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Wondering what you think of the name....
by jak3739
February 22, 2013 at 8:47 PM

Wondering what everyone thinks of the name Nathaniel.  It is so hard to find a good boy's name--so many have become girls' names.  I am looking for something traditional--Biblical if I can--that doesn't have a "kiddie" sounding nickname, because while my husband and I don't use nicknames, our families and friends do.  I was thinking Nathan could be a suitable nickname.

I like the middle name Sebastian.  Does that seem to go with Nathaniel?  Thank you.

By the way, I am very into history and name meanings so if you have a special name with a special meaning, I would love to hear.  My other children (here on Earth--I have three loves in Heaven) are Mary Catherine and Samuel.


  • Boobah
    by Boobah
    February 22, 2013 at 8:48 PM
    I like it. My nephew s Nathaniel but goes by Nate. We call him Nate the great.
  • oredeb
    by oredeb
    February 27, 2013 at 10:38 AM

     hi jak, nathaniel sounds great!! i know what you mean about everyone (including me) using nicknames!!! except for my own kids i dont!hahahaha

    isaiah is a nice name   means salvation of God!

    and no one ever called him a nickname!

  • WantedNameTaken
    February 27, 2013 at 10:50 AM

    I love the name and know a few Nates.

  • amberstars
    February 27, 2013 at 12:27 PM

    Like it.

  • wunderwifey
    February 27, 2013 at 12:35 PM
    I've always loved the name Nathaniel. I just won't ever use it because my ex-fiance was a Nathan. He ruined for me.
    I really like combining it with Sebastian. That's a name that you don't hear anymore.
    Issac, Isaiah, jonah, and Jeremiah are other biblical favorites of mine.
  • coala
    by coala
    February 27, 2013 at 1:17 PM

    I know a Nathanael......that is the biblical spelling.  I actually prefer it that way.  He goes by Nathan and Nate....depends on who you are talking to.   He has a ton of other nicknames from when he was growing up, but none are any plays on his actual name.

    BTW Christopher goes with this name well...IMO.

  • kttycat84
    March 1, 2013 at 2:43 AM

    I love the name Nathaniel. DH and I were going to name our first son (if we ever have one) Nathaniel Allen for a long time...Nathaniel being my favorite boy's name and Allen being his middle name. But, we've changed our minds and now if we ever have a son, his name will be Malachai Josiah...and I'll call him Kai :)

    We have 3 girls now. The oldest is Lucilynn Marie....and I picked her name out years before dh and I were even together :) I was obesessed with Hanson when I was a teen, and this song of theirs, "Lucy" and my middle name combined to make her first name. My best friend's middle name is Marie and she's my dd's godmother so it seemed fitting. My dh picked out our middle's name: Jasmine Faith...and our littlest is named after my grandma: Kaitlyn Eileen.

  • OakesMama
    March 1, 2013 at 3:01 AM

    I like Nathaniel Sebastian,  Nathaniel being gift of God, and Sebastian being Majestic. Good strong name :)

  • jak3739
    by jak3739
    March 2, 2013 at 7:51 PM

    Thank you, everyone!

  • Brandy85412
    March 2, 2013 at 7:57 PM
    I know a Nathaniel. they call him thaniel for short. I like it.

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