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what do you think about Abraham?

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ZingSweetCoconut Sun 23-Mar-14 18:48:15

currently 5 months pg with #7.

if it's a girl we have a name combo sorted

if it's a boy we think Abraham would be nice and go with the names of our existing children who all have Biblical names.

so, yay or nay? smile

Number SEVEN?! Wow!

Love Abraham, and Bram is a wonderful nn, so a huge YAY from me.

bakingtins Sun 23-Mar-14 18:53:34

I think yay if a strong biblical connection is a positive. Only ever come across one, his brother is Solomon.

I also like Joel, Isaac, Matthew, Jonathan...

ZingSweetCoconut Sun 23-Mar-14 18:54:25


I like Abe (or when newborn Abey Babygrin )

RabbitPies Sun 23-Mar-14 18:55:09

A definite nay. It's a very unattractive name.

DramaAlpaca Sun 23-Mar-14 18:55:36

Not keen on Abraham, but Abe is very cool.

I know an Abe - he's just Abe, not Abraham.

ZingSweetCoconut Sun 23-Mar-14 18:55:39

our other children are Joshua, Samuel, Michael, Noah, Isaac and Elizabeth

RabbitPies Sun 23-Mar-14 18:57:44

Your other children's names are lovely,much nicer than Abraham.

ZingSweetCoconut Sun 23-Mar-14 18:58:00

We'd register Abraham.

so hard to find a boy's name, they have lots of cousins with the same surname and so loads of names are out of question.

ZingSweetCoconut Sun 23-Mar-14 18:58:49

our other idea so far is Zebedee.

bakingtins Sun 23-Mar-14 19:00:33

Not Zebedee, too Magic Roundabout!

How about Reuben or Benjamin?

RabbitPies Sun 23-Mar-14 19:01:03

Well Abraham is much nicer than Zebedee,but then anything would be.

Abraham doesn't see to work with the other names. It's a little too out there,though I realise they're all biblical names.

lilystem Sun 23-Mar-14 19:01:09

Is he likely to ever join young farmers? I love the name but there's a drinking song called ' father Abraham' that he would definitely be subject to at every party in his teenage years in our circle of friends!

barnet Sun 23-Mar-14 19:02:37

Abraham is lovely. Also Solomon.

ZingSweetCoconut Sun 23-Mar-14 19:05:42

What's the drinking game?grin

we do know a children's Bible song "Father Abraham, had many sons....", which is fine.

behindthetimes Sun 23-Mar-14 19:06:12

A lovely strong name.

puppadompreach Sun 23-Mar-14 19:07:54

What about Adam? Zachariah?

ZingSweetCoconut Sun 23-Mar-14 19:09:50

Don't like Adam

Isaac and Zachary/Zacharia are just too similar for me

ZingSweetCoconut Sun 23-Mar-14 19:10:40

as in when pronounced, both have "Zac" sound

puppadompreach Sun 23-Mar-14 19:16:34

Oh yes, didn't think of that!

Dinosaursareextinct Sun 23-Mar-14 19:16:52

It sounds very Jewish. I appreciate that other names may sound Jewish too, but this one even more so? Of course that may be what you want.

puppadompreach Sun 23-Mar-14 19:17:18


HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs Sun 23-Mar-14 19:22:50

What about Josiah? Or David? Abraham sounds like a very serious name to me. Couldn't imagine it for a baby. Elijah maybe?

lilystem Sun 23-Mar-14 19:24:45

I can't actually remember it all but it involved standing on chairs in pubs singing
"father Abraham, seven sons he had,
Seven sons he had father Abraham,
They never laughed (everyone laughs)
They never cried (everyone cries)
All they did was go like this
With the right arm (drink)

Repeat with the left arm, right leg, left leg,

Finish with a hooar

Shirts off

Pants off

Ends in drunk nakedness.

Slightly more risqué than the Sunday school version!!

I do like the name though.

anewdispensation Sun 23-Mar-14 19:27:52

What about Daniel?

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