Looking for inspiration - what is your ultimate favourite boys name(s)?

(64 Posts)
RoseGarden123 Wed 20-Feb-13 12:32:00

As title says really - what are your favourite boys names and if you can why?

CPtart Wed 20-Feb-13 12:38:14

Adam
Luke
Edward
Dominic
William
Ben(jamin)
Marcus
Evan

All pretty solid traditional names. Not ones that will raise eyebrows in ten or twenty years. Not seeming to try too hard to be different or will automatically tie them to the decade in which they were born. Would not leap out at me with negative connotations on a job application form!

MolotovCocktail Wed 20-Feb-13 12:42:09

Gabriel.

Heavenly; divine; an Archangel name. I love the sound of it, and have done for 25 years!

We don't have any boys but if we ever do, Gabriel will be his name.

lockets Wed 20-Feb-13 13:20:07

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seeker Wed 20-Feb-13 13:22:33

Patrick

ItsallisnowaFeegle Wed 20-Feb-13 13:28:42

My 10 week old DS' name is my favourite name grin

However, I also adore;

Gage
Niall
Zander/ Xander
Luca

tigrou Wed 20-Feb-13 14:11:32

Benedict

MoppingMummy Wed 20-Feb-13 14:15:11

Ethan

Also like Noah and Ezra.

TheSecondComing Wed 20-Feb-13 14:19:06

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Pudgy2011 Wed 20-Feb-13 17:15:30

Carter (DS1)
Lachlan
Elliot
Blake
Anderson
Ellis
Ethan

Not sure why I love the surnames for first names so much though...

TenthMuse Wed 20-Feb-13 19:17:10

Another vote for Gabriel. Also:

Rufus
Benedict
William
Arthur
Jago
Cassian (would use if I were a bit braver!)

maybunny Wed 20-Feb-13 19:27:06

Gabriel
Rufus
Benedict
Noah
Zander
Luke
Edward
Daniel

curiousgeorgie Wed 20-Feb-13 19:28:58

Sebastian
Dexter
Wilbur
Jasper

EggsMichelle Wed 20-Feb-13 20:12:12

Felix (DS)
Jonah
Toby
Dexter
Finley

Artigene Wed 20-Feb-13 20:24:01

Alexander (nn Sacha)
Max
Felix
Joseph
Jude
Gabriel (except I hate all abbreviations)
Bede (but I'd never have the courage to use this)

poppydaisy Wed 20-Feb-13 20:38:06

Quentin
Alexander
Marcus

NappiesandGladrags Wed 20-Feb-13 20:47:16

Gabriel (biased)
Sebastian
Saul
Jonah
Elijah
Felix
Alistair
William
Zachary (but never shortened to Zack - so it's never on the list lol)
Jude
Jesse

Linus
Sebastian
Benjamin

Couldn't tell you why, just love them!

Rowan - because I think it has quite hippy vibes whilst still being manly

Laurence - because it's a good strong name but shortens to Laurie which is cute and could even be Teddy (Little Women)

Barnaby - just love it

Asher - sounds nice, shortens nicely and a bit 'different'

Bartholomew - sweet and nice nn

Thaddeus - loved it since I was a teenager reading Stephen King

Roland - again to do with King

ItsallisnowaFeegle Thu 21-Feb-13 10:40:53

Hugo is another name I love

Indignity2013 Thu 21-Feb-13 12:13:43

Huge fan of Rowan here as well.

ZolaBuddleia Thu 21-Feb-13 15:28:33

Seth
Gabriel
Asa
Fred
Elijah
Lev

Ruprekt Thu 21-Feb-13 15:30:38

Rufus and Theo but was not brave enough to use them.

They are both a bit out there but cool and manly.

Love my boys names too.

smarmyarmy Thu 21-Feb-13 15:36:45

Love these:
Luke
Milo
Jake
Theo
Xavier
Ben
Seth
Caspian

eachtigertires Thu 21-Feb-13 15:39:42

Zach
Macsen
Ezra
Ryan
James
Dax

countrybump Thu 21-Feb-13 15:47:50

Monty
Bertie
Jeremy
Alexander
Harold
James

DessieLou Thu 21-Feb-13 16:51:05

Fletcher
Flynn
Fifer
Fraser
Emmett
Everett
Nicholas

Sparkles23 Thu 21-Feb-13 16:58:08

I love Zachary (I have one! He is always Zachary never Zac), also love Gabriel, Xavier and Atticus -though don't think we could get away with it so would never use it!

usualsuspect Thu 21-Feb-13 17:00:06

Jared.

happyhorse Thu 21-Feb-13 17:07:11

Alex
Soren
Gabriel
George

stripeypjs32 Thu 21-Feb-13 18:37:30

Alexander
James

Bigboybed Thu 21-Feb-13 18:53:41

I've always really liked James,lovely classic name great with many surnames and suits all ages.Didn't use it though as someone else in family got there first.
And also, Johnny & Rufus grin

lola88 Thu 21-Feb-13 19:03:37

Cole is my fav which is why DS is called it smile If you want a 'proper' name on the birth cert it comes from Nicholas, i didn't use Nicholas because some of my older family members said they could call him Nicholas or Nick.

