Boys' Names... I need Inspiration!

(22 Posts)
Ficidy Sun 26-May-13 20:34:55

We have a few boys' names on our list - Elliot, Elias, Elijah, Max, Seb, Rafe, Kellan (but dh is dead against this one!). The problem is that I don't absolutely love any of them. I'm 29 weeks now and feel like I've read 10,000 names. I've trawled mn too, but the same names keep coming up and nothing is jumping out at me. Based on the names above, can you think of any other names you think we might like?

We don't want anything too popular, but nothing too outrageous either. Our surname starts with C and ends in y.

Mellymog Sun 26-May-13 20:37:04

I fell your pain, boys names can be really challenging.

We are considering Seth and Callan/Callen at the moment, and possibly Caleb.

ClipClap Sun 26-May-13 20:37:13

Good short list (though I'm with your DH on Kellan!). Elias is lovely and I haven't heard it before.

acoop1985 Sun 26-May-13 20:38:30

We named our little boy Forrest. It is a little unusual, but everyone i know that is younger then 55 loves it. Over 55 think it's a bit out there!! We found the name on a baby names list, and at first I wasn't sure if I liked it, but over the weeks, i grew to love it, and no other name started to compare.

Good luck choosing a name. By time your little one arrives your love the name you choose, and you wouldn't imagine calling them anything different.

Hayden
Dorian
Harris
Miles
Emmett
Piers
Gregor/Greig
Logan
Keir
Rex
Russell
Gareth
Luis
Evan
Aaron

ShowOfHands Sun 26-May-13 21:14:40

I like your list and DS has one of the names on it as a nickname (he is Raphael). Other names we considered were...

Amos
Abraham (Bram)
Patrick (Patch)
Sacha
Hamish
Cosmo
Ivo
Ezekiel
Solomon (Sol)
Saul

GW297 Sun 26-May-13 21:19:39

Ethan?

Smartiepants79 Sun 26-May-13 21:21:56

The only Kellan I know is a girl.
I like Elijah and max from your list.

Littleolivetree Sun 26-May-13 21:26:57

Google 'raphe' then cross it off your list. I really love the other names though.

Rhodri DH wouldn't let me use this for either of the boys so I'm on a mission to get someone else to use it!

scaevola Sun 26-May-13 21:40:47

Ellis, Emerson, Marcus, Raphael, Caleb?

Lebkuchenlover Sun 26-May-13 21:41:50

I like Elliot and Sebastian (although less keen on Seb/Sebby/Basty).

How about
Tristan
Quentin
Ronan

MrsFrederickWentworth Sun 26-May-13 21:51:03

Hector
Tristram
Bruno
Joshua
Isaiah
Isaac
Jude
Joel
Rafael
Temple
Hugo
Hubert
Rollo
George

JojoMags Sun 26-May-13 21:57:16

I read your list and thought Caleb, then Kester nn Kit. Maybe Edwin or Josiah?

mummsy2be Sun 26-May-13 22:03:56

Hugo is sweet :-)

Ficidy Sun 26-May-13 22:27:37

Thanks for all the suggestions. Lots of names to run by himself. He's so fussy though. Doesn't make this job easy!

Littlecherublegs Sun 26-May-13 23:04:26

Milo
Barnaby
Leo
Theo
Zachary
Finlay
Gabriel
Tate
Seth
Owen
Saul
Rafferty
Jasper
Casper
Harris / Harrison
Isaac

MineOrk Tue 28-May-13 00:39:03

I've always liked the name Elliot. And Max is a stalwart name, you can't go wrong with. Other boy names I've heard recently are Lucas, Euan, Jonah, Rory and and a couple of Lyles, all of which I think would suit your surname. Best of luck!

AllegraLilac Tue 28-May-13 00:42:48

LittleOliveTree I just googled raphe! Omg, the ball sacks on google images!

twentyfourcarat Tue 28-May-13 10:38:42

Raphe is pronounced rafi not rafe though...

Hummuschocolate Tue 28-May-13 14:17:54

Keir
Eli
Rex
Rufus
Jasper
Sebastian (Seb)
Zack
Joel
Oscar
Asher

K8y Tue 28-May-13 14:37:29

I need boys names too but I saw a babycentre blog post with car names and liked these from that (you might too!) Jensen, Dino, Lincoln and Bentley. http://www.baby.co.uk/mum_stories/new-trend-car-names-for-boys/

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