I. give. up - please name my third son.

(171 Posts)
persephoneplum Sun 06-Jan-13 10:03:50

So life is stressful right now. I'm heavily pregnant, will be moving house soon, have two kids at home on summer holidays and they're driving me nuts and now DH decides he doesn't like the names Jarvis or Kit. Plus it'll be 37 degrees on Tuesday.

Can you please name my third son? Pick just one name that you would think is absolutely perfect with his brother's names of Felix and Theodore.

Parameters:
- Nothing in the top ten (I know Theo and Felix are popular in the UK - not so here in Australia)
- looking for something quirky but familiar - nothing predictable like William or Sebastian
- Use Jarvis and Kit as your guide

Just one name. If we end up going with it, I'll send you a present all the way from Australia. I have 8 weeks until baby son #3 is born - please help! smile

gingermcflea Sun 06-Jan-13 10:06:51

Felix, Theodore and Arlo

Good luck!

decktheballs Sun 06-Jan-13 10:06:58

Jackson
Mason
Ethan
Kinnon
Christian

SkivingAgain Sun 06-Jan-13 10:08:02

Harvey
Pip
Todd

persephoneplum Sun 06-Jan-13 10:08:26

Argh, it's not going to be 37... it's going to be 43 degrees!!!! ARGH!

http://weather.smh.com.au/local.jsp

SchmancyPants Sun 06-Jan-13 10:08:43

Evan

Oscar
Isaac

musttidyupAllTheChristmasShite Sun 06-Jan-13 10:10:23

Sonny

HDee Sun 06-Jan-13 10:10:36

George
Bo
Ryder

HerRoyalVagisty Sun 06-Jan-13 10:11:02

Jago
Milo
Silas
Jonah

MumOfTheMoos Sun 06-Jan-13 10:12:12

Sasha
Max
Gabriel

insanityscratching Sun 06-Jan-13 10:13:48

Josh
Cyrus
Max
Axel

TeaBrick Sun 06-Jan-13 10:14:49

Inigo

TeaBrick Sun 06-Jan-13 10:15:15

Zack

papooshka Sun 06-Jan-13 10:16:21

Jude

schplappo Sun 06-Jan-13 10:21:31

Otto
Seth
Cosmo
Acer
Bruno
Rory

Good luck! I have 5 weeks to go and it was 39 degrees where I am the other day...

Poppins27 Sun 06-Jan-13 10:24:43

Rudi would be my suggestion.

But also loving Bruno and Axel which have already been mentioned!!

WaspFactory Sun 06-Jan-13 10:24:53

Henry

Poppins27 Sun 06-Jan-13 10:25:43

Oh and I also forgot how much I like Cooper...!?

ShowOfHands Sun 06-Jan-13 10:27:03

LOVE schplappo's list.

Ivo
Jasper
Hector
Hamish
Abraham (Bram)
Ezekiel (Zeke)
Caspar
Cassius
Dexter
Solomon

TheKindnessOfStrangers Sun 06-Jan-13 10:27:11

Ambrose (also of Greek origin and I love it). Felix, Theodore and Ambrose (I've heard it shortened to Ambry, by the way, which is also nice).

Themobstersknife Sun 06-Jan-13 10:31:28

Wilson
Beck

Themobstersknife Sun 06-Jan-13 10:32:48

Also love Arlo as already mentioned.
Fraser
Ira

peachypips Sun 06-Jan-13 10:35:39

Soren

Clovis.

SpikyLikey Sun 06-Jan-13 10:36:47

Felix, Theodore and...

Barnaby
Asher
Otis
Ike
Dashiell
Atticus
Levi
Hugo
Dexter
Jasper
Gene
Gus
Silas

Horatio

Ham69 Sun 06-Jan-13 10:40:48

You still have a while, please don't panic. You have A LOT going on right now. Anyone would be stressed in yiur situation! Things will calm down once your DS's are back at school and you have more time to yourself.
Go with Kit, it's lovely and goes really well with your other DS's names (which I love). Your DH will come round once things have calmed down a bit.
Good luck.

