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Final decision - play safe or not?

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hw2004 Fri 22-Aug-08 10:07:49

Right, i'm almost due and have finally nailed DH down to 2 name choices. I've done so many polls and i'm not saying there are names which i might prefer (i still like sebastian) but DH is just sooooooo picky that i'm left with 2 options.

Thomas Arthur/Thomas Isaac

Toby Alexander

I know a lot of people that i've told has said Thomas is a bit dull and that might niggle me a bit - DS1 is oliver and there are already 2 in his pre-school. However, i've already had millions of 'toby jug', 'my dog is called toby' etc etc so i'd have to live with that.

Any thoughts?

H x

MrsJohnCusack Fri 22-Aug-08 10:20:24

Thomas/Tom is a great name though
prefer it to Toby

I hope your name doesn't start with a T if you went for THomas Isaac though.....

I like the name Isaac but think I prefer Thomas Arthur. (Do like Sebastian too!)

VinegarTits Fri 22-Aug-08 10:24:29

I definately prefer Thomas, lovely name.

AMumInScotland Fri 22-Aug-08 10:30:58

I have a definite preference for traditional names, so I'd go for Thomas over Toby (also a couple of Toby Carveries near us, which would make me hesitate!) And you can shorten Thomas to Tom or Tommy but still have the "smart" version, so they can choose as they get older.

Fimbo Fri 22-Aug-08 10:32:33

I love Thomas, I wished I had called ds it. My friend has recently called a baby this but is known as Thom.

PuppyMonkey Fri 22-Aug-08 10:34:25

Leave your husband and go for sebastian. You have no option... wink grin

G2B Fri 22-Aug-08 10:34:30


Cappuccino Fri 22-Aug-08 10:34:36

safe is booooorrrriinnnnggg

<goes off to spell the dds names over the phone, slowly, for the nth time>

'my dog is called toby' oh fgs

I know someone whose partner and her eldest son have the same name as her childhood dog

it's a perfectly nice name and they are perfectly lovely people

PuppyMonkey Fri 22-Aug-08 10:36:01

My dd is named after my friend's cat. Never caused us any bother!

G2B Fri 22-Aug-08 10:39:33

For some reason I don't like the name Thomas and I don't know why. It reminds me of a squeezy toy 'thom-assss, thom-asssssss' or Thomas the Tank Engine. But I've met many nice Thomas's in my time and it is cute for a little kid. And I suppose it's classic.

Prefer Toby though.

moondog Fri 22-Aug-08 10:43:13

They are both awful.
One is dull, t'other is middle England and a bit wet.

Swedes Fri 22-Aug-08 10:47:35

Toby is an estate agent's name. You know the type? From a good family (well orf) but never going to add up to much in his own right. Luckily Toby's father had contacts at Strutt and Parker.

greenday Fri 22-Aug-08 10:59:41

I like both - my DH is Thomas or Tom so I'm already biased. Like Toby too, Love the whole Toby Alexander combination too - go with your gut instincts. You'll definitely know it when you see his face - for all you know, he may look like a Sebastian!

G2B Fri 22-Aug-08 11:03:20

Or a Luke or Lucas, or Michael, or Mikey, Elliot, Lewis, Evan, etc etc

hw2004 Fri 22-Aug-08 12:22:13

Moondog - not ashamed to say i'm probably classed as very 'middle england' so would probably fit in well.

G2B - aaargh - don't give me more choices - my diminishing brain can only cope with 2 at a time -

Puppymonkey - leaving dh and going for Seb is an option given the mood swings i'm prone to these days - hee hee

TwoWindyDays Fri 22-Aug-08 12:32:10

Thomas Arthur/Thomas Isaac

I prefer Thomas Arthur

MrsMattie Fri 22-Aug-08 21:05:52

Both very, very safe, so take your pick!

ShinyPinkShoes Fri 22-Aug-08 21:08:26

I prefer Toby

There are lots of Thomas' around!

MannyMoeAndJack Fri 22-Aug-08 22:32:13

Prefer Toby

Thomas is just too, er, trainy

somersetmum Fri 22-Aug-08 22:43:30

Or Tobias instead of Toby and never shorten it.

Tortington Fri 22-Aug-08 22:45:20


naturalblonde Fri 22-Aug-08 22:47:01

I prefer Thomas Isaac

MadBadandDangeroustoKnow Fri 22-Aug-08 22:53:50

I prefer Thomas. To me, Toby sounds like a little boy's name - great until he's 10 but not after that.

JayneF Fri 22-Aug-08 23:07:02

Toby or not Toby, that is the question.wink

jellybeans Fri 22-Aug-08 23:40:16

Thomas Isaac

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