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Only 6 days to decide on a my boy's name!

(19 Posts)
Noleen Wed 20-Jul-11 09:06:47

Please help. I've been through them all and am now at

Nathan or Ethan

Which one do you prefer?

LionsnTigersnBears Wed 20-Jul-11 09:28:42

Ethan, for my vote

Sidge Wed 20-Jul-11 09:32:18


DialMforMummy Wed 20-Jul-11 09:38:35

Ethan, but really like both.

Faggotsnpeas Wed 20-Jul-11 09:39:50

My vote is for Ethan, but do like both

PrincessJenga Wed 20-Jul-11 09:41:10

Ethan. Unless I know you in real life! I must be due about the same time as you are and it's top of my list.

echidnakid Wed 20-Jul-11 09:42:49

I prefer Ethan too. What middle name are you considering?

MugglesandLuna Wed 20-Jul-11 09:55:36

I prefer Nathan - only because I know the most hateful child called ethan and that puts me off.

WaitingForBabyD Wed 20-Jul-11 09:55:41

Another vote for Ethan

Noleen Wed 20-Jul-11 09:58:16

Thanks, do you think it can be shortened by people though? I know Nathan can become Nate, would Ethan be shortened to ET?

Faggotsnpeas Wed 20-Jul-11 11:43:45

I dont know any Ethan's that are shortened, but that doesnt mean they are not. Ethan was always going to be the the name for our son due in October untill we both just decided we no longer wanted it. We still love the name though!!

wigglesrock Wed 20-Jul-11 12:05:47

I prefer Ethan to Nathan but I prefer Nathanial to both of them, I love Nate as a nn, but just not Nathan.

minipie Wed 20-Jul-11 12:19:59


pilates Wed 20-Jul-11 12:58:39

Nathan with nn Nat

MetalSian Wed 20-Jul-11 13:16:12

I know an Ethan and I shorten his name to literally 'E' =D.

lazylula Wed 20-Jul-11 23:47:31

I like both, but Ethan would be my favourite, but not sure about a shortening of it, as if I had had it I wouldn't want it shortened (out of my 3 children we only have 1 name that can be shortened and we do not shorten it at all).

threefeethighandrising Wed 20-Jul-11 23:55:28

Ethan. Or Nathaniel. (But I am currently trying to evict a piss-taking lodger called Nathan so I'm very biased!)

But I would have said that anyway, honest! My good friend had an Ethan, it's a lovely, beautiful name. Nathan sounds like a teenager or adult to me. It's a much harder sounding name IMO and nothing special really. (Sorry to any Nathans!) I like Nate but as others have said what about Nathaniel if you're really keen on Nate?

superjobee Wed 20-Jul-11 23:57:12

ethan is gorgeous i love it and would probably be naming DS it if it wasnt for OH mentioning mission impossible. he refused point blank because of tom cruise!

duchesse Wed 20-Jul-11 23:57:52

As in 6 days before he's born, or 6 days short of 6 week registration timescale? If the former, relax!

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