I don't like any boys names at all, inspire me please.

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Ds4 is due in 9 weeks <eek> and I seem to have name apathy and nothing appeals to me.

It will be an Irish name - one of the more unusual ones probably as exp seems to have a thing for awkward to spell and pronounce names. His favourite is Padraigh (pard-ric) but I stumble over the word ever time I try and say it.

The only name I love he says no to as the shortened version is awful, which it is so I can't argue with him about that.

He will have a common Irish surname.

Prefer not to have a name starting with J, M or C.

Any ideas?

mayihaveaboxofchoculaits Mon 26-Nov-12 09:58:01

You've still got a lot of time to think it through (many people do an about turn when they see their baby). bumping this for more ideas.

CheerfulYank Mon 26-Nov-12 10:05:59

I don't know much about Irish names, but I've always liked Declan and Eamonn.

Good luck and congrats! I'm in the opposite boat...I don't like any girl's names! But I've got until May at least, and don't even know it's a girl for sure. smile

phoolani Mon 26-Nov-12 10:22:18

Starts with an M unfortunately, but I've always loved Malachi, no idea if it's unusual or not. I also like Donnacha (sp?).

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 26-Nov-12 10:33:15

Do you want an Irish first name?

Maybe Torin?

Frikadellen Mon 26-Nov-12 10:56:06


ConfusedandBemused Mon 26-Nov-12 11:08:15

Tiernan....pron Teer nan
Tadgh......pron Tiiiieg.....long I as in lie
Fiachra....pron Fee ak ra
Darragh....Dar ah
Donnagh....Done ah

I think part of the problem is that I love ds3s name so much that nothing comes close to being as perfect as it. I hated it at first but it really suits him now.

Doesn't help that exp has a massive family and they have used loads of names up already.

Declan/Eamon/Sean are all in use
Malachy is very close to one of my boys names already
Donnacha - not sure how you would pronounce it?
Torin - is that pronounced how it sounds?
Lorcan was on the list for ds3 and I think would go quite well with his name. Will suggest it to exp.
I don't like Quin or Neill but exp has always loved Niall, I don't mind it but it doesn't grab me.
Tate - I like this name at the moment because ice been watching American xfactor blush and love country music.
Tiernan is on the list, I have trouble remembering how to say it though.
Dara/Darragh I like but would give ds4 almost an identical name to a tv personality.
Conal I quite like like but am trying to avoid giving the boys the same initials. Which vetoes Cillian unfortunately as its grown on me since it was suggested for ds3.

I don't really mind whether the name is Irish or not to be honest, although its important to ex. And I think having (2 common Irish/English named children and 1 typically irish named) one name different to the rest would seem odd. So will stick to the Irish names for the moment I think. I can't really argue against it seeing as I have no suggestions of my own to offer up.

The list so far contains


Thank you all smile


ConfusedandBemused Mon 26-Nov-12 13:51:17

Donnacha is pronounced Done ah ka

phoolani Wed 28-Nov-12 13:52:16

Love Lorcan!

BellaTheGymnast Wed 28-Nov-12 14:02:35

Tobin (pronounced toe been, there's an accent on the i that I can't do on a phone)
Jarlaith (jar leth)
Oisin (osheen)

Gwennan Wed 28-Nov-12 14:03:56

Names with a Celtic feel:


BellaTheGymnast Wed 28-Nov-12 14:04:18


babyblabber Wed 28-Nov-12 17:59:21

Senan or Eoin. Love Lorcan too!

catgirl1976 Wed 28-Nov-12 18:28:21


I forgot about this thread blush - thank you for all the suggestions.

My ds3s name has been suggested a few times best name in the world ever

Lorcan is growing on me, and although I don't like Finn, ex keeps suggesting Finnbar. Would you get laughed st if your name was Finnbar though?

YouCanBe Thu 29-Nov-12 10:09:42

I prefer Lorcan to Finnbar myself.

With regard to Finbarr, Viz is still going ...

Lorcan is good - how about Lachlan?

