Does Noble go with my last name?

I love the name [name_u]Noble[/name_u] for a boy, but my last name is Manns. [name_m]Will[/name_m] my kid get made fun of? I was thinking something like [name_u]Noble[/name_u] [name_u]Bennett[/name_u] Manns or [name_u]Noble[/name_u] [name_u]Beckett[/name_u] Manns. But on an everyday basis, it would read [name_u]Noble[/name_u] Manns…like a nobleman.

That’s a difficult one. I wouldn’t say it’s an absolute dealbreaker, but I do think children will make the nobleman connection. Plus, people might think you did it intentionally. Maybe you could use [name_u]Noble[/name_u] as a middle name?

However, in the grand scheme of things, I don’t think “nobleman” is all that tease-worthy. If [name_u]Noble[/name_u] is your #1, very favorite name, I wouldn’t give it up.

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Does sound a little cartoony to me…

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Noble Manns. No, that would be too much for a son to bear. It sounds like an ungrammatical version of nobleman.

Valor might be better. [name_u]Valor[/name_u] [name_u]Bennett[/name_u] Manns?

I think though that with Manns as a surname, the best thing would be to pick a name name rather than a word name. I love many word names, but not with Manns at the end.


I don’t think it’s too too much because [name_u]Noble[/name_u] Manns doesn’t really sound like nobleman. But it’s definitely there and is a lot. Any name can be teased though so that’s not a deal breaker for me. Maybe a name that means noble? [name_u]Nolan[/name_u] comes to mind. It’s even got a similar sound to [name_u]Noble[/name_u].

Yes, unfortunately I do think those two names would run together and sound as if it’s the word. Also, in my opinion, [name_u]Noble[/name_u] is kind of a tough name to carry in the same way similar other virtue names are: [name_u]Justice[/name_u], [name_f]Prudence[/name_f], [name_f]Chastity[/name_f], [name_f]Patience[/name_f], [name_u]Honor[/name_u], etc. It can kind of create the expectation for many people that the bearer of the name should always carry that specific quality.

I think noble is best suited for a middle name especially with your last name. What a fun middle band it would make tho!

Yeah, this does sort of sound like a character, moreso than a person. It’s not like it has a bad meaning or anything, it just… it doesn’t really feel like a real person’s name, ya know? I agree with above that you probably should steer clear of word names.

I feel your pain - my partner’s surname is an animal so I’ve got to avoid most word names too. I had to let go of [name_f]Lavender[/name_f] :pensive:

What about [name_u]Nolan[/name_u]?

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Noble Manns sounds a bit much for me. I think I’d save it for a middle

That’s hard. If not for your last name I’d say go for it but [name_u]Noble[/name_u] Manns sounds way too much like Nobleman.:wink:

I think it’s too much, I’m afraid.