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zazie7 Sun 27-Nov-16 17:37:28

We are still struggling to decide on a boy's name for if our baby due in a week is a boy. Recently we have been thinking about Gabriel. What are people's thoughts? Too much teasing potential? Would Gabe be inevitable? Our other choices are James, Samuel or Theodore.

user1471950254 Sun 27-Nov-16 17:39:30

I love the name Gabriel

Paddington68 Sun 27-Nov-16 17:39:38

He would be Gabe, I like Theo, just Theo no dore.

Ilovewillow Sun 27-Nov-16 17:41:44

He would probably be Gabe which I think is equally lovely! Gabriel was on our list - it's a great name! Best of luck!

Sophronia Sun 27-Nov-16 18:09:36

Gabriel is lovely

cheweduprope Sun 27-Nov-16 18:12:17

I like James,Theodore and Samuel all more than Gabriel, which I see as a very weak name.

But it is pretty popular at the moment, so I may be alone there!

funkybum Sun 27-Nov-16 18:13:10

My one year old is called Gabriel - my husband's choice and I wasn't sure at first. I adore it now. He does get Gabe from some people but I also love that

Joinourclub Sun 27-Nov-16 18:32:43

I love Gabe and Gabriel

dailymaillazyjournos Sun 27-Nov-16 18:47:08

It's my favourite boys name, so it's a yes from me. i'm 56 so past the having children age but my hypothetical son would be Gabriel

OohhThatsMe Sun 27-Nov-16 18:47:46

It's a really lovely name.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Sun 27-Nov-16 20:20:43

Its what I've got picked out for a boy.

FrancisCrawford Sun 27-Nov-16 20:23:37

I love it!

Muskey Sun 27-Nov-16 20:26:32

Had our dd been a boy we would have called here Gabriel. She is called Gabrielle by the way

MrsMulder Sun 27-Nov-16 20:27:24

I love Gabriel too

Bombaybunty Sun 27-Nov-16 20:29:30

It's my DS middle name, I love it!

DoraDunn Sun 27-Nov-16 20:30:11

I think it's a lovely name. Gabe is also a fab nn. Why would he get teased? It's a perfectly mainstream boys' name. Not too popular but no out there either. It's a great name.

SimonNeilshair Sun 27-Nov-16 20:36:38

it's my nearly 5 year old name and I still love it! he's never been teased,but teasing can happen with any name!

He does get called Gabe but recently has stated he prefers Gabriel.

When he was born, a friend described the name as being strong but gentle, which I think is a very good description smile

dementedma Sun 27-Nov-16 20:40:41

Gabriel is a great name.If you don't want it abbreviated to Gabe, then just don't accept that as a nn.
My ds is Joseph. Not Joe. Not Joey. Just Joseph.

SnowmanEnvy Sun 27-Nov-16 20:43:02

I love it! I wasn't allowed it by DH though!

DramaAlpaca Sun 27-Nov-16 20:43:59

It's a lovely name.

TheWiseOldElf Sun 27-Nov-16 20:45:38

It is my all time favourite boys name but DH (along with most men I know unfortunately) thinks teasing is inevitable sad

Shesaysso Sun 27-Nov-16 20:46:55

Also love it - do it!

SimonNeilshair Sun 27-Nov-16 21:06:10

If it's teasing you're concerned about, you need to think of the names of the children he will grow up with, he won't be in a class of Daves, Matts and Deans.

Gabriel really doesn't stand out as unusual these days

ScarletSienna Sun 27-Nov-16 23:10:11

Love it! It is one of my favourite boy names. It's not super popular in terms of usage but I know a few now with it as a first or middle name.

Salmotrutta Sun 27-Nov-16 23:22:14

I love Gabriel - and I think of Gabriel Byrne the actor who I rather like too...

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