Please help with boys names!

(22 Posts)
insanelycheerful Tue 19-Aug-14 17:58:16

Baby no 3 due any day now (already have 2 DSs) and we are sorted for a girls name but struggling for a boys name.

I seem to like more names than DH. Tried giving him my list of 10 favourites and asked for his. He responded with one of the names on my list, ie he only seems to have one name up for consideration! (The name is Thomas and we both love Tom/Tommy. My only reservation is it being potentially too popular as I believe it was at no 6 for 2013).

Please can you help with any other suggestions to inspire DH to consider other options?! We both like strong, classic and/or older man's names. We also seem to like names that have shortened versions. I have this niggling feeling I'm missing the obvious choice for us!

Names we can't use (but do like):

Edward
James
George
Joseph
Freddie
Alfie
Charles/Charlie

AlpacaYourThings Tue 19-Aug-14 17:59:57

Theodore? Theo for short.

Kantha Tue 19-Aug-14 18:10:50

Andrew
Robert
Christopher
Matthew
Luke
Patrick
Peter
Philip
Jonathan

brokenhearted55a Tue 19-Aug-14 18:11:17

We both like strong, classic and/or older man's names. We also seem to like names that have shortened versions.

Robert

Strong, classic, older man name.

Plenty of nn potential: Rob, Robbie, Bob, Bobby, Bertie, etc

WiggleGinger Tue 19-Aug-14 18:13:02

Henry
Harry
Samuel
William

I think Thomas is lovely too & really wouldn't worry too much about popularity!

wigglesrock Tue 19-Aug-14 18:23:48

Dominic
Nicholas

insanelycheerful Tue 19-Aug-14 18:46:17

Thanks for all the suggestions!

I do like Theo but one of my closest friends has a Theo and I see her quite a lot, so might feel a bit strange.
Should have put Matthew and Jonathan on the list of names we can't use, sorry (close family members). Do like Matthew for a middle name though.

Also like Patrick but less keen on Pat/Paddy.

LOVE Henry and William (and love Billy/Will). DH likes them but doesn't seem to love them enough which I'm gutted about. Surname also begins with a C - is "WC" a no go?!

Also like Samuel/Sam and Robbie/Bobby but DH vetoed the former as it's his best mate's son's name and he didn't seem keen on the latter.

I feel like I'm suffering from name blindness after trawling through the top 1000 boys names! (Let's hope this one's a girl!!!)

Shockingundercrackers Tue 19-Aug-14 18:50:15

Joe / Joseph
Dan / Daniel
Ru / Ruben or Rufus or Rupert
Will / Wilfred (v popular round here)
Artie / Arthur

Shockingundercrackers Tue 19-Aug-14 18:52:09

Sorry, just realised you said you couldn't have a Joe. I couldn't either and five years and two boys later it still rankles

Shockingundercrackers Tue 19-Aug-14 18:52:40

Alex / Alexander?

insanelycheerful Tue 19-Aug-14 18:59:42

Thanks Shocking smile
Joe/Joey is a great name, also wish I could use it!
Arthur (Artie) is actually my joint favourite with Henry. Again DH likes but doesn't love. Such a shame as I think both go perfectly with DS1 and DS2's names. Also DS1 wants a Henry!

I can see I am just going to have to accept this is a Tom/Tommy at this rate as it does seem to be the only remaining boys name DH loves. I have always loved the name too, but whilst I am not totally hung up on popularity, I have noticed myself bristling slightly when hearing DS2's name relatively frequently at the park etc (it's been top 10-20 for a while). And I guess Thomas is the type of classic name that will always be popular...(albeit I only know two locally at the moment).

insanelycheerful Tue 19-Aug-14 19:01:04

God I'm useless.
Alex/Alexander also on the can't use list (already a middle name for one of my DSs)

Shockingundercrackers Tue 19-Aug-14 19:03:01

Well, if it helps, I still regret not calling DS2 Thomas... I loved it and still do (I like Tommy for a nn, it's got a fab Edwardian flavour to me). Couldn't convince DP though and now we have one of the Rus mentioned upthread...

insanelycheerful Tue 19-Aug-14 19:08:05

Thanks shocking. Perhaps my situation is not helped by the fact that I (well both of us) LOVE our girls name choice and it is both beautiful/pretty and slightly unusual. Which seems to make the boys choice seem a bit dull in comparison? Whereas if I take a step back I know Thomas/Tom/Tommy is a great name and one I will always like. Maybe I am thrashing around for a boys version of our girls choice, but it doesn't exist (and we don't seem to go for unusual boys names in general, and they wouldn't really "go" with our DSs' names).

Kantha Tue 19-Aug-14 19:16:52

If you don't mind sharing, what's the girl's option? It might inspire something for a boy.

Has Daniel been suggested yet?

I do like Thomas BTW, and only know a couple of little Tom's here, unlike the 10+ William's (of which I have one).

I am in the same situation expecting DC3 and not really sure where to go next coming up with a third boy's name. Mind you not too sure about a girl's name either. My DH won't discuss it until about 38wks plus which doesn't help.

insanelycheerful Tue 19-Aug-14 19:31:12

Kantha our girls choice is Mariella.
smile

Thank you for also helping me to want Thomas a bit more!

Slightly randomly (in the sense it doesn't fit with my other boys favourites) I do love Elijah. Big fat no from DH! He is also difficult to pin down to a discussion on names until last minute. So frustrating when you'd just like to have it sorted so you can concentrate on getting your head round pushing another baby out!

Artandco Tue 19-Aug-14 19:35:58

Marvin
Magnus
Leon
Dillon

Kantha Tue 19-Aug-14 20:07:31

Marcus

Kantha Tue 19-Aug-14 20:20:42

You've for me googling Mariella (Frostrup) now. smile Lovely name.

Herecomesthesciencebint Tue 19-Aug-14 20:40:37

Jacob (nn jake, coby)
James
Jeremiah (nn Jem)
Christopher (nn Kit)
Dominic
Sebastian
Angus or Augustus (nn Gus)
Michael
Henry
Philip (nn Pip)
Stanley
Noah
Edgar
Albert (Bertie)
Lucas (nn Cas or Cassie)
Marcus
Joshua

ButterflyOfFreedom Tue 19-Aug-14 20:44:32

Nathaniel
Jacob
Adam
Christian
Elliot
Francis
Jeremy
Isaac
Michael
Philip
Lawrence
Rupert
Victor
Zachary
Aidan

Sophronia Tue 19-Aug-14 21:43:08

Mariella is very pretty smile

Anthony
Stephen
Louis
Andrew
David
Edmund
Francis
Gregory
Patrick
Benjamin
John
Thaddeus
Owen
Richard
Jack
Laurence
Marcus
Oliver
Max
Paul
Reuben
Timothy
Vincent

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