final top 5 - opinions?

(48 Posts)
TristanlovesIsolde Tue 26-Apr-16 12:42:37

DS2 due on 3 weeks. I think I may have my final 5 names. DH is doing is independently and then we will compare and hopefully decide! So here goes (in no particular order)

Thomas
Henry
Daniel
Edward
David

Thoughts or alternatives most welcome!

poodlefromcatan Tue 26-Apr-16 12:43:49

Henry or Edward.

MadisonAvenue Tue 26-Apr-16 12:47:07

Daniel or Thomas

MrsHathaway Tue 26-Apr-16 12:54:59

I think they're all lovely.

My order from "best" to "only good" would be:

Edward
Daniel
Henry
Thomas
David

ABitAsleep Tue 26-Apr-16 12:56:31

Edward is my favourite!

BendydickCuminsnatch Tue 26-Apr-16 12:57:51

I'm really loving Daniel at the mo, so I'd pick that!

Frazzled2207 Tue 26-Apr-16 13:07:24

Daniel.
I wanted it but dh vetoed.angry

ChablisTyrant Tue 26-Apr-16 13:08:40

Daniel or Edward

Scattymere Tue 26-Apr-16 13:29:00

all very run of the mill/play it safe/ heard for 30 years everywhere names. Not exciting/individual at all but nice enough.

Gummibaers Tue 26-Apr-16 13:49:34

I find them all a little dull and overused. If I had to choose one it would be David, which isn't that widely used today and yet is a strong classic name. So my vote goes to David.

TristanlovesIsolde Tue 26-Apr-16 14:15:38

Thank you. And thanks for your honesty Scatty and Gummi.

hownottofuckup Tue 26-Apr-16 14:16:58

Edward Thomas and Daniel are my favourites.

autumnmoon Tue 26-Apr-16 14:21:59

All fine, my personal order of preference would be...

Thomas
Henry
Edward
Daniel
David

WhiteHairReally Tue 26-Apr-16 14:23:33

David, as PP says, good strong name and there are very few younger Davids around at the moment. ( and nothing to do with the fact I so fancied one when I was about sixteen, and still have a soft spot for the name all these years later)

DerelictMyBalls Tue 26-Apr-16 14:39:38

Thomas or Daniel.

TheNaze73 Tue 26-Apr-16 14:46:27

I think they're all solid names, that will all be shortened in school & the rugby pitch by his peers, as he gets older. David for the full name, Ed for best when shortened.

DramaAlpaca Tue 26-Apr-16 14:50:22

All lovely names. You really can't go wrong with any of them from your list.

I'd probably vote for David, simply because it's probably the least popular these days, closely followed by Daniel.

HeteronormativeHaybales Tue 26-Apr-16 14:51:08

They're all fine (I allowed myself a little smile as, taken together, they do read rather like a Thomas the Tank Engine cast list - but all fine names) but my vote goes to David - underused these days, as a pp said, but a lovely, simple classic name.

LemonBreeland Tue 26-Apr-16 14:52:07

Thomas - wet, really don't liek this name
Henry - Okay
Daniel - overused for the past 30 years
Edward - classic, quite like this
David - boring

Marginalia Tue 26-Apr-16 14:57:45

Agree about the Thomas the Tank Engine cast!

They're all grand, OP, and there genuinely isn't a pin to choose between them, because they're all stolid, safe classics. Your son will definitely never stand out among his peers because of his name, which is presumably why you've chosen them. Unless his peer group all turn out to be called Ace, Ptolemy, and River. Or unless you're choosing a safe classic first name because your surname is Sidebottom-bboggs. grin

TristanlovesIsolde Tue 26-Apr-16 15:01:06

grin Literally laughed out loud about Thomas the Tank Engine! Only really a problem if you have five DSs and call them that I suppose. Surname is a mouthful to be honest which doesn't help!

MrsHathaway Tue 26-Apr-16 15:10:57

A memorable surname does make a plain first name prudent.

Edward is on the up, so your son would be more likely to be known as Edward S-B than David S-B. I don't know if that's a consideration, and of course there's no guarantee either way. Looking at the ONS charts would give you an idea but you've no true picture of what's happening in your catchment.

My eldest is called Adam - there were three Adams in our bay on the postnatal ward, the other baby being a girl ... but I'm not sure we've met another since. Just how things go!

CremeBrulee Tue 26-Apr-16 15:20:37

All lovely names.

I clicked on the thread in trepidation expecting another lot of try-too-hard names like Peregrine, Lancelot, Florian or Lysander.

Top choices OP!

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Tue 26-Apr-16 15:27:14

I only like Thomas and David, but prefer Tom rather than Thomas

TempsPerdu Tue 26-Apr-16 15:45:41

All perfectly nice - and all a bit too popular for me, but that's just a taste thing! smile Can't go wrong with any of them, but personally I'd go for either Edward or Daniel.

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