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What do you think of these 2 names?

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Eddie123 Thu 02-Dec-10 11:36:04

I'm struggling so much with boys names! What do you think of these two....

Laurence (Larry for short)
Nathaniel (Nat for short)


ItsJustMyOpinion Thu 02-Dec-10 11:37:42

I really like those names. I wanted a Nathaniel if I had a boy, but dh put his foot down, luckily we had a girl instead!

Violet5 Thu 02-Dec-10 11:38:43

I like Laurence, but i like Laws, for short smile

thisisyesterday Thu 02-Dec-10 11:38:59

Nathaniel, definitely

BangingNoise Thu 02-Dec-10 11:39:20

I like them, expecially Laurence.

HappyVeggie Thu 02-Dec-10 11:39:29

I really love both names but prefer nicknames Laurie and Nate for them.

Highlandgirl Thu 02-Dec-10 12:04:48

Laurence but with a 'W' and not a 'U' really like Nathaniel too.

Good names!

philly82 Thu 02-Dec-10 12:10:01

I really like them both - quite versatile - good as they are and options for shortening
but my favourite nicknames would be Laurie and Nathan/Nate...
Laurence definitely with a U in my opinion..

BearCrimble Thu 02-Dec-10 12:11:18

Agree with HappyVeggie.

Komondor Thu 02-Dec-10 14:06:40

I like Laurence, but Laurie for short.

I also like Nathaniel. This is DH's name, but everyone calls him Nat.

AphraBen Thu 02-Dec-10 15:43:14

Nathaniel is best
but agree, Laurie is great - though it sounds exactly like Lori which can cause confusion.

LetThereBeRock Thu 02-Dec-10 15:44:19

I love Nathaniel,though dislike Nat.

Larry is awful. Laurence is ok.

PsecretSantead Thu 02-Dec-10 17:22:51

Both nice!

BelligerentGhoul Thu 02-Dec-10 17:24:32

Love Laurence but hate Larry. DD1 now 15 would have been Laurie if a boy.

Nathaniel okay but not fond of Nat.

minipie Thu 02-Dec-10 17:34:23

Like both but definitely Laurie not Larry.

lilly13 Thu 02-Dec-10 17:39:53

Definitely Nat

Lonnie Thu 02-Dec-10 17:47:33

Laurence over Nathaniel imo

rachel234 Thu 02-Dec-10 19:19:16

Laurence is the feminine version of Laurent. I know a lovely Laurence in her 30s. Don't like Larry at all, I'm afraid.

Nathaniel is much more masculine sounding.

mopsyflopsy Thu 02-Dec-10 21:22:04

Laurence is indeed a girls' name in France.

How do you pronounce Nathaniel - Na-th-anyal or Nat-anyal?

MogTheForgetfulCat Thu 02-Dec-10 21:32:07

Like both, but prefer Laurie as a nickname - not keen on Larry at all. Like Nathaniel and Nat, not keen on Nate.

onimolap Thu 02-Dec-10 21:36:56

I like both, and prefer Nathaniel (Nate). I'd definitely spell Laurence with a "u" and like Laurie as a nn. I wouldn't worry about the French female name as the Anglophone male version is well established (and who ever worried about Jean being a female name here, but a male one there?)

mopsyflopsy Thu 02-Dec-10 21:42:40

In an every globabalising world I would worry about giving my ds a name that is firmly established as a girls' name in our neighbouring country. Who knows where our children may live or work one day?

mopsyflopsy Thu 02-Dec-10 21:43:11

sorry, ever globalising

ShoppingDays Thu 02-Dec-10 21:55:45

Both nice but prefer Nathaniel.

Eddie123 Sat 04-Dec-10 16:08:02

Thanks for all your replies. It seems that 'Larry' as a nn is not a popular choice! I love Laurie too.

Mopsyflopsy - I personally would pronounce Nathaniel as Nath-anyal

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