Help!! Difficult choice of boys names: Sean, Daniel or Balonz?

(369 Posts)
TheoGB Tue 30-Sep-14 17:20:18

Dear MNers. Hoping you might all be able to help us out as we’re having real difficulty agreeing a name for DS due soon. For DD, we went 'rare'. Weren’t sure we were quite ready to find some ultra-weird name, but equally there are millions of Kates, Elizabeths and so ons.

For DD though, we’re thinking a much more traditional name, perhaps inspired by close friends/family. What are MNers’ thoughts on either Sean, Daniel or Balonz? Many thanks in advance!

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ralinax294 Tue 30-Sep-14 17:21:07

I like Sean. smile

BunnyLebowski Tue 30-Sep-14 17:22:18

Balonz is too close to the French word ballons which is what DP and I call testicles. That would be a no grin .

Daniel is lovely.

Sean is ok but as an Irish person it's a bit dated to me.

Oldladyhip Tue 30-Sep-14 17:22:26



Strawdolly Tue 30-Sep-14 17:23:00


Hopelass Tue 30-Sep-14 17:23:05

I like Daniel best because that's my DS's name smile and it can be shortened easily if he wants.

DramaAlpaca Tue 30-Sep-14 22:20:24



mum9876 Tue 30-Sep-14 22:21:33

Of the 3, definitely Daniel.

MrsBungle Tue 30-Sep-14 22:21:50

Sean. Not balonz.

Rivercam Tue 30-Sep-14 22:23:11


clary Tue 30-Sep-14 22:46:42

Balonz?? I've heard many names (I am a teacher) but never that one.

Sean is fine, Daniel would be my pick of those three, it's a nice spellable name with appealing nicknames - Danny for a toddler and Dan when he's older.

littleluna89 Tue 30-Sep-14 22:48:21

I to am putting my weight behind Daniel

surprise Tue 30-Sep-14 22:58:41

Sean sounds like a trouble-maker's name to me. Daniel is ok.
Balonz - is it a Disney character?

Pico2 Tue 30-Sep-14 23:00:40


Did you make Balonz up or does it come from somewhere?

starfishmummy Tue 30-Sep-14 23:02:49

At least people should be able to pronounce it. Wtaf is Balonz anyway?

ThisFenceIsComfy Tue 30-Sep-14 23:04:41

I think Daniel.

Although I have to say OP that Balonz is a bit grin considering your other two options

BoiledPiss Tue 30-Sep-14 23:06:45

Sean, Daniel or Balonz

Tom, Dick or Frankenstein...

I vote Daniel smile

patienceisvirtuous Tue 30-Sep-14 23:10:41

Lol @ Boiled and Bunny

Balonz confused

BoiledPiss Tue 30-Sep-14 23:12:38

I was convinced it was a typo but it's there twice!

IsabellaRockerfeller Tue 30-Sep-14 23:12:41

Please tell me that Balonz is just a typo and not a name you are considering for your child??


AtrociousCircumstance Tue 30-Sep-14 23:16:40

- crying with laughter -

minkah Tue 30-Sep-14 23:19:54

- ha ha ha ha ha -


Marking my place so I can find out about Balonz

KatieKaye Tue 30-Sep-14 23:21:40

Not Sean.
Anything other than Balonz.

I thought you were going for traditional names? Balonz is not traditional in the UK. I've never come across it and it sounds either made up or a slang term for genitals or breasts.

TondelayoSchwarzkopf Tue 30-Sep-14 23:22:56

As this page is in the top 10 google results for Balonz, I'm guessing a typo

Pico2 Tue 30-Sep-14 23:24:49

Is this a brilliant way of getting as many opinions as possible on a short list of Sean and Daniel.

I wouldn't use Sean as it should have a fada on it and I think it is a bit crap to use a name but effectively misspell it.

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