Does a BOYS' name exist that isn't overly popular, sound similar to something overly popular, about to become overly popular or just plain boring or dated?

(63 Posts)
leoniethelioness Sat 07-May-16 18:05:47

Blatantly plagiarising from another poster's thread but I have been wondering this about boys' names. DH & I are expecting our first baby in September and we've agreed on a girls' name but have absolutely no idea what to call our baby if it's a boy (we don't know the sex).

All suggestions would be much appreciated!

CharlieJamie Sat 07-May-16 18:07:55

Miles
Josiah

AuntieStella Sat 07-May-16 18:18:56

Robert, Richard, Michael, Andrew, David, Peter, Christopher, Paul, Simon, Iain, Neil?

tinybellows Sat 07-May-16 18:25:27

Russell
Peter

tinybellows Sat 07-May-16 18:26:28

Anthony
Joel
Stanley

Fourormore Sat 07-May-16 18:27:48

Ha, I wish I knew. This is my fifth DS and I am completely out of names. I don't like anything.

LaceyLee Sat 07-May-16 18:29:08

Barnaby
Jonathon
John
Lance
Glen
Adam
Aaron

MitzyLeFrouf Sat 07-May-16 18:29:34

Serge.

I mean how cool is that!

Joinourclub Sat 07-May-16 18:33:02

Angus
Gabriel

BikeRunSki Sat 07-May-16 18:42:07

Anthony
Peter
Adam
Paul
Michael
Gabriel
Evan

TroysMammy Sat 07-May-16 18:48:39

May be biased but how about Troy? It is the name of my cat but he is handsome, well behaved, placid and loving. It's a name that can't be shortened either 😀

228agreenend Sat 07-May-16 18:49:10

Elliott
Miles
Edward
Saul
Seth
Andrew
Alexander
Tristan
Zachary
Jacob
Nicholas

BertrandRussell Sat 07-May-16 18:49:23

Peter
Patrick
Michael

GoldPlatedBacon Sat 07-May-16 19:18:05

Simeon
Caspar
Wade
Axel

Flopsyhopsy Sat 07-May-16 20:51:13

Quentin
Dominic

DeepFriedFlamingo Sat 07-May-16 20:52:33

Benjamin, aren't too many Ben's in the world

OneMagnumisneverenough Sat 07-May-16 21:13:31

Use the Scottish Baby names list - they give every name used over the year so if you go down near the bottom you may just find what you are looking for. Also SCotland has a population less than that of London and although all the names wont be Scottish, obviously they wont be used in as big numbers.

I came on to say Evan which a pp said - Welsh names would also be good.

www.nrscotland.gov.uk/statistics-and-data/statistics/statistics-by-theme/vital-events/names/babies-first-names/full-lists-of-babies-first-names-2010-to-2014

Keir fits your bill too

Others I've picked of the list

Vincent
Torben
Tod
Sylvester
Stellen
Ross
Perry
Lowrie.....

I could go on, but you are probably beter looking yourself smile

tinybellows Sat 07-May-16 23:28:16

Ryan
Adrian
Asa

treaclesoda Sat 07-May-16 23:32:51

Names are so regional it's hard to say overrall what is popular, because it differs so much. Eg a previous poster has said there aren't all that many Bens but where I live it's one of the most widely used boys names, I know loads of them, there are two in my DDs class alone. Nice name though.

EddieStobbart Sat 07-May-16 23:35:30

Peter. Nice name but seems to have dropped out of favour as not common when I was at school and I only know one child with the name.

MiniMover Sat 07-May-16 23:36:26

At the moment I'm liking,
-Angus
-Blair
-Riley
-Brodie

VocationalGoat Sat 07-May-16 23:39:09

Winston
Lorcan
Vincent
Richard
Peter
Julian

EricaPrimrose Sat 07-May-16 23:39:53

My little boy is called Flynn smile
Not many about, as it's more commonly used as a second name! Does sound really like 'Finn' though, which is getting more and more popular hmm

Vilio Sat 07-May-16 23:43:17

Denis
Kevin

Glowlamp Sat 07-May-16 23:45:36

Lloyd or Myles or Fergus.
All completely discarded by my husband! Humph.

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