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A name like Gabriel

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rubyslippers Tue 28-Jul-09 14:41:15

Am 30 weeks

this is the only boys name on our shortlist due to me and DH not agreeing on anything

i love it, dh likes it so could do with some more options

TIA

stillstanding Tue 28-Jul-09 14:43:40

I think Gabriel is a beautiful name. A leetle bit brave for me to use but that is only because I am a totally wet when it comes to names and tend to stick with the boringly conventional! Am always very admiring of Gabriels (and their parents) when I meet them.

rubyslippers Tue 28-Jul-09 14:44:34

thanks - i LOVE it too but DH is wibbling ...

he has vetoed every other one of my choices so it is a wonder anything is on the list at all

PuppyMonkey Tue 28-Jul-09 14:48:08

Raphael is a bit like Gabriel.

I quite like both of 'em. grin

PuppyMonkey Tue 28-Jul-09 14:48:43

Sorry, meant to do a smile then. Not a grin.

smile

PavlovtheForgetfulCat Tue 28-Jul-09 14:49:54

No you cannot have it.

It is the only name DH and i can agree on. DH loves it and I like it.

So its taken I am afraid, even if you are having yours before me grin

MovingOutOfBlighty Tue 28-Jul-09 14:52:39

I know many many Gabriels, it is very popular in our area. Like it alot.

posieparkerinChina Tue 28-Jul-09 14:53:19

I like Gabe for short too, go for it. Keep on and on, it's worked for all four of mine when DH wasn't sure!!! I convinced him of all the names and he started with a yuck with two of them!!!!

belgo Tue 28-Jul-09 14:55:29

Raphael
Emmanual
Benedict
Bartholomew

stillstanding Tue 28-Jul-09 14:57:30

Gabes are very sexy!

Reuben?

stillstanding Tue 28-Jul-09 14:58:26

Ruby, what is your DH's suggestion so we can see where you are both coming from?

allyspice Tue 28-Jul-09 15:03:38

There is a little boy in DDs class called Nathaniel - I think it's a lovely name.

Most people call him Nate though - also nice.

rubyslippers Tue 28-Jul-09 15:52:44

thanks all

am grin @ Pavlov ...

belgo - Raphael is also on my list - DH has said under no circumstances <sigh>

Nathaniel - like but too similar to my name

hmm - DH hasn't come up with anything but he just knows he isn't sure about Gabriel (or anything else i like hmm)

i shouldn't have used Benjamin as DS's middle name as i love it so much

lynniep Tue 28-Jul-09 15:58:16

My DS was Gabriel. Well he was until I suggested it to DH. Then it clearly wasnt

He ended up being Joseph and whilst he is Joey to me now, his 'original' name will always be Gabriel!

Now we have another DS on the way and once more will not be able to agree on anything...

midnightexpress Tue 28-Jul-09 16:03:26

My (purely hypothetical) DS3's name is Gabriel - I love it.

And I was going to suggest Raphael, which I also love, but which is a bit braver I think.

Rafferty
Xavier
Reuben

gladders Tue 28-Jul-09 16:42:38

Noah?
Isaac?
rafe?
Nathan?

rubyslippers Tue 28-Jul-09 17:34:11

i love all the suggestions on this thread

sadly, DH doesn't

and that is why there is one name on our shortlist grin

magbags Tue 28-Jul-09 20:06:21

My dh vetoed Gabriel from our list too (ds due in a few weeks). On account of religious associations and apparently the baddy in heroes is called it.hmm He also thinks Gabe sounds like gay. I dissagree with him whole heartedly and still really like it.

thisisyesterday Tue 28-Jul-09 20:12:43

just use gabriel if it's the only one on the list!

we have a gabriel and he is scrummy (he should have been lars though!)

aaanyway, other names that i like are:

Xavier
Soren
Lars
Nico
Otto
Noam
Caius
Raphael
Fabian
Tobias
Lucien
Tristan
Linu s
Asa
Benedict
Josiah

differentID Tue 28-Jul-09 20:14:14

Michael
Reuben
Daniel

everlong Tue 28-Jul-09 20:24:53

I have a Gabriel, I love it and it suits him.

If you like the name then go with it, I think if you try to find something that is similar you could regret not going with Gabriel in the future.

We always have a positive reaction when meeting new people.

rubyslippers Tue 28-Jul-09 20:36:03

thank you for the suggestions

Linus - like it a lot

thisisyesterday Tue 28-Jul-09 20:38:11

what;s your other ds called?

ThingOne Tue 28-Jul-09 20:41:01

Gabriel's a lovely name, as are many of the others on your thread. You've got ten weeks, and then six, to talk some sense into your DH grin.

rubyslippers Tue 28-Jul-09 20:41:33

T a y l o r

it gets mixed reviews on MN wink

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