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John or Samuel ?

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icantgetnosleep5 Mon 31-Oct-16 13:00:08

Opinions / suggestions all welcome ,
Thanks smile

Sophronia Mon 31-Oct-16 13:49:34


toffeeboffin Mon 31-Oct-16 13:51:00


icantgetnosleep5 Mon 31-Oct-16 13:58:14

Ooh a tie !

jenniuol Mon 31-Oct-16 13:58:34


BikeRunSki Mon 31-Oct-16 14:01:37


Or John

All the Johns I know are about 50, time for a revival.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Mon 31-Oct-16 14:05:32


BarInSpace Mon 31-Oct-16 14:09:55

John, classic but more unusual at the moment.

SausageSoda Mon 31-Oct-16 15:59:03

John. I met a baby John recently and it was a nice surprise as the name is rarely used any more.

I think there was a thread recently asking the exact same thing - John vs Samuel

pilates Mon 31-Oct-16 16:05:16


icantgetnosleep5 Mon 31-Oct-16 16:26:25

SausageSoda - thank you , I will have a look for that thread! 😊

Sugarpiehoneyeye Mon 31-Oct-16 17:07:19

John is fabulous.

AmyInTheBoonies Mon 31-Oct-16 20:45:32

John - more unusual nowadays and although I would've said it was boring twenty years ago now it's quite fresh but still a classic.

Wafflenose Mon 31-Oct-16 20:51:08

Both are lovely! (how helpful...)

I would have used John for a boy if it had gone with our surname, but it doesn't. I had girls though!

Maims100 Mon 31-Oct-16 20:54:42

Samuel, but you can't go wrong with either

rainbow99 Mon 31-Oct-16 22:22:42


bluechameleon Mon 31-Oct-16 22:46:23

We seriously considered Samuel for DS but I couldn't decide how to pronounce it - Sam-you-ell? Sam-yoll?
So I'd go with John because I know how to say it.

WhiteHairReally Tue 01-Nov-16 06:25:52


insancerre Tue 01-Nov-16 06:26:55

But then I have one of my own

Jenijena Tue 01-Nov-16 06:27:53

Both lovely.

//inserts wildcard of Jonathan

Cucumber5 Tue 01-Nov-16 06:37:53

Both are great. Johnny is a great nickname. Sam too

thenightmanageress Tue 01-Nov-16 06:56:56

It's a great classic name I may be biased as mine is sitting next to me
But I do think John is a good strong name too

oleoleoleole Tue 01-Nov-16 07:07:03

Depends how much you like Sam. I don't, only because it's a unisex name!

stonygreysoil Wed 02-Nov-16 06:54:28

both great names. If you have a longer surname, then John works better and vice versa.

LovelyBranches Thu 03-Nov-16 15:23:18

DS has the middle name John, as does DH and my d father (although df used it as his given name). I love it but I think Samuel John is a lovely name too.

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