Unusual but proper boys names

(49 Posts)
KittyBreadfan Sun 06-Jan-13 20:45:02

Hi all
I'm after suggestions for an unusual/not frequently used boy's name please! I love Rory and was planning on using that (I am not pregnant yet but like to plan ahead) but a really good friend of mine has just called her baby that so I can't now (am sure she wouldn't mind but I would find it odd..)
My other two dcs have a "normal" first name then a more "different" middle name.

MothershipG Sun 06-Jan-13 20:50:40

Griffin, unusual but instantly pronounceable and spellable, which is handy if the child you use it for turns out to be dyslexic. wink

VBisme Sun 06-Jan-13 20:53:00

Could you give us your other DCs names?

I like Hector, Rupert, Jasper.

But it depends if it fits with the others.

KittyBreadfan Sun 06-Jan-13 20:58:25

Lennon and Conor (have totally just outed myself!)

Rowan
Asher
Horace
Bartholomew
Thaddeus
Matthias
Victor
Terence
Gregory
Wynn
Bramwell

amck5700 Sun 06-Jan-13 21:01:33

Ross
Ruaraidh
Cairn
Innes
Fergus

amck5700 Sun 06-Jan-13 21:02:23

Tiernan
Keir
Piers
Miles

VBisme Sun 06-Jan-13 21:04:26

Okay, so maybe a Gaelic name.

How do you like Aidan, Cathal, Niall, Taran?

Or how about Tyler, Jacob, Stuart?

amck5700 Sun 06-Jan-13 21:08:55

Torin
Ivo
Lorne
Callan

elleephant Sun 06-Jan-13 21:10:58

Senan
Cormac
Jarleth
Lorcan

smile

KittyBreadfan Sun 06-Jan-13 21:12:07

Ooh some awesome suggestions.I hadn't thought of here, Taran and Tiernan are both brilliant. I do like gaelic type names, I was toying with Ruaridh (that's pronounced Roo-ree isn't it?) but thought it might be too confusing since we're English, and too similar to Rory.
I keep seeing the name Tadhg in Irish stories, how is that pronounced?

elleephant Sun 06-Jan-13 21:23:20

Tai'g

Not ta ig iykwim

It's gaelic for Timothy

elleephant Sun 06-Jan-13 21:24:52

And yes re Roo Re, that is how it is said

elleephant Sun 06-Jan-13 21:27:59

Also Pronsias if you v unusual Irish names.

Pronounced prunsheus

elleephant Sun 06-Jan-13 21:30:04

Sorry it's proinsias and is Irish for Francis

amck5700 Sun 06-Jan-13 21:32:53

I suggested Keir, but I actually have a Ciar - which is pronounced exactly the same but sounds softer and different inside my head if that makes any sense grin

It's Gaelic - we thought we were going for the Scottish gaelic but think we ended up with the Irish one.

smegley Sun 06-Jan-13 21:33:34

my son is called Ted, i love it, its not common at all smile

amck5700 Sun 06-Jan-13 21:35:19

That reminds me smegley, I like Edgar too.

DizzyHoneyBee Sun 06-Jan-13 21:39:10

Love some of the suggestions, Keir and Rowan now on my list in case I have any more smile

We have Travis at the top of our list for a boy, followed by Griff (Griffin).

I also like Fergus.

bonnieslilsister Sun 06-Jan-13 21:40:50

Darwin, Hector, Fenwick,

MrsDeVere Sun 06-Jan-13 21:42:30

Asher
Rudy
Cassius
Harley
Asa
Hendrix
Marley
Lennon

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

ah what a great thread. I'm not pg either my dd2 is 4months old. but will be ttc end of the year hopefully. does anyone have any more suggestions for Irish names and how you pronounce them.

thanks smile

Mytwobeautifulgirls Sun 06-Jan-13 21:45:28

@smegley Ted is lovely you r very right not common at all.

