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Valentine or Christian??

(31 Posts)
Dreamer82 Mon 09-Oct-17 17:12:38

Hello, I’m expecting a little boy soon and love both of these names. I was just wondering your thoughts ... Thanks!

0hDeer Mon 09-Oct-17 17:16:44

I think Christian is safer. Valentine will be more prone to teasing.

megletthesecond Mon 09-Oct-17 17:20:51


NeverForgotten Mon 09-Oct-17 17:23:10

Valentine is a little too feminine for a boy imo. He would likely be teased/bullied. Go for Christian.

allthegoodusernameshavegone Mon 09-Oct-17 17:24:43

Love them both but Valentine is best

ineedamoreadultieradult Mon 09-Oct-17 17:24:54

I know it's not even one of your options but how about Vallentino instead of Valentine?

Liadain Mon 09-Oct-17 19:05:55

Christian is a fab name. Valentine...too tied to the day imo.

NearLifeExperience Mon 09-Oct-17 19:07:35

Both are fab! But, as others have said, Valentine maybe open to more teasing. Not sure why someone regarded it as feminine though.... St. Valentine was a man!

loobybear Mon 09-Oct-17 19:30:50

Hands down Christian. Beautiful name.

ErrolTheDragon Mon 09-Oct-17 19:37:10

Christian isn't such a good name if it turns out he doesn't want to be one. I suppose he could call himself Chris.

Chaffinch4 Mon 09-Oct-17 20:05:41

So all girls called Rose or Iris have to like those flowers and Grace's have to be graceful? hmm

I think Christian is fine for a non believer!

Yika Mon 09-Oct-17 20:07:54

I also prefer Christian.

I prefer Valentin to Valentine.

What about Florian, has the same romantic air I think smile

MsPassepartout Mon 09-Oct-17 20:21:19


Valentine is too romantic. Valentines Day and all that.

MollyHuaCha Mon 09-Oct-17 20:24:54

I love them both. Would probably choose Christian.

ChocolateCrunch Mon 09-Oct-17 20:25:17

Christian is fine, but will probably be shortened to Chris, but that may not bother you.
I quite like Valentine, but prefer Valentin or Valentino - nn Tino?

SuperBeagle Mon 09-Oct-17 20:40:33

I think Valentine would be far too prone to teasing.

And Christian would be a rubbish name to have if you turned out to be an atheist.

SumAndSubstance Mon 09-Oct-17 21:21:19

I know a couple of Valentines. They seem to survive without being teased!

ladybirdsaredotty Mon 09-Oct-17 22:39:39

I agree with Christian, the only child I know with that name comes from a very, err, Christian family.

Dustbunny1900 Tue 10-Oct-17 03:24:42

My neighbor was a male valentine..just called "Val". I like it, but I'd make it Valentino.
Christian is popular and mainstream enough to not be strictly tied to the religion.

Lily2007 Tue 10-Oct-17 03:37:41

Christian, one I knew wasn't religious. Valentine will get teased.

Ploppie4 Tue 10-Oct-17 04:13:25

I prefer valentine but absolutely adore kit as a nickname for Christian

Ploppie4 Tue 10-Oct-17 04:13:56

Valentino yes

TheDowagerCuntess Tue 10-Oct-17 04:51:24

I don't really think about Christianity when I hear the name Christian Bale.

The two are really not linked.

Chris is a rubbish shortening, though.

Don't go for Valentine...

Needalifeoverhaul Tue 10-Oct-17 04:59:45

I seem to be in the minority here but love Valentine.

pipilangstrumpf Tue 10-Oct-17 07:52:52

I like Valentine. Reminds me of Valentine Warner.

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