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molly84 Sun 14-Jun-15 15:56:21

We have an Oliver.....what are your thoughts on Benjamin for his brother? If not why not, and what would you suggest instead? We like strong English 3 syllable names that can be shortened. Nothing too unusual. Thanks for any suggestions.

reuset Sun 14-Jun-15 16:02:29

Sounds fine to me.

Sgtmajormummy Sun 14-Jun-15 16:10:02

Benjamin means "favourite child" (killed by his jealous brothers in the Old Testament) but don't tell your other DS. grin
What about Samuel or Jonathan?

Baies Sun 14-Jun-15 16:10:47

It's just a bit boring isn't it?

Hummingbird15 Sun 14-Jun-15 16:11:44

I love it!

reuset Sun 14-Jun-15 16:14:04

It's just a bit boring isn't it?

Yes, choose an exciting, and 'speshul' name like Beelzebub instead, OP. grin

It is not boring, Bais.

Offering up Tobias as a suggestion, molly.

MotherOfInsomniacToddlers Sun 14-Jun-15 16:21:19

Lovely. Dc3 was very almost a Benjamin but we went for Thomas in the end. Would probably use Benjamin if we have another boygrin

molly84 Sun 14-Jun-15 16:23:24

Thanks guys. I do like Samuel. Hadn't thought of Tobias - thanks.

I do worry Ben is a bit boring, but I like it still.

molly84 Sun 14-Jun-15 16:25:24

Already have Thomas and Jonathon as close family members...but love those names too.

SomewhereIBelong Sun 14-Jun-15 16:27:02

can't ever think of a Benjamin without saying it the way it is said in Private Benjamin to make fun of her.. "Binamin" in a cutesy voice - it put me off.

Justputyourshoesonnow Sun 14-Jun-15 16:27:44

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StrawberryMojito Sun 14-Jun-15 16:29:08

I love it.

molly84 Sun 14-Jun-15 16:31:51

Thanks justputyourshoesonnow. Do you think Benedict would go with Oliver? My husband has already dismissed it, but I think it should be on the list too. Thanks.

Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g Sun 14-Jun-15 16:31:59

It's a lovely name. What about William or Nicholas?

molly84 Sun 14-Jun-15 16:32:21

Appreciate all your thoughts guys

Lucaslovesfelicity Sun 14-Jun-15 16:32:50

Benjamin is a lovely name. There are not many Benjamin's or Ben's at my sons school at all.

Kim82 Sun 14-Jun-15 16:34:38

I have a Ben and think it is a great name and suits all ages (mine is almost 14). He is just Ben though, not Benjamin.

molly84 Sun 14-Jun-15 16:37:37

Glad some people love it! William is a great name but three of my friends have little boys called William��

Sophronia Sun 14-Jun-15 17:47:17

Benjamin is lovely and goes very well with Oliver.

Other suggestions...


BadHenry Sun 14-Jun-15 19:25:09

Gorgeous name.

I also like Samuel and Peter (too few syllables though, I know).

Personally I think that Benedict sound a bit harsh. It's very popular on here though.

Baies Sun 14-Jun-15 19:47:24

You don't need to pick a weird name just to avoid a dull and boring one y'know! The OP asked for opinions and that's mine

fionadal Sun 14-Jun-15 19:57:48

Benjamin is a gorgeous classic name, not "boring" and, although there are a few around, it is certainly not uber-popular.

However, if you go for names like Theodore and Tobias, you will run the risk of them sounding "boring" in a few year's time -they are definitely on the rise - so many Theos and Tobys around - and they are not as "classic" as Benjamin.

I agree that Samuel is also lovely.

What about Timothy?

Having said that, I would go with Ben - it's a great name

Good Luck.

Mrsfrumble Sun 14-Jun-15 20:04:56

It's a beautiful name. Strong and classic.

I have one myself grin

wizzler Sun 14-Jun-15 20:42:53

I like Benjamin.. but would also consider Theodore... I think Theo is fab

Baies Sun 14-Jun-15 20:44:40

Timothy ?!?! grin Now if ever there was a drippier name than Benjamin ...

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