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PavlovtheForgetfulCat Fri 26-Jun-09 18:23:58

Gabriel (Gabe)
Reuben (Rue)
Thomas (Tom)

PavlovtheForgetfulCat Fri 26-Jun-09 18:24:18

opinions please - sorry, that was very blunt!

tigana Fri 26-Jun-09 18:28:32

Like them all.
I suspect Reuben may be becoming nom du jour (sp?) at moment though.

Prefer Rueben and Gabriel. (well, Gabe, not soooo sure on the full gabriel tbh...)

ilovemydogandmrobama Fri 26-Jun-09 18:30:01

I like Nicholas, Thomas, Zachary

FairLadyRantALot Fri 26-Jun-09 18:30:30

my favourite is Reuben, but also really like Gabriel and Lucas and Thomas is a good traditional and very timeless name..just not my personal favourite

and you being "blunt" may be forgiven, considering your id indeed makes one assume you might just be a tad forgetful

PavlovtheForgetfulCat Fri 26-Jun-09 18:34:05

FairLady - you are correct, I either forget what I am typing, or I just press send while thinking of something else.

I am pregnant though, so shall use it as my excuse for as long as I am able to justify it grin

(I put the coffee in the spice cupboard and the peanut butter in the fridge today, spent ages looking for them both, and the other day DH had to stop me putting the washing up liquid into the fridge door grin).

Ilovemydog - i love Zachary, but unfortunately DH does not sad. I was almost even tempted to put it on the list here but no point as he won't even entertain it.

PavlovtheForgetfulCat Fri 26-Jun-09 18:34:55

And I do not so much love the name Thomas, but for some reason love Tom. It just sounds so, well, I don't know 'male' grin but also friendly and happy.

FairLadyRantALot Fri 26-Jun-09 18:40:09

Pavlov....I did some odd things when pg, too...and my memory was shot...and, well, ys is now almost 5 and my memory never recovered, lol...

btw...I much prefer Tom to Thomas and I think Tom is a name in it's own right, tbh

shootfromthehip Fri 26-Jun-09 18:42:19

I like them all apart from Thomas. And I wouldn't shorten Gabriel, it's lovely the way it is.

PavlovtheForgetfulCat Fri 26-Jun-09 18:44:27

FairLady - DH is very strange about stuff like this, he really thinks very traditionally - like Charlie is not a full name, even if you call the child Charlie, which is fine, the actual name you give them would be Charles. He was really confused about why our friends called their boy Joe, not joseph - he did not get that they did not want him to be called Joseph, he thought he should be joseph even though he would be called Joe, as Joseph is the name and Joe is a nickname.

Unfortunately he thinks this about Tom. He says 'i am not sure about Thomas, although Tom is a great name' well bloody well let us call him Tom then <gggggrrrrr> rant over grin

PavlovtheForgetfulCat Fri 26-Jun-09 18:45:50

Shoot - i like gabriel as it is, but DH prefers Gabe, so would probably shorten it as he did with DDs name (Isabella, known as Bella mostly).

As per my previous post to Fairlady - he would not want the boy to be called Gabe though, just a nickname! hmm

thisisyesterday Fri 26-Jun-09 18:49:37

gabriel is my fave

rubyslippers Fri 26-Jun-09 18:51:12

Reuben - lovely IMO

Thunderduck Fri 26-Jun-09 18:59:18

I love Gabriel but hate Gabe. I'm not a fan of nicknames and the full name is so much nicer.

I like Reuben too, Lucas is ok, as is Thomas.

Cies Fri 26-Jun-09 19:02:47

I like Thomas the most.

PavlovtheForgetfulCat Fri 26-Jun-09 19:05:03

Thunderduck - i agree re: full names, but I am thinking I need to like the nicknames as other people, children at school and maybe even DS himself might choose an abbreviation and I do not want to not like it.

Thunderduck Fri 26-Jun-09 19:13:26

I want to ask you about something completely unrelated to baby names Pavlov.grin

I would tend to insist that people use his full name, until he's old enough to decide for himself which to use, but I do agree that a nickname that you like helps.

Scorps Fri 26-Jun-09 19:14:29

Gabriel. it goes with your ds1 name (if i remember correctly, A?)

PavlovtheForgetfulCat Fri 26-Jun-09 19:16:46

I have a DD Scorps (mentioned below grin)

Thunderduck - ooh what do you want to ask me? How did I lose my memory? Do I really do what I am told at the ring of a bell? Wasn't Pavlov a dog not a cat? Ask away!

Thunderduck Fri 26-Jun-09 19:17:20

Wait, ignore me. Wrong cat.grin

Gabe isn't a bad nickname actually, but I do think that Gabriel is so much nicer.

Scorps Fri 26-Jun-09 19:18:15

i'm sure you have a ds you know grin

I still like Gabriel. Zachary is very cool, my Dss is one and Zac is a great nn. Bloody men!

Thunderduck Fri 26-Jun-09 19:19:22

Well actually while I'm here I might as well ask you something.

Where do cats lose their collars? What happens to them? Mine has lost 5 in the past 2 months? Do they sell them on E-bay? Trade them?

Or won't you remember as you're a forgetful cat?grin

PavlovtheForgetfulCat Fri 26-Jun-09 19:21:37

They sell them for catnip.

Or they lose them in trees.

Or in fights.

That is why most of them have quick release clips. Although our female cat is a little houdini and can get out of the tightest non quick release collars.

PavlovtheForgetfulCat Fri 26-Jun-09 19:22:06

But you are right, I can't remember where I lost mine...grin

Thunderduck Fri 26-Jun-09 19:23:46

Thankyou, that's helpful. I think in my cat's case he's trading them for catnip, he always looks rather shifty when he returns.

..wanders off to ponder the ethics of a cat owning another cat.

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