If we like Brian what else do you suggest?

(34 Posts)
TheDancingPriest Thu 02-Jul-15 22:42:26

I'm pregnant with a boy and we both like older names, but not ones that end in "y" or "ie". I don't like nicknames as full names but don't have any preferences about whether a name can be shortened.
We'd like a name that suits an adult, as he'll only be a baby for a very short time.
We're in Ireland and Brian is a top 100 name, but popularity doesn't really bother me. I can't think of much else I like - any suggestions?

Szeli Thu 02-Jul-15 22:58:06

Colin? Steven/Stephen Stuart

PelvicFloorClenchReminder Thu 02-Jul-15 23:00:21

Derek?

Outofthewoodwork Thu 02-Jul-15 23:01:16

Francis, Martin, Barry, Neil

HaleMary Thu 02-Jul-15 23:11:58

Briain? Or are you not considering Irish names?

WankerDeAsalWipe Thu 02-Jul-15 23:14:34

Alan
Andrew
Donald
Hugh
Douglas
Ian
Kevin
Graham
Gordon
Roy (ends in a y but not in the way I think you mean)

TheDancingPriest Thu 02-Jul-15 23:15:17

Irish names would be great as well, if we ever have a girl I'd like to call her Róisín so a boys' name that goes well with that would be nice!
What do you think of Cathal?

WankerDeAsalWipe Thu 02-Jul-15 23:17:53

I like Cathal, I also like Cormac smile

TheDancingPriest Thu 02-Jul-15 23:18:25

WankerDeAsalWipe, I quite like Roy, although it reminds me of a children's TV show over here. You know what I mean about "y" and "ie", it's more names like Freddy/ie, Alfie and Charlie that I don't like because they're shortened versions of full names.

turdfairynomore Thu 02-Jul-15 23:27:50

I like Daithi, Malachi and Cormac from the "Irish" side but also like Stephen, Samuel (Uel rather than Sam as nn) and Dan(iel)

WankerDeAsalWipe Thu 02-Jul-15 23:38:18

Fintan
Lorcan
Austin
Tiernan

Zakken Fri 03-Jul-15 07:53:38

Brendan

mrssmith79 Fri 03-Jul-15 07:59:00

Go with Brian, don't overthink it.

FunkyPeacock Fri 03-Jul-15 08:01:25

Graham
Stuart
Martin

SweetPeaPods Fri 03-Jul-15 08:03:19

Andrew
Christopher
Jonathan
Peter
Edward

Sophronia Fri 03-Jul-15 11:14:13

Gary
Kevin
Stephen
David
Andrew
Richard
Mark
Robert
Anthony
Paul
Michael
Carl
Gregory
Kenneth
Raymond
Derek
Martin
Jonathan
Christopher
Bernard
George
Peter
Nicholas
Philip
Timothy
Vincent

Zakken Fri 03-Jul-15 11:24:25

Denis

VT82 Fri 03-Jul-15 12:14:23

Brian.

Or Colm.

IsadoraQuagmire Fri 03-Jul-15 16:23:22

Caoimhín, my ex boyfriend's name (he was always banging on about being descended from Brian Boru! Or Brendan (as I would have been named if I'd been the boy everyone was expecting me to be!) grin

CakeRattleandRoll Fri 03-Jul-15 16:49:26

Ryan (although v popular)
Oisin (although that would rule out Roisin)
Owen
Peter
Michael
Dominic
Nicholas
John

Finola1step Fri 03-Jul-15 16:50:37

Colin.

RedToothBrush Fri 03-Jul-15 19:54:39

I like Bryce or Brice. Just that bit edgier than Brian.

VixxFace Fri 03-Jul-15 20:41:50

Absolutely terrible

TRexingInAsda Fri 03-Jul-15 20:48:45

Jim
Noel
Fred
Bill
Cecil
Ted
Arthur
Thomas
Philip
Ken
Basil
Dennis
Derek
Bernard
Percy
Walter
Donald
Melvyn
Edward
Egbert
Hugh
Steven
Roger

Rivercam Fri 03-Jul-15 20:52:24

Aiden
Michael
Nathen
Adam
Peter
Dermot
Steven
Graham
Terence
Stanley
Paul

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