Boys names that aren't biblical and don't end with an S!

(61 Posts)
BananaHammocks Sat 06-Apr-13 09:31:30

I seem to really like biblical names (I'm a staunch atheist) or names that end in S (my surname starts with an S) for boys, please take a look at the list below and see if you can suggest anything I might like that doesn't fall im to these two categories! Would also rather it wasn't in the top 150 or unisex! I'm too fussy aren't I?

Amos, Solomon, Abraham, Seth, Rufus, Curtis, Travis, Miles, Angus, Otis, Jasper, Sebastian, Rowan.

If it helps my fave girls names are Claudia, Saffron, Henrietta and Clementine.

forgetmenots Sat 06-Apr-13 10:48:37

Don't think the biblical thing should put you off even as an athiest so pin to chuck in Jonah, Malachi and Peter for good measure smile

Love your names particularly Angus and Miles (I also love Fergus?)

Non biblical and not ending in S:
Milo, Arlo, Laurence (nn Laurie), Kit, Arthur, Jude (can't remember think this may be biblical!), Finn, Rory

Robbabank Sat 06-Apr-13 10:58:52

Here another vote for Fergus, Carlos and also Arthur, Levi (or Lev), Soren, Senan, Ronan, Laurence (Laurie), Ruben, Severin, Ines, Marcel, Matthias, Oscar, Oran, Remy, Emile, and my favourite: Benedict.

(Sorry, bit of an Irish/French leaning here)

BananaHammocks Sat 06-Apr-13 11:20:26

My thought's on the suggestions so far:

Jonah - Bit to feminine sounding for me
Milo - Not keen on most names ending in y, ie or o, don't think they sound very grown-up
Arlo - See above
Laurence - doesn't end with an S but does end with the S sound
Ruben - prefer the spelling Reuben but in in top 100
Kit - Too nicknamey
Arthur - Top 100
Jude - Top 100 and a bit too feminine again
Finn - Waaaaaaaay to popular in all it's various forms!
Rory - Ends in Y, too cutesy
Fergus - Ends in S
Carlos -ends in S
Levi - ends in i, to nicknamey though I realise it's not a nickname!
Soren and Senan - Eh? Bit too unusual and kinda feminine sounding
Ronan - Would sound like I was a massive Boyzone fan!
Severin - Sever sounds a bit violent!
Ines - Is that not a girls name?
Marcel - I find it a bit poncey, probably just me though!
Matthias - he'd just end up Matt, yawn.
Oscar - really like Oscar but it's really, really popular!
Oran - Eh? Where's that from? Bit too unusual.
Remy - Girl
Emile - Girly
Benedict - would just be Ben. Yawn.

Yep I am too fussy!

Gregor
Austin
Keir
Fraser
Struan
David - I know it's biblical but it's not your first thought when you here it.

Lorne
Craig
Alistair
Guy
Brodie

here it!!! hear it blush

dizzy77 Sat 06-Apr-13 11:29:55

Banana no suggestions I love your logic & filtering system! We have similar challenge for DC2, I don't want anything ending in a -y, -a or -o sounds and whilst I'm not put off by biblical completely, don't feel we could carry off an Elijah, Noah or Rueben without being hypocritical.

BananaHammocks Sat 06-Apr-13 11:45:56

Dizzy Exactly I won't rule out all biblical names but I like the unusual ones which make it sound like we are religious!

Gregor - Gregory is top 100 so no
Austin - Borderline top 100 and makes me think Powers!
Keir - Makes me think of the alcohol
Fraser - I do quite like Fraser but it doesn't excite me enough
Struan - bit too Scottish? It is Scottish isn't it?
David - Top 100

Lorne - Too feminine
Craig - yawn, was popular for people my age so find it too familiar
Alistair - yawn and top 100
Guy - bit like calling him Man or Bloke!
Brodie - ends with ie, also don't like Brady, Bodhi

baskingseals Sat 06-Apr-13 11:50:26

Otto

Joel

Fabian

Max

Alexander

Xavier

I know a boy called Bodie, who is lovely, he has a brother called Donnie.

baskingseals Sat 06-Apr-13 11:54:15

sorry didn't see about the o ending - what about Orion?

do like Otto though.

FannyBazaar Sat 06-Apr-13 11:57:57

Hugo
Hugh
Lysander
Hector
Gilbert
Walter
Marvin

It's quite hard to get a boys name that's not in the top 100 and not too unusual!

Eric (have a young one in my family)
Theodor
Tristan

Sleepyfergus Sat 06-Apr-13 11:59:57

I gave 2dds, one of which us a Claudia, so applaud your good taste wink

If we had had a bot we liked Alexander, or Alasdair. Also liked Finn but if didn't go with our surname, and Fergus, but the cat was named that many years previously. (But that ends in 's' so not in your criteria)

What about Edward?

