Go on be brutal. We have a list for DS2...

(86 Posts)
Kyrptonite Thu 09-May-13 13:49:31

I'm not overly fussed about how well they go with the other DCs. After all as an adult how often do you say yours and your siblings names together?

My names:
Woodrow (Woody)

DPs names (as I'm pretending to humour him):

Last name is double barralled. First part rhymes with tasted and second is castle. Other DCs are Lilly, Jack and Alexandra.

Kyrptonite Thu 09-May-13 13:50:41

Forgot to say suggestions are very much welcome!

LemonBreeland Thu 09-May-13 13:54:16

Your DPs list id hilarious. Wolfric? Really? I have already said on your other thread I have a Cooper so love it. Don't like Thomas, it's a bit wet. Woodrow is nice though.

Kyrptonite Thu 09-May-13 13:55:27

That's his list after I vetoed Mercutio, Amadeus and Hemingway hmm
He had such normal tastes when we named the others!

DolomitesDonkey Thu 09-May-13 13:56:04

Are you American?

They're all horrible. <runs away>

Fenton Thu 09-May-13 13:56:04



I kind of like Hendrix actually.

I think Woody will have the piss taken throughout his life.

Thomas fits with his siblings names the best.

I think I like Cooper.

FlightyAphrodite Thu 09-May-13 13:56:21

I love Hendrix (it's on our list!) and Wolfric, although I would go for just Wolf personally. Not keen on any of the others!

JojoMags Thu 09-May-13 14:03:03

Thomas is nice.... the rest are mad! Your other DC's have beautiful names. If you like Wolfric how about Wilfrid nn Wilf as something slightly less X-Men!

LemonBreeland Thu 09-May-13 14:06:28

I quite like Mercutio, but I've always liked Shakespearean names.

TheSecondComing Thu 09-May-13 14:08:40

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Nagoo Thu 09-May-13 14:09:53

It seems a bit mean to saddle the 4th one with a novelty name when the others all got proper names.

There's middle ground between boring and absolutely fucking mental grin

thermalsinapril Thu 09-May-13 14:11:44

Go for Thomas - it's a classic and fits best with your other DCs' names.

DrSeuss Thu 09-May-13 14:14:00

None of them! Sorry!


TheOriginalSteamingNit Thu 09-May-13 14:15:05

1. Thomas

2. The others.

smogwod Thu 09-May-13 14:15:28

If you like Woody, how about Edward? Fits with your other dcs and would give him more options as he gets older

TBH the only one I like is Hendrix, that is a very cool name.

Try and imagine what shortening/nickname or hell other kids will give him with the other names.

Thomas and Cooper are the best of the bunch, the others are inflicting some clear cut, bullying inducing names on a child imo, please remember children can be very cruel.

DonnyOsmondsTeeth Thu 09-May-13 14:19:57

Wolfric is FAB, with Wolfie as a nn.

JamesJazz Thu 09-May-13 14:21:23

Literally the only one it would be kind to name a child is Thomas. Which, fyiw, is a very nice name.

You CANNOT call a British child Woody- it's a slang term for erection.

Your dh's taste in names is bonkers hmm

RooneyMara Thu 09-May-13 14:24:34

Thomas or Cooper or W - hang on it's meant to be Wulfric I think. NOT Hendrix.

I am dying to know what rhymes with Tasted. Wasted? Basted? grin

You don't have to say!

Littlehousesomewhere Thu 09-May-13 14:25:08

I quite like them all except Gibson.

The best are cooper, woodrow and wolfric.

Thomas is a bit dull, although it does sound like your last name is interesting so maybe that doesn't matter as much.

RooneyMara Thu 09-May-13 14:25:24

Oh God sorry not cooper. Who wrote that? I meant Woody. Woody is Ok. Cooper is, well a bit odd.

Bowlersarm Thu 09-May-13 14:26:08


I like unusual names, but your other choices seem quite clumsy.

Your other children have lovely names so it would be a shame to land this one with an ugly name....! If I had to chose one of them, I suppose it would be Cooper.

WouldBeHarrietVane Thu 09-May-13 14:27:12

All awful except the only actual name on the list, Thomas.

