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Nightstar Tue 12-Jul-11 21:37:12

Our baby is due on Xmas eve and I thought that if it did come on the day a Christmassy name might be nice.

Apart from the obvious joke names (Yes, I count Jesus and Santa amoungst those) anyone got any good suggestions for boys?

We have come up with:
Gabriel
Christopher
Caspar (one of the three wise men)
George (From It's a Wonderful Life)

LaTristesse Tue 12-Jul-11 21:38:14

Noel?

TyMinisterForMagic Tue 12-Jul-11 21:40:09

Nicholas

EthelredOnAGoodDay Tue 12-Jul-11 21:41:52

Rudolph? sorry.

duchesse Tue 12-Jul-11 21:42:23

My mother was due at Christmas and would have been either Noel or Christine. I think you can guess which she is...

How about plain old Joseph or Mary?

You could go off road- Holly?

Zwitterion Tue 12-Jul-11 21:43:33

Robin?

breadandhoney Tue 12-Jul-11 21:45:12

Stephen (as in St. Stephen)
Christian
Noel

PipFEH Tue 12-Jul-11 21:45:32

I think Gabriel is the best one! I think Winter is a boy's name too?

breadandhoney Tue 12-Jul-11 21:45:49

Ebenezer grin

Annunziata Tue 12-Jul-11 21:50:45

Christian or Malachi?

I also want to say Alfredo, but can't quite remember why. You could Anglicise to Alfred?

PurpleStrawberryGuava Tue 12-Jul-11 21:57:23

Please DO NOT name a boy Gabriel if he's born on Christmas Eve.

My DH is called Gabriel, he was born on Christmas Eve, and he constantly got dubbed 'Angel Gabriel' in school. The lead up to Christmas was the worse time for him.

LilRedWG Tue 12-Jul-11 21:58:56

Christmas names suck. I should know as I have one. Please don't do this to your child.

LittleMissFlustered Tue 12-Jul-11 22:01:09

Hope and Ivy are reasonable festive-without-being-over-the-top names.

thederkinsdame Tue 12-Jul-11 22:01:21

Joseph?
or go down teh Beckhams route and call him Twelve (days of)

wigglesrock Tue 12-Jul-11 22:02:52

Stephen, Balthazar, Robin, Joseph, Noel, Nicholas
Holly, Mary, Robyn, Natalie and Natasha are both used in Eastern Europe as Christmassy names.

LittleMissFlustered Tue 12-Jul-11 22:02:54

Part of me likes the idea of Marley too. Or perhaps Timothy, with the obligatory nickname while he's small? <whistles nonchalantly>

OriginalPoster Tue 12-Jul-11 22:03:13

George is a lovely name.

oldsilver Tue 12-Jul-11 22:05:06

We suggested to others that if DS was a DS and was born on Christmas Day, we lied would call him Damien (wasn't due till 8/1). He WAS born on Christmas Day and we didn't.

ImpyCelyn Tue 12-Jul-11 22:11:47

A friend has a Christmas name and hates it. Really resents her parents for doing it.

So from your list I would say Christopher and George are best.

ImpyCelyn Tue 12-Jul-11 22:13:10

Stephen and Nicholas are good too.

I think not so obviously Christmas-themed is the way to go.

Malvapoeding Tue 12-Jul-11 22:19:36

As someone born on Christmas eve - please don't go there on the Christmas themed names, it really wears thin in the 2 weeks running up to Christmas.

Pastabee Wed 13-Jul-11 08:19:45

Saint Matthew was the only one of the four to document the birth of Christ so that must count as a Christmas name without being very obviously christmassy.

Pastabee Wed 13-Jul-11 08:22:23

Sorry, I obviously have forgotten too much since school (it was 18 years ago in my defence!). Saint Luke also documents Christmas story!

TillyIpswitch Wed 13-Jul-11 08:23:50

How to turn your child off the magic that is birthdays AND Chrismas in one fell swoop... hmm

If you must - George or Matthew. None of the others will do.

MadEyeMoodyBra Wed 13-Jul-11 08:24:24

Scrooge

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