BananaHammocks Sat 06-Apr-13 12:12:44

Otto - Sounds too much like Otter! Although Ottoline is quite cool for a girl!
Joel - Top 100
Fabian - Not sure I like the shortening of Fab! Is it Fab-ian or Fay-bian?
Max - Top 100
Alexander - Top 100
Xavier - Just don't like it, not sure I've got a reason for this one!

Bodie - Ends in ie
Donnie - ie and nickname

Hugo - ends in o
Hugh - too poncey for me, makes me think of Hugh Grant
Lysander - Poncey
Hector - Hec sounds a bit harsh
Gilbert - Don't like short forms, Gil to girly, Bert a bit comedic!
Walter - LOVE Walter but would be worried people would shorten it to Wally even if I insisted it was Walt!
Marvin - Oh I like this! Is Marvin Usable?? Has the one from JLS made it acceptable??

Eric - Have one in the family
Theodore - too popular when combined with all the Theo's
Tristan - Don't like it, can't put my finger on why
Edward - waaaaaay to popular

I'm annoying myself now.

BananaHammocks Sat 06-Apr-13 12:14:24

PotteringAlong I think that's the top 1000 names in America in 2008!

KatoPotato Sat 06-Apr-13 12:17:20

Robin?

BananaHammocks Sat 06-Apr-13 12:19:59

Robin - unisex

Edgar
Owen
Axel
Anton
Lyall
Martin
Matteus
Osbert

baskingseals Sat 06-Apr-13 12:21:00

banana come on grin

let's try again

Quinn

Raul

Rex

Tate

Micah

forgetmenots Sat 06-Apr-13 12:24:40

Banana you're making me laugh smile I was a bit like this but with different rules!

Can understand the no S and even top 100 rules. You might have to have something pretty unusual though, or biblical.

Couple more: (haven't checked top 100 in England and apologies for repeats)
Asher
Jonathan
Angelo
Stefan
Patrick

Liveinthepresent Sat 06-Apr-13 12:25:53

Banana no suggestions but am watching with interest - dont like any boys names enough - for many of the reasons you are giving!
12 weeks to go here - so inspiration would be good.
Keep em coming!

BananaHammocks Sat 06-Apr-13 12:42:27

Boys names just don't seem to grab me! Apart from Amos, I love that it's very rarely used but short and simple, unfortunately it is both biblical and ends with S! I like it enough to overlook the biblical thing but try saying it with a surname that ends with S, does it sound too bad to use??

I do quite like Marvin though, is it too geektastic? It sounds like the sort of thing Billie Piper would chooose!

LottieJenkins Sat 06-Apr-13 12:48:42

I am biased but how about Wilf(red)??

forgetmenots Sat 06-Apr-13 12:48:54

I wouldn't use it myself but I don't think it's geekish, could be quite cute actually!

The Amos + S thing really depends on your name. Amos Stevens to me sounds ok because of the hard consonant 't', Amos Simons not so much...

Episode Sat 06-Apr-13 12:48:56

Ethan

jkklpu Sat 06-Apr-13 12:55:03

Stuart
Simon
Lionel
Robert
Christopher
Torin
Corin
Luke
Jago
Merryn
Daniel
Ciaran
Patrick
Edmund
Brian
Alan
Adam

BananaHammocks Sat 06-Apr-13 12:55:06

I like Wilf and Wilfred and Wilbur but they could all easily be shortened to Will which is a bit overdone. Same as Finbar, Finnegan, Fintan, Phinneas, I like them all but Finn has become a bit yawn.

Well I have Amos and Marvin to think about at least!

Would like more opinions on using Amos with a surname beginning with S though!

I think Marvin is pretty cool.
Keeping with the southpark theme how about Kenneth?

I don't think anyone has mentioned Victor yet.

BananaHammocks Sat 06-Apr-13 13:00:26

What South Park theme? Have I missed something?!

Emmett
Aneirin
Emerson
Beckett
Elliot
Trent
Quinn
Dominic
Torsten
Vincent
Alfred
Casper
Adrian

thewhistler Sat 06-Apr-13 13:12:12

Not all of these keep to your rules and I have no idea what's in the top 100 but

Marco/Mark
Martin
Edmund
Edward
Edwin
Giles
Daniel
Piers
Rollo
Inigo
Rupert
Gabriel
Rhys
Alfred
Albert
Ronald/Ranald
Alan
Arthur
Timothy
Titus
Fabian
Adrian
Aidan
Patrick
Brendan/Brandon/Brennan
Peter
Andrew
Drew
Paul
Gilbert
Claud
Tristram
Sylvester
Ludovic
Waldo
Victor
Owen/Ewan
Garth/Gareth
Lance
Cosmo
Burgo
Adam
Zachary
Joel
Joshua

thewhistler Sat 06-Apr-13 13:13:41

Amos is fine with an s.

