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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!!

Brocade Fri 07-Dec-18 11:53:46

Gorgeous. And totally Owen.

BabarKingoftheElephants Fri 07-Dec-18 11:57:15

Joseph. Beautiful baby Joseph smile

Awwlookatmybabyspider Fri 07-Dec-18 12:01:01

Awwwwwwwwww. He's like a little spikey dinosaur.
How about James rather than Jamie.
Although my dd had a Michael Jackson in her school. He never had any problems. Very much the opposite. Mind you he's a lot Kore famous than Jamie Bell. The kids now probably won't even know who he is. He's not particularly a house hold or street corner jangler name is he.

PennyMordauntsLadyBrain Fri 07-Dec-18 12:26:07

He’s an Owen for sure!

Owen Bell is lovely.

silverliningsa Fri 07-Dec-18 12:55:58

Owen ❤️ he's gorgeous, congratulations op

BobTheDuvet Fri 07-Dec-18 13:56:57

Awww, what a sweetie. Owen for sure smile

GreatDuckCookery6211 Fri 07-Dec-18 13:59:17

He's lovely OP.

I don't like Owen sorry. It's a bland surname to me. Joseph is so much nicer.

3kidsandmore Fri 07-Dec-18 14:26:52

Totally lovely and totally Owen! Congrats x

CocoLoco87 Fri 07-Dec-18 14:36:37

Joseph smile congratulations, he's gorgeous!

MiseryLoves Fri 07-Dec-18 14:49:30

He’s lovely 😊

I like Owen best from your picked names, but he really looks like a Ronnie to me (could be a nn for Cameron?)

foxtiger Fri 07-Dec-18 16:02:09

My favourite is Joseph but I also really like Calum with one L (there are Calums with one L in my extended family so that always seems like the most normal form to me).

VforVloodyHell Fri 07-Dec-18 16:09:20

I agree with a pp about the inevitable shortenings

Cam bell (Campbell)
Cal bell (cow bell)

I like Owen and Joseph best

PersisFord Fri 07-Dec-18 16:12:34

He’s gorgeous, congratulations!

Looks like a Joseph to me, but if you told me he was Owen I would also be pleased.

Bamaluz Fri 07-Dec-18 17:31:13

I like Joseph.

Cookit Fri 07-Dec-18 18:03:46


ruthietoothie Fri 07-Dec-18 19:47:37

Thanks everyone for the thoughts. It feels like we yo-yo-ing between Owen and Joseph atm, and then sometimes considering Callum too (though I do worry that this is too like Liam).

I also like Jamie lots but worry that it's v like Katie and can't decide if it really suits him.

For some reason, Owen does seem to be sticking, but a bit nervous that we'll end up thinking this was an odd choice (wasn't something we thought of till after he was born...)

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

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

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.

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

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!

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

He is gorgeous - and looks like an Owen.

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!!

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

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

What about Rory?

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

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

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...

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