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(27 Posts)
Mylittlebubble Sat 04-Oct-08 23:42:23

We are undecided between

Joseph and Alistair

DRAGON30 Sat 04-Oct-08 23:46:21

Alistair. Classy,and a bit out of the ordinary,

sherby Sat 04-Oct-08 23:47:01


pinkyp Sat 04-Oct-08 23:53:03

sorry to throw a spanner in the works but i like jospeh, alistair reminds me of an old person.

mrswoolf Sat 04-Oct-08 23:54:35

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charchargabor Sun 05-Oct-08 00:00:55

I like Joseph over Alastair.

Spaceman Sun 05-Oct-08 00:03:50

My boy is called Alistair. I like it because it grows with the child. Joseph was also on our radar but it's quite popular nowadays (as is every name beginning with J)

pinkyp Sun 05-Oct-08 00:33:53

what are the top names these days? i know theres alot of jacks about and jacobs

LaVidaLurker Sun 05-Oct-08 00:36:00

Joseph absolutely lovely - Alastair not so.

annasmami Sun 05-Oct-08 09:19:34

Alistair is much more classy and elegant. Especially not keen on 'Joe' which to me sounds quite boring/commmon.

watsthestory Sun 05-Oct-08 09:20:58

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everlong Sun 05-Oct-08 13:05:58

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2point4kids Sun 05-Oct-08 13:07:18


cyteen Sun 05-Oct-08 13:22:03

Like them both but would have to go with Joseph, because I have one grin

WelliesAndPyjamas Sun 05-Oct-08 14:01:32


Bubbaluv Sun 05-Oct-08 14:14:28

Joseph makes me think of someone with a beard. Lurve Alistair though.

MadBadandDangeroustoKnow Sun 05-Oct-08 17:41:01

They're both nice names. Joseph, though, is ubiquitous at the moment. Do you have Scottish roots or a Scottish surname? I think names like Alastair and Hamish sound better in their proper environment, if you get my drift.

GreatGooglyMoogly Sun 05-Oct-08 17:42:05


ilovemyflipflops Sun 05-Oct-08 18:11:08

I prefer Joseph, pinkyp these are the top 100 boys names

dibdabscribble Sun 05-Oct-08 19:12:48

I like Joseph best. Alistair too poncey for me.

dinkymum Sun 05-Oct-08 23:35:30

its tough as both nice and both have nice shortenings but i'd probably have to go with Joseph personally

Bubbaluv Mon 06-Oct-08 09:19:37

MadBad, Alistair is a Greek name according to my baby name books. Alisdair is the scottish variation.

Lizzylou Mon 06-Oct-08 09:21:52

Alistair, only because I know a fair few Josephs

jellybeans Mon 06-Oct-08 09:26:07

Joseph by a mile

Chocolateteapot Mon 06-Oct-08 09:38:35


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