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Aaargh, having baby tomorrow and DH changing his mind!!

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hw2004 Thu 18-Sep-08 10:44:08

Bloody men!!

For ages we have decided to call baby either Toby or Sebastian. Now I have asked him a million times for other suggestions but he has come up with NOTHING!!!

Now after talking to some random woman at work he has decided he LOVES the name Christian/Kristian and wants to call the baby this. Talk about last minute!!!

Now I don't dislike the name but my heart is set on Toby and even though I like Christian I don't like the thought of it being shortened to Chris.

So, any opinions on Christian???

MmeLindt Thu 18-Sep-08 10:47:19

From your names, I prefer Sebastian tbh.

Christian is ok, definitely spelt with C rather than K. It was pretty popular here in Germany for a while, lots of 30somethings called Christian.

You could just wait and see if he looks like a Sebastian or a Christian

Good luck tomorrow I take it you are having a CS?

TigerFeet Thu 18-Sep-08 10:47:34

Use Christian as a second name maybe? I'm with you, I think Toby and Sebastian are both far nicer names than Christian. Obviously Sebastian Christian sounds a bit ridiculous but Toby Christian sounds fine (imo obv).

I read the thread title before reading the topic it was in and thought your dh had changed his mind about having the baby grin

Best of luck?

TigerFeet Thu 18-Sep-08 10:48:07

(No idea why there's a question mark after best of luck - sorry)

Moogatron Thu 18-Sep-08 10:53:24

I remember a Radio 4 play where parents wanted to call their son Sebastian. The grandad sputtered (think broad Yorkshire accent)'SEBASTIAN?! SEBASTIAN?!, what kind of name is THAT? No wonder Seb Coe was a fast runner with a name like Sebastian!'

That said, I used to go on lots of French exchanges and it is a very popular name in France. Christian is nice, but I have the above broad Yorkshire reaction to it....

fortyplus Thu 18-Sep-08 10:55:56

When I read your thread title I thought dh was chinging his mind about wanting a baby! grin

I prefer Christian. I know boys with all these names - Toby and Sebastian are drippy and Christian is a cool dude whe never gets called Chris! But that's just me putting connotations onto the names because of the people I already know.

Toby got called 'Toby jug' all the time at school.

conniedescending Thu 18-Sep-08 10:56:29

ooh nooo, don't let him replace Toby or Sebastian with Christian. Christian is a bit camp imo - your other choices are lovely.

MmeLindt Thu 18-Sep-08 11:16:15

Toby is a slang word for dick in Scotland, so gives a whole new meaning to the restaurants Toby Carvery

We always used to LOL when we passed the one in Perth

Not relevant, but you just reminded me of that

MrsTittleMouse Thu 18-Sep-08 11:19:52

I prefer Toby or Sebastian. Not that it's any of my business! Personally I think that the person who - carries the baby around for 9 months, gives birth, and then has the baby latched on for breastfeeding for months after that - gets the casting vote. Your DH obviously doesn't have any problems with Toby or Sebastian or he would have voiced them long ago.

tortoiseshell Thu 18-Sep-08 11:24:09

I like Christian best out of those. What about Christian Toby?

sammybeth Thu 18-Sep-08 11:25:11

I think Toby is the better name of all of them. Christian sounds a bit old fashioned!!

mrswoolf Thu 18-Sep-08 11:57:11

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HorseStories Thu 18-Sep-08 12:08:38

I have always loved the name Christian and like FortyPlus, the people I know who are called it are confident and cool and never shortened to Chris.

browntrout Thu 18-Sep-08 12:32:56

Are you or your DH Christian? Only because I always think of it in terms of it's origin ie follower of Christ. Or maybe that's just me as no one else seems to have the same association wink

fortyplus Thu 18-Sep-08 12:33:11

lol @ 'Christian sounds a bit old fashioned!! ' They're all old fashioned which is why they're nice middle class names! wink

georgimama Thu 18-Sep-08 12:37:11

I thought the same thing as fortyplus, then I noticed the topic.

My brother is called Christian (my mum is one, he isn't) when he was a teenager everyone called him Chris, now they don't. I do really like the name.

pgwithnumber3 Thu 18-Sep-08 12:37:11

I really really like Christian - my mum's best friend has a son called Christian and he is a hottie Doctor! Underused name so you would be amongst the common lot. wink Toby a bit wimpy imo and Sebastian is nice but still prefer Christian.

hw2004 Thu 18-Sep-08 13:05:15

LOL at thinking DH has changed his mind about having baby. I've just re-read my thread title and it does look like that - my god - now that would be a problem (puts my name issues into perspective )

I don't think DH will go for Sebastian so it will be a straight choice between Toby and Christian. Funny how some people think toby sounds wet as that is dh's problem with it - i think it sounds like a mischievious little boy. not sure I could imagine a tiny baby called Christian???

dittany Thu 18-Sep-08 13:09:52

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fortyplus Thu 18-Sep-08 13:16:13

Honestly I'm just biased because I only know two Tobys and they're both... how can I put it kindly? A bit unusual. Neither of them are mischievous - unless you count one of them hurling his wendy house down the stairs in temper when he was about 8!

floaty Thu 18-Sep-08 13:28:56

I have a Toby,not drippy!To be honest I always think of Christians being a bit drippy althouhg the only one we know is called Kit for short

Peachy Thu 18-Sep-08 13:32:39

I have a 5 month old Sebastian (known as bas usually) and I get lots of positive feedback about the name- excepting my Dad who only liked my eldests name, Samuel. Hard cheese then dad wink

All that matters is what you and your dh like; everyone else will be fine. It's not as if you're considering calling him totty-magnet is it? wink

Peachy Thu 18-Sep-08 13:33:30

I know an extremely sexy Christian by the way.

Obviously as a nice bloke I get on with who is also sexy he's also gay, but gawd is he sexy!

NorbertDentressangle Thu 18-Sep-08 13:36:56

There does seem to be a lot of Tobys around at the moment -not sure if thats a problem for you or not?

The only Christian I know was someone I went to school with -it was never shortened to Chris, he was always Christian.

largeginandtonic Thu 18-Sep-08 13:39:01

Love all the names, every Christian i have known has been stunning looking and very succesful smile

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