Good solid boys names, like James and Thomas... but not them?

(36 Posts)
LittlePeanut Sun 16-Aug-09 10:35:36

I like James and Thomas, but can't have them as other family members have already nabbed them! Any suggestions for similar traditional, "solid" boys names? TIA x

rubyslippers Sun 16-Aug-09 10:36:36

mathew
david
michael
jonathan
edward
simon

GrimmaTheNome Sun 16-Aug-09 10:37:19

Andrew, David, Stephen, Mark, John, Robert (thinking back to the limited range available when I was young!)

WorzselMummage Sun 16-Aug-09 10:38:12

George
William
Edward
Benjamin

LittlePeanut Sun 16-Aug-09 10:44:48

Thanks everyone. I really like William, but my DH can't get past the royal connection (and can't bear the royal family!)

PaulDacreEatsBabies Sun 16-Aug-09 10:46:49

You're going to struggle with trad boys names then.

LittlePeanut Sun 16-Aug-09 10:49:07

Yep. I know! grin

branhasnocommentfortheDM Sun 16-Aug-09 10:57:17

Harold
Alfred
Philip
Joseph
Andrew

Ondine Sun 16-Aug-09 10:59:27

If you look to the traditional Catholic names you can side step the royal connection. What about;

Nicholas
Lawrence
Benedict
Francis
Patrick

Bleatblurt Sun 16-Aug-09 10:59:58

Alexander

purepurple Sun 16-Aug-09 11:00:34

My DS is called Samuel Graham, he gets called Sam though.

Vikelm Sun 16-Aug-09 11:00:55

Timothy?
Alexander?

differentID Sun 16-Aug-09 11:13:06

William
George
John
Joseph
Francis
Patrick
Robert
Richard
Alexander
Charles
Andrew
Anthon y
Nicholas
David
Edward
Stephen
Marcus
Timothy
Matthew
Henry
Edmund
Samuel
Daniel
Oliver
Alan

LittlePeanut Sun 16-Aug-09 11:14:03

Thanks for these excellent suggestions. I'm really liking Samuel (and my DH also likes it!)

Love Alexander too, but yet AGAIN, it's been used by a cousin. Damn my large family and their excellent choice in baby names!

Littledawley Sun 16-Aug-09 11:16:00

I know you don't want royal but I still think Edward is the best boys name ever!!!

Littledawley Sun 16-Aug-09 11:17:29

Also, Simon is really underused these days- it's BIL's name and gets shortened to Sim which I like.

purepurple Sun 16-Aug-09 11:18:55

glad you like Samuel, littlepeanut
It suited my DS when he was a baby and it suits him now he is a 6 foot 20 year old!

LittlePeanut Sun 16-Aug-09 11:22:06

Do you call him Samuel or Sam?

purepurple Sun 16-Aug-09 11:24:02

mostly Sam, these days.
I don't normally have to tell him off much grin which is when he usually gets Samuel

seeker Sun 16-Aug-09 11:24:45

Patrick. Best boys name there is!

LittlePeanut Sun 16-Aug-09 11:29:09

Yes purepurple, very handy to have a name you can shorten but then use in full to tell them off! I like both Samuel and Sam. I suggested Sam to my DH a few weeks ago, and he said he wasn't keen. But when I just read out "Samuel" he said "ooh I like that!"

Bless him, don't think he's made the connection!

I am going to stick with Samuel I think.

Thanks everyone for your help! I heart Mumsnet!

mrsruffallo Sun 16-Aug-09 11:29:16

Michael
Lufner
Justapose

bruffin Sun 16-Aug-09 11:29:33

I have a Sam (Samuel) as well. He is a teenager now and it really suits him, solid and dependable type.

LittlePeanut Sun 16-Aug-09 11:34:28

Justapose? Never heard of that mrs r!

Bruffin - a solid and dependable baby is what I'm after! I feel all excited now I'm settled on Samuel. Now I just have to make sure my DH doesn't go off the idea in the next 9 weeks...

PaulDacreEatsBabies Sun 16-Aug-09 21:45:14

My DH just made a suggestion - a traditional boy's name for an ardent republican.

Oliver.

(Edward and George are the best boys names ever but they are all so naughty. Delicious but naughty)

mrswoolf Sun 16-Aug-09 22:42:21

Hugh

lockets Sun 16-Aug-09 22:45:32

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

mathanxiety Mon 17-Aug-09 01:15:30

Actually James and Thomas remind me of a certain pair of helpful trains. You're much better off with Sam.

newneighbour Mon 17-Aug-09 01:22:26

surely there si a train called Sam?

messagedeletedbyMN Mon 17-Aug-09 14:18:37

There's one called Peter Sam. Considering there are about 60 different characters in the Thomas series, that would be an awful lot of boys' and girls' names to avoid.

lockets Mon 17-Aug-09 14:38:23

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

crumpet Mon 17-Aug-09 14:45:15

Douglas

missmem Mon 17-Aug-09 23:32:44

Adam - underused but a lovely name IMO.

Mumcentreplus Mon 17-Aug-09 23:44:02

Harry,David,Michael,Henry

Mumcentreplus Mon 17-Aug-09 23:44:52

Julius

Clary Wed 19-Aug-09 00:03:26

James and Thomas among the most popular names for my DCs' pals.

Using that as a yardstick, here are the others:

Oliver
Matthew
Joseph
Jacob
Daniel
Jack
And Samuel too!

(hmm @ Adam being underused name! How so??? Not here certainly)

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