Expand my list of boys names - they weren't easy!

(30 Posts)
Festen Wed 15-May-13 20:05:45

I'm expecting my first baby in November. I'm going to keep the sex a surprise so need to have boys and girls names in the bag. There are several girls names I like, but I'm not keen on boys names so I'm struggling. Here's my list, can you rate or help me add to it?

Tom
Ross
Russ
Alexei
Toby

I've also always liked the name Guy but just not sure I could go through with it...

It's worth adding that baby will have some German heritage including a very German surname.

KenDoddsDadsDog Wed 15-May-13 20:06:21

Ross or Toby for me.

MortifiedAdams Wed 15-May-13 20:08:23

LOve Tom, know a Ross (2yo), and like it. Never been a fan of Toby and sorry but I dont like.Russ or Alexei.

Really like Guy (know two), but like you I would have to feel brave to use it myself.

Can I add as suggestions,
Gus
Henry
Sid

amazingmumof6 Wed 15-May-13 20:09:05

Tom's best.

I like Ross. It's usually deeply unpopular on here but I think it's cute.

quoteunquote Wed 15-May-13 20:10:52

Rory

AnythingNotEverything Wed 15-May-13 20:13:20

Tom/Thomas. Every time. Unavailable to us due to family hmm

TeamJesse Wed 15-May-13 20:14:41

Lev
Tibor
Lucas
Joseph
Jacob / Jake

Festen Wed 15-May-13 20:20:54

Ooh, thanks for the suggestions so far.

I love Rory! But my brother's name is Ruarigh smile

I like Gus but possibly because a big Scottish bloke called Gus once rescued me from a river when I was 8. I wrote him a poem. True story.

Tom keeps coming to the front of my mind and I think it would go down well with DP. It would also go well with surname. It's strange bcause my favourite girls names are less traditional!

Tubemole1 Wed 15-May-13 20:25:08

Kurt
Peter
Levi
Bobby

Scruffey Wed 15-May-13 20:28:51

Max
Matthew

apatchylass Wed 15-May-13 20:43:26

I love Tom. Great name. Or if you want something more Germanic, how about:
Otto
Matthias
Sacha
Reiner
Tobias
Hendrik
Andreas

MortifiedAdams Wed 15-May-13 20:44:27

What about Travis?

Chewbecca Wed 15-May-13 20:48:22

I have a Toby so I like your style. He's 9 now but I still love the name and he's a charming, handsome boy!

On my shortlist (but never got serious consideration) was Leo, Guy and Alexander/Alistair Liked Rory too.

Lurleene Wed 15-May-13 20:54:43

I have a Tom - all through my pregnancy I tried to think of something a bit less traditional as I was worried the name was too popular, but couldn't think of anything I liked better. When he was born he just was a Tom! It's a good solid name, and actually we have encountered very few other Toms in his age group so my worries were unfounded.

Tom or Ross from your list

or:
Marcus
Joe
Miles
Keir
Greg

My son has 5 Tom's in his Scout troup of 24 though!

Leeds2 Wed 15-May-13 22:23:11

Tom or Ross from your list.

unebagpipe Wed 15-May-13 22:30:32

Lars
Giles

BartBaby Wed 15-May-13 22:56:45

I like Toby and then Tom

Or Ben, Alex, James or Jacob smile

NotAnotherPackedLunch Wed 15-May-13 22:58:36

Conrad / Konrad for the Germanic side.

Decoy Thu 16-May-13 10:02:36

John
Leon
David
Peter
Frederick
Stefan
Leonard
Jonah
Albert
Wilfred
Alexander
Christian
Albert
Paul
Nicholas
Patrick
Felix
Lucas

Wincher Fri 17-May-13 09:13:10

I like your taste in names. Some of my favourites (most of which have been vetoed by DH) are:

Rory
James
Toby
Tom
Ross
Leo
Giles
Lawrence

So I'm reading your list with interest for inspiration for DS2! In fact DS1's name is in the list above, and the name we're probably going to use for DS2, but I'm not 100% convinced on it.

DoodleAlley Fri 17-May-13 09:18:38

If dd had been a boy she would have been Eli or Elijah

StrangeGlue Fri 17-May-13 09:18:59

Matthew or Carl?

miffybun73 Fri 17-May-13 15:18:10

I like Tom best.

How about Daniel, James or Matthew ?

Eskino Fri 17-May-13 15:22:48

Leonard
Douglas
Martin
Clive
Cliff
John

JojoMags Fri 17-May-13 18:24:06

i like all but Russ, which sounds like a dog. Rafe or Joshua for other suggestions. Have come across 2 baby Joshuas with an English and German parent. Apparently it works well in both languages!

Festen Sat 18-May-13 13:43:48

Oooh, thanks to you lot Ben, Stefan, Lawrence and Leo are going on the list. Ben is a great name but I've had three past boyfriends called Ben, so if I can put those associations to one side....!!

Lawrence is also great, a bit posh for where we live though (South Yorkshire) so I would have to think about that carefully. Stefan is a new idea so I'll peruse that for a while. Leo is cool too.

I'll update after I've had the first name conversation with DP. No doubt he'll say it's too early for him to think about it! grin

delilah88 Wed 22-May-13 21:00:42

Instead of Ross what about Russ? Russell.
Huw?

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