My cousin is debating between these names. Newton is a name in her family, though she is a bit partial to Dexter. The last name is Richter.
DJ is a pretty cool nickname so nobody would ever need to know the name was Dexter. Both of these currently have negative connotations, but I just can't imagine the horror of being called "Newt".
The girl names are cute. The boy names aren't as cute.
What kinda names r those?
My dog's name is Dexter if that influences your decision.
Dexter makes me think of the TV show serial killer.
Dexter Richter doesn't sound so good.
Dexter is now a great name for a future ethical (insofar as that's possible) serial killer.
Dexter Richter is non-melodic. If they name him Newton, hopefully his nickname will be NJ and not Fig.
I rather like Newt, even though I don't like the Gingrich one.
What is wrong with your cousin. Horrible choices for girls and boys names but the boys choices are especially awful.
I dislike Dexter too, especially with Richter. Newton isn't much better, just has the advantage of being a family name. She likes uncommon names. Please tell me suggestions so I can talk her out of Dexter!
Too many ters. DexTER RichTER? Doesn't sound right to me.
Probably "Dex" of the choices given. He may get teased a bit by both.
How have you been Bama? I haven't seen you around much?
Yeah good point!
I'm okay, EB. I've just been busy & haven't had much time to comment lately. Thanks for checking on me. Are you doing okay?
I know quite a few people whose last name is newton. Even they always had people calling them fig newton in school. So I would go with Dexter. Plus, then he can go by Dexter or Dex, both of which I like. The only real nickname for Newton is Newt.
Oh good point on newt!
With Dexter and the last name he probably be teased and awful lot
I hope she has a girl. Boys with these names will be teased mercilessly. With Dexter, at least he might be called Dex. Ray or Trey might be better middle names with her -ay sound.
My first choice would be Blue.
Yes, I'm hanging in there too :-)
My thoughts too
Dex is my suggestion between the two. I wouldn't want to be called Newt. Especially as a kid in school.