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(18 Posts)
BathshebaEvedene Wed 16-Dec-15 09:45:01

Please can you write first thoughts about each of my current top names. I change my mind frequently and am really not sure! Luckily I still have a couple of months left!


Sunshine511 Wed 16-Dec-15 11:18:53

Hi there,

I don't feel I can be much help because I think you have a lovely list of boys names there. I'm not really a fan of Jude, but I like the rest smile worth considering how they all sound with your surname smile x

Belazu84 Wed 16-Dec-15 11:37:03


BathshebaEvedene Wed 16-Dec-15 11:43:43

Thank you! Our surname is one syllable long so maybe the longer names sound better.

Just remembered I also quite like Jonah

candykane25 Wed 16-Dec-15 11:48:09

Lovely list.

Luke is lovely and I know lots of all ages.

Joseph will be Joe.

James is classic, my favourite. I know James, Jim, Jamie, Jay.

I love Eli for Elijah.

You can't go wrong with any of those names.

MitzyLeFrouf Wed 16-Dec-15 11:51:42

Jude is my favourite by a mile.

wonkylegs Wed 16-Dec-15 12:00:18

I like Luke, James & Joseph best
I know a female Jude so that colours that for me, I know two terribly naughty boys called Elijah and Caleb which puts me off those and just don't really like Zachary

CalypsoLilt Wed 16-Dec-15 12:11:03

Jude - love and would have but doesn't go with my surname
Luke - love but is the name of an ex

don't like any of the others

Sophronia Wed 16-Dec-15 13:00:06

I like Luke, James and Joseph best too.

toffeeboffin Wed 16-Dec-15 13:04:23

Love Luke and Zachary.

autumnmoon Wed 16-Dec-15 15:04:38

Jude - like a lot
Luke - dislike (luke warm, unfortunate rhyming words), love lucas though
James - ok, like Jamie as a nn
Joseph - love
Elijah - too biblical sounding
Caleb - ditto
Zachary - Zac is ok but somehow a bit dated now

CakeRattleandRoll Wed 16-Dec-15 15:06:20

My favourites are Luke and Joseph. Maybe Joseph would be best with a one syllable surname.

celtictoast Wed 16-Dec-15 17:24:19

Jude - OK
Luke - great, solid classic name
James - OK
Joseph - as with Luke a lovely classic name
Elijah - like
Caleb - dislike, hard sounding
Zachary - quite nice

ThroughThickAndThin01 Wed 16-Dec-15 17:29:13

I like Luke, James, Joseph (I love Joe), and Zachary.

emilybrontescorset Wed 16-Dec-15 18:03:26

Jude- hey Jude. Nice and quite timeless, unusual yet not silly or 'younique' quite a caring type of name.
Luke- nice timeless inoffensive.
James- classic, won't go out of fashion, a sensible boy, not belonging to a 'naughty' boy.
Joseph- solid can shorten to Joe
Elijah- more unusual reminds me of the hobbit.
Caleb- don't like it. Not sure why. Don't trust the name.
Zachary- meh. Would probably get Zac which is a bit bland and none description.only seems to suit a outgoing performing type child.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Wed 16-Dec-15 20:51:38

Jude. Im automatically singing 'Hey Jude' in my head. Good name though.
Luke. Not a nice or horrible name. Just quite mundane.
James. Timeless classic and suits throughout your life, but at the same time, very meh
Joseph. Same as James, but if youre due around Christmas. It would be a good choice.
Elijah. Makes me think of the Bible
Caleb. Sorry I really don't like this. It makes me think of a nasughty boy and a chavvy mother who doesn't believe in disciplin
Zachary. Same as Caleb

Doublebubblebubble Wed 16-Dec-15 20:53:12

Jude and Caleb were on my list so they'd be possible for me...

Paddletonio Wed 16-Dec-15 21:04:19

James or Joseph

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