2 weeks to go! Still no boy's names...help please!

(26 Posts)
MJandherdog Tue 22-Jan-13 10:46:52

We are due to have a DS in 2 weeks and my DH and I cannot agree on a name! We both have traditional taste but we can't find one that we both really love. I have a 4 year old daughter and I reeeeeeeaaaaaallly loved her ame when we chose it and still do, but with boys' names I'm just a bit "meh..."

Names that have been discussed but I can't seem t go firm on:

William- love Will but hate Bill and not passionate about William in full if I'm honest
Edward- love Ned and Ted but don't like Edward in full (but feel the need to have a full Sunday name)
Jonas
Felix
Michael- really like this and nn Mikey but I know this would wind up my MiL as it is my FiL's name and he's a chopper!

Am I being daft about the full name requirement? Arrrrgh!!! Any opinions welcome...

JimbosJetSet Tue 22-Jan-13 10:49:05

Christopher? Alexander? Robert? Peter? Oliver? Samuel?

Connor, James, Jack, Logan, Daniel?

bigbluebump Tue 22-Jan-13 10:55:23

Patrick, Sebastian, Quentin, Marcus, John?

lovechocolates Tue 22-Jan-13 11:10:30

Oliver, Jack, Toby, Thomas, Finley, Alfie

amck5700 Tue 22-Jan-13 11:56:56

Edwin or Edgar rather than edward?

Matthew
Nicolas
Lawrence

amck5700 Tue 22-Jan-13 11:58:08

Willard or Willoughby instead of William?

Elliot?

Yfronts Tue 22-Jan-13 13:25:11

Willoughby is lovely.

Edmund/Edgar/Edwin - with NN Ned. but actually I just love Ned on it's own and would happily put that on a birth certificate. There's also Jed, Lucas, Moses, Rex, Lex, Jude, Joel, Joe etc

Yfronts Tue 22-Jan-13 13:25:56

Theodore

Yfronts Tue 22-Jan-13 13:27:24

Benedict

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Tue 22-Jan-13 13:31:45

Felix still seems quite 'out there' but love it, are you okay with Jonas being shortened to Joe?

It would help if we knew what your DD's name is so we can see how it goes...?

MJandherdog Tue 22-Jan-13 13:50:28

Thanks for the suggestions girls...DD's name is Matilda if that helps?

ScubaSarah Tue 22-Jan-13 14:12:20

We don't know if DC1 will be DS or DD but if DS then we're going with Joshua Reuben - you're welcome to steal either :-)

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Tue 22-Jan-13 14:13:53

smile thanks MJ thinking cap on.

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Tue 22-Jan-13 14:33:40

If Matilda gets shortened to Tilly, would that be a problem having William as her brother's name?

MJandherdog Tue 22-Jan-13 16:59:41

Hmm it could be a prob having Will with Matilda but at present she's always Matilda not Tilly. He he he Willy and Tilly! Ooh err!

SirDoris Tue 22-Jan-13 17:02:06

Matilda and Arthur?

MoonHare Tue 22-Jan-13 17:11:48

Peter, Gregory, Rafferty, Oscar, Fraser, Jasper, Reuben, Lawrence???

schplappo Tue 22-Jan-13 18:32:47

How about James? Nns Jamie, Jim, Jimmy? I think it sounds nice with Matilda...

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Tue 22-Jan-13 18:33:19

Alfie and 'Sunday' full name, Alfred - can also be Fred(die)

Back to your own suggestions and Yfronts' idea, how about Theodore then you can have Ted(dy).

Megglevache Tue 22-Jan-13 18:36:47

Matilda and Arthur sound amazing.
Christopher shortened to Kit?
Philip shortened to Pip?
Patrick shortened to Paddy/Patch?
Wilf " Wil

I love all your shortlist names and Matilda is pretty darn lovely too.
I bet when he comes to you know what his name'll be instantly.

Megglevache Tue 22-Jan-13 18:37:32

PS I think Peter is going to be the next BIG name. No, honestly.

cece Tue 22-Jan-13 18:42:27

Jonathan nn Jonny.

Bowlersarm Tue 22-Jan-13 18:57:34

Might Matilda be called Mattie or remain as full Matilda?

Don't think you can have Tilly and Will really. Although if you go for Will don't worry that he might be called Bill/Willy/William unless you want him to. We have a teen Will who is a William-he's just been called Will from birth by everyone and hardly ever called William now. He had about 2 weeks of being called 'Willy' at school,laughed it off, and that was that.

Bearing in mind concerns about Tilly and Will together just go for Edward but always call him either Ned or Ted-whichever you prefer-and that's what he would be known as!

Unless something else comes up that you prefer of course.

forgetmenots Tue 22-Jan-13 19:22:48

Yes, Peter is due a resurgence I think.

Jonah rather than Jonas? He can be Joe?
I love Laurence, he can be Laurie.

Arthur is gorgeous.

I've got a soft spot for Stanley and I think it goes well with Matilda.
Albert (Bertie?)

MJandherdog Tue 22-Jan-13 19:29:52

Thanks so much girls, there are some great suggestions there! Really like a lot of them...

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