Help needed - boys names to go with Poppy and Archie!!

(43 Posts)
lucywiltshire Wed 16-Jan-13 22:46:58

Babba 3 is due in Feb and we have no idea on boys names to go with Poppy and Archie. Our surname is tricky and the best names are those ending in y/ie sound. Names ending in A are a no-no for our surname. So far we have agreed on absolutely nothing!!! How can it be this hard especially when we have had 8 months to think about it!!! Girls names are sorted but we think we are having a boy. Help required please Mummies!!!

TurkeyDino Wed 16-Jan-13 22:49:46

Charlie, Harry, Alfie (might be too close to Archie for your liking)

concessionsavailable Wed 16-Jan-13 22:50:59

I've just read DD1 her bedtime story which features a girl called Poppy, who has a brother called Archie. What are the chances? The baby sister is called Angel. I don't recommend that name, even if you were to have a girl.

amck5700 Wed 16-Jan-13 22:53:54


lucywiltshire Wed 16-Jan-13 22:55:18

TurkeyDino - I love Charlie. Hubby hates it. He loves Harry. I don't. Alfie is too close to Archie. You are definitely on our wavelength though!
concessions - not sure we'd ever consider Angel but thanks for the warning! This name-choosing is a minefield!!!!

DisappointedHorse Wed 16-Jan-13 22:55:19

Seth. I know an Archie and Seth and they're adorable.

Ruprekt Wed 16-Jan-13 22:55:56

Poppy, Archie and Max

I would prefer a name without ie to go with the names you have.

Poppy, Archie and Tom
Poppy, Archie and Josh

Mummydoctor Wed 16-Jan-13 22:56:39

Perhaps :

My DS name is Archie. If Dd had been a boy she would have been one of the the following:

lucywiltshire Wed 16-Jan-13 23:00:11

Seth has been discussed and not ruled out yet! Max, Tom (if Thomas) and Josh don't work with our very difficult surname. James is an option and hubby's middle name. Hadn't considered Gregory or Gregor as feel they are a bit middle aged for a babba. Freddie is very popular amongst our friends. Ruprekt - interesting you should say to avoid the y/ie as our most likely choice of girls name is Hope which we feel goes really well esp as no more kids after this one, almost like a full stop! Plus babba has a kidney disorder so Hope feels right

TurkeyDino Wed 16-Jan-13 23:02:48

OP same story with me and my DH, only he loved Charlie and I loved Harry. We went for Alfie in the end. (DS1 is Daniel and I will try to remember the other names we considered)

amck5700 Wed 16-Jan-13 23:03:39

they are a bit middle aged for a babba

Thing is, they are not a babba for long unfortunately sad

Piemistress Wed 16-Jan-13 23:04:26

I like Hope, ditto post above if our DD had been a girl we loved Harris or Lachlan. I think Lachlan is great with Poppy and Archie

amck5700 Wed 16-Jan-13 23:05:48

William would be nice too.

amck5700 Wed 16-Jan-13 23:07:01

Hamish - Scottish for James?

Ruprekt Wed 16-Jan-13 23:08:58

Yes - like a full stop.

My DB has Charlie, Milly and Tom - Tom is a full stop!!

Poppy, Archie and Hope. Lovely.

Poppy, Archie and Ben.

lucywiltshire Wed 16-Jan-13 23:16:38

wow - so many great suggestions, thanks everyone! Lots are already in use in our families unfortunately and others not an option with our blinking surname, but Lachlan def an option (love Lockie for a nn although no idea how we would spell that!). Hubby has Scottish blood so would like Hamish or Angus but they sound ridiculous with our surname. Ben is an option but hubby likes Benjamin and I prefer Benedict. Hubby suggested Toby last night and the jury is still out. William would be perfect, as would Henry but they are my bro and my nephew! We left it so late to have our babbas that most names have already been snapped up by family and close friends.Tom is really growing on me but def not Thomas and I am not keen on Tommy.

lucywiltshire Wed 16-Jan-13 23:18:26

oh and George is a possible although Archie is obsessed with George as in Peppa's brother and so as far as I am concerned George is a cute piglet who carries a dinosaur everywhere!

amck5700 Wed 16-Jan-13 23:19:07

How about Ed - either Edgar or Edwin rather than Edward?

or Joe/Joseph?

amck5700 Wed 16-Jan-13 23:20:28

George is nice - it was my Dad's name.

