What are your grandfathers names?

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Sorry if this has been done to death but I'm due to give birth to DS2 in 6 weeks and I still haven't fallen in love with a name. DS is Henry so I thought I might find inspiration from this.

Mine are:

John (DS' middle name) and
Arthur (I like this and think it goes but DH isn't keen)

Iloveonionchutney Wed 01-Jan-14 15:35:52

Albert and John, not very helpful.

HoratiaDrelincourt Wed 01-Jan-14 15:39:01

William and Philip

DS2 has his g-g-father's, gfather's and g-gfather's names respectively.

DS3 has the other gfather's name, plus his uncle and great-uncle, and his other great-uncle's middle name.

DS1 has A Name We Liked, and a family surname for a middle name.

What a muddle!

Badvoc Wed 01-Jan-14 15:43:08

William and launcelot - me
Harry and Wilf - dh

lookout Wed 01-Jan-14 15:45:17

Someone said Elias, that is a great name, wish I'd known it for ds2.

My granddads were called William and Ernest. Not sure about dh's, he never met either of them and doesn't talk about them ever. I love the name William but it was poo-pooed, and Ernest is very, well, old-fashioned and what with dh being French, just a bit too British for him!

Good luck finding a name. We had such a lot of trouble with ds2, not agreeing on one at all. I went with his actual name for want of a better one but absolutely love it now, and it suits him perfectly.

elQuintoConyo Wed 01-Jan-14 15:50:04

James (Irish)
Donald (English)
Marc (French)
Victor (German)

Mix of mine and DH's.

starlightloz England Wed 01-Jan-14 19:29:02

Walter and William referred to as Bill.

missmrsmummy Wed 01-Jan-14 23:32:02

Jack and Theo - I love both names!

mrsyattering Wed 01-Jan-14 23:42:41

Mine are
Thomas & James
Dh's are
Edward & Bernard

IamMrsElf Mon 20-Jan-14 18:22:00

Mine are:
Michael and Lester

DH's are Kenneth and George.

We named DS1 (inadvertently) after my GGF Stanley.

I love traditional names. I think Arthur is fab. I knew an Arthur at school who was really nice.

William Harold

Reginald Ernest

Fabulous names!!!

DuchessofKirkcaldy Mon 20-Jan-14 18:33:09

John Mackie and George Louis
maternal great grandfathers George and Edward

Dhs grandfathers
Thomas and Joseph

girliefriend Mon 20-Jan-14 18:34:31

Alfred (Alf) and Charles

Cherriesarered Mon 20-Jan-14 18:35:20

Charles Morris

RustyBear Mon 20-Jan-14 18:39:26

Donald Bertram Scott and Arthur George

DH's were Ebenezer William and Thomas

Algorithm Mon 20-Jan-14 21:25:58

David and Bernard.
We also have a James.

catinboots Mon 20-Jan-14 21:31:10

DGFs - Denis and Frank

DF/DFil/DSFil - Cliff, Anthony and David

SadieWord Tue 21-Jan-14 18:06:17

Harold and John

LadyHarrietdeSpook Tue 21-Jan-14 21:23:22

William and Fredrick

Albert and Frank (DH)

LadyHarrietdeSpook Tue 21-Jan-14 21:27:42

Frederick / good Lord I can't spell!

LadyHarrietdeSpook Tue 21-Jan-14 21:28:46

Great grandfather was Augustus?! Does that help?!

GCD Tue 21-Jan-14 21:34:02

Alexander known as Alec (maternal)
Cosmo - used as DS name (paternal)

Jackthebodiless Tue 21-Jan-14 21:45:03

Calvin and Joseph. Love them both.

Fridayschild Tue 21-Jan-14 21:49:02

James. and erm, James.

serin Tue 21-Jan-14 21:49:28

Edward and William

tassisssss Tue 21-Jan-14 21:49:54

John and James (Jim)

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