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Did you stick to your names?

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user1492528619 Sat 22-Apr-17 14:39:29

Did you all stick to the names you had planned on calling your children, either pre birth or pre kids?

I was always adamant if I had a child he would be James/Jacob/Joseph.

I hated any modern/biblical names.

Ended up between Moses/Grayson/Ezra.

Did your name decisions surprise you?

FeedTheSharkAndItWIllBite Sat 22-Apr-17 14:44:53

No, they didn't surpise me.

But some of the names I really wanted to use just don't work in the UK...

Chavelita Sat 22-Apr-17 14:49:10

James, Joseph and Jacob are biblical, though, so how can you have hated biblical names?

lizzieoak Sat 22-Apr-17 14:49:20

But Jacob & Joseph are biblical names?!?

I stuck to my names bar a wee bit of waffling over one of ds' middle names. Exh wanted a certain name so we went w that but I still miss the middle name I wanted for her.

FeedTheSharkAndItWIllBite Sat 22-Apr-17 14:51:36


True. But maybe they were (are) so commonly used that the OP doesn't associate them with the bible?

Chocolatecake12 Sat 22-Apr-17 14:54:11

Yes stuck to both names and still really love them. Had 2 sons but also still love the name I'd have chosen for a girl too.

user1492528619 Sat 22-Apr-17 14:58:16

As Feedtheshark said, I never really associated them as biblical names, more the classic ones.

Biblical meaning Moses, Elijah, Levi, Noah, Ezra, Eli etc. More Hebrew. I felt before having kids they were a bit too uncommon but upon having my son I grew to love them.

More popular names James, Joseph, Jacob, Thomas, Benjamin, Daniel, Max etc. are very run of the mill and Traditional, I didn't actively associate them with the Bible (whilst I'm aware most/all feature so).

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