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May 25th, 2013 01:35 PM #1Senior Member
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Let's talk about Moses...
Even though I'm no where near having kids, I've recently fallen hard for the name Moses. Now I spend my days in a name-loving-induced stupor (don't lie, you all know what I'm talking about), thinking about the possibility of having a little Moses, coming up with millions of different middle name combinations, wondering what I would name his siblings, etc. But one question keeps popping up in my mind: is Moses even usable?
I live in the south eastern USA where Moses is still thought of as just an old man and a Bible character (not gonna lie, I think the biblical Moses was awesome, and it is part of the reason I love the name so much) - but can I, a lowly youth worker, pull off a name that even Gwyneth Paltrow got knocked for? And even worse, are people going to think I...*gulp*...stole a celebrity name? The horror.
So berries, let's talk about this for just a second: do you think I will one day be able to use my beloved Moses, or should I set it on the back burner?
And just for fun (because who doesn't love hypotheticals?!), let's imagine that I do name my son Moses in the future. What would his middle name be? What would I name his siblings?
Just to get an idea of my taste - which normally changes by the day - here are some of the ideas I've had already:
For middle names...
Moses Burch (my grandfather's middle name)
Moses Charles (my grandfather's first name, and a long standing family name)
Names I love...
Boys: Moses, Bodhi, Solomon, Finn, Levi, Boone (mn only), Beau, Abraham, Leo, Sam (Samuel), Oscar, Theo, Boaz, Amos
Girls: Maggie (short for....something), Isla, Rose/Rosie, India, Mae, Sophie, Anna/Annie, Shiloh (in my defense: no Brad & Angie connection here! Shiloh is the name of the beautiful pre-Civil War era church my grandfather pastored for over 40 years, and it is the place where my boyfriend and I plan to tie the knot next summer)
Let me hear some of your ideas!
Last edited by smp123; May 25th, 2013 at 03:24 PM.
May 25th, 2013 02:29 PM #3
I know a Moses; he's my friend's father. That being said, no, I don't see it as a dad's name at the moment, it's now old man but possibly fresh on a baby. I think with the middle name, Moses will have a name other kids with envy.
I think Moses needs a more 'fun' middle name, possibly something more unusual and less classic to balance out the old man vibes of Moses.
Of your two middle name options, I like Moses Charles the best, but I'm not sure if the flow is right; both names are 2 syllables and both end with a 's'. Also, I think that the two names together are old man overkill (yes, I see Charles as an old man name too).
Moses Blaise (pronounced blaze)
Moses River (too much reference? lol)
I like a lot of your sibling possibilities with Moses, the only problem I have is some of those names also have very strong Biblical connections, so something like Moses, Solomon, and Oscar would look a little odd. However, this wouldn't be a problem if all of the names in a sibset were strong Bible names . The only name I really and not a fan of is India; way too much controversy surrounding it.
Moses, Solomon, and Mary (a middle name starting with a G would give you the nickname Maggie )
Moses, Beau, and Rose
Moses, Oscar, and Isla
Moses, Bodhi, and Shiloh
Moses, Anna, and Sophie
Moses, Magnolia (Maggie), and Maeve (only because Mae looks a little plain next to Magnolia).
Moses, Finn, and Levi
Moses, Theo, and Beau
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