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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

HeartsTrumpDiamonds Sun 23-Mar-14 19:31:39

I'm sorry I still can't get past NUMBER SEVEN.

I mean Zing honey I knew you had a large brood but how on earth do you manage to MN so much??

Vair impressed grin

RiverTam Sun 23-Mar-14 19:32:13


not all that keen on Abraham or Abe, sorry.

Dinosaursareextinct Sun 23-Mar-14 19:34:31

Elijah is a very high up prophet. A bit presumptuous? I also don't think he'd live it down.

BrunoBrookesDinedAlone Sun 23-Mar-14 19:36:28

It's nice! Def prefer Bram to Abe.

How about Jonathan?

ZingSweetCoconut Sun 23-Mar-14 19:39:44

as I said we have lots of nephews with great names that we had to eliminate and I'm not looking for other suggestions at the moment.
sorry if that sounds rude, trust me it's a nightmare!

I just want a feel for Abraham.


Don't like Abe, and, sorry, but Zebedee sounds like a joke name to me.

Your other dc have lovely names and Abraham (not Abe though!) goes really well with them. Adam would too, but you don't like that, no?

Luke would be lovely too.
Or Asher, or Barnabas.

I absolutely love those three. ^^

I also like:
Simeon or Simon

Crossed posts - but I have given some lovely suggestions! grin

DavidHarewoodsFloozy Sun 23-Mar-14 19:41:48

I love Abe, the one in our family got called Bam Bam!
Asa is great name too.

ZingSweetCoconut Sun 23-Mar-14 19:44:44

oh, love the drinking song lil!

BrunoBrookesDinedAlone Sun 23-Mar-14 19:50:52

Oh Barnabas is fab. Barney!

Pregnantberry Sun 23-Mar-14 19:53:38


I like Abraham, not Zebedee though sorry! I would assume it was a pet name if I saw someone calling their DS Zebedee.

ZingSweetCoconut Sun 23-Mar-14 20:01:19

DD would've been Elijah - but as she is Elizabeth we don't want another E initial

so anything starting with J, S, M, N, I, E are out, plus a few more we can't have/won't have or clash with our surname.
or names we don't like
or have already used as second names

we have nephews called Barnabas, Daniel etc already.

sorry, but suggestions are just not helpful right now.
(I hope that doesn't make me sound like a dick)

I'm not sure about Abraham.
we might just have to call it Baby. or Kidconfused

Dinosaursareextinct Sun 23-Mar-14 20:03:12

Some of these names are extremely "brave". I hope your children are the popular type!

HeartsTrumpDiamonds Sun 23-Mar-14 20:05:06

I think Abe is very nice. Obviously not a big deal, but I would assume an Abraham was Jewish (we live in a very Jewish area so I might be influenced by that).

Clargo55 Sun 23-Mar-14 20:10:17

I think it's lovely and really like Abe. DH vetoed it from our list hmm

summerlovingliz Sun 23-Mar-14 20:14:49

Sorry don't like it at all

Pregnantberry Sun 23-Mar-14 20:22:10


Adam, Aaron, Cain, Caleb, Levi, Phineas (Phinehas), Nathan?

Pregnantberry Sun 23-Mar-14 20:25:31

"sorry, but suggestions are just not helpful right now"

Sorry, got carried away without reading your full post. I like name suggesting. grin

Caitlyn2014 Sun 23-Mar-14 20:26:55


ZingSweetCoconut Sun 23-Mar-14 20:28:26


I'd just hate to be going:

Adam - don't like it
Aaron - DS2's middle name already
Cain - no way, he murdered his brother!
Caleb - nope, it means dog
P initials - clash with our surname

but thanks!

Cain is dreadful, imvho. So many lovely names on this thread though (except Zebedee!). smile

Bumpsadaisie Sun 23-Mar-14 20:32:07

Love it. My DSs middle name.

hunreeeal Sun 23-Mar-14 20:38:33

I love Zebedee! It's a fantastic name (and The Magic Roundabout isn't on TV these days anyway).

quietlysuggests Sun 23-Mar-14 21:06:41

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ZingSweetCoconut Sun 23-Mar-14 21:35:55

Thanks for all posts.

nice to see some of you think it's an acceptable/great name - it makes me feel good about it!

I do wish we had called them days if the week or colours of the rainbow! grin grin

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