Startail Sun 06-Jan-13 10:40:49

Caleb
is my favourite slightly unusual boys name.

ScrambledSmegs Sun 06-Jan-13 10:44:22

Finn
Nathaniel (Nate)
Luka

OhIWishThereWasABook Sun 06-Jan-13 10:46:04

Spike
Laurie
Milo
Miles
Basil
Sacha
Saxon

TheOldestCat Sun 06-Jan-13 10:47:15

Agree with ScambledSmegs - Nate is lovely and goes with Felix and Theodore.

ProphetOfDoom Sun 06-Jan-13 10:47:29

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lockets Sun 06-Jan-13 10:48:07

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mellowcat Sun 06-Jan-13 10:48:50

Rex or Caspian?

Or Woody (Edward?)

EvenIfYouSeeAPoppy Sun 06-Jan-13 10:49:14

Ferdinand
Orlando
Columba
Clement
Wolfgang

HestonsFatCock Sun 06-Jan-13 10:50:11

Rufus.

Please. I didn't get to call either of my boys that and now it's too late.

persephoneplum Sun 06-Jan-13 10:54:31

I too think Kit is fab... DH being so difficult. I wish I could go into an induced coma right now until March, but you're right Ham, it will all pass. Bring on autumn smile

I quite like Rupert too.

mummybare Sun 06-Jan-13 10:58:52

Theodore, Felix and Cassius

NoCarbsBeforeBarbs Sun 06-Jan-13 11:09:30

Felix, Theo and Jed.

Perfect :-)

WineOhWhy Sun 06-Jan-13 11:11:51

Kit goes. Every Felix I know has a brother called Jasper. Milo also goes.

Harrysmummysarah1 Sun 06-Jan-13 11:12:09

Abel. Zeus. Sonny. Wesley. Maximus. Jett. Kerr. Blake . Blaze. Harley. Rocco. Vincent. Orlon. Maddox. Orion. Gunner. Pierce. Darrius.

persephoneplum Sun 06-Jan-13 11:14:41

You're right WineOhWhy - I know two Felix and Jasper brother sets.

Some great suggestions here smile Thanks.

PostmanPatsBlackandWhiteCat Sun 06-Jan-13 11:16:43

Jet
Kane
Orion
Blade
Morton

Harrysmummysarah1 Sun 06-Jan-13 11:17:23

Slate and kace also. Zane. Keane. Jagger. Paxton

Travis
Sebastian
Artie/Arthur
Caspar

Allaquandry Sun 06-Jan-13 11:20:31

Benedict

SpikyLikey Sun 06-Jan-13 11:22:27

Wilbur
Earl
Herbie
Chester
Roscoe
Sylvester
Seth
Amos
Luther
Fletcher
Jonas
Emil
Gilbert
Asa
Eli

Snapespeare Sun 06-Jan-13 11:22:47

Felix, Theo and Hector

Felix, Theo and Hamish

You are going to shout/laugh at me, but I'm a huge Harry potter fan and Albus is a fab name.

Felix, Theo and Albus.

thekitchenfairy Sun 06-Jan-13 11:25:03

Hugo
Rowan
Abe (Abel)
Stanley

Yama Sun 06-Jan-13 11:26:13

Felix, Theo and Nate.

OrangeLily Sun 06-Jan-13 11:34:41

Oh bum I opened the thread thinking Theodore! But you've already got there. I like James too.

SpikyLikey Sun 06-Jan-13 11:41:19

Leander
Lucien
Reuben
Ephraim
Giles
Eldridge
Seymour
Raphael
Saul
Quincy
Percy
Lenny
Elmore

Ohmydarlin Sun 06-Jan-13 13:04:54

Orson
Griffin
Linus

MaryPoppinsBag Sun 06-Jan-13 13:10:08

Felix, Theodore and Max.
Felix, Theodore and Hugo.
Felix, Theodore and Jude.
Felix, Theodore and George.
Felix, Theodore and Rex.

