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#1 Swarley

Posted 10 December 2012 - 05:04 PM

We're expecting our 5th baby in March. 4th boy!

DH and I are both quite fussy. Plus he doesn't suggest a lot himself. Just yays or nays my suggestions.

We've agreed on 3 - but are stuck now.
We have plain easy to spell names, and have used family names for middle names.

Kids so far are:
Joshua Bruce
Benjamin Geoffrey
Sarah Louise
Liam Michael

We're running out of family names we like, but have Owen left.
So choices are:

James Owen
Owen Thomas
Adam ....??

We were both set on James. We have a surname that we think goes adorably as little Jimmy W.... Tounge1.gif
But it bothers me a teeny bit having two Js.

The friends talked me around to Owen. I really really like it, but worry that it doesn't suit the other names. Maybe?

Adam is my newest love. I don't think it goes with Owen as a middle name so if we chose it, would probably just be Adam James or Adam Thomas.

Sorry for rambling.

Any suggestions?!!!

#2 Futureself

Posted 10 December 2012 - 05:09 PM

Owen Thomas is lovely and I think is a similar style to Liam especially so is not out of place at all

#3 tres-chic

Posted 10 December 2012 - 05:10 PM

That's me  smile1.gif

I really love Owen, it's been in my list from day one and DS2 could well have been called that. I think it goes beautifully with James and Thomas as MNs.

(I love Thomas too as a FN, and James).

I like Adam Thomas too but not as much as Owen Thomas.

#4 RealityBites

Posted 10 December 2012 - 05:10 PM

Owen James
Owen Thomas
Adam James

All lovely!

#5 la di dah

Posted 10 December 2012 - 05:15 PM

I really like Owen. It's hardly outlandish or crazytown, and I think it goes well, especially since Liam is already breaking the Biblical mold of Joshua, Benjamin, and Sarah.

I think Owen is sort of an understated classic.

James is fine. Jim/Jimmy is a cute nickname. I prefer James to Thomas.

Adam's never done it for me. I'd prefer Aaron, Alan or longer ones like Alastair or Alexander.

#6 ~ky~

Posted 10 December 2012 - 05:18 PM

Matthew Joel

#7 Gudrun

Posted 10 December 2012 - 06:08 PM

Suggestions:

Timothy
Marcus
Dominic
Patrick
Henry

#8 somila

Posted 10 December 2012 - 06:15 PM

Owen is gorgeous.  It fits quite nicely with the names of your other children, especially Liam.  

The two Js would bother me too.

There are no names in this thread so far that I hate.  Love those boring names.

#9 WithSprinkles

Posted 10 December 2012 - 06:21 PM

I love all your choices OP. Personally I wouldn't have a problem with 2 J names.

#10 antigone_

Posted 10 December 2012 - 06:39 PM

Owen Thomas is absolutely perfect - I really think you need look no further.

#11 chickendrumstick

Posted 10 December 2012 - 06:44 PM

I like Owen James. I really think Henry Owen would match your other children's names well too.

#12 antigone_

Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:20 PM

QUOTE (chickendrumstick @ 10/12/2012, 07:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I like Owen James. I really think Henry Owen would match your other children's names well too.


Ooh yes, spot on - fabulous suggestion!


#13 Swarley

Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:33 PM

Thanks everyone for your input original.gif  My gut says Owen, I doubt myself a lot though. DH isn't totally sold on Owen. But I'm not sold on James.
Plus, I asked Ben and he told me that no one at his school has the name James so if we chose that, he'd probably get beaten up.
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Now how do I decide between Owen James and Owen Thomas? Ben suggested Owen Thomas out of the blue and I just loved the way it sounded.
Arggh... lucky I have a few months to decide.

A lot of the other suggestions I like, but I've been reading name lists from here to him for months and these are the only ones he hasn't dismissed.

#14 somila

Posted 11 December 2012 - 01:53 PM

Is there one combination that sounds better with your surname?  Any family significance to consider?  Any issues with initials?

#15 SeaPrincess

Posted 11 December 2012 - 01:57 PM

I'd go with Owen Thomas, just so he doesn't become OJ.

