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Moses or Solomon

(59 Posts)
aroha77 Thu 29-Jun-17 16:45:28


Unfortunately my husband and I just don't like any boys' names! We're so fussy (too posh, too unusual, too common) but need one any day now

We both quite like Moses and Solomon, despite being put off by how obviously biblical they are!

Which would you choose? Or do you have any other good suggestions?

Probable middle name of Daniel (after a particular Daniel we've known)


2014newme Thu 29-Jun-17 16:47:53

Too biblical especially with another biblical middle name. there are lots if names in the Bible that don't automatically scream 'bible ', luke, Matthew etc or gave Daniel as a first name and move Solomon or Moses to middle name?

cushioncovers Thu 29-Jun-17 17:01:14

Neither sorry

DramaAlpaca Thu 29-Jun-17 17:02:34

I don't like either, to be honest, but I'd go with Solomon because I do like Sol as a nickname.

I really like Daniel though.

MikeUniformMike Thu 29-Jun-17 17:03:44

Of the two, Solomon. I like both but they are very Old Testament. Nn Sol or Mo/Moss? All ok imo.

MyfatheristheKing Thu 29-Jun-17 17:04:34


KarlKennedysBumCrack Thu 29-Jun-17 17:05:03

Solomon/ Sol is lovely, I wanted to use is for ds3 but wasn't allowed

aroha77 Thu 29-Jun-17 17:05:07

I find Luke, Matthew etc too boring...

Unfortunately don't like Daniel enough to be the first name! I feel like it's more a name for our generation than this next one??

revolution909 Thu 29-Jun-17 17:06:18

What about in Hebrew? Moshe/Shlomo

aroha77 Thu 29-Jun-17 17:06:18

I'm swayed because I love the nn Mo but Sol is nice for when they're older ...

YokoReturns Thu 29-Jun-17 17:06:25

If you like Old Testament names, what about Reuben, Noah, Elijah, Isaac?

LadyoftheLake123 Thu 29-Jun-17 17:07:53

I really like both of them! Solomon was on my list too but rejected by DH (he also thought it was too biblical). But then names like Noah, Elijah and Jonah are surely just as much so and they're really popular at the moment! I think they're lovely names.

MikeUniformMike Thu 29-Jun-17 17:13:13

I was thinking Moshe and Shlomo too or Musa/Sulamein. All lovely.
Isaac, Elijah, Noah, Reuben, Jonah etc might be a bit too popular IMO. The first one you hear of you think Ooh Noah, that's a bit unusual then you think ah Josh hmm 20 yr old probably.

Jooni Thu 29-Jun-17 17:15:22

Cool choices!

I like Moses best in full but I love the nn Sol! Though actually Moss is great too...


2014newme Thu 29-Jun-17 17:16:48

Moses and Solomon are names that are thousands of years old, they atre in no way 'next generation ' 😂😂

MissBax Thu 29-Jun-17 17:17:37

If it's Solomon I really hope he's born on a Monday! 😉

Deploycharitygoats Thu 29-Jun-17 17:40:02

Solomon. Wanted it for DS2 (with Solly as nn) but was swayed by MIL saying it was a very big name to live up to. Now I think DS2 could have handled it grin

MsPassepartout Thu 29-Jun-17 17:45:43


krakentoast Thu 29-Jun-17 19:44:38

Both nice - I like Solomon best and Sol is a good nn. You might also like...

Abraham (nn Bram)

TheSeaTheSkyTheSeaTheSkyyyyyy Thu 29-Jun-17 19:51:30

I like both, but I prefer Solomon.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Thu 29-Jun-17 19:55:50

I really like Solomon/Sol, very nice.
Not Moses.

Decaffstilltastesweird Thu 29-Jun-17 19:56:07

I love biblical names!

I really like both <not helpful>.

ClashCityRocker Thu 29-Jun-17 19:56:20

I like Solomon. Whilst both are obviously old testament names I think moses is a bigger character in the Bible.

A child called Moses I would instantly think his parents were uber religious whereas I wouldn't necessarily think that with a Solomon.

Decaffstilltastesweird Thu 29-Jun-17 19:57:08

Pp suggestion of Abraham is one of my absolute favourite boy names though, so if there's even a small chance you'd choose that, I'd vote for it.

MaisyPops Thu 29-Jun-17 19:58:32

I like Solomon.

Moses feels a little 'Duggar family' for me, like one of their girls calling their baby Israel and the other Spurgeon. Sort of overtly religious (rather than a name of biblical heritage)

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