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QueenMolotov Mon 11-Apr-16 11:21:36

I love this name for a boy; the sound of it, the look of it written down and the angelic connection (not that this would necessarily mean an angelic child! grin)

But, I have an accent which elongates vowel sounds so Gabriel sounds like gay-bree-ul. I don't really think much of this, but my DF pointed out it could cause teasing and I think he thinks it's a "gay name" confused (Please don't ask me what is a "gay name" as I don't know ...)

Would I be saddling a son with a name which gives him grief all of his life? That's what I'm worried about. What are your opinions, please?

BeautyGoesToBenidorm Mon 11-Apr-16 11:25:17

I have a Gabriel. In the nicest possible way, I think you're being daft. I pronounce it exactly the same way and with no bother!

MabelSideswipe Mon 11-Apr-16 11:27:48

I have one too. What other way can you pronounce it???

I have found lots of people say 'Gabrielle' when they read it though. This does annoy my son.

MadameDePompom Mon 11-Apr-16 11:27:58

Everyone pronounces it like that don't they? Ignore all the doom mongers who say he'll get teased for the 'gay' part.

Fab name.

AlleyCatandRastaMouse Mon 11-Apr-16 11:32:02

Gay is a nn for Gabriel in Ireland nothing wrong with that IMHO. What is wrong with Gay? hmm

MitzyLeFrouf Mon 11-Apr-16 11:42:15

I hate Gay as a nn for Gabriel because......well, Gay Byrne. Can't stand him.

Gabriel is a brilliant name and I like Gabe for short. Gabe sounds like the strong silent type. He'd be able to chop a tree down with one swing of the axe.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Mon 11-Apr-16 11:47:40

It's the name we've got chosen for a boy.
Due to personal reasons and a long story. We toyed with wether we could use it, but. We've decided to.

QueenMolotov Mon 11-Apr-16 11:49:39

Ah, no other ways to pronounce it, I suppose blush

My Dad is being silly. I love the name; I always have. No other name comes near to it IMO. Love Gabe, Gabs, Gabby and Gaby as NNs. DF will just be to get a grip!

QueenMolotov Mon 11-Apr-16 11:49:51

*just have to

TempsPerdu Mon 11-Apr-16 12:09:00

It's my favourite boys' name ever - absolutely love it. And I'd pronounce it exactly the same way as you OP. The 'gay' thing wouldn't bother me at all.

nectarini1983 Mon 11-Apr-16 14:35:52

I love this name, one of my fave boys names ever...I'd be sure nn would be Gabe if anything, in same way as Gabrielle/a gets nn Gabby.

neverenoughwine Mon 11-Apr-16 15:52:06

I have a Gabriel - absolutely adore it.

I admit when having my daughter, I completely vetoed it. (as I then being 20 was worried about the 'Gay' connotation - that was until I met his fathers Rugby chum 'Gabe' and completely changed my mind!!

Gabe is such a strong name and Gabriel is very cute when they are younger.

We lived in Yorkshire when he was born and now live in Nottinghamshire.

We haven't met many - although it's more popular now than when he was born 7 years ago!

My new partner and his family adore the name also (They are Italian / Scottish)

MrsS1990 Mon 11-Apr-16 15:53:54

️gorgeous name but I'd latch onto the gabe nickname before gay pops up!

CrystalMcPistol Mon 11-Apr-16 15:56:22

Baby Gabey!

mrsschu Mon 11-Apr-16 17:04:35

Lovely name, can't imagine he'd be teased because of it! I know a couple of Gabriel's and it suits them both.

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