What 'unique' boys names do you like?

(36 Posts)
Ficidy Mon 08-Jul-13 23:26:24

Due in a few weeks and stuck for boys' names. We do not want a really popular name.

We've a few on our shortlist, but I'm still on the lookout for The One! So, do you know any little boys with relatively unique names? Or even just names you think are really nice. And I don't mean crazy, bizarre names... Just not any that are too popular. Thanks.

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 08-Jul-13 23:30:15

Macsen
Osian
Cassius

Are the names of three baby boys I've come across recently.

DessieLou Mon 08-Jul-13 23:49:15

Phoebus
Ennis
Flynn
Everett

Wbdn28 Tue 09-Jul-13 01:52:33

Jerome
Stefan
Matthias
Edwin
John
Harrison
Felix
Miles
Victor
Gregory
Saul
Nathaniel
Alistair
Benedict

stickygingerbread Tue 09-Jul-13 03:22:03

Phineas
Ward
Lucius
Hayden
Daniel
Magnus

RoadToTuapeka Tue 09-Jul-13 06:38:57

Oh dear, there are some awful names there imo! Maybe not many people with those names for good reason.
One name I like is Eadwin (old Saxon king name & spelling), is Ead for short, but we couldn't use it for DSs as my Bil is Edwin.
Felix nice too but becoming very very popular where I live.
Please don't go with Ennis! Ugh playground teasing potential.

TiredyCustards Tue 09-Jul-13 06:46:34

Ward? hmm named after the post natal ward ...?

Anyway....
Boys I know -
Tiger
Oakley
Wolfgang (Wolfie)

LandOfSpareOom Tue 09-Jul-13 06:47:13

Gwire

stickygingerbread Tue 09-Jul-13 20:13:00

Not at all, Tiredy! Completely legit -

From Wikipedia:
Ward is a popular Old English origin and Old Gaelic origin surname dating to before the Norman conquest of 1066.
The Old English name derives from an occupational surname for a civil guard/keeper of the watch, or alternately as a topographical surname from the word "werd" ("marsh").
The Old Gaelic surname derives from "Mac an Bhaird" ("son of the Bard"). A bard being a story teller or poet.

Had a great uncle with that name. grin

thegreylady Tue 09-Jul-13 20:17:42

Zeke
Sonny
Joel
Gideon
Rohan

These are all little boys I know-Zeke is the newest.

Winterfel Tue 09-Jul-13 20:20:43

Hector

Fulk

Oubliette0292 Tue 09-Jul-13 20:33:45

I know little boys with the following names: Dennis, Morgan, John, Robert, Edward, Seth, Magnus, Sampson, Theo, Jeremy, Adam, Gabriel, Solomon, Ewan, Matthew.

Astralabe Tue 09-Jul-13 21:11:02

We named our son Ridley .. I just love it more and more, has so much potential for each stage of his life - wriggler, wriggley, ridders, rid, riddler, ridster, riddleton...!

redrubyshoes Tue 09-Jul-13 21:16:02

I know a total nightmare called Theo. <Scream Sort of Face>

Fraser
Murray
Scott
Monty
Benedict
James (very rare these days)

PurplePidjin Tue 09-Jul-13 21:19:52

Wyatt. Wilbur. Lemuel. Raphael. Pirin.

Jude
Marco
Drayden
Carter
Jayden
Franz
Kipper

BinarySolo Tue 09-Jul-13 21:31:00

Kipper? Dogs name surely! wink

Erik
Tor
Rhett
Scott
Hollis

ginhag Tue 09-Jul-13 21:35:32

Lowen (Cornish for 'happy')

ShadowStorm Tue 09-Jul-13 21:38:16

James isn't very rare round where I live. Quite the opposite. There's 4 of them just in the toddler room at DS's nursery, and it's not a big nursery.

I know a Barnaby, Seth, Caleb, Reuben, Sebastian, Fraser.

AnneEyhtMeyer Honduras Tue 09-Jul-13 21:40:36

If you want a "unique" name in his class then you'll need to look at names from the 60s and 70s. How about Kevin, Simon, Mark, Gary etc? grin

HollyMadison Tue 09-Jul-13 21:41:34

I like Rupert.

Clargo55 Tue 09-Jul-13 21:44:26

Elias, nn Eli.

Wineandchoccy Tue 09-Jul-13 21:45:26

Finbar
Jago
Orson
Piers
Auden

eragon Tue 09-Jul-13 21:45:53

henley

Tortoise Tue 09-Jul-13 21:52:58

Phoenix

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