A brother for Noah and Seth

(58 Posts)
kaymondo Fri 04-Mar-16 14:31:32

Expecting DS3 in June, brothers are Noah and Seth. Ideally want something known but not too popular (yes, I know we didn't quite achieve that with Noah - I thought it was unusual before I had him!)

Names are biblical purely by coincidence so not adverse to another biblical name but it certainly isn't a criteria.

Our surname starts and ends with G so names with a softer ending tend to sound better.

Currently on the list are:
Elijah (Eli)
Adam
Wilfred (Wilf)
Rufus

Anyone got any thoughts either on our list or others we might like?

Whycantweallgetalong Fri 04-Mar-16 14:36:25

Elijah or Eli (name in its own right).

thebiscuitindustry Fri 04-Mar-16 15:09:30

I like all of those, but think Adam or Eli(jah) would go best with Noah and Seth.

Oliver
Felix
Aaron
Liam
Isaac
Edwin
Daniel
Matthew
Theodore
Peter
David
Aidan
Alfred
Sidney

Fifi10 Fri 04-Mar-16 15:16:09

Eli

DontKillMyVibe Fri 04-Mar-16 15:18:40

Abe
Leo
Edison
Alby

Vixxfacee Fri 04-Mar-16 15:19:25

Josh came to mind.

Bamaluz Fri 04-Mar-16 15:28:15

Ezra

MitzyLeFrouf Fri 04-Mar-16 15:28:32

I'd probably avoid anything obviously biblical.

MitzyLeFrouf Fri 04-Mar-16 15:30:54

I love Rufus. I'm sure there was a St Rufus but it doesn't have that Old Testament theme of Seth and Noah. Which is a good thing imo.

ShinyShinyShiny Fri 04-Mar-16 15:32:26

Jude
Oscar
Silas
Arlo
Walter

BikeRunSki Fri 04-Mar-16 15:34:55

I was going to say Elijah or Adam even before I saw your list!
Other suggestions

Amos
Silas
Ethan
Louis
Jonah

BikeRunSki Fri 04-Mar-16 15:37:47

Stanley
Robin
Ned
Peter
Rex

Monica101 Fri 04-Mar-16 16:58:44

Nathanial
Jonah
Jonas
Asher

I like Elijah with Noah and Seth.

HeteronormativeHaybales Fri 04-Mar-16 17:10:32

I was going to suggest Amos smile
David (you don't get many of those around these days), Asher and Isaac work well too.
I would keep the name shortish because your others are.

kaymondo Fri 04-Mar-16 17:36:52

I like Silas! Will run that one by DH smile.

I like Nathaniel too but it seems a bit unfair to give DS3 a really long name to learn to spell when his brothers only have short names.

Love Jonah but think it's a bit too similar to Noah.

I know too many Oscars for that to be in the mix (DS1 has 4 in his class alone!)

Amos and Joshua both out as have close friends with those names.

kaymondo Fri 04-Mar-16 17:41:11

Just though, Seth & Silas might be a bit of a mouthful, plus all the issues that come with having siblings with same initials. Hmmm something to think about.

Glad Eli seems to get positive feedback - it's my current front runner. However my concern is that it is about to get stupidly popular like Noah did. I like Ezra too but have a similar feeling about that - it's one of those names that seems to be suggested on here all the time.

cecilelliott Fri 04-Mar-16 19:39:02

Adam is my favourite of your choices,and I think it's the least likely to suddenly become crazily popular,as it's "had its day". Only know a handful of little Adams, while I know quite a few Elias/Elijah/Elis and an Ezra!

Good Luck!

ScarlettDarling Fri 04-Mar-16 19:40:37

Gabriel (Gabe). Love it.

IpreferToblerone Fri 04-Mar-16 19:41:13

Ben

CormoranStrike Fri 04-Mar-16 19:43:29

Rufus is very nice.

Malachi would work

Sophronia Sat 05-Mar-16 01:43:54

Abel
Bram
Boaz
Ezra
Asher
Finn
Elisha
Hugh
Isaac
Aaron
Luke
Asa
Levi
Caleb
Jude
Jonah
Leo
Josiah
Micah
Reuben
Zachary
Matthew
Daniel
Jacob

Rainbowqueeen Sat 05-Mar-16 02:39:12

Love Rufus or Adam the most

Also Ben

CaptainWarbeck Sat 05-Mar-16 02:42:20

Elias? Then you still get Eli as a nn but a bit different to Elizabeth.

CaptainWarbeck Sat 05-Mar-16 02:43:01

Oops... Elijah I meant! Elizabeth would be a bit different grin

Gungdjur Sat 05-Mar-16 03:28:04

Saul?
Love Gabriel too

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