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#1 ~Bliss~

Posted 21 December 2012 - 07:48 AM

I have read it's a popular name, although only know of one from dd's class this year.
I really like it! DP does also. Only slight problem is that it's a biblical name, Noahs Ark, And am worried that when people say his name etc will think Of Noahs Ark. Silly I know! I was raised as a Christian so it doesn't bother me personally.

We don't have any other boys names. We love Lucas but can't use it as a cousin has named their newborn Lucas, recently.

Our list;

Lucas (cant use it anymore!)
Noah
William (but cant help think he will be called Willy at school  rolleyes.gif )

What other cute boys names can you think of?

Edited by ~Bliss~, 21 December 2012 - 07:49 AM.


#2 Mitis angelam

Posted 21 December 2012 - 07:53 AM

I know Noah's become popular, but I can't get beyond Noah's ark either.

What about...

Linden
Finbar/Fintan
Martin

#3 Maple Leaf

Posted 21 December 2012 - 07:55 AM

Way too popular.
I know too many!


#4 melaine

Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:04 AM

All 3 names are popular in my area.

FWIW - I have a William, called Will most of the time. He's never been called Willy (though our surname begins with E which I didn't think about Will E - that's never been picked up by anyone).

#5 spear_maiden

Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:06 AM

I hheart.gif Noah!!!!

I know a Noah, and he's lovely and gentle and very funny so maybe I'm biased. I think it's cute for a young child, but hot for a man blush.gif .  I've also heard it's popular but only know the one.

There's also Luka/Luca?

#6 missy t

Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:07 AM

I think its a lovely name and don't think of it as a religious name. To me a religious name would be more like Ezekiel.

Other names I like are:
Flynn
Nathaniel
Benji
Joshua

#7 Jax12

Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:13 AM

I also like Noah but know of a few. Interestingly I thought I'd never get past the Noah's Ark link, but knowing of children with this name has kinda removed it for me, and they aren't even kids I see (fb friends or nephew of friend)

I really like William as well and quite like Will/Billie as a nn. I don't think Willie is an unavoidable nn...

Based on your list, what about

Sebastian
Nicholas
Harrison
Charles/Charlie
Frederick/Freddie

I really struggle with boys' names! Good luck original.gif

#8 FiveAus

Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:16 AM

I love Noah, I wouldn't worry about it bring too popular. Love Willie and Will too but am not keen on William. .

#9 ~Bliss~

Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:17 AM

QUOTE (Studybug @ 21/12/2012, 09:06 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I hheart.gif Noah!!!!

I know a Noah, and he's lovely and gentle and very funny so maybe I'm biased. I think it's cute for a young child, but hot for a man blush.gif .  I've also heard it's popular but only know the one.

There's also Luka/Luca?



Agree biggrin.gif Just realised Noah is from our favourite movie too, The Notebook Tounge1.gif
I like Luca, Dp doesn't though sad.gif


QUOTE
FWIW - I have a William, called Will most of the time. He's never been called Willy (though our surname begins with E which I didn't think about Will E - that's never been picked up by anyone).


I'm just paranoid  blush.gif


Missy t- I adore Nathanial and Joshua, Dp doesn't. He's fussy!

#10 WithSprinkles

Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:24 AM

I love all 3 of those names.. but agree that both Noah & William are quite popular.

Other suggestions:

James
Matthew
Joshua
Finlay/Finn
Flynn
Thomas/Tom
Eric
Xavier
Edward/Edmund/Eddie/Ed
Lachlan
Samuel/Sam

ETA: I no longer see Noah as an overly religious name as it has become quite mainstream now (I think of the Notebook as well!).
While I think William might be called Willy jokingly when older, it wouldn't put me off using the name (however, the popularity might..it definitely seems to be the most popular boys name in my area at the moment!)

Edited by VanillaIcecream, 21 December 2012 - 08:27 AM.


#11 Jess1308

Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:26 AM

I love Noah, almost used it but it was really popular when my son was born. We went with Samuel.

#12 lovepink

Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:22 AM

I love Noah! I wish DH did. I think Noah William would be a great combo wink.gif

#13 Kitty Fantastico

Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:28 AM

I don't think of Ark when I hear Noah, but for me, it's a really overused name. There are so many in my area.

#14 mum2amonkey

Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:58 AM

DS was to be either Nate or Noah......in the end we went with Nate as Noah was super popular at the time. I still love the name and think that Noah William is a lovely name.

