Boy name help please.............. .

(48 Posts)
Mandos1 Fri 26-Jul-13 23:12:49

Recently found out I'm pregnant, and I'm obsessed with finding a boy name and tbh I have been sort of looking since I had my 2yo DS.

I spent so much time stressing over boys names in the last pregnancy and of course he turned out to be a boy, so we settled for a name we liked but didn't love, but we love it now as he has grown into it.

So I want to get on the ball now. I find boys names really hard, but added to that OH likes conventional normal names, think Thomas, Patrick & Daniel. Which are actually quite popular here.

I like unusual (in Northern Ireland) but not unheard of or made up names. Names I like but don't love are:
Oscar
Rhys
Lucas
Cole
Finlay
Oisin (my least favourite)

OH only likes Oisin, we're Irish so to him it's a normal common name.

I've found myself wishing it's a girl so we don't have to go through the stress again.

Btw Girls names are
Georgia
Charlotte
(We both love these)

Please give me some options, bearing in mind it can't be anything too whacky, but just something ever so slightly different.

Colm
Conal
Ciar
Hayden
Miles
Ellis
Rory
Fraser

SJisontheway Fri 26-Jul-13 23:32:40

If Irish names are fair game how about
Phelim
Cillian
Manus

Sean
Stephen
Rory
Jack
Joseph

chubbychipmonk Fri 26-Jul-13 23:38:40

Daniel

Mandos1 Fri 26-Jul-13 23:41:22

Like Conal but our friends just named their baby Conall. All the other Irish names are very common here so sort of want to stay away from Irish names.

Also like Jack and Daniel but every other baby is called those around here.

Keep em coming!

Ralph
Caleb
Jonah
Edgar
Craig
Gregor
Elliot
Innes
Murray
Leighton
Emerson

Joshua
Felix
Lloyd
Finn
Jasper
Simon
Ewan
Ivan

Mandos1 Fri 26-Jul-13 23:48:37

Like Jonah but will never get it past DH, therein lies the problem, we have completely different taste in boy names!

Where do we go from here, any suggestions?

Logan
Rowan
Leo
Leon
Marcus
Fergus
Magnus

Mandos1 Fri 26-Jul-13 23:49:49

Love Finn, but best friends wee boys called that, could have got him convinced on it too! sad

yes, but with Jonah, he can call him Joe - very normal and maybe to his taste?

bridgetsmum Fri 26-Jul-13 23:50:20

Declan

Mandos1 Fri 26-Jul-13 23:50:56

Love Rowan/Rohan soon but it rhymes with DS's name!! grin

what is your Son called or don't you want to say?

Dylan?

Mandos1 Fri 26-Jul-13 23:52:53

Oooh u may be onto something soon

Declan was the only name he came up with in the last pregnancy, it's a running joke now as he plucked it out of the air as I was putting pressure on him to pick something.

funnymummy2931 Fri 26-Jul-13 23:54:27

Roan smile

Mandos1 Fri 26-Jul-13 23:54:36

Cohan - we like pd it because it's different without being crazy. Even though he gets called Conan a lot!

Dylan always sound American to me, and it's not even, but your on the right track soon uncommon but not crazy!

Cohan is lovely - maybe we are getting somewhere but i'm running out of ideas :0

Mandos1 Fri 26-Jul-13 23:58:16

Really like Jonah/Joe soon , I met one last wk as was like ooooooo, but told hubs and he kind of turned his nose up. I feel if I got a name I loved I could probably convince him but I just need to get that name.

Casey
Torin
Adrian
Kerr
Austin
Jay
Robin

Mandos1 Sat 27-Jul-13 00:04:03

Too wacky apart from Adrian which is v common here. But your sort of on the right path, I like names that are uncommon but everyone still knows them or knows how to spell them soon

Blair
Ross
Gareth
Callum
Aaron

Ooh this is hard smile

Gavin
Andrew
Josh
Jake
Alfred

Oliver
Martin
Grant
Douglas

Mandos1 Sat 27-Jul-13 00:08:50

Nope not doing it for me I'm afraid soon I'm still thinking of Jonah though, so I think u may have sparked something!! hmm

Mandos1 Sat 27-Jul-13 00:09:30

Like Oliver but v common here. I'm a nightmare aren't I??

