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Babyblues14 Fri 21-Apr-17 20:05:41

We have chosen amelia-rose for a girl.
We were struggling for a boys name. I was considering Dylan.
Our close friend recently had a seizure and alnost died and my dh would like to name baby after him if we have a boy.
What do you think of Paul?
I like it for a teen/adult name but not sure for a baby smile
I dont think there is any name that suits all stages of life

NavyandWhite Fri 21-Apr-17 20:12:37

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OdinsLoveChild Fri 21-Apr-17 20:18:30

confused noooo don't do it. It's my fil name and my cousins name. Theyre both really old (80s) and very peculiar people. Funny enough Paul does suit them both down to the ground.

Dylan is a really lovely name, use that instead grin Or maybe Saul as a similar type of name to what you were suggesting?

NavyandWhite Fri 21-Apr-17 20:31:01

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Sophronia Fri 21-Apr-17 20:33:58

I really like it. It's a lot better than many current/trendy boys names.

B19M Fri 21-Apr-17 20:36:09

It's a lovely name

Asmoto Fri 21-Apr-17 20:36:31

It's what I'd have been called if I'd been a boy (mid-70s) grin. I like it - a classic name that won't date.

OdinsLoveChild Fri 21-Apr-17 20:37:09

NavyandWhite maybe you're right. If you really like it then use it and my peculiar family shouldn't make a difference to your choice of name. I also have an Aubrey and a Marmaduke in the family so maybe I'm not the best person to comment blush

paddypants13 Fri 21-Apr-17 20:38:24

I like it. My favourite cousin is Paul and he's very cool.

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ImSoUnoriginal Fri 21-Apr-17 20:38:52

Not keen, though I'm another with a weird relative, with that name.
I just think it's a bit dull.
On the other hand, as people have pointed out, there won't be many others out there, in that age group.
Do you like it enough?
I prefer Dylan, though that is rather popular.

B19M Fri 21-Apr-17 20:39:55

Paul Newman-most handsome man to ever walk the earth grin

Goingtobeawesome Fri 21-Apr-17 20:40:31

Sam Faires has called her baby Baby Paul. He's known as Baby Paul all the time as his dad is called Paul too. Baby Paul Tony.

I completely forgot it's dh middle name too grin.

Marmalade85 Fri 21-Apr-17 20:41:08

I know a baby Paul (German) and my colleague recently named his newborn Bruce. David Mitchell named his daughter Barbara. Maybe it's time to bring back Gary

akorda Fri 21-Apr-17 20:42:31

Love Paul-classic , simple name. There won't be any others in his class either..

Or, as someone above said, Saul. Also a great name, a bit more edgy maybe if that's what you want

Good Luck

NameChange30 Fri 21-Apr-17 20:44:00

I like the name Paul but I wouldn't give a baby the same first name as someone who's died, or nearly died (though the two things are clearly not the same!) Especially not if the death/illness was recent, as emotions are too raw. I think it's more appropriate to honour people with middle names.

Dylan Paul would work. Unless you had another middle name in mind?

Alexthekid Fri 21-Apr-17 20:44:52

I love it!
It's classic, it's cute for a wee boy and it also works well for a grown up man.
Paul Dylan is a nice combo too

Glossolalia Fri 21-Apr-17 20:46:16


That's exactly what I thought!

RaingodsWithZippos Fri 21-Apr-17 20:48:38

It's my DSS name. I like it.

MiddlingMum Fri 21-Apr-17 20:54:00

I really like it, and I've only ever known Pauls who were nice. I also really like Simon, Jonathon, David and other names like that.

Babyblues14 Fri 21-Apr-17 20:59:36

I'm warming to it a bit now grin
Baby Paul is cute
Would like to add that the friend cant have children and would be really touched if we did name the baby after him
Just wanted to be convinced as dh is picking the name of our baby and i occasionally tried to sneak in my suggestions e.g Dylan (which he hates lol)
And no he is not controlling lol I gave him free rein with the names as he never got to pick the names of his children in his previous relationship

ninjapants Fri 21-Apr-17 21:01:57

There's a Paul at DS's nursery. I like the name, it's simple, well known but not overused and it's easy for young kids to say. Plus you know he will never be mocked for his name or have people struggling to pronounce or spell it

Wallywobbles Fri 21-Apr-17 21:10:26

I had a traumatic experience with a Paul so not one for me.

Isitjustmeorisiteveryoneelse Fri 21-Apr-17 21:13:33

Wow that it retro and, frankly, genius! Love it.

NameChange30 Fri 21-Apr-17 21:14:42

Why don't you choose the name together?
I never understand it when one parent makes a unilateral decision.
The child is both of yours, 50/50 genes, and you should choose a name together that you both like.
It's not up to you to compensate for the failures of his past relationship hmm
I bet the child will have his surname too

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