Help me pick a marvellous name...! Please!

(32 Posts)
Luckystar1 Fri 15-Jul-16 07:07:57

Due baby of unknown sex in 2 weeks. Girl's name sorted, but I'm convinced we're having another beautiful boy.

We already have Arthur.

I don't like anything 'trendy' or 'faddy', and like strong, classic names, but (typically) nothing too popular (so no George, Charlie etc)

At the moment we seem to be wavering between Rupert and Edmund. But I just wonder is people will think 'why not Edward' (and it will just get shortened anyway) and whether Rupert is a bit wet??

I love Sebastian but it's very popular here.

Any thoughts or suggestions please??

Pipilangstrumpf Fri 15-Jul-16 07:48:43

Quentin
Rufus
Conrad

Highway61 Fri 15-Jul-16 07:52:56

Sebastian is lovely, even if it is popular. How about Hugo? Really not keen on Rupert or Edmund, both sound very try hard and twee.

Popskipiekin Fri 15-Jul-16 07:59:35

I have a baby cousin Rupert. He's adorable. Nobody thinks it's a wet name. He has a pretty 'cool' surname and a "standard" middle name (think Matthew, Edward etc), so Rupert sounds good and he could always switch to the middle name if he doesn't like Rupert later on - could you do that for your DS if it is a DS smile? I once had a personal trainer called Rupert, he was faaaaar from wet grin
Edmund I suppose I just think of Edmund in the Narnia book and he wasn't that nice or clever at times.
Tristan?

wigglesrock Fri 15-Jul-16 08:01:16

Dominic
Nicholas

Rupert is a bit "wet" as you put it but its not horrible just a bit dull I suppose. Edmund is ok I suppose - a bit Narnia-esque.

GemmaB78 Fri 15-Jul-16 08:02:02

We had Edmund on our list and loved it so much we gave it to our DS. I love the Narnia books, and as outdoor types have huge respect for Edmund Hillary.

BikeRunSki Fri 15-Jul-16 08:02:28

Dominic
Patrick
Rex
Robert
Ambrose
Louis

GemmaB78 Fri 15-Jul-16 08:03:07

Edmund is his 3rd name! We kept all 3 from our shortlist!!

BikeRunSki Fri 15-Jul-16 08:03:19

Adam

ExitPursuedByABear Fri 15-Jul-16 08:04:14

Edmund is lovely.

Tinklypoo Fri 15-Jul-16 08:04:29

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ThroughThickAndThin01 Fri 15-Jul-16 08:05:53

Rupert is a great name.

Not so keen on Edmund personally.

I was going to suggest most of the names above, so trying to think of alternatives.

Jonah
Joel
Crispin
Piers
Jolyon
Jonty

Ellieboolou27 Fri 15-Jul-16 08:10:20

Like Edmund but will almost certainly get called Ed, which I like. Love Dominic, Rupert is a bit wet for me personally, also like Theo and lately I'm liking Stefan.

Purplebluebird Fri 15-Jul-16 08:10:24

I like Marius or Magnus smile

100paperclips Fri 15-Jul-16 08:52:29

If you like Ed but aren't sure about Edmund/ Edward what about Edwin/ Edwyn?

Christopher? I don't think I hear many little ones anymore
Alfred/ Frederick
Albert
Samuel
Harris
Conrad
Richard
Lawrence
Ralph
Nathaniel

Sophronia Fri 15-Jul-16 11:26:07

I like Edmund

How about...

Albert
Alfred
Benedict
Clement
Christopher
Dominic
Everett
Eugene
Edwin
Edgar
Frederick
Franklin
Gregory
Jonathan
Jeremy
John
Laurence
Miles
Matthew
Nicholas
Patrick
Peter
Timothy
Theodore
Tobias
Victor
Vincent
Walter
Wilfred

Luckystar1 Fri 15-Jul-16 11:44:39

Oh no!! More lovely names to consider! I love Magnus but DH isn't convinced.

Yes I can see a bit of a split vote on the name front which is sort of where I'm at!

You have all just made my job harder grin

Perhaps I'll just pick something out of a hat or just call it 'baby' forever... At least DS can say that...

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Fri 15-Jul-16 18:15:19

Casper
Sebastian
Gabriel
Lucian
Lachlan
Tristan
Elliot

Jemimapuddleduk Fri 15-Jul-16 18:19:03

Oooh I have a gorgeous Arthur. Other boys names we liked were Edwin, Rowan, Rufus, Hector. I love Rupert.

Dollyemi Fri 15-Jul-16 18:23:05

Stanley, Albert, Wilfred

PointlessUsername Fri 15-Jul-16 18:26:24

Oscar
Charles
Thomas
Albert
Nathaniel
Austin

lalalandxx Fri 15-Jul-16 18:30:08

Love Edmund, could be shortened to Ed or Eddie but both are still traditional and lovely.

Not too keen on Rupert though, only because my DS called her cat Rupert :p

Luckystar1 Fri 15-Jul-16 19:41:15

Oscar is my all time favourite name. I've said that it was 'my' name since I was about 8... Sadly, it is now much too popular for me, although I still adore it!

Lots of names for thought though thank you. And thank you for your thoughts on our names, I don't know if you've swayed me but you've certainly reiterated how people might react!!

Agadooo Fri 15-Jul-16 19:44:55

I love the name Milne

Dogolphin Fri 15-Jul-16 20:10:27

Owen
Eric
Lachlan
Patrick

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