CockyFox Thu 09-May-13 14:27:34

I would go with Thomas I think. Wolfric is the only one I think is totally barking though so you could get away with any ofthe others I think although now it has been pointed out I think a little Woody wwould get teased as he got older.

squoosh Thu 09-May-13 14:30:03

grin at Wolfric, especially as all your other kids have such Top 10 type names. Maybe he feels this is his last chance, or maybe he realises he has no chance!

How does someone who likes Mercutio, Amadeus, Wolfric and Hemingway end up with a Jack and a Lily?

From your list I like Woodrow best. And suddenly, I'm coming round to Wolfric............little Wolfie wink

Machli Thu 09-May-13 14:31:25

If I had to choose one, HAD to, Thomas would be the only I would consider.

JojoMags Thu 09-May-13 14:31:48

I'm sorry I just can't get over how nuts your list is. Is the craziest ever. Please don't use anything other than Thomas. The rest sound like the cast of some way over the top American spoof.

starfishmummy Thu 09-May-13 14:33:07


unebagpipe Thu 09-May-13 14:33:08

Only Thomas. Think in your head about your child using the other names to introduce himself in the future, and others reactions. (Please).

Chavvytastic Thu 09-May-13 14:33:35

Personally I think Wolfric is an improvement (minor one) on Woodrow.

Thomas is the best from your lists. The others would make me snigger.

Sorry but you said be brutal!

yousankmybattleship Thu 09-May-13 14:34:19

I like the bonkersness of your list. Please go with Thomas though. Poor child!

FoxyRevenger Thu 09-May-13 14:34:30

Hmm I'm not keen on any of them - the most normal is Thomas but I find it a bit weedy sounding.

Erm...Carter? Fraser? Jonathan - could be Jon or Jonny...?

Kyrptonite Thu 09-May-13 14:35:06

My original list was Charlie, Henry, Reggie etc. which DP liked until the scan when he completely changed his mind hmm

I don't think I would actually use any but Thomas or Cooper from the lists. I just needed to be reassured that the rest were awful so I can work on DP!

Chavvytastic Thu 09-May-13 14:35:12

Actually looking at the names of your other children I think to call your child anything other than the Thomas on your lists would give him an inferiorty complex as he grows up and wonders why he got a freaky name and all his siblings normal ones!

Chavvytastic Thu 09-May-13 14:35:45

Henry is lovely.

Allalonenow Thu 09-May-13 14:46:34

I really like Wolfric, and I think Wolfric Wasted-Castle nn Foxy has a good ring to it.

Thomas is also very nice.

CockyFox Thu 09-May-13 14:49:17

Henry would be my choice, better than Thomas.

juneau Thu 09-May-13 14:58:53

Are you American?

What the f*ck does that have to do with anything? Why is it okay to bash Americans when it's not acceptable to bash other nationalities? Really pisses me off!

I prefer Thomas or Woody.

squoosh Thu 09-May-13 15:04:56

Americans do come in for a proper bashing. You'd never read 'Are you French? It's horrible'.

caramelwaffle Thu 09-May-13 15:07:56

Thomas or Henry.

None of the others.

Kyrptonite Thu 09-May-13 15:08:01

I assumed the American comment was because Cooper is quite popular there and I'm pretty sure Woodrow was a presidents name.

swavesey Thu 09-May-13 15:09:41

Zoe Ball has a son called Woody

Ubermumsy Thu 09-May-13 15:11:45


But I'm very traditional when it comes to names. And these threads never end well anyway...

JojoMags Thu 09-May-13 15:15:43

re. the American issue (at the risk of going off topic) its because we share a language but they have a very distinctive culture of giving Christian names that in Britain would only usually be used as surnames and therefore seem 'wrong' and uprooted in a traditionally British context.

MadBusLady Thu 09-May-13 15:15:54

I quite like Cooper and Thompson, but Gibson just doesn't translate to first name use to me. I don't think "Gib/Gibby" sounds very nice as a nickname whereas T(h)om and Coop do sound like boys, albeit possibly boys from a great American novel.

