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View Poll Results: What Boy name do you like best?
Gabriel 12 44.44%
Isaac 9 33.33%
Zachariah 6 22.22%
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Old 03-26-2011, 02:56 PM - Thread Starter
 
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DH and I are still on the hunt for a Biblical Boy's name that isn't too popular.

 

We've considered Isaac, # 40 on the SSA website, Zachariah, #432 and the number 1 name we are considering is Gabriel, a name DH just suggested yesterday, but #22 on SSA. Elijah was #21 in 2009 and although it's close in rank to Gabriel, I think Elijah (thanks to Elijah Wood) is growing in popularity at a much faster rate. I hear of a lot more Elijah's than Gabriel's, although maybe I'm just really out of the loop. Zachariah is also my DH's best friend since middle school, but even so, DH seems married to the name Gabriel. What are your collective thoughts? 

 

Nicknames will be Eli, Gabe or Zach. Isaac won't have a nickname.

 

The middle names will be Eric William and the last name is a 2 syllable name that begins with G and doesn't sound too much like any of the names.

 

Many thanks!

 

ETA Darn! I forgot to add Elijah to the poll and now I can't figure out how to edit to add it. Does anyone know?

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I know that everyone has their own opinions, but I just don't place a lot of emphasis on popularity of names. I think if it means something to you, that won't change based on how many other children have the same name. I pay a lot more attention to the meaning of the name and any sentimental value.

 

P.S. I voted for Gabriel

 

 


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Darn I wanted to vote for Elijah!  LOL!  

 

I personally just love that name the best, and I am also struggling with being in love with a fairly popular name (ours is #19 on the SSA) so I feel your pain. What a tough choice!  Boys names are hard!


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I like Elijah--and I think the nickname Eli is cute.  thumb.gif


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Another vote for Elijah!


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Zac is a great name for a boy!
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I've always loved the name Elijah!

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My favorite is Gabriel!!

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Definitely Gabriel! But I'm biased because I've considered it for a boy name.


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Definitely Gabriel! But I'm biased because I've considered it for a boy name.



Aw, if that makes someone biased than so am I b/c I considered Eli!  LOL!  

 

 


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I still can't believe I forgot to put Elijah in the poll. LOL

 

Thanks so much to everyone who responded. It looks like Gabriel is currently in the lead, but I think they're all pretty close. Sorry about not putting Elijah in. I feel like such a goober.

 

DH has enjoyed following this thread, as well. In fact, I think he checked the poll before I woke up this morning. LOL (I keep myself logged in.)

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I say that you go with what you like best. I never look at popularity polls when choosing names, rather it is about what they mean to us.

 

If we have a boy this time he will be called Seth Andrew. I love the name Seth, and Andrew is a family name, plus the initials SA is in honor of DH's grandfather who was known by his initials SA.

 

I think if you like Gabriel, then use Gabriel.


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With the middle names you have chosen, i think Gabriel goes best with it.... but i am biased, because i have a Gabriel...


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