Honestly...we don't like ANYTHING (boys name)

(73 Posts)
Inapickle123 Mon 09-Dec-13 08:47:21

Well, we've got 5 weeks to go and DH and I are still unable to agree on a dreaded boy's name. We had a shortlist for girl's in about twenty minutes...hnow can it be this hard?

There is very little overlap in the names we individually like. I like sensible, strong names (with the occasional odd one thrown in for good measure), DH likes the quirky ones and clearly imagines our child to be going down the path of rock and roll stardom. I, on the other hand, don't think a child will thank me for calling it Castro when he walks into a meeting at work 25 years from now.

My list:
Elliott
Gus
Toby
Ryan (but less so as our surname beings with an R and I'm not sure where people stand on alliteration!)
Evan

DH list
Hunter
Castro
Eli
Patrick (curve ball - but not a fan)

Help! Seriously, help us! Every time we try and discuss this we give up as we're so "stuck" on the names we already have in our heads.

The only criteria we agree on is that the name should be instantly pronouncable by sight.

leonardofquirm Mon 09-Dec-13 08:52:41

Elliott and call him Eli. grin

I had Elliott on my list for a potential DS and also had Miles, Murray and Nathan and some others I've forgotten.

I do find boys names really hard.

happyfrogger Mon 09-Dec-13 08:56:03

Don't worry! We had EXACTLY the same problem. The day before we finally settled on a name but we both felt sad knowing it wasn't and awesome name and it was just 'ok'. When he came out, we picked another name and it stuck - 3 months on its perfect and we can't imagine a more perfect boys name! You may surprise yourselves at the last minute.

leonardofquirm Mon 09-Dec-13 08:56:34

Also quite like Evan, missed that when I read your post.smile

leonardofquirm Mon 09-Dec-13 08:56:52

Also quite like Evan, missed that when I read your post.smile

AnythingNotEverything Mon 09-Dec-13 09:00:34

Oh I LOVE Evan! DD was going to be Evan but we've got it saved for next time.

If you like Evan and he likes rock star ... How about Jude or Reuben?

whatagreatname Mon 09-Dec-13 09:06:56

Like Evan and Patrick from your lists

How about
Jude
Rowan
Sonny

MILLYMOLLYMANDYMAX Mon 09-Dec-13 09:14:41

Ds was called Pickles when I was pregnant and the name stuck. We were nearly running out of time before we both agreed on his names. Then when we went to register his birth the registrar told us we couldn't have one of his middle names. Cue dp holding his head in his hands and silently weeping whilst I had an argument with the registrar.

Anjou Mon 09-Dec-13 09:47:37

I second Elliot with nn Eli, as you've then both got your way.

Evan is a great name. Would changing it slightly to Ivan, Ivar (pronounced ee-var) or Ivo appeal to your DH more?

Other thoughts are;
Elijah
Ephraim
Ezra
Casper
Milo
Gabriel
Linus

Anjou Mon 09-Dec-13 09:47:39

I second Elliot with nn Eli, as you've then both got your way.

Evan is a great name. Would changing it slightly to Ivan, Ivar (pronounced ee-var) or Ivo appeal to your DH more?

Other thoughts are;
Elijah
Ephraim
Ezra
Casper
Milo
Gabriel
Linus

Anjou Mon 09-Dec-13 09:48:11

Doh! Double post.

Timetoask Mon 09-Dec-13 09:51:00

I love Gus.

Nataleejah Mon 09-Dec-13 09:58:12

Eli, Elliot, or Gus

Castro would be a disaster

starsandunicorns Mon 09-Dec-13 10:01:38

I like patrick but with irish spelling

I love dylan

starsandunicorns Mon 09-Dec-13 10:01:43

I like patrick but with irish spelling

I love dylan

starsandunicorns Mon 09-Dec-13 10:01:47

I like patrick but with irish spelling

I love dylan

starsandunicorns Mon 09-Dec-13 10:02:00

I like patrick but with irish spelling

I love dylan

starsandunicorns Mon 09-Dec-13 10:02:54

Sorry wifi sig gone daft

Theonlyoneiknow Mon 09-Dec-13 10:40:00

What about either Angus or Fergus with the nn Gus?

celestialsquirrels Mon 09-Dec-13 10:41:36

Miles

Good solid name, not much used, if he complains it isn't cool enough quote Miles Davis at him and he will have to shut up.

Bowlersarm Mon 09-Dec-13 10:42:02

Or Augustus, which is a bit more quirky, with the nn Gus?

absentmindeddooooodles Mon 09-Dec-13 10:42:44

How about:
Reuben
Alexander
Jude
Jesse
Seth
Sonny
Sebastian

IComeFromALandDownUnder Mon 09-Dec-13 10:47:25

Sean
Ralph
Louis

Kantha Mon 09-Dec-13 10:49:49

I like Gus, Toby and Patrick from your list.

In terms of names which you both might like what about:

Harrison
Lucas
Bruno
Fraser
Louis
Theo

JimmieBimmie Mon 09-Dec-13 11:19:43

Kester

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