(47 Posts)
nello Mon 17-Feb-14 17:02:19

What do you think about Samson? DH has just put it forward. We are not religious.

99redbafoons Mon 17-Feb-14 17:04:47

Awful. Sorry!

RedJeans Mon 17-Feb-14 17:06:30

I really like it!

Whereisegg Mon 17-Feb-14 17:10:06

Love it!

nello Mon 17-Feb-14 17:10:27

Great responses - I can't decide if it is awful, or really quite lovely! Very different from the other names I like - Edwin, Henry...

DD is Rose.

If you don't like, I'm welcoming other name suggestions!

JackAubrey Mon 17-Feb-14 17:11:43

LOVE it. I knew one when I was a teenager, and everyone called him Sam, but it was a cool twist. My fear would be that he'd be a bit little and weedy though. If your DH is a big bruiser of a bloke, I'd say go for it...

nello Mon 17-Feb-14 17:12:22

Those who like it, how would you categorise Samson...what other names would it sit beside? I am trying to visualize a Samson!!

FreckledLeopard Mon 17-Feb-14 17:12:54

Makes me think of Delilah, sorry. Don't like it at all.

Love it. Hope he has long hair smile

squoosh Mon 17-Feb-14 17:16:16

I like it.

squoosh Mon 17-Feb-14 17:16:44

Edwin is dreadful though. Such a mean name.

nello Mon 17-Feb-14 17:18:22

Lol!!! that is what my DH said about Edwin!!!

nello Mon 17-Feb-14 17:19:18

But what kind of child do you imagine a Samson to be?!! (I know this is a ridiculous question - but trying to work out if Samson fits our family!!)

Dreadful, sorry. Don't like Edwin either though, or Henry.

How about:

HowAboutNo Mon 17-Feb-14 17:21:29

It's kind of cool, though does sound like Samsung in my head. However - people get over that kind of thing, and once that's the name of your DC, then that's it and no one thinks about it twice!

nello Mon 17-Feb-14 17:23:30

Sorry Remus none of those names are for me. I have a million and one girls names that I like, but this one coming is a boy. We are struggling to say the least!

ScentedScandal Mon 17-Feb-14 17:24:03

I think Samson could be a headache to live up to and could potentially be a source of teasing.

WheresMyCow Mon 17-Feb-14 17:27:06

Sorry, it's a great name but I have a cat called Samson grin

Well, technically he's a Sampson after the cat in the Graham Oakley Church Mice books (even though he's all black and not ginger) but we still prounounce it the same

girliefriend Mon 17-Feb-14 17:29:26

I like it, would get shortened to Sam I guess so teasing shouldn't be an issue, Samuel is more mainstream grin

Seminyak Mon 17-Feb-14 17:32:33

Aw, I love it!! But I don't like the nn Sam, and I don't know the Bible story.

littleredsquirrel Mon 17-Feb-14 17:35:06

It will get shortened to Sam so it isn't a major problem if the name is unusual. Sam is quite common. I agree though it would be very unfortunate if your DS turns out to be small. Only consider it if your DH is big.

Which girls' names do you like?

invicta Mon 17-Feb-14 17:37:43

I know a 14 year old Samson, who gets called Sam in a non religious family.

BalloonSlayer Mon 17-Feb-14 17:39:06

Well it's nice but I am giggling at the thought of what if I had called either of my DSes Samson, they are both candidates for Mr Puniverse and would have had the piss ripped out of them good and proper by all and sundry.

If you think your DS has a chance of being built like a rugby player, then go for it.

BikeRunSki Mon 17-Feb-14 17:40:44

It's a great name. DS is officially Samuel, but the MWes in hospital nn'ed him Samson because he was so strong (but poorly) and it stuck. He is called Samson more often than Samuel, although usually Sam.

I know a 3yo Samson. I can see that Samson might be an awkward name to have if you turned out to be a 5'2" 8-stone weakling, but "Sam" is always an option in that case.

HoobleDooble Mon 17-Feb-14 17:44:48

I have a friend called Edwin, I've known him for 35 years but, oddly enough, it's only in the past few years that I've even known his name was really Edwin. He was known by his middle (more mainstream) name all the way through school. Can't say I blame him.

buttercrumble Mon 17-Feb-14 17:44:59

Sorry it's awful , but love Henry smile

Theas18 Mon 17-Feb-14 17:51:08

My grandad was Samson smile always called Sam though.

Grandma was Alice (born 1899) and I think his brothers were Wilfred Herbert and Henry. That probably doesn't help you any though LOL.

nello Mon 17-Feb-14 17:56:09

Oh dear, not making it any easier!! smile DH is a big outdoorsie type, can't imagine DS to be a small thing - measurements are big already. And yes, he would be a Sam...we like Sam, but we don't like Samuel, and would want a longer formal name.

RighteousSausage Mon 17-Feb-14 18:21:05

I love it, it's on my list, as I like Sam and Sammy but don't like Samuel.

BikeRunSki Mon 17-Feb-14 18:26:18

My Sam/uel/son is a big lad, so the MWs were right in their nn! Have you considered Isambard Righteous? I toyed with it as a longer name for Sam (am an engineer), but then FiL discovered about 8 generations of Samuels in the family tree. On both sides!

NightCircus Mon 17-Feb-14 21:52:14

Cute Samson here

NightCircus Mon 17-Feb-14 21:52:28
SimplySara Mon 17-Feb-14 22:31:42

I like Samson. If not for a first name than perhaps for a different quirky middle name.

If you like Samson have you considered Hector?

BrieMonster Tue 18-Feb-14 06:36:06

Love it. Absolutely would have used it if not for the rhyming surname... Think Samson Johnson. Go for it, and Sam is a lovely nn.

MauriceMinor Tue 18-Feb-14 06:37:14

Why why why?

MauriceMinor Tue 18-Feb-14 06:37:43


MauriceMinor Tue 18-Feb-14 06:38:35

Do do de do de do de do de doo.

ToffeeJungle Wed 19-Feb-14 18:41:54

Samson is better than Samuel though Im not keen.
Don't like Sam either, sorry.
Though they're all better than Edwin by a country mile!!

scarletforya Wed 19-Feb-14 18:50:37

Samson is great. Really strong and masculine.

Edwin is a nerdy weakling!

Edgarallan Wed 19-Feb-14 21:49:33

Go for it, little boy at my play group has that name- everyone lives it x

CaipirinhasAllRound Thu 20-Feb-14 10:52:00

I like all 3. There's a little boy on Emmerdale called Samson and I was thinking how cute it was yesterday

ZingSweetApple Thu 20-Feb-14 11:52:37

I love it, but I wouldn't choose it.

The Biblical character is so well-known that his physical attributes are what people associate the name with - and if he grows into anything than that image of a strong, muscly man there's a risk of people ending up laughing at him.
a fat, bolding Samson or a skinny spotty one is not something I think people would be kind about IYSWIM.

sorry, but that is what I think and I would not risk him being bullied or laughed at because of the dissonance between his name and look.

if you like it maybe use it as a middle name.

chipsandpeas Thu 20-Feb-14 12:01:54

i like it and would use it could use sonny as a nn if you didnt want sam

Davidhasselhoffstoecheese Fri 21-Feb-14 20:14:28

Solomon Samuel solo Saul Simeon Silas
Sam is lovely

KenDoddsDadsDog Sat 22-Feb-14 20:20:50

The Sunderland mascot is Samson the cat. He's mint .

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