Ha you are allowed to be. My first didn't have a name for 3 days and my second was a week and a half grin

Alastair?

Noah
Eli
Saul
Seth

Zachary/Zack

bridgetsmum Sat 27-Jul-13 00:14:24

Leon

Frederick/Freddie
Malcolm
Edgar

righto - i'm giving up for the night - i'm just randomly plucking stuff out the air now and it's not going well..... grin

Mandos1 Sat 27-Jul-13 00:21:24

Thanks for your help soon you've definitely given me something to think about with Jonah!!

good - it's a nice name and Oh can quite happily talk about his Joe (nice and normal) while you have your beautiful slightly unusual Jonah - I wanted Joe/Joseph (didn't think about Jonah at the time and it was pre internet really) but wasn't allowed it as it was the name of OHs uncle whom his parents didn't get on with so it would have caused ructions sad )

MrsFrederickWentworth Sat 27-Jul-13 00:35:09

David
Joel
Joshua

Again you can use Joe as the shorter form.

Jonathan

I know you said not Irish but I have a lovely friend called Feidhlimidh, which I think is gorgeous.
And of course Liam.

Hector
Hadrian
Herbert

Inigo
Iago
Jago
Jacob

Last three nn is Jack.

Louis
Leslie
Lawrence/Laurie

Miles/milo
Melvin
Micah

Nathan
Nahum

Seth
Sacha/Sandy/xan ( nn for Alexander)
Sebastian
Samuel

Tristram/Tristan
Torquil
Tam
Anthony/Antony
Toby/Tobias

Some of these he might hate so much you could get another one agreed more easily!

Congrats, btw.

Beckie222 Sat 27-Jul-13 00:47:21

Jude

squeak2392 Sun 28-Jul-13 03:02:49

I like Oscar, Rhys and Finlay from your list.

I'm not the person to ask about unusual boys names (it's not that I have a preference to unusual or not, I just like very few boys names in general :/ ) but the more unusual ones (for me) on my list are:

Jeremy
Tristan

howcomes Sun 28-Jul-13 03:38:37

Ethan
Jacob
Con
Harrison
Finlay
Ryan
Connell

howcomes Sun 28-Jul-13 03:39:23

Con was supposed to read Conan!

Mandos1 Sun 28-Jul-13 18:00:31

Like Finlay but OH doesn't think it's a real first name. Conan far too silimlar to DS's name and liked Connell but our fiends recently named their baby that's. aarrgghh there's always something!

Mandos1 Tue 30-Jul-13 23:04:53

A little update, DH has told me tonight he's comes round to Jonah!! shock and Rhys!

So the choices are

Jonah Michael/ Michael (Mee-hall)
Rhys Michael

Georgia May
Charlotte Eve

Lovely options smile Are you waiting until baby makes an appearance to choose then?

Jonah or Georgia would be my first choices smile

Mandos1 Wed 31-Jul-13 07:52:19

They're my first choices too soon not really sure why we have second choices, as I don't think there is much chance of a Rhys or Charlotte. Maybe if we have a third we will use them.

I'm so excited either way now, was hoping more for a girl as we had a name we both loved and I knew a boy name would cause headache but don't care what we have now!! grin

Awww, that's lovely. I have 2 boys and it's great. Girls are a bit of a mystery to me, but I am sure they are great too. After all, I used to be one grin

Of your original choices I like Oscar best, and also Lucas and Finn.
I have taught three Reece's who have been handfuls so that puts me off Rhys a bit (though it is a different spelling). I prefer Jonah.

I love both of your girls names, they are both on our list too!

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