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Baby Boy Name help!


  • Helen
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    Hi,

    I gave birth to a beautiful little baby boy last week, he was born at 36 weeks and it was an early surprise! We still have yet to have confirmed his name, due to things happening so suddenly.
    My husband (who is Brazilian) and I (Australian) always loved the name Rumi, after the 13th century Persian Poet. We also had a few other names that we liked, such as Luiz, Oscar, Joaquim and Lenin, but it seems that we feel much more connected to the name Rumi.

    We have told a few people of our potential choice, and we have had mixed reactions. We’ve have had people tell us that they love it or the complete opposite. The issue is, that after telling a few family members, a few said they didn’t like the name, that it was a bit too different and that it sounded too much like the word ‘roomy’. So we have started to doubt our choice.

    I would love to hear peoples honest opinion as to the choice that we may make. For our child’s sake! Thank you! :)

    Rumi

    • This topic was modified 2 weeks, 3 days ago by  Helen.
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  • TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    Congratulations on your baby boy!
    I admit, it does make me think of the word “roomy” or “rheumy.” I like Luiz and Oscar though!


    embra
    Participant

    Rumi is a nice name in sound and I like the connection to the poet, but it does sound a lot like Roomy, which could cause some teasing or confused looks when people first meet him. Is the link to literature important to you? I was thinking Pablo Neruda’s writing style reminds me of some of Rumi’s works. Pablo is a nice name, as is his given name, Neftali. Of the other names you listed, I like Luiz best. Alternatively, Remy (maybe short for Remington) is a nice name that sounds like Rumi. If you really love Rumi, though, you should go for it. It is a nice name and whoever knows him will probably think it is really cool.


    Helen
    Participant

    Oh Thank you so much for your suggestions and thoughts!

    Yes, my husband and I both really love Rumi’s poetry. I also love the sound of the name. I am aware of teasing… although I also believe, children are teased for many many other reasons, besides being picked on solely for their name. But it does happen!

    Pablo Neruda, also beautiful poetry. But in Brazil, Pablo is Pedro, so it would have to be Pedro.

    My husbands middle name is Luiz. So it has a family connection. Just not 100% certain of this as a first name. But its close!


    Helen
    Participant

    I also thought of the name Lenin. (Lenny for short)
    :)


    embra
    Participant

    Yes, I agree. Kids will find something to tease other kids about one way or another. And even though Rumi has teasing potential, it’s not like naming him Dick or something where it is almost a given. As for Pedro, I’m pretty sure that is an entirely different name. Pedro = Peter; Pablo = Paul. But it sounds like you are pretty set on Rumi and Luiz, which are lovely choices. Congratulations and good luck with your new little boy!

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