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Our boys name - Silas or Angus

(40 Posts)
Izzyathome Sat 30-Jan-16 22:59:40

Need more help with boys name please! Any thoughts on Angus or Silas? Quite different from each other but I think we like both...

DramaAlpaca Sat 30-Jan-16 23:00:48


Gus for short is cool.

Not so keen on Silas.

mathsy Sat 30-Jan-16 23:03:17

Definitely Angus. Silas sounds sinister!

StitchesInTime Sat 30-Jan-16 23:08:30


CharmingChampignon Sat 30-Jan-16 23:10:41


Sophronia Sat 30-Jan-16 23:33:55


SueDunome Sat 30-Jan-16 23:40:32

Angus. I only know one; he is 18 and lovely.

tinofbiscuits Sat 30-Jan-16 23:40:34

I like Silas. The Silas in the Bible was an early Christian leader and a missionary companion of Paul. Silas in George Eliot's "Silas Marner" is a positive character. So not sinister at all!

magpie17 Sat 30-Jan-16 23:46:35

Angus! I love it.

duckduckquack Sat 30-Jan-16 23:47:42

Angus. Silas makes me think of the mean guy in the Da Vinci Code and silage which is some sort of farm hay/cow poo mixture (I think!)

SnuffleGruntSnorter Sat 30-Jan-16 23:49:30

Love Angus! Sounds Scottish, strong, cool. At the very worst it's a delicious kind of steak.

Im afraid I can't think of many names I like less that Sylas. Silas makes me think of: Silo... and erm Sylar from heroes.

SnuffleGruntSnorter Sat 30-Jan-16 23:51:04

Ah yes, silage that's what I was thinking of. Fermented grass. It's got quite a distinctive aroma (but no actual cow poo)

WanderingTrolley1 Sat 30-Jan-16 23:51:43


LynetteScavo Sun 31-Jan-16 07:13:57

Angus- it's a fabulous name. I'd like someone called Angus even before is net then.

Silas is awful, sorry

Sgoinneal Sun 31-Jan-16 07:34:35

Angus every time, Silas is a nice word but definitely reminds me of silage

OnlyTheDepthVaries Sun 31-Jan-16 09:44:08

Angus. I've got one - now 15 and he's either Angus or Gus (desperately trying to drop Gussie which is not good!)
Mind you, Silas is nice!

W1shuponastar Sun 31-Jan-16 09:50:47

I love Angus.

RiverTam Sun 31-Jan-16 09:52:22

Silas. Angus is nice but I really don't like Gus, possibly because I was at uni with a number of Tory-boy Guses.

Sgoinneal Sun 31-Jan-16 10:51:01

It's funny, I'm in Scotland and the majority of Angusses (is that the plural?) don't use Gus. I quite like either.

Sgoinneal Sun 31-Jan-16 10:51:20

*majority I know

mawbroon Sun 31-Jan-16 10:58:42

Another vote for Angus, and Silas making me think of silage!

lilydaisyrose Sun 31-Jan-16 11:01:45

I have an Angus & he rocks!

dementedma Sun 31-Jan-16 15:59:16


ThursdayLastWeek Sun 31-Jan-16 16:02:05

I don't think Silas is awful at all! I prefer Elias though.

I love the nn Gus, but not keen on Angus.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sun 31-Jan-16 16:04:13

Hate Silas. Sorry, but I think it's horrible.

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