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Malachi, Ezekiel, Gideon or Fergus?

(52 Posts)
ellesabe Mon 22-Oct-12 20:19:07

Dh and I are going round and round in circles with boys names angry

From my enormous shortlist, these are the only four that dh deems 'acceptable' so what do you think? Middle name will be George or Henry.

Please be kind, I'm 36+6 and starting to panic!

MrsRhettButler Mon 22-Oct-12 20:21:43

Malachi is the nicest there imo but there are thousands of them at the minute if that bothers you.

Ezekial is next nicest smile

StrawberryMojito Mon 22-Oct-12 20:23:17

Fergus is by far the best out of those names.

RTchoke Mon 22-Oct-12 20:28:18

Arf at there being 1000s of Malachis, it's hardly the next Oliver.

I like Malachi & Ezekiel but wouldn't be brave enough to use them.

Gideon reminds me of George Osborne (it's his real name but he hated it and changed to George). That political association puts me off.

Not sure what I think of Fergus. Would the nn be Fergie or Gus?

eBook Mon 22-Oct-12 20:28:20

In order of preference

Ezekiel - lovely strong Biblical name. Zeke would be a great nickname too
Malachi - like
Gideon - rather harsh
Fergus - don't like

Ezekiel Henry or Malachi George would be great!

drjohnsonscat Mon 22-Oct-12 20:33:35

I like them all but Malachi is unusual where I am (London) and my colleague recently had a meeting with one and thought it was pronounced Marlarkey! So be prepared to explain it to Londoners!

RillaBlythe Mon 22-Oct-12 20:36:08

Fergus or Gideon are the best IMO.

xkcdfangirl Mon 22-Oct-12 20:42:31

Fergus would be my number one from that list.

Malachi and Ezekiel both just scream "we want to have a biblical name but we want an UNUSUAL one so it makes us sound INTERESTING because we are DESPERATE for you to not think we are BORING"

Gideon just sounds too posh as per Gideon Osbourne the worst Chancellor of the Exchequer in living memory.

Fergus is cool. I know a couple of Ferguses and they are both lovely.

kez1212 Mon 22-Oct-12 20:49:24

I vote for Gideon. Malachi is becoming quite popular. Ezekiel just reminds me of Samuel L Jackson in Pulp Fiction (And you will know my name is the Lord...), not really the association to have with baby!
What are DH's choices?

Zwitterion Mon 22-Oct-12 20:51:04

Fergus. But I'm biased.

howiwonder Mon 22-Oct-12 20:52:56

ha ha - another biased choice for fergus here too...

ruby22 Mon 22-Oct-12 20:55:58

Malachi, Ezekiel and Gideon- they all just sound like you're trying to hard!

Fergus is ok, best of the bunch imo

camgirl Mon 22-Oct-12 20:57:37

Fergus here too!

shoobidoo Mon 22-Oct-12 21:03:09

Gideon is lovely, as is Fergus.

MoelFammau Mon 22-Oct-12 21:16:42

I love Malachi. I think of the little lad from Angelas Ashes.

cece Mon 22-Oct-12 21:21:33

Ezekiel - bit too out there for me.
Malachi - ditto
Gideon - Bibles
Fergus - tractors

Not keen on any of them tbh, although I love George and Henry. smile

TheMightyMojoceratops Mon 22-Oct-12 21:26:37

Mal and Zeke would be preferable to Gid and Ferg, for me.

Piemistress Mon 22-Oct-12 21:31:52

Fergus, DS would have been Fergus but DPs surname begins with F and really didn't go. Boo. If you like Malachi what about Lachlann?

Clary Mon 22-Oct-12 21:34:46

Of the four you list, the only one I would personally use is Fergus.

Gussie a nice nickname too.

I know one Malachi and one only and have never met an Ezekial or Gideon of any age. This is not a great surprise to me.

(btw I also like George and Henry better!)

nahla321 Mon 22-Oct-12 21:50:08

Malachi or Ezekiel definetly. I personally would use Ezekiel (I love that name!) and shorten it to Zeke smile

Panzee Mon 22-Oct-12 21:51:56

One of those is my comedy bump name.

troubador Mon 22-Oct-12 21:54:20

Fergus! I know a gorgeous one. But, all bias from that aside I also think it's a really cool name.

cupcake19992110436247 Mon 22-Oct-12 22:05:07

Gideon and furgus xxx

Sossiges Mon 22-Oct-12 22:10:54

Malachi (I know one, he's lovely)

Gideon/Ezekiel - cruel

mayanna123 Mon 22-Oct-12 22:18:53

Ezekiel is a great biblical name with a lovely meaning - no idea why Sossiges finds it cruel confused.

I also like Gideon and Fergus but don't like Malachi (mal means bad, so not a great nickname, sorry).

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