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Almost named our 4 day old boy - need opinions!

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SlouchingPanda Thu 25-Jul-13 10:41:26

So, Junior Panda almost has a name... DH prefers one, I prefer another. It's DEADLOCK - we need your help!

1. Aubin Laurence Stephen [2 syllable surname starting with A]
2. Felix Laurence Stephen [same surname]
3. They're both hideous
4. Either is good

Stephen as you might guess is a non-negotiable family name. I won't say who prefers which but would love to hear your thoughts.

WhatNo Thu 25-Jul-13 10:42:38

Felix is great.

gymboywalton Thu 25-Jul-13 10:43:11



laurence is fab-especially with laurie as a shortening.
stephen is nice.

felix is ...a cat
aubin is just vile

Woopdedo Thu 25-Jul-13 10:45:11

Totally agree with gymboy, sorry

capercaillie Thu 25-Jul-13 10:45:42


Laurence is nice though. And Laurie is lovely.

Out of Felix and Aubin, then Felix is definitely better but not my cup of tea

Teamjavert Thu 25-Jul-13 10:46:43

Definitely Felix.

amessagetoyouYoni Thu 25-Jul-13 10:47:25

Laurence is nice.

I dont like Felix but it is vastly preferable to the, frankly, ODD Aubin.


nurseneedshelp Thu 25-Jul-13 10:47:39

I just keep thinking of the poor Stephen Lawrence :-(

WhatNo Thu 25-Jul-13 10:48:20

Gym bob - I'm sort of with you on the cat thing. I was the same until someone we know had a Felix. Now it's just his name and I never think of cats!
(Sorry - Don't like Aubin)

WhatNo Thu 25-Jul-13 10:49:12

Gymbob not boy

Sunnysummer Thu 25-Jul-13 10:49:40

Not 1. Aubin is odd.

Onesleeptillwembley Thu 25-Jul-13 10:49:46

Felix is a cat, absolutely not to my taste, but infinitely preferable to Aubin. Aubin really is bad.

WhatNo Thu 25-Jul-13 10:49:49

Arghh - I give up (slinks off)

MrsBungle Thu 25-Jul-13 10:51:23

Felix is preferable to aubin but not really my cup of tea.

absentmindeddooooodles Thu 25-Jul-13 10:51:32

Felix. Also like Laurie do you have any other options if you are struggling with these two?

Allalonenow Thu 25-Jul-13 10:51:36


gymboywalton Thu 25-Jul-13 10:52:02

500internalerror Thu 25-Jul-13 10:54:34

I really like Aubin. But its a bit of a mouthful with 2 long middle names. Actually, its those names I dont like! But I'm assuming they are family names.

Flibbedyjibbet Thu 25-Jul-13 10:55:18

3 sorry, have we ruined your day? So sorry

showtunesgirl Thu 25-Jul-13 10:57:25


Aubin, he WILL get called Oddbin at some point by people that mishear his name.

I'm also another one that thinks of Stephen Lawrence. sad

Felix = cat.

SixPackWellies Thu 25-Jul-13 10:58:31

How do you pronounce Aubin?

Is it like Oban or Auburn?

I like the latter.

squoosh Thu 25-Jul-13 11:01:08

3 from me too sorry.

Aubin is a bit lumpy and odd sounding.

Felix is wet and babyish.

But yes, Laurence is nice, so not all bad!

FromageFrog Thu 25-Jul-13 11:02:24


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tabulahrasa Thu 25-Jul-13 11:04:13

I'm not massively keen on Felix but I don't hate it.

Aubin is making me go confused Does it sound like Robin with a missing r? Now I'm repeating it in different ways with different stresses in my head and it's even odder, lol.

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