Good evening all!! Ds2 is due next week and we have narrowed down our faves but just wanted some thoughts please Our ds1 is Lucas. DH is a fan of more traditional names and we do agree on all of these but any other similar suggestions appreciated
Samuel - our fave we think but will probably be shortened to sam pretty much straight away by everyone Alistair/ Alastair/ Alasdair - thoughts on the best/appropriate spelling of it (last one is the traditional Scottish spelling I think) Oliver - We like but can't decide if its just a bit too popular!
Samuel and if you don't want it shortened straight away I think it's possible. My dd2 has a name which people shortened automatically. I just kept saying the long version and it's stuck now. Only a few people shorten it now. But Samuel is definately a lovely name.
Definatly Samuel, its my ds name and also if you dont want it to be shortened it doesnt have to be, i was adamant he would only be called Samuel and i just corrected people when they said Sam and said "we dont shorten his name it is Samuel" Its not so easy now hes at school though as his friends call him Sam sometimes but he still prefers to be called Samuel.
Thanks for all your responses they have been really helpful. We have narrowed it down to either Samuel or Alasdair/Alistair. We love them both so much so I think we will have to wait and see which one he suits best...only a week to go now. I like the fact that Alasdair is a little more unusual but still a name most people know. Such a tough decision. Thanks for all the input