Stuck between 2 names...HELP! Declan James or Callen James???

Bailey - posted on 08/04/2010 ( 37 moms have responded )

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My husband and I are expecting our 2nd boy 10-5-10 and are stuck between these 2 names. We like them both but need help deciding between them. Declan (pronouned deck-lan) James or Callen James. PLEASE HELP cast your vote :-)

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Gladys - posted on 08/08/2010

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I too agree with Charlene...I'm not usually into two middle names, but those sound really good together with James..Good job Charlene...and you could wait until he's born and see which fits him better...

Kylie - posted on 08/07/2010

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Callen James is better, my son's middle names is james after his dad. Callen is such a lovely name! hope all goes well with the birth! kylie x

April - posted on 08/05/2010

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my son has a frend named Declan and it is pretty hard for him to say. he keeps saying "Duckling". if i were stuck between the two names, i'd have to go with Callen James.

~Jennifer - posted on 08/04/2010

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I've always loved the name Declan.
I've never heard of the name Callen, but it's very nice.

I'm definitely partial to Declan.
Congrats to you & your expanding family!!!

Stina - posted on 08/04/2010

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Sit down and write out all the possible nicknames- good and bad- that he may be called. Especially the nicknames kids in school might come up with. Go with the one with the least negative possibilities.

Jessie - posted on 08/04/2010

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I like both but I am going to vote Callen. My sons name is Hale (hail) which wasn't meant to be a twilight name as my boyfriend chose it and he hates twilight, but it is (jasper hale is a character in twilight) my bf wanted to name his Hale Edward but I vetoed that I thought people would think I was a complete twilight freak ( I like it but not THAT much, LOL)

Bailey - posted on 08/04/2010

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Thank you all for your responses. It helps a lot. Last name is Walsh so Callen James Walsh or Declan James Walsh. And yes Noranne I'm sure it would go to DJ or CJ at one point. Charlene that is a good idea but I don't think we could do 2 middle names...thank you all again and keep responding please. :-)

Noranne - posted on 08/04/2010

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i think callen james is nice. the easiest way to decide is write both names with your surname and see which one sounds nicer. would there be a chance down the line where the name would be shortened to DJ or CJ. Charlene had a good idea about using both names

Charlene - posted on 08/04/2010

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What about Declan Callen James or Callen Declan James???
Having two middle names is pretty common and they sound pretty good together! :)

Jennifer - posted on 08/04/2010

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hahah amanda, it isn't quite the twilight name...Cullen is from twilight :)



....oh wait, i'm going to pretend like i don't know that :P

Alison - posted on 08/04/2010

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Definitely Callen.

People will assuredly spell and pronounce the first one wrong. I did not guess your pronunciation of it.

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