What's your favourite (slightly) unusual boys name?

(156 Posts)
strawberrypenguin Sun 24-Jan-16 15:52:08

Looking at boys names for DS2 and struggling a bit. DS1 has a traditional top 10 name but we can't find another similar we like for DS2 so I'm thinking we might need to go a bit more unusual. So I'm looking for some inspiration!

thinknoodles Sun 24-Jan-16 15:54:34

An unusual one I like is Josiah... I would never use it but it's nice! One that people hate and I love is Oakley!!! Love ittt

NotJanine Sun 24-Jan-16 15:56:45

Ivo

LordOfMisrule Sun 24-Jan-16 16:03:19

Asa

dayslikethis Sun 24-Jan-16 16:03:20

Ezekiel - with Zeke as a nn. Would have been DD2's name if she'd been a boy.

Also like Elias (probably Eli as a nn).

One of my absolute favourites but which DH completely vetoed every time I was pregnant (and I did try to ring it back to the table every time!) is Linus.

GloriaHotcakes Sun 24-Jan-16 16:05:30

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Millionsmom Sun 24-Jan-16 16:07:35

I was going to say Asa too.

I like Phineas.

pickledparsnip Sun 24-Jan-16 16:07:59

Wolfred (yes seriously)
Rafferty
August

Borninthe60s Sun 24-Jan-16 16:08:29

Arlo
Hugh
Rhodri
Ian

MamaLazarou Sun 24-Jan-16 16:08:52

Bernard

MargaretHale Sun 24-Jan-16 16:09:32

Rory
Owen

Mincedpie Sun 24-Jan-16 16:10:24

Nate

SevenSeconds Sun 24-Jan-16 16:20:34

Christian. It didn't even make the top 100 last year.

winkywinkola Sun 24-Jan-16 16:22:59

Rudyard
Theodore
Jeremiah
Jonah

CPtart Sun 24-Jan-16 16:48:08

Evan or Lawrence

fuzzpig Sun 24-Jan-16 16:50:50

Ezra, Elias, Silas and Lysander smile

JustWantToBeDorisAgain Sun 24-Jan-16 17:06:45

Amos (nn moss / mossie) family name but I just had girls

mumsnit Sun 24-Jan-16 17:10:50

Laurence (nn Laurie)

It was Theo but has become v v popular over the last few years!

junebirthdaygirl Sun 24-Jan-16 17:11:22

Nathaniel. Love that name

emsyj Sun 24-Jan-16 17:12:19

Otto and Rupert

thegiddylimit Sun 24-Jan-16 17:15:47

Jonah

I met a little Jonah recently and I loved it, such a classic name that's not common at all.

OTheHugeManatee Sun 24-Jan-16 17:18:11

Cuthbert. DH hates it so we won't use it. You're welcome grin

IoraRua Sun 24-Jan-16 17:20:43

Matteo
Christian
Emmet, spelled that way.
Jared
Eirnin
Ailill
Cormac
Diarmuid
Idris (though that might just be down to Elba...)

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 24-Jan-16 17:22:42

Rafe
Nicholas - Nico/Nick
Silas
Rupert
Rufus

PissPotPourri Sun 24-Jan-16 17:24:40

Solomon. Delaney

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