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help me decide luke or ethan

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mustsleep Tue 29-Jul-08 19:29:25

right i have 7 weeks or less (i hope) until baby day and we have finally agreed on two names that we both like

ethan and luke

thoughts please and which would you go for and suggestions for middle names would be appreciated grin

i do not loove either name but a name that dh and i both like has been awfulto find so it is between these

moondog Tue 29-Jul-08 19:30:21

Neither. Both awful and common as hell.

frazzledoldbag34 Tue 29-Jul-08 19:36:34

Luke - of the two. But not terribly keen on either - sorry.

Ethan is a getting a bit common.

Springflower Tue 29-Jul-08 19:42:40

I love Luke - nearly had it for my son but went for Saul instead.

Jojay Tue 29-Jul-08 19:43:35

Luke. Don't really like Ethan.

Flumpybumpy Tue 29-Jul-08 19:43:58


mustsleep Tue 29-Jul-08 19:44:23

suggestions then?

southeastastra Tue 29-Jul-08 19:45:08

ethan is quite manly sounding

squatchette Tue 29-Jul-08 19:46:42

Luke ,Ethan was a name i considered 6 yrs ago with dd1 it has become really popular/common since .
Love names beginning with L.Expecting DD3 on the 11th Sept and still have no idea what to call her.

Ellbell Tue 29-Jul-08 19:52:34

Luke. I liked this name when I was pg, but dh vetoed it for reasons I can't remember.

I think that with Luke you need a two-syllable middle name. (I am a bit of a freak about making names 'scan' properly, so sorry if this sounds a bit off-the-wall). So (according to my criteria!) you could have both your names and call him Luke Ethan Mustsleep. I'd prefer a middle name starting with a consonant though (to avoid the two names merging into one, sort of like 'Lukythan' hmm) so maybe something like Luke David, or Luke Peter, or Luke Robert.

If you like Luke-y sounding names, but are not that bothered about Luke, what about Lucas? (Tried that on dh too, but he said it reminded him of spark plugs... there is not pleasing some people!)

ja9 Tue 29-Jul-08 19:55:00


hw2004 Tue 29-Jul-08 19:55:59

I'd go for Luke but then again i really don't like Ethan at all. Personally i'd go for Lucas as opposed to Luke.

As far as middle names are concerned I think Alexander goes quite nicely

mustsleep Tue 29-Jul-08 19:57:43

now you see i really like alexander as a first name but dh doesn't arrgghh

this is so hard

OurHamsterisevil Tue 29-Jul-08 20:03:50

I Like Luke, Ethan is rather popular these days

TwoBigNorks Wed 30-Jul-08 12:15:49


ByTheSea Wed 30-Jul-08 12:21:07


yama Wed 30-Jul-08 12:23:23


What about an old family name for a middle name? Or dh's middle name?

muggglewump Wed 30-Jul-08 12:29:50

I know an Ethan though, he's not yet two and has an earring, it doesn't give me great assicoations with the name (not to do with the child you understnd, I'm just trying to avoid using the C word)

mustsleep Wed 30-Jul-08 13:52:40

no no

now dh hass suggested Reg!! athough this was my grandad's name think it may be taking the name revival a little far!!

have completely gone off luke and ethan now sad

yama Wed 30-Jul-08 14:00:35

What about Ethan Reg? Reg as a middle name.

Why have you gone off Ethan and Luke?

mustsleep Wed 30-Jul-08 14:05:48

oh i don't know didn't really love them to start with and then the more i think about them i think do i really want to call my child this

ds and dd do not have ultra trendy names or anything just want something that fits with their names that dh and i both like

see we both quite liked freddie but mil hates it and so does my mum and dad and sister so that went out of the window

i really like charlie but dh hates it and he likes brody which i think is awful

yama Wed 30-Jul-08 14:12:10

Yes, boys names can be hard. What about Michael?

nickeldime Fri 08-Aug-08 17:42:14

Ethan's getting too popular, so I'd go for Luke. Both are trendy names, from the surge in popularity in the last decade:
Ethan boy name
Luke boy name

ajm200 Fri 08-Aug-08 17:48:38

Our son was supposed to be called Luke but when the midwife asked if we'd chosen a name DH suddenly piped up with Callum and it stuck. It means Dove and he's a very gentle considerate child so Callum really suits him even if it is very common now.

JuneBugJen Fri 08-Aug-08 17:51:21

like both of them

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