I've fallen in love with an entirely unsuitable name. Any alternative suggestions?

(33 Posts)
Antidote Tue 13-Aug-13 10:47:39

The name is Gwilam. It is unsuitable because it is basically the Cornish version on DH's name & too similar.

If DC2 is a girl she'll probably be Isolda, or Cynthia.

But I am totally stuck for boys. Maybe Sampson, and DH likes Ulysses (no no no).

Inclusionist Tue 13-Aug-13 10:51:30

Tristan?

I don't think it being similar to your DH's name matters. In fact I think it's quite nice?

Antidote Tue 13-Aug-13 11:00:34

I like Tristan. Slightly but off by the meaning.

I shall run gwilam past DH, but I'm not optimistic.

Inclusionist Tue 13-Aug-13 11:09:22

Jago
Ruan
Gorron
Austell

Going with the Cornish thing- don@t know if you were particularly after Cornish??

Antidote Tue 13-Aug-13 11:30:59

I think it is the Cornish / Celtic angle I'm liking.

Ruan is great!

VanitasVanitatum Tue 13-Aug-13 11:47:12

I love Gwilam <unhelpful>

I also love Jago

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Tue 13-Aug-13 11:48:59

I don't know about how Cornish it is but being a Poldark fan shall offer up
Drake.

paperclipsarebetterthanstaples Tue 13-Aug-13 11:49:42

Gillan? I once taught a boy with that name and loved it - buy my DH's surname is too similar to it sad

BrieMonster Tue 13-Aug-13 14:24:52

Sampson is cool!

Thumbwitch Tue 13-Aug-13 14:26:01

Gawain?

Cherrypi Tue 13-Aug-13 14:29:32

Ooh I quite like Gwilam. Is it pronounced as you would expect? How about Quinlan?

Helspopje Netherlands Tue 13-Aug-13 14:31:52

caradoc?

Thumbwitch Tue 13-Aug-13 14:53:34

Carwyn - it's more Welsh but I've always quite liked it.

UnevenTan Tue 13-Aug-13 14:55:47

Elwen

Gwilam is lovely, not so keen on Jago (a bit too close to Iago for me)

QueenofallIsee Tue 13-Aug-13 14:59:07

Ulysses!??! thank goodness you are a voice of reason OP!

formicadinosaur Tue 13-Aug-13 15:14:40

Silas
Simeon
Wilf
Solomon

MoonHare Tue 13-Aug-13 16:30:23

Petroc
Wyatt
Joby
Anselm
Griffin
Ossian
Taliesin
Hereward
Niall

Antidote Tue 13-Aug-13 16:49:02

These are great, thank you. Niall / Neil would be right at the top of the list if it wasn't completely hopeless with our surname.

Caip Tue 13-Aug-13 18:44:20

Love Petroc

booksandchoc Tue 13-Aug-13 18:53:42

What's wrong with it being too similar? Dd is named a female version of DHs name.

NurseRatchet Tue 13-Aug-13 18:53:57

Geraint?

sparrowfart Tue 13-Aug-13 19:02:08

Gwion?

Tyrion

AlfalfaMum Tue 13-Aug-13 19:53:20

Can I offer you my favourite Irish boys' names? I never got to use any of them (three girls, all lovely, but no use for boy names smile)

Ronan
Killian/Cillian
Lorcan
Colm
Darragh
Senan
Cormac
Daithi (pronounced Dohee)
Ailbe (pronounced Alby)
Fergal

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