PrincessMononoke Sun 06-Jan-13 21:46:39

Otis,
Milo,
Sol,
Theon (may not like this if your a GoT fan)

Passthesaltdear Sun 06-Jan-13 21:59:18

Caleb
Madoc
Torin
Chester

Starfishkiss Sun 06-Jan-13 22:06:08

I know a Cabhan pronounced Cavan

Are my eyes deceiving me or has someone said Conor is unusual? shock

tinkerbelllisa Sun 06-Jan-13 22:22:12

Cathal - i think that how its spelt - pronounced Ca'harl
I am sure I will be corrected if wrong by our friends across the water !
c

I know a Hal

pinkandyellowbutterfly Sun 06-Jan-13 22:36:49

lurrrrve Rory my chosen name if I have a boy

amck5700 Sun 06-Jan-13 22:37:45

UnnamedFemaleProtagonist - No, Conor is the name of one of the OPs boys.

KittyBreadfan Sun 06-Jan-13 22:48:07

Its my son's name Unnamed , we chose it because its a proper, real name although not overly common (as I'm frequent), the double n spelling is more popular. Where we live anyway.

Milo is also great! I love Inigo ("you killed my father, prepare to die!") but would be ripe for teasing in my town unfortunately. Asa was a fore-runner for me until OH told me it was the name of an old friend of his and he doesn't want his mates thinking we named a baby after him :/ especially since one of our boys' nicknames is the name of another mate.

OkayHazel Mon 07-Jan-13 01:49:47

I'm interested to know what Lennon and Conor's middle names are - so we can go for that level of weird?

I'm dying to use Cosmo!

FergusSingsTheBlues Mon 07-Jan-13 01:56:41

Gabriel, raphael

weegiemum Mon 07-Jan-13 02:06:33

If you like Gaelic names what about Aonghas (Angus), Domhnall (Donald - pronounced Doh-all), Malcolm, Tormond, Aidan, Columba, Ninian, Mungo, Murdo, Struan, Brodie, Innes, Cailin (Ka-line), Cameron, Munro, Lewis, Cashal, one of the various spellings of Calum, Ryan, (trying to think of more but it's late - these are all ones I've heard associated with my children's Gaelic school).

I'm only really much use with Scottish/Gaelic type boys names!!

DessieLou Mon 07-Jan-13 02:09:35

Phoebus? Errol? Emmett? Lorne? Gregor?

Rhubarbgarden Mon 07-Jan-13 08:03:31

Dominic
Owen
Euan

overtheseatocalais Mon 07-Jan-13 08:23:01

Lachlan Stirling Toreson Ike

I'm planning on using Rory if DC3 turns out to be a boy. My DS is called Nicholas. A proper name, but one you don't hear an awful lot.

Failing that, how about Patrick?

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Mon 07-Jan-13 11:49:19

Dara - my only Irish suggestion
Caspar
Felix
Jude
Stephen (not unusual but haven't heard it as a baby's name for ages)
Was going to suggest Gabriel but Fergus beat me to it
Thought of Keir too but amck5700 got there yesterday

bananaramma Mon 07-Jan-13 11:53:25

Victor
Gregory
Dominic
Quentin
Tristan

are all lovely, classic boys names that aren't overused at the moment.

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Mon 07-Jan-13 12:41:12

Just heard of a 'Gideon'.

weegiemum Mon 07-Jan-13 16:04:53

No! George Osbourne is officially Gideon!

I couldn't!!

lucywiltshire Sun 20-Jan-13 20:07:03

Jago - Cornish for James/Jacob (my DS middle name)

Sholto - Scottish, hoping to call next DS it

rainbow2000 Sun 20-Jan-13 22:54:45

Rian
Padraig
Cian
Daithi
Senan
Finlay
Fionn

wiltingfast Mon 21-Jan-13 08:46:50

Cathal is caw hul but the caw part is pronounced quite quickly.

NAR4 Tue 22-Jan-13 09:39:41

Reuben
Simon
Lawrence
Nathan
Hector
Dominic

Locketjuice Tue 22-Jan-13 13:32:30

Finley
Frankie
Malachi
Maverick
Hugo...
I have picked my next ones name if it's a boy but can't bring myself to tell yet as I have never heard anyone else use the name

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