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#1 noi'mnot

Posted 02 January 2013 - 02:22 PM

So... If we have a boy, we're thinking about Moses.

We need a name that works in several languages, and this is such a well known one that it kinda does, even though pronunciation and spelling changes, it's still the same name.

It's also a super cool name, in my opinion. What do you think?

#2 pippityroo

Posted 02 January 2013 - 02:28 PM

Not my style, but I'm not into biblical names original.gif

It's not the worst name though. And I can see the NN Mo being cool wink.gif

#3 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 02 January 2013 - 02:28 PM

I don't mind it. I wouldnt it use it though. It does have heavy religious connotations but maybe one day it will be the next Noah.

Edited by Sunnycat, 02 January 2013 - 02:37 PM.


#4 Expelliarmus

Posted 02 January 2013 - 02:29 PM

Love it.

#5 B.feral3

Posted 02 January 2013 - 02:29 PM

I love biblical names but not this one as much as others. It's not terrible though.

#6 Gudrun

Posted 02 January 2013 - 02:31 PM

It's my grandfather's name. We always thought it was a bit OT, but I don't think that any longer. It has gained favour, is indeed cool and you have NNs Moss and Moshe to use if you wish.

I'm not going to talk you out of it, the opposite in fact. Seems to work well with a heap of other names.

#7 noi'mnot

Posted 02 January 2013 - 02:37 PM

See we're not overly keen on such an obviously religious name either, but keep on coming back to Moses.

It's kind of a "heavy" name with those connotations, which is my concern... but then it's so cool, I think...

#8 eM_Mille

Posted 02 January 2013 - 04:16 PM

Be brave  biggrin.gif

It would make me think you were a strongly religious family, but if you don't care if people think that and you love the sound of it - go for it!

#9 ubermum

Posted 02 January 2013 - 04:18 PM

As long as your follow up child is not a daughter named Apple, I don't see why not.

#10 ShamelesslyPooks

Posted 02 January 2013 - 04:26 PM

I LOVE that name. Go for it!

#11 FiFo

Posted 02 January 2013 - 04:26 PM

I love it!

#12 Le-a

Posted 02 January 2013 - 04:32 PM

It's freaking awesome. Please go with it!

#13 Magnus

Posted 02 January 2013 - 04:36 PM

I quite like it.

#14 steppy

Posted 02 January 2013 - 04:38 PM

Can't see anything wrong with Moses.

#15 leisamd

Posted 02 January 2013 - 06:27 PM

We considered it too, I think it's very cool but it certainly carries a weight.  It would make me think you had some Judeo-Christian association.

DH loved it for the nn Moe...  ph34r.gif

#16 la di dah

Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:03 PM

Got some in my family, or Moshes actually but same difference. I would have been John Moses if I had been a boy.

I like Moss as a NN. Moshe is fine too. I don't particularly care for Mo/Moe, all love to dear Great-Uncle Moe aside. (He was a cool guy but from another era, when men just walked around named Moe...)

I'm not sure I'd use it myself but I don't mind it. I like Biblical names a lot though and aside from my affection for Moss I'm not sure Moses would be a top favourite of the Biblical category for me.

#17 zara-b

Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:30 PM

I've always liked the name Moses, and couldn't understand the flack GP got after she gave her son this name (I think it was largely because it was paired with Apple, so people immediately thought it was an 'out there' name).

Go for it! I'd be very pleasantly surprised to come across a little Moses!!

#18 Funwith3

Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:36 PM

I hope I don't offend but I think its try hard....

#19 noi'mnot

Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:40 PM

I'm pleasantly surprised at the warm reception! original.gif

Yes, it has religious connotations but our family has enough of a crazy religious mix (think all 4 Abrahamic religions represented, with a bit of pagan and new age mixed in...) that it will actually, quite possibly, make a hell of a lot of people pretty happy!  tongue.gif

Anyway, I've still got a couple of months to go, so I'll let you all know the result! Thanks again for the feedback. original.gif

Edited by noi'mnot, 02 January 2013 - 07:41 PM.


#20 kerilyntaryn

Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:57 PM

I think it's great

#21 wish*upon*a*star

Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:59 PM

I like it

#22 The Awesome One

Posted 02 January 2013 - 08:06 PM

really dislike it, but I don't have to like it, you do  original.gif

#23 Imaginary friend

Posted 02 January 2013 - 08:23 PM

I like biblical names - Moses not so much as many others but is still good name. Short and easy to pronounce and spell, alwasy pluses in my book.


Cant see any problems with it.

#24 ~mimo~

Posted 03 January 2013 - 12:43 AM

Ask some teenagers what they think?

#25 Bel Rowley

Posted 03 January 2013 - 06:59 AM

Definitely not my style but could be worse I suppose. I do like Mo.




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