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DS2 1 week old - still no name - help please

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baskingseals Fri 21-Aug-09 22:07:09

Denial is not a river in Egypt.
Dh and I are coming from very different places
Me - Gabriel, Xaviere, Christian, Fabian
Dh - Robert, John, Garry, Lee

It just ain't going to happen is it? Can anybody think of something? Anything? Our other two are Alexandra and Theo.

sweetnitanitro Fri 21-Aug-09 22:11:06

Congrats on your DS

How about-

William
Stephen
Jonathan
Christopher
Thomas
Benjamin
Aaron
Cameron
Sebastian
Dominic

Any of those any good?

Tommy Fri 21-Aug-09 22:11:24

just to throw another spanner in the works, none of your DH's names go with the other 2 grin

You can tell him that from me ( grin )although I'm afraid I only like Christian out of your choices

artichokes Fri 21-Aug-09 22:15:58

You really are polls apart! I have no idea where to start with suggesting compromises but I am fascinated to see what you finally agree on (but please avoid Garry and Lee!).

My current fav boys names are Reuben, Miles and Caleb.

MadBadandDangerousToKnow Fri 21-Aug-09 22:16:38

Hmm. I think I'm somewhere in the middle ground between you. Garry? Really?

How about these, which I think/hope go well with your other children's names

Dominic
Benedict
Vincent
Sebastian
Nicholas
Frederick
Francis
Alaric
Jerome

rasputin Fri 21-Aug-09 22:18:39

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baskingseals Fri 21-Aug-09 22:36:00

Thank you! You've mentioned quite a few family names. I really like Kit, but again dh isn't keen. He really likes William, which is Theo's middle name. The thing is I LOVE Gabriel, and can't seem to settle on anything else, but he hates it, so I know I've got to let it go. I also love Theo, but sort of regret Alexandra, and don't want to feel like that about this one. It's so hard, naming.

rasputin Fri 21-Aug-09 23:00:42

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lola0109 Sat 22-Aug-09 08:25:08

Why don't you go with something with a similar meaning?

Theo means god's gift or brave people apparently (lovely by the way) so maybe Matthew (gift of the lord) or Michael (who resembles god), both of these are my brothers name coincidentally.

Or Conrad (brave, bold ruler), Hardy (brave, Bold).

FWIW I love all they names!

Alexandra means mans defender which is lovely if she is now a big sister to two.

Alasdair/alistair also means mans defender.

Good luck and let us know what you agree on!
xx

seeker Sat 22-Aug-09 08:31:50

Patrick.

MaggieBeauLeo Sat 22-Aug-09 08:54:57

Yes Patrick would fit in with the other too. Also maybe Dominic might fall between the cracks of your differing tastes??

Me -
Gabriel - this is nice, a perfectly good name which is 'of the moment' so he'll never be teased or feel out of place.

Xaviere - nmsaa, a bit try hard
Christian - ok, maybe Christopher with Kit for short might fit in with your other childrens names.

Fabian - I like this, but I can see this would be one your husband would hate the most.

Robert - I do like this. I had similar problems to you with my x and had Robert/Robbie and Richard/Richie on the list.
John - I don't hate it, and it IS unusual. But there's not enough there. Jonathan is better I think.

Garry - is your husband serious?! You can't everybody will snigger. If he thinks they will snigger more at Garry then they will at Fabian, then he's out of touch with what people are calling their children, and out of touch with people's taste in names today. What about Greg?

Lee - well, I love Leo, but with a Theo, you can't. Even Lee and Theo is a bit eee eee. What about Saul?

MaggieBeauLeo Sat 22-Aug-09 08:59:30

ps, if it's any consolation, 4 yrs ago, I wanted to call my son Bruno, Thaddeus or Jago. My x's suggestions were all just popular classics, and the odd insane choice along the lines of Gary.

We eventually compromised with a name which is an unfashionable classic if you see what I mean. Think Victor, Donald, Richard and you'd be along the lines. I love it now.

gemgem83 Sat 22-Aug-09 09:58:51

congratulations!!!

My DS is called Lucas Myles, he is 6 weeks old

other names i liked are:

Troy
Cade
Finley
Dillon
Alfie
Oliver
Leighton
Riley
Ashley

sleepsforwimps Sat 22-Aug-09 11:34:40

Solomon
Reuben
Leon
Felix
Joseph
Finian
Saul

LynetteScavo Sat 22-Aug-09 11:38:00

Joseph.

How could your DH not like Joe?

colditz Sat 22-Aug-09 11:47:30

Jonathan
Daniel
Joshua
William
Harrison
Jeremy
Laurance

colditz Sat 22-Aug-09 11:49:25

Benefit of Laurence is Larry for short, which may suit your dh.

nappyaddict Sat 22-Aug-09 11:51:54

Archie
Gareth
Leonardo
Leon
Ricardo
Guy
Caleb
Anton
Herbert
Rex
Maxamus/Maximilian/Maximo/ Maxwell/Maxfield/Maxson
Frederick/Federico/Frederico
Ronald
Reginald
Ronan
Richard
Patrick
Ro nel
Ronson
Shay
Ashley
Ashton
Asher
Ashford
Ashwin
Declan
Albert
Edwin
Edmund
Edbert
Ed gar
Edison
Francis/Francisco/Francesco
Franklin
Calvin
Alvin
Melvin
Kelvin
Kevin
Vincent
V inson
Vinton
Vinnie

MrsMattie Sat 22-Aug-09 11:52:35

Garry? Mwa ha ha ha. Oh dear oh dear.

nappyaddict Sat 22-Aug-09 11:53:36

Oh yes I like Laurence and Jeremy.

Also

Harris
Harold

PuppyLoves Sat 22-Aug-09 11:57:43

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PuppyLoves Sat 22-Aug-09 11:58:57

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nappyaddict Sat 22-Aug-09 12:01:03

Reuben Albert definitely sounds better.

baskingseals Sat 22-Aug-09 14:18:37

Thanks everyone, really good selection of names, I think we have both abandonned our Garry/Gabriel fantasies. What about Finn?

Is it too similiar to Theo? The 'f' sound. I just don't know anymore. Tbh I was counting on him changing his mind over Gabriel, but obviously not.

baskingseals Sat 22-Aug-09 14:20:52

Sorry meant to say will let you know when we finally get there - I wonder what it will be?

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