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alternatives for george??

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TheNatty Fri 05-Jun-09 21:10:17

i was dead set on the name george but a friend who has just had her baby has taken that name.
being as we spend alot of time with each other (she has a DD same age as my DS and they have known each other since birth) i dont feel comfortable in using it.

so alternatives? i cant settle on ANYTHING, and ive only got 6 weeks to go!!

hf128219 Fri 05-Jun-09 21:11:52

I love George! What about Samuel?

suwoo Fri 05-Jun-09 21:13:01

Harry
William
Edward

IMO

dizzydixies Fri 05-Jun-09 21:13:23

Harry
Henry
Freddie
Reuben
Oliver
Thomas
Rupert
Hugo - I LOVE hugo smile
Edward nn Teddy

southeastastra Fri 05-Jun-09 21:14:10

zippy or bungle

TheNatty Fri 05-Jun-09 21:16:09

ah forgot to say my DC are Thomas and Ellen, so no 'E' or 'T' names... surname is a O'D name.. so nothing that sounds like od or ed cos it sounds weird!

TheNatty Fri 05-Jun-09 21:17:14

i like william, DH not keen.
tom has a friend called hugo.. so no go there!

dizzydixies Fri 05-Jun-09 21:19:35

what about thomas ellen and James? thats nice smile

william could be shortened to Will which is lovely - does DH not like it at all?

have you picked a girls name or do you know its a boy?

dizzydixies Fri 05-Jun-09 21:22:57

Jacob
Joshua
Noah
Gabriel
Saul

am going all biblical now grin

DiamondHead Fri 05-Jun-09 21:34:17

Albert
Frederick
Stanley
Walter
Henry
Edward

dizzydixies Fri 05-Jun-09 21:36:17

Sidney
Hector
Ronnie
Louis

dizzydixies Fri 05-Jun-09 21:37:06

Nathan

Sidge Fri 05-Jun-09 21:38:33

Gregory
Henry
William
Sebastian
Oliver
Miles

TheNatty Fri 05-Jun-09 21:40:41

no its def a boy, had three scans now.. no way its a girl even i could see that

dh want elliot, however i dont know if it would be fair to have two kids with E names and poor thomas all left out

or am i being silly?

kalo12 Fri 05-Jun-09 21:41:40

roderick
edward
alfie

TeaOneSugar Fri 05-Jun-09 21:45:41

The only boys name we agreed on was Ben, we had a girl so it was moot anyway.

DiamondHead Fri 05-Jun-09 21:50:05

I have similar, I have three and my only girl and one of my boys have the same initial.

I figured it didn't matter so much, as one would be Miss and one Mr. It's hard enough anyway, thinking of a name.

TheNatty Fri 05-Jun-09 21:52:08

oh diamond i agree.
thing is its a bit more complicated as Thomas biological dad is not the same as ellen and this one (met DH when pregnant) so i wouldnt want him to feel anymore left out.

or am i being over cautious?

dizzydixies Fri 05-Jun-09 21:58:31

Natty why not let him pick the middle name then so he has a say in the baby?

being a bit over cautious but its understandable

TheNatty Fri 05-Jun-09 22:02:52

thats an idea, i might go for that.. mind you at three is he old enough to understand do you think?

BexieID Fri 05-Jun-09 22:05:55

I love George atm and it goes really well with Thomas, so know how annoyed you must be that your friend took the name!

Harry
Henry
Jenson
Alfie
William
Edward
James
Oliver
Liam
Lucas
Logan
Steven

georgimama Fri 05-Jun-09 22:20:10

Just go with George, I don't get this "my friend called her child it so I can't use it" thing. It doesn't matter! Should I dump my friend who called her daughter Georgia in full knowledge that I already had a son called George? Don't be daft!

sockmonster Fri 05-Jun-09 22:29:29

I agree with the above, if George is your out and out favourite- use it. He will have the name for life, your friends may come and go or move blablabla, but your child will have this name forever so it's got to be a good one and one that you really love.

Otherwise, maybe Henry? James?
Elliot is sweet I don't think Thomas will notice that it starts with 'E' but may notice in time that it starts 'Ell..' which makes it very similar to DD's name?

Sorry if I am over-complicating matters! smile

piscesmoon Fri 05-Jun-09 22:35:25

I would stick with George-if you like it, that is all that matters.

TheNatty Fri 05-Jun-09 22:37:19

not over complicating things.. picking a name is VERY complicated!

it is unlikely this friend will leave my life anytime soon, she was my head bridemaid and ive know her years.
also both babies being the same age practially and growing up together will be confusing for them, as they would never know who we were calling.

i already have this problem with thomas having a cousin of the same name...

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