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#1 Jenganoosh

Posted 17 January 2013 - 12:36 PM

Hi all,

We are having DS2 in early May, and debating over names. Our 2 favs atm are Sebastian and Isaac... The middle name will be either Martin or James (my Dad's given names).

I'm leaning towards Sebastian James because I love 'Bastian' as a NN.

DS1 is Elijah Joseph. And our surname is one syllable starting with S (SXXX).

Which name do you prefer, and also which middle name? Or can you suggest another name that we might like??

Looking forward to some much needed feedback biggrin.gif

#2 Bel Rowley

Posted 17 January 2013 - 12:41 PM

Sebastian for me. As much as I dislike James as a middle name, I'd choose Sebastian James rather than Sebastian Martin. If you went with Isaac I'd go for Isaac Martin.

Isaac is not a bad name, but the number of people who would spell it Issac would drive me insane.

#3 Xmansmum

Posted 17 January 2013 - 12:42 PM

Sebastian James


#4 Rosie R

Posted 17 January 2013 - 12:45 PM

yep, Sebastian James for me original.gif

#5 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 17 January 2013 - 12:45 PM

With the middle name choices and your other son's name I would go for Sebastian James. I really like Isaac as well though original.gif.

A few suggestions:
Nicholas James
Benjamin James
Marcus James
Lucas James
Matthew James
Xavier James
Damien James
Lachlan James
Tobias James
Hamish James
Harrison James
Reuben James

Luke Martin
Jacob Martin
Adrian Martin
Blake Martin
Jude Martin
Lewis Martin
Nicholas Martin
Joshua Martin
Finlay Martin
Henry Martin
Dominic Martin
Oscar Martin
Patrick Martin

#6 Gudrun

Posted 17 January 2013 - 12:45 PM

Both good names but I prefer Sebastian and prefer it with Elijah. Elijah and Sebastian would be a beautiful sibset IMO.


James flows as MN (as it seems to always lol) but I think I would avoid a MN ending in s/z sound as it runs into the surname.


I like:

Sebastian Jude

Sebastian Jerome

#7 la di dah

Posted 17 January 2013 - 12:46 PM

I love Isaac. Isaac Martin would be my pick.

I am sure people can manage to mess up Sebastian's spelling, too. It's not awful or anything but I wouldn't pick it for ease of use. And I like Isaac better with Elijah.

#8 tres-chic

Posted 17 January 2013 - 12:46 PM

I think Sebastian James is lovely.



#9 kerilyntaryn

Posted 17 January 2013 - 12:46 PM

Isaac James - Isaac goes better with Elijah

#10 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 17 January 2013 - 12:46 PM

QUOTE (Bel Rowley @ 17/01/2013, 01:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Isaac is not a bad name, but the number of people who would spell it Issac would drive me insane.


I've been put off Isaac a bit after a poster here said she's spelling it Isacc if she has a boy.

#11 IsolaBella

Posted 17 January 2013 - 12:47 PM

Sebastian

Edited by IsolaBella, 08 December 2013 - 09:34 PM.


#12 matt1972

Posted 17 January 2013 - 12:49 PM

Sebastian will most likely get Seb as a nickname and I would think it would be a million to 1 shot that Bastian would ever be uttered by his friends

#13 Therese

Posted 17 January 2013 - 12:50 PM

Sebastian James is a lovely name.

#14 wish*upon*a*star

Posted 17 January 2013 - 12:53 PM

Sebastian James

#15 Mrs Lannister

Posted 17 January 2013 - 12:55 PM

QUOTE (matt1972 @ 17/01/2013, 01:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Sebastian will most likely get Seb as a nickname and I would think it would be a million to 1 shot that Bastian would ever be uttered by his friends


I agree. I dislike Seb so would pick Isaac. I do know of a Bastian. Not short for anything, that is his name.

#16 Mummzy

Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:02 PM

Sebastian for me. My youngest is named Sebastian Alexander and he gets called Bastian by his 4 year old brother. So we call him Bastian or Seb.

Sebastian for me. My youngest is named Sebastian Alexander and he gets called Bastian by his 4 year old brother. So we call him Bastian or Seb.

#17 la di dah

Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:05 PM

I have known Sebastians called Bastian before. But in an area where last-syllable nicknames like Toine and Dre and so on are very common.

If you manage to get him called Bastian, does that mean the next stop out here, in school, is Baz? Because I cannot say I like Baz.


#18 Miranda Grace

Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:05 PM

My Sebastian is 11 and is mostly called Seb. I love either, but prefer it to 'Baz' as a nickname ( only heard this at the playground)
Love it, but I too am biased.

#19 SisterMaryElephant

Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:07 PM

See, I love Baz as a nickname, so I'd easily choose Sebastian.  I do love Isaac as well though.  it's a tough choice.

#20 little lion

Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:11 PM

Sebastian James is lovely. Isaac reminds me of Zachary, which could be another name to consider. But Zachary and Elijah are the names of Elton John's sons.

#21 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:15 PM

Sebastian

#22 Jenganoosh

Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:16 PM

Thanks everyone!

QUOTE (Bel Rowley @ 17/01/2013, 12:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Sebastian for me. As much as I dislike James as a middle name, I'd choose Sebastian James rather than Sebastian Martin. If you went with Isaac I'd go for Isaac Martin.


Agree on the James MN dilemma (it's super common nowadays! Which I don't love (my MN is Anne *snooze*) but it's family tradition, and I also think it's the best combo...

Thanks for your suggestions fifi-trixibelle! We've actually considered many of these original.gif

QUOTE (Gudrun @ 17/01/2013, 12:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
James flows as MN (as it seems to always lol) but I think I would avoid a MN ending in s/z sound as it runs into the surname.


Great point. There are a lot of 's's... I should add that DS1 has a 2nd MN (and so will DS2) :/ Again, a tradition. My DH is from PNG so they have a tribal name too, which would break up the sss...

QUOTE (la di dah @ 17/01/2013, 12:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I am sure people can manage to mess up Sebastian's spelling, too. It's not awful or anything but I wouldn't pick it for ease of use. And I like Isaac better with Elijah.


I didn't consider spelling, and you're right, they both could be a slight issue.

QUOTE (kerilyntaryn @ 17/01/2013, 12:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Isaac goes better with Elijah


My sister keeps saying this too biggrin.gif

QUOTE (fifi-trixibelle @ 17/01/2013, 12:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've been put off Isaac a bit after a poster here said she's spelling it Isacc if she has a boy.


blink.gif Different strokes for different folks, but personally I prefer traditional spelling.

QUOTE (matt1972 @ 17/01/2013, 12:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Sebastian will most likely get Seb as a nickname and I would think it would be a million to 1 shot that Bastian would ever be uttered by his friends


Very true. NNs are not a major issue because you can't really control what other kids/friends will shorten a name to in the playground. Elijah still gets Elijah at school, but maybe over time he'll get Eli, which I'm not a huge fan of, but hey, that's life and it's not too bad. That said, he gets Li-gee only at home, a NN that evolved organically over the years. My name is Jennifer, and I get Jenga, Jenganoosh, Jen, Jenny... NNs aren't a deal breaker for us.

Makes me wonder about NNs for Isaac? Issy? Zac? Mmmm...

#23 Gudrun

Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:19 PM

Ike NN for Isaac.

#24 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:23 PM

An Isaac I went to school with was Zig.

#25 emlis22

Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:27 PM

I know an Isaac who is Issy, like eye-zee.

Love Sebastian though (and Bastian as a full name) and much prefer Bas to Seb.




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