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Elijah, Caleb or Noah?

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birdofthenorth Wed 05-Oct-11 11:52:54

My current faves for boys are all on a biblical theme! Which do you prefer? Loved Noah for years but now I'm worried it's ubiquitous!

Meteorite Wed 05-Oct-11 12:20:54

I like Elijah best of those smile Noah is a bit faddy and Caleb a bit clunky.

spiderlight Wed 05-Oct-11 12:58:35

I love Elijah (desperately wanted a little Eli but OH didn't like it), and Caleb was also on my list.

purpleturtletoise Wed 05-Oct-11 13:03:08

I have two of those three! I know several boys with each name - which I think goes to show that they are quality names.

twolittlemonkeys Wed 05-Oct-11 13:05:52

I know children with all those names. Like all three but my favourite is probably Elijah

birdofthenorth Wed 05-Oct-11 13:35:58

Spiderlight yes my DH needs a little persuading on Elijah too! Not sure why, I think it's gorgeous

Purpleturtle you obviously have exceptional taste smile

faverolles Wed 05-Oct-11 13:38:22

I love Noah. I like all 3 names, but Noah best smile

comedaygoday Wed 05-Oct-11 13:56:05

I have an Elijah, now aged 3. It's a great name and my favourite of your suggestions. We don't know any other Elijah's IRL so at the moment it's not too common.

dearheart Wed 05-Oct-11 14:14:07

I like Elijah, then Caleb. I loved Noah when pg 8 years ago - but now know several.

chickensaresafehere Wed 05-Oct-11 14:15:37

My dd2 would have been a Caleb or a Rueben if she was a boy!!

chickensaresafehere Wed 05-Oct-11 14:16:12

Sorry that should have been Reuben!!

Boobz Wed 05-Oct-11 14:57:27

Hello Bird - you aren't about 6 days overdue are you...?

Caleb is my vote.

birdofthenorth Wed 05-Oct-11 15:01:29

Boobz no, only just got BFP!! Is there another m2b out there with such good taste as to be mulling over this shortlist?!

Chickens DH & I both loved Reuben when pg with DC1... made the mistake of telling MIL who reacted like we'd said Adolf. That was the first and last time she was/ will be consulted on names!

Boobz Wed 05-Oct-11 15:18:04

Someone from another forum I'm on is nearly a week overdue with your names as well! Not a mum forum..

Anyway, Caleb (Cal) hands down.


jezebelle Wed 05-Oct-11 16:02:03

Noah is by far the best smile (i may have a 16 week old with that name smile )

I am pg again and Elijah is on the list this time round smile

birdofthenorth Wed 05-Oct-11 17:28:29

Jez lovely taste in names! 16 week gap in between DCs- you are brave! And you may be my new hero, I shall tell my mum about you when she next moans my 13 month gap between pregnancies is too short!

Ayoop Wed 05-Oct-11 22:18:23

Elijah. Gorgeous, gorgeous name.

Offspring Thu 06-Oct-11 03:46:55

Another vote for Elijah, followed by Caleb then Noah. All nice names though smile.

jezebelle Thu 06-Oct-11 10:33:45

It was so not planned !!! My ds was 11 weeks when i got a positive pg test !! still, i get to choose lovely names smile there was a 15 month gap between my 11 and 10 yr old !!

ShroudOfHamsters Thu 06-Oct-11 13:21:47

Noah. Don't like Elijah at all - Eli sounds whiny. Caleb ok.

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