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Beckett or Bennett?

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TotallyPaninied Sat 07-Sep-13 10:31:13

For a boy? Or similar alternatives?

Northumberlandlass Wed 11-Sep-13 11:47:35

I'm not keen on either. Sorry.
Surnamey boys names I do like (and know)

Littlecherublegs Wed 11-Sep-13 11:43:20

Beckett out of the two, Beck is quite cool!

Also like Benedict and Bram which have been mentioned.

If you like surnamey names how about:

squoosh Tue 10-Sep-13 14:13:59

I love Bram as suggested above, such a cool name.

TheContrastofWhiteonWhite Tue 10-Sep-13 14:10:39

Not keen on either I'm afraid. Though if I recall correctly Stella McCartney has a Beckett. I think it's marginally better than Bennett, which I think will sound awful in a lot of accents - sort of Ben-it.

What do you think is similar? Are you after a B sound, or a surname name for example?

moominleigh94 Tue 10-Sep-13 14:07:16

I actually really like Beckett, makes me think of Carson Beckett off Stargate grin I don't think there's too much wrong with a surname as a first name if it's what you like!

PeacockPlumage Sun 08-Sep-13 08:00:58

Neither, sorry. I like Benedict though.

bananamummy Sun 08-Sep-13 07:46:40


PoppyWearer Sun 08-Sep-13 07:33:56

I like Beckett.

mathanxiety Sun 08-Sep-13 05:15:04

might be alternatives. Benedict is a viable alternative too imo.

I can't choose between Beckett and Bennett - they seem a bit random as names unless there is a family connection.

Lottiedoubtie Sat 07-Sep-13 22:05:14

Alan and Samuel, immediately spring to mind grin

Seriously though I can't fathom your logic OP if Benedict is too pretentious, why do you think those choices are any better?

JamieandtheMagicTorch Sat 07-Sep-13 21:57:20

It sounds like you want something modern-sounding but a bit different

What about:


JamieandtheMagicTorch Sat 07-Sep-13 21:54:35

Sorry, I also don't like surnames-as-first-names

Benedict is slightly "posher", and I also am wary of those kind of names. But it's much much better than Bennett etc

I will think of some alternatives

YoureAllABunchOfBastards Sat 07-Sep-13 21:22:25

Much prefer Beckett, with Beck as a short version.

TotallyPaninied Sat 07-Sep-13 21:12:03

Squoosh that is exactly how I feel about it!!!

squoosh Sat 07-Sep-13 21:10:21

I do like it though!

squoosh Sat 07-Sep-13 21:10:03

In some circles Benedict would definitely be considered 'pretentious', It's not quite a mainstream name just yet is it? It makes me think of an elderly, academic monk.

How on earth is Benedict pretentious? It's lovely.

TotallyPaninied Sat 07-Sep-13 21:03:24

I do like benedict but I also think it's pretentious which is why I moved towards Bennett. I love the name Beck but I thought it needed to be longer- to try not to sound like a dog's name? I think I have issues :D

Stat Sat 07-Sep-13 20:17:00

Out of the two, Bennett.

Although I prefer Beck as a name on its own.

How about another Ben- name?


Bearandcub Sat 07-Sep-13 16:19:11


Saffyz Sat 07-Sep-13 16:18:00

Benedict is a great suggestion. Not keen on Beckett or Bennett, as they're too surnamey.

Neither. I think that they are awful, sorry.

Bramwell? / Bram?
Bartholomew? / Bartie?
Blane? I don't like it but better than Beckett and Bennett, maybe?
Blake? Ditto.
Bradley? Brandon? These have a bit of a 'lovable rogue' reputation but at least they are names.

bridgetsmum Sat 07-Sep-13 15:23:13

Neither, they are surnames.

LazyFaire Sat 07-Sep-13 15:18:22

Beckett - Castle addict here though. And she's the female lead grin.

Would you be shortening them? Becks or Becky? Benny for Bennett?

Leeds2 Sat 07-Sep-13 14:43:20

I wouldn't choose either, tbh.

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