An alternative to Noah needed..!

(64 Posts)
lollydollydrop Tue 06-Aug-13 22:05:28

As its just too popular, and sorry girlies but its about to surge with the masses too- in 2014 theres a blockbuster out called 'Noah'. Many huge names, Russell Crowe stars as Noah (ugh), Sir Anthony Hopkins is in it and I think its going to be huge.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1959490/

Can anyone suggest names with a similar 'vibe' to Noah we may like??

Many thanks x

Coconutty Costa Rica Tue 06-Aug-13 22:06:59

Moses, Caleb, Asa, Solomon.

Isaac, Jeremiah, Zephaniah, Ezekiel

If Hebrew / biblical names are your thing I love the ones that end in - el for a boy.

Samuel, Nathaniel, Gabriel, Michael.

Wishfulmakeupping Tue 06-Aug-13 22:14:35

Jonah

lollydollydrop Tue 06-Aug-13 22:15:30

Thank you, its not so much the religious aspect of Noah that appeals. It became my favourite 5 years ago as I considered it traditional whilst being fairly unheard of (at the time!!!). I love that it is both strong and soft sounding, OH likes that it can't be shortened and I do like the meaning also

AmandaCooper Tue 06-Aug-13 22:17:35

Seth

lollydollydrop Tue 06-Aug-13 22:20:14

Yep, I like Seth for the geek chic appeal, as does OH. But our surname begins with an S and so it can get a bit 'lispy'. Shame, as I had also liked Sebastian. (Though my mum said 'Bastard?!') hmm

KittenofDoom Tue 06-Aug-13 22:23:29

Jethro

Bambi27 Tue 06-Aug-13 22:27:11

If you like Noah go with it smile but if you're that bothered then don't! (Stating the obvious I know but just wanted to point out option of keeping Noah as I've always loved that name!!) as I like that name maybe you'll like my other name that I like of Arthur??

Vajazzler Tue 06-Aug-13 22:40:47

I have a Noah and he's the only one i know. Go for it!

Alisvolatpropiis Tue 06-Aug-13 22:53:48

Oren
Torin

Neither are Biblical but fit the simple sound style Noah has.

Alisvolatpropiis Tue 06-Aug-13 22:54:05

Do love Noah though.

Littlecherublegs Tue 06-Aug-13 23:26:22

Ethan
Benjamin / Benedict
Elijah
Jacob
Evan
Joshua
Alexander
Euan
Owen
Matthew
Daniel
Isiah
Jonah
Zachary
Jack
Cole
Joseph
Nolan

lollydollydrop Tue 06-Aug-13 23:51:24

I do love Arthur Bambi. My OH agreed with that one too from a previous list. Think Noah will always be his fave though. I probably care more about popularity than him.

Love Jacob too, although I know thats even more popular than Noah?

Liked Zachary once but was vetoed
Joseph maybe
Like Alexander- that was my grandpas name smile
OH used to love Joshua but I dont like the 'sh' sounds

LondonNinja Tue 06-Aug-13 23:52:51

Yoan (yo-an)?

I think you should keep Noah, having read all your reasons for liking it! You might be surprised - my DS is 3 and goes to lots of baby groups and a childminder and i've only come across two Noahs so far, so I don't think its too overused

PinkGlove Wed 07-Aug-13 08:14:37

Hmm, could have written this post myself! I vetoed Noah for this and one of the many other reasons, going with our surname, too biblical with his brothers name etc etc

Other names I liked

Leo
Evan
Benjamin
Samuel
Louis

baskingseals Wed 07-Aug-13 08:18:42

Arlo

Jago

Eli

Jude

Rufus

Queazy Wed 07-Aug-13 09:33:47

Isaac, Reuben, Jacob, Jake, Noel

chattychattyboomba Wed 07-Aug-13 09:36:55

Moses?

FortyFacedFuckers Wed 07-Aug-13 09:40:24

I love Noah but didn't use it as its too popular for me.

I also like Jude.

FreedomOfTheTess Wed 07-Aug-13 10:44:44

There are several minor Biblical characters called Joah (meaning "brother of God"), which I think is a good alternative to Noah.

UnstoppableCousCous Wed 07-Aug-13 10:47:06

Silas?

lollydollydrop Wed 07-Aug-13 12:29:00

I like Arlo and Jude. Perhaps we would regret not using Noah though..

Jacob
Arthur
Arlo
Alexander all good so far

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