This Or That? Biblical Boy Names...?

Just a 'This or That' game. Similar to the one I held the other day (with a Shakespearean theme) but this time I'm using Biblical names instead. Please don't say neither or both - choose the one that you prefer more, or find bearable.

Aaron OR Abel

Abraham OR Abram

Adam OR Andrew

Barnabas OR Bartholomew

Benaiah OR Benjamin

Cain OR Caleb

Daniel OR David

Elijah OR Ethan

Esau OR Ezra

Ethan OR Ezekiel

Gabriel OR Gideon

Ira OR Isaiah

Isaac OR Ishmael

Jacob OR James

Jordan OR Joseph

Jonah OR Joshua

Jude OR Judas

Levi OR Luke

Malachi OR Mark

Moses OR Matthew

Noah OR Nathanael

Paul OR Peter

Samson OR Samuel

Seth OR Saul

Simon OR Solomon

Thomas OR Timothy

Zacchaeus OR Zachariah

-- BQ: Using names you've chosen from the list above (first and middle) what would you name a set of triplet boys? --

I'll put up the girls part in a while,

Thank you

Victoria

Update:

Aaron

Abram

Andrew

Bartholomew

Benjamin

Caleb

Daniel

Elijah

Ezra

Ethan

Gabriel

Isaiah

Isaac

Jacob

Joseph

Joshua

Jude

Luke

Malachi

Moses

Nathanael

Paul

Samuel

Seth

Solomon

Thomas

Zachariah

BQ: Benjamin Paul, Nathanael Seth and Jacob Isaiah.

All three combinations (though its actually Nathaniel Seth on my list) are in my Top 10 favourite boy names.

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    Aaron OR Abel ~ AARON

    Abraham OR Abram ~ ABRAM

    Adam OR Andrew ~ ANDREW

    Barnabas OR Bartholomew ~ BARTHOLOMEW

    Benaiah OR Benjamin ~ BENJAMIN

    Cain OR Caleb ~ CALEB

    Daniel OR David ~ DANIEL

    Elijah OR Ethan ~ ELIJAH

    Esau OR Ezra ~ EZRA

    Ethan OR Ezekiel ~ EZEKIEL

    Gabriel OR Gideon ~ GIDEON

    Ira OR Isaiah ~ ISAIAH

    Isaac OR Ishmael ~ ISAAC

    Jacob OR James ~ JACOB

    Jordan OR Joseph ~ JOSEPH

    Jonah OR Joshua ~ JONAH

    Jude OR Judas ~ JUDE

    Levi OR Luke ~ LEVI

    Malachi OR Mark ~ MARK

    Moses OR Matthew ~ MOSES

    Noah OR Nathanael ~ NATHANAEL

    Paul OR Peter ~ PAUL

    Samson OR Samuel ~ SAMSON

    Seth OR Saul ~ SETH

    Simon OR Solomon ~ SOLOMON

    Thomas OR Timothy ~ TIMOTHY

    Zacchaeus OR Zachariah ~ ZACHARIAH

    BQ:

    Nathanael Isaac (although I'd prefer to spell it Nathaniel, like it is on my list)

    Ezra Daniel

    Jonah Levi

    Interesting question, Victoria! I really liked it. :)

  • prolly
    Lv 7
    10 years ago

    Aaron

    Abram

    Andrew

    Barnabas

    Benjamin

    Caleb

    David

    Ethan

    Ezra

    Ethan

    Gabriel

    Ira

    Isaac

    Jacob

    Joseph

    Joshua

    Jude

    Levi

    Mark

    Matthew

    Nathanael

    Paul

    Samuel

    Seth

    Simon

    Thomas

    Zachariah

    BQ: Aaron, Seth and Levi

  • hunt
    Lv 6
    10 years ago

    Aaron OR Abel AARON

    Abraham OR Abram ABRAM

    Adam OR Andrew ANDREW

    Barnabas OR Bartholomew BARTHOLOMEW

    Benaiah OR Benjamin BENJAMIN

    Cain OR Caleb CALEB

    Daniel OR David DANIEL

    Elijah OR Ethan ETHAN

    Esau OR Ezra EZRA

    Ethan OR Ezekiel EZEKIEL

    Gabriel OR Gideon GABRIEL

    Ira OR Isaiah IRA

    Isaac OR Ishmael ISAAC

    Jacob OR James JACOB

    Jordan OR Joseph JOSEPH

    Jonah OR Joshua JONAH

    Jude OR Judas JUDE

    Levi OR Luke LEVI

    Malachi OR Mark MARK

    Moses OR Matthew MATTHEW

    Noah OR Nathanael NOAH

    Paul OR Peter PETER

    Samson OR Samuel SAMUEL

    Seth OR Saul SETH

    Simon OR Solomon SIMON

    Thomas OR Timothy THOMAS

    Zacchaeus OR Zachariah ZACHARIAH

    -- BQ: Using names you've chosen from the list above (first and middle) what would you name a set of triplet boys? --

    ADAM EZRA, ABRAM JUDE AND ANDREW SETH

  • Aaron or Abel ~ Aaron

    Abraham or Abram ~ Abram

    Adam or Andrew ~ Adam

    Barnabas or Bartholomew ~ Bartholomew

    Benaiah or Benjamin ~ Benjamin

    Cain or Caleb ~ Caleb

    Daniel or David ~ Daniel

    Elijah or Ethan ~ Ethan

    Esau or Ezra ~ Ezra

    Ethan or Ezekiel ~ Ethan

    Gabriel or Gideon ~ Gabriel

    Ira or Isaiah ~ Isaiah

    Isaac or Ishmael ~ Isaac

    Jacob or James ~ James

    Jordan or Joseph ~ Joseph

    Jonah or Joshua ~ Joshua

    Jude or Judas ~ Jude

    Levi or Luke ~ Luke

    Malachi or Mark ~ Malachi

    Moses or Matthew ~ Matthew

    Noah or Nathanael ~ Nathanael

    Paul or Peter ~ Paul

    Samson or Samuel ~ Samuel

    Seth or Saul ~ Seth

    Simon or Solomon ~ Simon

    Thomas or Timothy ~ Thomas

    Zacchaeus or Zachariah ~ Zachariah

    BQ: Nathanael James, Benjamin Luke & Matthew Adam

    - "Nathan, Ben & Matt"

