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Jonah, Elijah, Luca, Dexter...

(30 Posts)
TheDetective Sun 07-Oct-12 18:25:33

That is our short list. I can't say I've found a name I love, apart from Jacob, but Jacob is way way way too popular for me to consider now sad

Any opinions on the names? Thinking of Elijah. Have an Ethan already.

MJandherdog Sun 07-Oct-12 18:28:44

My husband wants Dexter for our DS. Everyone says its either a dog's name or that of a serial killer!

I like Jonah a lot!

AThingInYourLife Sun 07-Oct-12 18:30:49



VerityClinch Sun 07-Oct-12 18:34:56

How about Nathan?

VerityClinch Sun 07-Oct-12 18:35:12

Or Noah?

tanfastic Sun 07-Oct-12 18:36:29

I love Dexter or Dex. I'm biased though as ds's middle name is Dexter.

HeffalumpsAndGoldenWoozles Sun 07-Oct-12 18:41:04

Elijah was my first choice if DC2 born last week had been a boy. She wasn't so I didn't get to use it but I still love it and afaik not very widely used. Do you like the shortening of Eli though as bound to get shorted at some point. Jonah & Luca are nice too, not keen on Dexter.

TheDetective Sun 07-Oct-12 18:44:36

Nathan and Ethan are too similar, people already think I say Nathan when I say Ethan!

Noah I love, but again, too popular. If I'd of had a baby 4/5 years ago, he'd of been Noah!

Not keen on those names AThing

Heff I'm not keen on Eli. Hmmmm.

DontmindifIdo Sun 07-Oct-12 18:44:39

I like Elijah, however are you planning a DC3? If so, will you need to keep with "E" names to keep the theme?

TheDetective Sun 07-Oct-12 18:46:00

No, I'd not keep with a theme!

Yes, thinking of a DC3 at some point!

mumofthemonsters808 Sun 07-Oct-12 18:52:47

I adore Jonah, I like the others though apart from Luca.

YouMayLogOut Sun 07-Oct-12 20:34:44

Quite like Jonah and Elijah, although Elijah perhaps too similar to Elliot. Dexter too surnamey. Not keen on Luca, but I like Luke.

All your shortlist end in the same sound, a/ah/er. More names ending with these:


chinley Sun 07-Oct-12 20:40:33

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TheDetective Sun 07-Oct-12 20:44:57

YouMayLogOut There are a few names there that I like, but they don't go with the surname sadly sad

Quite like Ezra, but not enough to say I'd call my baby it! Chester I like, but doesn't go with surname. Also like Jasper, but we are Twilight fans, and I swore no Twilight names would be used!! Also like Oscar, but its quite popular again. Have a friend with a little Oscar.

PolkaDotMoon Sun 07-Oct-12 20:46:30

Love Jonah!

booki Sun 07-Oct-12 20:47:33

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YouMayLogOut Sun 07-Oct-12 20:48:55

Jasper is a great name! I'm sure Twilight won't be too prevalent in a few years time smile

TheDetective Sun 07-Oct-12 20:51:32

I want a name which has been heard off, not too out there, but not top 100 names if possible!

Not too fussy, am I?! grin

TheDetective Sun 07-Oct-12 20:51:45

Heard of* not off!!

HarderToKidnap Sun 07-Oct-12 20:53:43

I have a Jonah. Nothing but compliments, I love the way it sounds and looks on paper, and have yet to meet another one (he's only ten months though). My friends know three baby Jonahs though, possibly it's the new Noah.

We also considered Asa, Asher and Sacha.

TheDetective Sun 07-Oct-12 20:55:18

Do you find anyone calls him Joe?

Cousin is Joseph (which I like! Gaaaah!) but I don't like Joe. Would worry that as cousins Jospeh and Jonah could end up too similar with people saying Joe sad

TheDetective Sun 07-Oct-12 20:55:28

Like Asher, DP does not!

HarderToKidnap Sun 07-Oct-12 21:08:58

My dad calls him a variety of things and Jojo is one of them, along with Jboy, Boyberoo, the Jster, JLeDeFre etc etc. Dad is not capable of calling people by their actualy names. But other than that, everyone has stuck to Jonah so far!

My friends have a baby Zephaniah (Zephy) and Judah.

OrangeFireandGoldashes Sun 07-Oct-12 21:38:23

Jasper is a great name, and I wouldn't say Twilight would be the first thing people think of when they heard it. It's not as if you're planning to call him Renesmee.

LexiLoganberry Sun 07-Oct-12 22:03:46

I love the name Jonah and really want to use this name if we have a boy (we're ttc at the moment) but my DH thinks it's unlucky, what utter rubbish, a name can't be unlucky, but thats it I'm not allowed to use it. It's really his parents who think it's unlucky and DH cares alot about what they think of names. I don't.

Really like Dexter too, it's on my short list, but think we're going with Noah, a bit over used for my liking but we do both love the name.

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