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Jonah or Wyatt?

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FreshScent Sun 23-Aug-09 17:08:21

Which do you prefer for a boy and why?

expatinscotland Sun 23-Aug-09 17:11:13


Wyatt is a surname. Americans name their children surnames as forenames. It's naff.

expatinscotland Sun 23-Aug-09 17:12:02

actually, Jonah . . . and the whale.

nope. neither one.

HecatesTwopenceworth Sun 23-Aug-09 17:13:04

I don't like either of them, tbh. If I had to choose one, I'd go for Jonah because I like Wyatt less.

HecatesTwopenceworth Sun 23-Aug-09 17:15:00

Wyatt Earp v Jonah and the whale, expat.

FS - if you like them both and can't choose, why not flip a coin. When it's up in the air you will probably find yourself hoping for one or the other, and if you don't, you may as well go with the coin!

- that method of decision making has served me well over the years! grin

dingdong3 Sun 23-Aug-09 17:20:02

Jonah...every's a lovely name!

Spoo Sun 23-Aug-09 17:22:39

Vote for Jonah. Lovely name. I don't like Wyatt - too american.

Meanbeansmum Sun 23-Aug-09 17:42:30

I had a dream when I was pg with my first son that a mw passed me my baby and said you can call him Jonah. I called him Jojo and Jonah for the rest of the pg. When he was born I just didn't have the guts to name him Jonah so he became Joseph and he is stil Joe now. Good luck whatever you decide, it has to be your choice.

How about Jonas?

treacletart Sun 23-Aug-09 17:46:07


diddl Sun 23-Aug-09 17:54:57

I prefer Jonah.
No reason.
Wyatt-just don´t like it!

littleboyblue Sun 23-Aug-09 17:57:12

I prefer Jonah. Although I do like Wyatt, but prefer Jonah

shootfromthehip Sun 23-Aug-09 17:57:33

I prefer Jonah- obviously only the best kind of parents choose to call their boys Jonah- but then I may be biased wink

Thunderduck Sun 23-Aug-09 18:11:29

Most definitely Jonah. I don't like Wyatt at all.

screamingabdab Sun 23-Aug-09 19:07:23


Wyatt is a surname, and too American (unless you are American, in which case, it is still a surname grin)

magbags Sun 23-Aug-09 19:35:18

Jonah. It's a lovely name (I've loved it since the little boy in Sleepless in Seattle was called it) but my dh vetoed due to bad luck associations (very annoying). Not keen on Wyatt at all.

Littlefish Sun 23-Aug-09 19:56:41


Wyatt is a cowboy with bandy legs.

Ondine Sun 23-Aug-09 20:15:21

I couldn't get over the interchangeability of Jonah as a description of a luckless, bringer of doom type!

Wyatt is no good unless you really are a cowboy imo.

sunshiney Sun 23-Aug-09 20:19:50

i know a lovely Jonah. Also you can say "Quiet Jonah!" but you can't say "Quiet Wyatt!"

LynetteScavo Sun 23-Aug-09 20:21:23


Because it's a lovely name, and Wyatt is not.

screamingabdab Sun 23-Aug-09 20:25:38

LOL sunshiney

pooexplosions Sun 23-Aug-09 20:35:41

Yep, I'm with shoot..the classiest parents have a Jonah wink Mine is known as Jojo.
Wyatt is the kid in charmed as well. Yuck.

Why is Jonah meant to be unlucky? He got swallowed by a sea monster and didn't die? Luckiest man ever! grin

TheChilliMooseTalksNonsense Sun 23-Aug-09 20:43:32

Jonah. Fab name.

jkklpu Sun 23-Aug-09 21:12:25

Jonah, though reminds me of Grange Hill

hulabula Sun 23-Aug-09 21:20:12

Jonah (Noun)

a person believed to bring bad luck to those around him or her [after Jonah in the Bible]

(Collins Essential English Dictionary 2nd Edition 2006 © HarperCollins Publishers)

TheChilliMooseTalksNonsense Sun 23-Aug-09 23:36:14


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