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Tom or Daniel?

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sidonie1 Fri 09-Sep-16 14:55:54

I'm usually keener on full names that can be shortened, but really much prefer Tom to Thomas for some reason (possibly linked to having boys who watch Thomas the Tank Engine obsessively!)

Have posted previously but we're very close to expecting our twins now and have to decide. The girl will be called Mabel. Which do you prefer?

Tom and Mabel or Daniel and Mabel? (I'm not overly bothered about the names sounding good together as would rather call the individuals names we love).

Hopelass Fri 09-Sep-16 14:58:46

Daniel. I am biased though! wink

mumhum Fri 09-Sep-16 15:01:19


MadisonAvenue Fri 09-Sep-16 15:03:20

I'm biased as we have a really lovely 19 year old Tom. He's not Thomas, just Tom as we have a long surname and Tom sounds better with it. Bear in mind though, if you decide on Tom, that people will lengthen his name and assume he's Thomas. My son has personalised Christening gifts with the wrong name on despite his name being on the invites! People who don't know him so well think they're being polite by calling him Thomas. His brother's full name is also a shortened name and the same happens to him.

Caldini22 Fri 09-Sep-16 15:04:11

I like Daniel better, but Tom does go nicely with Mabel I think.

HarleyQuinzel Fri 09-Sep-16 15:08:06

I think Tom goes much better with Mabel

SteviebunsBottrittrundle Fri 09-Sep-16 15:19:43

Tom is lovely and totally fine on its own. I prefer it to Thomas too.

Loyly Fri 09-Sep-16 15:26:40

Tom is lovelier and I think it matches Mabel very well.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Fri 09-Sep-16 15:31:52

I like them both, but agree Tom sounds better with Mabel.

KoalaDownUnder Fri 09-Sep-16 15:33:34


Much better name. Goes better with Mabel. Win/win.

stinky Fri 09-Sep-16 15:35:38

We had exactly this dilemma and went for Tom.

NavyandWhite Fri 09-Sep-16 15:37:44

Tom. Not keen on Daniel.

PotatoBread Fri 09-Sep-16 15:43:07

Tom goes better with Mabel. Daniel and Mabel is a bit of a mouthful unless shortened to Dan

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Fri 09-Sep-16 19:03:03


Sugarpiehoneyeye Fri 09-Sep-16 19:55:26


sidonie1 Fri 09-Sep-16 22:14:52

Thanks for your thoughts - am very torn on it. Would probably call Daniel Danny every day - Danny and Mabel sounds heaps better. But love the simplicity of Tom too...

Love reading your opinions

Figgygal Fri 09-Sep-16 22:17:18

Our ds is officially a Daniel but he's Danny in everything so id say go Danny

thatsnotmybabyname Fri 09-Sep-16 22:18:12

Tom and Mabel sound really sweet together. And although you're not keen on Thomas, it means twin so it works well.

Sophronia Fri 09-Sep-16 23:59:39

Tom, but I would put Thomas on the bc.

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