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bellamcpoopants Sun 26-Mar-17 14:40:10

Dh loves Levison/Leveson, mainly because he loves Lev as a shortening. But I'm not sure it goes with our other children's names of Alexander (Alex), Gabriel (Gabe) and Isabella (Bella)?

Interested in opinions!

Marmalade85 Sun 26-Mar-17 14:48:10

Makes me think of the Leveson inquiry.

bellamcpoopants Sun 26-Mar-17 14:52:21

That's another drawback hmm

Plus my old school had a building called Leveson... I'm doing my best not to dismiss the name completely as it is the only name that dh likes. But struggling.

Hamsolo Sun 26-Mar-17 14:53:44

Oh, I thought of the inquiry too.

I think of Levi as a name in itself. I hadn't heard Levison used. I think a more traditional version like Levi would sit better with the other names.

titchy Sun 26-Mar-17 14:56:37

God no. Find another name which can be shortened to Lev. Levi? Leviticus?

BeyondThePage Sun 26-Mar-17 14:59:17

Yep - the Leveson enquiry came straight to mind here too.

MaryCrawley Sun 26-Mar-17 14:59:54

Straight to the inquiry too, sorry. sad

therootoftheroot Sun 26-Mar-17 15:00:22

god it's AWFUL and doesn't go with your other names at all-which are all LOVELY by the way.

you need something quite traditional surely?

Fishlaar Sun 26-Mar-17 15:02:12

My first thought was of Levison Wood rather than the Leveson Inquiry.

I like it so I'd say go for it. smile

Plantpot83 Sun 26-Mar-17 15:03:26

I'd say Levi too, or Levin maybe, although I think that that's more of a surname

MyWhatICallNameChange Sun 26-Mar-17 15:04:00

Mmmmm, I thought of Levison Wood too. wink

Love Lev as a shortened name too.

bellamcpoopants Sun 26-Mar-17 15:06:48

Thinking of Levison Wood is much more pleasant that the enquiry grin

Thanks all, I don't like Levi or Leviticus... and I agree that we need something more traditional.

Jooni Sun 26-Mar-17 15:20:27

Lev is great, but I don't like Levison/Leveson. Levi would go quite nicely with your other names though.

Susiethetortoiseshellcat Sun 26-Mar-17 15:25:05

Love Levison with Lev or Levi as nn. Definitely think of Levison Wood.

Ontopofthesunset Sun 26-Mar-17 15:32:25

Lev is the Russian for Leo (like Lev Tolstoy though we call him Leo in English) so you could just call him that. I do thin Levison/Leveson just isn't very nice - spelling will be difficult and people will say Leave-eye-sun or Leave-son too.

SoupDragon Sun 26-Mar-17 15:37:34

I thought of the inquiry too. I really don't like it as a name.

I do like Levi (although I see you don't smile) but I think the nickname "Lev" is dreadful anyway, no matter what it is short for.

crapfatbanana Sun 26-Mar-17 15:39:37

'It's a boy, Mr and Mrs Inquiry.'

'I think we'll call him Leveson.'



SoupDragon Sun 26-Mar-17 15:41:16

I'm doing my best not to dismiss the name completely as it is the only name that dh likes.

Your DH needs to put more effort into coming up with other names then! I always think that "it's the only name I like" sounds like an attempt to get what a person wants.

badabeedabom Sun 26-Mar-17 15:41:33

Lev is a name on its own.

Doesn't really go with your other children's names, but it doesn't jar terribly either, so I don't see a huge issue.

NOT Leveson though, please! It's not a name, and it makes me think of the Leveson inquiry and Leveson-Gower family. Sounds a bit tryhard.

crapfatbanana Sun 26-Mar-17 15:43:05

Not Levi.

Lorenzo? Lucian, Lucius, Laurence, Vernon, Greyson?

NotYoda Sun 26-Mar-17 16:39:40

Levi is great

Leviticus as the full name? Gotta love the third book of the Bible

Levison is a surname

NotYoda Sun 26-Mar-17 16:41:11

Other suggestions:


Footle Sun 26-Mar-17 16:48:09

Definitely Leviticus , but he'll be a stickler for rules.

UntilTheCowsComeHome Sun 26-Mar-17 16:52:34

I love it.

But then I love Levison Wood... Mmmmmm

TheCakes Sun 26-Mar-17 16:57:04

Well I'm a journalist, so....

No. I wouldn't call my child Leveson.

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