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Wombat79 Mon 21-Mar-16 14:11:39

Hi All
I'm booked for a c section on Friday due to baby being breech/transverse (unstable lie). I have one little boy already called Toby Alexander and just wondered what you thought of the name Samuel for DS2 (I'll shorten to Sam for the most part)
Husband and I were thinking either
Samuel Harry
Samuel William
It's coincidence they are Royal second names we were keen on
Samuel Oliver or Samuel Thomas but our surname begins with D so the initials would have been very unfortunate😱

Sgoinneal Mon 21-Mar-16 14:29:58

Toby and Samuel are lovely. I'd go with William even though I'm not keen on the name, not sure why but Harry feels too nicknamey for a middle name. Realise this makes no sense, but I always imagine the middle name to be the more serious of the two. (My kids don't have them for partly this reason)

RockUnit Mon 21-Mar-16 14:33:28

Samuel William

I agree with pp that Harry is nicknamey.

Wombat79 Mon 21-Mar-16 14:49:13

Thanks Sgoinneal and RockUnit. I'm not stuck on William or Harry so if you have any other ideas opinions would be gratefully received

OneMagnumisneverenough Mon 21-Mar-16 14:51:13

Samuel Henry?

I'd go with William otherwise. Sam/Samuel is lovely.

OneMagnumisneverenough Mon 21-Mar-16 14:54:17

Samuel James
Samuel Jacob
Samuel David
Samuel Edward/Edgar/Edwin
Samuel Phillip
Samuel Lewis
Samuel Jonathan
Samuel Christopher
Samuel Lawrence
Samuel Gregory

OneMagnumisneverenough Mon 21-Mar-16 14:55:12

Samuel Elliot

srslylikeomg Mon 21-Mar-16 14:57:15

Samuel George

RockUnit Mon 21-Mar-16 14:58:52

Samuel Charles
Samuel Henry
Samuel Edward
Samuel Isaac
Samuel Felix
Samuel George

Sgoinneal Mon 21-Mar-16 15:09:03

A few mentioned above:


Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Mon 21-Mar-16 16:37:04

Don't go with Oliver as a MN then. grin
Samuel Henry flows better than Samuel William. Other suggestions.
Samuel David
Samuel James
Samuel Thomas
Samuel Ray
Samuel Kevin
Samuel Patrick
Samuel George

LightTurquoise Mon 21-Mar-16 17:24:19

Samuel is lovely smile I agree, Samuel William!

However, other suggestions:
- Samuel Noah
- Samuel Elliot(t)
- Samuel James
- Samuel George


Toby and Samuel = lovely together. I prefer Samuel William over Samuel Harry but Samuel William feels like it has a few too many 'L's maybe?!

You could maybe go a little less traditional with the mn?

Samuel Jude
Samuel Dale
Samuel Rowan
Samuel Vincent
Samuel Westley (if you happen to be a Princess Bride fan!)

JudgeJudySheindlin Mon 21-Mar-16 21:19:15

I don't think the initials matter much unless you will know him as Samuel-(fill in name of choice).

Out of your choices I'd go with Samuel William.

Sophronia Tue 22-Mar-16 13:04:55

Samuel William

ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 22-Mar-16 13:17:50

Samuel William


Samuel James

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