I love Wolf but Wolfric isn't a nice full form - Wulfstan is nicer, though equally out there. Hendrix is ok, not awful, can't get excited about it. Thomas is nice but meh. Woody is an erection, sorry!

MadBusLady Thu 09-May-13 15:17:43

By the way, I got given a slightly "out there" name where my brother got a solid, traditional top-10 name, and yes I did/do notice and wonder what the hell they were thinking grin

OneLittleToddleTerror Thu 09-May-13 15:27:52

I think the guess at being American is that woody means a certain erect male organ. I assume this is not the meaning in the US.

It's the same as naming your daughter Fanny.

sleepingbeautiful Thu 09-May-13 15:42:33

They're not my taste, but I can see a mini Cooper (heh) and a grown up Cooper.
Woodrow is the worst one. Woody is to big a cross to bear at school.
I actually had a great uncle named Gibson (Gib), who was extremely British and extremely posh, so it doesn't sound that weird to me.

sleepingbeautiful Thu 09-May-13 15:43:14

*too big

OneLittleToddleTerror Thu 09-May-13 15:56:06

Do you mean the woody is too big to bear? grin

MummyBurrows Thu 09-May-13 15:56:56

Your DP sounds as mental as my DH! Mine seriously wants to call our DC2 Sparticus,Maximus Meridius,Romulas or some other roman name if its a boy!!

Of all the names listed Thomas,Charlie and Henry fit best with your other DCs names. Cooper is a very popular surname where I am so therefore its not a "proper" first name imo...

ipswitch Thu 09-May-13 15:59:22

Another vote for Thomas

I really like your other dcs names too,but I think any of the other suggestions makes me think a step child/ new partner thingy going on as they dont fit at all. .

ouryve Thu 09-May-13 15:59:28

No one wants a nickname like Woody as a teenage boy.

Just saying, like.

spanky2 Thu 09-May-13 16:01:28

Woody and Randy are boys names in America but not here as they mean different things here! I think Thomas with a more unusual middle name.

squoosh Thu 09-May-13 16:02:21

I think if the name Woody can reduce a forum of women to sniggering school boys well then it's a definite 'no'.

squoosh Thu 09-May-13 16:03:00

But please give one your husband's nuttso names as a middle name!

nameuschangeus Thu 09-May-13 16:04:16

Don't let your hubby have final choice!!

Yours, however, are fab.

Heavywheezing Thu 09-May-13 16:06:52

Do you like guitars? Gibson and Hendrix.

I like woody and Wolfie.

What about jimmy(page) or barnaby blue (b.b) wasted-castle?

MummyBurrows Thu 09-May-13 16:07:01

Thomas Wolfric rhymes-with-wasted Castle actually has quite a nice ring to it....one to consider as a compromise perhaps OP??

OneLittleToddleTerror Thu 09-May-13 16:10:45

squoosh good thought about Randy grin

Kyrptonite Thu 09-May-13 16:12:41

We are tossing (snigger) up between Cooper and Thomas at the moment.

Lets forget I mentioned Woody. Baby brain made me think of cowboys and not cocks as it should have done!

OneLittleToddleTerror Thu 09-May-13 16:15:27

Cooper is nice btw. I don't have a problem with American names. (As long as they don't have a different meaning here). And really there's nothing wrong if the name is a bit American, is there?

squoosh Thu 09-May-13 16:16:42

I'd go with Cooper, I'd be more intrigued to meet a Cooper whereas if you throw a stick there's a fair to middling chance you'll hit a Thomas.

teatimesthree Thu 09-May-13 16:22:26

"I really like Wolfric, and I think Wolfric Wasted-Castle nn Foxy has a good ring to it." Hahahaha!

AmandaPayneNeedsANap Thu 09-May-13 16:23:33

Thomas is fine, and goes with the siblings. I'm not a big one for worrying if sibling names match (my two don't), but I do think it's a bit weird if there are three that do and an odd one out.

Cooper is ok, though I'm not a big fan of 'surname as first name'.

Your husband's list is awful. If he wants to name him after a guitar or a musician surely it's Orville and Jimmy (was his full name James?).

