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Our oldest son doesn't want us to name our 2nd son after their dad..

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isitseptemberyet Tue 30-Aug-16 20:48:54

Would Really appreciate some help.
Due no.5 very soon, i would like to name him Samuel after his father, but our eldest son is adamant that he Doesn't want that..
Could anyone suggest names Like Samuel ?!
Thank you smile

Mausageandsash Tue 30-Aug-16 20:49:56

Just Sam?

ImperialBlether Tue 30-Aug-16 20:50:21

Is your eldest son estranged from his father?

Do you like short names or longer names? Traditional or new?

Thelastusername Tue 30-Aug-16 20:54:24

Samson?

isitseptemberyet Tue 30-Aug-16 20:56:49

Our eldest son is ten, we arent estranged , we went on to have three girls after our first son, so we've always referred to him as our 'only special boy'! He's Very close to his dad, and has felt a bit anxious about us loving another boy. He doesnt want the new baby to be called Sam/ Samuel after his dad as tht may make the baby more special than him (he's a sensitive soul)!
The other name we like is Hugo, but i dont Love it. We like biblical (although we arent religious) , solid, old fashioned names, maybe a bit more leaning to the 'posh side' !
Any help would be so appreciated smile

MelanieCheeks Tue 30-Aug-16 20:58:13

I've always thought that children named after parents can get confusing. Can you make Samuel a second or middle name?

EllaHen Tue 30-Aug-16 20:58:32

David

annandale Tue 30-Aug-16 20:59:39

Jacob
Noah
Joel
Daniel

shaggedthruahedgebackwards Tue 30-Aug-16 21:00:00

Could you use Samuel as a middle name for the new baby instead?

Daniel
Jacob
Joseph
Matthew

These names have a similar feel to them

babyblabber Tue 30-Aug-16 21:03:28

Ah bless, that is so sweet, the poor little fellow! What about asking him for some help picking the name and that could help ease the blow and bond him with his new brother?

QueenLizIII Tue 30-Aug-16 21:04:13

Saul.

Biblical and just an M and an E removed from Samuel to make Saul too.

Bless your DS!

Marilynsbigsister Tue 30-Aug-16 21:08:25

Joseph - Joe

CRazzyyAce Tue 30-Aug-16 21:11:30

It is normally tradition that if you name after the father its the first born son, I wouldn't even if is already upset.

IcedVanillaLatte Tue 30-Aug-16 21:13:09

I think the kid has a point TBH.

Despicablyme Tue 30-Aug-16 21:14:21

I'm on his side tbh

Yika Tue 30-Aug-16 21:14:36

Jesse
Ezra
Thomas
Joshua
Seth
Jonathan

I love the name David too.

Yika Tue 30-Aug-16 21:15:22

Adam
Asher
Simon
Simeon
Peter
John

GoldFishFingerz Tue 30-Aug-16 21:16:45

Joseph is similar in that it's quite a gentle Sounding name. Benjamin also

GoldFishFingerz Tue 30-Aug-16 21:17:07

Hew Hugh Hugo is lovely

QueenLizIII Tue 30-Aug-16 21:17:20

Oh yeah, Seth is awesome.

Love Simeon too.

nemno Tue 30-Aug-16 21:24:57

I totally see your son's issue. Even if he doesn't articulate it he will feel he wasn't worth the most special name but his brother is worth it. There would be 2 Samuels and him. Poor chap.

Nathan/Nathaniel
Dominic
Frederick
Jonathon

CotswoldStrife Tue 30-Aug-16 21:25:42

Agree that it is normally the first son named after the father, I see your DS's point there.

Gideon (George Osborne may have wounded this name a bit, but it is still nice grin )
Noah
Joshua
Theo (not Biblical)

isitseptemberyet Tue 30-Aug-16 21:35:18

loving the suggestions , thank you smile
Yes, totally dont want to upset our first son. It's not even that i want to name this one After his father, it's just a name that ive always liked that his dad happens to share lol
Certainly not worth it at the cost of our ten years old feelings tho.. so trying to search for a name, I can think of about ten girls name i like, despite already having three girls, find boys names so much harder !

SirNiallDementia Tue 30-Aug-16 21:36:01

I can see where your son s coming from, a kid may well feel that it is special to get your dads name and feel very left out if the new baby gets it.

How about

Isaac
Nate/ Nathaniel
Joel
Ezra
Eli
Asher
Elijah
Jacob
Reuben
Josiah
Lucas

Sophronia Wed 31-Aug-16 00:09:49

Henry
Alexander
Benjamin
Arthur
Thomas
Daniel
Edward
Gabriel
Isaac
George
James
Luke
Raphael
Matthew
Joseph
Louis
Nathaniel
Joshua
Oliver
Patrick
Nicholas
Reuben
William
Zachary
Adam

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