Don't myself like Marvin, but dont like some on my list either.

thewhistler Sat 06-Apr-13 13:17:04

Switch to the Simpsons

Bart/Batholomew

Malcolm
Charles/ Charlie
Ross
Waldon
Sheldon
Howard

thinks of US sitcoms Ds is watching.

thewhistler Sat 06-Apr-13 13:27:31

And Bertram and Leo.
Bruno
Tibor

LifeIsBetterInFlipFlops Sat 06-Apr-13 13:39:26

Fergal

InvaderZim Sat 06-Apr-13 14:07:07

We had the same name requirements, save the no "s" thing, but I don't have the document to hand, here's a couple off the top of my head and if you're really curious I'll pull out the proper list for you later...

What I can remember...
Felix
Elliot
Quentin
Tobyn
Barnaby

elQuintoConyo Sat 06-Apr-13 14:17:42

Sheldon - too American?
Eamon
Brian
Cliff/Clifford - my favourite uncle, has an eyepatch, is very cool.
Leon
Lewis
Pete/r
Patrick
Ivan

...I'm aware my list may suck. Food for thought, though smile

thewhistler Sat 06-Apr-13 14:28:17

Toby? I love Tobias but it's an s ..

Leonard
Leolin
Leo
Archibald
Darius
Damian
Florian
Gene
Eugene
Roderick nn Roddy

Jasbro Sat 06-Apr-13 16:47:48

Alec

specialknickers Sat 06-Apr-13 17:02:46

Go for a 70s name if you want to be ahead of the curve, defo won't be any Kevins or Brians in the top 100!

umbrellahead Sat 06-Apr-13 17:31:58

Have you seen this website? It shows the number of children each year with each name. So really, some names in the top 50 have less than 1000 children being given them each year.

FannyBazaar Sat 06-Apr-13 20:29:09

How about:
Glen(n)
Colin
Melvin

forevergreek Sat 06-Apr-13 20:45:00

Evan
Florian
Leonard
Casper
Rex
Reginald
Knox
Neon
Dexter
Dillon
Edmund
Adrian

Commander Sat 06-Apr-13 21:43:29

Sorry but Jude IS a biblical name, Jude is the penultimate book of the New Testament. Great name though so don't let that put you off grin

So is Amos but the OP has that as a possibility.

SatsukiKusukabe Sat 06-Apr-13 21:58:40

correct me if I'm talking bollocks, but aren't biblical names, just old names that people in the bible happened to have?

it would be like someone saying 500 years from now that they won't name their kid Robert or Sophie because by then the di Vinci code will be the new religion.

pick a name you like.

elQuintoConyo Sat 06-Apr-13 22:40:00

Not Neon, please, not Neon. What next?
Nude
Umber
Teal
Bretonstripe
Cigaretteleg
Bodycon

I may need to lie down.

forevergreek Sat 06-Apr-13 22:47:09

El- really? Family live in Italy and have a Neo. Neo/ neon is a Common name there, and most children are named after relatives ( current Neo is named after grandfather making it 60+ years old at least)

forevergreek Sat 06-Apr-13 22:49:13

Neo means new gift

elQuintoConyo Sat 06-Apr-13 22:54:20

But Neo doesn't sound like Neon. Neo is nice, Neon is wanky not so nice. Imvho.
Funny, I never came across it in Italy, I have only heard it recently in the story of that poor little boy whose mum refused cancer treatment.

unebagpipe Sat 06-Apr-13 22:54:54

How about Dominic? (Not sure if biblical- haven't read the bible).
Or Elliot
Or Scott
Or Glen?

ctrlaltdel Sat 06-Apr-13 23:33:27

How about Marlon?

Christopher
Lyndon
Steven
Elliot
Louis
Fletcher
Brent
Daryl
Andrew
Scott
Nigel
Arthur
Alfred
Kevin
Nicholas
Darren
Shawn
Ian
Frank
Roger
Frederick
Bernard

Lebkuchenlover Sun 07-Apr-13 10:04:55

Quentin
Damian

elQuintoConyo Sun 07-Apr-13 12:55:47

Dominic is nice, but a friend of my DSis has one and she shortens it to Domi. She had another mum ask her why she called her son Domino as she could be heard, quite regularly, be saying, "Domi, no!"

The full name is very nice.
I also like Augustin.
Roger is also cool grin

RalphtheTimid Sun 07-Apr-13 14:35:22

Drake
Ivor
Percival
Roland

Takver Sun 07-Apr-13 19:26:13

Macsen (Welsh, but perfectly do-able in England)
Corin

shockers Sun 07-Apr-13 19:43:14

Seth, Rufus and Rowan are three of my all time favourite names!

I like Jude too.

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