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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!!

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...)

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


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

I like Joseph.

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.

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

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).

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?)

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

Joseph smile congratulations, he's gorgeous!

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

Totally lovely and totally Owen! Congrats x

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.

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

Awww, what a sweetie. Owen for sure smile

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

Owen ❤️ he's gorgeous, congratulations op

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

He’s an Owen for sure!

Owen Bell is lovely.

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.

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

Joseph. Beautiful baby Joseph smile

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

Gorgeous. And totally Owen.

ReginaPhalange89 Fri 07-Dec-18 11:40:16

Aww he's beautiful congratulations!

All lovely names, you have very similar taste to me. They all actually go really nicely with siblings names . I think my favourite is Cameron

ladycarlotta Fri 07-Dec-18 08:57:46

sweet little guy! Personally I think Jamie is lovely - I take on board the fact he'd share a name with an actor, but it's not like your surname is Pitt and you've decided to call him Brad. I reckon it's a name that's still totally OK to use.

Any of your options are great and fit well with the siblings. I think trying a new name out on him every day and seeing which sticks is probably a good approach - it worked on my sister.

ruthietoothie Fri 07-Dec-18 08:01:40

p.s. @PennyMordauntsLadyBrain on your reading he should be an Owen!!

ruthietoothie Fri 07-Dec-18 07:59:05

Here he is! I just can't decide. Might try calling him Owen today and see how we get on as @barleyreed suggests.

Shadow1234 Fri 07-Dec-18 00:32:30

I think Owen Or Cameron are the nicest on your list.
Dont like Joe as shortening for Joseph
Callum - is ok, but dont like 'Cal' and is similar to Liam.

Jacob or Jake as an alternative suggestion.

BobTheDuvet Thu 06-Dec-18 23:16:08

Strikethrough fail

BobTheDuvet Thu 06-Dec-18 23:15:29

Any chance you would post a pic? Much easier to match---- a face to a name not just because I want to goo over a baby pic...

PennyMordauntsLadyBrain Thu 06-Dec-18 23:12:16

Owen if he has hair.

Joseph if he’s bald.


GoodHeavensNoImAChicken Thu 06-Dec-18 23:08:43

Joseph is lovely and flows beautifully with your other names

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