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  • Gabriel Patrick

    97 76.98%
  • Owen William

    29 23.02%
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  1. #1
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    After years of agreement, Husb just changed his mind!!!

    My name-world is shattered, fellow berries!! After spending hour-on-end picking a name true to us, and nearly 2 years loving our first choice for a son, my husband decided on a whim that he'd changed his mind! The worst part?? He went back to a name I suggested at the beginning of my search, one I have always been uncertain about and HE shot down. Now I've moved on!! I don't know what to think - this is so upsetting.

    Gabriel Patrick is still my ultimate and long-term-love. I have loved both Gabriel and Patrick since I was young: such rich history and meaning, great namesakes. Ever since the first mention of the 2 together.... well, let's just say my heart still skips a beat. Like this is my son, engrained in the fiber of my heart. Although I've always been drawn to them, I truly chose them with the intentions of reflecting my husband's strong Biblical name, Michael, and his Irish heritage, so I feel it is a part of both of us.

    The past couple days, he has gone back to Owen, choosing William or Michael as the middle. Granted, William is a family name - he and his dad's middle, and maternal grandfather's first. Unfortunately I feel it is an overly-used name, especially as a middle filler in our generation. I feel that Owen may be too modern for my taste based on it's popularity over recent years (though I know it's a name steeped in heritage with a history of it's own); but the most off-putting for me is that I feel his sudden interest for Owen comes from his brother and sister-in-law's choosing of similar-sounding Logan for their baby due this November. And, to put it plainly, we do not need their inspiration after the hurt they've caused us as a couple. At this point, it's best to keep our distance, and naming our son such a similar name is certainly not the way to do that. Of course, husband doesn't see the impending drama, but I say, better safe than sorry! Besides, could I even imagine giving up Gabriel Patrick forever....? Sniff :'(

    I really think it's important that we both have a say in such a big decision, but why is it that guys have little interest about this stuff unless they have a STRONG undying opinion???

    What is your opinion, taking all this into consideration? What would you do and ultimately which name do you prefer??
    Last edited by iwillpraise; August 19th, 2013 at 02:26 AM.
    O Lord, our Lord,
    how excellent is thy NAME in all the earth!
    who hast set thy glory above the heavens ~
    Psalm 8:1

    "Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful.. enter thou into the joy of thy Lord." Matt 25:23.. We will miss you dearly, Rollo

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  2. #3
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    It sounds like Owen is not the name for you. If he is unwilling to agree to Gabriel Patrick, I think you should come up with a new option altogether. I hope you can sway him back to Gabriel though!

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    Gabriel stands out to me much more; plus, it seems there's much family drama behind the name Owen. I do, however, think that Gabriel Owen works well, even better than Gabriel Patrick. Might this be a possible choice for you?
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  4. #7
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    Alzora, thank you for your support!

    Quote Originally Posted by bibliophile View Post
    Gabriel stands out to me much more; plus, it seems there's much family drama behind the name Owen. I do, however, think that Gabriel Owen works well, even better than Gabriel Patrick. Might this be a possible choice for you?
    You know, that is actually a good suggestion. I might need to consider it; at least ask what he thinks. Bibliophile, you might just be on to something here! hmmm....
    O Lord, our Lord,
    how excellent is thy NAME in all the earth!
    who hast set thy glory above the heavens ~
    Psalm 8:1

    "Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful.. enter thou into the joy of thy Lord." Matt 25:23.. We will miss you dearly, Rollo

    Nadia Clarice, Adelaide Susanne
    Gabriel Patrick, Corbin Tobiah

  5. #9
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    I love Gabriel and Owen both, but I really dislike the name Patrick... so I chose Owen. But really, both first names are lovely.

    Can you and your husband compromise? Can you use Gabriel Owen? Or Gabriel William?

    Edit: Just saw someone else suggest this. How's it goin?
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