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something like samuel...?

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queenie1 Mon 05-Oct-09 15:15:57

Can't use samuel as friend has just bagsied it. It was my top choice but now need to think again. Any thoughts?

Bessie123 Mon 05-Oct-09 15:17:28

You'll just have to hurry up and pop out your samuel before your friend gives birth wink

How about Joseph, Ben, Tom - I'm thinking of traditional names that still sound nice...

Bessie123 Mon 05-Oct-09 15:17:42

Aaron?

MrsBadger Mon 05-Oct-09 15:19:19

what did you particularly like about it? Sound? biblical associations? shortening potential?

Daniel
David
Benjamin
Jonathan
Oliver
Christopher

queenie1 Mon 05-Oct-09 15:20:46

she gave birth two days ago...so it's definitely out! Really like Joseph, Ben and Tom though.

queenie1 Mon 05-Oct-09 15:22:42

Liked sound and biblical association. Daniel's good...

Bessie123 Mon 05-Oct-09 15:25:59

Oh, you must be cross with your friend. What about Isaac? I love it but it is getting a bit too popular.

jasper Mon 05-Oct-09 15:31:17

Solomon

tattycoram Mon 05-Oct-09 15:31:18

Joseph! I love Joseph. Joe is lovely and really under used imo

Hulababy Mon 05-Oct-09 15:32:13

Joseph
Jacob
Joshua
Daniel
William
Thomas
Alexander
Caleb
Charles
Oliver

annasmami Mon 05-Oct-09 16:11:16

Joseph/Joe
Quentin/Quinn
Oliver/Ollie
Benjamin/Ben
Thomas/Tom

bruffin Mon 05-Oct-09 16:24:22

I have a samuel;}

what about Saul or Sebastian

jellybeans Mon 05-Oct-09 16:42:47

Matthew
Luke
Zach
Ben
Jake
Isaac
Noah
Corey
Ethan
Nathan
Dylan
Alex

lilysam Mon 05-Oct-09 18:16:14

Daniel - sounds similar and nice shortened

campion Mon 05-Oct-09 18:48:15

You can use Samuel.

It doesn't belong to your friend and, besides, it's just one of the best names wink

And you don't even have to shorten it to Sam as everyone seems to assume hmm

Takver Mon 05-Oct-09 19:14:53

What about Simeon? Very similar in 'feel' to Samuel, also biblical etc.

Doozie Mon 05-Oct-09 21:09:11

I'm with Campion, people don't own names, you can use it. Just tell your friend you share her great taste.

But I too like the alternatives...

Joseph
Benjamin
Thomas
Luke
Daniel
Simon
Sebastian
Joshua
Nicolas
David
Anthony
Adam
Matthew
Patrick
Jacob

queenie1 Tue 06-Oct-09 10:08:51

I know she doesn't 'own' the name but I see a lot of her and think it would just be odd to use the same one. Besides, while I love Samuel, I was never that keen on Sam which is probably what everyone else but me would have called him.

Thanks for great suggestions. Favorites from the list are Daniel, Benjamin, Thomas or Joseph...

No doubt it will probably be a girl after all this smile

lilysam Tue 06-Oct-09 12:30:20

I have a friend who has a Samuel and he is never a 'Sam'. She just makes a point of always calling him Samuel and so everyone else does too.

PestoPumpkinMonster Tue 06-Oct-09 12:39:04

Nathaniel

BikeRunSki Tue 06-Oct-09 14:21:58

Daniel
Nathaniel
Emmanuel

if it's the "el" bit you like.

IWantAChickAndADuck Tue 06-Oct-09 14:26:46

Stanley/Stan - I love that name

Or
George
Charlie
Harry
Archie

Concordia Wed 07-Oct-09 00:03:04

We have a Samuel, our other name choices were
Benjamin (Ben)
Elliot
James
Thomas
Ruled out Daniel because can't stand 'Danny'

CristinaTheAstonishing Wed 07-Oct-09 00:16:23

If you like the -el ending, how about Dashiel?

nappyaddict Wed 07-Oct-09 02:10:59

Sami
Samwell
Sampson
Shem

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