Thought we'd have a Lara Or Juno but turns out its a BOY! Suggestions needed...

(104 Posts)
daughterofafarmer Wed 04-Sep-13 16:19:25

Just found out we are having a BOY {eekkk} really thought it would be another girl.

DH and I can't agree at all on boys names. DH likes James, I like Toby. We need a compromise, can you help?

mrsyattering Thu 05-Sep-13 15:52:37

I immediately thought Jude.

daughterofafarmer Thu 05-Sep-13 16:46:08

Jude is a flat no.

FingersCrossedLegsNot Thu 05-Sep-13 17:19:13

Jonah
Josiah

MortifiedAdams Thu 05-Sep-13 17:43:10

If your only complaint about James is the popularity then James it should be.

How many baby James' do you know? Have you ever actually heard James being shouted in the playground?

emmelinelucas Thu 05-Sep-13 17:49:47

Hugo ?

emmelinelucas Thu 05-Sep-13 17:50:41

Just thoght... Miles ?

nightcircus Thu 05-Sep-13 19:20:23

Joseph
Elliot
Isaac
Ben
Max
Felix
Rafe
Tobias

acrabadabra Thu 05-Sep-13 19:27:29

What about Carston?
Michael has lots of nn. Was on my list for dd and if she'd been ds2 would've been Mikey but Michael for best.

Britchic Thu 05-Sep-13 19:57:41

I second Hugo

girliefriend Thu 05-Sep-13 20:03:28

James is a good, solid, will never date or embarrass anyone name so agree with above post of your only objection in its popular I would go for it (for what its worth I haven't come across any james ever and am sure there has never been one in any of dds classes - now in yr 3)

Unless your dh is called James himself i would go for that grin

SunnyIntervals Thu 05-Sep-13 20:05:31

Laurie

PuzzledBear Thu 05-Sep-13 20:06:07

Inigo?

Rowanred Thu 05-Sep-13 20:06:08

Robin, Rufus, Rupert, Raphael(nn raffy?),

Or Cassius or Caspar?

Percy
Lawrence
Otto
Monty
Quentin
Ralph
Jeremy
Seamus

Louis
Daniel
Luca

LaTrucha Thu 05-Sep-13 20:20:21

Nicholas
Andrew / nn Drew
Daniel

daughterofafarmer Thu 05-Sep-13 20:52:46

girl and * mortified* You raise excellent points, incredibly valid. Noted. Great friend has a James, he's only 10 wks or so. However they live overseas so unlikely we'll see them that much over the next few years.
Jamie day to day?

Hmm responses from DH: Nicholas, Daniel, Lawrence.

Flat no: Andrew, Ralph, Luca, Rafe, Max, Joseph (in fact anything Josh or Jake is no) Robin, Rufus, Cassius

Already used by family or very close friends: Monty, Otto, Louis, James, Caspar, Hugo inc Hugh.

DD is a 'H' so keen not to repeat. Saying that I do like Hamish I am Scottish

Thank you for the suggestions.

daughterofafarmer Thu 05-Sep-13 20:54:48

George is a no too. As he doesn't like it.

Hamish is the gaelic equivalent of James is it not?

Try a more Scottish theme then:
Duncan
Douglas
Magnus
Lorne
Ross
Angus
Findlay
Fergus
Torin
Innes
Stewart
Scott
Callum

MortifiedAdams Thu 05-Sep-13 20:59:00

Jimmy day to day. Vair cool.

MortifiedAdams Thu 05-Sep-13 20:59:43

Although in our house hed get Jim Jameramalam. We always seem to lengthen names blush

daughterofafarmer Thu 05-Sep-13 21:05:23

Yes it is so but we live in SW England, so not really popular. And it's about the only Scottish name DH can pronounce grin Lachlan is hysterical, he just can't get it.

Duncan is my ex. Douglas and Fergus are no's. Love Magnus but's never going to happen. can't use Findlay as it doesn't go with our surname. Sister has a Angus. Rest are no's!

daughterofafarmer Thu 05-Sep-13 21:05:36

What about Fraser?

Clargo55 Thu 05-Sep-13 21:06:06

Daniel is lovely. How about Nathaniel? Nn Nate?

Jonathan
Anthony
Frederick
Bruce
Donald
Edgar
Edward
Alastair

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