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Caleb or Jacob/Jake or Liam?

(14 Posts)
Noleen Sat 16-Jul-11 11:12:31

His brother's name is Kaiden.

BibiBelle Sat 16-Jul-11 12:22:43

not sure about Kaiden and Caleb - too similar
Jake isn't a favourite of mine as up here in Scotland a Jakey is a wee Chav - also reminds me of Jake the peg with the extra leg

Jacob and Liam much nicer

what about Jonah or Leon too?

Noleen Sat 16-Jul-11 12:56:34

Thanks, I forgot about that (we use to live in Scotland). Ok, if I cross out Caleb which I think I have to do unfortunately as they are so similar.
I've got the following that my husband and I both like but aren't sure.

Ethan (which I'm concerned might be very popular?)

jenniec79 Sat 16-Jul-11 13:06:05

Like Ethan best out of your list, Liam and Jacob are ok but not my brew. Really don't like Maddox (too surnamy) or Caleb (especially with a Kaiden)

Stars22 Sat 16-Jul-11 13:58:10

We have a Kayden in the family and i agree what others have said Caleb is too similar. I think Jake and Ethan are nice. If you wanted something that wasnt as popular I would go for Liam, i dont no any little Liams.

lovemylittlefamily Sat 16-Jul-11 15:45:09

I like Ethan and Jacob

PaperBank Sat 16-Jul-11 16:04:37

Jacob, definitely smile

Noleen Sat 16-Jul-11 17:04:48

do you not think that Jacob might get really popular due to the movie Twilight?

Ihavewelliesbuttheyrenotgreen Sat 16-Jul-11 17:14:49

Jacob is the nicest imo. Jake is nice as a nn but needs a longer name I think. Caleb is too close to Caden. Liam is nice but too nickname like imo. Maddox goes the best with Kaiden but I'm not sure if its too out there. I think Ethan is also quite similar to Kaiden and quite popular.

Ihavewelliesbuttheyrenotgreen Sat 16-Jul-11 17:19:02

Not sure if Jacob will become more popular due to the twilight series. I think that its a classic name thats always been reasonably popular but not overly popular iyswim

mathanxiety Sat 16-Jul-11 17:41:35

Jacob is already really, really popular and has been even before the whole Twilight thing. Ethan is becoming very popular. I don't like Maddox tbh.

I would pick Liam.

Noleen Sat 16-Jul-11 17:58:49

It's so hard to pick a name that is cool but not too out there and not too popular, haha. Think I'm just going round in circles.

Noleen Sat 16-Jul-11 18:00:43


I wish I could just pick a family name but my husband and I don't like any of them.

PaperBank Sat 16-Jul-11 20:04:36

Agree with Ihavewellies about Jacob. It's a classic name so stands the test of time regardless of fashion.

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