Classic but not boring boys' names?

(32 Posts)
CheerfulYank Wed 19-Feb-14 20:50:01

I'm not pregnant, but DH and I definitely want to try for #3 within the next year. I took forever to agree on DD's name so I want a list in my head before we even try. blush (Plus I am bored.) DC are Samuel and Margaret (Sam and Maggie, mostly) and for another girl I'd love Phoebe.

Boys' names kicked around in the past: William, James, Alexander (Alec), Charles (Charlie), Thomas. I do love them all but they seem...boring? I don't know.

Suggestions?

Mrsindecision Wed 19-Feb-14 21:19:05

William, James and Thomas are great choices as they are classic names that really won't date - certainly not boring at all IMO. James is my favourite of the three.

yummymumtobe Wed 19-Feb-14 21:23:38

They are not boring. They have survived over the centuries and are classical names. Thomas is my least fave because I don't like Tom/Tommy.

HenriettaTurkey Wed 19-Feb-14 21:26:16

Classic names can have loads of great nicknames making them far less samey.

Our DS is William which can be Will, Bill, Liam, Billy etc.

I think they're great names.

Wincher Wed 19-Feb-14 21:27:01

Nicholas?

HandragsNGladbags Wed 19-Feb-14 21:28:14

I'm hoping for a William in DC3 is a DS!

How about Marcus?

CheerfulYank Wed 19-Feb-14 21:28:26

Thank you, I do love them. smile Just not sure if they're "it" IYSWIM. smile

I especially like William, James, and Thomas because (and this is rather silly) they, like my other DC's names, have an M and A in them, which are DH's and my initials.

CheerfulYank Wed 19-Feb-14 21:29:00

Not sure about James as it is FIL and BIL's name, though they are known exclusively as Jim and Jamey and I just like James.

CheerfulYank Wed 19-Feb-14 21:30:38

I do like Marcus but am going to try to stay away from names starting with M or S so that the DC can have their own initials. smile

I like Nicholas Wincher but Nick rhymes with our last name. Same reason Patrick is out sad

AndHarry Wed 19-Feb-14 21:31:56

Christopher - Kit
Ranulph - Rafe
William - Bill

Umm...

TheRedQueen Wed 19-Feb-14 21:32:51

Love William.

Robert?
Edmund?
Joseph?

Bubblegoose Wed 19-Feb-14 21:34:19

Kevin!

naffedoff Wed 19-Feb-14 21:37:13

Adam. Easy to spell and familiar but not very common. Also contains A and M which will be a bonus for you! (my DS's name of course).

Henry?

Oubliette0292 Wed 19-Feb-14 21:53:42

Adrian, Andrew, Christopher, David, Dominic, Edward, Ernest, Gregory, Hamish, Jeremy, Jonathan, Norman, Peter, Richard, Timothy.

BlueStarsAtNight Wed 19-Feb-14 21:55:50

Anthony
Jacob
Isaac
Oscar
Luke/Lucas

humblebumble Thu 20-Feb-14 03:23:36

Matthew
David
Jonathan
Simon

ApplesAndStares Thu 20-Feb-14 11:21:25

Arnold

minipie Thu 20-Feb-14 13:15:50

Nowt wrong with a very classic name. Some more ideas:

Tobias/Toby
Rory
Felix
Christopher
Benjamin
Arthur
Edwin/Edmund/Edward
Elliot

I guess your surname rules out Dominic and Frederick

Artandco Thu 20-Feb-14 13:20:58

Charles
Edward
Leonard
Lionel
Otto
Arnold

Penelope
Iris
Elsie
Dorothy/ dorothea

Conrad

AndHarry Sat 22-Feb-14 19:35:13

Howard
Hugh
Bartholomew
Timothy
Julian

BikeRunSki Sat 22-Feb-14 19:36:58

Dominic
Patrick
Nicholas

rubyflipper Sat 22-Feb-14 19:39:20

Matthew

Lawrence / Laurie

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