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The Final Four!! (boy names)

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iloveMrBloom Tue 12-Jan-16 08:25:25

Hello lovely mumsnetters,

Please help us by voting for your favourite! DS1 is due this month and DH and I can't choose between these four names. We'll probably go with the majority vote as we just can't separate them. Thank you!!! smile

Thomas Henry W......
Matthew Joseph W......
Alexander James W......
Joseph Matthew W......

Bluesand1 Tue 12-Jan-16 08:40:19

I like them all! Love Alexander and Joseph though.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 12-Jan-16 08:42:09

Matthew Joseph

SummerMonths Tue 12-Jan-16 08:45:53

Joseph Matthew or Thomas Henry

crumb04 Tue 12-Jan-16 08:50:06

Alexander James

CakeRattleandRoll Tue 12-Jan-16 08:54:22

Matthew Joseph

pleasegotowork Tue 12-Jan-16 08:56:08

All lovely but my vote is

Thomas Henry

MrsCaecilius Tue 12-Jan-16 09:22:41

Alexander James, without a doubt!

Looserella Tue 12-Jan-16 09:50:50

Alexander James

Wishful80sMontage Tue 12-Jan-16 09:55:59

If its out if those names in that order then
Thomas Henry
But if you can mix them up then Henry James or James Henry are both beautiful

tuilamum Tue 12-Jan-16 10:25:57

Definitely Alexander James
(Although I do agree with Wishful in that Henry James is lovely too)

nextusername Tue 12-Jan-16 10:26:16

Alexander James or Joseph Matthew (or if you can mix them up then Alexander Joseph or Joseph Alexander)

SquirrelledAway Tue 12-Jan-16 10:36:39

Thomas Henry.

Then he can be a Thomas, a Tom, a Henry or a Harry.

Pagetta Tue 12-Jan-16 13:58:01

Alexander james

Sophronia Tue 12-Jan-16 14:13:21

Thomas Henry or Matthew Joseph

cecilelliott Tue 12-Jan-16 20:53:13

Alexander James followed by Matthew

Unoriginalusername123 Tue 12-Jan-16 20:59:01

All fabulous! My vote goes to Matthew Joseph though as I think Matthew is slightly more underused than the other first name choices. You really can't go wrong with any of the four though. Congrats!

Biscuitsneeded Tue 12-Jan-16 21:00:46

Thomas Henry (although I love Thomas Joseph too!)

Shadow1986 Tue 12-Jan-16 21:03:02

Alexander James or Thomas Henry!

TheDaerieQueene Tue 12-Jan-16 21:07:00

They're all lovely - beautiful classic names and combinations. I feel like Matthew is the most underused if that's a consideration (I met a baby Matthew today and thought how nice it was to hear the name on a baby) but you couldn't go wrong with any of them.

Alex James makes me think of Blur/ Chipping Norton set cheesemaking but perhaps I am showing my age...

TheDaerieQueene Tue 12-Jan-16 21:09:55

Just checked ONS list - it's not that underused at #49 (but Thomas and Joseph are top 20, and Alexander #22). They're all popular for a reason!

Soooosie Tue 12-Jan-16 21:11:09

Joseph - stunning!!!

iloveMrBloom Tue 12-Jan-16 22:32:42

Thank you everyone! smile

So on a quick count, Alexander is the clear winner - followed by Thomas then Matthew then Joseph.

Matthew was a late entry to the short list (MIL suggestion). I hadn't considered it before but it has really grown on me. Love that it means 'gift of God' too.

My daughter has a biblical name so I'd like to continue that trend ideally.

Hmm, it's still so hard to decide! I think we'll end up seeing what he looks like and hopefully he'll arrive looking like one of these names!!

Any more votes??

JenniferAnistonsHair Wed 13-Jan-16 06:51:12

I'd go for Joseph

ThroughThickAndThin01 Wed 13-Jan-16 10:11:50

To be honest OP, you can't go wrong with any of them, they are all absolutely fine. Maybe think if you like the shortened versions as much - Alex, Joe, Tom, Matt, which may swing it for you. You may not shorten but their school friends probably will.

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