Long short list help please (DS)

(32 Posts)
CarryOnDancing Sat 26-Oct-13 22:21:25

We have a short list of sorts and would like some opinions please. What do you think of any of these and what's your favourite?
We don't want anything too popular but also don't want him to feel embarrassed if he doesn't share our taste!

Alvin
Felix
Baxter
Robin
Julius nn Jules
Irwin
Irvin
Lance
Arnold
Alexander but nn Lex not Alex or Xander

IronWoman Sat 26-Oct-13 22:42:01

Hi CarryOn, personally i absolutely love Felix, Baxter and Robin. Lance is nice too. It's hard to find names - we gave my son a v unusual name but find he is always the child most known in every school he's been to. That said, i still love it and he really suits it.

I'm sure you will know which name 'suits' him when you meet him for the first time.

happy2help Sat 26-Oct-13 22:44:01

Lance makes me think of lancing a boil and actually makes me feel queasy - sorry!

Robin is quite nice for a girl but for a boy makes me think of green tights (not a good look!)

Alvin - chipmunks - I can't see how that association is good!

Baxter - soup!

Felix - cat!

I feel silly...I think I've just worked out that this is a wind up!

happy2help Sat 26-Oct-13 22:45:20

It's a good wind up, to be fair. You had me there for a minute, OP! blush wink

Wishfulmakeupping Sat 26-Oct-13 22:45:50

Really like Baxter not heard that before its quite fab smile
Please not lance awful awful name

happy2help Sat 26-Oct-13 22:45:56

Just for the record I do like Julius, though!

hatebeak Sat 26-Oct-13 22:46:11

I really like Robin and Felix, but I appreciate they might become reasonably popular. Dislike Lance - think of US boy bands and disgraced cyclists - and don't think you can dictate nicknames, so Alexander would be a solid enough choice as long as you didn't mind other people calling him Alex or Xander. Baxter's a bit faddy, Alvin is Stardust/chipmunks. Irwin makes me think of Erwin Rommel. Prefer Julian to Julius. Arnold is quite sweet. How about Edwin?

happy2help Sat 26-Oct-13 22:50:00

Oh shit, sorry OP - perhaps it wasn't. Very sorry x blush thanks

happy2help Sat 26-Oct-13 22:51:39

Alexander is also lovely (back-peddling, frantically). I'm off to jump in the whole I've just dug for myself!

Littlecherublegs Sat 26-Oct-13 22:54:55

Favourite is Alexander though not keen on Lex.
Felix is ok.
Don't like the others esp Lance & Robin - both seem wet to me.

CarryOnDancing Sat 26-Oct-13 23:09:46

Hahahaha, it's not a joke but I'm not easily offended grin I wanted honesty!

Well you've helped us reduce the list slightly as now you've said about lancing a boil, I can't cope with Lance so it's officially removed.
I actually much prefer Laurence but DH says no...because a guy who happened to be called Laurence stole his cheese out of the fridge at work. So now he's emotionally scared by the name because he had nothing to too his pasta! angry

Any more opinions on the names I actually like hmm ? Well actually Irwin is DH's choice and he's gunning for Julius. I would only use the nn Jules I think.

Lubiloo Sun 27-Oct-13 07:14:36

Love Julius and know a lovely 10 year old! Great name - classic, cool and not overused!

Felix
Julius
Alexander

All nice smile

I think Alexander is my favourite, but Julius is a close second and if I were looking for a less common name, it would pip Alexander.

fussychica Sun 27-Oct-13 18:55:37

Alexander is the only one for me from your list sorry OP.

CarryOnDancing Mon 28-Oct-13 23:14:41

No need to apologise fussychica-it's one way of helping me whittle down the list!
I really really do love Alexander but the popularity puts me off massively. Alex makes me think of a small person (in stature) so I don't like it as a nn. Whereas the full Alexander seems handsome and masculine?!
I like that it's a classic name, but Xander fits the current trend and the option of Lex gives it a less popular edge.

I'm quite surprised at the positivity towards Julius. I wish I could love it as much as DH as it would be job done! I really hope he looks like one, to solve the arguments!

I don't even know what I like anymore! Any other suggestions welcome!!

HaveIGot Tue 29-Oct-13 00:03:39

Alvin ....no because I think of chipmunks sad
Felix... Just about ok but I think of the cat
Baxter.... No because I think of soup sad
Robin.... Just about ok
Julius nn Jules.... Ok
Irwin ..... No because I think Steve Irwin
Irvin ... No because it sounds odd
Lance... Ok
Arnold... No because i think of Schwarzenegger
Alexander but nn Lex not Alex or Xander .. Nice but very popular

Sorry, I have been a bit negative. blush. I am a great believer in you choosing whatever name you and your DH like best.
I purposely haven't read the thread.

HaveIGot Tue 29-Oct-13 00:04:49

What about Julian as an alternative to Julius?

roweeena Tue 29-Oct-13 03:15:13

I like Arnold

noodlebum Tue 29-Oct-13 15:05:30

I like them all well enough, except for Alvin, Lance, Irwin and Irvin.

My favourites from the list are Arnold, Felix & Robin.

bundaberg Tue 29-Oct-13 15:07:52

Robin is my favourite

Mim78 Tue 29-Oct-13 15:38:43

The only one of the above I like is Alexander. But I think I like more traditional names than you do!

fussychica Tue 29-Oct-13 18:12:54

I loved Alexander too but liked Adam more as I thought the former would be shortened. I'm a traditionalist toogrin

Bowlersarm Tue 29-Oct-13 18:15:33

I like Felix Robin and Alexander nn Lex

TheNunsOfGavarone Tue 29-Oct-13 18:43:16

The only ones I like are Julius and Alexander.

Love Robin. Don't like any of the others, sorry.

Love Laurence. I don't like Julius but I do like Julian.

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