Can't think a boys name!

(23 Posts)
Greyhorses Tue 26-Jan-16 19:13:48

We can't agree on anything! I am looking for a traditional name that isn't too out there but isn't ridiculously popular either.

James and George are contenders but I am not convinced on either. I keep coming back to James but I don't like Jim!
I also don't mind Oscar but am still not 100% sold.

We have ruled out William, Zac, Max, Sam, Nicholas, Alexander and Luke due to one reason or another (mainly nieces and nephews and other family members!)

OH likes Vincent but I think it's a little too unusual for my taste hmm

Any ideas!

sugarplumfairy28 Tue 26-Jan-16 19:18:13

I do think Jack is a nice classic, and haven't heard too many of them about recently.

HollyMW Tue 26-Jan-16 19:19:16

Edward, Charles, Matthew

NickNacks Tue 26-Jan-16 19:21:05

I have a James and he has never ever been called Jim. Why would he? Only if he introduced himself as Jim would people give him that abbreviation.

I still love his name and we rarely have another in the same class/ group as him.

BikeRunSki Tue 26-Jan-16 19:24:16

Edward
Peter
Anthony
Patrick
Dominic
Nicholas
Jacob
Daniel
Matthew
Timothy
Kester

Provencalroseparadox Tue 26-Jan-16 19:29:27

What about something like Alastair or Lawrence

StDogolphin Tue 26-Jan-16 19:29:33

Vaughn
Gregor
Owen
John
Barnaby
Magnus
Conrad
Laurence

AliciaMayEmory Tue 26-Jan-16 19:30:12

James is lovely and I would never shorten to Jim without knowing if they liked or wanted that nn. Jamie is also similar to James and really nice, and Edward and Matthew that pp suggested are lovely. Can I add Joseph and Daniel to the mix. Also, do you like names such as Gabriel or Sebastian? Lots of lovely classic names out there!

StDogolphin Tue 26-Jan-16 19:31:05

Robert
Peter
Phillip
Stephen
Lance
Declan
Patrick
Richard
Roderick

cecilelliott Tue 26-Jan-16 19:48:03

Miles
Patrick
Paul
Robert
Timothy
(many suggested above!)

So few little ones called these names!

NorksAreMessy Tue 26-Jan-16 19:49:24

Henry is the most perfect boy's name ever invented.
BOOM!

Provencalroseparadox Tue 26-Jan-16 19:56:10

I like Vincent and Magnus. I also like Rupert but I know it isn't everyone's taste

VerBot Tue 26-Jan-16 20:06:45

A James will not get called Jim these days ( unless the parents decide on that nn). Go with James, or how about Adam or Francis?

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Tue 26-Jan-16 20:16:58

Peter
Daniel
Richard
Alan
Charles
Steven
Louis
Gabriel
John
Christopher
Paul
Edward
David

ShmooBooMoo Tue 26-Jan-16 20:34:49

I love Vincent.

How about Emile?

Some one mentioned Wilbur earlier which I think is nice.

Nathan

OneMagnumisneverenough Tue 26-Jan-16 20:56:59

Gregor/Gregory
Elliot
Michael
Austin
Edgar

Littleonesaid Tue 26-Jan-16 21:08:28

Henry (Harry)
Robert (Bertie)
Frederick (Freddie)
Charles (Charlie)

All lovely and traditional.

Twinklestar2 Tue 26-Jan-16 21:13:31

Love James smile

bakingcupcakes Tue 26-Jan-16 21:14:53

Nathaniel

I like James though. And Jamie. I'd shorten it to Jay not Jim.

Greyhorses Wed 27-Jan-16 17:53:34

Thank you to all of you!

I think James is the front runner at the moment but ive got some new ones to think about! I like Elliott too and that's one I hadn't thought of.

I like both Jack and Daniel but close friends have used both recently.

I still like Vincent but don't think I would be brave enough to use it confused

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Wed 27-Jan-16 17:54:34

It's not brave to use Vincent. It's beautiful.

GoldPlatedBacon Wed 27-Jan-16 21:28:13

I vote Vincent!

If not:

Jonathan
David
Andrew
Lewis

MrsMichelRouxJr Wed 27-Jan-16 23:01:51

James is a gorgeous name!!

I'm always confused when people worry about it being shortened to Jim/Jimmy. It's always a real concern on here that doesn't ever happen in RL unless the parents or child want him to be called Jim.

My brother is James and is never Jamie, Jim, Jimmy or anything apart from James. It's a one syllable name, no need to shorten it!!

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