boys names - beginning of what be a long journey as we have polar opposite opinions!

(23 Posts)
jaykay987 Thu 14-Nov-13 19:09:20

DH and I have very different styles of names we like.

DH is very traditional and likes names of our generation.
I like strong sounding names - typically one syllable (though this is not a requirement).

His current list includes:
George 
Jamie 
Daniel 
Thomas
Edward
Jensen 
Jack 
Harry 
Christopher 

My favourites include:
Grey
Reid
Harris
Eric
Rory
all of which have been rejected by DH! smile I would prefer a name outside top 20 of possible.

Our current (uninspiring) joint shortlist includes (and yes I know lots of these are popular or are likely to be):
Alex
George
Edward
Jack

Any ideas of classic names, that sound strong, but aren't super popular?

Thanks!

SatinSandals Thu 14-Nov-13 19:19:46

Jonathan
David
Nicholas
Michael
Richard
Matthew
William
Stephen

CountingStars Thu 14-Nov-13 19:20:19

If he likes Harry and you like Harris, what about Harrison? Kind of a combination/can be shortened to either?

jaykay987 Thu 14-Nov-13 19:44:18

Thanks. I like Harrison and Nicholas. Unfortunately DH has vetoed - Harrison Ford and sounds like Christmas??!

Along the right lines though. Thanks

basgetti Thu 14-Nov-13 19:49:03

Edward isn't in the top 20. It is my fave but I might be biased as I have one, known as Eddie. We have never come across another Edward at school or nursery so I don't think it is that common.

I like Edward.

How about Bram? Bramwell? Or as nn for Abraham?

BikeRunSki Thu 14-Nov-13 19:57:03

Amos
Seth
Ambrose
Ethan
Kieran
Zack
Adam
Evan
Eben
Noah
Jonah

BikeRunSki Thu 14-Nov-13 19:58:01

Dominic
Niall
Harvey
Anders

celestialsquirrels Thu 14-Nov-13 19:59:00

Miles
Giles
Ned
John (due for a comeback I think)

Miles is tip top go for that.

onlysettleforbutterflies Thu 14-Nov-13 20:03:15

Sebastian, harvey, Jonathan, mark, david, jackson.

lljkk Thu 14-Nov-13 20:06:31

Michael, John, Ian, Seth, Stephen, Zane, Shane.
Bet you both like something on this list.

basgetti Thu 14-Nov-13 20:09:05

I like Drew, Finn and Heath from llijk's link.

jaykay987 Thu 14-Nov-13 21:37:17

thanks everyone.

I like Eddie and so Edward fits dh and my likes! But I was a hit worried about Twilight connections. Should I ignore this or is it valid?

I'll look at that link how. Thanks

jaykay987 Thu 14-Nov-13 21:43:00

that list is amazing! nearly my whole list on on there! but DH vetod all of those! I'll have to try and present this list in a less direct way and see if he's forgotten he dislikes some of my favourites! :-)

LadyDowagerHatt Fri 15-Nov-13 02:10:19

Edward is a good name, nn could also be Ted (very cute). Or William nn Billy? Just thinking classic name with more unusual nickname could be the way to go here?

I also like Elliot and Charlie.

lljkk Fri 15-Nov-13 09:31:57

I wouldn't worry about Twilight connections.

Littlecherublegs Fri 15-Nov-13 12:25:40

Nathan / Nathaniel
Leon / Leo
Hayden / Aidan
Christian / Christopher
Zac / Zachary
Joseph
Jacob
Anthony
Benedict / Benjamin
Theo / Theodore

Edgar/Eddie/Ned/Ted
Gregory/Gregor/Greg
Charles/Charlie

Shoutymomma Fri 15-Nov-13 23:13:15

How on earth did the name Jensen end up of your husband's list??

ThreeTomatoes Sat 16-Nov-13 11:25:32

Owen?

jaykay987 Sat 16-Nov-13 13:45:06

No idea shout but Im not arguing on it grinIve decided he is just illogical! smile

flatmum Sat 16-Nov-13 13:48:20

she who squeezes it out names it in my book! He'll get used to whatever you decide smile

I quite like Jensen ...

itscockyfoxagain Sat 16-Nov-13 13:55:53

Both DS and DHs names are on that list.
I love Eric, it was vetoed by DH.
I know of a little Edward known as Ted, I think that is a lovely name too.

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