#16 Lady Grey-Mare

Posted 11 December 2012 - 01:58 PM

My vote would be James Owen or Owen James. I don't see a problem with two Js and don't see any of your choices as "boring" just real, liveable names that will suit at any age from baby to adult.

#17 Swarley

Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:06 PM

QUOTE (somila @ 11/12/2012, 03:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Is there one combination that sounds better with your surname?  Any family significance to consider?  Any issues with initials?


Owen is the only family name, which is why I can't really convince DH on Adam because he likes to keep the tradition going. They all sound fine with our surname.


QUOTE (SeaPrincess @ 11/12/2012, 03:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'd go with Owen Thomas, just so he doesn't become OJ.

Thought of this too... I'm pretty much set on Owen Thomas. Will keep talking about it to make sure DH is 100% original.gif


QUOTE (Old Grey Mare @ 11/12/2012, 03:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My vote would be James Owen or Owen James. I don't see a problem with two Js and don't see any of your choices as "boring" just real, liveable names that will suit at any age from baby to adult.

Yeah little bit tongue in cheek. I don't think they're boring either but have read that others do Tounge1.gif

Thanks everyone for your help original.gif


#18 gemgirl

Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:12 PM

Owen gets my vote original.gif

#19 Ice Queen

Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:15 PM

I LOVE a boring boys name!  My favs are:

James
Timothy
Thomas
Samuel
William
Nicholas
Luke

I am ok on Owen but if you love it go for it.  It is a good solid boys name.  i like ones that can be shortened generally.

BTW, one of the above is my DS's!  I wanted James but DH vetoed it.  Said it was too 'private schoolish'...  whatever that means   wacko.gif

#20 BabyBumbleBee

Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:18 PM

I really like Owen with your other kids names. I find Liam and Adam a bit too similar and I think it's best to avoid having 2 J names. Owen Thomas sounds great original.gif.

#21 Swarley

Posted 11 December 2012 - 06:34 PM

QUOTE (Ehill @ 11/12/2012, 04:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I LOVE a boring boys name!  My favs are:

James
Timothy
Thomas
Samuel
William
Nicholas
Luke

I am ok on Owen but if you love it go for it.  It is a good solid boys name.  i like ones that can be shortened generally.

BTW, one of the above is my DS's!  I wanted James but DH vetoed it.  Said it was too 'private schoolish'...  whatever that means   wacko.gif


I love all these.... Timothy is my brother, I'm a Nicola and William is basically Liam. And DH isn't fussed on the others, despite my Star Wars mad boys begging for Luke Tounge1.gif

QUOTE (BabyBumbleBee @ 11/12/2012, 04:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I really like Owen with your other kids names. I find Liam and Adam a bit too similar and I think it's best to avoid having 2 J names. Owen Thomas sounds great original.gif.

Thanks!  Getting excited now original.gif

#22 Ice Queen

Posted 11 December 2012 - 07:52 PM

QUOTE (Swarley @ 11/12/2012, 05:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I love all these.... Timothy is my brother, I'm a Nicola and William is basically Liam. And DH isn't fussed on the others, despite my Star Wars mad boys begging for Luke


My DS is Timothy!

#23 SophieBear

Posted 11 December 2012 - 08:01 PM

Love the name James - Jimmy is the cutest nn.

But am biased because if I'm having a boy, that's his name!

#24 Ice Queen

Posted 11 December 2012 - 08:08 PM

QUOTE (SophieBeagle @ 11/12/2012, 07:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Love the name James - Jimmy is the cutest nn.

But am biased because if I'm having a boy, that's his name!


Half your luck.....I love the name and DS was James the whole time he was in my stomach.  I was practising saying it, choosing matching MN.......then DH just wouldnt come to the party.  Sigh.  Anyway his name is his name now.  Wouldnt change it for the world.  biggrin.gif

#25 Magnus

Posted 11 December 2012 - 08:16 PM

Owen Thomas has a great ring to it.

And James always sounds to me like a pleasant, affable kind of guy.




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