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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.

SanityClause Fri 26-Jul-13 08:02:22

DS would've been Felix, except it was too "matchy" with DD2's name

AmandaPandtheTantrumofDoom Fri 26-Jul-13 07:48:00

I think they are both nice. Never heard of Aubin before, but it's growing on me.

I love Laurence. I know a little Laurie (birth certificate name Laurence) and I think that's a great name.

Enjoy the little one.

Tickledyellow Fri 26-Jul-13 07:42:07

Go for Laurence! Gorgeous name x

SlouchingPanda Fri 26-Jul-13 04:42:18

Thank you to everyone who replied, yes, even those who voted for 3!

I'm really glad I started this thread. It has certainly confirmed that we all have very differing opinions on names and what is important (do initials matter? Brand names? Is Aubrey unisex?! Are alliterative names a big no and thus did I marry the wrong man!? grin). As one PP said, it would be really boring if we all liked the same names.

I think the best advice was to go for the one we love, and we will. I'm not going to come back to say what we choose in the end (still in negotiation) as I don't want negative comments after we've picked IYSWIM.

Thanks again flowers

Flowers? On a baby name thread? Must be the hormones <runs>

ChippingInHopHopHop Thu 25-Jul-13 23:40:17

Yes - you have 6 weeks, use it wisely grin

I'm another 3. Sorry. (and that includes Bart & Gab)

mummylin2495 Thu 25-Jul-13 23:39:36

Ooh my first boyfriend was called Felix he was Swiss and nicknamed Fewx ! Lovely name

XBenedict Thu 25-Jul-13 23:37:45

I prefer the first one, I know quite a few Felix's now.

FingersCrossedLegsNot Thu 25-Jul-13 23:35:43

Love Felix

BlueStarsAtNight Thu 25-Jul-13 22:51:35

I don't particularly like either of your top 2, but if pushed I'd go Felix as I really don't like Aubin.

Love Gabriel though, go for that!

Andanotherthing123 Thu 25-Jul-13 21:53:31

I love the name Felix, it's easy to say, there won't be three in his class at school and for those who think cats, I know a Felix and it's defo not something I EVER associate with him. I like Aubin, but don't know how to say it.

ems1910 Thu 25-Jul-13 21:34:30

Just caught up on the rest of the thread lol.

Gabriel is lovely smile
It is interesting to get opinions but please go with what you love!

ems1910 Thu 25-Jul-13 21:29:46

I'm pronouncing it Or-bin?

Either way it's 3 here too although Felix if I had to choose

CPtart Thu 25-Jul-13 20:25:00

But love Laurence as a first name.

FetaCheeny Thu 25-Jul-13 20:22:06

I've never heard Aubin but quite like it! smile
Not as keen on Felix but it's not terrible. Don't like Laurence.

johnnycomelurky Thu 25-Jul-13 19:55:02

Oh and by funny I meant it's interesting how different people's tastes are.

johnnycomelurky Thu 25-Jul-13 19:53:34

People's preferences are very funny. I like Felix quite a lot and think Aubin is interesting and would grow on me. But I REALLY dislike Laurence as a first name and think Laurie as a nn for it is terrible, so I clearly go against the grain on this thread.

SoftSheen Thu 25-Jul-13 19:44:14

Felix is great! smile

Playdoughcaterpillar Thu 25-Jul-13 19:43:56

Another 3 sorry!
Love Gabriel and Gabe as an abbreviation.
Felix is a bit wet IMHO and Aubin is just too unusual, I would hate to have a name that makes people go 'eh? How do you spell that?

ZolaBuddleia Thu 25-Jul-13 19:41:09

Not keen on Aubin, too like auburn.

Felix, not keen at all, sorry.

How about Anselm?

MorrisZapp Thu 25-Jul-13 19:36:38


youarewinning Thu 25-Jul-13 19:31:43

Love Gabriel. I also like Laurence and Stephen. Felix is my favourite of the original 2 but not overly keen on either personally.

What about Laurence Felix Stephen?

Badvoc Thu 25-Jul-13 19:23:28


formicadinosaur Thu 25-Jul-13 19:20:48

Laurence or Lawrence is Lovely

BungleGeorgeAndZippy Thu 25-Jul-13 18:18:59

I don't like either in its entirety. Felix is nice but not keen on the Laurence Stephen (too Stephen Laurence for me)

MagicBaguette Thu 25-Jul-13 18:04:12

I prefer Aubin.

Haven't actually heard it before, but I actually really like it! (My choices are normally very safe!)

I would perhaps prefer it as a middle name though - Laurence Aubin Stephen is my favourite combo.

Not a fan of Felix

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