James Marshall is the ideal compromise for your DH. It was Jimi Hendrix's name and has a nod to Marshall amplification too but is nice and ordinary to pacify the Mumsnet jury!

Don't do Thomas please too Tank Enginey.

Theas18 Mon 13-May-13 08:11:21

go for Thomas or Thompson .He'll be tom almost all his life anyway and you'll both have " won"

jellybeans Mon 13-May-13 18:27:44


is the only nice one, sorry!

VerySmallSqueak Mon 13-May-13 18:29:28

I like Hendrix.

LadyLech Mon 13-May-13 19:45:05

My Godson is a Woody (short for Woodrow) and whilst at first everyone was very hmm about it, now it is just his name and everyone accepts it. He doesn't get teased at school, children don't think twice about it. I think he has more toy story comments than anything else.

Woody is definitely a grower, and I now quite like it smile.

CPtart Mon 13-May-13 20:12:57

MummyBurrows - my DS goes to school with a Maximus!

Thomas is ok, best of a bad bunch.

JojoMags Mon 13-May-13 20:18:53

Cooper makes me think of mini coopers and mini is not a nn any boy wants!

JennyEnglish Mon 13-May-13 20:21:02

It has to be Thomas.

Especially as your other children's names are normal.

JumpingJackSprat Mon 13-May-13 20:28:09

Am i sensing a theme with gibson and hendrix...? If so what about marshall? :D i know someone who named his son after his amp as gibson got vetoed! How about Saul after Slash of guns n roses fame if you dont like hendrix? Saul is not too out there i think but not common either. Love your guys taste in names, (not woody though!!) makes a change from the usual names on here which are the same thread after thread! smile

StrawberryMojito Mon 13-May-13 20:29:19


twinklestar2 Mon 13-May-13 21:43:14

Lol @ 'woody being a grower' grin

I'd go for Edward with the nickname Woody.

forgetmenots Mon 13-May-13 22:34:52

I just think he will have two boys, one called Jack (consistently the most popular boys name) and one called something really out there - doesn't fit!
So on that basis, Thomas, though it wouldn't be my pick of a name to be honest.

I had thought Marshall like Jumpingjacksprat, just stay away from Les Paul, and Fender won't work!

TiggyD Mon 13-May-13 22:52:46

Cooper - Nah.
Thomas - OK but lots of them.
Woodrow (Woody) - God no.
Thompson - Is he a gazelle or a machine gun?
Gibson - After the famous sexist anti-Semite?
Hendrix - Hippy crap.
Wolfric - Oh now you're just taking the piss!

TiggyD Mon 13-May-13 22:57:39

Edward but called Woody is good.

hbmeic Mon 13-May-13 23:53:35

They are all really awful, sorry. Give him a proper name like your other DCS.

Decoy Mon 13-May-13 23:56:35

The name isn't Edwood though.

sleepywombat Tue 14-May-13 05:32:10

'I'd go with Cooper, I'd be more intrigued to meet a Cooper whereas if you throw a stick there's a fair to middling chance you'll hit a Thomas.'

Completely the opposite here (QLD Australia). Cooper was the most popular boys' name in 2011 here & no.2 in 2012. Can't stand it. For me it sounds 'chavvy' (for want of a better word - know you lot don't like it) & I think of pooper scooper!

Go with Thomas.

mathanxiety Tue 14-May-13 06:44:24

Don't pick Cooper. Inspired by Sleepywombat's post - I know a large dog of that name and he is known by his many friends and fans, and especially by his walkers, as 'Pooper'. He is terrifying to look at as he has a lot of Doberman in him but he's actually a gentle soul.

Thomas is the best name of the lot.

I like the suggestion of Marshall too.

lljkk Tue 14-May-13 07:18:16

Wolfric got votes of approval here.

Bit of a Rock & Roll your DH, eh? I like the originality, your choices are a bit dull in my mind. That said:
Woody & Wolfric are equally horrible imho. Rest are okay.

If he likes Hendrix & Gibson, why not Paul or Jimmy/James which go well with your other DC names, too? Alice Cooper's real name is Vincent, any good?

lljkk Tue 14-May-13 07:19:52

oops, sorry I meant Les for Gibson not Paul, oops!

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