too rough/stereotypical??

I love the nickname [name]Tony[/name]. It makes my heart smile.

But everyone we’ve talked to seems to associate the name with [name]Jersey[/name] Shore/Sopranos type people. It’s to the point that my husband is barely considering using the name.

What do you think??

Sorry, but when I think of [name]Tony[/name], I think of an old Italian-American guy from Queens (sorry!!!)
I [name]LOVE[/name] [name]Anthony[/name] though…
If you really love [name]Tony[/name], then you could use [name]Anthony[/name], and your hubby could call him by his full name…?
Sorry, I’m not being very helpful :lol: I’ll just leave now.

[name]Tony[/name] is definitely the stereotypical Italian name. I don’t think that makes [name]Tony[/name] unusable, it just means that everyone expects an Italian guy when they hear the name [name]Tony[/name]. What about [name]Toby[/name] instead? You could use [name]Tobias[/name], [name]Tobiah[/name], [name]Tobin[/name]…

I agree with a girlinred. I think most people assume Italian-American, but I don’t think that makes it unusable. I also would definitely not say that means like [name]Jersey[/name] Shore. Ugh.

I also think of [name]West[/name] Side [name]Story[/name].

I think of a [name]Tony[/name] Soprano type, but there are a lot of different types of people named [name]Anthony[/name], not just macho Italians. I know some who are [name]Anthony[/name] no nickname and I know one Ant. I dated a [name]Tony[/name] who wasn’t Italian at all. If you son doesn’t fit the stereotype then he won’t have to worry.
I live in NY though so my view may be skewed.

I love the name [name]Tony[/name]! I think it’s just adorable and sounds just as good on a little boy as it does on an adult male. I think that it should only be used as a nickname though. Personally, I hate [name]Anthony[/name] but I do love [name]Antonio[/name] (would use this in a heartbeat but my husband vetoed it). [name]Don[/name]'t let the stereotype stop you from using it. As long as your kid isn’t walking around with slicked back hair and gold chains, I think he’ll be okay.

[name]Tony[/name] is the ultimate fresh-faced, everyday handsome all-American young man, vibrant and smiling.

That’s because I know a [name]Tony[/name] who fits that description, and he changed the name for me. If I didn’t know him? I’d probably agree with pps.

My [name]Tony[/name] is just a [name]Tony[/name] – not an [name]Anthony[/name]. His father liked “The Great [name]Race[/name]” so much he decided on the spot to name his son after the likable [name]Tony[/name] [name]Curtis[/name].

I think the moral of the story is that stereotypese of name can be changed. They aren’t set in stone. A child is more likely to remake the name than the name is likely to remake the child.

This name does have very strong ethnic associations for me. Apart from one Russian [name]Anatoly[/name]/"[name]Tony[/name]," every [name]Tony[/name] or [name]Anthony[/name] I’ve known was of Italian heritage, and I’ve known many.

I actually don’t think gangster, I think mama’s boy! All my Tonys fancied themselves as gangsters but refused to move out of home and do their own laundry :lol:

I love the name [name]Tony[/name]! My grandfather’s name is [name]Anthony[/name], but he goes by [name]Tony[/name] so [name]Tony[/name] is a very used name in our family. (Out of all of his 12 kids, at least one of them has a son with [name]Anthony[/name] or [name]Tony[/name] in their name!)

I don’t think it’s too stereotypical, but I live in the midwest so we don’t see many people who fit that stereotype. [name]Every[/name] [name]Tony[/name] I’ve met has been an awesome person and no one judges them because of the name.