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Ethan Alexander vs. Gideon Alexander vs. Joshua Alexander

My pregnancy has been difficult and dangerous from the beginning. We weren’t supposed to be able to have kids. It’s a miracle I got pregnant, and a miracle we survived the first trimester, but this has not been an easy road, and we’re facing our last 3 weeks with new concerns as well as relief that it’s almost over. His middle name is Alexander, after my husband. For a first name, we’re torn between Ethan (which means "Strong" / "enduring"), Gideon (after the Biblical Gideon whose army won a battle despite all odds being stacked against them), and Joshua (for the Biblical story of faith despite adversity). Which do you think is best? -Alex & Jenny Walsh
Which baby name is best? Also Appearing As...
 Ethan Alexander Walsh Ethan
Ethan Walsh
Ethan A. Walsh
 Gideon Alexander Walsh Gideon
Gideon Walsh
Gideon A. Walsh
 Joshua Alexander Walsh Joshua
Joshua Walsh
Joshua A. Walsh
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Emma in Western Australia
We have a boy named Tyler James and a girl named Gypsie Jade. Expecting our 3rd, which is a boy. I'm in love with the name Olly, but my partner thinks Gypsie and Olly are unique names and Tyler is not, so it won't feel right. So he wants an ordinary name. Please help with something unique but ordinary.
Baby Name Genie:
In the space between unique and ordinary is a special category of names I think of as "antiques." They are familiar and well-used names that are not widely in use these days. For your son, I give you Oscar Jude - a perfectly ordinary, unique name.

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