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How many Gabriels do you know?

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kelliebrookexoxo Fri 11-Dec-15 11:49:55

Is Gabriel a popular name these days?!

Ninkynonkrinkydonk Fri 11-Dec-15 11:51:36

I know two. A two year old and a 50+ year old

Annarose2014 Fri 11-Dec-15 11:53:01

I love it. Be aware though that the nickname for Gabriel is Gay. So potential bullying issue there.

maiscout Fri 11-Dec-15 11:58:26

I had two in my year at school. One girl and one boy. Neither were bullied for it afaik.
Actually sounds really nice on a girl.

Sophronia Fri 11-Dec-15 12:05:36

I thought the most common nickname for Gabriel is Gabe rather than Gay.

Annarose2014 Fri 11-Dec-15 12:07:25

In the states it is. But here in Ireland where it's a pretty common name amongst my father's generation, it's universally Gay.

Still not sure it'd put me off, it's a beautiful name!

MooseAndSquirrel Fri 11-Dec-15 12:08:54

I know only know one, 40something ex boss. He was gabe for short.
I think its a lovely name didn't hurt that the one I knew was a lovely guy and a total silver fox

ShatnersBassoon Fri 11-Dec-15 12:11:52

I know just one, a woman in her 70s. She's a gorgeous, vivacious person, and I think her name is perfect for her.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Fri 11-Dec-15 12:16:34

My first baby that I lost has a half brother named Gabriel on her dad side. I don't know him. Only know of him.
Beautiful name. Are you considering it. I'd use it but I can't for obvious reasons. I'd say judging from the number of threads on here asking opinions on the name it is rising in popularity. I think it's number 78 in the baby names so its in the top 100.

cece Fri 11-Dec-15 12:18:41


SillyBub Fri 11-Dec-15 12:20:50

My 11 year old DN is a Gabriel, known as Gabe. I work in a primary school with 750 pupils, we don't have a single Gabriel.

squoosh Fri 11-Dec-15 12:30:11

^'But here in Ireland where it's a pretty common name amongst my father's generation, it's universally Gay.'

Not anymore. I know two little Irish Gabriels. One is Gabe and the other is just Gabriel.

squoosh Fri 11-Dec-15 12:30:46

kelliebrookexoxo Fri 11-Dec-15 12:33:05

I love it! We want to call our baby boy this. Our surname is Lockhart. I was a bit devastated when I starting watching the series The Affair, does anyone here watch it? Do you think that it's a problem? We have considered Gabriel Lockhart-Brooke but I think it's OTT.

Cass168 Fri 11-Dec-15 12:40:29

I know two, although at home they never abbreviate. Nice name IMO

Muskey Fri 11-Dec-15 12:42:32

I know two one is sitting next to me (dd) the other is my brother in law

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Fri 11-Dec-15 12:47:04

Gabriel Lockhart is gorgeous. It sounds like a handsome heroic prince from a story book. If I'm honest though I'm not mad on the Brooke part

Flobberty Fri 11-Dec-15 12:47:33

One boy.

findingmyfeet12 Fri 11-Dec-15 12:47:39

It's my chosen name if I ever have a boy. I absolutely love it.

Boredofthinkingofnewnames Fri 11-Dec-15 12:48:18

Two - both in reception at DDs school. I love it.

squoosh Fri 11-Dec-15 12:48:27

Gabriel Lockhart is a swoonsome name.

Is The Affair very popular? Or is it likely to disappear without trace once it finishes?

blytheandsebastian Fri 11-Dec-15 12:55:31

I have a Gabriel smile He gets Gabe a lot. Or baby Gaby because he's only five months old! We hear many quips about him being no angel though!

disappoint15 Fri 11-Dec-15 13:22:32

Off the top of my head, I can think of 5 under 18s called Gabriel that I know.

Lancelottie Fri 11-Dec-15 13:25:23

Three, aged 4, 17 and 48 (small boy, big boy, adult woman in that order).

All known as Gabriel in full.

Middle one did suffer some teasing but he is also a talented dancer so it could have been that rather than the name.

FarterChristmoose Fri 11-Dec-15 14:13:07

I have a son called Kirby Gabriel. There is a Gabriel in his class and two more in the school,one goes by Gave.

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