UrsulaBuffay Sun 06-Jan-13 13:12:01

Jago

UrsulaBuffay Sun 06-Jan-13 13:13:11

Solomon (sol)
Seth

devonsmummy Sun 06-Jan-13 13:13:26

Tate
Cade
Grady
Flynn
Ivo
Nate
Oscar
Rudy
Seth

Preferthedogtothekids Sun 06-Jan-13 13:17:10

Keir or Owen.
My two top choices for my own son, but I was outvoted and went for Ben instead.

5madthings Sun 06-Jan-13 13:23:41

I have a theo and his brothers are

Oscar reuben

Dylan lucas and rudi arlo.

Felix was also on our list!

Empross76 Sun 06-Jan-13 13:30:11

I prefer Nathaniel shortened to 'Nat'. Sounds cooler. Already mentioned but Arlo, Milo and Keir are also super cool and go well with your sons names. Also agree with Kit. Your husband may come around - my husband was never on board with my preferred name for our son, then when he was born decided he liked it and it suited him!
Good luck!

seeker Sun 06-Jan-13 13:32:55

Patrick

charitygirl Sun 06-Jan-13 13:33:49

Ira.

Otis.

CornishMade Sun 06-Jan-13 13:36:49

Hal

amck5700 Sun 06-Jan-13 13:38:30

Hayden
Innes
Crispin
Miles

Sofiamum Sun 06-Jan-13 13:38:55

Leon
Saul

Sofiamum Sun 06-Jan-13 13:39:17

Ethan

barbiecollector Sun 06-Jan-13 13:39:37

Rufus.

amck5700 Sun 06-Jan-13 13:40:16

Austin

5madthings Sun 06-Jan-13 13:43:19

Rufus, otis, tate, and emmett were also on our lists.

louisianablue2000 Sun 06-Jan-13 13:43:22

Harald (nickname Hal)

BikeRunSki Sun 06-Jan-13 13:58:19

Ambrose
Amos
Toby
Even
Evan
Noah
Rory
Pip

Bluestocking Sun 06-Jan-13 14:02:58

It's got to be Benedict, hasn't it? Felix means lucky or successful, Theodore means gift of God, and Benedict means blessed.
Other possibilities might be Lucius/Lucian (light) or Anand (joy - Hindi/Sanskrit) or Asher (lucky/blessed - Hebrew) or Casimir (peaceful leader - Slavic).

comeonbishbosh Sun 06-Jan-13 14:28:21

Ivor
Rufus
and another vote for Arlo!
(also would very much back you up on Kit!)

thegreylady Sun 06-Jan-13 14:51:09

Zachary
Kester nn Kit
Bruno
Arthur
Gabriel nn Gabe
Gilbert nn Gil

baskingseals Sun 06-Jan-13 17:32:52

Joel

Fabian

Rafael

Sholto

Serge

Xavier

also agree that Arlo is a wonderful name, which would go well with your other boys.

missmapp Sun 06-Jan-13 17:36:04

Quinn

Gus

archie

Also love arlo

JimbosJetSet Sun 06-Jan-13 17:36:37

Ned I think

peanutMD Sun 06-Jan-13 17:38:37

I am due in 8 Weeks too smile

We've decided to go with Ruairi for a boy.

Permisson Sun 06-Jan-13 18:32:06

Alban

Also like previous suggestions of Gil short for Gilbert, and Nat short for Nathaniel.

ZolaBuddleia Sun 06-Jan-13 19:29:27

Love Gus, Rex, Gil(bert), Dashiell and Sol(omon).

I'm on an MN drive pushing Lev today. What about Lysander?

HelpOneAnother Sun 06-Jan-13 19:59:04

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HelpOneAnother Sun 06-Jan-13 20:00:21

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Catchingmockingbirds Sun 06-Jan-13 20:02:24

Parker
Tobias
Noah
Isaac
Caleb
Dexter
Cole
Hunter
Zachary
Sebastian

LynetteScavo Sun 06-Jan-13 20:03:09

Felix, Theodore and Jonas.

