My short list... Opinions please!!

(39 Posts)
CornishFirstTimer22 Sun 28-Jul-13 12:32:43

I'm having my first child (a boy) in three months (ish) and am trying to get a list of possible names together.

I love TONS of names, but OH is very fussy and once he likes one or two is like 'that's enough now, no need to look any more'!

So far we have...

Reuben (his fave)
Oscar (my fave, though my mum keeps telling me she doesn't like it which is very annoying!)
And new to the list, Taylor.

Any thoughts?


Incapinka Sun 28-Jul-13 12:36:21

Really like Reuben and Oscar. And like both abbreviations too. Not so sure about Taylor...

SoupDragon Sun 28-Jul-13 12:49:35

Really don't like Taylor.

Of the other two, I think I prefer Reuben to Oscar but both are fine names smile

Dont like Taylor or rueben

Oscar is nice.

Writerwannabe83 Sun 28-Jul-13 12:51:38

Definitely Rueben smile

I am not a fan of the name Oscar - it sounds more like a strange noise than a name grin

pygmy Sun 28-Jul-13 12:53:32


Ruththetooth Sun 28-Jul-13 13:01:48

Reuben and Oscar are both nice. Depends which one goes best with your surname.

Frikadellen Sun 28-Jul-13 13:39:33

I never cared for Reuben and not aided by the fact the 4 I have met have all been whiny lil boys so I would say Oscar or Taylor I prefer Oscar

Englishroses Sun 28-Jul-13 13:44:01

Oscar v v popular if that makes a difference?

Feelslikea1sttimer Sun 28-Jul-13 13:50:51

I know a Reuben and a Taylor, they are both in my sons under 15 cricket team, I like both names, not keen on Oscar though...

Whatever you decide your baby will grow into their name smile it's so hard choosing, we had loads of boys names but we are having a girl and we can't get it down to 2 or 3 so you are doing well.

VBisme Sun 28-Jul-13 13:58:09

I like Rueben and Oscar, not so keen on Taylor.

GW297 Sun 28-Jul-13 14:06:48


2kidsintow Sun 28-Jul-13 14:08:58

There's a Reuben just up the road. His parents call him Rubes or Rubie (which just reminds me of a girls name).
I like Reuben and Oscar too.

Taylor makes me think of a girls name too. I've taught a Tyler, which is a name I liked. But then I taught a girl Tyler and a boy Tyler too.

Dirtymistress Sun 28-Jul-13 14:14:28

Reuben is lovely. Taylor is vile, and Oscar is too popular.

Stat Sun 28-Jul-13 14:32:08

I like Taylor.

I like Reuben too, but I see it as being very trendy, so that would put me off.

I don't like Oscar. Agree with the person who said it sounds more like a strange sound than a name.

Rtfairy Sun 28-Jul-13 14:35:42

Definitely Oscar smile

Reuben a gorgeous name. I know a couple and they're both delightful. There are Oscars everywhere here. Not keen on Taylor at all I'm afraid!

miemohrs Sun 28-Jul-13 14:41:16

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samuelwhiskers Sun 28-Jul-13 14:47:16

Oscar, definitely

stopprocrastinating Sun 28-Jul-13 15:56:10

Love the name Oscar

Leeds2 Sun 28-Jul-13 16:05:47

Tbh, I am not very keen on any of them.

If I had to, probably Reuben or Oscar. Likely Reuben, as my friend has a dog called Oscar!

Still18atheart Sun 28-Jul-13 16:16:09

Order of preference

1) Oscar
2) Taylor
3) Reuben

FromageFrog Sun 28-Jul-13 16:39:01

Taylor = a surname

Oscar = very very popular a few years ago.

Reuben = Very popular right now.

Coconutty Sun 28-Jul-13 16:41:20

I'm not a fan of any of these, have you got any others?

Have never met a nice Oscar and Reuben is a clunky name. Taylor is too american to me.

CornishFirstTimer22 Sun 28-Jul-13 17:03:30

I have loads of other names I like but OH is fussy and has vetoed them all!! I liked Noah, Milo, Nathanial, Jago (Cornish) and Harry... All refused!

FromageFrog Sun 28-Jul-13 17:31:25

Noah and Nathaniel are lovley

ChippingInHopHopHop Sun 28-Jul-13 17:40:13

I wouldn't choose any of them myself, but out of those I would choose Oscar smile

However, if I were you I'd keep going until you find one you both love - you have ages yet!! Just ignore DH's protests and keep lobbing names at him that you like!

nataaaaliee92 Sun 28-Jul-13 18:06:46

Defiantly Oscar smile i seem to know alot of people going for Taylor at the minute!

Clargo55 Sun 28-Jul-13 18:18:42

OP do you like any other Cornish names?

I think Lowen and Tristan are nice.

I'm in Cornwall and Reuben is very popular near me. I know of 10.

Clargo55 Sun 28-Jul-13 18:20:28

Also agree with Fromage, Noah and Nathaniel are lovely. Do you like Nate as a nickname?

How about EIias? Nn Eli.

Wbdn28 Sun 28-Jul-13 18:24:35


Wbdn28 Sun 28-Jul-13 18:25:02

Prefer Reuben to Oscar. Taylor too surnamey.

GW297 Sun 28-Jul-13 19:21:16

Nathaniel is a great name. Harry nice too.

fluffyraggies Sun 28-Jul-13 19:28:17

So OP what would happen if you refused Reuben? Would he allow Oscar?

I don't like Taylor personally. I knew a little girl called Taylor and she was spoilt and awful. Sorry.

Oscar is V.popular. But if you love it - you have it.

Horrid when relatives pee on your parade - (your mother). Ignore. It's your baby.

hurricanemum Sun 28-Jul-13 19:43:18

Oscar - a dog
Reuben - lovely but v on trend
Taylor - don't like and I think of a girl too?

Is Jago not a Cornish surname? Love nathaniel (work on him?!) what about Jesse, Cal, Daniel ...

Oscar wins by miles for me. Really dislike Taylor, sorry.

CornishFirstTimer22 Mon 29-Jul-13 13:53:08

I'm working on him and he now says he'l 'consider' nathaniel, Nate for short. I also quite like Sebastian, and Albert (with Albie or Bertie as a NN).

Fingers crossed I can expand the list!

squoosh Mon 29-Jul-13 14:04:08

I like Oscar best from your trio even though it's vv popular.

Nathaniel is great too and think Nate is a much cooler abbreviation than Nat.

JamieandtheMagicTorch Mon 29-Jul-13 15:38:18

I like Nathaniel too

Reuben is OK

Don't like Taylor, or Oscar (sorry)

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