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View Poll Results: Which do you prefer?
Samuel 23 82.14%
Samson 5 17.86%
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  #1  
February 25th, 2010, 01:46 AM
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Which do you prefer?
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February 25th, 2010, 03:08 AM
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Samson.
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February 25th, 2010, 07:36 AM
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I typically choose the more un-traditional between two names but in this case, I prefer Samuel. I think it's a very masculine, handsome name
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February 26th, 2010, 12:06 PM
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I voted for Samuel because I have a thing for -el boys names anyway. I love it in full but not so much as Sam. Samson is very nice too. Both choices are great.
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February 26th, 2010, 12:32 PM
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I actually don't like Samson.
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February 26th, 2010, 01:03 PM
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I love Samuel, really dislike Samson. The character Samson in the Bible died in disgrace... I think it's important when using biblical names to consider the character of the person. Just my opinion
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February 26th, 2010, 01:09 PM
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I voted for Samuel...very masculine.
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February 26th, 2010, 01:13 PM
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I know a lot of people who have named their dogs Samson, so without question I vote Samuel.
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February 26th, 2010, 01:43 PM
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I love Samuel, really dislike Samson. The character Samson in the Bible died in disgrace... I think it's important when using biblical names to consider the character of the person. Just my opinion
I guess it's all in how you look at it. He made a mistake and was disgraced; but before his death, he called out to God, had his strength (gift from God) back, and killed more enemies with his death (including many big shots) than he did with his life.

When I think of Samson of the Bible, I think of strength and humility (to go to God after he had disappointed Him and humiliated himself).

And, I never thought of Samson as an animal name. But then, I have a friend with a cat named Isabelle and a friend of a family member with a dog named Isabelle/Izzy. Isabelle is so not an animal name to me; but people will make just about anything into pet names. I think Sammy is popular for pets too. And, it didn't stop me from using Max. But, thanks for the heads up!

Thank-you for everyone's input!
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February 26th, 2010, 04:17 PM
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^^ Agreed Janna!

Samuel.

Samson is too close to my ln.
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February 26th, 2010, 05:16 PM
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Samuel is very handsome and strong.

Samson sounds weird to me.
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February 26th, 2010, 05:27 PM
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Samuel. It's on our boyslist.
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February 26th, 2010, 06:21 PM
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February 27th, 2010, 10:58 AM
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I voted Samuel. I'm not a big fan of Samson. Sam is a darling name, too.
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February 27th, 2010, 01:24 PM
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February 27th, 2010, 07:33 PM
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Samuel for sure!
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February 28th, 2010, 06:44 AM
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Samuel.
Not a big fan of Samson.
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February 28th, 2010, 08:24 AM
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Samuel. Samson's too "Samson & Delilah" and it sounds like a name for a dog.
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