Struggling with unusual boys names

(66 Posts)
Welly558 Tue 19-Feb-13 23:10:38

Hello,
So, if we have a girl we like Luna Violet.
We have a few boys names but non that I hugely love.
So far we have
Dexter
Ezra
Jude
Samson
Jonah

Anyone have any ideas for nice boys names? To go with a two syllable surname ending in Ee sound.

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Welly558 Wed 20-Feb-13 17:34:35

Ha I didn't know about Adam and the Ants (plus it is a little before my time).
I love Nate but DH doesn't =( Boo!
We have a Seth and a Noah in the family although I love that name(Seth).
Saul is a good one, I like that. Will mention it to DH. Watch this space.
V much appreciate everyone's suggestions, so thank you.
I like Rafferty but not sure DH will. I also like Leif(Lay-fh) but DH said last night he would think on that one...perhaps not ha.
No it doesn't bother me that its in the Top100. It's rather that the names aren't popular within our community or that they will be at school with several.
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LentilAsAnything Wed 20-Feb-13 20:30:34

I really like Dexter. The others are too biblical for me - but that seems to be what you like! Rafferty and Leif are also more my style than those in your OP.
None of them are quite on a par with Luna though, which I love.

Cyrus (the sun)
Huxley (outdoorsman)
Obadiah (servant of God)
Raphael (God has healed) 
Rex (king)
Thaddeus (heart)
Ugo (thinker)
Zephyr (ushers in springtime)

poppydaisy Wed 20-Feb-13 20:36:11

Love Dexter or how about
Quentin
Reuben
Magnus

Agree that all names are teaseable - there's a little William who gets called Willy and an Ellie who became Smellie! Unavoidable and not worth over-worrying about IMO.

How about -

Jonas
Theo
Leo
Caleb
Lucas
Edwin
Rowan
Oscar

NappiesandGladrags Wed 20-Feb-13 20:42:30

I love Jude and Jonah, we have a Gabriel - and although I hear on MN and see in lists that their popularity is increasing I suppose that all depends on where you live? Having lived in North Lincs, North Yorks and West Yorks over the last 4-5 years we've only met 2 with the same name as our son?

Also love Elijah.

Most unusual boys names I've come across recently are

Soren
Zee
Hunter
Jessie

Know a couple of Saul's and love that name too!

Good Luck smile

StarNoodle Wed 20-Feb-13 20:45:27

Jonah is GORGEOUS. I'd use that if there weren't a Joseph and a Joel in the family already. Ezra is very cool too. Dexter is gettting far more popular.

Jonah should be a good luck story as he was saved from the whale and then saved the city of ninnevah, so that is all good stuff for a little boy to do!

BlahBlahBlahhh Wed 20-Feb-13 20:49:52

Trevor
Nigel
Roger
Dick
Brian
Eric
Neville
....any help ? Keep it traditional I say ! Don't think you'll find another with the same name in their year at school...saying that, it wouldn't surprise me in the slightest if these names make a come back very soon !

BlahBlahBlahhh Wed 20-Feb-13 22:00:32

I'll get my coat blush

pixi2 Wed 20-Feb-13 22:02:40

Archer is one of my favourites.

DoYaDontYa Wed 20-Feb-13 22:06:22

Ezra is lovely

Xandur is all I can come up with at the moment as its my Ds name & our surname ends in ee

space21 Wed 20-Feb-13 22:16:53

Ds1 is Louis and soon to be born ds2 will be Arlo.

I also love
Finn
Milo
Emile
Bastian
Luka
Leo
Elio
Leon

ENormaSnob Thu 21-Feb-13 07:02:36

I like dexter best.

Or how about Eli?

Coconutty Costa Rica Thu 21-Feb-13 08:41:27

Rufus? Roan? Caleb? Moses?

lljkk Netherlands Thu 21-Feb-13 10:17:44

Blue, Zephyr, Rijel, Leaf, River, Storm, Phoenix (themed, I know).

Hartwell, Nelson, Ward, Lawrence, Elias, Solomon, Clark, Xanda, Harrison, Alfred, Bartholomew, Winston, Carter, Taylor, Stanley, Bentley, Morleigh, Rutger, Clayton.

All real names. I know many kids with those names.

Dinosaurhunter Thu 21-Feb-13 14:34:56

How about -
Zander
Malikai
Or
Buddy

What about Jonas (like Jonah but not with the bad luck) See the actor Jonas Armstrong (was Robin Hood in the recent BBC version)

Sashapineapple Thu 21-Feb-13 22:36:04

Tiernan

Sashapineapple Thu 21-Feb-13 22:36:44

Was also going to suggest Soren, love that name.

serin Thu 21-Feb-13 23:53:43

Jude is gorgeous.

HoneyandRum Sat 23-Feb-13 00:01:59

Soren must be from Soren Lorenson in the Charlie and Lola books! He is Lola's invisible friend. (I mean I know the name had much more provenance but that's the pop-culture reference that jumps out at me)

Sashapineapple Sat 23-Feb-13 11:57:11

Soren is the name of a rock stars son for me. He has Danish roots.

BikeRunSki Brazil Sat 23-Feb-13 12:05:29

Ambrose
Amos
Jed
Seth
Eli
Ike

BinarySolo Sat 23-Feb-13 12:19:50

If you go with Dexter be prepared to be greeted by several Labradors when you call him in the park! I've met several dogs called Dexter.

I rather like Zephyr. I thought it meant gentle breeze.

BinarySolo Sat 23-Feb-13 12:20:33

How about Emrys?

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