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

mellicauli Mon 27-Jan-14 23:34:16

What about Boaz? (pronounced Bo-az). It sounds a bit like Noah and it is a biblical name (Old Testament), like Noah. Boaz was a rich farmer.

Tranquilitybaby Mon 27-Jan-14 23:24:40

To add my son is the only Noah is his school of 450 chikdren so not so popular here in the South.

MotheringShites Mon 27-Jan-14 21:15:35

Theo.

Chasinganewname Mon 27-Jan-14 21:09:58

I have only ever met 1 Noah so would hardly call it popular here. Every child round here is called Zack with a brother called Max or Sam.

YoniRotten Mon 27-Jan-14 21:01:06

How about Conan?

YoniRotten Mon 27-Jan-14 20:46:11

Noah is such an awful story though, I don't get how people can look past all the slaughter and evil, and use the name.

See here / and here.

BikeRunSki Mon 27-Jan-14 01:05:54

Wasn't because of Chris Evans?

Sharaluck Sun 26-Jan-14 23:56:05

Noah became popular because of The Notebook I'm sure of it.

Ethan
Jesse
Caleb
Jonah
Jude
Seth

Tranquilitybaby Sun 26-Jan-14 23:43:30

Oh no is there? I have a Noah and adore the name. Don't want it to get popular!

Riley
Reid
Rowan
Jacob

Are names I like

SomewhatSilly Sat 25-Jan-14 15:18:38

Girlies?

Robin, Linus, Louis, Soren, Joel?

pyjamasatlunch Sat 25-Jan-14 15:15:27

Noam

BikeRunSki Sat 25-Jan-14 15:10:17

Peter

BikeRunSki Sat 25-Jan-14 15:07:57

Jonah
Eli or Elijah
Amos
Rufus
Eben
Evan
Isaac or Ike
Malachi
Joshua or Jos
Ambrose
Zebulon

I know about 5 preschooler Noah's.

PotatoPolly Sat 25-Jan-14 15:00:38

OP are you my long lost twin?! I'm having this exact dilemma... plus you posted your original post on my birthday!!
We've been considering Ethan, Zachary, Jacob and potentially Isaac as alternatives smile

Misspilly88 Mon 20-Jan-14 21:08:47

Ewan? Noah and Ewan always go together in my (mad) head!

RalphRecklessCardew Wed 15-Jan-14 21:51:46

'Girlies'? Brrr

jazzyjenbo Wed 15-Jan-14 20:09:03

My son is Noah and it has been my 'boy name' for as ling as I remember.
Other boy names I love are
Rowen
Jude
Jonah
Arthur

X

eatyourveg Wed 15-Jan-14 16:48:25

or Jethro

eatyourveg Wed 15-Jan-14 09:06:56

Another vote for Ezra otherwise Rufus or Ned

PavlovsCats Wed 15-Jan-14 08:29:25

Ezra?
Amos?
Ethan?
Liam?
Elan?
Solomon?
Asa?
Jeriah?
Milo?

RockinHippy Wed 15-Jan-14 07:37:15

I've a family member who regrets her name choices, Noah included, but she's been very unlucky in that all of the DCs chosen names went from not popular, to top 3 within a few years of her naming her DCs & they meet a lot with the same names

lollydollydrop Wed 15-Jan-14 00:45:51

Thanks very much, I understand what you mean ;) I wonder if anyone regretted not choosing their original name...

Oh Lordy! I didn't mean that it is a bargain bin name. I meant that any perceived popularity will wane - probably before your child starts school. Noah is a wonderful name.

lollydollydrop Wed 15-Jan-14 00:33:32

Lol! Good point! I hope he wouldn't be bargain bin name!

DS has a friend called Noah - he's the only Noah in a reasonably large primary school (Midlands) so not outrageously popular here. But - I'm not one to talk - 2 of my children have top three ten names.

Another thing to bear in mind is that the film will be in people's consciousness for a few months, your son will have his lovely name for years and years to come - long after the DVD of the film is in the bargain bin of the supermarket.

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