Unusual (but not made up) boy's name

(36 Posts)
RubyrooUK Sun 11-Nov-12 19:54:44

So we are having DS2. Thrilled apart from the slog that is finding a name that DH and I actually both like. We stupidly gave DS1 both names we eventually agreed on as a first and middle name, rather than saving one for any future children.

We are so rubbish with names at this point, we are even calling the bump the same pet name we call DS1 with the term "little" in front of it. Ooops.

So that DS2 actually gets a name, could anyone help?

Neither of us is a fan of traditional English names (no Harry, James, William etc). Nice names but not for us. I am not British by origin and our DS1 has a family name from my country - think Eastern Europe somewhere.

I don't want a made-up name but looking for something that is a bit unusual. If it has an Eastern European flavour, that helps. Any ideas?

RubyrooUK Sun 11-Nov-12 19:56:40

Oh, these are the ones that DH and I are currently looking at, but none of them feel like 'the one'.

Emil
Reuben
Orson
Lazar
Ira
Silas
Solomon
Asher
Luca
Johan
Zevi

.....but none of these feel really like a name we can imagine DS2 being called. It's just that we've seen them somewhere and stuck them on a list.

Totally lost.

meditrina Sun 11-Nov-12 20:01:09

Darko? Jovan?

ivykaty44 Sun 11-Nov-12 20:04:07

Jago
Janis

emsyj Sun 11-Nov-12 20:04:08

I LOVE Reuben but can't use it as DD is a Ruth so it doesn't 'go' sad.

I know what you mean though, we are expecting DC2 in 12 weeks and we have NO names in the pipeline. Nada. Nothing. Not a single idea.

sad

It is very stressful.

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RubyrooUK Sun 11-Nov-12 20:06:05

Thanks for the responses. I'm worried that Darko may seem unusual in the UK for a child who is likely to be very fair. And Jovan I also like but have close relatives who are Ivan/John, other forms of the same name.

RubyrooUK Sun 11-Nov-12 20:07:28

Unfortunately I know two Jagos. And I'm worried Janis is a bit girly in the UK....

Thank you though - this is all helpful.

ivykaty44 Sun 11-Nov-12 20:30:53

Janis girly confused do you mean said like Yarn - is or Jan -is

RubyrooUK Sun 11-Nov-12 20:36:38

Well, for a boy I am presuming "Yarn-is" would be correct? It's a lovely name.

But sadly my PIL live next door to a woman called Janice and DH's aunt is Janis (after Janis Joplin, so pretty cool).

But all meaning that Janis for a boy would require lots of explanation. And my MIL is still getting over DS1's name....grin

Roman
Ezio
Riley
There the three boy names I love!

mathanxiety Sun 11-Nov-12 20:39:10

Omri
Amir
Drago
Goran
Dusan
Maksim
Stepan
Milan
Elias
Isaac

From your list, Johan, Lazar, Solomon and Zevi really stand out -- great names imo.

Would you consider Laserian (strangely enough, an Irish saint from a very long time ago)?

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RubyrooUK Sun 11-Nov-12 20:43:16

Well, math had DS1's middle name on the list so you are all being a great help. I've not thought of a few of these at all, so will quickly run them past DH.

Although sadly Goran makes me have inappropriate kinky thoughts about a certain tennis player so that one's out for my child.....

ggirl Sun 11-Nov-12 20:43:37

Asher from your list is a lovely name

Timor?

ivykaty44 Sun 11-Nov-12 20:45:09

Lie to the Inlaws then - tell them it is spelt yarnis and just put it correctly on other paper work - they will not find out for 10 years or so by which time no explination will be needed wink

RubyrooUK Sun 11-Nov-12 20:49:02

Hahahahaha ivykaty. That's a good plan. I might take that option whatever name we go for....

Matsikula Sun 11-Nov-12 20:59:52

Timo
Florian
Sascha
Misha
Valentin
Attila
Vaslav
Hermann
Some of these are diminutives, but I think you could use them as names in their own right in England. I like Emil, and the connection with the book is cool.

InNeedOfBrandy Sun 11-Nov-12 21:01:53

I really like your choice of Asher OP

I have a friend called Effron it's hebrew for singing bird, even if you don't like Effron maybe have look through Hebrew names?

mathanxiety Sun 11-Nov-12 21:04:22

There is Janos (pr Yanosh)

mathanxiety Sun 11-Nov-12 21:06:51

Aram (Armenian name)
Arnaud or Arno
Arlo
Ari

RubyrooUK Sun 11-Nov-12 21:19:41

These are great. Keep them coming! Although DH has instantly banned Attila......too many The Hun associations for him....smile

mathanxiety Mon 12-Nov-12 00:42:35

Ruslan
Aslan
Armin
Jonah
Zacchaeus
Zachariah
Omar
Samson
Malik

paolocee Mon 12-Nov-12 09:43:52

How about Victor/Viktor?

RubyrooUK Mon 12-Nov-12 10:52:44

Thanks everyone. Some great names on here. Just trying to balance a name we love with it being at least vaguely recognisable in the UK. No-one can ever spell or pronounce DS1's name (although it is very short!) which we hadn't expected as we didn't think it was very unusual. Whoops.

Conrad/Konrad
Torin

Ebb Mon 12-Nov-12 17:58:05

Alexandru
Xavier
Nicolae
Abel
Fabian
Gabriel
Zoltan

Bearcrumble Mon 12-Nov-12 18:06:25

I like Sasha, Mischa, Antonin and Laszlo.

Also (though not E. European but may fit your bill) I like Dashiell.

Ezra
Corin
Ammon

All Hebrew ish, which you seem to favour (we do too).

Asher means happiness in Hebrew. Was on our list.

RubyrooUK Mon 12-Nov-12 18:46:51

How funny bear we were discussing Dashiell the other day as I liked it. DH liked the fact you could maybe be called "Dash" which sounded cool. smile

Rhubarbgarden Mon 12-Nov-12 18:51:02

I really Dashiell.

MyLastDuchess Mon 12-Nov-12 18:51:15

Joris (Your-iss): Dutch for George, quite common here.
Jarno (Yarn-o)
Jeroen (Ya-roon, more or less)

legalalien Mon 12-Nov-12 18:53:04

Peter
Josef

mathanxiety Tue 13-Nov-12 05:58:45

Dashiell is very cool.

Rhubarbgarden Tue 13-Nov-12 15:39:20

That should have been I really like Dashiell.

SoYo Tue 13-Nov-12 21:04:45

Dashiell is great and Dash would be a very cool nickname for boy of all ages! There's some great names on these lists. It's celtic names all the way for us (OH is Scottish and my family are all Irish and I've got an Irish name) but if it werent I'd be trying to force some of these into the list!

SoYo Tue 13-Nov-12 21:04:57

Dashiell is great and Dash would be a very cool nickname for boy of all ages! There's some great names on these lists. It's celtic names all the way for us (OH is Scottish and my family are all Irish and I've got an Irish name) but if it werent I'd be trying to force some of these into the list!

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