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  1. #1
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    Which is your favourite from our top 4?

    Our shortlist for boys:

    Jacob/Jake
    Hugh
    Caspar
    Brodie

    What do you think of these names, and which is your favourite?

    Thanks!

  2. #2
    Hugh is my favorite, with Caspar coming in second. Jacob is fine, but just a little boring to me and slightly dated in my eyes as well. And Brodie, I’ve just always had a strong distaste for for some reason. If you do go with Brodie, I would recommend the Brody spelling just because it’s more common and I think it would get misspelled less, if that’s an issue for you.
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    I like Brodie and Jake (Jacob). Hugh seems a little stuffy to me, and Caspar still makes me think of the ghost. Without that association, it'd probably be my favorite!
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    Hugh is my favourite but I love them all apart from Brodie, which isn't really my cup of tea.
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  5. #5
    Definitely Jake!

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    Caspar is definitely my favourite of the four -- easily recognisable, yet a little offbeat. It's great.

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    I love Brodie and Caspar!!
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  8. #8
    Jacob/Jake - I would use Jacob as the full name, this is my favorite out of your list.
    Hugh - Not a bad name, it's just sort of quiet?? It seems to lack substance
    Caspar - It's okay, just not really my favorite
    Brodie - Feels too 90s/00s/frat boy to me
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  9. #9
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    Definitely Caspar, followed by Jake. I can’t say I like Brodie or Hugh, although I do love Hugo!

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    I like Caspar best - that Scandinavian feel, sleek and stylish. I like the double A spelling - based on the traditional Persian version ( ) Gaspar?? I will have to check on that! You may have to correct on spelling for a while but as a holder of an alternatively spelled name myself - I learned to embrace it early and now I love that it sets me apart a bit. Yes adults may mention the ghost association, but other kids his age won't know it! It's not a negative association either, so I wouldn't worry about that aspect of the name - it's gorgeous.

    My second favourite is Brodie. It's known but not common and has that Gaelic flair without the difficult spelling. Yes you can spell it with a Y but I like the traditional IE and I think most people will assume IE first over the Y.

    Brodie only just wins out over Hugh for me though!
    Mainly because I feel that Hugh is just a little insubstantial in sound - no hard edges if you know what I mean! This is partly based on pairing with *my* surname in my head though, (ending in O) it lacks enough interest for me sound-wise. If you have a longer surname with lots of consonants, Hugh would probably pair beautifully!
    I personally prefer Hugo to Hugh - more oomph!

    Jacob is very nice but a bit too common for me - I think I had at least 4 Jacob's in my year at school! Not a fan of Jake as a given name though, not my style. Jacob is a lovely classic name however, so really can't fault any of these options!

    All the best with your choice

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