Old fashioned boys names not in top 100

(52 Posts)
Missteacake Mon 09-Jun-14 17:44:08

I really love old fashioned names such as

Arthur
Alfred
Albert
Henry
Edward

But want something not overly popular it has to be a name that you could have used 100 years ago but these names seem to be popular at the moment. Any ideas?

Toadsrevisited Mon 09-Jun-14 17:55:08

Percival
Wilfred
Herbert
Stanley
Austin
Rupert

HilariousInHindsight Mon 09-Jun-14 17:57:51

Stuart
Arnold
Reginald
Frederick
Theodore
Victor

Missteacake Mon 09-Jun-14 17:58:57

I know a Stanley and an Austin both babies the others are great though rupert is on my list not sure if it's too rupert bear though???

littlegreengloworm Mon 09-Jun-14 18:00:00

I know a little stan, lovely name

What about

Dominic
Vincent
Brendan
Martin
Percy

littlegreengloworm Mon 09-Jun-14 18:00:40

Ronald

CaulkheadUpNorth Mon 09-Jun-14 18:03:48

Toby/Tobias
Richard
Daniel
Elijah
Abraham
Isaac
Josiah
Walter
Bartholomew
Gabriel
Andrew
Titus

Missteacake Mon 09-Jun-14 18:04:04

Percy is good hadn't thought of that and I don't know any.

FiveExclamations Mon 09-Jun-14 18:18:14

Dominic
Francis
Jerome
Ferdinand
Gerald
Tristran

Kantha Mon 09-Jun-14 18:25:18

Nothing wrong with being "too Rupert bear" grin. I love Rupert (the bear and the name).

Some of these might be just inside the top 100 but you won't find too many children called these names, although someone is bound to come along and disagree.

Andrew
Robert
Christopher
Richard
Peter
Lance
Gilbert
Edwin
Edmund
Benedict
Steven
Anthony

SignoraStronza Mon 09-Jun-14 18:40:42

I just came on here to write pretty much the same op!

I like (and am willing to share wink)

Eldred
Arthur
Robert
Wulfric (although am aware this is on the MN hated list)
Wilfred
Jacob
Toby

CaulkheadUpNorth Mon 09-Jun-14 18:45:06

Hugh
Hugo
Emil
Ernest
Simeon
Frank
Raymond
Edmund
Saul

Kantha Mon 09-Jun-14 19:03:04

Patrick

Viatrix Mon 09-Jun-14 22:24:02

Sidney
Leonard
Edgar
Morris
Edwin
Bertram
Cecil
Ambrose
Clement
Eugene
Basil
Aubrey
Noel

Wishfulmakeupping Mon 09-Jun-14 22:28:07

Walter?
Douglas
I like the suggestions if Wilfred and Percy too

Wishfulmakeupping Mon 09-Jun-14 22:28:53

Edwin is a good suggestion too

BlueStarsAtNight Mon 09-Jun-14 22:59:04

Edgar
Harold
Terrence
Roger
Gordon
Godfrey

BlueStarsAtNight Mon 09-Jun-14 22:59:45

Syrill

rachel234 Mon 09-Jun-14 23:13:37

We have a Quentin. Also like Austin and Dominic.

Toadsrevisited Tue 10-Jun-14 07:52:06

Francis
Cyril
Bertram
Monty
Frederick
Lancelot

(Wilfred nn Wilf and Percival nn Percy were choices 2 and 3 for DS smile)

WaveorCheer Tue 10-Jun-14 07:53:14

Robin

speak2me Tue 10-Jun-14 07:56:32

Timothy

CanISayOfHerFace Tue 10-Jun-14 08:16:54

I have similar taste to you!

We went with Stanley in the end but on my list were:

Arthur
Albert (nn Albie)
Eugene (DH would never allow it!)
Franklin
Sidney
Ralph
Ray

I know a Percy, a Wilf, a Frederick, a Herbert, a Hector... The list goes on. These names are so popular at the moment you will be hard pushed to find one not in the top 100 and even if you don't as long as it's not in the top 50 you shouldn't come across too many others.

princessdave Tue 10-Jun-14 09:11:12

Anything from Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends seems to fit. Stanley, Sidney, Percy, Harold, Douglas, Donald, Gordon, Henry, Edward, Toby... There are some great names, I scoured the back of DDs books looking for names as there are so many engines. A lot of them can be shortened to "cute" nns as well for when they are babies.

My favourite is Percy and I also love Quentin from the lists above but my DH (a Robin himself so quite a cool, not hugely popular name) just makes this face hmm when I suggest them.

Missteacake Tue 10-Jun-14 10:17:05

Ha ha ha Thomas the tank engine names are the best! My favourites so far off these lists are

Percy
Harold
Wilfred

Will def run these by DH smile

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