Classical and unusual boys name... help?

(43 Posts)
BraveLilBear Wed 03-Jul-13 11:46:15

Naming is a big problem for us in the Bear household, where this baby could make an appearance any day now (after 37 weeks). Think we have something in mind for a girl, but totally can't get close to a boys name.

We want something classic, classy and unusual, maybe with old English/German origins. Baby's surname will begin with a B and is quite hard sounding, so we had to rule out Sebastian (nn Seb or Bastian would not work with surname), which had been a frontrunner.

I like:
Roman
Lucas
Darwin
Edison
Newton

What else might I like that I can take to DP in our never-ending quest for an apt boy's name?!

Thanks in advance!

bootsycollins Wed 03-Jul-13 13:05:20

Quentin

Manchesterhistorygirl Wed 03-Jul-13 13:06:07

Isaac
Gabriel
Isambard

Anjou Wed 03-Jul-13 13:17:06

I really like your choices so far, OP!

How about:
Sigur (nn Ziggy)
Diggory
Stellan
Constantin
Conrad
Oscar/Oskar (more Germanic with a 'k'?)
Magnus
Alban
Dougan
Idris
Ethan
Eben
Quinn

CPtart Wed 03-Jul-13 13:35:25

Lucas unusual?.... I know at least four.

Lawrence

othersideofchannel Wed 03-Jul-13 13:43:26

We have a Quentin - so love that smile. I also like the suggestions of Roman and Magnus. Or how about Dominic or Fabian?

night1971 Wed 03-Jul-13 13:44:29

Piers

Gregory

Francis

Victor

Beehatch Wed 03-Jul-13 13:45:31

Leonard nn Leo
Thaddeus nn Teddy

Conrad - or Konrad if you want to be more Germanic.

kelda Wed 03-Jul-13 14:09:43

Axel
Otto

BraveLilBear Wed 03-Jul-13 14:14:02

Some fab ideas here, thanks! Am a big fan of Oscar, but don't know how popular it is getting at the moment - didn't know Lucas was leading a charge for popularity so will maybe strike that for now!

Conrad could be one that my DP would take too and Fabian is nice as well smile

Really like Francis but my family would get very excited by this as a) one of my uncles is a Francis and b) they would see that as a 'Catholic' statement due to the Pope (which is fine, but DP and I aren't religious) so will have to skirt round that one, sadly!

NooMyx Wed 03-Jul-13 14:15:04

Take a leaf from my DH's book: he wants a boy to be Ohm or Watt! hmm I think he'd quite like twin boys just so he could use both names at once.

EuphemiaLennox Wed 03-Jul-13 14:17:25

Bruno

Gregory

Tristan

dottyaboutstripes Wed 03-Jul-13 15:04:35

Edmund

kelda Wed 03-Jul-13 15:11:44

Marco/Marcus

Ruralninja Wed 03-Jul-13 15:14:12

Rex
Max
Theo(dore)
Edward

TheSecondComing Wed 03-Jul-13 15:16:48

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DonkeysDontRideBicycles Wed 03-Jul-13 16:42:32

I see someone already suggested Tristan, how about Siegfried?

NooMyx your DH has interesting taste!

Helspopje Wed 03-Jul-13 16:45:41

Aylmer http://babynamesworld.parentsconnect.com/meaning_of_Aylmer.html

BraveLilBear Wed 03-Jul-13 17:10:42

NooMyx I see a very familiar theme to those that go on in our house!

Aylmer is interesting - never heard that before!

Really appreciate these, am scribbling them down and will take them to DP later grin

Otto or Maximilian?

MoonHare Wed 03-Jul-13 18:34:43

Wyatt
Tobias
Hereward
Selwyn

sparetickets Wed 03-Jul-13 18:39:52

Patrick

Rhubarbgarden Wed 03-Jul-13 19:13:06

Guy
Gus
Edgar
Wulfric

rootypig Wed 03-Jul-13 19:22:37

Walter!

yomellamoHelly Wed 03-Jul-13 19:40:55

Jasper

Littlecherublegs Wed 03-Jul-13 19:44:12

Winston
Wilson
Gerard
Jared
Eric
Barnaby
Addison
Jeremiah
Woodrow
Macauley
Romeo
Atticus
Frederick
Albert
Edmund
Edgar

Not sure if these fit your criteria or not but worth a shot!!

NooMyx Wed 03-Jul-13 19:47:29

I've told him if he absolutely must have a SI unit for a name, I may be able to consider Kelvin or Newton as a middle name. grin

I like your suggestions. Also a big fan of Leonard.

Eric
Florian
Ludwig
Matthias

LesAnimaux Wed 03-Jul-13 19:47:33

Darwin is poncetastic.

Lucas is popular.

Newton is a village near me, so like Brandon is not an option. Depends where you live though.

DS did go to school with a Newton. For ages I thought his name was Mutant. I even asked him after shcool one day what his name was, and it sounded just like "Mutant" when he said it. I was confused until I saw it written down.

Felix
Jasper
Conrad
Casper
Soren
Jarvis
Logan
Vincent

LesAnimaux Wed 03-Jul-13 19:49:22

Ooooh, Otto is cool!

Jonas
Digby

hawkmcqueen Wed 03-Jul-13 21:20:45

I don't think Darwin is poncey, I think it's quite fab, I know one who's just a few months old and the family are very lovely :-) It does have a marmite reaction but I love it.

Sunnysummer Wed 03-Jul-13 21:26:42

Elias? Florian?

ZumbaZara Wed 03-Jul-13 21:37:36

Roystan
Finn
Ivo

brokenhearted55 Wed 03-Jul-13 23:53:44

Diggory

nooka Thu 04-Jul-13 05:56:39

For a bit of Old English:

Edwin
Cedric
Cuthbert
Edric
Esmund
Godric
Osbourne/Osbert
Wilfred
Wulfric

Or Old German:
Alaric
Anslem
Anzo
Arnold
Gilbert
Godfrey
Hubert
Ingo
Ivo
Karl
Waldo

Kiwiinkits Thu 04-Jul-13 06:03:55

Barnaby
But you'd have to be happy with the B sound

dreamingofsun Thu 04-Jul-13 09:15:05

wilfred (could be shortened to will or freddie)
hugh

PicardyThird Thu 04-Jul-13 09:25:43

Wolfgang
Ferdinand
Orlando
Johannes
Rowan
Columba

teetering13 Thu 04-Jul-13 11:30:34

Oscars are naughty! grin

fussychica Thu 04-Jul-13 15:30:31

Sorry some of these names are so awful.
I'm going with
Torrin
Edward
Dominic
Theo
Alexander
Aiden

BraveLilBear Thu 04-Jul-13 15:32:32

Oooo Orlando - that's a call!

These are ace, thanks so much... grin

jalapeno Thu 04-Jul-13 15:45:43

Darwin is a character in a truly awful cartoon, Regular Show I think it is called.

How about Osric (as in tentacles)?

Wolfgang? (nn Wolfie)

Sebastian and Dominic are on our list this time, I love them from reading Jilly Cooper grin

HenriettaPye Thu 04-Jul-13 15:47:48

Otis or Hugo!

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