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Toby, Angus (Gus), Micah ... What do you think?

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Ttcnumero3 Wed 13-Mar-13 23:38:38

It's hard going choosing names when your friends and family have so many children and hence names already used! Tonight dh and I came up with3 names that both if us would 'consider' lol! What do you think of them? Middle name would be James .

Nicknamegrief Thu 14-Mar-13 20:34:14

Who is Micah Richards, am I going to be upset that people may think I named my child after him?

forgetmenots Thu 14-Mar-13 20:34:16

Shame, I like Jonas too (but I'm in Scotland with no Scandinavian heritage so it was a no no from my DH too!)

Nicknamegrief Thu 14-Mar-13 20:35:47

Have answered my own question, thank you google.

Eskino Thu 14-Mar-13 20:36:46

I know a grown up Micah who is female! I assumed it was a girls name til recently. I kind of like it for a boy, it does sound very Old Testament.

I love Toby too. But don't like Tobias. Angus just makes me think of 'Anger' so its out for me.

Ttcnumero3 Thu 14-Mar-13 20:40:48

Hadn't heard of Micah Richards either...

Mandytm Thu 14-Mar-13 20:51:31

Micah is quite popular in The Netherlands. I have the Dutch female version Mieke (mee-ka) on my potential name list for mine if its a girl.

I do like Micah for a boy. I think it's good to have a first and second name with different number of syllables to each other as it rolls better.

ZolaBuddleia Thu 14-Mar-13 21:04:21

I suggest Judah on all MN names threads so will have another go here! grin

TenthMuse Thu 14-Mar-13 21:05:01

Love Toby - would use Tobias personally, but just Toby's fine. Also like Angus - Gus is a great nickname. Not such a fan of Micah.

Rhubarbgarden Thu 14-Mar-13 22:22:47

I have a Gus so I'm biased. Toby is also nice and perfectly ok on a birth certificate as it stands. I dislike Micah.

forgetmenots Fri 15-Mar-13 08:35:31

Rhubarb is your DS Gus on his bc? Or Angus/Fergus etc? Keen to know what people have made of the name!

baskingseals Fri 15-Mar-13 10:19:48

what about Jude? don't know if it is Old Testament though.

like Rhubarbgarden i have an Angus, always known as Gus. his name was SUCH a compromise, i wanted to call him Gabriel and thought dh would eventually give in. obviously he didn't.

i also liked Christian with the nn Kit, but again dh vetoed that one.

love Micah. What about Nico?

forgetmenots Fri 15-Mar-13 10:47:36

Thanks baskingseals. Love Gabriel but prefer Angus, hope you feel it suits your DS! smile

Like Jude too!

Ttcnumero3 Fri 15-Mar-13 12:25:48

I keep revisiting Jude thinking that I should like it. Just can't bring myself to though. Final nail in the coffin when I looked it up last week and meaning was 'a woman from Judah'.!

baskingseals Fri 15-Mar-13 16:42:08

forgetmenots - it does suit him. he's quite manly. he is Angus on the bc. i have only had positive comments about his name, but like another poster said - people aren't going to be mean about your dc's name once you have named them.

tbh i still prefer Gabriel. actually i have issues over ALL 3 of my dcs' names.

birdofthenorth Fri 15-Mar-13 19:06:27

Like all of them (unhelpful!) but love Angus.

Rhubarbgarden Sat 16-Mar-13 07:39:31

My Gus is just Gus. I like it as a standalone name. Also he's half Dutch and in Holland it is a name as it is, albeit spelt Guus.

forgetmenots Sat 16-Mar-13 10:16:15

Ah I see rhubarb! I love Gus too and that's nice with the Dutch connection smile
Basking - that's why I'm not talking about names in real life! Too afraid!

Sorry for hijacking, thanks for the response!

MonsterScout Sat 16-Mar-13 15:36:06

I love Micah. Its very popular in the US.

Toby is cute.

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