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Will or Eben?

(32 Posts)
blinkineckmum Thu 22-Feb-18 21:27:35

Due any day. Thought I'd decided but now having a wobble.
Will or Eben?
There is a cousin Ben.
Middle name will probably be Archie.

LadyPug Thu 22-Feb-18 21:33:54

Eben is a bit similar to Ben maybe? I like it though

Chocolateyescakeyes Thu 22-Feb-18 21:35:15

Never heard of Eben, but I like it.

MikeUniformMike Thu 22-Feb-18 21:38:39

Eben. It doesn't really sound like Benn - more like Ebb'n'flow.

falang Thu 22-Feb-18 21:39:04

Eben sounds like it's short for Ebony

tumblrpigeon Thu 22-Feb-18 21:51:28

Oh no

upsideup Thu 22-Feb-18 21:53:02

Definately Eben, Will is very boring

AnotherRoadsideAttraction Thu 22-Feb-18 21:53:25

I love the name Eben. (Great character from the play 'Desire Under the Elms'!)

pipilangstrumpf Thu 22-Feb-18 21:58:18

Will as in will you and only one letter from willy.. Really shock

pipilangstrumpf Thu 22-Feb-18 21:58:59

Eben definitely!

slashdragon Thu 22-Feb-18 22:00:48


This was on my shortlist too but DH vetoed it.

Also like Eren, Oren, Griffin and Knox 🙂

In no way would I think this was short for Ebony confused

blinkineckmum Thu 22-Feb-18 22:18:53

Thanks for the opinions. Funny no-one has said Will yet.

SuperBeagle Thu 22-Feb-18 22:22:29

Will, but short for something (William, Wilson, Wilfred, Wilbur, Wilder etc).

I would pronounce Eben like the word even or the name Eden, not live the name Evan.

Newnaime Thu 22-Feb-18 22:24:09

I read it like Edenblush

slashdragon Thu 22-Feb-18 22:29:32

I like the name William, or even Willem, but I wouldn't use Will without it being the shortened version of a full name.

I know five year olds called both Wilfred and Wilbur if those could be Will options.

toffee1000 Thu 22-Feb-18 22:29:47

Will is better. Eben doesn’t even sound like a name to me!! Plus it’s too similar to Ben.

mollymawk Thu 22-Feb-18 22:33:51

I know someone with an Eben, they say it with a short E (ebb-un), it’s nice but maybe watch out with Archie as a middle name. Eben Archie immediately sounds like Liberace or Fibonacci to me (but perhaps if you don’t know any mathematicians that is ok!).

blinkineckmum Thu 22-Feb-18 22:39:20

To clarify. Will would be William, but known as Will. Eben is pronounced Ebbun.
Thanks for all the opinions.

user1459464195 Thu 22-Feb-18 22:45:23

Definitely William smile

wilts09 Thu 22-Feb-18 23:55:17

I never heard of Eben but I kinda like it. EDEN was on my boys list but hubby vetoed it and we had a girl anyway. Xx

ChocolateCrunch Fri 23-Feb-18 03:10:02


ThroughThickAndThin01 Fri 23-Feb-18 03:11:08


William nn Will is a fantastic name.

pipilangstrumpf Fri 23-Feb-18 08:37:16

William is ok but I really dislike will. It's a verb (Will, will you..or Will will not...) and a noun, and so easy to tease with Willy! I honestly don't see the attraction.

Eben sounds interesting.

Ontopofthesunset Fri 23-Feb-18 08:50:00

Definitely William and Will. Eben doesn't sound like a finished word to me.

I understand people's objections to Will (feel similarly negative towards Harry) but honestly there are so many boys out there called Will. No one teases them or mistakes their name for a verb. There's been at least one boy called Will in every one of my sons' activities and classes over the last twenty years and no one has ever tittered or batted an eyelid.

deptfordgirl Fri 23-Feb-18 08:55:14

I prefer Will

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