Help me find a boys name...

(515 Posts)
Juno77 Fri 17-Jan-14 10:15:49

I am going to be really fussy, dismissive for ridiculous reasons and probably sound like an arse on this thread. But I am really stuck. We've had a girls name set for a few months and I am still happy with it. But the boys name.. we keep going off them.

I need help.

I don't want anything common, in both senses of the word.

Our list thus far has been:
Jackson
Deacon
Brodie
Caleb

And I liked them all at first, and now I hate them. I think they sound chavvy. I have a DS with a top 10 name and thankfully he goes by a lesser used NN anyway, but still, I don't want to repeat that. He's one of 4 in his year.

HELP!

brokenhearted55a Fri 17-Jan-14 10:18:39

I dont like your choices sorry.

If you want a nice name go with a classic. There wont be many in his class and they are timeless.

Robert (lots of nn potential: Rob, Bobby, Bertie)
Edward
Peter
Adam
David
William
John
Andrew
James

etc etc

Juno77 Fri 17-Jan-14 10:20:35

Well I don't like them anymore either so don't apologise!

I don't like plain, classic names like your list.

I want something that isn't common. I want something unusual but not invented.

Secretlypregnant Fri 17-Jan-14 10:30:35

Oakley
Gilbert
Ivan
Fletcher
Zachary

fs2013 Fri 17-Jan-14 10:31:14

Here's a few

Zebedee
Lucian
Cole
Nate
Morgan
Jimi
Jenson
Ryder
Rhys
Miles
Theo

RoseHoney Fri 17-Jan-14 10:33:01

I'm going to out myself now but here goes....

Jude
Luca
Flynn
Quinn
Ezra
Max
Theo
Felix

Hayden
Crispin
Miles
Keir
Ross
Blair
Nico
Gregor
Guy
Alastair

Spookey80 Fri 17-Jan-14 10:36:44

I am pg and need a boys name too. I love the name Thaddeus ( nn Tad) but am unable to use it, maybe you would like that?
I also like beau, but dh has vetoed.

Cormac
Giles
Hal
Jonah
Michael
Nigel
Patrick
Toby
Edgar

InfiniteJest Fri 17-Jan-14 10:53:55

Orson
Gideon
Raphael
Joaquin
Django

TeaAndFag Fri 17-Jan-14 10:56:20

Harley, Devon, Cailen, Cody, Lucas

brokenhearted55a Fri 17-Jan-14 11:41:14

Ummm ok

Diggory

Have a friend with that name and ive never met another.

ApplesAndStares Fri 17-Jan-14 12:07:56

Lennox

Juno77 Fri 17-Jan-14 12:15:24

Well, most of these I find awful (sorry - just not to my taste) and some are hilarious (Zebedee? Django? grin) and some are nice but I can't use for various reasons (relatives of same name, etc)

I like Cailin. Might get shortened to Cale.

dobedobedo Fri 17-Jan-14 12:19:25

Rory
Luke
Luca
Jude
Jesse
Ashton
Seth
Brock
Jonah

I like those names. One of which is my ds and another of which is probably going to be new ds when he's born!

Juno77 Fri 17-Jan-14 12:23:08

I love Jesse but we live in Scotland.. Probably not a good idea!

Don't like the rest blush sorry

Juno77 Fri 17-Jan-14 12:23:41

Should say - I do actually like some but they are taken by family members or close friends.

AnAdventureInCakeAndWine Fri 17-Jan-14 12:24:07

Which ones do you think are nice but you can't use? It will give us a better idea of what we're looking for.

ChaffinchOfDoom Fri 17-Jan-14 12:25:34

Corbin
Dexter
Linus
Lennox
Cassion

AnAdventureInCakeAndWine Fri 17-Jan-14 12:28:06

So far I notice that everything you like or have liked is two syllables with the stress on the first syllable. That only narrows down the list of potential names slightly, but it's a start, perhaps?

Just as well you came back there OP as I was thinking that having a "common" name might be the least of his problems grin

If you are in Scotland, then how about:

Torin
Lorne
Cairn
Moray
Innes
Harris
Euan
Lyall
Craig

AnAdventureInCakeAndWine Fri 17-Jan-14 12:29:20

Lorcan ?

Fraser
Nairn
Tiernan
Neil

Actually when i re-read your original list, I think Brodie stands out as not schemey to me when it is removed from the rest of the list, especially when not next to Deacon - It makes me think not of the person Deacon Brodie, but the pub of that name smile

dobedobedo Fri 17-Jan-14 12:38:04

I love Brochan - it's scottish.

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