Unusual but proper boys names

(49 Posts)
KittyBreadfan Sun 06-Jan-13 20:45:02

Hi all
I'm after suggestions for an unusual/not frequently used boy's name please! I love Rory and was planning on using that (I am not pregnant yet but like to plan ahead) but a really good friend of mine has just called her baby that so I can't now (am sure she wouldn't mind but I would find it odd..)
My other two dcs have a "normal" first name then a more "different" middle name.

MothershipG Sun 06-Jan-13 20:50:40

Griffin, unusual but instantly pronounceable and spellable, which is handy if the child you use it for turns out to be dyslexic. wink

VBisme Sun 06-Jan-13 20:53:00

Could you give us your other DCs names?

I like Hector, Rupert, Jasper.

But it depends if it fits with the others.

KittyBreadfan Sun 06-Jan-13 20:58:25

Lennon and Conor (have totally just outed myself!)

Rowan
Asher
Horace
Bartholomew
Thaddeus
Matthias
Victor
Terence
Gregory
Wynn
Bramwell

amck5700 Sun 06-Jan-13 21:01:33

Ross
Ruaraidh
Cairn
Innes
Fergus

amck5700 Sun 06-Jan-13 21:02:23

Tiernan
Keir
Piers
Miles

VBisme Sun 06-Jan-13 21:04:26

Okay, so maybe a Gaelic name.

How do you like Aidan, Cathal, Niall, Taran?

Or how about Tyler, Jacob, Stuart?

amck5700 Sun 06-Jan-13 21:08:55

Torin
Ivo
Lorne
Callan

elleephant Sun 06-Jan-13 21:10:58

Senan
Cormac
Jarleth
Lorcan

smile

KittyBreadfan Sun 06-Jan-13 21:12:07

Ooh some awesome suggestions.I hadn't thought of here, Taran and Tiernan are both brilliant. I do like gaelic type names, I was toying with Ruaridh (that's pronounced Roo-ree isn't it?) but thought it might be too confusing since we're English, and too similar to Rory.
I keep seeing the name Tadhg in Irish stories, how is that pronounced?

elleephant Sun 06-Jan-13 21:23:20

Tai'g

Not ta ig iykwim

It's gaelic for Timothy

elleephant Sun 06-Jan-13 21:24:52

And yes re Roo Re, that is how it is said

elleephant Sun 06-Jan-13 21:27:59

Also Pronsias if you v unusual Irish names.

Pronounced prunsheus

elleephant Sun 06-Jan-13 21:30:04

Sorry it's proinsias and is Irish for Francis

amck5700 Sun 06-Jan-13 21:32:53

I suggested Keir, but I actually have a Ciar - which is pronounced exactly the same but sounds softer and different inside my head if that makes any sense grin

It's Gaelic - we thought we were going for the Scottish gaelic but think we ended up with the Irish one.

smegley Sun 06-Jan-13 21:33:34

my son is called Ted, i love it, its not common at all smile

amck5700 Sun 06-Jan-13 21:35:19

That reminds me smegley, I like Edgar too.

DizzyHoneyBee Sun 06-Jan-13 21:39:10

Love some of the suggestions, Keir and Rowan now on my list in case I have any more smile

We have Travis at the top of our list for a boy, followed by Griff (Griffin).

I also like Fergus.

bonnieslilsister Sun 06-Jan-13 21:40:50

Darwin, Hector, Fenwick,

MrsDeVere Sun 06-Jan-13 21:42:30

Asher
Rudy
Cassius
Harley
Asa
Hendrix
Marley
Lennon

Mytwobeautifulgirls Sun 06-Jan-13 21:44:01

ah what a great thread. I'm not pg either my dd2 is 4months old. but will be ttc end of the year hopefully. does anyone have any more suggestions for Irish names and how you pronounce them.

thanks smile

Mytwobeautifulgirls Sun 06-Jan-13 21:45:28

@smegley Ted is lovely you r very right not common at all.

PrincessMononoke Sun 06-Jan-13 21:46:39

Otis,
Milo,
Sol,
Theon (may not like this if your a GoT fan)

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