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Reuben or Malachi?

(37 Posts)
Snowflake15 Mon 25-May-15 17:39:00

We still have a little while until we meet our boy but we are pretty much down to these two names. I know we might just make up our minds when we see him but just wanted a quick show of hands on these two namessmile thanks!

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Mon 25-May-15 17:44:35

Malachi without contest Ruebens are everywhere. It's a horrible name but it's also popular name and obviously popular for a reason .
Malachi is beautiful though. It makes me think of Malachi Mcourt from Angela's ashes

LeoandBoosmum Mon 25-May-15 18:18:50

Malachi, no question. Really dislike Reuben, doesn't sound nice at all to me.

sweetpeame Mon 25-May-15 18:28:43

I like both actually but would probably go with Malachi.

WishUponAStar88 Mon 25-May-15 18:30:31

Against the grain but I much prefer Reuben - really not keen on Malachi.

soundsystem Mon 25-May-15 18:49:02

Malachi. Reuben makes me think of the sandwich (possibly because I skipped lunch!)

MaraThonbar Mon 25-May-15 19:15:01

Reuben is getting very popular. Go for Malachi if that bothers you.

SoonToBeSix Mon 25-May-15 19:17:23

Malachi, much nicer.

Snowflake15 Mon 25-May-15 19:17:58

Thanks all... Had been unsure whether Malachi was too 'Out there', but hearing you all choose it has made me realise I definitely prefer it to Reuben! And I want something unusual not too populargrin can't wait for him to come now

Koalafications Mon 25-May-15 19:18:33

I like both but I think I would go with Reuben.

SoupDragon Mon 25-May-15 19:27:28

I prefer Malachi too. Mostly because it is not as popular as Reuban right now.

TidyDancer Mon 25-May-15 19:29:15

Really not keen on Malachi. It's quite clunky to my ears! Reuben is much nicer.

Roomba Mon 25-May-15 19:42:20

I know a Reuben and Malachi who are brothers. Both nice names, though Malachi tends to get shortened to Mal or Mally which I'm not v keen on. I think for that reason I prefer Reuben.

Sophronia Mon 25-May-15 22:14:07

Malachi. Reuben is everywhere.

Fibbertigibbet Mon 25-May-15 22:27:19

Reuben is more popular, but Malachi sounds like someone from a deeply religious American family (siblings Elijah and Jebediah), so it depends which you find more offputting!

QuinoaLenghi Mon 25-May-15 22:31:18

Much prefer Reuben. Malachi will become Mal which I think is a horrid nn. Reuben could be Roo or Ben.

blowinahoolie Tue 26-May-15 21:29:30

Reuben much nicer name. Not very keen on Malachi.

mrstweefromtweesville Tue 26-May-15 21:31:14

Love it.

Reuben's ok but Malachi has style.

Snowflake15 Wed 27-May-15 21:47:18

Thanks, I think this has made me realize im definitely leaning towards Malachi - nn would be Kai

Koalafications Wed 27-May-15 21:51:19

Oh so you would be pronouncing it Mala-Kai then?

HootOnTheBeach Wed 27-May-15 21:55:19

Malachi sounds like the Russian word for 'group of young/small boys' so if you go with that name maybe stay away from eastern Europe?

Snowflake15 Wed 27-May-15 22:38:15

Yes Koala, were you thinking of Malachy? Hoot no plans to move to Eastern Europe luckily grin

FizzyGood Wed 27-May-15 22:45:27

My cat's called Malachy, after Malachy McCourt (pronounced eee not eye at the end). Lovely name, you probably didn't want to know it belongs to a cat tho blush. His sister is Megan.

I think Malachy and Megan would be great names for an actual brother and sister...whistful sigh....

Devora Wed 27-May-15 22:49:53

I like them both - Malachi is great.

BlueBananas Wed 27-May-15 22:50:15

Really surprised that people are preferring Malachi - it is a staple chav name where I'm from
I would 100% go for Reuben, but against the grain again here - I don't know a single Reuben, it would be very unusual where I live

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