Samuel...is it too "safe"?

(38 Posts)
Wannabuyawatch Mon 23-Sep-13 17:27:04

I love the name Samuel but is it a bit of a safe option? His surname is Spinola so I thought the name Samuel Spinola was quite a cool combo...thoughts?

argylesocks Fri 27-Sep-13 02:38:02

An S name sounds nice but I just know so many baby Samuels it's getting a little overdone to me. I only know two baby boys born last year that weren't a Samuel! So that's four baby Sams and another due this month. It's a nice name but getting too popular for me.

DropYourSword Fri 27-Sep-13 02:47:29

He sounds like a cool PI ! I really like it, especially connected with your surname. I don't think it's playing it safe. I don't like the current trend for really out there names and think something like Ulysses Spinola or Jupiter Spinola would sound insane IMHO!!

austenozzy Fri 27-Sep-13 11:01:10

Sam Spinola sounds great. I'd be waiting for him to make me an offer I couldn't refuse! :-)

toobreathless Fri 27-Sep-13 11:06:39

Good, solid name. Absolutely nothing wrong with it, I just find it a bit boring.

Sounds great with your surname.

tammytoby Fri 27-Sep-13 12:54:59

If Sam is too boring/overused, how about these S names
Sidney
Stanley
Stephen
Spencer

miffybun73 Fri 27-Sep-13 18:05:29

Love it.

Samuel Spinola sounds very cool to me smile

lestagal78 Sat 28-Sep-13 22:23:38

A lovely name. And goes great with your surname.

Like most names it is popular but not overly so. Mine is the only one in his year 2 class and I don't know any more than any other boys name.

BikeRunSki Sat 28-Sep-13 22:29:09

My Samuel is usually known as Sam or Sammy and has a very unremarkable English occupation surname - similar to Baker. He is just 5, started Reception last month and we have never met another one his age.

Not "safe", nice name, well known for a reason!

BikeRunSki Sat 28-Sep-13 22:31:01

"Solid" is what my step father says about Samuel as my DS's name too breathless.

ZenNudist Sat 28-Sep-13 22:33:44

I love Samuel. My friend insists on using the long version of her sons name which I think is nice. If you dont mind there being waaaay too many sams out there use it.

Thesebootsweremadeforwalking Sat 28-Sep-13 22:35:17

Sam/ Samuel is lovely IMHO.

NorbertDentressangle Sat 28-Sep-13 22:40:47

Great surname!

Samuel is a nice name but very over-used around here (in a school of 170 there are about 10 Sams and we know others from out of school too). I think I would go for something a little less common and not necessarily an 'S' name either.

EugenesAxe Sat 28-Sep-13 23:04:50

I have a Sam(uel) and also dislike Sammy... but I'm so shit with casualness when it comes to names that I fall back on it lots. He gets called Sam, Sammy, Samuel, Sam Sam, and Samwise.

I think it might be a regional thing though, as it's mainly DH that puts it in my head and he is James but is always called Jamie by his DPs.

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