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Thread: Gideon vs Gabriel
August 20th, 2013 02:28 PM #11
I like both names but my preference is Gabriel. It's one of those "softer" boys names that appeal to me and I love the archangel connection with the name. I also like the fact that its versatility allows it to crossover cultures and races. Gideon is certainly less popular but it has a different vibe. It has more of a country and western twang to it (giddy-up!) and would probably blend into all of the other names that end in "n".All the best,
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August 20th, 2013 03:34 PM #15Senior Member
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August 20th, 2013 03:38 PM #17
I've had this conversation with my husband.... we both love the story of the Biblical Gideon, and when I hear it, I LOVE it-- but as a name, I definitely prefer Gabriel over Gideon. It seems more approachable somehow. I think we'll end up using Gabriel as a first name, and perhaps Gideon as a middle.
I think I've only met/know of one Gideon in my entire lifetime (other than Biblical). It created a great conversation of Christian witness between his mom and I that we certainly would not have had otherwise. So in that way I can clearly see it's value. I can honestly say that if a person uses Gideon, there are so few in the world that you'd pretty much know his namesake was Biblical. I find it awkward that taiki_bansei knows a girl named Gideon.... probably the same people who'd name their daughter Genesis.
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August 20th, 2013 03:47 PM #19Senior Member
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I love the name Gabe. I've only known a few, but they were always awesome people. One is a dear friend of mine & in my age group it was such a unique name. I prefer the name Gideon over Gabriel though as it feels stronger. I dislike the lack of nickname, but if it's Gabriel vs Gideon, Gideon gets my vote!