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  1. #1
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    Help me choose! Avi or Benson

    I am 35 weeks pregnant with baby #3. We don't know if it's a boy or a girl, but I need help choosing between two boy names. The middle name will be David after my husbands father's middle name. Our last name is Wieler. My two girls are Sarah and Ellen, but I don't really care if it goes together with their names or not, as we've struggled a lot just to agree on these two names as it is. So please, help me choose between the following:

    Benson David Wieler - My husband wants to name him Ben but for me this is just a little better, as I don't think Ben David flows.

    or

    Avi David Wieler - not traditional like our other names, but I'm really drawn to it (ah-vee)


    Votes?!?!

  2. #3
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    I much prefer Avi. It's different. I think Ellen and Ben are too matchy in sound for siblings. When I was young, I used to watch the TV show "Benson" about a smart-alec black butler. When I hear the name, that's who I see.
    All the best,
    Mischa.

  3. #5
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    Benson sounds more sophisticated
    Avi sounds more like a nickname. I am one of those people that think it would be pretty annoying to have to spell your name everytime you say it for people to get it, so it could get tiring for him to have to explain his name.
    Just my thoughts both are cute though.

  4. #7
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    blueeyes26, that's my husbands concern with Avi as well. I'm so torn, as Benson is his pick and though I like the name Ben it's so common where I live and I'm sure his name will be shortened to Ben!

  5. #9
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    I much prefer Avi but I don't like that it's repeated in the middle of dAVId. Might not bother you, though, just something that sticks out to me.
    Mom to 2 girls ♥ Bayard McConnell "Bay" & Marguerite Davis "Maple"

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