Boys name options including Byron, Roscoe and Eden...

(35 Posts)
LoobyLou33 Sun 10-Feb-13 22:02:42

DH and I just can't agree on boys' names for DC2 due soon (who may turn out to be a girl, saving us a lotta bother!)

We already have a Zachary/Zach and would like an equally or more unusual name but that doesn't sound totally off the wall or too poncey. I fear a few of the ones we like are actually quite poncey - so let me know what you think! Or suggest some similar options?

DH likes...

MILO - but does it sound like the name you'd give a dog? (sorry any Milo-mums!)
ROSCOE - I like but not keen on Ross if people shortened it
FINN- I prefer Finlay but that's getting pretty popular
EDEN - I really like this but worried it's considered too girly, though personally I think the way it sounds isn't girly at all.

I like...

BYRON - DH says later, kids will tease him about being bisexual ie "Bi-ron"
JUDE - DH just doesn't like it. Arh!

There are one or two names we agree on like Heath or Ethan, but I'm not mega excited about them and want us to find a name we really like.

Locketjuice Thu 14-Feb-13 16:04:57

Finn... Not that I'm biased or anything FWIW I haven't met another and he's now 13 months, and when I first told people I was going to call him Finnley when I was 18? Weeks I got 'what kind of names that' 'Sounds made up'

Locketjuice Thu 14-Feb-13 16:07:35

And I know a dog called roscoe so that's what I associate it with now.. Sorry blush

ToomuchWaternotWine Thu 14-Feb-13 16:11:19

I know 3 Edens aged under 10, ALL girls so sorry that would be off a boy list for me.

Zachary, Roscoe and Finn/Finlay all sound good.
Jude is a bit meh.
Byron, yes very strong association with the poet, not sure if that is a good or bad thing!
Milo again, bit meh, bit too dog like.

My fav slightly mad boys name was Malachi (ma-la-ki to rhyme with sky) but Ds didn't look at all like that when he appeared! (And DH was wobbly about it).

rockinhippy Thu 14-Feb-13 17:33:26

blush That should have read ARLEN -

damned ipad fail again hmm Arwen is a girls name

Zachary, Zach, Zach, Finn/Fynn, Jude & Milo are all very common boys names around here, so I suspect it's a lot to do with where you live too

rockinhippy Thu 14-Feb-13 17:35:13

I love Malachi, but for me it will always be demon child from children of the corn - my favourite boys name, which I've not heard used in recent years is Amos

LoobyLou33 Sat 16-Feb-13 19:44:25

I like Amos too, a friend's one year old is called that. But I don't think we especially want two children named after Old testament prophets, even though we are Christians! So that rules out Malachai too, which is also a very cool name.

It's true, it does change a lot depending on where you live. We don't know any Zacharys around here but I keep hearing of friends who live near to one. I've got on really well with it as a name - we use Zach and Zachary pretty interchangeably and love both (well we love the boy who owns it I guess!)

Whoops I didn't realise Lord Byron was cosy with his sister - I mean it's not like we'd be naming DC AFTER him, we thought of it after meeting a Byron from Australia - but admittedly over here everyone will think of the poet, if they think of anything.

Dukes of Hazard, whatever...no one of DC's generation will watch it and I hardly did either so I wouldn't let a minor TV character put me off a name I like smile

cece Sat 16-Feb-13 19:56:35

Milo - no, it's a milk malted drink to me
Roscoe - not keen but I like Ross
Finn - Finley or variations of is very very popular around here - loads of them
Eden - GIRLS name and yes I know a boy with this name and still think of it as a GIRLS name
Byron - too much like Brian for me
Jude - GIRLS name and yes even though I know some boys with this name it is still a GIRLS name to me

Sorry I'm not keen on any of them, but in the same vein how about -

Kim
Hilary
Rory
Judd
Leon
Spencer
Harvey
Monty

Littlecherublegs Sun 17-Feb-13 17:06:58

Like Finn best from your list.
Jude & Eden are girly to me; dont like Byron or Roscoe; Milo is ok.

Zac was on our shortlist along with:
Nathan
Leon
Christian
Anthony
Joseph
Aidan / Haydn
Marcus

Also like:
Harris / Harrison
Silas
Drew
Ellis
Caleb
Linus
Gabriel
Cornelius

Or how about:
Elijah
Lincoln
Mason
Fletcher
Cole
Felix
Parker
Leif
Evan
Seth
Logan
Blake
Dylan
Trent
Wyatt
Austin
Cooper
Grayson
Blaine

mrstowers Sun 17-Feb-13 21:34:18

I know a girl called Eden. I definitely wouldn't say it was a boys name.

mathanxiety Sun 17-Feb-13 22:40:46

Roscoe is Roscoe Tanner to me -- American tennis player from the 70s I think; it just makes me thing of the golden age of polyester.

Byron -- an American middle aged banker I knew. His family origins were Scottish. Again the polyester theme with Byron.

Milo -- I prefer Myles
Finn -- very popular, so much so that people in my neck of the woods are calling babies Finnegan and other Finn-like names, branching out from the original Finn.
Eden -- the only Edens I know are girls and I know several.

How about:
(all names with N ending)
Linden/Lyndon
Fintan
Brendan or Brandon
Damien
Dylan
Corbin
Euan
Kieran
Evan
Vaughan
Lorcan
Declan
Holden
Owen
Lachlan
Benjamin (Yes an OT prophet but goes really well with Zachary imo; 'Zach and Ben' very nice too)
Samson (OT like Benjamin but nice)

Lev
Bryce
Cole
Raphael
Michael
Jonah (OT name but goes well with Zach and Zachary imo)
Samuel (Sam) -- OT name but nice
Angus
Magnus
Hamish
Max (short for Maxwell or Maximilian)
Fergus

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