Different Boys Names

(52 Posts)
Hasle157 Wed 25-Jun-14 19:02:27

Struggling massively to choose a boys name that is a bit different, but not too out there.

I really liked 'Max' a few years back and always imagined using the name for my son. Now I've met more Maxs since being pregnant than ever before!

Any ideas?

WowserBowser Wed 25-Jun-14 19:20:04

Rex
Eli
Ezra
Kit

PetaPipa Wed 25-Jun-14 19:24:24

Luke, Otis, Otto, Arlo, Jonas

WowserBowser Wed 25-Jun-14 19:25:51

Don't pick Arlo grin

I love Otto. I know one who really suits it. Although apparently it's a real old man name in Germany.

Hasle157 Wed 25-Jun-14 19:28:25

Not sure about Otto! But otis is nice! My other half loves German names so he could be sold with Otto! Why not Arlo? It's been coming up a lot in searches lately, but I don't know anyone who has used it.

rachel234 Wed 25-Jun-14 19:31:10

We have a Quentin - still love it (biased smile).

Or how about Rex, Reuben or Felix?

rachel234 Wed 25-Jun-14 19:31:32

Otis is lovely (Otto isn't imo).

WowserBowser Wed 25-Jun-14 19:33:52

I have one grin

I don't want it to become popular. If you believe MN it should be in the top 10.

I really like Otis too.

Is cassius and atticus too unusual?

WowserBowser Wed 25-Jun-14 19:34:32

We nearly picked Felix. But i hate the cat comments.

Hasle157 Wed 25-Jun-14 19:40:58

I like Reuben and Quentin! Other half says a definite no to Reuben, but it was in my top 10! What is it with men and their perceptions of 'girlie boys names?!' He's come up with a very manly 'Gordon' - no chance! I like Cassius, but he said no to that too. I'm definitely not caving in on Gordon!
On a positive note, we have a girls' name picked, we're going for Heidi. If it's a boy, we only have 6 weeks left to agree on a boys name
!

ThinkIveBeenHacked Wed 25-Jun-14 19:42:37

We like Max and Rex and Otis but for various reasons have had to de-list them. The rest if the list is

Travis
Leo
Louis
Sid

WowserBowser Wed 25-Jun-14 19:46:57

Jasper!
Jesse
Caspar
Elijah

Heidi is good

Pebbles0934 Wed 25-Jun-14 19:49:06

Ralph
Rory
Rufus
Rafe
Samuel
Heath
Hector
Rupert
Greg
Jonathan "Jonny"

Pebbles0934 Wed 25-Jun-14 19:51:39

Nile
Elias
Lloyd
Spencer
Edwin
Edward
Milo
Dexter
Matthew
Michael

youbethemummylion Wed 25-Jun-14 19:54:00

Kasper
Leon
Clay
Gray
Heath

MagpieMama Wed 25-Jun-14 19:54:30

Elijah
Reuben
Alaric
Dexter

WowserBowser Wed 25-Jun-14 20:00:40

I love Hector

MyNameIsSuz Wed 25-Jun-14 20:05:27

Tobias?

Hasle157 Wed 25-Jun-14 20:11:42

Hector's cool, Sid and Leo are high up on my list too. We're teachers so names we both like are hard to come by, we associate them with students, this is why the other half says no to Sid and Leo sad

Maybe I ought to get him on here, he's much fussier than me. He says he likes Henry and Fred.

I'm not too sure, what do you think?

TheWave Wed 25-Jun-14 20:12:00

Marius
Ferdinand
Gilbert
Leon

Hasle157 Wed 25-Jun-14 20:12:20

Our dog is called Toby!

youbethemummylion Wed 25-Jun-14 20:21:10

I was going to say Henry but thought we were trying to be more different than that. I love Henry and Harry

MyNameIsSuz Wed 25-Jun-14 20:29:20

Hmm… What about

Calvin (you could call him Vinnie! Adorable!)
Victor
Jasper
Oscar
Jonas
Franklin
Ezra

myotherusernameisbetter Wed 25-Jun-14 20:34:41

Lyall
Keir
Gregor
Shay
Harvey
Guy
Marcus

Mnippy Wed 25-Jun-14 20:36:09

Raphael
Eloy
Elon

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