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Hank vs. .... ...

I absolutely love the name Hank for my baby boy. His dad is fine with it too. Everyone I tell laughs and thinks I’m joking. When they realize I’m not joking at Hank, they tell me I’m crazy and ask why I even like the name. Is Hank really that bad or weird? I think it’s a cute, strong, classic name for my baby boy. No, I don’t want to name him Henry and just call him Hank, that’s pointless to me. I hate names with nicknames, I want to name him what he will be called 100% of the time. He also won’t have a middle name, what’s the point, no one uses middle names anyways!

The Top Baby Name is...

Hank Lynes


.... ... Lynes


Poll created: Mar 23, 2014
Total Votes: 2


I don’t think it’s that bad, but I think he should definitely have a more professional name for a job application. I don’t see a "hank" as a business man. I would name him Henry, sorry.
posted by guest :: 4 years ago | report
There’s nothing wrong with it, it’s just a name you don’t see often on little kids anymore. Most Hanks I know of are in their 40s or older
posted by guest :: 4 years ago | report
If you like it then go for it! I honestly don’t like the name, but it is your child, so name him what you like.
posted by guest :: 4 years ago | report
It’s just not a very professional sounding name as poster 1 said. I agree re nicknames though, no point in naming him Henry only to call him Hank.
posted by guest :: 4 years ago | report
Here are some suggestions just in case:

posted by guest :: 4 years ago | report
Use it if you want, but, I still don’t like it, and, above all, give the kid a middle name. Sure, you really never use them, but I love my kids having a middle name. That’s where you can just have fun with any old name you like, or honor a family member, or whatever. GL.
posted by guest :: 4 years ago | report
Not a fan of Hank. What about Charlie?
posted by guest :: 4 years ago | report
Middle names are used to tell the difference between people who have the same first and last name. To say they aren’t used is silly. It to better identify a person!
posted by guest :: 4 years ago | report
I would give him a middle name so when he is an adult he can choose to go by that if he doesn’t feel Hank is professional enough. Hank is def a classic go for it!
posted by Kaylin :: 4 years ago | report
I don’t like Hank, sorry. I just find it unattractive. I, kind of, agree with you on the middle name. I rarely ever use it. Mostly just to fill out forms and stuff. I think it’s just more of an identification thing or if you want to honor a special one. I know you mentioned you don’t want to use Henry and call him Hank and I agree with you on that. I have a suggestion- I’m not sure if you’ll like it but I say anyway. You could also use a different first name (maybe a family name) and use Hank as the middle name- but call him Hank. I know quite a few people go by their middle names. Celebrity Guiliana Rancic named her son Edward Duke but always calls him Duke.
posted by guest :: 4 years ago | report
I like it. It’s handsome, and makes me think of time when men were actually chivalrous.
I would suggest giving him a middle name, though. It gives him a full-bodied name.

Hank Thomas
Hank Alistair
Hank Ulysses
Hank Oliver
Hank Atticus

Something like that would be very handsome and distinctive.
posted by guest :: 4 years ago | report
posted by guest :: 4 years ago | report
use hank for mn evan hank lynes !! use mns for fns !! aaron hank lynes ryan hank lynes !!
posted by guest :: 4 years ago | report
I think it’s cute, go for it if you like it. I personally love older names.
Hank Alexander Lynes
Hank Benjamin Lynes
Hank Everett Lynes
posted by guest :: 4 years ago | report

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