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January 28th, 2013 08:40 PM #1
Please help me love the name Paul!
Paul is both my Dad's middle name and my partner's father's name, so it would be a great middle name choice for us. Unfortunately, I just can't bring myself to like it very much. Please help me find a way to fall in love with it: convince me it's great, give me an alternative that might work (although I already searched for names of the same meaning and found nothing to my taste) or even suggest books/films/tv shows with cool Pauls in them! I would be eternally grateful!
Thanks in advanceThe old standbys:
Annora Juliet, Verity, Elspeth, Marianne, Josephine, Gwendolyn, Rosemary Constance
Edmund Henry, Winston, Gilbert, August, Walter, Edwin, Hugh Theodore
The wildcards:Zelda, Griffin, Guinevere, Bertram, Mirabel, Josiah, Clio, Reginald
January 28th, 2013 08:57 PM #3Senior Member
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January 28th, 2013 09:01 PM #5
I'm thinking of Paul in the MN spot too as it's also a family name, but I love it. However it's often in contention with Peter, another biblical 'P' name- does that appeal to you? I like Peter for its classic-ness and association with Peter Pan and Peter Rabbit
As for associations with Paul, all I can think of is Paul Merton, Bono & Paul McCartney. They're kind of cool :P Paul is also a pretty village in Cornwall!
It is a lovely, classic name IMO, but if you really can't like it then you could look at other family names, or maybe leave it a few weeks/months and see how you feel about it then? I often find previously 'indifferent' names jump on my list just because I've admired a TV/book character or someone in real life :P
Hope I've helped
January 28th, 2013 09:59 PM #7Senior Member
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I love this name, but then again, I love classic names for boys. My first thought was Paul Newman -- it doesn't get much cooler or handsomer than him! Also Paul Rudd, who I find hilarious. There's also the Popes, but if you're not Catholic or religious, that won't help.
Maybe wait until he's born. A lot of the names I thought were too boring and didn't feel right (including the name we ended up using) felt much more right and perfect once I was face to face with my son. Good luck!
P.S. There's also Paul Revere, Paul Anka, Paul Brown (founder of Cincinnati Bengals, whose stadium is named after him), and lots more.
January 28th, 2013 10:38 PM #9Senior Member
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