Help Me Pick One

I'm almost 36 weeks and can't stick with a name!! I know his middle name will be Isaiah but I cant pick a first name..

So far I'm thinking---

-Adrian Isaiah

-Gabriel Isaiah

-Asa Isaiah

-Emmett Isaiah

Help me please ... what's your opinion on these names?? Any similar sugetions? 



April 16, 2015 7:18 PM

The only one I don't care for is Asa, due to the repetitiveness of both sound and appearance with Isaiah (I do like the name on its own).

I might be inclined to pick based partly on initials--would you mind telling us what his last initial will be? For example, if it's L I wouldn't use Adrian, but M would push me toward liking Adrian more.

April 17, 2015 1:56 AM

His last initial will be C. Adrian was my 1st pick but now i keep seeing girls named Adrian everywhere lol i don't want him to get teased having a girl name, but i still love it... If you can think of any names that would go with Isaiah I'm open to any suggestions. It's soooooo hard just picking something and sticking to it!!!

April 16, 2015 11:20 PM

"Gabriel Isaiah" strikes me as much more religious than the other choices, so you might want to consider if that is something you want to convey.  If I met someone named Gabriel Isaiah, I would assume that their parents were Christian, and probably went to church every week.  There's nothing wrong with that, but that might not be an impression you want to give, or it might be exactly the impression you want to give! 

April 17, 2015 2:00 AM

I thoght about that when i first came up with the name but i do come from a very religious family so it doesn't bother me to bad. My only issue with Gabriel is that i know people will be calling him Gabe and i just don't like that nickname for some reason lol. I'm open to any name suggestions though. 

April 17, 2015 6:46 AM

I've heard of Gib/Geb and Gil used as diminutives of Gabriel. Or heck, you could even use Eli. These all fall into the "best defense is a good offense" category of nicknames: you have to use them with conviction in order to prevent the more natural Gabe. And he may still decide at some point that he likes Gabe, and you'll have no control over that. So only use Gabriel if you think you could learn to live with Gabe if necessary.

April 17, 2015 1:53 AM

My daughter-in-law's 15 year old nephew is Joseph Isaiah.

April 17, 2015 2:02 AM

Thank you for the suggestion! I like the combination.  I actually have a cousin named Joseph. 

April 18, 2015 12:16 AM

Personally, my least favorite is Asa Isaiah. As a previous commenter mentioned, the repetition of the 's' sound and the 'a' is a bit too much. My favorite is Adrian flows beautifully! Also, it's the least likely to be shortened (which is a plus in my book...depends on if you like nicknames or not.) But I love Gabriel and Emmett as names too, so really, any of them would be great. 


April 18, 2015 12:33 AM

Names that have a similar feel might be:

-Elliott Isaiah

-Sebastian Isaiah

-Rowan Isaiah

-Damian Isaiah

-Garrett Isaiah

-Everett Isaiah

-Wesley Isaiah



April 26, 2015 11:07 PM

I really love Adrian Isaiah! Gabriel would be my second choice.

April 27, 2015 10:42 PM

If it makes you feel better, the male version of Adrian is WAY more popular than the female version. In 2013 on the SSA website the male version ranked #60 and the female was only ranked #999. Adrian Isaiah is a very nice name, and if you really love it don't let the fact that a few girls are named it bother you. Plus, why is it that girls can steal boy names and everyone thinks it's so cool, but if a boy has a girl name everyone worries that he'll be picked on? It's definitely a double standard. 

My favorite boy name is Robin. It makes me happy. If I every have a boy, that will be his name. I don't care if some girls have commandeered it. It was originally a boys name anyway. 

Go with what you love, and you won't regret it. Fads change all the time.

May 12, 2015 10:05 PM

The only one that doesn't have any rhyming "ay" sound going on for me is Emmett Isaiah, so I would choose that one. Love all the names separately, but if middle name Isaiah is the nonnegotiable, I'd go for the first name that sounds best with it.