Jude or Gabriel?

(21 Posts)
TheLittleFriend Thu 17-Jan-13 20:26:18

Our ds is due in 5 weeks and these are currently the two contenders.

I love Jude, dp likes it, but doesn't like the thought that he might get called Judy.

Dp's choice is Gabriel, shortened to Gabe. I like it, but still am not convinced it's right.

So, what's the general consensus on those names? Or any other suggestions?

I have a DS (3) called Jude but he's never been called Judy - mainly he's The Dude grin or Doodles if he's feeling cuddly

Love both (no help!).

I love Jude, btw and have not regretted the choice.

thegreylady Thu 17-Jan-13 20:35:20

I like both equally and doubt if Judy would be a problem [not a common name now] no more likely than Angel for Gabriel smile
I like Gilbert nn Gil smile

MarmaladeSkies Thu 17-Jan-13 20:36:52

Gabriel is much nicer. I cannot bear Jude.It has a horrid sound imho.

mellowcat Thu 17-Jan-13 20:37:03

Gabriel with Gabs as nn

MarmaladeSkies Thu 17-Jan-13 20:37:31

Gabe isn't at all nice though.Gabriel is too lovely to be shortened.

Littlecherublegs Thu 17-Jan-13 20:39:26

Prefer Gabriel.
The only Jude I know personally is female so that would put me off using it for a boy.

Other suggestions:
Caleb
Spencer
Joel
Fraser
Elijah
Nathan
Isaiah
Aidan

everlong Thu 17-Jan-13 20:44:57

I have a Gabriel, it doesn't get shortened to Gabe though, we sometimes call him GP, as Patrick is his mn.

lollypopsicle Thu 17-Jan-13 21:08:50

These are both my top names if we have a boy grin Obvs I like them both but leaning towards Jude lately.
I like Gabe as a nn but have mild concerns about him being called 'Gay'
I think either choice will be a good choice, though.

TheLittleFriend Thu 17-Jan-13 21:20:48

Thanks for the input.

MissBee, I think dp will like the idea of The Dude as a nn for Jude, I'll suggest that, thanks!

LittleCherub, I love Joel from your suggestions but dp's not keen.

Leeds2 Thu 17-Jan-13 21:43:01

I always think of Jude as a girl's name.

sarahtigh Thu 17-Jan-13 21:48:50

Jude is most definitey a boys name hebrew roots, related to Judah, judith and hence Judy do come from the same roots though, to my mind Judy ias a girl Jude is a boy, like all the above names not so keen on gabriel though

dottyaboutstripes Fri 18-Jan-13 13:34:25

Gabriel Jude. That's my DS grin

cosykins Fri 18-Jan-13 21:28:44

Both heavenly. If it were me I'd go for Gabriel nn Gabe but Jude is also gorgeous.

ChineapplePunk Sun 20-Jan-13 00:18:50

I prefer Jude, but that's probably because I have a little 9 month old Jude of my own. It's an absolutely beautiful name for a wee boy. smile

MrsJamin Sun 20-Jan-13 17:10:49

I also know a Jude with nicknames The Dude and Doodles! Love the name. Gabriel still sounds like a girl's name to me.

kipplin Sun 20-Jan-13 22:51:06

Jude for me. I have a Samuel Jude.

PickledInAPearTree Sun 20-Jan-13 23:00:31

Both really good names IMO. Slightly prefer Gabriel.

sunnyday123 Sun 20-Jan-13 23:05:20

Really dislike Gabriel - just sounds too girly for me. I'd worry he'd also get teased when he's older - too close to Gabrielle for me.

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