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  • 10 years ago

    Aaron OR Abel ~ Aaron

    Abraham OR Abram ~ Abram

    Adam OR Andrew ~ Andrew

    Barnabas OR Bartholomew ~ Barnabas

    Benaiah OR Benjamin ~ Benjamin

    Cain OR Caleb ~ Cain

    Daniel OR David ~ David

    Elijah OR Ethan ~ Elijah

    Esau OR Ezra ~ Ezra

    Ethan OR Ezekiel ~ Ethan

    Gabriel OR Gideon ~ Gabriel

    Ira OR Isaiah ~ Isaiah

    Isaac OR Ishmael ~ Isaac

    Jacob OR James ~ James

    Jordan OR Joseph ~ Joseph

    Jonah OR Joshua ~ Joshua

    Jude OR Judas ~ Jude

    Levi OR Luke ~ Luke

    Malachi OR Mark ~ Malachi

    Moses OR Matthew ~ Moses

    Noah OR Nathanael ~ Noah

    Paul OR Peter ~ Paul

    Samson OR Samuel ~ Samuel

    Seth OR Saul ~ Saul

    Simon OR Solomon ~ Solomon

    Thomas OR Timothy ~ Thomas

    Zacchaeus OR Zachariah ~ Zachariah

    BQ: Abram Joseph, Jude Benjamin & Solomon Thomas.

    :D

  • Aaron OR Abel -- Abel

    Abraham OR Abram -- Abram (but I love both)

    Adam OR Andrew -- Adam

    Barnabas OR Bartholomew -- Bartholomew (my cat's name)

    Benaiah OR Benjamin -- Benjamin (but Benaiah is cool)

    Cain OR Caleb -- Caleb

    Daniel OR David -- Daniel

    Elijah OR Ethan -- Ethan

    Esau OR Ezra -- Ezra

    Ethan OR Ezekiel -- Ethan

    Gabriel OR Gideon -- Gideon (LOVE this name; it would have been our son's name if it didn't sound so awful with our last name)

    Ira OR Isaiah -- Isaiah

    Isaac OR Ishmael -- Isaac

    Jacob OR James -- James

    Jordan OR Joseph -- Joseph

    Jonah OR Joshua -- Jonah

    Jude OR Judas -- Jude (I also like Judah, but Judas has bad associations)

    Levi OR Luke -- Levi

    Malachi OR Mark -- Mark

    Moses OR Matthew -- Moses (really like this name, but couldn't convince the husband)

    Noah OR Nathanael -- Nathanael

    Paul OR Peter -- Paul

    Samson OR Samuel -- Samuel

    Seth OR Saul -- Seth

    Simon OR Solomon -- Simon

    Thomas OR Timothy -- Thomas

    Zacchaeus OR Zachariah -- Zachariah

    I love your bonus question! Makes it a lot more fun than a simple "this or that."

    I would name triplets:

    Gideon James

    Jude Benjamin

    Abram Daniel

    The first names are uncommon biblical names I love; the middles are after family members. And each full name has the same number of syllables.

    Other biblical favorites you didn't include are Ephraim, Hiram, and Silas. But Gideon is just the all-time best.

  • 10 years ago

    Aaron

    Abram

    Andrew

    Barnabas

    Benjamin

    Caleb

    Daniel

    Ethan

    Ezra

    Ethan

    Gabriel

    Isaiah

    Isaac

    Jacob

    Joseph

    Joshua

    Jude

    Luke

    Mark

    Matthew

    Noah

    Paul

    Samson

    Seth

    Simon

    Thomas

    Zachariah

    BQ: Joseph Daniel, Matthew Jacob & Thomas Andrew

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Abel

    Abram

    Andrew

    Bartholomew

    Benaiah

    Caleb

    Daniel

    Elijah

    Esau

    Ezekiel

    Gabriel

    Isaiah

    Isaac

    Jacob

    Jordan

    Jonah

    Judas

    Levi

    Malachi

    Matthew

    Nathanael

    Peter

    Samuel

    Saul

    Simon

    Thomas

    Zachariah

    BQ: Zachariah Thomas, Levi Elijah, Nathanael Judas

    Zack, Levi, Nate

  • 10 years ago

    Aaron

    Abraham

    Andrew

    Bartholomew

    Benjamin

    Caleb

    Daniel

    Elijah

    Ezra

    Ezekiel

    Gideon

    Isaiah

    Isaac

    Jacob

    Jordan

    Joshua

    Jude

    Luke

    Malachi

    Matthew

    Noah

    Peter

    Samson

    Seth

    Simon

    Thomas

    Zachariah

    BQ:

    Elijah Thomas "Eli"

    Luke Ezra

    Seth Matthew

  • 10 years ago

    Aaron

    Abraham

    Adam

    Bartholomew

    Benjamin

    Caleb

    Daniel

    Ethan

    Ezra

    Ethan

    Gabriel

    Isaiah

    Isaac

    James

    Joseph

    Joshua

    Jude

    Luke

    Mark

    Matthew

    Nathanael

    Peter

    Samuel

    Seth

    Simon

    Thomas

    Zachariah

    Zachariah James, Matthew Joseph, Joshua Mark

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