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Noel?

(47 Posts)
jennifersarah Mon 21-May-18 09:52:42

Opinions please!

Chocolatecoffeeaddict Mon 21-May-18 09:57:29

Noel Edmunds.

Aprilmightbemynewname Mon 21-May-18 10:00:10

Everyone you know will be knitting him strange jumpers - see above.

ILikeMyChickenFried Mon 21-May-18 10:02:27

It's quite a nice name. I think I'd avoid it for a Christmas baby though

jennifersarah Mon 21-May-18 10:07:33

Not a Christmas baby, I’m due in July!

Tassiemouse Mon 21-May-18 10:12:03

Really like it! Family name for us - thinking about using it perhaps as a middle name. My hubby says Mr Blobby and Noel Edmunds though. There's also Noel Gallagher and Noel Fielding for well known Noels. I don't think these days it has to be a Christmas baby, though it means Christmas and was used originally for Christmas babies.

Aprilmightbemynewname Mon 21-May-18 10:15:32

What about a jumble up and have Leon?

spookytime Mon 21-May-18 10:16:33

Interesting fact, Gallagher and Fielding both have May birthdays!

Edmunds is the only one who is a December (22nd) birthday.

catalinablue Mon 21-May-18 10:21:14

I don't mind it, but much prefer Joel! Love that name. smile

stopbeingadramallama Mon 21-May-18 10:26:38

I always think of Noel Gallagher.
It's not the worst name but there are a lot better names out there.

Sophronia Mon 21-May-18 10:30:01

I really like it

wtf2018 Mon 21-May-18 10:37:52

Feels like an old man name to me... bit on par with Brian or Eric?

MammieBear Mon 21-May-18 11:15:44

It's an interesting choice...

KatnissK Mon 21-May-18 11:19:41

Not a huge fan. I prefer Joel or Leon as pp have suggested.

TheFatkinsDiet Mon 21-May-18 11:19:54

I dislike it a lot I’m afraid. I just don’t like the sound of it and have only met one who was decidedly odd and not very pleasant (former colleague).

jennifersarah Mon 21-May-18 11:22:49

Thanks all. Middle name would be Henry, which we both love. Can’t have Henry as first name because it has already been taken for another family member sad

HeyDolly Mon 21-May-18 11:53:13

There’s 4 men that I work with called Noel - all in their 40s/50s. It must’ve been popular back then in my regional area grin.

It’s not a name that I would use or like but I’m not sure if that’s because I associate it with them (they’re all a bit miserable grin)

MikeUniformMike Mon 21-May-18 14:09:40

I'd assume it was a Christmas baby.

annandale Mon 21-May-18 14:12:13

I know a very tiny non-Christmas Noelle so it's clearly coming back in. Not my taste but if you like it fair enough.

spookytime Mon 21-May-18 14:15:22

Which family member has”Henry”? Someone close? Will they still be in touch in 5, 20, 15 years time?

My son has the same name as a cousin, I didn’t care (though she did).

spookytime Mon 21-May-18 14:15:57

Sorry, that should read “same name as cousin’s child”.

MikeUniformMike Mon 21-May-18 15:27:29

Noel is a masculine French given name derived from noël, meaning Christmas. The actual feminine form is Noelle, but in English-speaking regions Noel is sometimes used for females as well. The original French spellings are Noël and Noëlle.
Noel (given name) - Wikipedia
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noel_(given_name)

elQuintoConyo Mon 21-May-18 15:31:35

Lovely name. Once people have got used to Noel = jennifersarah bay they will love it too.

There is always the best Noel:

youtu.be/QKovBepY7v0

Moonkissedlegs Mon 21-May-18 15:37:26

To me it's an Irish guy, 30s/40s/maybe early 50s, works for the construction equipment hire company that his dad set up.

butlerswharf Mon 21-May-18 15:49:32

Very old fashioned but not in a good way,

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