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can i have a Noah and a jonah?

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Pippafisher Tue 08-Mar-16 22:46:23

I currently have an Eleanor (Ellie) and a Noah and am expecting ds2 in six weeks time. I love the name Jonah, but my dh says it is too close to noah. What do you think? I suggested Jonathan with nn Jonah, but he is still not convinced. Ideas or suggestions please!

Vixxfacee Tue 08-Mar-16 22:49:51

What about Jonas

RJnomore1 Tue 08-Mar-16 22:52:32


AKissACuddleAndACheekyFinger Tue 08-Mar-16 23:14:55

Noah and Jonah is fine! They're individual people and beautiful names. There was a thread the other day about brothers called Angus and Rufus-a completely badass combination imho, as is Noah and Jonah. Slightly jealous I never thought of Jonah....

Xmasbaby11 Tue 08-Mar-16 23:22:08

Love all three names!

Xmasbaby11 Tue 08-Mar-16 23:22:41

I like Jonas too.

kiwiscantfly Tue 08-Mar-16 23:28:56

Too close for me I'm afraid

MrsLeighHalfpenny Tue 08-Mar-16 23:32:09


TheFlyingFauxPas Tue 08-Mar-16 23:33:49

Are you religious? There is a bit of a theme there.

duckyneedsaclean Tue 08-Mar-16 23:34:15

Very biblical.

candykane25 Tue 08-Mar-16 23:37:49

I think they are fine together.
Might like Josiah and Tobias as well.

Vixxfacee Tue 08-Mar-16 23:44:11

Eleanor and noah are close to me too.

BeStrongAndCourageous Tue 08-Mar-16 23:51:11

I wouldn't. How about Jude? Or Issac or Zachary.

KoalaDownUnder Tue 08-Mar-16 23:54:09

I know a family with exactly that!!

Nobody twitches.

fluffypenguinbelly Wed 09-Mar-16 00:07:23

Yes. I was planning on it. Planned ruined by a girl!

Mclaren37 Wed 09-Mar-16 03:11:13

Yes you can. Nice.

mrsschu Wed 09-Mar-16 03:23:45

They do sound a little similar but I think it's fine. Also like Jonas (although my preferred pronounciation would be as it's said in German ie. Yo-nas).

Sadmother Wed 09-Mar-16 06:01:29

Far too many na sounds.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Wed 09-Mar-16 06:45:11

No too similar.


TattieHowkerz Wed 09-Mar-16 06:47:11

I think they are a bit too close. If your husband thinks so too you'll have to find something you are both happy with - think Jonas suggests above would be a good compromise.

JeffreySadsacIsUnwell Wed 09-Mar-16 07:05:26

Well, they're both similar-sounding, both biblical and both have a bit of a watery theme... I'd be concerned your Eleanor might feel left out grin.

On a practical note, you'd set yourself up for a lot of sibling squabbles over the letters 'o', 'a' and 'n' if you have magnetic fridge letters!

I think they are a little too close, even though I like all three names. Sorry!

Fatrascals Wed 09-Mar-16 07:07:40


Dellarobia Wed 09-Mar-16 07:12:18

I wouldn't personally. Especially if your DH isn't keen - he gets a say as well!

Pippafisher Wed 09-Mar-16 07:13:57

Thank you for all your opinions! I agree with a couple of you that Tobias and Joel would work but I have cousins children with those names! Not sure about Jonas as our surname sounds a little German already and is often misspelt the German way with a scher instead of sher ending! We have considered angus nn Gus too with Jonah as middle name as a compromise. Any more thoughts?!! Thanks for all your help!

PotteringAlong Wed 09-Mar-16 07:14:08

To rhyme-y for me.

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