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Prettyinbeige Mon 02-Jun-14 17:36:44

My sister is about to have a boy, they have narrowed it down to 2 names but the favourite is Adam.
I like the name.
We were looking for a few opinions on Adam?

DramaAlpaca Mon 02-Jun-14 17:40:27

I like it a lot. It's a nice, neat, short name that isn't too popular at the moment. I like boys' names that can't be shortened & Adam fits the bill.

maggiethemagpie Mon 02-Jun-14 20:39:04

Love it! It's my son's middle name. When pregnant with DD, I was hoping she would be a girl because I would have wanted to call a boy that, but had already used it up with DS's name

skinmysunshine Mon 02-Jun-14 20:51:36

I don't love it but don't dislike it. Like the fact that it isn't too popular.

LLJ4 Mon 02-Jun-14 20:52:42

I have one. It attracts only positive comments. Strong, classic, familiar, multicultural, but not particularly common despite its statistical frequency.

My one niggle about it - and this is very trivial blush - is that it has a schwa in it. That is, a syllable without a proper vowel. Children's names get elongated often, for example when you call for them up the stairs or across a playground. They particularly get elongated by other children.

I hatehatehate it when he gets called Aderm (Aaaaadeeeerm). My other DC do not have any schwa syllables at all, on purpose.

Yes - lovely name. Sounds and looks good; easy to spell; nice and classic. I like!

CPtart Mon 02-Jun-14 20:54:05

I have one, and after 11 years it is still my favourite boys name. Timeless, classless, rarely shortened. Love it.

ThingsThatShine Mon 02-Jun-14 20:55:01

Really nice

Bowlersarm Mon 02-Jun-14 20:58:21

I like it.

Only1scoop Mon 02-Jun-14 20:59:10

Like it

deadwitchproject Mon 02-Jun-14 21:28:20

I think it's a lovely name.

youmakemydreams Mon 02-Jun-14 21:32:19

I have one. Get lots of compliments on it I can manage to shorten it though but it's only me that does it. grin

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 02-Jun-14 21:37:53

Can't go wrong really.

It is a shame I dated an Adam once (for quite some time) and so can never use it.

Not least because he is one of two I've ever met.

evertonmint Mon 02-Jun-14 21:41:13

I love it. Would happily use it but DH hates it. So I guess we're 50:50!

DessieLou Mon 02-Jun-14 22:08:13

I love it! A good strong classic name.

Choccyhobnob Tue 03-Jun-14 11:19:48

It's my DH's name, I love it and although he says he hates his name (and has about 3 friends with the same name) I would def push to use it as a middle name if we have a DS any time soon!

squoosh Tue 03-Jun-14 11:33:38

I like it. The most swoonsome man I have ever met was called Adam so now it's a 'handsome' name to me.

capercaillie Tue 03-Jun-14 11:35:41

I like. It was considered as a name for DS one DH wasn't as keen. It's a classic name but not too popular.

Kantha Tue 03-Jun-14 15:59:53

Good name. Friends' son. Is called this. Frequently called 'Ads' by his family. Turns out it can be shortened!

youmakemydreams Tue 03-Jun-14 16:26:16

Yeah I use Ads a lot. Friends also call him Adamski grin

Perspective21 Tue 03-Jun-14 16:39:45

This caught my eye and popped on to say DH is Adam, we're 40 somethings.

I call him Adam but he also gets called: Ads, Adamski, Addduuum and even Ad. Even a short name can be turned into something else!!

AngelsInWinter Tue 03-Jun-14 21:01:10

Yes, I've got an Adam. Like it a lot as its not really used now, but I had lots of friends called Adam (left school in 2007).

Also he was my "first man", as in, I hadn't had a son yet! Cheesy, I know.

also I loved the film Saw and there was a doctor called Adam on it

Fatmanbuttsam Tue 03-Jun-14 21:05:23

I have an Adam.....he was the first grandson :-) I still love his name but it does get shortened/played with

Rhubarbgarden Tue 03-Jun-14 23:07:02

Love it. Was on my shortlist for ds.

FreckledLeopard Tue 03-Jun-14 23:13:59

I think it's really dull. Sorry.

Admittedly I do only like very off the wall boys' names though (Heathcote, Balthazar etc).

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