Underused English boys names..

(99 Posts)
cakeandteajustforme Tue 08-Nov-16 21:41:29

Expecting DS1 in the next few weeks. Would like to use an underused but classic name. DH no help - he removes names from the shortlist faster than I can add them!

I want some nice middle ground between the popular classics (William/Thomas/George) and the mumsnet 'classics' (Jolyon/Tarquin/Crispin).

My current shortlist includes:
Arthur
Corin
Edmund
Aubrey
Rupert

DH has vetoed (but I still love):
Laurence
Otis
Fintan
Ludo

What else might I like?

SendARavenToRiverRun Tue 08-Nov-16 21:44:14

Well I was coming on to say Edmund and Edgar. Hamish is another nice one smile

midsomermurderess Tue 08-Nov-16 21:44:41

I think of names like Paul, Simon, John, Tom, Peter, Michael. They are condemned now as dull and 1970s. I think the are classics.

RhinestoneCowgirl Tue 08-Nov-16 21:45:27

Dominic
Benedict

EssentialHummus Tue 08-Nov-16 21:46:17

Jago
Edwin

AveEldon Tue 08-Nov-16 21:46:42

Neil
Greg
Paul
Peter
Bryan

Thatwaslulu Tue 08-Nov-16 21:48:21

Richard
Robert
Hugh
Roderick
John

MummyTheTramEngine Tue 08-Nov-16 21:51:01

Trevor
Nigel
Kenneth
Keith
Maurice
Roy

RhinestoneCowgirl Tue 08-Nov-16 21:51:06

Christopher

SidneyPiecrust Tue 08-Nov-16 21:51:34

Jasper
Hector
Hayden
Miles

DramaAlpaca Tue 08-Nov-16 21:52:26

Andrew
Nicholas
Jonathan

Nicketynac Tue 08-Nov-16 21:55:55

I love Arthur. Not too keen on Aubrey as I think people will mishear it as Audrey.

QuimReaper Tue 08-Nov-16 21:55:59

Ralph. Why aren't there more Ralphs? It's a great name, and a good alternative to Alfie which is really really popular.

QuimReaper Tue 08-Nov-16 21:56:27

Also Rory and Rupert.

I like R names grin

WutheringFrights Tue 08-Nov-16 21:56:54

Heathcliff grin

MacavityTheDentistsCat Tue 08-Nov-16 21:59:36

Christian

Sophronia Tue 08-Nov-16 22:02:26

Alfred
Asa
August
Alastair
Abraham
Austin
Albert
Alec
Barnaby
Benedict
Conrad
Clement
Christian
Dominic
Edwin
Edgar
Eric
Francis
Ferdinand
Frank
Gregory
Gilbert
Gabriel
Hector
Hugh
Isaac
Ivor
Jeremy
Jonathan
Jago
Lucian
Leonard
Miles
Maxwell
Marcus
Morgan
Nicholas
Nathaniel
Owen
Oswin
Percy
Patrick
Philip
Peter
Robert
Robin
Ralph
Rex
Raphael
Seth
Solomon
Silas
Simon
Tobias
Timothy
Torin
Vincent
Victor
Wilfred
Walter
Zachariah

DailyMailDontStealMyThread Tue 08-Nov-16 22:03:18

Spencer
Malcom
Adam
Aaron

FATEdestiny Tue 08-Nov-16 22:06:59

In my child's (large) primary school there is no child called David. I love Dave/Davey as nn and also David as a sturdy name.

I checked the ONS and David is not an underused name. It must be regional (and I expect class) related. It is a very underused traditional name near me.

Pipilangstrumpf Tue 08-Nov-16 22:18:38

Love Edmund and Quentin!

Frontstep Tue 08-Nov-16 22:30:02

I really love Barnaby (Barney) smile

SecretNutellaFix Tue 08-Nov-16 22:41:42

Gregory
Dominic
Benjamin
Simeon
Francis
Alastair
Peter
Michael
Russell

Spottyladybird Wed 09-Nov-16 02:55:15

Gregory
Robert
Peter
Dominic
Christopher

cakeandteajustforme Wed 09-Nov-16 08:23:45

What lovely suggestions! Keep them coming!

I particularly like:
Hector
Miles
Rex
Quentin
Ferdinand (although it's a little long..)
Dominic
And I agree with the PP who suggested Aubrey is ripe for confusion with Audrey, I think it's also a popular girls name in the states which is a shame.

Lots of your suggestions are already family members so quite interesting that they're all compartmentalised the same by others.

Can someone tell me more about Jago? I don't think I've ever met someone by that name.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Wed 09-Nov-16 08:24:21

I like Edmund very much, from your list, also Laurence/Lawrence.
John is a great name, due a big come back.
Peter
Russell
Clive
Simon
Raymond
Vincent

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