DS2 is Sol. Should we have called him Solomon, worth changing it? He's 3

(22 Posts)
nevergoogle Thu 18-Nov-10 23:07:59

Not sure why but this has come up in conversation with DH a few times recently.

He's Sol with nn Solly.
Solomon is a lovely name, a bit more 'proper', but initially rejected due to it being a religious name whereas Sol just means the sun.

What would you do?

nevergoogle Thu 18-Nov-10 23:24:42

oh right. bear

Clary Thu 18-Nov-10 23:26:22

I wouldn't change it.

Why would you? If you like Sol, sun not religious name, then stick with it.

nevergoogle Thu 18-Nov-10 23:28:10

i asked him.
he said,i'm not sonamon, i'm solly.
fair enough.

just wondered if solomon might be better as a grown up.

typsical Thu 18-Nov-10 23:34:27

Definitely stick with Sol. Bless him.

nevergoogle Thu 18-Nov-10 23:38:15

probably leave it to him to decide when he's older.
thanks.

AphraBen Fri 19-Nov-10 01:10:12

Ah its a lovely name. Leave it as it is. You don't need to formalize anything for other folks sake.

Manda25 Fri 19-Nov-10 13:59:20

I never get the whole 'you should have a formal name' thing. My son's both have (so called) NN's on their BC. I call them both their real names AND their full length version of their names - usually when I am cross with them. My older son who is now 20 will introduce himself in a formal setting as the longer version of his name !

ConstanceFelicity Fri 19-Nov-10 14:01:14

I know a Sol, he's a wonderful boy is never confused with Solomon.

MissMashMissMash Fri 19-Nov-10 14:56:58

Soloman is a great name I think you should go for it. Soloman actually means Wisdom so not neccessarily religious if you don't want that.

BuntyPenfold Fri 19-Nov-10 16:02:36

I love the name Sol, it is perfect. Soloman is nice too, but I think Sol can stand alone, and no one needs to ask how to spell it.

nevergoogle Sat 20-Nov-10 20:34:28

Thanks.
Manda25, yes I do the same. I call him solomon almost as a nickname.
Can't really be bothered with the paperwork at the moment, but will see how he feels when he's older.
Thanks for the meaning 'wisdom'. Can't remember what I thought it meant. but that's nice.

although at 3 he's not exactly wise yet. what's the hebrew for 'likes to stand infront of the telly then throws a tantrum if anyone asks him to move'? smile

Hal?

Rockbird Sun 21-Nov-10 20:42:15

But Manda you've just given perfect examples why full names are better on birth certs

washngo Sun 21-Nov-10 22:57:50

My dh is Solomon and is always called sol. I reckon he'd find it easier if that was just his name and then he'd never have to bother with "short for Solomon", plus never have to be annoyed when people spell it soloman!

Komondor Wed 24-Nov-10 10:30:07

I dont think you need to change it.

ThatllDoPig Wed 24-Nov-10 10:35:23

Me too, bit of a faff and you would still call him Sol.
Lovely name, full of character.

FullaDoll Wed 24-Nov-10 11:35:17

Sol is a lovely name.

Solomon sounds like an old Jewish money-lender.

Solemi Wed 24-Jul-13 10:29:39

My 11 year old is also called sol, nickname Solly and I'm still totally in love with the name....everyone comments how unusual it is and he loves being the only sol in secondary school...keep it just the way it is xx

badtime Wed 24-Jul-13 10:52:14

I loathe nicknames as full names, but Sol is an entirely separate name from Solomon with a different derivation, as well as sometimes being short for Solomon. It is fine.

There is nothing wrong with naming your child after a Roman god (unless you really want to avoid religious names wink).

curlew Wed 24-Jul-13 15:22:28

"I never get the whole 'you should have a formal name' thing. My son's both have (so called) NN's on their BC. I call them both their real names AND their full length version of their names - usually when I am cross with them. My older son who is now 20 will introduce himself in a formal setting as the longer version of his name !"

I don't understand. If you"never get it" why not just read your own post? You explain it beautifully!

cuillereasoupe Thu 25-Jul-13 11:23:37

How about Solal as an alternative? It's a nice Hebrew name.

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