SmallKindnesses Sun 06-Jan-13 20:06:22

Lev. Wish I could have had this for ds2, dh wasn't up for it.

nowwearefour Sun 06-Jan-13 20:09:30

Roman, Reuben, Caleb

VerityClinch Sun 06-Jan-13 20:11:27

I like Milo and Seth, but they've been mentioned lots already.

My DC have friends called:

Oakley
Harrison
Lochlan
Hector
Tobias
Sebastian

EnjoyResponsibly Sun 06-Jan-13 20:11:42

Nathan

Xavier

kitsmummy Sun 06-Jan-13 20:12:18

I have a Kit!!! So, like me, you may also like:

Lysander
Woody
Rufus

Jesse

Love Nat, love Alban.

Love Jesse the most. Had two DDs! angry

sickofsocalledexperts Sun 06-Jan-13 20:18:34

I like Robert, shortened to Robb

BabysPointlessPocket Sun 06-Jan-13 20:22:58

Ellis
Jonah
Sullivan (Sully)
Drew
Cody
Baxter

fusspot66 Sun 06-Jan-13 20:29:09

I'm channeling 'John'!

schmee Sun 06-Jan-13 20:33:55

Love Benedict (nn Ned). Nathaniel means 'gift from God" so the same as Theodore.

amck5700 Sun 06-Jan-13 20:35:04

Help - Struan is a traditional name in my family "clan" but although I have two boys, I couldn't get my OH to even consider it sad

Rhubarbgarden Sun 06-Jan-13 20:45:49

Dominic
Magnus

CPtart Sun 06-Jan-13 20:45:56

Laurence (Laurie)

Starfishkiss Sun 06-Jan-13 20:47:50

Camden

TillyTommyTootToot Sun 06-Jan-13 20:49:44

Xander

tinkerbelllisa Sun 06-Jan-13 20:50:36

Rupert,Tarquin or Crispin

tinkerbelllisa Sun 06-Jan-13 20:52:06

or St John (pronounced Sinjin !!)

planestrainsautomobiles Sun 06-Jan-13 20:56:35

Hope these haven't been mentioned

Rory
Jago
Ivo
Tristram
Hugo

yellowsnownoteatwillyou Sun 06-Jan-13 20:59:05

Blake
Blair
another for Rufus but I have an unusual pet with that name
I love Floyd DH not so keen
jareth
Everett
Flynn
and lachlan
these are from my list for current bump, Felix and Theodore are on it as well.

DewDr0p Sun 06-Jan-13 21:01:44

Hamish. Angus. Jude. Alban. Finn. Fergus. Aidan. Arthur.

DewDr0p Sun 06-Jan-13 21:02:49

Forgot Gabriel!

FaintlyMacabre Sun 06-Jan-13 21:06:46

Robin.

tinkerbelllisa Sun 06-Jan-13 21:09:43

Constantine
Horatio
Blase
Jared

commuter Sun 06-Jan-13 21:10:36

Cole
Reuben
Lauchlan
Ruaridh
Hamish

the Old Testament is always worth a look!

tinkerbelllisa Sun 06-Jan-13 21:10:37

Xavier

IceNoSlice Sun 06-Jan-13 21:10:42

Angus
Zane

Blatherskite Sun 06-Jan-13 21:10:54

Harlan?
Torin?

OscarPistoriusBitontheside Sun 06-Jan-13 21:11:43

Gabriel
Leander
Francis

CaHoHoHootz Sun 06-Jan-13 21:11:49

Leander

Atticus

yeah, I. Know that is two names but I love them both

CaHoHoHootz Sun 06-Jan-13 21:12:38

Ohh spooky cross post ......obviously it HAS to be Leander now.....

