Boys Names

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BoyMumno3 Fri 31-Jul-20 12:42:42

Hello, I am due baby boy no 3 in October and struggling with names. Initially both my husband and i really liked Phoenix until we shared it with family who all hated it smile I know it should n't matter but did put me off it. I also like short gender neutral names. One we were thinking of which is alot more common and simple but still like is Sam or Sammy. Our other boys are Theo and Jesse. Wondered peoples thoughts on Sam or Sammy. Not keen on Samuel or Samson etc.

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looloo247 Fri 31-Jul-20 12:51:17

I have a Samuel who is called Sammy all the time, can't imagine him even being a Sam. I've never come across another child called Sammy so like the fact that it's unusual but not too out there

BoyMumno3 Fri 31-Jul-20 13:12:57

Thanks for reply 😁yes You don’t hear Sammy too often. It’s really cute.

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FluffyEggsontoast Fri 31-Jul-20 13:13:37

I actually like Phoenix
You might find your family get used to jt

Also love Sam/Sammy

How about Laurence /Laurie

FluffyEggsontoast Fri 31-Jul-20 13:14:00

No I only know one Sam but no Sammy's - it's lovely OP

Ricekrispie22 Fri 31-Jul-20 13:49:17

Not very keen on Sam. I prefer Sammy, but wouldn’t register a child as Sammy.
How about:

IndiaPlace Fri 31-Jul-20 14:18:09

Sydney (Syd)
Christopher (Kit)
Benjamin (Ben/Benny)
Vincent (Vin/Vinny)
Sebastian (Seb)
Alexander (Alex/Xan Pp Zan)

Flappingflamingo Fri 31-Jul-20 14:29:06

I have a Samuel who was sammy as a baby, but now he's 15 he's definitely just Sam, sammy just seems to cutesy for a strapping teenage boy. However I do know a 7 year old boy called sami

BoyMumno3 Fri 31-Jul-20 15:12:52

😁Thanks will keep it on the list.

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BoyMumno3 Fri 31-Jul-20 15:13:38

Oh brill thanks for list. Out of curiosity why wouldn’t you register Sammy? X

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BoyMumno3 Fri 31-Jul-20 15:15:18

Thanks for list! Yes think prefer Sammy too x

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BoyMumno3 Fri 31-Jul-20 15:16:02

Thanks for list x

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BoyMumno3 Fri 31-Jul-20 15:16:32

Yes did think might shorten to Sam when he’s older. X

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daisypond Fri 31-Jul-20 15:37:21

Sam is better than Sammy. Sammy is OK for a small child but not as a registered name.

123Dancewithme Fri 31-Jul-20 16:39:46

If you don’t like Samuel then I’d register him as Sam. Sammy seems too cutesy for an official name.

BoyMumno3 Fri 31-Jul-20 18:58:35

Thanks for reply’s guys! Dare I ask thoughts on Phoenix?😁not sure why we liked it so much originally but has stuck in our heads.

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MikeUniformMike Fri 31-Jul-20 19:02:24

Phoenix - no.
Sam or Sammy - both great
Our other boys are Theo and Jesse. - neither are my taste but not my DS.

Lelophants Fri 31-Jul-20 19:06:22

Jesse is cool

honeybmain Sat 01-Aug-20 01:46:13

Sammy is adorable!

DramaAlpaca Sat 01-Aug-20 01:48:38

I don't like Phoenix, it's too 'out there' for me.

I do like Sam, but not Samuel. You could register him as Sam on the BC and call him Sammy.

user327253 Sat 01-Aug-20 01:50:09

I like Phoenix, I've known two of them over the years so it doesn't sound too out there to me.

I'm not keen on Sam but what about Samson instead of Samuel? I prefer Sammy to Sam. Benji is a good variant on Benjamin instead of Ben too.

Theo is nice but way overused now. Every other boy seems to be Theo or Leo or Teddy.

user327253 Sat 01-Aug-20 01:51:31

Oh sorry, I somehow didn't register you saying you didn't like Samson blush.

VenusClapTrap Sat 01-Aug-20 06:26:03

Sam is a great standalone name and you can use Sammy as a nickname when he’s little.

Phoenix - no. I know one and it doesn’t suit him at all. He is quiet and introverted and it just seems like too much of an attention seeking name for him.

daisypond Sat 01-Aug-20 07:48:10

Not Phoenix. It’s too much. Felix?

BoyMumno3 Sat 01-Aug-20 18:48:12

Thanks for the feedback guys! Really helped. Will most likely go with Sammy 😁xxx

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