This past Thanksgiving my brother-in-law was talking about my other brother in law and said "Well, Brett sure does." Brett, who is only ten, quickly responded with "Who's Bretcher?" The fact that Brett thought Bretcher sounded like a legitimate name got me thinking that it really does have a lot of the characteristics current, trendy boys names. It is an English surname, starts with the ever-popular Br sound, has an easy nickname in "Bret", and as a bonus, it rhymes with Fletcher. What do you think?
I think you're right: it has a lot going for it, name-candidate-wise. It FEELS like a name.
Going against it is the way it calls to mind the words wretch and retch.
What does everyone else think? Let's have a poll over to the right. [Poll closed; see results below.]
Poll results for the question "What do you think of the name Bretcher?" (457 votes total):
I love it! I'd want to use it! - 0 votes (0%)
I like it! I'd want to consider it! - 8 votes (2%)
I like it for someone else's baby - 27 votes (6%)
No particular opinion either way - 19 votes (4%)
Slight dislike - 133 votes (29%)
Strong dislike - 270 votes (59%)