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Kenneth or Russell?

(34 Posts)
Roanna1 Thu 15-Jun-17 13:09:36

For our son's middle name? He's going to be an Aidan.

Aidan Kenneth or Aidan Russell?

Jooni Thu 15-Jun-17 13:21:31


Decaffstilltastesweird Thu 15-Jun-17 13:22:55

I prefer Aidan Russell, but not by much.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Thu 15-Jun-17 13:23:14


midsomermurderess Thu 15-Jun-17 14:27:37

Kenneth. It's a good traditional Scottish name (although I really dislike Ken and Kenny).

kittybiscuits Thu 15-Jun-17 14:28:24

Rock? Hard place?

dinosaursandtea Thu 15-Jun-17 14:46:33

Kenneth Russell works if you're a fan of weird 70/s/80s British horror!

rainbowstardrops Thu 15-Jun-17 14:55:38

Neither I'm afraid unless there's some strong family reason.
Each to their own though

OliviaStabler Thu 15-Jun-17 14:57:14


UsaNayme Thu 15-Jun-17 14:58:36

Prefer Kenneth, but Aiden Russell sounds better

AdaColeman Thu 15-Jun-17 15:02:44

Aidan Kenneth works best, the linked "N" sounds join the two names in a very attractive, almost musical way.

Also, I was madly in love with a Kenneth for years, but that's another story....

DramaAlpaca Thu 15-Jun-17 15:03:29


Roanna1 Thu 15-Jun-17 15:10:22

@rainbowstardrops there is a strong connection, thanks. Maybe you shouldn't comment neither on a thread where it's clearly between 2?

Decaffstilltastesweird Thu 15-Jun-17 15:12:05

If there's a strong reason op, surely it doesn't matter which we prefer?

Roanna1 Thu 15-Jun-17 15:22:26

@Decaffstilltastesweird we can't decide and don't want 2 middle names as he will have DH's birth surname as a 2nd middle name.

Squishedstrawberry4 Thu 15-Jun-17 15:22:48


Decaffstilltastesweird Thu 15-Jun-17 15:24:51

If you've already got a middle name lined up, maybe that's enough? If you can't pick between the two that is.

SugarMiceInTheRain Thu 15-Jun-17 15:26:34


Roanna1 Thu 15-Jun-17 15:27:07

@Decaffstilltastesweird it's a thing on both sides that they get a name from a family member. It's the same for our other DC and wouldn't want it different for 1 child.

chinlop Thu 15-Jun-17 15:38:36


MaidenMotherCrone Thu 15-Jun-17 15:49:16

I've got a Kenneth Edward, he's also known as Kenny and Ken. He's very handsome, cool and a bit special. All the girls love him.
Here he is.

HibiscusIsland Thu 15-Jun-17 15:53:56

I wouldn't mess with that cat. wink

Sophronia Thu 15-Jun-17 17:19:10


Decaffstilltastesweird Thu 15-Jun-17 19:38:03

Can I change my vote to Kenneth because I love that cat so much? grin

This sounds like a flip suggestion op, but you could try flipping a coin? I find it really helpful doing this when I can't make up my mind. I don't always take the advice of the coin, but it helps me realise what I really want; if I'm happy the coin has decided for me or disappointed that it's chosen the one I didn't want iyswim.

Decaffstilltastesweird Thu 15-Jun-17 19:38:40

Sorry "flip suggestion" was an unintentional pun!

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