Just can't find any traditional but not too popular boys names.

(47 Posts)
ng1412 Fri 08-Feb-13 15:51:25

We don't know the sex yet but have lots of nice girls names to call our baby expected in May. But boys we are really struggling with. I love Charlie, Thomas and Oliver but these are all in the top ten names.

Other ones I like are Frederick or Edward but DH not keen on either as he doesn't like the nn for them.

Any ideas? Can't begin with an A as have family middle names x2 that start with A and can't begin with H as our surname begins with it.

MumOfTwoCats Fri 08-Feb-13 15:53:23

Rupert is top of our list currently! Not too common and it is traditional!

mummyplonk Fri 08-Feb-13 15:54:54

James
John
William
Tim
Stanley
Louis
Robert
Scott

Jonathan, David and Peter are all fairly traditional but not ridiculously popular.

ng1412 Fri 08-Feb-13 15:58:44

I like William but not Bill, DH doesn't like Will which I do! I really am not sure on the rest mummy but thanks for suggesting. Sorry I think I must be searching for something that doesn't exist!

Mum unfort DH doesn't like Rupert....

MissBetseyTrotwood Fri 08-Feb-13 15:58:55

Joseph
James (I love Jamie)
Daniel

All trad, don't know about the top 10 tho. All have nice abbreviations.

MissBetseyTrotwood Fri 08-Feb-13 15:59:32

I like Peter too. And Timothy.

PixelAteMyFace Fri 08-Feb-13 15:59:50

Jonathan
Gregor
Stephen
Benedict

MissBetseyTrotwood Fri 08-Feb-13 15:59:51

Christopher.

AngelaCatalano Fri 08-Feb-13 15:59:55

Gregory
Patrick
Peter
Timothy
David
Robert
Francis
Simon
Vincent
Victor
Laurence
Ernest
Chistopher (could be Kit)
Quentin
Stephen
John(athan)
Samuel (alth is quite popular)
Benjamin (as above)

Lostonthemoors Fri 08-Feb-13 16:00:04

Murray
Rory
Frederick

Lostonthemoors Fri 08-Feb-13 16:00:34

John is lovely but underused
Henry

Twinklestarstwinklestars Fri 08-Feb-13 16:02:59

I have a Thomas and an Oliver and if dc3 is a boy it will be Max (possibly Maxwell).

ng1412 Fri 08-Feb-13 16:03:19

Some of these names I think were so overused when I was at school in the 70s that I just sort of don't even consider them. Is that wrong?!

Names like Jonathan, David, Robert, John, Peter were popular in the 70s but aren't any more. I have a Jonathan and he has always been the only one in his class/scout group etc. At the primary school he has recently left there are no boys at all with any of these names.

mummyplonk Fri 08-Feb-13 16:08:25

yy Peter
George
Patrick (Pat)
Richard

CheeseStrawWars Fri 08-Feb-13 16:13:00

Luke

mummyplonk Fri 08-Feb-13 16:14:29

ng, I know what you mean I am early 70's classes full of Stephens, Garys, Pauls, Michaels and Barrys grin, maybe look further back for a really old traditional one like Bert? (love that grin)

weeblueberry Fri 08-Feb-13 16:16:44

Daniel would have been high on our list if baby had been a girl. Or Andrew. smile

ng1412 Fri 08-Feb-13 16:17:36

mummy Albert is one of the middle names! Arthur being the other.

soaccidentprone Fri 08-Feb-13 16:21:00

Love Albert, or Burt for short (thinking Burt Lancaster)

Sidney

Cyril

Cedric

Reginald - Reg

mummyplonk Fri 08-Feb-13 16:23:02

Sidney!!! love it

ng1412 Fri 08-Feb-13 16:25:55

I just think of Sid Snot sorry, it is a great name I know!

ng1412 Fri 08-Feb-13 16:30:47

Think I like Sam, not sure on Samuel though....it is quite popular of course.

silverfrog Fri 08-Feb-13 16:42:00

Andrew
Philip
Duncan
Edmund
Nicholas
Paul
Robert

amck5700 Fri 08-Feb-13 16:47:59

Gregory
Jeffrey
Anthony
Austin
Miles
Guy
Crispin
Steven

BonaDea Fri 08-Feb-13 16:54:30

I'm a bit fearful of the Kate / Wills popularity, but William is still at the top of our list. I like Will as a NN.

