A brother for Genevieve

(36 Posts)
ShatterResistant Tue 10-Dec-13 15:54:08

Hi everyone. So we found out it's a boy! But I can't think of any boys' names I like that meet my admittedly quite strict criteria. Basically, we have a very common, single syllable surname, so figured we could go a little bit fancy with the first names, hence Genevieve, which we love. It's recognisably a name, not crazy or naff, but not common nowadays either. So I'm looking for a similar kind of boys' name. Nothing beginning with a J sound (I don't want them all matchy-matchy) and nothing that makes me sound ridiculously posh when I'm calling them together in the park (think "Genevieve! Cosmo!")

Please help! If we can't come up with something we both like, I'm going to come under serious pressure to name the boy after my father-in-law - lovely man, awful name...

southerngirl25599 Wed 11-Dec-13 01:25:43

Elias
Leonardo (Leo)
Louis
Tobias

rockybalboa Wed 11-Dec-13 00:19:52

Barnaby.

guccigirly Wed 11-Dec-13 00:09:15

Gabe, Max or Marcus would be fabulous with your daughter's name.

IThoughtThat Wed 11-Dec-13 00:01:29

Nathaniel. Nat 'n Gen if you like a snappy NN

hoboken Tue 10-Dec-13 23:29:54

Fabian

Sylvester
Artemis
Nelson
Lyall
Halbert (Hal)

IThoughtThat Tue 10-Dec-13 23:09:44

Gabriel is a fab name.

IThoughtThat Tue 10-Dec-13 23:08:28

I have a J named child and a G named child and I have to say it is a bit awkward at times. It doesn't really matter but I still stumble over their names on occasion (and they are nearly adults)

I love the name Genevieve.

RhondaJean Tue 10-Dec-13 23:05:57

The first name that came into my mind was Monty?

IThoughtThat Tue 10-Dec-13 23:03:48

Leander
Leolan

ancientbuchanan Tue 10-Dec-13 22:25:20

Abner used in 19 th century esp in east coast US. No idea where it comes from.

Yes, top of the head. I had to go down the family route with Ds, and there are so many gorgeous names.

Gabriel v nice and goes well with Genevieve. Quite a few of both round US recently, but why not. Gabriel Francis v nice.

ShatterResistant Tue 10-Dec-13 22:05:30

Love Barnabas and Caspar. Abner- never heard that in my life. Is it some biblical thing? (And are these names just coming out of your head, ancient? If so, amazing!) But my current favourite has to be Gabriel. Great for a baby, and Gabe is a strong nickname, I think.

ancientbuchanan Tue 10-Dec-13 21:55:21

Another lot of mixed biscuits

Toby,
Ralph
Sylvester
Eli
Isaac
Caleb
Martin
Tibor
Theodore/ Theo
Giles ( ok, that dratted j)
Guy
Dugald
Donald/Donal
Hamish
Hector
Iain
Inigo
Iago
Ferdinand
Fergus
Angus
Nicholas
Hilary/Hilarion
Mungo
Ninian
Bede
Cathal
Liam
Rollo
Luke
Matthew
Marcus
Barnabas/Barney
Caspar
Balthazar
Ezra
Miles
Horace
Albert
Alfred
Thomas
Carl/Karl
Abner
Ludovic
Leo/Leon
Waldo
Vincent
Xavier
Xan

MortifiedAnyFuckerAdams Tue 10-Dec-13 21:15:14

Christopher / Kit

ChippyMinton Tue 10-Dec-13 21:12:30

Christian
Peregrine
Gabriel
Clement
Hugo

ShatterResistant Tue 10-Dec-13 21:05:09

Austin is an ex of mine- I don't think my DH would go for it!

ShatterResistant Tue 10-Dec-13 21:04:14

Ditto Sebastien, very unfortunately, because that's one of my favourites.

ShatterResistant Tue 10-Dec-13 21:03:07

Emile and Fabian are lovely, but I would worry that the combination of either with Genevieve would make us seem like we were pretending to be all continental, which we're not... I am v difficult, I know...

ViviDeHohohoVoir Tue 10-Dec-13 21:03:05

I love Genevieve and my choice for boy's name to go with it would be Sebastien (with an 'e')

KeziaK Tue 10-Dec-13 21:02:07

Samson

Bowlersarm Tue 10-Dec-13 21:01:07

Tobias
Austin
Matthew
Silas
Rory
Augustus

FunnysInLaJardin Tue 10-Dec-13 20:59:34

oh Emile is nice. DS1 has a friend called Emile with brothers Miles and Oliver

IsabellaRockerfeller Tue 10-Dec-13 20:57:29

Rafferty not Raafferty!!

IsabellaRockerfeller Tue 10-Dec-13 20:57:03

Genevieve and:

Henry
Frederick/Freddie
Max
Emil
Elijah/Eli
Raafferty

FunnysInLaJardin Tue 10-Dec-13 20:55:52

the Genevieve I know has a 4yo brother called Toby. I have a Fabian and would have loved to use Toby but DH's old dog was called that! Also Raphael nn Rafe

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