulations, Caro!



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2014 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations, Caro! My third grandson, too, is called Henry! I know what you mean about the run of babies of one gender. I have four daughters, and the first 2 grandchildren were also girls. Things have balanced out now though, as we now have 4 grandsons, as well as 3 granddaughters. I think I had better not tell you, though, about the other grandparents of the two younger boys - they have 7 grandsons, and not a single granddaughter!

My best wishes to young Henry, who, if he is anything like our version, may well turn out to be a real charmer! I am sure you wouldn't in any case, wish him to be anything other than he is.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2014 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations, Caro! I'd recommend the name George, after George Burley. 394 senior appearances for Ipswich Town, and as manager he led them gloriously back to the top flight in 2000, and thence to European football once more after years in the wilderness.


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Sandraseahorse



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2014 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chibiabos83 wrote:
Congratulations, Caro! I'd recommend the name George, after George Burley. 394 senior appearances for Ipswich Town, and as manager he led them gloriously back to the top flight in 2000, and thence to European football once more after years in the wilderness.


George could also represent George Orwell and the river Orwell as a local connection.  (A bit contrived but if they like the name it could be a justification).


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2014 5:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations to all concerned. George as a name would be highly topical in the UK today!


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Caro



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2014 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Henry George would sound quite good, I think, but I would be surprised if they called their son a name with such obvious connections at the moment. My dil is a radio announcer and does popular culture but I don't think she want comments that her baby was named after Prince George.  (Which might explain why some of these names that you might expect to become wildly popular don't.)

Thanks for all the congratulations, though of course, I didn't do anything to bring about this nice state of affairs.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2014 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This choice of names is interesting, isn't it? 'Our Henry' has Oliver as a second name, as his parents live between Huntingdon and St Ives where Oliver Cromwell lived and was a local hero. Dad, by the way is from Ipswich, so both boys have mini black and white Ipswich football shirts! His brother is Alfred Charles - the Charles being to balance out his brother's Oliver! Alfred is known as Freddie, rather than Alfie, because the latter name is currently VERY popular here. In my na´vetÚ, I used to think this was because a whole generation of young parents had been raised on Shirley Hughes' 'Alfie' stories. I have since been informed that, in fact, it is the result of of character in 'East Enders' having that name. I so much preferred my version of the story, but I suppose truth will prevail!


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2014 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I hear the name Alfie, I always picture Shirley Hughes' apple-cheeked little boy. Then Michael Caine. EastEnders doesn't enter into it until much later.



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