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Gable for a boy?

(48 Posts)
CeCeBloomer Tue 18-Oct-16 22:02:28

Any thoughts

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Tue 18-Oct-16 22:04:16

It's part of a house isn't it?

Not my cup of tea, I imagine it would be misheard as Gabriel a fair bit too.

HillaryFTW Tue 18-Oct-16 22:04:49

Do you mean Gabe?

BeattieBowRisenFromTheDead Tue 18-Oct-16 22:05:51

Sorry, not keen. I first think of the house (like Green Gables) and then "As in Clark?"

Also agree it sounds like someone mumbling 'Gabriel'.

Loyly Tue 18-Oct-16 22:06:52

My first thought was 'gable end' as in house. To me, it isn't good as a name.

OlennasWimple Tue 18-Oct-16 22:07:28

No, it's not a name! Gabriel, however, is lovely

DramaAlpaca Tue 18-Oct-16 22:10:51

I don't think it works, sorry.

I guess you are thinking of it as a surname name, as in Clark Gable, but as others have said it just sounds like a mish-mash of Gabriel and Gabe.

SimonLeBonOnAndOn Tue 18-Oct-16 22:11:49


NewIdeasToday Tue 18-Oct-16 22:12:23

I really really don't understand this apparent trend to give babies names that aren't actually names for people.

MollyRedskirts Tue 18-Oct-16 22:12:38

Sorry, no. It immediately makes me think of part of a house. It would be a bit like calling a baby 'Gate' or 'Guttering'.

Gabe or Gabriel are both lovely, and similar sounding.

ShatnersBassoon Tue 18-Oct-16 22:12:57

Abel is a reasonable non-triangular name.

RiverTam Tue 18-Oct-16 22:13:03

I don't mind 'non-name' names at all but I don't think this one works at all.

Heratnumber7 Tue 18-Oct-16 22:14:12

No. plain and simple. No.

BeattieBowRisenFromTheDead Tue 18-Oct-16 22:15:59

Molly I knew someone called 'Gates' hmm

FinnegansCake Tue 18-Oct-16 22:16:52

Awful, sorry!

People would mis-spell it as Gabble

Allalonenow Tue 18-Oct-16 22:17:00

I like it, and Newel is nice too.

MollyRedskirts Tue 18-Oct-16 22:18:59

Ha! It was an example plucked out of the air. My apologies if I offended you.

SailingThroughTime Tue 18-Oct-16 22:20:38

Not my cup of tea but it started me pondering whether Architrave would be for boys, girls or a unisex name (in the manner of Rothmans being a boy's name). Wainscott would be a boy's name. Cornice is a gigl's name obviously.
Ponders ...

BeattieBowRisenFromTheDead Tue 18-Oct-16 22:21:01

No, sorry, my hmm was at his name not at your joke grin

BeattieBowRisenFromTheDead Tue 18-Oct-16 22:22:00

Arf at Cornice grin

Dado also clearly a girls' name.

SailingThroughTime Tue 18-Oct-16 22:22:08

Girl's not gigl's blush

IcedVanillaLatte Tue 18-Oct-16 22:23:42

I think Finial is a lovely name.

Catgirl83 Tue 18-Oct-16 22:25:15

Agree. Gable isn't a name. Gabriel, on the other hand, is lovely.

HillaryFTW Tue 18-Oct-16 22:26:30

Lintel? A nice alternative to Linnet.

SailingThroughTime Tue 18-Oct-16 22:26:39

Spindle is a bit too like Spinster for my taste but hey ho - horses for courses and all that.
Mansard is a strong 4 square name for a boy.

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