are these names too 'out there' for a boy?

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  1. tink28

    tink28 Mum of 1 & WTT

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    ive recently changed my mind about a name i was fixed on for my little boy (which we had chosen at 5 months pregnant).
    ive got a good reason for this but FOB isnt happy and is refusing to even help me choose other names. so im trying to get on with it on my own.
    anyway- im spiritual and love the names River and Phoenix. (was also a fan of the actor)
    i know all that should matter is that i like the name but i just wanted some honest opinions on whether or not these names could work.
    i realise there will be people who dont like them but any opinions would be welcome. and which u prefer between the two names?
    thanks in advance!
     
  2. alynn6758

    alynn6758 Well-Known Member

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    I think they are really cool/unique names...I like phoenix :) but both are great :)
     
  3. Sophist

    Sophist Well-Known Member

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    I like both names. Phoenix is getting a little more common around here. I don't think either is too "out there" but I would defo not use them together because of the actor reference.
     
  4. hotpinkangel

    hotpinkangel Well-Known Member

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    Love them both!! My daughter has a Phoenix in her class too so not THAT unusual!! X
     
  5. stellababy

    stellababy Well-Known Member

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    I like Phoenix!
     
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    abc123x Well-Known Member

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    River sounds feminine to me, but Phoenix is nice!
     
  7. lilfish

    lilfish two beautiful girls

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    Isn't Phoenix the name that Mel B gave her daughter?
     
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    LucBumpy10 Well-Known Member

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    I looked after a little boy called Phoenix and adored him - I love it!!!
     
  9. spring_baby

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    I like River for a boy plus its unusual wereas Phoenix is more common nowadays xx
     
  10. henrysmumkaz

    henrysmumkaz One son & twin daughters

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    I love them both and my son's middle name is Phoenix.

    I don't think either are too 'out there' but due to the odd spelling of Phoenix (it sounds like it should be e before o or no o at all!) then your son could spend his entire life spelling his name out to people.

    My name is Kazia and its not pronounced anything like how its spelt so I kinda have some experience of unusual names!
     
  11. madcatwoman

    madcatwoman Well-Known Member

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    id go for Phoenix too!
     
  12. tommyg

    tommyg Mum to Smurf & TTC

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    I'd go with Pheonix however I really don't like River. I know it was River Pheonix's name however it sounds like a stage name or something to me.
    Can you imagine going for a job interview and saying your name is River?
     
  13. tink28

    tink28 Mum of 1 & WTT

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    thanks everyone, lilfish yeah Mel B's daughter is called Phoenix Chi but thats the only girl ive ever heard of with the name
     
  14. RiRi

    RiRi Mummy to a Princess

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    i like phoenix such a lovely name :)
     
  15. MeAndMyShadow

    MeAndMyShadow Mommy To Zachary And Sean

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    I think River is a gorgeous name:winkwink:
     
  16. Jenniflower

    Jenniflower Well-Known Member

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    Phoenix is a great name, but I agree with a few others River is very feminine.
     
  17. bellablue

    bellablue Mom of 2 girls 1 son 😊

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    i like Phoenix
     
  18. Paxton

    Paxton Mum + Wife-to-be

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    Phoenix is getting common, and River is a girl's name - River was the name of a character on Firefly.
     
  19. welshmummy2be

    welshmummy2be mummy of 2 (one angel) x

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    i like both the same, i've heard some far fetched names but both these are getting rather common. id go with the majority vote personaly and use phoenix x x
     
  20. ermm23a

    ermm23a Well-Known Member

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    I like both of them.

    I do know someone named Rivers, and I have always liked that name as well.
     

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