Maybe Alister?

lucywiltshire Wed 16-Jan-13 23:22:19

amck - I was thinking of Edmund earlier - nn either Ned or Teddy. Like Joe a lot. Alister hasn't even been considered - must be the only name we haven't discussed!!

Startail Wed 16-Jan-13 23:25:21

Love Charlie,
Stevie loads of Steven/Stephen's at my school also my DGradfather and the name DSIS would have called a DS.
I've met a Bertie short for Robert, but can't get past Bertie the bus in the Thomas stories.
Davy might light up a few ideas (sorry)
Kobee (hmmm?)
Robbie, Bobbie (Ronnie say's my autocorrect)
Willie (just no!)

amck5700 Wed 16-Jan-13 23:25:56

With Alister you have the joy of picking the spelling - don't use a "d" it's a bit wet according to my OH hmm my youngest's middle name is Alastair (I think!) after his Grandad Alexander - it's all very confusing grin

I said Joe becasue I know brothers Tom and Joe

I like Ted/Teddy/Ned too.

lucywiltshire Wed 16-Jan-13 23:42:14

Finley is up there as a definite maybe, as is Bertie but I hate Bert - shame as Bertie is one of my faves!

The prob with Alistair is if was shortened to Ali it would rhyme with surname!

blindworm Wed 16-Jan-13 23:43:02

Finn/Finlay (much prefer it spelt Finlay to Finley)

lucywiltshire Wed 16-Jan-13 23:47:46

love Rory, always have, but hubby says a big fat no. Zach is a definite maybe.

lucywiltshire Wed 16-Jan-13 23:50:27

Thanks lovely people for your suggestions. Poor hubby, desperate for sleep and I'm ready for another names discussion with him!

Christoper / Kit

TheSecondComing Thu 17-Jan-13 00:07:27

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Sasparillo Thu 17-Jan-13 08:43:12

Poppy, Archie & Jack or Harry is Lovely ( you've got the same taste names as me, we've got a Daisy & Charlie and like yours, our surname is a pain! We can't have names that end in n or s sounds! Drives me mad because it eliminates loads of names I like!!! Gggrrr) good luck deciding xx

poppydaisy Thu 17-Jan-13 09:26:56

How about these for your babba, considering you like -ie names:
Poppy, Archie and Charlie
Poppy, Archie and Billy
Poppy, Archie and Robbie
Poppy, Archie and Alfie
Poppy, Archie and Willie
Poppy, Archie and Toby
Poppy, Archie and Harry
Poppy, Archie and Bertie

TillyTommyTootToot Thu 17-Jan-13 09:42:07

Oscar or Jasper would go nice with your other dc names.

Littlecherublegs Thu 17-Jan-13 09:51:58

I know a Poppy with brothers Charlie, Max and Rory (think you,ve already ruled these out though).

Other ie/y ending names:
Barney / Barnaby

Other suggestions:

Piemistress Thu 17-Jan-13 10:39:59

What about Rory with one of the other spellings like Ruaridh?

lucywiltshire Thu 17-Jan-13 13:52:49

My favourite is Charlie, followed by Bertie and Oscar. The ONLY name hubby and I agree on is Hector and while we both like it neither of us LOVE it. So is it better to go with a name which one of us loves but the other doesn't like, or a name we both like but don't love? And what is the view on Hector?

Sasparillo Thu 17-Jan-13 17:26:26

I'm really not keen on Hector, it's a bit much for my tastes, but I think it's better to go for something you agree on, and compromise, instead of pleasing one parent over the other xx

farmersdaugther Thu 17-Jan-13 18:10:21

DH's are so annoying when it come to this baby naming business, they should let us pick grin

What about Hugo, would that work?

Lachlan is a brilliant name, it's Lachie for a nn. You could have Lochlan aka Lockie! Brill envy


Edward - Eddie or Ted

IMHO - I like Poppy, Archie and Hector

farmersdaugther Thu 17-Jan-13 18:12:23

Jamie? Not James just Jamie

wiltingfast Thu 17-Jan-13 23:08:06


lucywiltshire Wed 19-Jun-13 21:28:15

just to say we had Toby George so ended up with Poppy, Archie and Toby x

bouncingbelle Wed 19-Jun-13 23:10:40

Robert nn bobby?

bugsybill Wed 19-Jun-13 23:23:23


bugsybill Wed 19-Jun-13 23:25:12

Oops sorry! Toby is a lovely choice! Congratulations

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