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Too Old Testament?

(25 Posts)
flipflopsonfifthavenue Sat 08-Nov-14 02:12:37

DS2 is several hrs old and may well be a Benjamin.

I want to give him my dad's name as a middle name, and my dad's name is David William.

I think Benjamin David sounds a bit better than Benjamin William which feels very wordy. You just get Benjamin out and you have to start over with William...

But is Benjamin David too Old Testament..?? Not sure what I mean by that - maybe that it's a 'big' name..?

Sophronia Sat 08-Nov-14 02:25:28

Benjamin David is fine, it's a handsome, classic name :-)

Congratulations btw!

ShanghaiDiva Sat 08-Nov-14 02:26:47

Sounds great!

Giraffeseyelashes Sat 08-Nov-14 02:28:45

Congrats!!! I like the name, it sounds perfect.

flipflopsonfifthavenue Sat 08-Nov-14 02:32:48

Thanks (glad someone else is awake - this is a noisy ward and I'd forgotten that newborns really do FEED ALL THE TIME!!!!....)

Meant to add, DS1 is Edward Jack, known as Teddy.

Teddy and Ben ok..?

CheerfulYank Sat 08-Nov-14 02:38:40

Congrats! I think Benjamin David is lovely. smile

AdoraBell Sat 08-Nov-14 03:05:26

Another yes for Benjamín David and Congratulations thanks

ZingOfSeven Sat 08-Nov-14 03:19:14

our sons names are

Joshua David
Samuel Aaron
Michael Jacob
Noah Matthew
Isaac Benjamin
Elijah Timothy

(also have a daughter Elizabeth Grace)

As you can see we used those as middle names so 200% yes to Benjamin David!smile

ZingOfSeven Sat 08-Nov-14 03:20:13

and Congratulations! well done!thanks thanks thanks thanks

Threeplus1 Sat 08-Nov-14 04:37:17

Great names zing!

Kantha Sat 08-Nov-14 04:58:24

Benjamin David sounds lovely. I think they are both names that people think of as being mainstream classic rather than first thinking of them as being Old Testament.


Cockadoodledooo Sat 08-Nov-14 09:24:25

Call him William, then you can have Bill and Ted grin <shows age>

Seriously Benjamin David is great. Congratulations! V jealous of newborn snuggles!

Leviticus Sat 08-Nov-14 09:29:58

No such thing as too OT.

A lovely, solid name. Go for it.

Yama Sat 08-Nov-14 09:33:26

Benjamin David is lust lovely. Teddy and Ben go really well together.

devoncreamtea Sat 08-Nov-14 10:04:08

congratulations! Benjamin David is lovely and Ben and Ted are great nn's.

Bicnod Sat 08-Nov-14 10:09:54

Ha! Benjamin David is currently number one on my boys names list for DC3 due in 7 weeks. You have great taste grin

DinoSnores Sat 08-Nov-14 14:05:36

Melchizedek is possibly a bit too Old Testament, but Benjamin David is just a nice ordinary (in the best sense) name.

DramaAlpaca Sat 08-Nov-14 22:55:10

Benjamin David is lovely.

Congratulations flowers

Surf25 Sun 09-Nov-14 19:12:26

Benjamin David is lovely. Cannot imagine anyone in RL would think it was too OT on hearing it! And I like OT names smile

Congratulations on your son! Teddy and Ben - lovely!

bakingtins Sun 09-Nov-14 19:15:34

dino came on to say Nebuchadnezzar was too OT, but you beat me to it!

Benjamin David is great - congratulations!

Aherdofmims Sun 09-Nov-14 21:05:08

Do you mean a Benjamin in the French sense, meaning the youngest child?

It is a good name though.

Shlep Mon 10-Nov-14 03:34:32

I love Benjamin David, it's a strong sounding name.

Just wanted to say, Zing one of your sons has the same name as mine smile (Joshua David). You have very good taste wink

FamiliesShareGerms Mon 10-Nov-14 04:05:06

Lovely names (Teddy and Benji, maybe?)

Congratulations thanks

fortifiedwithtea Mon 10-Nov-14 04:18:57

Congratulations flowers

I like your name choice. Yes the names are found in the Bible but it wouldn't occur to me that put together they are OTT religious. They are classic names.

brokenhearted55a Mon 10-Nov-14 11:26:03

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