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Jonah, Louis, Gabe or Rex?

(52 Posts)
auntym Thu 29-Sep-16 17:52:49

Would really appreciate opinions on our shortlist of boy's name. Also any other names you would consider similar please... :-)

Monochromecat Thu 29-Sep-16 17:54:08


Mybeardeddragonjustdied2016 Thu 29-Sep-16 17:54:35

Mm Rex is a dogs name.
Love Gabriel as I have one! He is 16 and never had Gabe so far!

PotatoBread Thu 29-Sep-16 17:57:14


Gabe is great as a nn for Gabriel but not as a full birth certificate name IMO. I do like it though.

Jonah as third choice.

Rex is just an unimaginative dogs name. Sorry.

WetsTheFinger Thu 29-Sep-16 18:01:26

Love Rex. Never met a dog called it?! Also like Louis.

TaperSchool Thu 29-Sep-16 18:15:57


Foxtato Thu 29-Sep-16 18:17:49

I love Rex, it was my Uncles name. Lots of names are so called 'dogs names', (Lily, Freya, Max, Jack, etc), more so for shorter names though.You could call your baby any name and you could meet a dog with that name.

Gabe would be my next choice and I don't like the other two names.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Thu 29-Sep-16 18:20:23



Loyly Thu 29-Sep-16 18:22:51


Flossierules Thu 29-Sep-16 18:35:19

Love Jonah.

Next Rex and then Louis.

MotherDuckSaid Thu 29-Sep-16 18:42:53

LOVE Jonah
plze dnt name ur child Rex !

ImperialBlether Thu 29-Sep-16 18:45:41


TheField65 Thu 29-Sep-16 18:46:48


Might be a dog's name for some, but then again I have a neighbour with a dog called Rufus, and there is a boy at dd's school called Rufus. A friend has a horse called Megan. Another friend has a cat called Molly. My mother had a chicken called Henrietta and I went to school with two girls called Henrietta. My point is that any name could be used as a pet's name, but I still like Rex!

NavyandWhite Thu 29-Sep-16 18:54:37

Love Rex and Gabriel.

Pemba Thu 29-Sep-16 20:05:49

Louis and GabRIEL are lovely names. Jonah is fine. Rex is a dog's name.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Thu 29-Sep-16 20:26:27

1 Gabe
2 Louis
3 Rex
4 Jonah

ThoraGruntwhistle Thu 29-Sep-16 20:40:13

I like all of them apart from Rex. Rex is a Doberman or a really wanky estate agent.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Thu 29-Sep-16 20:51:22


OP, Jonas is nice too !

KoalaDownUnder Thu 29-Sep-16 20:53:48


Can't get past Rex = dog, sorry.

I think ThroughThick and I have similar tastes - LOVE Rafael!

callycat1 Thu 29-Sep-16 20:54:13


buttercup54321 Thu 29-Sep-16 21:01:34

Don't like any of them but if I had to choose then it would be Louis. Don't like Angel Gabriel {Gay for short}' Rex the dog or Jonah and the whale.

Honeybee79 Thu 29-Sep-16 21:03:43

Like them all other than Rex. Top two from your list are Jonah and then Louis.

ScarletSienna Thu 29-Sep-16 21:04:48

I love Gabriel and Gabe.
Like Rex and Jonah.
Dislike Louis.

Similar somehow...

Ohdofuckoffplease Thu 29-Sep-16 21:25:47

1) Jonah - love this name! It's on my list.

2) Rex - I sort of like this, but it is a bit of a 'dog's name', as much as I hate to use that Baby Names board cliché. Also, it's a bit trendy I think, since Fearne Cotton used it for her son, so I wonder if it might date badly.

3) Gabe - I don't mind this as a nn for Gabriel, which is a lovely name, but I don't like it on its own. I think it might be hard to pull off.

4) Louis - I just don't like the sound of this and I can't really explain why - it's a bit of a whiny sound when I say it to myself.

CakeRattleandRoll Fri 30-Sep-16 00:12:55

Rex and Louis are my favourites.

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