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  1. #6
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    I LOVE Shepherd, but I prefer it as a MN. It's just a bit too out-there for me personally, and I am not crazy for Shep (it sounds like a dog's name to me, sorry!). I would love to see Samuel Shepherd, though. I think that'd be fab. But I would be tickled pink to meet a little boy named Shepherd.
    Ashley
    twenty-something namenerd & aspiring novelist

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  2. #8
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    I actually kind of like it, but I'm not sure about the nn Shep.
    Currently Loving:
    Rosemary, Ivy, Juniper
    Fox, Griffin

  3. #10
    Shep = ugh. Shepherd is nice enough, but just because you know a lot of Samuels doesn't mean you shouldn't use that name. Your kid doesn't need a unique name to be special. I was one of three with my first name in elementary school & no one ever saw us as a homogenous blob of Lilys, and the same went for all the Sams I knew. Sam/Sammy/Samuel is a classic, likable name. Never knew a Sam that was an asshat.

  4. #12
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    I'm not a fan. I see it on here quite a lot so I think it's quite popular on Nameberry. Shep is a dog name hands down.

  5. #14
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    Jun 2010
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    I like it a lot. If anyone has a dog named Shep they have excellent taste. I say Shepherd over Samuel, hands down.
    baby BOY arriving november 2015

    currently considering:
    Teagan, Shepherd, Roland, Absalom
    a girl would have been named:
    Beatrix Judith

    avatar by *moogley-mog

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