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Gabriel, Sebastian or Alfred?

(23 Posts)
moogster1a Mon 17-Sep-12 11:33:05

opinions, please!

anamaria22 Mon 17-Sep-12 12:07:15

Gabriel is lovely.

I'm not keen on the nicknames for Sebastian - Seb,Sebby, Basty..?!

Alfred is ok but I really don't like Alfie, sorry.

squoosh Mon 17-Sep-12 12:38:05

Gabriel definitely.

Sebastian is ok. Don't like Alfred.

EverlongYouAreGoldAndOrange Mon 17-Sep-12 12:40:35


Gorgeous name.

WorkedformyParents Mon 17-Sep-12 13:11:04

Another very enthusastic vote for Gabriel.

TudorJess Mon 17-Sep-12 13:23:57

I like all of those! Probably Alfred, then Gabriel, then Sebastian.

smoothieooo Mon 17-Sep-12 13:25:43

Gabriel (biased as it's DS1's name)! Be prepared for him to be called Gabrielle though [hmmm]

DS2 also named after an archangel!

emmyloo2 Mon 17-Sep-12 13:37:57

Gabriel is lovely. Also love Alfred. Really don't like sebastian.

LemonLovesLilac Mon 17-Sep-12 13:54:19

Sebastian would be my's lovely and I
I like that it can be shortened to Seb or Bastian!

bananaramma Mon 17-Sep-12 15:07:04

Another vote for Gabriel! Lovely classic not overused name!

I don't like Alfred/Alfie at all, I'm afraid and Sebastian has no nice nicknames - Bastian is too much like Bastard imo and Seb sounds like sebacious, oily.

QueLinda Mon 17-Sep-12 15:42:07

Gabriel is beautiful, Sebastian is nice, possibly a bit dull. Alfred would become Alfie which is awful and really faddy and common <snobby I know, but true>

PenelopeChipShop Mon 17-Sep-12 15:48:40

Gabriel! That was on my list but DH vetoed. Love it.

mayanna123 Mon 17-Sep-12 22:07:05

I have to agree that Gabriel is the nicest.

Really don't like Alfred, sorry and Sebastian is rather long (3 syllables) that it may well end up shortened... and neither Seb or Basty is very nice imo.

Chislemum Sun 23-Sep-12 16:52:24

Sebastian. My son's name, so I am biased. We also thought about Gabriel but decided against it (Archangel and the issue that it may be spelled Gabrielle by some people). Really don't like Alfie. If you have a short last name, Sebastian is nice. With a longer last name, Gabriel might be nicer. Both are lovely

Kaekae Sun 30-Sep-12 00:08:18

Sebastian is a lovely name and I quite the short versions for a teen. Gabrielle....knew a boy called this who always got teased and called gaylord.

Ham69 Sun 30-Sep-12 00:15:00

Another vote for Gabriel, love it. I'd worry that Alfred would be shortened to Alfie and know a few Sebastians and think it's a bit of a mouthful but ok.

Startailoforangeandgold Sun 30-Sep-12 00:47:10

They are all nice, but there are loads of Archie's about. Only one Gabriel and no Sebastian's.

Pochemuchka Sun 30-Sep-12 00:49:01

Really like Sebastian.

Not so keen on the other two.

HerRoyalNotness Sun 30-Sep-12 01:00:48

Gabriel nn gabe or Alfred nn Fred (I think that's quite cute. Baby Fred)

Cezella Sun 30-Sep-12 01:43:53

Sebastian is the best- Sebby is so cute for a little boy and Seb is pretty cool as he gets older. Gabriel is nice as well though, really don't like Alfred although Alfie is cute but very popular!

DessieLou Sun 30-Sep-12 14:16:03

Please use Gabriel! I love it but OH has vetoed it. Sebastian is also nice but please don't use Alfred, I really dislike it, sorry! smile

imustbepatient Sun 30-Sep-12 14:39:11

Sebastian and Gabriel are really lovely names, would have had both on our list if we had a boy. Not keen at all on Alfred sorry.

evamummy Sun 30-Sep-12 16:00:34

I like Gabriel the best. Sebastian is ok but I also find Seb or Sebby very soft and feminine (and oily - sebacious) sounding. Alfred is quite nice but Archie is overdone imo (and will date).

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