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aroha77 Sat 17-Jun-17 13:28:54

Looking for a boy's name which isn't too popular but isn't too weird or pretentious...

Hopefully will 'go' with his older sister's name Olive

Quite like Moses, nn Mo...any thoughts or other ideas...?

mummytobemaybe Sat 17-Jun-17 14:19:33


disneykid Sat 17-Jun-17 16:51:54

Only if your last name is Basket.

user1491810905 Sat 17-Jun-17 17:01:37

I wouldn't pick it myself, but I do quite like it.

I think Gwyneth Paltrow has a Moses smile I do think it goes quite nicely with Olive.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sat 17-Jun-17 17:27:10

Not Moses.
Cain and Abel

Sophronia Sat 17-Jun-17 18:21:53

I actually quite like Moses.

YogaAndRum Sat 17-Jun-17 18:26:37

I like it

FatLittleWombat Sat 17-Jun-17 18:29:40

Isn't that like naming your child Jesus?

TidyDancer Sat 17-Jun-17 18:30:48

Made me think 'Dingle'. It's not for me, but it's not a bad name!

SailAwayWithMeHoney Sat 17-Jun-17 18:31:11

I like Moses. It was on my list for what I wanted to call my DS.

C4priSun Sat 17-Jun-17 18:32:14

I know a little girl called Moses-Mae who it suits

mummytobemaybe Sat 17-Jun-17 18:37:09

A girl called Moses?! Now I've seen it all shock

C4priSun Sat 17-Jun-17 18:53:06

It's cute.

roodienoodiefoodie Sat 17-Jun-17 19:24:51

Love it.
Moses and olive sound cool.

anchor9 Sat 17-Jun-17 19:30:41

it's a shame so many nice names are ruined by Jesus.

too Jesusy. i would assume his mum and dad were devout and kooks too

aroha77 Sat 17-Jun-17 19:35:28

That's the my only worry - that it's too biblical! I am pretty Jesusy myself but not in a name-your-child-an-old-testament-name kind of a way...

SuperBeagle Sat 17-Jun-17 20:36:11

Moses is horrid

I would also think that the parents were bible thumpers.

harderandharder2breathe Sat 17-Jun-17 20:42:16

I think it's fine. Nobody says you can't use Noah because of the Ark or Joseph because he was Jesus's father (you know what I mean)

Some alternatives
Olive and Sebastian
Olive and Raphael
Olive and Ezra

DrSpin Sat 17-Jun-17 20:43:48

I love Moses it was on our list

Justmadeperfectflapjacks Sat 17-Jun-17 20:44:28

My friend called her ds Moses. She had changed it to his middle name before he turned a year old.
Joshua. .

Out2pasture Sat 17-Jun-17 20:45:25

it's a really big name to live up to

Yoghurty Sat 17-Jun-17 20:46:04

I love Moses as a name- I worked with a wonderful young man called Moses. Yes thou, it is religious!

Muumi3 Sat 17-Jun-17 22:24:54

How about Amos? Similar feel while being religious but not super religious

aroha77 Sat 17-Jun-17 22:48:34

Thank you for the suggestions! Unfortunately we can't go for Sebastian or Ezra because close friends have and Raphael is way too posh for where we live. I quite like Amos but it makes me picture a really old man for some reason whereas Moses doesn't...

BossyBitch Sat 17-Jun-17 22:53:18

Would make me expect the parents at my doorstep enthusiastically sharing the good news at any given moment, sorry!

Amos, though, was not at all old but an uber-attractive teenage boy when I was a somewhat less attractive teenage girl. Think blond hair, blue eyes, All-American type (but actually very British indeed).

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