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Aldous? Lucas? something else? help!

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TerrorCottaPumpkinPie Thu 11-Oct-12 20:50:21

Does anyone else keep reading Marlon as Marion? Until i realsied I was thinking why do you want to call a DS that? grin

Love Lucas and Luke.

Don't like Aldous at all and like Marlon even less, sorry.


schroedingersdodo Thu 11-Oct-12 16:55:11

Love Aldous! It doesn't work in my native language, otherwise I would seriously consider it for DS2!

FuriousRox Thu 11-Oct-12 10:38:15

thanks v much for your feedback, everyone. It's true I'm probably overthinking the name shortening thing - you can't plan nicknames, can you! If I get a chance, I'll update you in a few days as to what we actually choose (probably be a girl, after all this faffing about)...

birdofthenorth Thu 11-Oct-12 07:29:02

I love Marlon. It's excellent. Aldous is cool, too. Samuel is lovely but a bit dull (sorry all!). Lucas is nice but having a popularity moment right now.

HolyAutumnGoldBatman Thu 11-Oct-12 02:14:10

Aldous - nice, (it makes me think of Russell Brand because of that film, but that's probably just me)
Lucas - really nice
Samuel - love
Marlon - quite sweet, but makes me think of Emmerdale

schplappo Thu 11-Oct-12 02:07:00

Aldous is a great name; very strong. He could be Al for short couldn't he? Isn't Aldo - or something like it - a supermarket?

squoosh Wed 10-Oct-12 20:46:02


wigwamzam Wed 10-Oct-12 20:44:37

I have a Lucas, he never gets called Luke smile

YouMayLogOut Wed 10-Oct-12 15:50:18

Samuel is very nice. Or how about Samson, Saul, Silas?

Aldous is fine and I wouldn't have thought of Aldi. Marlon is too "Brando" and Lucas a bit wet.

bigbluebump Wed 10-Oct-12 13:58:51

Aldous is a fab name! Classic, manly and not overused.

I'm not that keen on Lukas/Luke or Marlon, sorry.

JennaMoroney Wed 10-Oct-12 12:55:54

marlon makes me thnk of a clown or a children's entertainer

Gwennan Wed 10-Oct-12 12:31:01

Luke is not an inevitable nickname for Lucas.

Usually nicknames are only inevitable when the given name is long, for instance: Josie for Josephine or Alex for Alexander. He may be called Luke but I wouldn't expect it to be a daily occurrence. Lucas isn't exactly difficult to say, is it?

Aldous is fine by itself.

I don't like Marlon (Emmerdale?) but I like Samuel.

I would choose:
Aldous if you're feeling adventurous
Lucas if you're feeling on trend
Samuel if you want a classic
Marlon if you want something a bit wacky

hellokitty123 Wed 10-Oct-12 12:13:17

Aldous is great. If you have to shorten, how about Aldo - that would be cute! But agree that Aldous sounds great as it is.

Marlon is nice too.

Samuel/Sam and Lucas/Luke are quite widely used and a little dull in comparison.

sonnieboo Wed 10-Oct-12 12:07:46

Love the name Aldous!! Why would you NEED to shorten it? Aldous rolls off the tongue easily.

Not keen on Luke or Lucas, sorry.

FuriousRox Wed 10-Oct-12 12:05:16

Baby due in 10 days. Girls name picked ages ago. Boys name - nnnnnightmare! help me.

I like Aldous - but what would it get shortened to? Aldo? Aldi?? Ally?
DH likes Lucas - but I don't massively like the surely inevitable Luke as a nn.

We've also been considering Samuel, and Marlon (which is a bit of an odd one but has been growing on me lately!).

Can you tell we're quite confused? We go round and round and don't get anywhere. Thoughts? Opinions?

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