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muminCT Tue 17-Jun-08 18:52:50

I'm 7 months pregnant with my third child.

We are having a very hard time picking a name.

Our eldest son is Ethan Dylan

My daughter is Emily Rachel

The name we both agree on and like is Samuel but we can't find a middle name to go with it.

Before we chose Samuel we wanted the middle name to be Daniel as we both have a younger brother named that.

But Samuel Daniel sounds strange, like it rhymes but doesn't!

Any idea's?

RubySlippers Tue 17-Jun-08 18:54:00

samuel is a lovely name

what about:

samuel aaron
samuel benjamin
samuel james

LadyThompson Wed 18-Jun-08 12:15:06

Samuel Charles
Samuel Felix
Samuel Christian
Samuel Barnaby
Samuel Ellis
Samuel Zachary

Nancy66 Wed 18-Jun-08 12:33:05

Samuel John
Samuel James
Samuel Peter
Samuel Thomas
Samuel Patrick
Samuel henry
Samuel George
Samuel Frederick

AtheneNoctua Wed 18-Jun-08 12:50:20

I think Samuel is a very nice name, but be prepared to live in the shadows of six other Samuels at the gate. DD is in reception and there are four of them.

Personally, I'd keep Daniel on the basis that it has some significance within the family. (But them I'm really into family names)

If you choose to keep Samuel, perhaps you might want a less common middle name?

Ryobi Wed 18-Jun-08 12:51:28

I would keep daniel too

Katelyn Wed 18-Jun-08 12:54:09

We like Samuel and we've picked out two middle names.

Samuel Anthony and Samuel Lawrence....

LadyThompson Wed 18-Jun-08 12:57:01

If you are really set on Daniel, why not give the kid three names, to break up the rhyme, ie Samuel Something Daniel.

Troutpout Wed 18-Jun-08 13:06:04

I'd keep Daniel.
Very nice to have a family name that's relevent to both sides.
What does it matter if it rhymes?..He's not going to be called it is he? (iykwim)
No one is going to say 'Samuel Daniel come here' (apart from you possibly when you use his full name to get his attention)

AtheneNoctua Wed 18-Jun-08 13:06:07

Samuel Nathaniel Daniel? smile

Troutpout Wed 18-Jun-08 13:07:16

Samuel very nice btw and only one in dd's reception class

wotulookinat Wed 18-Jun-08 13:08:59

You can't call him Samuel Lawrence ! That's that kid that was murdered in Eltham some years back, where they then errected the very controversial and expensive camera pointing at a plaque where he died.

wotulookinat Wed 18-Jun-08 13:10:21

Oh now, wait, that was Stephen Lawrence. Samuel Lawrence is fine blush

wotulookinat Wed 18-Jun-08 13:12:46

Samuel James is nice.

ceebee74 Wed 18-Jun-08 13:20:31

We have chosen Samuel if my bump is a boy - we are going with Samuel Jake (although I have to admit Samuel James is also very nice but my nephew's middle name is James so that might be a bit weird for us).

poshwellies Wed 18-Jun-08 13:25:14

I think Samuel Joshua is a good strong name

AtheneNoctua Wed 18-Jun-08 13:39:43

But what about Uncles Daniel? And what about little Samuel who whould surely beneftit from the special bond he will have with the uncles after whom he is named?

muminCT Wed 18-Jun-08 14:28:47

Thanks for all the idea's!!

It is kinda tough

My eldest is named after his dad and my daughter her middle name is my older sister's name.

But I don't know what Samuel Daniel just sounds weird. Hubby thinks I'm the weird one and he has no problem with it.

My MIL thinks we should call him Samuel Stewart Daniel, Stewart is hubby's youngest brother.

But Samuel Stewart Daniel DeLoretta seems a bit of a mouthful. The kid will never learn his name let a lone be able to spell it!!! lol

My Mum likes Samuel John as her younger brother is John and so is one of our cousins.

I do like Samuel James and Samuel Adam (is their a beer named this, can't remember?)

AtheneNoctua Wed 18-Jun-08 14:31:19

Samuel Stewart Daniel DeLoretta is a fab name. I love it. It is not too much of a mouthful. And he will learn to write/say it when he is ready.

ComeOVeneer Wed 18-Jun-08 14:32:26

Samuel William.

AtheneNoctua Wed 18-Jun-08 14:33:51

Nooo... don't do Samuel Adam. The beer is Samuel Adams. Samuel Adams was one of the founding fathers of the United States.

ComeOVeneer Wed 18-Jun-08 14:34:26

Sam Adams is a beer.

AtheneNoctua Wed 18-Jun-08 14:36:46

Technically, the beer is Samuel Adams.

ComeOVeneer Wed 18-Jun-08 14:38:32

I know but it is often referred to as "Sam" Adams.

muminCT Wed 18-Jun-08 16:04:16

Ahh I thought their was a beer called that lol

I didn't know Samuel Adams was one of the founding fathers though. That's kinda interesting as he will be American born. We live in CT.

But i cannot call my kid after a beer! That's just wrong.

I was just reading in a Magazine that Matthew mcconaughey's older brother called his son Miller Lite!!! Just because it is his favorite beer!

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