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JAZA Sun 10-Jan-16 08:12:59

I wanted something unusual, but still 'normal' - so I had decided on Gideon, but now I'm not so sure... Depending on the feedback, it will be the middle name! I would still like it as the first name though... Thank you smile

ObsidianBlackbirdMcNight Sun 10-Jan-16 08:14:55

Gideon's a cunt
Gideon osbourne

Barbie1 Sun 10-Jan-16 08:15:33

Not my cup of tea, sorry.

SummerMonths Sun 10-Jan-16 08:18:19

It was George Osborne's real name but he hated it so much, and was so worried it would affect his career, that he changed it. Now it's a name used to tease him. I just think of him wen I hear it. A big no from me.

JAZA Sun 10-Jan-16 08:18:19

If not, he'll be Noah Gideon smile

SummerMonths Sun 10-Jan-16 08:19:19

Noah is lovely

Rivercam Sun 10-Jan-16 08:19:29

great choice of nam. As you say, unusual but not weird.

Obsidian - bit harsh comment.

ifigoup Sun 10-Jan-16 08:20:37

I like Gideon! George Osborne doesn't get to ruin a perfectly nice and solid name!

Noah Gideon works too, but obviously Noah is a lot more prevalent.

StitchesInTime Sun 10-Jan-16 08:20:42

I like it

I don't think the George Osborne thing is a reason to avoid Gideon. It's not like he kept Gideon as his first name.

ObsidianBlackbirdMcNight Sun 10-Jan-16 08:21:16

Harsh? It's what it makes me think of. George Osborne who is a cunt. There is a mner with it as her username.

SummerMonths Sun 10-Jan-16 08:24:24

OK, let's leave aside the massive George Osborbe teasing issue.

I don't think it's a nice sounding name. It's only shortening is Gid which sounds like Git.

JAZA Sun 10-Jan-16 08:26:01

It makes me think of Criminal Minds, aha... Not George Osborne! It's so hard to decide sad I do like Noah Gideon - both Old Testament names smile

tilder Sun 10-Jan-16 08:26:35

Gideon = osborne
I reserve the c word for hunt but would agree that for me Gideon conjures up unpleasant thoughts.

Veterinari Sun 10-Jan-16 08:26:39

Gideon just sounds very old fashioned to me. No nice shortenings and it's a bit of a mouthful.

Are you religious OP? Noah Gideon are two very strong Old Testament names, though Noah is very trendy now.

LadyWithLapdog Sun 10-Jan-16 08:27:29

Big NO for the Osborne connection. Same reason I'd never use Margaret. Forever tainted for me. I'll admit it's s bit absurd but there you go.

guiltynetter Sun 10-Jan-16 08:28:07

Gideon is awful. sorry.

JAZA Sun 10-Jan-16 08:28:13

I'm actually not religious, but I do love biblical names smile

NellysKnickers Sun 10-Jan-16 08:29:53

Used to know a Gideon, he was NOT a nice person. Shame as it's an ok name, just ruined for me.

SummerMonths Sun 10-Jan-16 08:31:14

There are other, much nicer, unusual Old Testament names that go with Noah:
Noah Saul
Noah Elias
Noah Seth
Noah Elijah

Salene Sun 10-Jan-16 08:31:14

Oh gosh it's a terrible name


ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 10-Jan-16 08:31:58

Not keen on Gideon, (although much prefer it to George, no idea why he changed it)

Noah is nice.

Veterinari Sun 10-Jan-16 08:32:35

I know that times change but I went to school with a boy who's middle name was Isaiah - despite being popular he was always teased for his 'weird' religious name (he had a common first name of biblical origin). I know that there is much greater variety of names now and many Old Testament names are trendy but a names like Gideon isn't one of them and doesn't offer much flexibility

rainbowstardrops Sun 10-Jan-16 08:32:36

Wasn't Gideon a tv duck yonks ago?
<goes off to Google it>

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 10-Jan-16 08:32:49


JAZA Sun 10-Jan-16 08:33:34

I actually prefer Gideon to all of those! I don't know... Gideon just has a 'cool' feel, IMO - the thing is, I will be using it, it was just a question between 1st or 2nd name!

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