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Please look at my boys list and inspire me/comment...

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HarderToKidnap Sat 28-May-11 11:55:53


Our girls name is Leah (Sophia possibly as a second option in case Leah doesn't fit). Our surname is Friedmann.

Boys are slightly more problematic. I am an inveterate shortener, so a good shortening is essential. Preferably a Hebrew name. I think vowel-sounding word endings are the best at running on to our surname, rather than consonant ones. Anyway, here is our list - please comment and suggest any others!


Thanks in advance...

gapants Sat 28-May-11 12:00:24

Mmmm not sure of what would be classed as Hebrew names- biblical ones from the OT?

Anyway, here are some names I like-

IWantToBeAFairyWhenIGrowUp Sat 28-May-11 13:39:14

I like all your suggestions but think Theodore goes better with your surname than any of the others.

My fave name on your list is Jonah though.

PorkChopSter Sat 28-May-11 14:24:27

Jonah - Nice, lots of good NN
Nathaniel - ok, ish
Seth - I like lots, but struggles with no long version for when you are really annoyed with him wink
Saul- don't like
Theodore - I like lots, loads of NN
Jude - don't like

And I'll put Josiah (Jed, Jo) and Gideon (Gids, Giddy) up for comment.

BabesandJugs Sat 28-May-11 15:46:34

Saul and Jude i adore! Definately my faves on your list!

Jonah is lovely too and i would love to have a Seth but him indoors would never allow it!

Theodore is a great name, but sadly my daughter is constantly a chipmunk anyway!

Nathaniel - not for me!

nickelbabe Sat 28-May-11 15:49:11

and others people have mentioned


nickelbabe Sat 28-May-11 15:50:05

I think Theodore is a bit of a mouthful - if you live somewhere that TH is pronounced as F , like here, then he would easily become Feodore Friedmann.
that would drive me a bit batty.

gapants Sat 28-May-11 19:23:29

Out of your list of names op I like Jude best and really dislike Seth, has a real lanky haired metal head vibe to it for me!

pilates Sat 28-May-11 21:29:30

and prefer
Sophia Leah with your surname

evamummy Sat 28-May-11 21:40:59

I'm not keen on any of your suggested names, tbh but if I had to choose I'd go for Seth.

teafortwo Sat 28-May-11 21:42:13


BikeRunSki Sat 28-May-11 21:47:06

I love them all, faves are Seth and Saul unless you have a family tencdency to lisp or stammer, then I'd go for Nathaniel NN Nat.

mathanxiety Sun 29-May-11 07:05:50

Jonah -- love, and would go well with your surname
Nathaniel -- like a lot, also like nn Nat
Seth -- makes me think of snakes, and hissing. The TH of Seth and the F of Friedmann require a bit too much adjustment of the tip of the tongue when they meet.
Saul -- nice, a good strong name; sounds good with Friedmann.
Theodore -- love -- very nice with surname. Theo as a nn would be nice too.
Jude -- love, again very nice with surname.

Would you consider

mathanxiety Sun 29-May-11 07:07:34

<Feodor is not bad -- it's a real Russian name (Fyodor)>

seeker Sun 29-May-11 07:10:44


FellatioNelson Sun 29-May-11 07:31:39

I like Solomon as well, and Sol Friedmann sounds lovely.

Arlo all sound great with Friedmann, if not strictly Hebrew they do sound 'right' on a Jewish boy!

What about Arthur and you could call him Artie?

HarderToKidnap Sun 29-May-11 10:27:28

Thanks so much for the feedback everyone, I also like Solomon and will be adding that to the list! DH and I have fallen hard for Jonah so good to see it getting the general thumbs up.

seeker Sun 29-May-11 11:03:16

whatever you call him he's going to sound like an economist!

Oh go on, call him Zachary - please????

Zac Friedmann - how cool is that?

AKissIsNotAContract Sun 29-May-11 11:07:04

Jonah is lovely.

JamieAgain Sun 29-May-11 12:14:55

I like Solomon
Jonah and
Jude (although I think it flows less well with Friedmann)

Also, would you consider


I love Leah as well

JamieAgain Sun 29-May-11 12:15:17

Solomon flows less well, too

JamieAgain Sun 29-May-11 12:16:31

Also, my fave name




JamieAgain Sun 29-May-11 12:18:50

Me again


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