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george, Albert or Gabriel

(21 Posts)
moogstera1 Mon 01-Oct-12 17:04:49

Might finallly have a shortlist of 3!!
Opinions, please. ( I'm still worried Gabriel will become Gayboy ( Maybe I just know that's what would have happened at my old school!)

hellymelly Mon 01-Oct-12 17:08:55

I have a Godson called Gabriel. He did have a patch of "Gabrielle" but other than that, ( in primary school,) not much teasing. He is at University now anyway. I think it is a really beautiful name. I like George too, and Albert. Albert is probably the most popular of the three, at least I know several Albies ( but no Berts ).

MrsJohnDeere Mon 01-Oct-12 17:16:01

George. Good, solid, classic name.

Albert is ok.

Really don't like Gabriel.

juneau Mon 01-Oct-12 17:18:06

Gabriel. Too many Georges already and I'm meh about Albert. What will you call him - Albie? Bertie? Al?

FellatioNelson Mon 01-Oct-12 17:19:57

Love George (my beautiful, perfect Grandpa's name) and I love, love, love Gabriel (had it on my list for all three of mine but never managed to use it somehow) not wild about Albert but don't hate it.

Dogsmom Mon 01-Oct-12 17:25:25


I too knew a 'Gayboy Gabriel' who was teased mercilessly sad

MadBusLady Mon 01-Oct-12 17:34:16

There are lots of Georges, it's the only one I wouldn't use. Gabriel is fabulous and the only boy I've ever met called that was lovely, outgoing, articulate and not a type to be bullied AFAIK. Albert is lovely too - family name for me. Albie and Bert/Bertie are great nicknames.

YouMayLogOut Mon 01-Oct-12 18:39:04

They're all nice names! smile Personally I'd go for George, then Albert, then Gabriel.

Sirzy Mon 01-Oct-12 18:40:21

George or Albert

MrsHelsBels74 Mon 01-Oct-12 18:42:36

We've got an 11 day old Albert (although he's been Bertie since he was born!)

We also considered George but I didn't want a Fred & George (DS1 is Fred).

I like Gabriel but husband vetoed it very early on.

bigkidsdidit Mon 01-Oct-12 18:46:16

I have an Albert nn bertie

So I vote that smile

Congrats helsbels on your Bertie!

thunderpantsjenkins Mon 01-Oct-12 19:25:02

George by a mile.

jaffacakehips Mon 01-Oct-12 20:16:50

My vote is for George. Love it.

I do like Gabriel, not so keen on Albert.

evamummy Tue 02-Oct-12 07:09:27

My choice would be Gabriel.

dottyaboutstripes Wed 03-Oct-12 09:37:24

Gabriel by a country mile (am biased though!) My Gabriel is 8 and has never encountered any smart arse remarks

DessieLou Wed 03-Oct-12 14:23:20

Gabriel...I love it but OH doesn't so please use it as I'm not allowed! smile

littletomato Wed 03-Oct-12 16:14:22

They are all lovely. you can't go wrong.

moogstera1 Wed 03-Oct-12 16:23:45

Excellent responses, thanks everyone; might just pick one of the 3 out of a hat as none seem to have had a really negative response.
Just a final question, what do you call Gabriel for short?

HoneyMum21 Wed 03-Oct-12 16:27:29

Love Gabriel. It's always been on my list, and DH has got his choice (probably) this time but if we have another boy Gabriel will def be on the table.

Gabe for short.

BornToShopForcedToWork Wed 03-Oct-12 23:07:48

Absolutely love Gabriel. I know a little Gabriel, a cute precious little boy. Definitely a nice name. I also like George, but George is very common IMO.

ICompletelyKnowAboutGuineaPigs Thu 04-Oct-12 21:57:22

I too have a Gabriel and tbh it doesn't get shortened very often. A couple of acquaintances call him 'Gabe' which he doesn't mind but we don't use it. His nn at home is Mister (no idea why) but I personally love the name so don't want to shorten it (i am also biased!).

It wasn't on my list at all before I had him but when he was born he looked like a little old man so the more 'modern' (very loosely called) names didn't suit him somehow. My mum suggested it and I loved it - still do.

I also know a lovely George, but not keen on Albert (tbh).

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