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May 26th, 2012 06:06 PM #1Junior Member
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Badly need help with a boy's name!
Hi all, have finally signed up here after months of lurking, in the hopes of getting some suggestions. We're expecting No. 3 next month, we have a girls name sorted (Camille). We have a daughter and a son already, both have Irish (Gaelic) names, phonetically our daughter's name sounds like Shu-en and our boy is Conall, which we pronounce Kun-el
We've decided we don't want a third Gaelic name. We have a list of names we'd settle for but none we love apart from Nathaniel but we both feel its a bit long and would be shortened and neither of us are crazy about the shortened versions/nn in particular, we both really dislike Nat so I think that rules out Nathaniel, sadly.
Other names on our (or sometimes just my!) list include:
Lucien (not good with our surname)
Matthias (husband doesn't like)
Lewis (we don't like Louie or Lou)
Jonah (i like it well enough but not crazy about it)
Emil (really like this but husband not crazy about it)
Oliver (husband has vetoed it)
We're considering Caleb at the moment but its quite popular where we are so I think that might turn me off it. I don't want a name that's way out there but equally I don't want him to be one of three in his class with the same name.
Any suggestions very gratefully received.
May 26th, 2012 07:07 PM #3
May 26th, 2012 07:48 PM #5
I love Nathaniel with no nickname, but if I had to use a nickname, I'd use Nate, Niel, or Thane (my husband suggested this one). I dislike Nat too.
Oliver, Lucien, and Lewis are my favorite from your list, too bad about the problems with them!
Others I think you might like:
Do you like any of these?
May 26th, 2012 09:42 PM #7Senior Member
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May 26th, 2012 11:21 PM #9Senior Member
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May 27th, 2012 06:28 AM #11
I feel that it's important to follow suit with Gaelic names, so that this child feels like part of the family, as well.
My recommendation is ...
01. Conall [Irish - masculine - "strong as a wolf"]
02. Phelan [Irish - masculine - "wolf"]
03. Siobhan [?] [Irish - feminine - "God is gracious"]
... a sibset comprised of two-syllable Irish names, where the boys' names have wolf-related meanings.
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