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Running out of time and nothing is exciting me

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ALittleBitOfMagic Tue 16-Oct-12 21:14:54

Ds due in two weeks we have a shortlist but Dont really love any.

Jacob
Gabriel
Jonah
Roman
Evan
Noah

If I really have to pick from those I will probably go with Jacob but I'm not excited by it like I was with DDs name - shes a Phoebe .

MJandherdog Tue 16-Oct-12 21:18:47

I really like Jonah. Boys' names are so much harder than girls!

Good luck!

ALittleBitOfMagic Tue 16-Oct-12 21:25:22

Absolutely MJ if we were having a DD I could pick from about 10 names and be delighted to call her any of them !

But I just can't get excited about any boys names at all sad and I really don't want to settle for a name I'm actually starting to proper panic now ! sad

TheSandstoneCat Tue 16-Oct-12 21:32:51

Oh but you've got a lovely shortlist! Love Evan, Gabriel and Noah - have you considered Felix, Ned or Hal...........

MJandherdog Tue 16-Oct-12 21:34:56

You never know, when you meet him a name might just 'fit'...

What I like about Jonah is that it's a "proper" name (not faddy, surnamey, too American or too flouncy), it's traditional (not trendy), it's neither too popular nor too unusual to make people smirk, it's not too try-hard and it is great in full or as a nn (I like Joe, Jo-Jo).

Boys are a nuisance before they even get here!

I think I've talked myself into Jonah by the way...

BoyMeetsWorld Tue 16-Oct-12 21:37:33

Hmmm you've got a lot of my favourites on there already (LOVE Jonah & Gabriel).

How about...
Reuben
Tristan
Eli
Isadore
Abel
Aaron
Amos
Gideon

PedanticPanda Tue 16-Oct-12 21:37:36

I love Jonah and Noah. Personally I prefer boys names and think they're easier. It's girls names I struggle with!

AWomanCalledHorse Tue 16-Oct-12 21:38:05

I dismissed DS's name very early on in pregnancy.
2 weeks after he was born, we decided it was the right one for him.
Like MJ says, you might meet him & decide he's a Gabriel!

Only name on your list I'm not sure of is Roman (he'll have to have a strong nose for it! and it makes me think of Polanski).

BoyMeetsWorld Tue 16-Oct-12 21:38:55

I also love Japeth as a biblical alternative to Jacob

baskingseals Tue 16-Oct-12 23:08:20

lovely names. what about Jago?

eBook Tue 16-Oct-12 23:16:49

Felix
Samson
Elias
Joel
John
Gregory
Nathaniel
Nicholas
David
Alexander
Zachary
Edwin
Saul
Richard
Adam
Peter
Harrison
Daniel
Luke
Matthias

HolyAutumnGoldBatman Tue 16-Oct-12 23:25:47

Jacob - lovely, very high up on my list because I love Jacob and Jake, don't even mind Jakey/Jay/JJ
Gabriel - lovely
Jonah - lovely
Roman - not keen
Evan - ok, but not my favourite
Noah - lovely, but a bit popular now

I think I'd go with either Jacob or Jonah, love them both. I find boys names difficult because there are sonn many ones I love. I find girls names are much harder, I'm considering just calling any future girls DD1, DD2, DD3 etc.

GreyElephant Wed 17-Oct-12 09:29:17

DD1 has a friend called Phoebe, her brothers are called Guy and Nico (short for Nicolas) if that helps!

Gwennan Wed 17-Oct-12 10:56:14

Love all your choices although perhaps a little less keen on Jonah and Roman. Any of them would be a fine choice.

If you want some additional names to consider, this is a list of male siblings of Phoebes whose births were announced in the Telegraph. You may like some of their picks!

Loughlinn
Arthur
George
Joshua
James
Otto
Milo
Henry
Harry
Finn
Jamie
Charlie
Edward
Charles
Benjamin
Thomas
William
Archie
Jacob
Sam
Maximus
Oscar
Joe
Will
Benedict
Hugh
Max
Christopher
Bertie
Julius
Marcus
Tobias
Oliver
Theo
Casper
Barnaby
Hugo
Philip
Mylo
Hecter
Aloysius
Archibald
James
Lucas
Angus
Hamish
Callum
Frederick
Toby
Edmund
Rupert
Sebastian
Logan
Zachary

sassyandsixty Wed 17-Oct-12 12:46:49

Noticed someone recommended Hal. Please don't! My poor son spent his whole time spelling it out to people who couldn't hear what it was and if you ever end up in southeast Asia no one can say it. Though I still think it is a lovely name!

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