The only down side is people commenting on how it's one of these 'new names' when actually it can be dated back to the middle ages! There are also a couple of Coles in the cow boy films.

lockets Thu 21-Feb-13 19:34:58

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Nicholas
Rory

Because they've never been fashionable, so they won't date. They're fairly classless too.

Flossy78 Thu 21-Feb-13 20:29:19

Nicholas
Dominic
Tristan
Patrick
William
Aiden
Oliver

honey86 Thu 21-Feb-13 20:47:30

colby x

sleepdodger Thu 21-Feb-13 20:48:55

Wilfred

clippityclop Thu 21-Feb-13 20:55:43

Alistair. Richard.

MadBraLady Thu 21-Feb-13 21:02:54

Miles
Albert
Inigo
Aubrey
Wilfred
Laurence
Francis
Guy
Theophilus
Fergus
Atticus
Cyprian
Patrick/Pedroc/Padraig

Rhodri

Wishfulmakeupping Thu 21-Feb-13 21:13:08

Henry I adore it my oh hates it with a passion sad

MiniTheMinx Thu 21-Feb-13 21:25:10

Montague
Hugo
Cosimo
Edgar
Lucretius
Mungo

katkoala Thu 21-Feb-13 21:28:43

Isaac means laughter. ..that's what my ds will be called. ..due in 10 weeks grin

Sashapineapple Thu 21-Feb-13 22:40:49

Lars and Knox

Thewhingingdefective Thu 21-Feb-13 22:51:10

Hamish

lulu2 Thu 21-Feb-13 22:53:41

I like stan.

serin Thu 21-Feb-13 23:50:25

Wow! Didn't realise my DS's names were so popular smile

I also like

Edmund
Rollo
Paul (due a comeback)
Rocco

KatoPotato Thu 21-Feb-13 23:54:43

Robin.

EchoBitch Thu 21-Feb-13 23:56:18

Ewan

fabbadabbado Thu 21-Feb-13 23:59:38

Also love Rowan, and Mack

DoTheStrand Fri 22-Feb-13 00:17:53

Bede
Nathaniel
Rory
Henry
Rudy
Ethan
James
Christian

TenthMuse - go on, be brave re Cassian grin I have a Cassian and I have only had positive comments about his name. None of our friends had ever heard it before but everyone seemed to genuinely like it when they heard it.

devonsmummy Fri 22-Feb-13 00:23:33

Frazer
Asa
Grady
Colby

cafecito Fri 22-Feb-13 00:34:49

James
Nicolas/Nicholas
Henry
William

scratchandsniff Fri 22-Feb-13 00:54:08

Jake
Rufus
Oliver
Tom

ripsishere Fri 22-Feb-13 01:06:24

Duncan
Gavin
Adrian
Eric.
Just like all of them.

FriggFRIGGisPoorlySick Fri 22-Feb-13 08:29:32

Arlo.

I don't know what on earth I'd do if I had another boy,I can't find another name I love as much,
despite having a very long list of names I like there isn't another I love.

SurreyWithAFringeOnTop Fri 22-Feb-13 08:50:03

Rufus
George
Rupert
Henry
Hugo
Arthur
Hamish
Laurence

survivingwinter Fri 22-Feb-13 12:36:03

Laurence/Laurie
Rufus
Edward
Alistair
Theo
Hugh/Hugo

SashaSashays Fri 22-Feb-13 12:42:54

Jack
Jesse
Ralph (not Rafe)
Sid
Fraser
James
Charlie
Frankie
Zane
James
Mason

TenthMuse Fri 22-Feb-13 18:28:00

Thanks DoTheStrand - good to hear that people's comments have been so positive. It isn't a name you tend to come across much - first heard of it when reading an article about Anthony Horowitz in which he mentioned his son Cassian, and immediately loved it!

itisimplicit Fri 22-Feb-13 21:04:01

Alexander (nn. Lex)
Isaac (nn. Zac)
Nicholas
Noah

MadBraLady Fri 22-Feb-13 21:37:09

I've been thinking more about my list (I missed Douglas off, by the way). Some of them are names I love but would never really use. I like boys' names that are nicknameable (sp?) and that might rule out things like Atticus and Cyprian. But then they're both such great full-length names and I know of a fantastic Cyprian (he is, perhaps inevitably, an academic). I like names that can be both formal and grand-sounding, but also be shortened for the pub. And I apply exactly the same criteria for girls' names really.

Rhubarbgarden Fri 22-Feb-13 22:35:50

Gus
Edgar
Magnus
Hamish
Darius

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