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  1. #1

    Question Would you use the name Noah?

    So I think we've whittled down our top names to either Noah or Easton. I love both the names but both have their pros and cons...

    Noah - Super popular in the UK & the US, I think it's even in the top 5 name lists for both countries. It makes me reluctant to use it as it's been so popular for years & shows no signs of dropping in the charts.

    Easton - Not common in the UK at all but it seems to be a love or hate it kind of name? I get a lot of mixed reactions when I run it by people/read up on forums about it. It's hard not to let the negative feedback affect our decision...
    Last edited by stephielc; April 19th, 2019 at 02:12 PM.

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    I would use Easton - which I do like but am slightly hesitant for some reason - or another name like it, Westin, Ethan, Cormac, Baylor, Nolan,* Everett, Emmett or Landon. For me, Noah isn’t just popular, it is not hefty enough. I like softer names like Jasper, Silas, Declan and Marcel, but I find Noah is in the mouth / easy to swallow up. It does go with the other names though as a nice balance. I wouldn’t worry too much about people’s reactions (if they’re just a matter of taste more than a legit reason) since they’ll change anyway once they meet your son with the name. I think Easton is the name unless one really knocks it off perch!

    *Nolan is a mix of both!
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    Noah for me! Easton isn't my cup of tea and I like the ring of Noah, Fin and Parker better than Noah, Fin and Easton. I think it's better to use a popular name you love than to use a more unusual name you only like or are okay with. Popularity shouldn't be a massive deal breaker when it comes to names IMO.
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    They both have their pros and cons.
    I'm not a fan of Noah. Like you said, it's crazy popular at the moment and I personally dislike the obvious religious connection.
    Easton is not my style as I'm not into trendy names. However, I think I think it works really well with your other sons' names and I like that it's a bit more unique. The important thing is that you like the name. Have you thought about other -on names like Harrison, Lennon, Orion, Leon, Solomon, Deacon? Good luck!
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    I vastly prefer Noah, I think it just sounds a lot nicer.

    Easton is ok, but I think Noah is a nicer name and I think the name Easton in the UK does have a love/hate reaction. Easton feels very American in style, whereas Noah is more universal.
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    I'm a Noah fan and Easton makes me think of a Bristol suburb, sorry! I think Noah is great as part of the sib set too!

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    I'd go with Noah, despite it's popularity. I don't really mind how popular a name is, and I think if you love it, you should use it.
    I don't mind Easton, but I can't say I like it either. I suppose most people would have a love or hate reaction, and if that bothers you I'd avoid a name like Easton.
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    Noah, definitely. You may regret not using it, despite its popularity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eloiset View Post
    I would use Easton - which I do like but am slightly hesitant for some reason - or another name like it, Westin, Ethan, Cormac, Baylor, Nolan,* Everett, Emmett or Landon. For me, Noah isn’t just popular, it is not hefty enough. I like softer names like Jasper, Silas, Declan and Marcel, but I find Noah is in the mouth / easy to swallow up. It does go with the other names though as a nice balance. I wouldn’t worry too much about people’s reactions (if they’re just a matter of taste more than a legit reason) since they’ll change anyway once they meet your son with the name. I think Easton is the name unless one really knocks it off perch!

    *Nolan is a mix of both!
    Thank you for your great suggestions! All of those are names I would favourite - I know a couple of Ethan's already but if I didn't that would have been a strong contender too. I've decided against Noah now and now dithering between Easton & Leon? Which is also a bit different but perhaps not quite as 'trendy' sounding... So tricky third time round.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scillyellie View Post
    I'm a Noah fan and Easton makes me think of a Bristol suburb, sorry! I think Noah is great as part of the sib set too!

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    Haha I think Easton does seem to be a popular town name, which I don't mind. Easton is also a big sports brand in the states apparently.

    We're also considering Leon now, which I think has a similar ring to it but perhaps not as 'trendy' sounding which I was worried about x

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