Mu1berries Thu 29-Nov-12 13:17:02


that's a fabulous name. I quite like Lorcan too. Wouldn't be mad about Finbar.

Padraig has so many different spellings. I love Patrick though.

Mu1berries Thu 29-Nov-12 13:19:41

ps, why are you trying to please your xp? i'd say i'm choosing thank you good bye.

PerryCombover Thu 29-Nov-12 13:20:58

I loved a boy called Lorcan when I was little and have never met a horrible Lorcan



BarryShitpeas Thu 29-Nov-12 13:35:55


CheerfulYank Thu 29-Nov-12 14:54:41

I like Tate too Dinosaurs, and Tate Stevens is nice though we all know Carly Rose has it in the bag. wink

I love country music (well most of it) so have a soft spot for him. He doesn't look right when he takes his hat off though. I thought Simon got it right when he sent the young girl (Beatrice?) home, she looked under so much pressure. I really don't like Cece though. There seems to be so much more talent in xfactor USA than xfactor, they kept going on about Ella being 16 - some of these girls are 12/13 and could sing rings around her! <I don't know anyone else that watches it sorry!>

I think ex has as much say in baby names as I do as he's the babies dad smile although he can be a bit of a bully, but then I can be a stroppy mare and am not above stropping off to the registry office alone if we can't agree blush

Looks like I will be offering up Lorcan and Tiernan. And Tate although he will tell me that's not a proper Irish name. To which I will probably reply that ds4 won't be a proper Irish baby as his mother (me) is English! (I hope that isn't an offensive thing to have just said?)

How is Phelim pronounced? I am reading it as phlegm!

I like Diarmud we have a friend with the same name though, it was on the list for ds3.

Ooooh just noticed Francis. I am liking it a lot. <adds it to list>

CheerfulYank Thu 29-Nov-12 15:36:22

I think Simon did the right thing by Beatrice too. She just wasn't ready, poor little thing.

Carly Rose is very very talented but has had a lot of training, been in numerous stage shows, etc. They seem to leave that part out! smile It doesn't make her any less gifted (because she truly is) but I think a lot of the time our (American) performers have had more training than the contestants I've seen on the UK version.

<Remembers this is baby names, not TV addicts> I think Lorcan is nice. Rugged-sounding.

CheerfulYank Thu 29-Nov-12 15:37:48

Oh and I LOVE country music as well smile

I've just discovered Toby Keith, I'm quite liking American Soldier and Whiskey For My Horses at the moment. I'm feeling rather patriotic and I am not American in the slightest must be hormones

rainbow2000 Thu 29-Nov-12 15:49:42

Phelim is pronounced feelem
How about Pascal.Liam.Niall,Rian[reen]

One of exes favourite names is Niall, I don't mind it. Thanks got the pronunciation, I can't get my head round some of the names.

There's a Kian in DS's class, I always assumed it's Irish, and think it sounds quite nice.

BellaTheGymnast Thu 29-Nov-12 17:13:51

Ciarán? Love Pascal.

We have a Kieran and a Kian if the family already although its spelt wrong differently.

Pascal sounds French to me, it is a nice name though - makes me think of a handsome French man with a sexy accent grin rather than a little freckled ginger dinky boy that i will more than likely have smile

CheerfulYank Thu 29-Nov-12 17:47:25

Aidan is massively popular here but I've always thought it was nice.

Eoghan? (That's Owen, right? confused )

I also love Riordan and Seamus.

If you like Toby Keith you should listen to "How Do You Like Me Now"...great eff you song. grin

Mu1berries Thu 29-Nov-12 19:50:55

Neil/Niall for a baby? They are just so.... banal. But I don't hate them. I prefer the spelling Eoin. Eoghan is a bit much for me. riordan is a sur name.

CheerfulYank Thu 29-Nov-12 20:14:57

Oh...that's probably the American in me. grin I know a few little Riordans.

Astralabe Thu 29-Nov-12 20:33:40


Mu1berries Thu 29-Nov-12 20:52:13

Cheerful I can see the appeal in America!

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