Yes there is a connection to the Noah ark story but it's not a huge problem...I think our generation thing "the notebook" which is definately a good thing original.gif
I don't know as many Noah's as i thought I would.

Only reason we won't use it this time is I don't want two N names.

Good luck

#15 Feral Madam Mim

Posted 21 December 2012 - 12:48 PM

I like Noah  original.gif

#16 Gudrun

Posted 21 December 2012 - 01:14 PM

Noah is popular and that moves it way beyond the ark.  It is also such a good name IMO that it transcends popularity. Love it!

ETA Noah William is too much tangled 'W' sound for me. Noah Lucas goes well.

Other names:

Remy
Felix
Ira
Elias
Hugo
Jethro
Jude
Marcel
Saul
Silas
Theo

Edited by Gudrun, 21 December 2012 - 01:21 PM.


#17 dolcengabbana

Posted 21 December 2012 - 01:24 PM

I love it.

Unfortunately for us we have used the name for our Angel Baby recently when our Baby Boy died and was born sleeping in November and we named him Noah William. I think its a beautiful name and I feel very wistful when I hear it.

Edited by dolcengabbana, 21 December 2012 - 01:25 PM.


#18 HeartMyBoys

Posted 21 December 2012 - 01:29 PM

It is a nice sounding name, but i cant get past Noahs ark either. That and the fact it is very popular.
But if u dont mind those things, then use it.  original.gif

#19 BlueUnicorn

Posted 21 December 2012 - 01:29 PM

Love Noah! I don't know any either.. I do know heaps of Williams though, Billy is a cute nn. How about Daniel, Marcus, Joseph, Johnathan, Lewis, Peter?

#20 ~ShellBell~

Posted 21 December 2012 - 01:43 PM

We have a Noah & it hasn't been a popular name here at all ... only one other Noah in this town, that I know of.  Originally I did like the biblical reference of his name but I found that no one at all seems to see that reference to the ark & the bible.  So, in my experience, the name was neither overused & no one has noticed it being connected to the ark/bible.

Good luck with your choices.  I love Noah!!

#21 la di dah

Posted 21 December 2012 - 02:09 PM

Noah's okay. I thought of it as Biblical-lite, i.e. definitely Biblical but not real obscure or heavy or intimidating.

Would have put it in the same category as Joshua or Jacob, where they're in the Bible but not like "whoa..." sort of things to run into. Noah's in the Top Ten in the States though.

I know too many to ever use it but I'm Jewish so I run into it more than most people do.

I would have thought Will/Billy would be more typical for William than Willy but I dunno.

Other 2-syllable names I like:
Levi
Jacob
Owen
Aidan
Damon
Isaac
Emmett
Wyatt
Patrick
Daniel
Henry

#22 Feral_Pooks

Posted 21 December 2012 - 03:03 PM

OP I love it, and I like the 3 names you mentioned although prefer Luke to Lucas. I am fond of the biblical-lite names generally, although personally wouldn't use Noah with an Adam already.

Since it seems we have somewhat similar taste, here are other names I was floating when we had DS, but we ruled out for various reasons.

Liam
Ben
Moses
Jonah
Abel
Eric
Joshua
Jacob/Jake
Ethan
Simon
Michael
Scott
Evan
Alexander

I'm also currently really digging
Eli
Oliver
Harvey

Good luck!

#23 *yassie*

Posted 21 December 2012 - 03:17 PM

dolcengabbana - im incredibly sorry for your loss.

OP- I think popular names are popular for a reason....... They're nice names!
I was worried too but DH and I both loved it and I'm glad we went for it. I have only met one other so far and I have 2 in school and 1 in preschool.

Our Noah is Noah Evan.

I would have regretted not choosing Noah  original.gif

good luck with the decision OP

#24 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 21 December 2012 - 03:23 PM

I love Noah, I only know of one.

#25 sarahjk

Posted 21 December 2012 - 03:32 PM

We have a Noah so we obviously love it!  We have one or two friends who joke "where's your Ark?" but they are religious friends and also the kind of people who tend to make lame jokes anyway, no-one else has ever said anything.  

Since we named him we have come to be friends with two other families who have a Noah but they live quite far away and we see them only irregularly.  Apart from that I haven't known of many in our area, there were none at his kinder in any of the classes and at the school he will be attending next year (that my older girls attend), there are no other Noah's.  Maybe it's more popular in some areas than others?




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