Thoughts on short list for boys names

(13 Posts)
MrsRadicchio Fri 23-Nov-12 22:10:18

Just wanted some views as DH and I cannot really settle on a name for DS2 who is due imminently. We are thinking of:
-Evan
-Alexander
-Toby
-Joel

DS1 has a short name too (seem to like 4 letter boys names!) which is not too popular but well known, and easy to pronounce. Were hoping for something similar for DS2.

Any other suggestions are also welcome!

TIA

AlwaysHoldingOnToStarbug Fri 23-Nov-12 22:15:15

I love them all!

Toby is really popular round here, I know loads of them.

There are 2 Alexander's in my youngests class but I don't know any others.

Joel is one of my favourite names, and I adore Evan.

forevergreek Fri 23-Nov-12 22:17:19

I like Joel Alexander

My nephew is called Evan so I'm a bit partial. It never gets shortened to anything else either. Good choice OP.

forgetmenots Fri 23-Nov-12 22:37:26

Love Toby (and Tobias with Toby nn)
Also like:
Noah
Jonah
Finn

Rhubarbgarden Fri 23-Nov-12 23:17:01

I like Evan. How about Edgar?

popcal Sat 24-Nov-12 03:21:12

I like them all especially Joel Alexander( ds1)!

MollyMurphy Sat 24-Nov-12 04:40:27

I like Toby - I think it's really cute

OutragedFromLeeds Sat 24-Nov-12 05:16:57

-Evan - nice
-Alexander - nice, but I'd avoid if you want something not too popular, I know about 35 under the age of 8.
-Toby - sweet, I like Tobias with nn Toby better.
-Joel - not for me, it's awful in my accent.

I'd go with Tobias Alexander or Evan Alexander

FellatioNelson Sat 24-Nov-12 05:19:08

I like Evan best.

Alexander is nice, classic, nothing to dislike really.

Toby not wild about it but don't hate it.

Joel don't really like, but I can't exactly say why. confused

lottiegarbanzo Sat 24-Nov-12 05:27:07

Nice list. Alexander is by far the most popular name there, really quite prevalent at the moment.

lottiegarbanzo Sat 24-Nov-12 05:29:04

So of those I'd choose Evan or Toby (Tobias) probably with Alexander as middle name.

LaGuerta Sat 24-Nov-12 07:01:21

I'd go for Joel or Evan. I like Alexander and Toby, but there are a fair few of them around in my experience.

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