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#1 Teeny Bopper

Posted 25 November 2012 - 09:16 PM

Hi Everyone,

Our little boy is due in 2 weeks and we've narrowed our list down to either Ethan or Alexander. I prefer Alexander but DH prefers Ethan, so one of us will have to compromise. Middle name will be Adam regardless of which first name we go with. So which do you prefer?

Ethan Adam or
Alexander Adam

Thanks in advance!

#2 Bomber girl

Posted 25 November 2012 - 09:20 PM

I prefer Alexander but not with Adam....

#3 Bel Rowley

Posted 25 November 2012 - 09:22 PM

Alexander without a doubt, regardless of middle name.

#4 *molly*

Posted 25 November 2012 - 09:26 PM

Alexander

#5 nzdebz

Posted 25 November 2012 - 09:28 PM

Ethan is top of my boy list - pity this last baby is a girl ;-)

Alexander will get shortened to Alex, so you need to be prepared for that

#6 No girls here

Posted 25 November 2012 - 09:33 PM

Alexander, but I think Ethan goes much better with Adam

#7 Feral_Pooks

Posted 25 November 2012 - 09:34 PM

You have wonderful taste!

I would have likely gone for Adam Alexander were it not for a family MN, so I vote Alexander Adam (by a nose, I do love the name Ethan too and know a very very cute one!)

#8 Feral Madam Mim

Posted 25 November 2012 - 09:37 PM

Alexander Adam 100%

Ethan Adam sounds terrible lol

#9 Plaxy

Posted 25 November 2012 - 09:43 PM

I much prefer Alexander over Ethan, regardless of MN.

#10 chickendrumstick

Posted 25 November 2012 - 09:44 PM

I prefer Alexander but don't like either with Adam as the middle name.

#11 Lilybeth

Posted 25 November 2012 - 09:56 PM

Alexander but not with Adam as a middle name.

#12 Gudrun

Posted 25 November 2012 - 10:05 PM

I like both names but since Alexander does not go with Adam I would choose Ethan.

ETA would Adam Alexander as a PP suggests be a possibility?  You get the best flow that way and can still call him Alex, Lex etc

Edited by Gudrun, 25 November 2012 - 10:10 PM.


#13 tshirtweather

Posted 25 November 2012 - 10:18 PM

Alexander.
Ethan Adam sounds strange to me.
All the best!

#14 treefalls

Posted 25 November 2012 - 10:24 PM

Hi OP, they're both great names - you're not going to make a "wrong" decision original.gif
Personally, I don't have a distinct preference, but I'm getting a mild case of Alexander fatigue so on that basis I would go with Ethan. Having said that, there are a heap of NN's you can use with Alexander - or go with the other more 'refreshing' option of not shortening it at all, like a friend of mine has cool.gif

I'm going to go against the grain and say I think that Ethan Adam doesn't flow very well (2 syllables, ending in a similar sounding consonant) but a lot of people take issue with first and middle names starting with the same letter. However, my name is Amelia Anne which is a similar kind of name to Alexander Adam - I think it works fine. Middle name choice is arguably irrelevant (if you're not a name nerd like some of us) as you'll only be using his first name on a daily basis.

I also like the PPs suggestion of Adam Alexander, if that helps wink.gif

Best wishes for the birth of your baby boy!!

#15 Oh dear

Posted 25 November 2012 - 10:33 PM

I prefer Alexander.
Don't really like either with Adam though.

#16 ~THE~MAGICIAN~

Posted 25 November 2012 - 10:38 PM

Alexander by a country mile.

I love Adam more though.

So my vote would be for Adam Alexander.




#17 jazzann

Posted 26 November 2012 - 12:23 AM

i prefer alexander adam. i quite like the double aliteration. ethan is a nice name but really does not flow with adam. good luck with deciding. maybe wait till after youve given birth and im sure your husband will let you choose
i also like adam alexander.

#18 FiveAus

Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:01 AM

Alexander. I have never liked the name Ethan.

#19 tres-chic

Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:39 AM

I really like them both but would probably go with Ethan.

#20 Filulah

Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:52 AM

Ethan Adam just does not work for me. I think Alexander Adam actually sounds great.

I wouldn't get too caught up on how the middle name sounds though. Not once have I, or anyone else, said or written my boys' middle names in their entire life, except on official forms. Unless you intend on calling him Alexander Adam every time you call his name, it doesn't matter. I'd just pick the first name you love, & not worry about how it goes with the middle name.

Having said that, I still prefer Alexander...

#21 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:04 AM

I prefer Alexander - and agree with PPs that the flow of Ethan Adam is not the best.

In saying that, why not wait until your DS is born to decide? He may look like one more than the other.




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