Ohhelpohnoitsa Sun 06-Jan-13 21:12:58

Rufus, definitely or Gabriel or Angus.

longjane Sun 06-Jan-13 21:15:21

oscar
Aureus

tinkerbelllisa Sun 06-Jan-13 21:16:13

Lysander or Oberon

GeordieCherry Sun 06-Jan-13 21:16:53

Frank
Chet
Silas
Yuri
Stan
Herbie

(You have my vote for Kit too)

cashmere Sun 06-Jan-13 21:16:56

Rafe/Ralph
Cassius
Blake

Reaa Sun 06-Jan-13 21:18:14

Kier smile

tootssweet Sun 06-Jan-13 21:19:59

Apologies if they've been mentioned but for what they're worth:

Quinn
Morten
Murdo (great Scottish name that just didn't work for our ds)

tinkerbelllisa Sun 06-Jan-13 21:23:43

Shulto
Munroe
Ethan

I like kit!

Also Max been suggested which is cute
I have an Archie and love the name. He is a Sweet little blonde boy.

We liked really traditional names so I am not much help - considered things like charlie and Henry and james. Archie was quite radical for us!!!

persephoneplum Sun 06-Jan-13 22:02:23

You guys are AMAZING!! Thanks so much!

Am loving Benedict (need all-kinds-of-awesome nickname though, that isn't Ben or Ned as we have close friends with sons called Ben and Ned).

Lots of other names aren't suitable because the last name starts with L and ends in 'ie' so we can't have Archie, Ari, Artie, or any L names for example. I do love Lysander but DH doesn't.

I love Arlo but not sure about having a Theo and an Arlo. Same for Max and Felix - too similar.

I'm going to make a shortlist from these amazing contributions and put them to him. I'll still be gunning for Kit - it really is perfect and honours my father. Christopher will be in the middle if we don't use Christopher/Kit for first.

Thank you all!

Tistheseasontobedramatic Sun 06-Jan-13 22:23:21

Riley
Finlay

Blue
Casper
Hardy
Lester.
Xavier
Dp's suggestion is Farren

Jezabelle Sun 06-Jan-13 22:32:26

Cailan
Beau
Lochlan
Flynn
Nye
Tobias
Tate
Monty

I LOVE Kit too. See if you can talk him round!

ZolaBuddleia Sun 06-Jan-13 22:42:51

Wait! It has to be Anselm.

VictorAndBarry Sun 06-Jan-13 22:52:14

Patrick

Simon

beeroclock Sun 06-Jan-13 22:53:43

Noah
Rueben
Otto

Bluestocking Sun 06-Jan-13 22:54:41

Christopher/Kit would be lovely!
Re kickass nicknames for Benedict, the only Benedict I know is known as Ben and I'm not sure that any other diminutives are very convincing. Dix, perhaps?

bananaramma Sun 06-Jan-13 23:09:38

Felix, Theodore and Quentin

Felix, Theodore and Reuben

Southwest Sun 06-Jan-13 23:19:27

Benedict
Alexander (Xander)
Kit is good
Arlo
Jago
Edward
Hugo
Harry
Charles

I do expect that quite a few of those will not appeal to you

Southwest Sun 06-Jan-13 23:21:37

Reuben Max and Louis are good too although I have just read your comment above

The only Benedict I know is Ben

Innes
Blair
Quinn
Skylar
Jude

Skyebluesapphire Sun 06-Jan-13 23:34:55

Miles

sonnieboo Mon 07-Jan-13 12:02:36

I'd avoid similar sounding names (e.g. those ending in X or O) but think that

Felix, Theo and Arthur
Felix, Theo and Quinn
Felix, Theo and Rory

all sound great together. Good luck.

AndOnAndOnAndOn Tue 08-Jan-13 00:03:25

Jude

Geranium3 Tue 08-Jan-13 15:10:47

rowan?
julius?
feargal?
ralphael?
rafferty?
If i win could the prize be a hols in oz, very murky here today in UK!!!!!!
Good luck

ZolaBuddleia Tue 08-Jan-13 15:24:34

Lucian? Lucien?

stickygingerbread Tue 08-Jan-13 15:52:57

Oh my goodness, I love your names.

