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February 26th, 2012 07:13 PM #11Senior Member
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February 26th, 2012 07:15 PM #13
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February 26th, 2012 07:26 PM #17Senior Member
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I really like both Galen and Gale, but I slightly prefer Gale as a full name. I think that Gael Garcia Bernal helps to make Gale wearable for a boy, and It's really unlikely that there will be a female Gayle or a Gail or a Gale in his class. Gayle has been out of the top 1000 since 1982, Gale since 1970, and Gail since 1985. There were 6 girls named Gayle in all of the U.S. in 2010 and 15 named Gail. In comparison, 688 boys were named Gael.
Statistics from here: http://www.nancy.cc/
And the stuff about the top 1000 is from Behind the Name.
February 27th, 2012 01:00 PM #19
I don't think Gale is fair for a boy, I know a lot of girls called Gail or Gayle (your son may like to live outside the US one day!?) and Gael is pronounced HY-el so not comparable. Galen is very nice though and I also like the suggestions of Anakin (I can't see what the teasing would be for?) and Stellan is a favourite of mine but can't use it.
Siri Winter & Stellan Foster
Siri Winter & Anakin Foster
Siri Winter & Gunnar Foster
Siri Winter & Alrik Foster
Siri Winter & Esben Foster
Siri Winter & Loki Foster
Siri Winter & Rasmus Foster
Or more conventional:
Siri Winter & Hans Foster
Siri Winter & Thor Foster
Siri Winter & Sven FosterMama to the awesome Milo Edward.