We also have James, although I'm not that keen on any of the NNs although can live with Jamie or Jay.

Also like Thomas / Tom.

The difficulty with boys names is that there are far fewer which are nice, not whacky but not completely run of the mill. I feel like you can 'get away' with more with girls' names. Boys you need them to sound solid without being boring, so is v tricky!

lottiegarbanzo Fri 08-Feb-13 16:57:07

I think Matthew is less used these days. Also Peter, David and Robert.

ng1412 Fri 08-Feb-13 16:57:48

Exactly Bona that's my problem. I like James but it is DH's best friend's name which would be weird.

Like Thomas and Tom too. I just love Charlie though, it is by far my favourite but it is just too popular!

Will has been ruled out by DH sad

ng1412 Fri 08-Feb-13 16:58:22

Matthew is my BIL name. Again would be too weird.....

TheInnerSea Fri 08-Feb-13 17:16:01

I chose DS2's names from the index in the Bible. Not because I wanted a biblical name, but because I wanted a "real" but slightly unusual name. I came up with quite a list. Most of the names we think of as traditional (rather than old fashioned) feature somewhere in the Bible.

amck5700 Fri 08-Feb-13 17:30:48

Michael?

amck5700 Fri 08-Feb-13 17:36:42

Joe/Joseph?
Alexander
George
John
Martin
Grant
Hugh
Alister

scarlettsmummy2 Fri 08-Feb-13 17:47:33

I love Montgomery, nn Monty, for a boy.

amck5700 Fri 08-Feb-13 17:48:35

Keir
Edgar

rachel234 Fri 08-Feb-13 18:58:58

Quentin (ds's name)
Dominic
Gregor
Patrick
Tristan

Have a look at the ONS lists of all names used, there are lots of lovely classic names outside the top 100.

determinedma Fri 08-Feb-13 19:02:22

Robin
Simon
Laurence
Benedict
Guy
Paul
Graham
Edmund
Jonathan
Ian

BikeRunSki Fri 08-Feb-13 19:11:36

Nicholas
Jonathan
Peter
Patrick
Dominic

FWIW, me, DH and DD are all As - and DS is not! Not deliberate. In fact, DH,DD and I have all the same initials first, middle and surname.

pinkandyellowbutterfly Fri 08-Feb-13 19:30:56

love love love Timothy (nn Timmy) I don't know that its ever really had a super-popular phase, yet so classy.

determinedma Fri 08-Feb-13 21:12:37

Ooh, yes to Patrick. Forgot that one.Also like Martin

Ligs Sat 09-Feb-13 05:42:20

Michael
Christopher
George
Bernard
Bruce
Julian

Gwennan Sat 09-Feb-13 10:30:13

John
Seth
Ellis
Bradley
Tobias
Rory
Christopher
Austin
Nathaniel
Dominic
Patrick
Theodore
Albert
Felix
Tristan
Rowan
Jasper
Hugo
Andrew
Ewan/Euan
Philip
Jonathan
Nicholas
Anthony
Peter
Jason
Eli
Flynn
Milo
Jonah
Marcus
Roman
Reuben
Spencer
Jesse
Miles
Fraser
Joshua
Matthew
Barnaby
Ralph
Scott
Justin
Martin
Stephen
Victor
Eric
Isaiah
Paul
Mitchell
Francis
Julian
Fabian
Robin
Timothy
Ian/Iain
Niall
Simon
Wilfred
Josiah
Angus
Hugh
Lawrence/Lauren
Douglas
Rafferty
Alistair
Otis
Benedict
Asher
Calvin
Montgomery/Monty
Heath
Samson
Otto
Arran
Jago
Christian
Barney
Ernest
Caspar
Wesley
Jonas
Guy
Iwan
Gideon
Bruce
Colin
Walter
Magnus
Raymond
Simeon
Jerome
Percy
Ronald
Russell
Gareth
Aled

baskingseals Sat 09-Feb-13 20:47:20

Joel

Elliot

Harry

Frikadellen Sat 09-Feb-13 20:59:00

Conrad
Eli
Solomon
Jeffrey

VodIsGod Sat 09-Feb-13 21:03:09

I have a John (nn Johnny) aged 7. Never met another one under the age of 40 smile

Varya Sat 09-Feb-13 21:03:48

I would suggest Warwick - a strong name for a boy. Also like Patrick....

Conrad

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