Struggling for second boy's name - help!

(19 Posts)
Ipanema01 Tue 05-Apr-16 14:57:10

I have a little boy called Rafe which I love. I've just found out I'm having another boy but struggling to find something I love just as much.
Here is my list:

Rudy - may be too much to have another R, I wouldn't continue with a third...
Otis
Arlo - is this getting really popular now?
Arthur
Wilfred
Winston

Thanks

17caterpillars1mouse Tue 05-Apr-16 15:01:20

Rafe is lovely smile

I'm not a fan of Rudy, though I don't think two R's would be too much

Otis reminds me of the brand of lifts or a dog name, sorry

Arlo is becoming more heard of but ice never met one, I don't imagine it'll ever be a popular popular name

Arthur however is popping up everywhere so if popularity is a concern you may want to avoid. I really like Arthhur tough

MamaLazarou Tue 05-Apr-16 15:02:05

I think Rudy and Rafe are cute together.

Sophronia Tue 05-Apr-16 16:29:15

I like Rudy

Voteforpedr0 Tue 05-Apr-16 16:37:10

Rudy and rafe sound like a pair of rescue dogs to me. Otis is cool though, goes with Rafe much better too

sonlypuppyfat Tue 05-Apr-16 16:39:43

Arthur, Wilfred and Winston are dreadful I'm sorry.

Ipanema01 Tue 05-Apr-16 16:52:10

Rafe the dog - hmmm smile

Thanks for the opinions - keep them coming!

finova Tue 05-Apr-16 18:07:24

I like Arthur

How about
Louis
Benedict
Nathaniel- Nate
Theo
Caspar
Hugo
Heath
Sebastian
Alec

GingerLeaves Tue 05-Apr-16 18:25:18

I don't really like any, sorry sad Arthur is the best though

Narp Tue 05-Apr-16 19:50:12

I think from your list Arlo is the best

Can I suggest:

Asa
Evan
Levi
Jack

Narp Tue 05-Apr-16 19:50:26

Also,

Ezra

Narp Tue 05-Apr-16 19:51:00

Oops, I like Arthur too.

Actually I like that best

Ipanema01 Wed 06-Apr-16 09:14:48

Thanks for the suggestions, I don't really like any of them blush. Boys are so tricky and I feel like I've heard every name in existence. I want something cool and not heard of too often, but nothing silly. Girls are so much easier!

OneMagnumisneverenough Wed 06-Apr-16 09:18:45

Wilf or Winston probably goes best from your list or how about:

Sylvester
Miles
Piers
Guy
Giles
Duncan
Edwin
Edgar

ThroughThickAndThin01 Wed 06-Apr-16 09:22:54

Otto
Luca

I think Rafe and Rudy too much. Not awful, but not ideal.

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Ipanema01 Wed 06-Apr-16 14:06:17

I think I'm swinging most towards Arlo atm, but how popular is it? I hear it quite a bit on these boards though don't know any IRL.

SleepymrsE Wed 06-Apr-16 14:13:37

My little boy is called Wilfred after my grandad. It took some people a while to get used to but most people loved it and we certainly love having a little boy with a different name. People certainly remember him! We call him Wilf but as he gets older it could be Will or Freddie.

Fluzzieinajacuzzi Wed 06-Apr-16 14:27:54

I may be on my own here but I don't understand this pairing of names, when I named my children it never occurred to me to see if it suited the siblings name.
Maybe just me.
Annnyway, Rafe is lovely and I agree boys are hard, you need to imagine the man with the name and not just the boy. I like your choices (other than Rudy, sorry).

Ok, what about:
Gethin
Eli
Moses
Josè

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