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#1 omum

Posted 30 March 2012 - 03:32 PM

Hi All

Do you like this name?  Does it seem like a very biblical name to you?  Is it a bit boring? Do you perceive it as popular? Do you know of many little ones called Caleb?


Feel free to answer any or all of the above!


Thanks!

#2 Nanaimo Girl

Posted 30 March 2012 - 03:33 PM

I like the name, I have a nephew named Caleb.

It is very popular though. Seems to me that every third little boy I meet between the ages of 5 and 9 is named Caleb.

#3 PurpleChicken

Posted 30 March 2012 - 03:35 PM

I like it.  I've never met a Caleb so I'm not sure how popular it is.



#4 la di dah

Posted 30 March 2012 - 03:39 PM

It's been in the top hundred in the US since 1989 and I've met a lot of them, it's now in the top 50 there and I think in the top hundred here as well. But maybe its a bit fresher here.

I don't dislike it like I don't think "ew" but I don't love it. Not fond of Cal as a nickname, either.

Personally I prefer Cassius (cash-us) or Cyrus (which is also Biblical) or a lot of other Biblical names. However Caleb has in its favour its probably a lot easier for many people to handle than, say, Kemuel.

#5 Guest_tigerdog_*

Posted 30 March 2012 - 03:41 PM

I have a nephew Caleb too, not a big fan, it reminds me of that redneck little boy in that show American Gothic (circa 1997).

#6 debut dad

Posted 30 March 2012 - 03:41 PM

I like Caleb. And the nickname Cal is great too.

I don't know many Caleb's but there is a famous one...

Caleb from KINGS of LEON

#7 Guest_tigerdog_*

Posted 30 March 2012 - 03:42 PM

QUOTE
Personally I prefer Cassius (cash-us)


I'm pretty sure this name is pronounced as it's spelt, not with a shh-sound.

#8 la di dah

Posted 30 March 2012 - 03:43 PM

QUOTE (tigerdog @ 30/03/2012, 04:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have a nephew Caleb too, not a big fan, it reminds me of that redneck little boy in that show American Gothic (circa 1997).


It's soooo many little boys in the US... I'm sure they can't all be rednecks...  ohmy.gif

QUOTE (tigerdog @ 30/03/2012, 04:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm pretty sure this name is pronounced as it's spelt, not with a shh-sound.

I've never heard it said that way. Cassius as in Cassius Clay?

Edited by la di dah, 30 March 2012 - 03:45 PM.


#9 spersephone

Posted 30 March 2012 - 03:46 PM

I love it, but I love biblical names.

#10 B.3

Posted 30 March 2012 - 03:58 PM

Yes, I quite like it. I don't think you can go too wrong with biblical names. My son is Isaac.  original.gif

#11 4kidlets

Posted 30 March 2012 - 04:06 PM

Yes,  I love Caleb - would probably have called one of my younger children this if  I didnt keep having girls. tongue.gif


Yes, it is a very biblical name to me - but that is a good thing to me, my only son also has a very biblical name (Luke) and I love many biblical names - my favourites being Joel, Caleb, Joshua, Jared, Isaac, Michael.

I do not think it is boring - I like short names and Caleb is not overly similar to any other names,  I think it is very non-boring.


I do not perceive it as over popular - but not so unusual that no-one has heard of it either - I know one or two children called it - oldest being a teenager.

My guess is that it is in top 100 but not top 10 or 20.

#12 la di dah

Posted 30 March 2012 - 04:12 PM

It also would depend if the meaning would bother you. It wouldn't be a dealbreaker for me if I loved it but it's not really as sweet a meaning as Isaac, Asher, Samson, etc.


#13 Gloriana

Posted 30 March 2012 - 04:26 PM

I loved it 8yrs ago when DD was born and if she was a boy she would of been Kaleb but now I don't like it at all.

#14 kerilyntaryn

Posted 30 March 2012 - 06:50 PM

I do think of it being Biblical, but lots of boys are named Caleb without knowing the Biblical connection.  I think it's a great name.  I only Caleb I know is in his 20's

#15 Party of 5

Posted 30 March 2012 - 06:55 PM

I have a nephew named Caleb.



#16 ali27

Posted 30 March 2012 - 07:03 PM

I really like it. It would suit a little boy or an adult - so, good choice!

#17 Jekaho

Posted 30 March 2012 - 07:03 PM

I like the name. I don't think it's overly biblical, but I like a lot of biblical names.

I know about 4 or 5 Calebs - from about 7 years down to about 7 months.

#18 prettypenny

Posted 30 March 2012 - 07:08 PM

I know one Caleb who is 7 y.o. I don't have any strong reaction to it.

#19 baddmammajamma

Posted 30 March 2012 - 07:19 PM

QUOTE (la di dah @ 30/03/2012, 04:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Personally I prefer Cassius (cash-us) or Cyrus (which is also Biblical) or a lot of other Biblical names.


QUOTE (tigerdog @ 30/03/2012, 04:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm pretty sure this name is pronounced as it's spelt, not with a shh-sound.


QUOTE (la di dah @ 30/03/2012, 04:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've never heard it said that way. Cassius as in Cassius Clay?


I love Cassius, pronounced the way that Cassius Clay (aka Mohammed Ali) pronounced it. However, both CASH-us and CASS-ius are legitimate ways to say it.

http://www.behindthename.com/name/cassius

And yes, Cassius would win in my name smack down against Caleb! wink.gif

#20 wfhm

Posted 31 March 2012 - 01:41 AM

I really like Caleb - and I can't say that I associate it with the bible. Every Caleb I've ever met has been really nice (and I know that shouldn't make a difference, but it does lol). I think it's a great choice of name, but maybe if you want it to be a little less old fashioned (biblical), then spell it with a K.

#21 Bel Rowley

Posted 31 March 2012 - 08:44 AM

I like it but don't love it, I do like Cal as a nickname. I've only known a couple of Calebs in my life and they're both adults, so I wouldn't have thought it was too popular.

#22 Janet_M

Posted 31 March 2012 - 09:18 AM

I have a gorgeous, robust, active 7yo grandson named Kaleb. Based on him and his personality, I think all ©Kalebs are wonderful.

#23 4kidlets

Posted 31 March 2012 - 10:14 AM

I would definetly stick with the original Caleb spelling myself though.

#24 TinyTeddys

Posted 31 March 2012 - 10:27 AM

I like it and i have never meet one either. Would defiantly spell it with a C.

#25 tres-chic

Posted 01 April 2012 - 04:36 PM

I've always liked it a lot.




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