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pgwithnumber3 Tue 05-Aug-08 15:24:08

Gabriel Alexander is my number one name (after Rowan but that doesn't go with our surname) for a boy, have loved it for a few years. DH likes it as well but whenever I mention it to anyone, they all think it is "gay" sounding.

Like Gabe for short as well.

What do you think?

Will it go with Grace and Maya?

pgwithnumber3 Tue 05-Aug-08 15:52:31


Collision Tue 05-Aug-08 15:53:25

I prefer Alexander but Gabriel is fine.

Prepare yourself for Angel Gabriel though.

JodieG1 Tue 05-Aug-08 15:53:51

I adore that name and I think it will go perfectly with your other children's names. Grace and Maya are gorgeous names too.

mrsbabookaloo Tue 05-Aug-08 15:53:55

We met a lovely lovely 3 year old on holiday called Gabe. I want dd to marry him. She couldn't get his name right though, and kept calling him Cake.

I like it though, it's a great name.

EffiePerine Tue 05-Aug-08 15:54:11


tokentotty Tue 05-Aug-08 15:54:25

I like it too and suggested it if this baby turns out to be a boy as expected. Got the same comments from DH regarding people taking the mickey at school etc with 'gay Gabe' taunts etc.

pgwithnumber3 Tue 05-Aug-08 15:55:36

Alexander is soo popular around here though Collision, I love it but I already have a popular name in Grace and want something a bit different.

Thanks Jodie!

I met a lovely Gabe recently mrsbabook but he was older than 3, it is not as an uncommon name as I probably think!

pgwithnumber3 Tue 05-Aug-08 15:57:12

Suppose kids will find anything to skit though won't they. I had Helen's Melons when I was young and because my hair was so white had "come-head (as in sperm!) and I survived!

frazzledoldbag34 Tue 05-Aug-08 15:58:30

I didn't like it but recently it's grown on me. Plus it sits nicely with your other two DC's names.
Hopefully he'll be an angelic baby!

pgwithnumber3 Tue 05-Aug-08 16:00:00

frazzle, that is the problem, can you imagine if "Gabriel" turned out to be "Satan"! DD1 is Grace and she is so far from graceful it is untrue!

taliac Tue 05-Aug-08 16:03:12

Yes like.

falcon Tue 05-Aug-08 16:12:53

I love this name, it's one of my top 5 boys names.grin

I much prefer the full version though and not Gabe.

blissieblue Tue 05-Aug-08 16:16:16

I like it - and love Gabe. It was one of my favourites but DH didn't want it because his step grandfather is Gabe. We called DS1 Sebastian instead.

Livvigirl Tue 05-Aug-08 16:30:22

I really like it, it's different and sounds like that's what your after, don't worry what other people think it's what you like that matters - it's lovely.

woose Tue 05-Aug-08 16:33:02

I love Gabriel. Would love it if DH would agree to a lovely name like that.

FioFio Tue 05-Aug-08 16:34:50

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ObsidianBlackbirdMcNight Tue 05-Aug-08 16:50:48

Love Gabriel. Bro's BF is Gabriel, never had a problem with teasing or bullying. My BF's son is also Gabriel, known as Gabe. Lovely.

stillstanding Tue 05-Aug-08 16:53:04

I wouldn't call my own DS this but for some reason am a little impressed when others do ... Think it is a beautiful but brave name.

cyteen Tue 05-Aug-08 16:55:46

It's lovely. My DP vetoed it as well, but I still love it.

ScummyMummy Tue 05-Aug-08 16:57:04

agree with stillstanding. I really like Gabriel as a name. Would worry a bit that I would be bound to have a potato headed pudding faced baby who wouldn't suit the name though...

SorenLorensen Tue 05-Aug-08 16:57:41

I liked it for ds2 (due on the 23rd December though actually arrived on the 7th) but dh absolutely hated it. The only RL one I've known was a girl - and yes she was Gabriel, not Gabrielle or Gabriella.

ThingOne Tue 05-Aug-08 17:01:02

Love them both!

Mum2BabyRoo Tue 05-Aug-08 17:17:35

Love the name!

girlsallaround Tue 05-Aug-08 17:19:33

i love it sounds great!
gabe sounds great too, i also new an extremely handsome boy in college with that name,
and it goes v well with grace and maya (which are also lovely names!)

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