Help me come up with boy's names!

(37 Posts)
RainboxFX Mon 08-Jul-13 11:27:43

We have plenty of girl's names we like, but no boy's names at all! Got any suggestions?

Our personal name rules are:

1) should be an actual name, so Avacado and Twelve are way out. Unusual names are fine though.

2) Ideally uncommon, so they would hopefully be the only one in their class at school. I understand there is actually little I can do about naming trends, but there were six Sarahs in my year and I would like to avoid them being known as "Name + initial" if possible.

Fire away, please!

MerryMarigold Fri 12-Jul-13 15:06:34

conors, we are in London. But I only know one Lennon! And I didn't know of Lennon Gallagher.

CarriMarie Fri 12-Jul-13 12:02:15

Gregory
Lawrence
Simon
Richard
Marcus
Tobias

curlew Fri 12-Jul-13 09:32:19

Patrick.

AuntieBrenda Fri 12-Jul-13 09:30:48

I have a Nate! (Nathaniel)
My brother is Aaron
I've don't here of many of either x

MadameJosephine Fri 12-Jul-13 09:17:07

I love Edison and Darwin but DP vetoed both, thankfully we had a girl as I don't think I would have ever forgiven him for not letting me use one of them

conorsrockers Fri 12-Jul-13 09:09:16

Ha! I never knew there was a Lennon Gallagher gringrin confused

conorsrockers Fri 12-Jul-13 09:07:16

MerryMarigold - I remember that problem when our Lennon was little. So we started calling him Lenny! It's maybe more popular up north? (we are far south).

MerryMarigold Fri 12-Jul-13 08:51:48

conorsrocker: There is a Lennon at ds's school. For ages he called him Lemon, so I corrected him and then he started calling lemons 'lennons' (he was in Nursery).

ELR Thu 11-Jul-13 22:13:17

Jesse is my fave boys name also love Joel but already have a Joe.
I like Isaac, Sam, Ben, James and Noah too but they are quite common now

Jenijena Thu 11-Jul-13 21:28:59

Duncan, Russell, Douglas, John, Phillip, Richard

DessieLou Thu 11-Jul-13 21:26:16

Fifer (I really want someone to use this!)
Flynn
Innes
Brody
Lincoln
Peter (never hear of them nowadays)
Grayson
Graham/Graeme
Phoebus (another one I'm championing but dh is having none it)
Errol (dh's name of choice at the mo, God knows where he got it from!)
Lorne

BikeRunSki Thu 11-Jul-13 19:48:33

Noel Gallagher and Pasty Kensit have a Lennon. I know of one who is about 2 or 3 months old, I really like it.

conorsrockers Wed 10-Jul-13 23:35:36

Lennon.
I've never come across another ....

PatsyAndEddy Wed 10-Jul-13 23:22:01

Curtis

othersideofchannel Wed 10-Jul-13 23:18:30

Quentin
Dominic
Fabian
Aneurin

MerryMarigold Wed 10-Jul-13 20:45:06

Underused (imo) names
Karl/ Carl
David
John

KLou1105 Wed 10-Jul-13 20:42:39

Ewan
Maverick
Rufus
Travis
Russell
Barney
Harold
Paddy
Phoenix
Marlon
Rupert

x0gawjus0x Wed 10-Jul-13 20:05:08

Niall
Mason
Kane
Byron
Noah

BikeRunSki Wed 10-Jul-13 18:05:51

Amos
Ambrose
Arlo
Rex
Emil
Peter
Eben

misskatamari Wed 10-Jul-13 18:00:28

Awww thanks Rainbow smile Avacado is plain ridiculous tho isn't it! grin

NumTumDeDum Wed 10-Jul-13 16:25:26

Rowan
Hayden
Reagan

MoonHare Wed 10-Jul-13 16:21:15

Toby
Jasper
Gregory
Fraser
Wyatt
Ian
Tristan
Noah
Lawrence

RainboxFX Wed 10-Jul-13 15:41:35

We read both Avacado and Twelve in an "unusual baby names" book we got from the library. I actually think it would be a perfectly nice name for a baby! I would love to meet a child or adult named Twelve, it would just not be our personal choice. You should name your children anything you like smile

misskatamari Wed 10-Jul-13 15:38:41

Some lovely name suggestions on here. Is Twelve actually used as a name? My husband has mentioned liking it as a name (it's his favourite word and he has always liked the sound of it as a name) - I do think its quite nice for a non-name but was quite shocked to see it mentioned here as I've never heard of it used as a name before. Also reluctant to use it as I'm sure people would just think we were barmy!

RainboxFX Wed 10-Jul-13 14:57:53

Oooh, loads of great names, thank you!

Three weeks til section date so loads of time, hopefully smile

The story about Warwick Davies is just lovely. I have always admired him, and he always comes across as such a nice person in interviews and stuff.

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