Which do you prefer?

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Which do you prefer?
Sat, 06-19-2010 - 12:29pm

We are really having a hard time coming up with a name for a little boy! We don't know the sex so we should have a name for each sex!

I like names that aren't common. Dh is open to pretty much anything. My older kids have names that are very uncommon but not so out there they are weird!

These are the names for boys we have come up with so far:



Sam (I'm not fond of Samson or Samuel tho!)

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Sat, 06-19-2010 - 1:01pm

Of the names you listed, I like Sam the most. However, I do not really see it as uncommon- if that is what you are looking for.

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Sat, 06-19-2010 - 1:56pm

I like Saul - strong, short name. I don't mind Saxon. Sam I think is too popular with both genders.


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Sun, 06-20-2010 - 12:05am
I'm a big fan of Saul, myself. It was one we really considered when we were pregnant with Penn and I still find it appealing. I'd give Sam a pass as it had a pretty solid run of trendiness not too long ago. Saxon...I like Saxon, but it seems like one of those "it takes the right kid" kind of names.
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Tue, 06-22-2010 - 9:59am

Of the three, I like Saul best.

Have you considered Silas?


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Wed, 06-23-2010 - 7:58am

I like Saxo, but Saxon is cool too.

The pp suggestion of Silas fits too, just like Saul does. Sam is the odd name in the group.

Would you share more of the names your older kids have?

Or do you have some middle name ideas going, that would be inspiring too.

How about:


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Thu, 06-24-2010 - 1:07pm
Saul is solid, and Saxon is fun/quirky. I also like Silas, Solomon, Simon, Shem, Stephen, Seth.


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