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which do you prefer?

(28 Posts)
HollyBunda Tue 29-Sep-09 14:19:34

Sonny (full name Jackson)

Middle name is Red after my Grandfather.
we are going in circles at the moment and our baby is almost 3 weeks old.
I prefer Soren, Dh prefers Sonny. I'm not keen on Jackson (although it's what we would have called our 8 year old DD.

bellissima Tue 29-Sep-09 14:23:56


seeker Tue 29-Sep-09 14:25:20

Is there a box to tick for none of the above?

BunnyLebowski Tue 29-Sep-09 14:25:42

Jesse - love it on Bear Grhylls lo as it goes so well with siblings Marmaduke (Duke) and Huckleberry (Huck) but I think would be a bit harder to pull off for a reguler little boy.

Soren - Love this. Very classy and cool. Although as it's a Danish name it mind sound a bit odd on an english kid with no danish associations?

Sonny (Jackson) - I know I shouldn't but I really like this. It's a wee bit celebrity-ish but very cool.

Roman - too celebrity and a bit passé now.

Can I ask what your dd's name is (so we can decide what goes best!)?

FimboFortunaFeet Tue 29-Sep-09 14:26:45

Yes, what is your dd's name and then I will decide wink

flier Tue 29-Sep-09 14:27:17

When I first saw the list I liked Soren, but it depends on your surname and your dds name

preggersplayspop Tue 29-Sep-09 14:28:26

Jesse. Its a great name.

Not keen on the others. I do like Jackson but not sonny.

Fruitbatlings Tue 29-Sep-09 14:28:52

well I completely vetoed Jesse but I've seen it a couple of times and actually am beginning to like it.
I used to like Sonny but it seems to be very popular near me so, at the moment, it reminds me of 1 and 2 year old boys with earrings and gold chains around their necks - this has put me off a bit.

Not sure about Soren and Roman

peanutbutterkid Tue 29-Sep-09 14:29:12

I love Red, I don't much warm to the others (sorry).
Roman Red sounds partic dreadful,but Red as middle name doesn't work very well with any of them, imho.

Red as the first name, with one of the others as middle name goes better; could have child go middle name in daily life, too.

seeker Tue 29-Sep-09 14:32:53

if you call him Jesse you'll have to make sure he never goes to Scotland!

BunnyLebowski Tue 29-Sep-09 14:33:17

Oooh what about Stellan? It's in the same vein as Soren (although Swedish) but a bit more manly imo and just fab.

BonsoirAnna Tue 29-Sep-09 14:35:14

Roman is much the nicest name on your list.

thirtysomething Tue 29-Sep-09 14:37:31

Soren my favourite from those. Like the French version of Roman - Romain.

I agree though that Red sounds odd with all of those....guess it depends how it sounds with your surname.

I quite like Jackson (but not Sonny as it's overly popular now...) but Jackson Red sounds like a band or a type of beer.....

mathanxiety Tue 29-Sep-09 14:39:17

Soren or Roman. Or Jackson, but not Sonny. Jesse -- too cowboyish for me. I knew a kid called Jensen (also a nordic type name).

bronze Tue 29-Sep-09 14:40:09

was on my list

Jamieandhismagictorch Tue 29-Sep-09 14:58:30

Jesse, or Soren

seeker Tue 29-Sep-09 15:03:40

PLEASE not Jesse!

lockets Tue 29-Sep-09 16:03:18

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Bathsheba Tue 29-Sep-09 17:31:02

I love Soren and was wanting it on my shortlist for this one...

Anything else..No.

I'm Scottish and jesse would be cruel. Jackson is actually nice.

Roman you want your child to sound like a WWF wrestler..

said Tue 29-Sep-09 17:33:35

Jesse was on our list...but I was nervous about it.

seeker Tue 29-Sep-09 19:38:38

Why not call the poor brat Wuss and have done with it?

thesecondcoming Tue 29-Sep-09 22:45:23

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

florence2511 Wed 30-Sep-09 05:02:16

I like Soren, but the first thing that came to mind when I read the name was:

Soren Lorenson - Lola's imaginary friend.

Still love the name though and will add it to my list for future DC's.

RnB Wed 30-Sep-09 05:30:38

I love Roman - I think it is a lovely strong name and a contender for my dc3

Not sure about Soren - sounds a bit girly to me

Love Jesse - very cool. know a teenager called Jessie and he's seriously cool

Sorry I dislike Sonny (Jackson is even worse)

nooka Wed 30-Sep-09 05:55:15

Is this for a boy or girl? I would have thought Soren was a girl, Jesse could be either but the rest are boys names? OK, looking at the thread, I guess you have a son

I don't really like any of them, and the combination with Red seems a little odd.

Jesse makes me think of "he's a right jessie/girls blouse/wuss"

Soren I foolishly thought was for a girl

I think Sonny is dreadful as a name (like Babe or Junior), and Jackson is a surname - makes me think mostly of the Mask though "J-J-J-Jackson"

Roman makes me think of Polanski at the moment, which is not a good association

Also Roman Red sounds a bit like paint.

So I guess Soren then? Do you have a Northern European connection? Red Soren sounds quite Viking like grin

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