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Isaac or Henry?

(26 Posts)
DandySeaLioness Fri 22-Sep-17 13:08:13

I think we're down to these two names. We don't love either of them but they seem to be the only names we both (sort of) like!

DP likes Zachary - I don't, I love James (we can't use it) or Harvey (DP doesn't like it)

So, what do you all think? also, what about middle names for these?

Memememeandyou Fri 22-Sep-17 13:08:49


pipilangstrumpf Fri 22-Sep-17 13:24:42

I’d worry about the I suck teasing potential with Isaac.

So Henry for me.

Smoliver Fri 22-Sep-17 13:27:26

These two are on my favourites list. I slightly prefer Isaac but both are great.

NannyR Fri 22-Sep-17 13:30:28

Isaac - it's biblical meaning is "he will laugh", which I think is lovely.

Hullabaloo31 Fri 22-Sep-17 13:32:38

I have an Isaac and he gets so many compliments on it!

rebus1 Fri 22-Sep-17 13:34:57

Both great names, which goes best with your surname? I prefer Henry it's what my DD would be if she had been a boy! What about James for a middle name?

Theresomethingaboutdairy Fri 22-Sep-17 13:45:33

I have a Henry, it is literally the only boys name that I love. Only heard good things about it and it won't date. His middle name is Joseph, although I wish I had gone with james now for a middle name.

Chocolatecake12 Fri 22-Sep-17 14:23:00

Isaac - it's only on mn that I ever heard the I suck thing. It's not even pronounced like that!
It can be shortened to zac so a bonus if your dp like Zachary.
My Isaac has had some lovely compliments on his name and he's the only one in his school.
Funnily enough Henry was also on my list!

pilates Fri 22-Sep-17 14:49:35

Henry William
Henry Jacob

ChocolateCrunch Fri 22-Sep-17 14:55:35


hopsalong Fri 22-Sep-17 15:09:56


But are you sure you couldn't come round to Zachary? My husband couldn't, but I think it's a brilliant name!

Ionarocks Fri 22-Sep-17 15:13:55


FindTheLightSwitchDarren Fri 22-Sep-17 16:46:20

I like both, but prefer Isaac.

Peachypie83 Fri 22-Sep-17 16:49:08

I have a 4 month old Isaac. It wasn't my first choice but the only name we agreed on. He was a tiny premature 3lb baby and the name did seem too grown up for him initially but it's definitely grown on me and I love it now

JenNtonic Fri 22-Sep-17 16:57:13

I'm sorry to be a dick it's just I read ya post and thought
Henry-Hoover-hoovers "suck".
Isaac- I suck.
So not much in it grin
I'm only joking,
I actually love both names and TOTALLY love Zachary or Zak to shorten Isaac like somebody before me said. TBH I'm on the fence but congratulations!!!! flowers xx

bridgetreilly Fri 22-Sep-17 17:11:41

Isaac is a great name.

snowplop Fri 22-Sep-17 17:23:09

I have an Isaac. We liked the meaning - he who laughs - which suits him perfectly. I've never heard the 'i suck' thing either. Loads of people spell it wrongly as 'Issac' though.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Fri 22-Sep-17 17:24:49


Mugshotzforlunch Fri 22-Sep-17 17:28:34

Henry Isaac surname.

shggg245 Fri 22-Sep-17 17:32:53


averythinline Fri 22-Sep-17 17:33:56

Isaac is great , Henry not a fave but maybe as the 2 I know are really not nice ..

early30smum Fri 22-Sep-17 20:07:24

Both lovely- I prefer Henry.

DandySeaLioness Fri 22-Sep-17 21:06:06

Thank you, everyone!!
We settled on Isaac smile

snowplop Fri 22-Sep-17 21:46:03

Hurrah 😊 Good choice!

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