If I like Owen what else might work?

(51 Posts)
argylesocks Wed 18-Dec-13 06:10:04

We have months still to find a name but I'm just getting frustrated because I can't find anything we both like. Girls names we're better about but no shortlist yet.

Owen is the only boys name we so far both like but I'm not completely convinced because I think it sounds strange with our surname.

And I'd just like some more options!

We like short, unfussy names. He likes Ethan and pretty much anything Irish except Liam, which I like.

Help please! Build us a shortlist!

LizzieVereker Wed 18-Dec-13 06:12:03

Evan?

NickNacks Wed 18-Dec-13 06:20:41

Louis
Mason
Niall

BikeRunSki Wed 18-Dec-13 06:23:03

Euan
Sean

GrandOldDukeOfBabies Wed 18-Dec-13 06:25:27

Aiden

TobyLerone Wed 18-Dec-13 06:32:44

Rory.

LineRunner Wed 18-Dec-13 06:36:19

Lyndon
Ryan
Aaron
Simon
Finn

Spychic Wed 18-Dec-13 06:40:10

Is it the O in Owen you like? Or more the overall feel of the name?

There's Oren, Orson, Norman...
Morgan
Madog
Connor
Goran

BikeRunSki Wed 18-Dec-13 06:47:32

Otto
Levi
Eben
Amos

smother Wed 18-Dec-13 09:15:26

Edward
Edwin

hawkmcqueen Wed 18-Dec-13 11:07:58

Ronan
Oran
Conrad
Aaron

BuntyPenfold Wed 18-Dec-13 12:20:54

Arlo

NigellasDealer Wed 18-Dec-13 12:22:01

Ieuan

wigglesrock Wed 18-Dec-13 12:49:51

Odhran/ Orin
Shay
Declan
Dara
Cillian
Lorcan
Emmett
Oisin

sonlypuppyfat Wed 18-Dec-13 12:51:45

Ieuan is the best, proper mans name.

Arudonto Wed 18-Dec-13 13:12:12

eamon
ned
sean
conor
rory
kieran
oran
tadhg
matt
dara
declan
shay
rohan
john
brendan

ToffeeJungle Wed 18-Dec-13 17:37:08

Rhys
Joel
Ellis
Marcus
Leon
Nathan
Leo
Zac
Drew

argylesocks Wed 18-Dec-13 18:52:49

Thanks everyone. Some nice options here but nothing is grabbing me.

sonlypuppyfat how do you pronounce Ieuan?

argylesocks Wed 18-Dec-13 18:56:51

I like Owen because it's simple, not too popular and pronounceable in many languages. I like it but not in love. DH is Irish but I'm not so I'm wary of picking a very Irish name unless I love it.

Feels a bit hopeless... This baby better be a girl!

JollyGolightly Wed 18-Dec-13 19:01:15

Rhys, Wynn, Wystan if you like the Welshness of it.

Or similar style/feel of name; Liam, Roan, Rowan, Joel, Adam, Orin/Oren.

Brendan
Adam
Daniel
Conrad
Justin

BumpNGrind Thu 19-Dec-13 13:26:21

Ieuan is pronounced yai-an

Bowlersarm Thu 19-Dec-13 13:30:36

Austin

pinkpiggy Thu 19-Dec-13 13:30:42

Toby, Olly, Rowan, Rory, Leon

JustAnotherChristmasBauble Thu 19-Dec-13 13:39:14

What girls names do you like?

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