I recently tried to talk my sister into using Christopher/Kit as a nick, but she went with Richard when my nephew was born 2 weeks ago. I love Kit as a nick - to me it evokes a classic masculine man of action & brains.

Can you sneak it past dh by proposing Christopher?

Some other of my favorites:

Magnus
Marcus
Lucas
Lucius
Casimir
Aaron
Finn (got another nevvy named Finn)
Roger
Edgar
Edward

GardenWorm Tue 08-Jan-13 16:11:06

Oakes ;o)

stickygingerbread Tue 08-Jan-13 16:18:06

Maxmilian and Quentin would fit in well too.

3rdnparty Tue 08-Jan-13 16:21:37

have a Theo and agree not another 'o' sound although love orlando and arlo... other options were-

Montague- (Monty)
Rowan
Lucian
like kit but not sure Christopher goes with the other two....

ScrambledSmegs Tue 08-Jan-13 17:22:24

Kit IS lovely. I hope your DH agrees with you soon.

ThePathanKhansWitch Tue 08-Jan-13 17:36:43

Dominic.

natsmum100 Tue 08-Jan-13 19:14:45

Call him Christian then we'll call him Kit for short.

3smellysocks Wed 09-Jan-13 00:01:14

Milo, Sid, Rex, Monty, Rufus, Rafe,

3smellysocks Wed 09-Jan-13 00:02:45

Lucas

Locketjuice Wed 09-Jan-13 00:09:45

Frankie
Ernie
Finlay
Malachi
Sonny

mummyplonk Wed 09-Jan-13 00:12:09

Felix, Theodore & Stanley
Or
Felix, Theodore & Sidney

HansieMom Wed 09-Jan-13 00:25:43

Xander, from Alexander
Ian
Quinn (similar to Finn which I like but you do not want two F names, or do you?)

Dottiespots Wed 09-Jan-13 00:30:11

Hi, havnt read thread, sorry, but Im Australian and my suggestion for what its worth is.......Declan. smile

Linus
Aldous

FergusSingsTheBlues Wed 09-Jan-13 08:07:47

Caleb
Gabriel
Raphael

TalkativeJim Thu 10-Jan-13 13:16:47

Lancelog

BooksandaCuppa Thu 10-Jan-13 14:03:49

After your further criteria, I like:

Gabe/Gabriel
Rafe
Hugh
Jonty
Joly/Jolyon

but I really like Kit, too!!!

iheartmycat Thu 10-Jan-13 15:23:26

Felix, Theo and .... Kristian (nn Kit!)
Felix, Theo and .... Amos (means 'carried'...St Christopher traditionally carried...vague link...lol)

tammytoby Thu 10-Jan-13 15:31:24

Felix, Theo and Quentin/Quinn
Felix, Theo and Dominic

are lovely and go well together imo. Good luck.

iheartmycat Thu 10-Jan-13 16:44:16

Carson?

Yama Thu 10-Jan-13 19:33:40

If nobody has said it then can I suggest Cormac?

Yama Thu 10-Jan-13 19:34:38

Nickname could be 'Mac'. Which, as my seven year old would say, is well cool.

Preferthedogtothekids Thu 10-Jan-13 21:44:15

I know a Christopher, son of Christopher, who has been called Tiff all his life. It suits him :-)

mrsR1991 Fri 11-Jan-13 13:25:17

jasper xx

Tinselandchocolates Fri 11-Jan-13 13:30:53

Felix, Theo and Alistair. Normal but not too popular.
Good luck

LoganMummy Sat 12-Jan-13 10:52:39

Felix, Theo & Oscar
Felix, Theo & Ruaridh

Tristan
Edmund
Julian
Samson/Samuel
Heston
Guy
Andrew

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Sat 12-Jan-13 15:40:17

Hallam (Hal for short)

Ellie092 Sat 12-Jan-13 19:08:48

Mason

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