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nello Mon 17-Feb-14 17:02:19

What do you think about Samson? DH has just put it forward. We are not religious.

99redbafoons Mon 17-Feb-14 17:04:47

Awful. Sorry!

RedJeans Mon 17-Feb-14 17:06:30

I really like it!

Whereisegg Mon 17-Feb-14 17:10:06

Love it!

nello Mon 17-Feb-14 17:10:27

Great responses - I can't decide if it is awful, or really quite lovely! Very different from the other names I like - Edwin, Henry...

DD is Rose.

If you don't like, I'm welcoming other name suggestions!

JackAubrey Mon 17-Feb-14 17:11:43

LOVE it. I knew one when I was a teenager, and everyone called him Sam, but it was a cool twist. My fear would be that he'd be a bit little and weedy though. If your DH is a big bruiser of a bloke, I'd say go for it...

nello Mon 17-Feb-14 17:12:22

Those who like it, how would you categorise Samson...what other names would it sit beside? I am trying to visualize a Samson!!

FreckledLeopard Mon 17-Feb-14 17:12:54

Makes me think of Delilah, sorry. Don't like it at all.

meringuesnowflakes33 Mon 17-Feb-14 17:13:13

Love it. Hope he has long hair smile

squoosh Mon 17-Feb-14 17:16:16

I like it.

squoosh Mon 17-Feb-14 17:16:44

Edwin is dreadful though. Such a mean name.

nello Mon 17-Feb-14 17:18:22

Lol!!! that is what my DH said about Edwin!!!

nello Mon 17-Feb-14 17:19:18

But what kind of child do you imagine a Samson to be?!! (I know this is a ridiculous question - but trying to work out if Samson fits our family!!)

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Mon 17-Feb-14 17:20:07

Dreadful, sorry. Don't like Edwin either though, or Henry.

How about:

HowAboutNo Mon 17-Feb-14 17:21:29

It's kind of cool, though does sound like Samsung in my head. However - people get over that kind of thing, and once that's the name of your DC, then that's it and no one thinks about it twice!

nello Mon 17-Feb-14 17:23:30

Sorry Remus none of those names are for me. I have a million and one girls names that I like, but this one coming is a boy. We are struggling to say the least!

ScentedScandal Mon 17-Feb-14 17:24:03

I think Samson could be a headache to live up to and could potentially be a source of teasing.

WheresMyCow Mon 17-Feb-14 17:27:06

Sorry, it's a great name but I have a cat called Samson grin

Well, technically he's a Sampson after the cat in the Graham Oakley Church Mice books (even though he's all black and not ginger) but we still prounounce it the same

girliefriend Mon 17-Feb-14 17:29:26

I like it, would get shortened to Sam I guess so teasing shouldn't be an issue, Samuel is more mainstream grin

Seminyak Mon 17-Feb-14 17:32:33

Aw, I love it!! But I don't like the nn Sam, and I don't know the Bible story.

littleredsquirrel Mon 17-Feb-14 17:35:06

It will get shortened to Sam so it isn't a major problem if the name is unusual. Sam is quite common. I agree though it would be very unfortunate if your DS turns out to be small. Only consider it if your DH is big.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Mon 17-Feb-14 17:35:57

Which girls' names do you like?

invicta Mon 17-Feb-14 17:37:43

I know a 14 year old Samson, who gets called Sam in a non religious family.

BalloonSlayer Mon 17-Feb-14 17:39:06

Well it's nice but I am giggling at the thought of what if I had called either of my DSes Samson, they are both candidates for Mr Puniverse and would have had the piss ripped out of them good and proper by all and sundry.

If you think your DS has a chance of being built like a rugby player, then go for it.

BikeRunSki Mon 17-Feb-14 17:40:44

It's a great name. DS is officially Samuel, but the MWes in hospital nn'ed him Samson because he was so strong (but poorly) and it stuck. He is called Samson more often than Samuel, although usually Sam.

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