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Frecklesandspecs Sat 19-Oct-13 09:26:01

our third child is due next week and we are still undecided.
Dh is of Nigerian origin so we have a Nigerian surname. His late father was named Gabriel and its growing on me.
We have 2 girls and this is our 1st boy.
is it too feminine?
who likes it ?

other favs are Benjamin and Arron.

Frecklesandspecs Sat 19-Oct-13 09:26:59

sorry for typos. being lazy!

NationMcKinley Sat 19-Oct-13 09:27:32

Love, love Gabriel. It's a beautiful name smile

MomentForLife Sat 19-Oct-13 09:28:47

I love it. Don't think it's girly, I've known several toddlers called Gabriel.

mikkii Sat 19-Oct-13 09:29:37

DS was nearly Gabriel. We decided to wait, DD1 is Gabriela. But that was our preference, not because we thought Gabriel was too feminine. DS is Valentino.

Frecklesandspecs Sat 19-Oct-13 09:30:42

Ty! Is it quite common now then? :-*
our daughters are Anna and Elisa

WinterCarlisle Sat 19-Oct-13 09:32:04

I don't know any and have DC at a Catholic school

JumpingJackSprat Sat 19-Oct-13 09:41:33

Is lovely I met a little curly haired toddler Gabriel the other day he was gorgeous. It's good for every stage of life as well.

Marrow Sat 19-Oct-13 09:55:03

I know an adult Gabriel that I have known since he was a toddler. His name has always suited him.

allbottledup Sat 19-Oct-13 10:14:35

I know an adult Gabriel and a baby Gabriel. Both known as Gabe. I love it.

BigWoooooo Sat 19-Oct-13 10:16:01

Love it! Never thought of it before, but I might put it pn my list, so thanks!

Frecklesandspecs Sat 19-Oct-13 11:17:19

:-) bigwoo
He Will defo have curly hair too!

Mim78 Sun 20-Oct-13 18:01:48

Love it! But cannot use it myself as dd is Gabriella!

AugustRose Sun 20-Oct-13 18:16:09

I love it too, DD2 would have been Gabriel if she'd been a boy.

Frecklesandspecs Sun 20-Oct-13 19:24:20

all thumbs up so far. think me and Dh are decided now! just hope the scan was correct and it is a boy!

everlong Sun 20-Oct-13 20:45:52

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everlong Sun 20-Oct-13 20:46:44

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FantasticDay Sun 20-Oct-13 20:48:15

I have a Gabriel. He's lovely!

Frecklesandspecs Sun 20-Oct-13 21:07:30

yes ever, I'm sure his family Will be very happy!
;-) fantastic! not biased are you?!

SpoonfulOfJam Mon 21-Oct-13 09:11:21

Gabriel and Gabriella are both on our list. It's so hard tho. Yesterday I didn't like either of them today I love them both. Was always indecisive but pregnancy has made it 10 times worse!

Frecklesandspecs Mon 21-Oct-13 10:25:36

I've found boys names much more difficult thanchosing a girls name for some reason....

CrispyFB Mon 21-Oct-13 10:28:43

There's a lot more of them in America than here in the UK. It sits quite comfortably in the not-hugely-unusual-but-you-don't-see-too-many category which is the category we aspire to for naming! Somewhere in the low 100s I think? Anyway I've only ever had very positive reactions to my 2.5 year old with many people saying how much they love the name.

TenthMuse Mon 21-Oct-13 11:16:23

Beautiful name, by no means too feminine - I say go for it!

squoosh Mon 21-Oct-13 11:22:41

I adore the name Gabriel.

BettyBi0 Mon 21-Oct-13 22:59:30

Gorgeous name and definitely on my short list if I ever have a boy.

I don't put Gabriel and Gabriella in the same box for some reason though.

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