Gabriel or Henry?

(33 Posts)
echidnakid Mon 15-Oct-12 11:22:48

I think we have narrowed down our boy's name choice to either Gabriel or Henry and would love some feedback please. Which do you prefer?

DD1 is Agatha so we want the name to fit with that as well as being a great name on its own.


Henry obviously not Hebry.
The aforementioned has had me up at 430 am every day for almost two weeks now (don't let that put you off..) grin

KenandDeirdre Mon 15-Oct-12 22:11:43

I love both and I am bloomin' hard to please!

echidnakid Mon 15-Oct-12 22:20:30

The actual RL popularity of the name seems to differ a fair bit from those "top 100" lists. Henry is higher than Gabriel on the Australian list but I am yet to meet a single one, (either Henry or Gabriel) of any age!

DH thinks Rufus is a dog's name - sigh.

We had a longer list which included Benedict, Patrick, Solomon, Alexander, Theodore and Thomas but we have been ruling them out for various reasons and Gabriel and Henry managed to hang on.

With Agatha we just knew it was the ONE, although I think we are prepared to be a bit braver with girls names for some reason. I don't feel the ONE is out there for a boy.

gumbo611 Mon 15-Oct-12 22:24:26

I have a Henry, not so common here, and he is such a character, great name. I also have an Albert. Like Gabriel tho also.

PickledFanjoCat Mon 15-Oct-12 22:24:54

Thomas and Alexander are on my list.

With Henry I knew it was the name I wanted but nothing is grabbing me now!

I think Alexander is quite likely.

echidnakid Mon 15-Oct-12 22:32:09

PFC My friend has a two year old Arthur and he's such a little card, it really suits him. I love Alexander but its popularity worries me, especially when added to all the Alexes and Lexis etc that come from other names.

Liam is really popular here, also Lachlan.

I suppose having at least two names that we love is a good position to be in, I shouldn't complain!

PickledFanjoCat Mon 15-Oct-12 22:34:05

Over here it's about 25th in the top 100.

About the same as Henry!

echidnakid Mon 15-Oct-12 23:02:43

I can't believe how popular Henry is in the UK! I still love it though.

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