Classical and unusual boys name... help?

(43 Posts)
BraveLilBear Wed 03-Jul-13 11:46:15

Naming is a big problem for us in the Bear household, where this baby could make an appearance any day now (after 37 weeks). Think we have something in mind for a girl, but totally can't get close to a boys name.

We want something classic, classy and unusual, maybe with old English/German origins. Baby's surname will begin with a B and is quite hard sounding, so we had to rule out Sebastian (nn Seb or Bastian would not work with surname), which had been a frontrunner.

I like:
Roman
Lucas
Darwin
Edison
Newton

What else might I like that I can take to DP in our never-ending quest for an apt boy's name?!

Thanks in advance!

HenriettaPye Thu 04-Jul-13 15:47:48

Otis or Hugo!

jalapeno Thu 04-Jul-13 15:45:43

Darwin is a character in a truly awful cartoon, Regular Show I think it is called.

How about Osric (as in tentacles)?

Wolfgang? (nn Wolfie)

Sebastian and Dominic are on our list this time, I love them from reading Jilly Cooper grin

BraveLilBear Thu 04-Jul-13 15:32:32

Oooo Orlando - that's a call!

These are ace, thanks so much... grin

fussychica Thu 04-Jul-13 15:30:31

Sorry some of these names are so awful.
I'm going with
Torrin
Edward
Dominic
Theo
Alexander
Aiden

teetering13 Thu 04-Jul-13 11:30:34

Oscars are naughty! grin

PicardyThird Thu 04-Jul-13 09:25:43

Wolfgang
Ferdinand
Orlando
Johannes
Rowan
Columba

dreamingofsun Thu 04-Jul-13 09:15:05

wilfred (could be shortened to will or freddie)
hugh

Kiwiinkits Thu 04-Jul-13 06:03:55

Barnaby
But you'd have to be happy with the B sound

nooka Thu 04-Jul-13 05:56:39

For a bit of Old English:

Edwin
Cedric
Cuthbert
Edric
Esmund
Godric
Osbourne/Osbert
Wilfred
Wulfric

Or Old German:
Alaric
Anslem
Anzo
Arnold
Gilbert
Godfrey
Hubert
Ingo
Ivo
Karl
Waldo

brokenhearted55 Wed 03-Jul-13 23:53:44

Diggory

ZumbaZara Wed 03-Jul-13 21:37:36

Roystan
Finn
Ivo

Sunnysummer Wed 03-Jul-13 21:26:42

Elias? Florian?

hawkmcqueen Wed 03-Jul-13 21:20:45

I don't think Darwin is poncey, I think it's quite fab, I know one who's just a few months old and the family are very lovely :-) It does have a marmite reaction but I love it.

LesAnimaux Wed 03-Jul-13 19:49:22

Ooooh, Otto is cool!

Jonas
Digby

LesAnimaux Wed 03-Jul-13 19:47:33

Darwin is poncetastic.

Lucas is popular.

Newton is a village near me, so like Brandon is not an option. Depends where you live though.

DS did go to school with a Newton. For ages I thought his name was Mutant. I even asked him after shcool one day what his name was, and it sounded just like "Mutant" when he said it. I was confused until I saw it written down.

Felix
Jasper
Conrad
Casper
Soren
Jarvis
Logan
Vincent

NooMyx Wed 03-Jul-13 19:47:29

I've told him if he absolutely must have a SI unit for a name, I may be able to consider Kelvin or Newton as a middle name. grin

I like your suggestions. Also a big fan of Leonard.

Eric
Florian
Ludwig
Matthias

Littlecherublegs Wed 03-Jul-13 19:44:12

Winston
Wilson
Gerard
Jared
Eric
Barnaby
Addison
Jeremiah
Woodrow
Macauley
Romeo
Atticus
Frederick
Albert
Edmund
Edgar

Not sure if these fit your criteria or not but worth a shot!!

yomellamoHelly Wed 03-Jul-13 19:40:55

Jasper

rootypig Wed 03-Jul-13 19:22:37

Walter!

Rhubarbgarden Wed 03-Jul-13 19:13:06

Guy
Gus
Edgar
Wulfric

sparetickets Wed 03-Jul-13 18:39:52

Patrick

MoonHare Wed 03-Jul-13 18:34:43

Wyatt
Tobias
Hereward
Selwyn

Otto or Maximilian?

BraveLilBear Wed 03-Jul-13 17:10:42

NooMyx I see a very familiar theme to those that go on in our house!

Aylmer is interesting - never heard that before!

Really appreciate these, am scribbling them down and will take them to DP later grin

Helspopje Wed 03-Jul-13 16:45:41

Aylmer http://babynamesworld.parentsconnect.com/meaning_of_Aylmer.html

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