Please help me out with suggestions for DS3

(26 Posts)
doceodocere Tue 29-Dec-15 05:55:17

He is due in 3 weeks. Ds1 and 2 have unusual biblical names but go by the short versions. I can't help feeling that I might have missed the ideal name, so I can't settle on anything.

Here are some of the names we have discussed including the 2 front runners, I won't say which they are because I'd appreciate some constructive criticism and new suggestions.
We are in the habit of shortening just about anything so it needs to be nicknameable.

Evan
Lemuel
Levon
Emmanuel
Ignatius
Wystan
Casimir
Jedidiah
Ishmael

Chottie Tue 29-Dec-15 06:06:43

Congratulations on the imminent arrival of DS3.

The name Jedidiah jumped out at me, I don't think I would use it as it made think of the Return of the Jedda immediately.

If you are going to shorten the names, perhaps starting from the NN might be a good way to start? i.e. Wystan = Wyn, Wynnie or Stan; Emmanuel = Manny; Ignatius = Iggie, Nat, Nattie or Natius; Ishmael = Ishy or Mael.

ifigoup Tue 29-Dec-15 06:11:08

Some more suggestions for you:
Jesse
Hezekiah
Laban
Samson
Amos
Zephaniah
Cyrus

Whatsinaname2011 Tue 29-Dec-15 06:14:31

My favourite there is jedediah (jed)

CakeRattleandRoll Tue 29-Dec-15 06:17:49

Really like Casimir and Ignatius.

doceodocere Tue 29-Dec-15 06:18:28

Thanks for your ideas!

chottie I totally agree working backwards from the nn is a good strategy. For this reason I think Casimir is out, although I love it, I'm not keen on Cas.

ifi Zephaniah is fabulous! DH feels it's a bit much sad

doceodocere Tue 29-Dec-15 06:19:38

whats I love Jed too

Helentheheron Tue 29-Dec-15 12:16:36

Ishmael is great. I know (an adult) one who goes by Ish.

Personally I think Ignatius is a bit much.

Sophronia Tue 29-Dec-15 15:59:57

I like Ishmael best from your list.

Some more unusual Biblical boys names...

Abel
Joram
Mahli
Jachin
Phineas
Ephraim
Abram
Tiras
Zacchaeus
Jarah
Malachi
Nekoda
Issachar
Hananiah
Jabez
Adlai
Balthasar
Nahum
Thaddeus
Eliezer
Joash
Gilead
Jeriah
Barnabas
Nethaniah
Jubal
Solomon
Melchior
Bartholomew
Jairus
Boaz
Dathan
Elioenai
Tobiah
Elisha
Ammiel
Elnathan
Hezekiah
Ithamar
Jamin
Mordecai
Nehemiah
Omri
Neriah
Tekoa
Zimri

Sorry, but I don't like any of them.

Simeon
Matthias
Asher
Adam
Bartholomew
Thaddeus
Abraham

xmasseason Tue 29-Dec-15 18:22:40

Evan - like, a good solid name
Lemuel - reminds me of lemurs and mules
Levon - could be misheard as Lemon
Emmanuel - OK
Ignatius - don't like
Wystan - OK
Casimir - OK
Jedidiah - quite like this
Ishmael - not keen

StDogolphin Tue 29-Dec-15 18:40:56

Ish!

OSETmum Tue 29-Dec-15 18:41:29

I quite like Levon and Wystan but the rest sound a bit of a mouthful! ( well not Evan but there are lots of Evans!) how about Josiah?

doceodocere Wed 30-Dec-15 11:17:31

Josiah is too similar to my name.

Adlai I love but would cause confusion with DS1's name.

I like Abel nn Abe but DH isn't convinced.

We both like Malachi but what would we use for a nn?

This is very difficult! The others seemed to name themselves while they were inside, and their names fitted perfectly once they were out.

doceodocere Wed 30-Dec-15 11:19:49

sophronia that is quite a list! Ds2's name is on there winkgrin

MadFestiveGnome Wed 30-Dec-15 11:22:33

I know a little Jebadiah nn Jeb, think that's very cute.

Nathaniel nn Nate?

MadFestiveGnome Wed 30-Dec-15 11:23:07

Jebediah rather, can't even spell it!

MadFestiveGnome Wed 30-Dec-15 11:56:07

Ezekiel?
Ezra?

doceodocere Wed 30-Dec-15 12:25:19

Can't cope with the Jeb Bush association, otherwise I'd like it.

Close relatives have an Ezra...

And Ezekiel used to be my favourite name - I like the nns Zeke or Ziggy - in fact I pushed for it with both DSs but I am unaccountably less keen on it this time round.

ClaraLane Wed 30-Dec-15 12:28:15

Can't you use Kai as a nickname for Malachi?
How about Ephraim?

JanuaryJuniper Wed 30-Dec-15 13:24:24

Love Jedediah

Borninthe60s Wed 30-Dec-15 14:14:37

Jude
Monty
Rex
Rocco
Rudi
Luca
Rafe
Hugo
Angus Gus
Arlo
Xander
Joel

Not biblical tho!

3luckystars Wed 30-Dec-15 14:35:43

My friend was called Malachi and we called him Mal. He was an amazing guy.

Zhabr Wed 30-Dec-15 15:01:04

But what if Mal moves to francophone country...

3luckystars Wed 30-Dec-15 15:11:41

Oh I had to Google that!!!! I am too thick for this thread I think, best of luck with your names op, I hope you find a lovely one. Sorry if I was no help.

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