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Sam or Tom?

(33 Posts)
iamalostbird Sat 22-Apr-17 16:52:04

Which do you prefer?

MagicalMrsMistoffelees Sat 22-Apr-17 16:53:02

Those were our choices with our first son!

iamalostbird Sat 22-Apr-17 16:53:41

Which did you go with? smile

MagicalMrsMistoffelees Sat 22-Apr-17 16:54:12


NameChange30 Sat 22-Apr-17 16:56:12


MagicalMrsMistoffelees Sat 22-Apr-17 17:03:49

Just felt if we went with Tom people would always assume he was Thomas more often than they'd assume a Sam was a Samuel. In other words, Sam seemed more established as a name in its own right than Tom.

Tom was our second choice with our next two sons as well but we never used it in the end. Still like it though.

NameChange30 Sat 22-Apr-17 17:06:27

I know so many Toms my age/generation so I wouldn't use it. It's a nice name though. Just not as nice as Sam!

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sat 22-Apr-17 17:08:12


ScarlettFreestone Sat 22-Apr-17 17:10:02

They are both great names but for my personal preference Sam.

It just seems like a stronger name (IMO)

EnglishGirlApproximately Sat 22-Apr-17 17:10:45

Sam - I'm biased!

Finola1step Sat 22-Apr-17 17:11:18

They were both on our list. Went with Sam.

MakeItStopNeville Sat 22-Apr-17 17:11:48

I feel the opposite, Scarlett! I find Tom a strong name and Sam a bit wishy washy. It that could be related to the (quite a lot of) Sam and Tom's I know.

DramaAlpaca Sat 22-Apr-17 17:11:53


ScarletSienna Sat 22-Apr-17 17:16:36

Tom. Sam sounds a bit feeble to me and I don't like how the 'a' sounds in it!

insancerre Sat 22-Apr-17 17:17:43

I have a 27 year old one

MagicalMrsMistoffelees Sat 22-Apr-17 17:18:56

Every Sam I've ever met has been lovely too!

Awwlookatmybabyspider Sat 22-Apr-17 17:19:30


WhingingTulip Sat 22-Apr-17 17:26:27

I have a 13 year old Sam. He's lovely I'm biased

MakeItStopNeville Sat 22-Apr-17 17:28:54

MrsM, every Tom I've met has been lovely too! I always think Sam's, Tom's and Matt's are great guys in general!

CPtart Sat 22-Apr-17 18:02:26


MagicalMrsMistoffelees Sat 22-Apr-17 18:14:25

Oh yes Toms are lovely too, I agree!

feckingmarvellous Sat 22-Apr-17 19:48:21


OvO Sat 22-Apr-17 19:49:30


Sophronia Sat 22-Apr-17 22:32:50


strawberrypenguin Sat 22-Apr-17 22:39:08


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