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Joshua? Oliver? Harrison?

(14 Posts)
mummy22gorgeousboys Sat 02-Jul-11 21:27:41

Help please!!

Cannot agree on a name for our second son, due any day.

We already have an Alfie.

Any preference?

NickNacks Sat 02-Jul-11 22:06:53


meditrina Sat 02-Jul-11 22:09:56

I love Joshua. Oliver is fine (doesn't do it for me, but a perfectly good name). I don't like Harrison (sorry) and it has quite a different 'feel' to the other two.

PrincessJenga Sat 02-Jul-11 23:10:38

I love Joshua.

razzlebathbone Sat 02-Jul-11 23:25:39

I can't stand Harrison. Oliver is just sooo popular. I'd go for Joshua.

DancingWind Sun 03-Jul-11 18:04:12

I like Joshua. Goes well with Alfie too.

pilates Sun 03-Jul-11 20:19:20

Oliver and Joshua.

Harrison is awful, sorry.

SloganLogan Sun 03-Jul-11 20:29:56

Joshua or Oliver. Harrison too surnamey.

Do you have a middle name in mind? Do Joshua and Oliver both fit well with your surname, and the initials don't spell anything undesirable?

sparkle12mar08 Mon 04-Jul-11 11:17:06


Oliver and Harrison are ten a penny where I live so I wouldn't ever consider them, even though Oliver is beautiful and classical.

Cattleprod Mon 04-Jul-11 11:29:51

Harrison is horrible, it doesn't look or sound good at all.

Oliver is nice, and I like Ollie, but it's a shame it's so popular. That would put me off.

Josh is the nicest I think. Not sure about the ua.

yousankmybattleship Mon 04-Jul-11 11:36:50

Joshua is lovely, Oliver nice, Harrison terrible - in my opinion!

kreecherlivesupstairs Mon 04-Jul-11 11:49:02

To narrow it down, may I suggest you consider Duncan, alternatively, Adrian.

bigbluebump Mon 04-Jul-11 11:49:35

I'm not keen on any (but then I wouldn't have chosen Alfie either smile) but as you're looking for opinions I'd have to agree that Harrison sounds too surnamey, Oliver is overused which leaves Joshua.

sonniebonnie Mon 04-Jul-11 12:06:55

The -ua at the end of Joshua sounds a little feminine imo.

Harrison is ok but Oliver/Ollie was the most popular boys name last year I think.

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