Be Suggestive

14 Sep

My oldest, Tory Boy, is, in law, if not in the eyes of his mother, a man.  He therefore needs a new name on this blog, because he’s no longer a boy, though he is still a Tory. 

I’m looking for suggestions.

To help you along, here’s a few facts:

  • he has his future planned: degree/military/real world/politics
  • he’s a boy man

That’s it, really.  He never tells me anything so you know as much about him as I do.

Any ideas?

38 Responses to “Be Suggestive”

  1. Cindy September 14, 2011 at 16:51 #



    • Tilly Bud September 14, 2011 at 20:15 #

      🙂 I couldn’t make senseof this at all; I kept getting ‘Victory-yous.’ Thank goodness Debbie came along. Something clicked when I read her comment 🙂


  2. Debbie September 14, 2011 at 17:04 #

    I started trying to do something clever with MANdaTORY but failed. I am not clever or funny enough for this blog.

    Would you like a malteser?


    • Tilly Bud September 14, 2011 at 20:15 #


      I think you are the smartest person I know 😉


  3. Androgoth September 14, 2011 at 18:01 #

    Yes well how about:

    Gallant Visionary


    Crusading Politic


    Starters? 🙂

    Have fun finding
    the right choice 🙂

    Androgoth Xx


  4. Mike Patrick September 14, 2011 at 18:25 #

    The prodigal son comes to mind, but I think it’s been used.


    • Tilly Bud September 14, 2011 at 20:17 #

      What a wastrel he was, living off his parents, too lazy to get a job, coming home only when he was desperate…hmmm….

      lol 🙂 To be fair to my nameless son, it’s only the last one that’s true, and who can blame him? He has met us, after all.


  5. The Simple Life of a Country Man's Wife September 14, 2011 at 18:40 #

    Sergeant (sp?) Man comes to mind… Cute pic!!


  6. joni September 14, 2011 at 18:53 #

    To be honest, my first thought was: “Tory Man??” 😀

    But that wasn’t exactly extremely creative, so I decided to look up politics/Tory/gaelic for man on Google.

    My result? A headache and the name “Tory Fear”… maybe not quite the thing you’re looking for.. :s

    Jo x


    • Tilly Bud September 14, 2011 at 20:19 #

      How sweet of you to go to all that trouble 🙂 Thank you 🙂

      I suspect Tory Fear is what the public are feeling here in the UK with all the cuts 😉


      • sarsm September 21, 2011 at 06:14 #

        She is sweet, isn’t she?


  7. Pseu September 14, 2011 at 19:00 #


    Synonyms for ‘Tory’ –
    Tory, bourgeois, constant, controlled, conventional, die-hard, fearful, firm, fogyish, fuddy-duddy, guarded, hard hat, hidebound, holding to, illiberal, in a rut, inflexible, middle-of-the-road, not extreme, obstinate, old guard, old line, orthodox, quiet, reactionary, redneck, right, right of center, right-wing, sober, stable, steady, timid, traditional, traditionalistic, unchangeable, unchanging, uncreative, undaring, unimaginative, unprogressive, white bread … according to

    Give you any ideas?


    • Tilly Bud September 14, 2011 at 20:20 #

      You don’t get this I ask a question and you’re supposed to answer business, do you? YOU do the work.



      • Pseu September 14, 2011 at 23:59 #

        I gave you two suggestions…. 🙂 WhigWag, being my favouritism.


  8. nrhatch September 14, 2011 at 20:42 #

    Son of a . . .
    No, I better not go there. 😉

    I rather like Debbie’s suggestion ~ MANdaTORY.
    Maybe translate into another language.

    House of John ~ BORING
    Ca d’Zan ~ Full of Pizzazz!

    So, what’s Tory Boy in Italian?


  9. slpmartin September 14, 2011 at 21:22 #

    Well given what you’ve said…how about Harpocrates…oh that may be a bit much…never mind!


  10. kateshrewsday September 14, 2011 at 22:02 #

    El Toro.


    • Tilly Bud September 14, 2011 at 22:11 #

      🙂 These are getting better and better. But he shouldn’t sound more powerful than me. I don’t want him to know I’m scared of him.


    • Debbie September 14, 2011 at 22:55 #

      El Toro gets my vote! Best one yet 🙂


  11. siggiofmaine September 14, 2011 at 22:30 #

    How about “YahButt”.. does he always answer your proclamations with “Ya…but” to get the final authoratative …NOT…word in?

    Just wondering ☺

    .☮ ♥ Siggi in Downeast Maine


  12. molly September 15, 2011 at 02:12 #

    Tory-boy in Italian is probably same as Toryman, ‘uomotory’? cheers catchul8r molly


  13. Big Al September 15, 2011 at 02:23 #

    NoTORYous – Man child of Tilly Bud.


    • Tilly Bud September 15, 2011 at 10:55 #

      He’s going to hunt you down for that last bit 🙂


  14. Yulia September 15, 2011 at 03:06 #

    how about “Tory r mine”? sorry if it is not a good suggestion :p The one which came across in my mind was toys r us



  15. Pseu September 15, 2011 at 07:38 #

    I have another suggestion
    ‘Tory Boy’.

    It has two distinct advantages
    1. We shall all to to whom you refer
    2, It keeps him from getting above his station.


    • Tilly Bud September 15, 2011 at 10:57 #

      🙂 🙂


      • earlybird September 15, 2011 at 15:05 #

        I agree with Pseu! 🙂 (although I liked Whigman alot too)


    • speccy September 15, 2011 at 16:07 #

      excellent idea 🙂
      I’m sure to be confused otherwise


      • Tilly Bud September 21, 2011 at 14:04 #


        Going to discuss the results with the man himself.



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