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Opinions on Daniel please.

(60 Posts)
kateg27 Sat 24-Sep-11 18:38:35

Baby is due in just under 4 weeks and we're still undecided on a boys name. Just wondering what everyone thinks of the name Daniel. The middle name will definitely be Oliver.
Many thanks

moondog Sat 24-Sep-11 18:39:04

Sooooooooo dull.

YokoOhNo Sat 24-Sep-11 18:46:47

I like it very much. It is quite common, so your DS is unlikely to be the only Daniel, but that's because it is a nice name smile

Sinkingfeeling Sat 24-Sep-11 18:50:31

I love it, and it doesn't seem common in my dc's school. Lots of Bens, Sams and Toms, but I can only think of one Daniel.

5inthebed Sat 24-Sep-11 18:58:01

I love it, I have one of those smile

LetThereBeRock Sat 24-Sep-11 19:47:12

Love it.

ragged Sat 24-Sep-11 19:50:38

You have good taste, OP I have one, too smile.

Hopintobed Sat 24-Sep-11 19:53:27

I love it1 My all time favourite boy's name but it's also my brother's name so we are going to use it as a middle name. LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!!!! I've said this on here before but one person's 'dull' is another person's 'classic'. I'd much rather have a classic name that won't date instead of a bizzare trendy name that people snigger at. I love Daniel. PLEASE USE IT!!!! grin

PuppyMonkey Sat 24-Sep-11 19:54:06


triskaidekaphile Sat 24-Sep-11 19:55:22

A great name.

AgathaTrunchbull Sat 24-Sep-11 20:06:23

Well, at least everyone will be able to spell it!

It's a lovely name (I'm not allowed it, because my husband doesn't think 'Jnr' is a good idea). It is, as noted above, ridiculously common, but at least you have a range of nicknames.

ragged Sat 24-Sep-11 20:11:50

Actually, cough cough, Agatha, DS's name once got spelled "Denial" by a preschool worker (who learnt English as an adult, I suspect).
I thought it was kind of funny, actually.

pearlgirl Sat 24-Sep-11 20:13:05

I love it.

AgathaTrunchbull Sat 24-Sep-11 20:13:33

That's a cracker!

hiccymapops Sat 24-Sep-11 20:13:44

Love it.

mopsyflopsy Sat 24-Sep-11 20:21:59

Very boring and dull, sorry. But thankfully we all have different tastes smile

cat64 Sat 24-Sep-11 21:06:15

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deepfriedcupcake Sat 24-Sep-11 21:13:15

Love it. We have one and would also be happy if he shortens it to Dan or Danny when he's older.

gladyoucame Sat 24-Sep-11 21:16:00

I have a Daniel and I also like the shortenings of it too, I know its top 10 but I've not met many others in his age range (3.4) in our area. You've got to say it lots of times a day so go with something you like!

gladyoucame Sat 24-Sep-11 21:17:37

I also have an Oliver so thats a great name too, again 'common' but possibly not in our area in that age range (21 mths).

AlwaysRocking Sat 24-Sep-11 21:22:25

I like it, it's also one of my best friends' favourite boys name so we'll have to see who has a boy first! smile I think it's more common among my age group than for babies, at least around here.

BlondeG Sat 24-Sep-11 21:33:08

I have one, but tbh it's not my favourite name in the world. OH loved it and I couldn't think of an alternative I liked more.

However we now call him Dan which I love. Much, much prefer and in fact I never, ever, refer to him as Daniel - always Dan, and I correct teachers or other adults who don't call him Dan.

CODwidow Sat 24-Sep-11 21:34:26

I like it smile

MrsRhettButler Sat 24-Sep-11 21:35:45

I love Daniel

MustControlFistOfDeath Sat 24-Sep-11 21:39:22

Lovely name, it's on the shortlist for DS2 (If there is a DS2)

DP wants the name 'Seweryn' (he is Polish) for DS2, he doesn't realise that is NEVER going to happen grin

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