Please help us decide on name for 4 day old DS

(28 Posts)
Boos75 Fri 24-Jun-16 14:25:17

Our DS is four days old and doesn't yet have a name. His two sisters are Honor and Georgina (Georgie) and amazingly my DH and I agreed on their names quickly.

We are down to a preferred name each - mine is Tom, I'm not so keen on Thomas but DH says if we went for Tom then he would want Thomas on the birth certificate. My DH prefers William. DD1 aged 4 has told everyone at school that he's called Tom - not down to any lobbying from me!

Any thoughts are very welcome. Thank you! smile

WasDat Fri 24-Jun-16 14:31:55

Oh I love Tom.

Like your DH though I'd put Thomas on the birth certificate but no doubt he'll be called Tom anyway.

Congratulations flowers

Hastalapasta Fri 24-Jun-16 14:34:21

William Thomas has a nice ring to it, he would be known as Tom obviously grin

WankersHacksandThieves Fri 24-Jun-16 14:38:46

I think William goes better but I quite like Tom although there are herds of them.

What about Joe?

Boos75 Fri 24-Jun-16 14:57:51

Thank you for your quick replies!

Kind of split so far but I guess that's good as we can't go wrong smile

We don't have many Toms around here as far as I know anyway. Like Joseph but not so keen on Joe. I really wish we had decided before he was born - we even found out this time what we were having! Feel like it's a big decision to make on 3 hours sleep a night!

paddypants13 Fri 24-Jun-16 15:00:39

I love Thomas but I may be a little biased! wink

I also like William. How about Charles or Alexander?

Pixilicious Fri 24-Jun-16 15:01:39

What about Alexander/Alex?

MyKingdomForBrie Fri 24-Jun-16 15:07:57

Tom, definitely. Doesn't really matter if it's Thomas on the BC

Boos75 Fri 24-Jun-16 15:11:59

Sorry Paddy missed you suggested Alexander too. I'm afraid I'm not too keen on Charles. I love Henry but DH doesn't.

hidingunderthebed Fri 24-Jun-16 15:52:33

I have an Honor and one of her brothers is William. Congratulations X

VictoriaRoses Fri 24-Jun-16 15:54:13

My twins are called Georgina (Georgie) and Harry

Joinourclub Fri 24-Jun-16 16:01:12

What about Dominic (Dom) ?

Boos75 Fri 24-Jun-16 16:01:49

Great taste in names Victoria and Hiding! grin

I really like Henry/Harry but DH doesn't.

Boos75 Fri 24-Jun-16 16:17:11

Hi Joinourclub Dominic was on an early list but got taken off. I do like the name but he doesn't look like a Dominic. He actually looks a lot like his eldest sister, so that's not helping us decide on a boys name!

Really should've sorted this before crazy post birth hormones set in!

septembersunshine Fri 24-Jun-16 19:48:41

That's a hard decision as they are both lovely with your girls names. I would go for Thomas I think with Tom on the bc. It's just a bit different. Maybe I have heard William too many times in the playground! What about James? Jack? Jacob? (Jake) or even Zach(ary)? Frederick (Fred/Freddie?) I bet you have already thought about all of these. We are expecting a baby boy in two months and I ended up printing off the top 100 names and we still couldn't decide! good luck!

ChipInTheSugar Fri 24-Jun-16 19:56:04

Alex was my first thought too!

1horatio Fri 24-Jun-16 20:17:20

Thomas and William are lovely. What about William Tom? Or Thomas William?

1horatio Fri 24-Jun-16 20:18:53

Btw, what about Victor?

Boos75 Fri 24-Jun-16 22:02:49

Thank you all so much for your thoughts.

I've been calling him William today and feel like I'm warming to it and it suits him. September thanks for your ideas. We did have a few of them on our original list but couldn't agree on any. Best of luck with your impending arrival!

1horatio thanks for your thoughts on Willtom/Tomwill. I'm not sure we could carry off having a Victor - we also have a funny surname that can make some name pairings sound like it's the name of a 70 year old man. Which of course one day he will be but it's a long way off smile

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sat 25-Jun-16 01:40:31

Tom is a gorgeous name. It's really masculine but gentle at the sametime and not to mention a very safe name (no teasing potentials). And FWIW. All the Toms I've ever known have had lovely personalities and been very easy on the eye.

1horatio Sat 25-Jun-16 07:32:58

I have to agree with ghost. Every Thomas (I don't think it was Tom on the bc, but I may be wrong) was super nice, smart and handsome. I'm not sure if it's the name or whether the parents giving the name are just so awesome... wink
But William is also very nice! I feel like you can't go wrong with either of these names.

1horatio Sat 25-Jun-16 07:34:04

*Every Thomas I've met

notagiraffe Sat 25-Jun-16 07:36:50

I love both names but would definitely put Thomas on the birth certificate and call him Tom. All the Williams and Toms I know are also nice boys and handsome too.

Boos75 Sat 25-Jun-16 18:51:07

Thank you for all your thoughts. It really helped me come to a decision, which my DH is very pleased about - he's going to be William. smile

I feel so much better now a decision has been made and it's been lovely being able to tell friends and family.

Thank you!

paddypants13 Sat 25-Jun-16 21:45:16

Lovely op.

Welcome to the world baby William. May your days be filled with cuddles, milky dreams and mischief.

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