Suggestions for "Grandad" style name?

(73 Posts)
CheshireDing Sat 07-Sep-13 06:24:25

DC2 is due at the beginning of December.

If it's a girl she will probably be Mary Harriet, if it's a boy we are currently stuck !

We already have a Poppy Arabella and absolutely love Arthur but it sounds stupid with our surname.

I am trying to persuade DH on Walter but he is wavering to and from it.

I like Ted as a nn but Edward is just okay.

sonlypuppyfat Sat 07-Sep-13 08:09:50

David and Peter are lovely I don't really understand the old man thing

PinkGlove Sat 07-Sep-13 08:09:57

My Grandads were George and Joseph?

Billwoody Sat 07-Sep-13 08:12:24

Cyril
The name of my lovely grandad
Sounds quite French when you think about it

TheFowlAndThePussycat Sat 07-Sep-13 08:15:53

My grandad is Horace! But everyone calls him Ken grin

DH's grandad is Douglas.

ZingWantsCake Sat 07-Sep-13 08:16:31

DH's Grandads were Douglad and Gordon - both English
mine Janos (John) and Laszlo (Leslie?) - both Hungarian

out of the hundreds of kids we know only one is called John (he is 14).

Gumps Sat 07-Sep-13 08:25:35

Next doors little boy is called Wilbur which I think is very cute.
I also heard Patrick shortened to Patch which I likedtoo.

BlissfullyIgnorant Sat 07-Sep-13 08:39:12

Algernon..
I know an Algy and he's cool
Plus, iPad corrects Algernon to Lager on. Sounds fine!

ThwartedbyMum Sat 07-Sep-13 08:42:02

How about Howard?

PipkinsPal Sat 07-Sep-13 08:46:25

My Grampa was Sydney Horatio (born exactly 100 years after the Battle of Trafalgar) and my other one who died years before I was born was David Henry.

bouncysmiley Sat 07-Sep-13 08:46:48

Isaac, Ezra, Franklin?

forevergreek Sat 07-Sep-13 08:47:03

Lionel
Leonard
Franklin
Otto
Michael
John
Victor
Laurence

ZingWantsCake Sat 07-Sep-13 08:48:06

bouncy my 3-year old is Isaac! I#ll call him Gramps today! grin

Alfred

Hubert
Wilbur
Wilfred
Clement
Claude
Percy

this list might help...

MrsMaryCooper Sat 07-Sep-13 08:51:49

Roderick
Bruce
Donald
Cecil
Alexander

COCKadoodledooo Sat 07-Sep-13 09:20:03

Bernard.

Theodore can be Ted also.

Writerwannabe83 Sat 07-Sep-13 09:28:57

My grandads are called Patrick and Clifford smile

Patrick could be nice???

MadameJosephine Sat 07-Sep-13 09:33:41

My grandads and their siblings were

James
Robert
William
Edward
Sidney
Walter
Charles
Thomas
Franklin

I also love Edison, Darwin and nathaniel (nn Nate)

Writerwannabe83 Sat 07-Sep-13 09:41:41

I rally like the name Robert smile

insanityscratching Sat 07-Sep-13 09:50:57

Ds1's friend has just named her baby Seth, I think it's lovely.

I love Edward so much choice too fir full name/nn it's dc3's middle name. His first name I LOVE though I do get strong reactions to it's Hamish proper full on grandad name grin

nosleeptilever Sat 07-Sep-13 11:14:23

my grandpas we're Cecil and Ralph. very old school!

frostymomma Sat 07-Sep-13 11:35:08

Geoffrey

Betty3boys Sat 07-Sep-13 13:42:27

I love older generation names!
We have three boys all named after our grandparents; eldest middle name is Arthur.
Second son's first name is Alfred (Gets called Alfie, Fred and Ted)
Our youngest is Sidney (Sid)
Currently expecting number four and if it's another boy he will be Stanley after hubby's other grandad.
The 1911 census is currently free to view on some websites and is full of some fantastic inspiration for grandparent names smile

Shapechanger Sat 07-Sep-13 14:41:34

Wilfred, Ernest, Cecil, Cedric Ugh.

And Walter? Appalling and weedy. I feel your dh's pain.

Why do you want a stodgy old grandad name associated with pipe and slippers? I don't have a DS but I would want something that could at least be associated with some dynamism and masculinity.

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