Boys names- arrrggggh struggling for ideas!!

(32 Posts)
AMI88 Sun 04-May-14 12:59:42

Hello all- so I am a childminder, but have looked after children up and down the country for the last 8 years, so you can imagine the amount of names I have heard, but can I decide on one for my own DC1- no!!

I like (but not love);
Teddy
Henry
Harry
William
Oscar
Arthur
Noah

My OH likes;
Wilfred
Albert
Patrick
Alfred
Henry (a little)
Michael (my late fathers name- but I'm not a fan)

We can't seem to agree at all!
My job doesn't seem to help matters as I have been put off a lot of names!
My OH has a really popular name, and he hates it, whereas I have a fairly uncommon name so I don't quite understand the desire to have something so different!

Has anyone got any genius ideas?
Thanks in advance x

CaulkheadUpNorth Sun 04-May-14 13:13:16

Joshua
Aiden
Elijah
Theodore
Benedict
Thomas
Patrick

Bowlersarm Sun 04-May-14 13:16:09

Rory
Oliver
Zachary
Bertie
Freddie
Stanley

AMI88 Sun 04-May-14 13:23:44

I do like Theodore and Bertie! And Rory- but OH has just pulled a right face!

Not a fan of Stanley, and can't have Oliver, although I do like that!

Just seen Kit on another thread- that has been bumped to the top of the list! Woohoo a name we both agree on!!

Bowlersarm Sun 04-May-14 13:36:35

Kit is a lovely name. We considered it seriously but I wanted a fuller name on the birth certificate and I didn't want Christopher.

Few more suggestions:
Toby/Tobias
Archie
Leo
Lucas
Luke
Gabriel
Asa

AMI88 Sun 04-May-14 13:41:09

Love Toby- wouldn't have tobias as it's a character from American TV show, arrested development (very funny!!)

Not a fan of the others, I look after two children with those names already!!

It will be much easier if DC1 turns out to be a girl!!

Bowlersarm Sun 04-May-14 13:42:21

What's your girls name?

CaulkheadUpNorth Sun 04-May-14 13:43:56

I know a Kitson. I don't know how common a name that is. Kit can also be short for Kester

AMI88 Sun 04-May-14 13:59:38

Hey bowlersam- almost certainly April Rose with Lottie coming in at a close second. I did also love Florence, Hattie, and Jean but there were too many family connections, it wa getting a bit political so we begrudgingly dropped those!

Kitson is growing on me as I say it over and over!!

Bowlersarm Sun 04-May-14 14:20:05

I was going to reel off some brothers once I knew your girls name but I don't know any Aprils!

Go with Kit, it's great.

Nowitscleanugobshite Sun 04-May-14 14:26:11

I know two aprils. One has Ross and Scott as brothers. The other has kurtis. (At a push you might get kit from that?)

Really, really dislike Kitson, sorry.

Like Kit as nn for Christopher.
Like Wilfred and Michael.
Love Teddy as nn for Edward. Arthur, Oscar, Noah - all nice.

Nowitscleanugobshite Sun 04-May-14 17:26:05

Kitson to me is flowery PVC handbags? I know it's spelled differently but that's what I hear-in my accent anyway? I've only ever taught a girl "Kit"-from Katherine. But have taught two "Topher"s from Christopher!!

Nowitscleanugobshite Sun 04-May-14 17:27:36

Love Arthur. Noah, Wilfred, Oscar, and Alfred from your lists.

AMI88 Sun 04-May-14 18:03:36

Hahaha yes Flowery handbags, could be worse similarities though!!!
Thanks all- you have given us some good names to think about, will let you know what we decide on!

CPtart Sun 04-May-14 18:26:04

Adam
Luke
Zachary
Marcus
Dominic
Edward
Benjamin
Evan
William
James
Lawrence
Isaac

ItsWarmerInTheSouth Sun 04-May-14 18:37:57

Louis? Jude? My two favourite names grin

AMI88 Sun 04-May-14 18:48:46

I currently look after children with those names hahaha not sure how that would go down!

Edgar
Piers

AMI88 Sun 04-May-14 21:58:01

I don't really like. Edgar or Piers- but thanks for suggestion!

Just been told by OH if it is a girl, he is going to tell everyone we named her April after the girl from teenage mutant ninja turtles?! My god men can be so infuriating hahaha

NoIamAngelaHernandez Sun 04-May-14 22:00:53

I have DT boys with 2 of the names on your like list, am pregnant with DS3 and we are using another of your likes!

Great taste in names ;)

Ikeameatballs Sun 04-May-14 22:03:37

Jonah
Nate
Edwin
Hugh
Percy
Digby
Jude
Samuel
Samson
Wilbur

dontmakemegoback Sun 04-May-14 22:04:59

Saul
Leon
Sam
Seth

AMI88 Sun 04-May-14 22:05:06

Hahaha No- I am glad you think so!! We don't know if it's boy or girl- boys names have definitely been harder to agree on!

AMI88 Sun 04-May-14 22:08:41

Love Nate, Wilbur, Percy!!

So far Kit Henry F______ is the favourite, closely followed by Arthur Michael F___

But this may well change!
It's is a girl we like April Rose (not after teenage mutant ninja turtles) and Lottie Marie.

Thank you for suggestions everyone!

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