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2 Day Old DS needs a name - help!!!!

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Rowley829 Fri 12-Feb-16 21:26:33

So our DS arrived a little earlier than expected on Wednesday. I know we have had almost 9 months to decide on names but haven't been able to find anything we like or agree on. ds1 is Seth William. We have a few options and wondered what the mumsnet opinions of our possibilities
Jesse James (oh favourite)
Nate Alexander
Elias Alexander
Gabe Samuel



Love Elias, but don't like Alexander.

I like Elias James.

Laurenem Fri 12-Feb-16 21:29:33

Congratulations! thanks Nate Alexander sounds lovely x

BikeRunSki Fri 12-Feb-16 21:30:59

I like them all, but probably like Nate Alexander best. Although I went to school with an extremely cool Jesse, I'd be wary of using it for Jesse/Jessie confusion/taunting.

PunkAssMoFo Fri 12-Feb-16 21:43:10

Definitely Elias James.


RosePoppyJasmine Fri 12-Feb-16 21:44:55

Nate Alexander goes well with your other DS's name!

calzone Fri 12-Feb-16 21:47:58

I love the look of Jesse but not keen on the pronunciation of it.

Love Joss.

Seth and Eli?
Seth and Max
Seth and Gus

DramaAlpaca Fri 12-Feb-16 21:48:39

I like all your options and all of them work well with your other son's name.

My favourite is probably Elias, and as others have already said it would be really nice with James as the middle name.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Fri 12-Feb-16 21:49:47

Aww 2 days old. All new and squishy. Congratulations. flowers
Gabe Samuel, but with Gabriel on his BC.
Seth and Gabe go lovely together.

Batmam Fri 12-Feb-16 21:52:52

Congrats! Lovely names. What about Ellis instead of Elias?

Olbersparadox Fri 12-Feb-16 22:50:28

Elias Gabe
Definitely Elias - such a lovely name

Sophronia Fri 12-Feb-16 23:59:27

Of those, Elias Alexander, but if I could swap middle names then Jesse Alexander would be my pick.

cornishglos Sat 13-Feb-16 00:17:01

I like Jesse and Nate.

Ludways Sat 13-Feb-16 00:20:03

I love Jesse, I'd have used it but it clashes with our surname.

whatdoIget Sat 13-Feb-16 00:23:42

Jesse James, wasn't there an outlaw called that? Is that intentional?

MadisonAvenue Sat 13-Feb-16 00:24:49

Jesse is really lovely!

Congratulations flowers

thebiscuitindustry Sat 13-Feb-16 00:42:48

I like Elias Alexander, or how about James Alexander?

Achoo123 Sat 13-Feb-16 07:15:02

Gabe Samuel or Nate Alexander but I would go with Gabriel/Nathan and shorten them day to day.

Bisghetti Sat 13-Feb-16 07:22:48

I wouldn't use Jesse James because of the American outlaw. I do like Jesse though. Love Elias.

NadiaWadia Sat 13-Feb-16 07:24:37

I like all your names, but personally I think it sounds much nicer to put the proper names of Gabriel or Nathan/Nathaniel on the birth certificate rather than just their short forms of Gabe/Nate. Seems a bit of a waste of a good name if you don't.

Jesse is nice but can you really use Jesse James with all the outlaw associations?

Rowley829 Sat 13-Feb-16 19:39:53

Thanks ladies that has been really helpful. I have the same reservations about Jesse but OH is really keen.

My favourite is Elias and I agree James as a middle name has a nice sound to it. But also really like Nate 🤔

Decisions .........

ABitAsleep Tue 16-Feb-16 15:47:12

I like Nate, but possibly short for Nathaniel or Nathan...Nathaniel Alexander and Nathaniel James have a nice sound to them.

kaymondo Tue 16-Feb-16 22:14:29

What did you go for OP?

I know you said you have a Seth William - I have a William Seth! I also have a Thomas Noah so it follows that your DS should be Noah Thomas smile

We obviously have similar taste in names as Elias/Elijah and Nate are both on my list for DS3, due in June.

Ahj12395 Wed 17-Feb-16 00:36:10

Have never personally saw the point in placing a 'long' name on a birth certificate if you have no intention of ever calling them that name. I love the name Jesse, i do pefer it with Alexander as the middle name though. Only name i'm not overly keen on is gabe.

MalbecAndLindt Wed 17-Feb-16 10:35:38

Elias! Love it with the nn Eli and sounds great with Seth.

Elias Alexander and Elias James are both great.

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