Boys' names for indecisive and fussy parents

(57 Posts)
Magpieblue Mon 17-Mar-14 16:41:25

Due in two days and can't think of a single boy's name I like. The only name DP has suggested is Buddy, but I'm not sure. I don't LOVE any names (I have several girls' names that I love). Want something unusual but not twattish.

The nearest name to something I love is Otto, but that's DP's brother's name, but it gives you an idea of the kind of thing I like maybe. And quite like these (but don't love):

- Jesse
- Caleb
- Spike
- Forrest

Please help! (Surname is James)

JayeAshe Mon 17-Mar-14 16:57:15

Would you like:

Ellis
Piran
Gilbert
Magnus

NightCircus Mon 17-Mar-14 16:59:06

Woody
Samson
Bay
Jared

nevergoogle Mon 17-Mar-14 16:59:34

Sol
Orson
Otis
Woodrow (Woody)

Varya Mon 17-Mar-14 17:00:30

Warwick !

Bowlersarm Mon 17-Mar-14 17:01:28

Sonny
Leo
Arlo

BikeRunSki Mon 17-Mar-14 17:01:31

Idris
Evan
Amos

Graydon or Grayson

baskingseals Mon 17-Mar-14 17:02:10

Jem

Saul

Arlo

Magpieblue Mon 17-Mar-14 17:25:39

Thanks everyone, good suggestions. Liking Woody, Bay and Grayson.

Is Buddy awful? DP is calling the bump Buddy (we don't even know if it's a boy) and I'm coming round to it, but that could be desperation and hormones.

Thewhingingdefective Mon 17-Mar-14 17:25:46

Ambrose, Bevan, Cato, Elijah, Felix, Garon

nevergoogle Mon 17-Mar-14 17:51:08

Buddy will have some people who like it and some people who don't.

Unless you go for a Sam,Ben,Tom etc where one size fits all, you won't get a name that everyone likes.

Just keep a list and see which comes out top nearer the time.

WowserBowser Mon 17-Mar-14 17:56:56

Seth
Kit
Cassius
Elias
Ezra

WowserBowser Mon 17-Mar-14 18:00:30

Rafferty
Gene

LePetitPont Mon 17-Mar-14 20:53:45

Other -o names:

Ludo
Jago
Django
Nico
Milo
Arlo (as pp have suggested!)
Ringo!

Other nature-y names:

Aspen
Sage (I love this but doesn't go with our surname that well)
Flint
Heath

Buddy... Cute for a bump but really not sure I would take an adult buddy that seriously.

Sid

alita7 Mon 17-Mar-14 21:38:17

Odin
Loki
Jase
Isaac
Ivor/ ivo/ Ivan
Storm
Silas
Toby
Quin
Vinnie
Faisal
Luker

WhoAteAllTheCremeEggs Mon 17-Mar-14 21:46:06

My son is called Buddy
If I had another boy I also like Travis, Rocco, Seth.

I had a wobble before he was born because although I loved it ever since I saw a Jamie Oliver interview and he was talking about hes son Buddy, I felt like it was a name I would have to defend and I'm well aware some people think its awful.
But no name could suit my ds better and when hes an adult there will be other adults called Teddy, Dolly, Albie, Kitty...... it blends in.

Anjou Mon 17-Mar-14 21:53:33

I think Buddy is a very sweet name, Magpie. It would be good to have it as a nn for some thing, just to give a bit of choice in the future ... is Buddy a recognised nn for anything?

From your short list, Spike is my favourite. Same as above though.

How about;
Cosmo
Diggory
Inigo
Ivo
Kit
Magnus
Nico
Pax
Quinn
Rex
Ziggy

CleverOl10 Mon 17-Mar-14 23:21:41

Surname James? Maybe not Jesse then....!

JayeAshe Tue 18-Mar-14 10:09:59

How about

Curtis
Connor
Digby
Douglas
Garth
Orville
Ozzie
Hugo
Rollo
Rupert
Royston
?
If you like Buddy, what about Holly grin

Remmy123 Tue 18-Mar-14 10:12:29

Jett is my new favourite name - i like boys names you cannot shorten

Remmy123 Tue 18-Mar-14 10:13:43

PS. I love Buddy as it is a family name of ours, however, i don�t think I would use it and my husband thought it was a little �gypsey� � i do love it though...

Remmy123 Tue 18-Mar-14 10:14:29

Jude

Wishfulmakeupping Tue 18-Mar-14 10:15:15

Not Jesse. I like Buddy if it was a nn for something?
Rocco, Rafferty and Grayson are all nice.
What about Roman, Rafe, Porter (my DP loves this name and he is very cool)

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