Abner?

[name_m]Hi[/name_m] berries!

I’ve been really crushing on [name_m]Abner[/name_m] lately, and could use some thoughts on him! What would you expect an [name_m]Abner[/name_m] to be like? What do you think of the name in general? I’m really quite fond of [name_m]Abner[/name_m] [name_u]Leo[/name_u] or [name_m]Abner[/name_m] [name_u]Benjamin[/name_u] today, but maybe [name_m]Abner[/name_m] [name_u]Lionel[/name_u] or [name_m]Abner[/name_m] [name_u]Levi[/name_u], too? I like that he means “father of light” and I think he goes well with the rarer Bible names on my list, like [name_m]Boaz[/name_m], [name_u]Aquila[/name_u], [name_m]Bartholomew[/name_m], [name_u]Asa[/name_u], [name_m]Reuben[/name_m], [name_m]Barnabas[/name_m], etc. Is the more Hebrew [name_m]Avner[/name_m] more or less lovely?

Thank you!

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[name_m]Abner[/name_m] is really cool! I imagine someone slightly studious, quietly confident and self-assured as well as friendly.

[name_m]Abner[/name_m] [name_u]Lionel[/name_u] and [name_m]Abner[/name_m] [name_u]Leo[/name_u] are lovely and I prefer [name_m]Abner[/name_m] to [name_m]Avner[/name_m]

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[name_m]Abner[/name_m] is a long time crush of mine. But it was vetoed from me…

I originally learnt the name from watching the movie “Little Abner” with my family many years ago!

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[name_m]Abner[/name_m] [name_u]Leighton[/name_u]

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I like [name_m]Abner[/name_m] a lot! It has a soft, quirky feel to me

[name_m]Abner[/name_m] [name_u]Lionel[/name_u] is so handsome! [name_m]Avner[/name_m] doesn’t have the same coziness to me, but is equally cool!

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Yes! [name_u]Love[/name_u] [name_m]Abe[/name_m] as a nickname too. [name_m]Abner[/name_m] [name_u]Lionel[/name_u] and [name_m]Abner[/name_m] [name_u]Leo[/name_u] are adorable.

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Thanks everyone! I agree about [name_m]Abner[/name_m] vs. Avner… I love those Hebrew Vs but [name_m]Avner[/name_m] feels like a smoosh of [name_m]Avram[/name_m] and [name_m]Abner[/name_m] to me, and doesn’t have as much appeal as either of those! I’m glad you all like [name_m]Abner[/name_m] [name_u]Leo[/name_u], [name_m]Abner[/name_m] [name_u]Benjamin[/name_u], and [name_m]Abner[/name_m] [name_u]Lionel[/name_u]! I’m quite fond of all three, and I’m sort of wondering about [name_m]Abner[/name_m] [name_u]Leo[/name_u] [name_u]Benjamin[/name_u], which would honor my grandpa, as well as a couple other relatives. :heart:

@cactusgram - oh, no! I really, really am not keen on Abe… does an [name_m]Abner[/name_m] have to be an [name_m]Abe[/name_m]? :sob: