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Babytalkobsession Sun 05-Jun-16 11:18:03

I'm 37 weeks now so feel it's time to make our final decision! Have posted before for ideas / thoughts but this is our short list as it stands.

Ds1 is Frank. Our fave for ds2 is Jack. Surname is long / 3 syllables so like the sound of short non-fussy first names.

What do you think?

James Oliver F (nn Jamie / Jim)
Jack Oliver F (current fave)
Daniel Oliver F
Alfred Oliver F (nn Alf / Fred)
Aiden Oliver F

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 05-Jun-16 11:21:12

I love James and adore Jim and Jamie.

I love Jack although so popular.

I love Daniel.

I dislike Alfred.

Aiden is ok but not a patch on the top three.

Sophronia Sun 05-Jun-16 12:11:10

I like James, Jack and Alfred

WhatwouldRuthdo Sun 05-Jun-16 12:19:33

James, Jack and Daniel are great names. Also love the nickname Jamie but not sure about the 'Jamie Oliver' combo.

Babytalkobsession Sun 05-Jun-16 12:56:31

I do worry about how common Jack is but I guess it's popular because it's a really cool name!

Also a bit worried about the Jamie Oliver thing but his name would be James, and Oliver is middle not our surname & would rarely be said all together - if we were using middle name In a formal context then we'd most likely be using James...something that's on my mind though.

So tricky!

KnightC Sun 05-Jun-16 15:04:23

I don't like Aiden, but I really like Aidan. So, I'd go for Aidan Oliver smile my second favourite is Daniel Oliver...

IoraRua Sun 05-Jun-16 15:41:29

Love Aidan, Daniel and James. Jack is nice but just not up there. And I really dislike Alfred!

Dogolphin Sun 05-Jun-16 17:13:48

I think Jack goes best with your DS1s name, but I like James best. I would change the middle name to Jack, so James Jack Surname.

barbecue Sun 05-Jun-16 18:24:11

Daniel or Aidan

Ludways Sun 05-Jun-16 18:33:21

I know a Robert William (middle name), he gets called Robbie too, no one bats an eyelid.

pilates Sun 05-Jun-16 18:41:47

Jack, it's a great name

Babytalkobsession Sun 05-Jun-16 19:28:37

That's interesting ludways. I think if we went with James we'd start with James and see whether Jamie / Jim naturally come about.

Oliver is after my bro. ds1's middle is after BIL so quite keen on sticking with Oliver and using a family name.

Maybe he'll more look like a Jack or James and it'll make the decision easier!

katiegg Sun 05-Jun-16 19:37:06

James - love James but I don't like Jim or Jamie (or Jimmy).

Jack - is okay, Jack has been very popular over the last ten years or so and for me, it's kind of lost its charm.

Daniel - LOVE Daniel! I want baby#2 to be Daniel but husband doesn't agree!

Alfred - My least favourite from your list, although I quite like Alfie.

Aiden - I really like Aiden!

Congrats and good luck smile

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