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Would you go for Thomas or Oliver

(58 Posts)
Mrsgrumble Tue 11-Nov-14 20:29:04

That's it really.
Thank You

Whenwillwe3meetagain Tue 11-Nov-14 20:30:21

Oliver but isn't that the no.1 name from last year...there will be lots

HangingInAGruffaloStance Tue 11-Nov-14 20:30:52


ScrambledEggAndToast Tue 11-Nov-14 20:33:53


Sudename Tue 11-Nov-14 20:34:21

Both lovely but Oliver shades it for me

Quitelikely Tue 11-Nov-14 20:37:52

Love them both but it would be thomas for me!

ZenNudist Tue 11-Nov-14 20:42:22

Oliver, but both are good

turdfairynomore Tue 11-Nov-14 20:43:18

Oliver. But I'm biased!

bouncingbelle Tue 11-Nov-14 20:43:47

Thomas by a mile

Bimblepops Tue 11-Nov-14 20:43:54

Both, but I'm biased!

MotherOfInsomniacToddlers Tue 11-Nov-14 20:44:28


BrambleBee Tue 11-Nov-14 21:46:16

I'm having exactly the same debate (though we don't know if we're having a boy or a girl)! I think we're going for Thomas, because we just about prefer the nn Tom. Good luck, I think either is lovely smile

moonblues Tue 11-Nov-14 21:47:40

Thomas - much nicer IMHO

Coolas Tue 11-Nov-14 21:49:54

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PrincessOfChina Tue 11-Nov-14 21:50:29

Neither. But I know I'm in the minority thanks to the thousands born each year for the last 10 years at least.

Mrsgrumble Tue 11-Nov-14 21:53:08

Good Luck bramble

We don't know the sex either and I think it's a girl - but it's 50/50, as thy say so want to be 100percent happy with a boys name also

Thanks all. DS has a very traditional classic name. I love Joseph but cannot go for it, or James either (also love)

Mrsgrumble Tue 11-Nov-14 21:55:16

I think Thomas is a much safer option but dh prefers Oliver. I cannot make up my mind.

Not everyone likes Oliver

ThePerUnaBomber Tue 11-Nov-14 21:55:47


ThisFenceIsComfy Tue 11-Nov-14 21:56:59


StampyShortnose Tue 11-Nov-14 21:58:38


Every other child round these parts is called Thomas or Oliver.

Squirm Tue 11-Nov-14 22:09:51

Thomas is timeless.

lebkuchenlover Tue 11-Nov-14 22:36:12


There are SO many lovely names to choose from that I wouldn't choose either Thomas or Oliver, both of which are a little overused imo.

devoncreamtea Wed 12-Nov-14 08:33:55

Thomas. Tom is much nicer nn than Ollie I think. Both strong names though and classic so either would do him proud I'm sure.

roastpots Wed 12-Nov-14 09:07:43

I like them both - but prefer Tom to Ollie as a shortening so I would go for Thomas.

divingoffthebalcony Wed 12-Nov-14 09:12:43

I know it's not helpful of me, but neither. Those names are SO popular and have been for so many years (decades even) they just sound a bit dull to my ears. There's nothing wrong with the names themselves, they're completely classic and inoffensive, it's just the sheer popularity that would put me off.

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