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Bobbycatz Tue 24-May-16 13:33:28

I was hoping for your opinion on our boys names. I generally like traditional names as we have an unusual surname which is always mispronounced and is fairly long. We're team yellow but if it’s a girl she’s likely to be called Erin or Olivia.

A lot of the names that I initially liked were thrown out by DH as he has friends with the names etc so this is my revised shortlist with names that he doesn’t hate…



Buggers Tue 24-May-16 13:39:15

I love jacob, I like Henry but the name always reminds me of a dog or the Hoover grin

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Tue 24-May-16 13:40:12

I only like Adam. It's a bit more different than the others. You know hear of many Adams these days.
I'm sick to the back teeth of the other names. I'm tripping over little Henrys, Jabobs and Zacharys. In another 5 years they'll be the only names in the class. However you may not.give a hoot about popularity.

DramaAlpaca Tue 24-May-16 13:40:36

I like them all, but I think my favourites are Adam & Jacob.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 24-May-16 13:46:33

I like Adam and quite like Zachary.,

RiverTam Tue 24-May-16 13:48:00

Jacob. Though I hate Jake, and it's a bit Twilight, so maybe not...

squoosh Tue 24-May-16 14:13:13


Adult Adams are always really handsome


BlueChampagne Tue 24-May-16 14:17:57

Adam here too.

BoboBunnyH0p Tue 24-May-16 14:22:20

Adam or zachary, both are not often heard. Sick to death of hearing Jacob.

RainbowsAndUnicorns5 Tue 24-May-16 14:28:53

or Alex?

notagiraffe Tue 24-May-16 14:33:48

Only Zachary.
Not keen on Adam - popular round here. Ditto Jacob, which I was always told means cheat so put off it from childhood. Henry's OK.

thebestfurchinchilla Tue 24-May-16 14:52:23


green18 Tue 24-May-16 14:53:37

I work in primary schools. Jacob and Zachary/Zac are really common at the moment.

Pipilangstrumpf Tue 24-May-16 15:04:57

Agree that Adam is the nicest.

The others are all pretty dull and overused.

Bobbycatz Tue 24-May-16 18:14:37

Ummm interesting, from the comments I'm leaning more towards Henry and Adam, didn't realise how popular Zachary and Jacob were.

rainbows I like Alex but it's the name of a friend of ours.

squoosh lol I'm sold!

RiverTam Tue 24-May-16 18:23:04

I know 3 Zacs but not a single Jacob. There are big regional differences in name popularity.

septembersunshine Tue 24-May-16 19:23:00

I always think Henry is a bit wet and weak sounding. Prefer Harry. But overall I think Zachary and Adam are really good from your list.

cecilelliott Tue 24-May-16 20:11:24

Henry is a good solid name, and the most classic of the list I think. I hear Zachary a lot, Adam hardly at all, and , surprisingly, only know a few small Jacobs.

Mottled Wed 25-May-16 00:26:35

I would have said that Adam is a tally the most popular, I know the more of them that the others but they are spread across a wide range of ages. I don't know any adult Zacharys but one child one (5). I like all of the names but Henry would be my least favourite.

julfin Wed 25-May-16 01:26:45

Ha ha Squoosh!

I like, in order:
Jacob (both of which are on my own List)

Sophronia Wed 25-May-16 05:48:25


Sgoinneal Wed 25-May-16 07:43:00

Adam. Classic and not as trendy right now - don't know any little ones.

thebestfurchinchilla Thu 26-May-16 15:32:50

I know one Adam and he is a wonderful little boy. I think that has a big influence.

captainfarrell Thu 26-May-16 15:33:40

Loads of Jacobs in primary schools right now.

BendydickCuminsnatch Thu 26-May-16 17:42:48

I know 4 baby Henry's under a year, and I don't know many babies, if that matters to you.
Is definitely pick Jacob! Love the sound and for my taste Adam is a bit dull and Zachary too popular.

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