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Help: DISO tips for making a final name decision when *totally* indecisive

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ruthietoothie Thu 06-Dec-18 19:16:10

I'm having a nightmare. Got a lovely newborn boy (well he's almost two weeks now) and just can't seem to settle on a name for him.

Got a shortlist (which keeps changing) and which includes:


But just can't seem to decide which one he suits / which one to go with.

has anyone been in a similar position? Got any tips for how you make your mind up?

In fog of sleep deprivation can't imagine ever making our minds up!!

PersisFord Wed 12-Dec-18 17:49:55

grin everything round here gets shortened. Or lengthened. I know 2 Owens - one known as O, one as Os

Flamingosnbears Wed 12-Dec-18 16:45:34

Owen goes well with sibling names and it's not too popular...

tammytoby Wed 12-Dec-18 15:08:43

Why on earth would a short name like Owen ever be shortened..!?

It's so easy to say..!

PersisFord Wed 12-Dec-18 10:52:41

Would thinking about nicknames help? Round here Owen would be called O and Joseph would be called Joe. L

ruthietoothie Tue 11-Dec-18 19:22:02

@Jfw82 - good taste!

@ladycarlotta - I think you're probably right. I do think Owen fits and is a good name, but there's just something stopping us going public and making the decision once and for all. Perhaps it's just our lack of sleep!

@mrsrubmonday - - Owain is a lovely name, but I think might be hard to get ppl to get to grips with it here in deepest darkest north of 'England!

MrsRubyMonday Mon 10-Dec-18 10:48:00

If you're choosing Owen because it's Welsh, what about Owain? Pronounced O-wine rather than o-wen. It's the more common form in the part of Wales I'm from and I love it.

ladycarlotta Mon 10-Dec-18 10:42:57

if your gut's going with Owen, go with Owen. It's a lovely name and it suits him. I reckon you're just experiencing FOMO now re the other names.

Jfw82 Sun 09-Dec-18 21:07:34

Should add I'm biased as I have an Owen of my own! grin

Jfw82 Sun 09-Dec-18 21:06:49

To go the more Gaelic route you could go for Eoin?

ruthietoothie Sun 09-Dec-18 20:04:28

@tammytoby - it wouldn't help - that's just why I won't choose Rory

@Belindabauer - yes we could ask other dcs but there's three of them (two old enough to have a view), and I'd worry that they'd disagree and then there'd be arguments about which one we went with.

maybe it's time to flip a coin or just trust my instincts and go with Owen!!

Belindabauer Sun 09-Dec-18 18:29:24

I th I k either Owen or Joseph can you ask your other dcs which one they prefer?

tammytoby Sun 09-Dec-18 17:46:20

How would that help with the pronunciation with those who struggle with their R?

ruthietoothie Sun 09-Dec-18 17:39:41

@greatduckcookery @tammytoby - I just think Rory is rapidly rising in popularity atm and can imagine there being two/ three Rory's in the class by the time he gets to school

I do like Owen (and Joseph) though know these won't be to everyone's taste...

tammytoby Sat 08-Dec-18 20:57:05

Imagine if Rory can't pronounce his Rs properly...!?

GreatDuckCookery6211 Sat 08-Dec-18 20:33:44

Rory is so much nicer than Owen! He looks like a Rory to me grin

ruthietoothie Sat 08-Dec-18 19:56:12

p.s... we were originally tempted by Rory, but it seems to be a name that is rapidly growing in popularity.

I'm swinging towards Owen - especially as we spent our honeymoon in Wales, so nice that it is welsh...

ruthietoothie Sat 08-Dec-18 11:51:21

Thanks @KarineAimee - I'm hoping if we go with that, we won't regret it. Does seem to fit for some reason,

@greatduckcookery - I think you're right on James - it's just that I had a bad relationship with someone with that name, and I guess that's what puts me off because of the negative associations...

KarineAimee Sat 08-Dec-18 10:42:28

Owen is a great name OP and goes beautifully with your other children’s names smile

GreatDuckCookery6211 Sat 08-Dec-18 10:32:44

Ah that's a shame OP, James is a good all rounder imo.

What about Rory?

ruthietoothie Sat 08-Dec-18 10:02:46

@GreatDuckCookery for some reason, I'm not that keen on James. otherwise this would be good option. My mum also suggested Ewan, which is Scottish version of Owen (we're Scottish) but I like Owen better I think....

Still deliberating between Owen and Joseph but think Owen currently in the lead!!

Shadow1234 Sat 08-Dec-18 03:08:28

He is gorgeous - and looks like an Owen.

Hashbrownsandbeans Fri 07-Dec-18 23:38:38

Joseph nn Joe. Perfect and timeless but also cute. Fits well with the others. 4 babies, wow, congrats!

ellenpartridge Fri 07-Dec-18 20:40:13

I love and would use Jamie and Joseph but he actually does look like an Owen which is also a lovely name

ClashCityRocker Fri 07-Dec-18 20:21:11

Looks like an Owen to me.

He's beautiful though op, and all your potential names are fine.

GreatDuckCookery6211 Fri 07-Dec-18 19:53:45

What about James? Can't go wrong with that.

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