Suggestions for "Grandad" style name?

(73 Posts)
CheshireDing Sat 07-Sep-13 06:24:25

DC2 is due at the beginning of December.

If it's a girl she will probably be Mary Harriet, if it's a boy we are currently stuck !

We already have a Poppy Arabella and absolutely love Arthur but it sounds stupid with our surname.

I am trying to persuade DH on Walter but he is wavering to and from it.

I like Ted as a nn but Edward is just okay.

CheshireDing Sat 07-Sep-13 06:27:30

Ruled off so far because we either know one or one of us doesn't like the name:-
George - was on the list last time but too popular now I think
Albert
Percy
Lawrence
Henry/Harry
Edwin
Edgar
Frank
Fred
Sid

Theironfistofarkus Sat 07-Sep-13 06:27:52

Stanley
Albert (Bertie)

Lagoonablue Sat 07-Sep-13 06:28:16

Stanley, though it is very popular.

Henry, Edwin, Cuthbert,

Lagoonablue Sat 07-Sep-13 06:30:22

Oh you don't like those ones....posted too soon.

There are not many left now that you haven't ruled out!

TooTryHard Sat 07-Sep-13 07:08:10

Ernest
Wilfred

Theodore for the nn Ted?
I love Walter.

ZingWantsCake Sat 07-Sep-13 07:16:30

David

it's my FIL's name and he is a Grandad!

Allalonenow Sat 07-Sep-13 07:16:46

Reuben
David
Malcolm
Douglas

Lavenderhoney Sat 07-Sep-13 07:19:06

Albert
Henry
Arthur
Archibald
Sidney
Stanley
Edward is lovely, then if he wants he can decide if he likes ted or teddy, or ed, Eddie or Edwardsmile

Bert
Graham
Ernest
Philip
Herbet
Alfred
Kenneth
Ronald
Roger
Regenald
Arnold

ISingSoprano Sat 07-Sep-13 07:29:28

Eric
Austin

Layl77 Sat 07-Sep-13 07:40:34

I love Francis nn frank just frank :D

Artijoke Sat 07-Sep-13 07:49:50

If you like Ted but not Edward then what about Edwin or Edgar (or Theodore as others have suggested).

Others:
Hector
Freddie (from Frederick or Wilfred)
Henry
Sidney
Stanley

bananamummy Sat 07-Sep-13 07:50:45

Clement
Quentin
Stanley

Wishfulmakeupping Sat 07-Sep-13 07:52:48

Edmund
Edgar
William (bill/billy nn)
Alfred

littlealien01 Sat 07-Sep-13 07:53:58

Neville

Douglas

TeamSouthfields Sat 07-Sep-13 07:55:44

Harry Henry Frank Frankie

turkeyboots Sat 07-Sep-13 07:58:19

Frank and Peter and Noel are mine and DHs grandads. I'm suddenly really liking Frank as a name, pity is DS is almost 4 now!

BikeRunSki Sat 07-Sep-13 07:58:44

Malcolm
Derek
Sidney
Jeffrey
Godfrey
Ambrose

GerardButlersSecretLover Sat 07-Sep-13 07:58:56

Gilbert (Gilly)

Bearandcub Sat 07-Sep-13 08:01:35

Reginald
Algernon/ Augustine
Harold
Bertie (Cuthbert/ Herbert/Albert/ Gilbert/ Robert)
Percy
Kenneth / Kennet
Lester
Vincent
Frederick
Theodore
Leo
Clyde
Gordon
Victor
Wilfred /Alfred
Cecil/ Cedric
Quentin

Alfie or Archie?
Charlie/ Charles

WantedGSOH Sat 07-Sep-13 08:06:28

My Gpa's names:

Percival
Leslie

Tempted? grin

sonlypuppyfat Sat 07-Sep-13 08:09:50

David and Peter are lovely I don't really understand the old man thing

PinkGlove Sat 07-Sep-13 08:09:57

My Grandads were George and Joseph?

Billwoody Sat 07-Sep-13 08:12:24

Cyril
The name of my lovely grandad
Sounds quite French when you think about it

TheFowlAndThePussycat Sat 07-Sep-13 08:15:53

My grandad is Horace! But everyone calls him Ken grin

DH's grandad is Douglas.

ZingWantsCake Sat 07-Sep-13 08:16:31

DH's Grandads were Douglad and Gordon - both English
mine Janos (John) and Laszlo (Leslie?) - both Hungarian

out of the hundreds of kids we know only one is called John (he is 14).

Gumps Sat 07-Sep-13 08:25:35

Next doors little boy is called Wilbur which I think is very cute.
I also heard Patrick shortened to Patch which I likedtoo.

BlissfullyIgnorant Sat 07-Sep-13 08:39:12

Algernon..
I know an Algy and he's cool
Plus, iPad corrects Algernon to Lager on. Sounds fine!

ThwartedbyMum Sat 07-Sep-13 08:42:02

How about Howard?

PipkinsPal Sat 07-Sep-13 08:46:25

My Grampa was Sydney Horatio (born exactly 100 years after the Battle of Trafalgar) and my other one who died years before I was born was David Henry.

bouncysmiley Sat 07-Sep-13 08:46:48

Isaac, Ezra, Franklin?

forevergreek Sat 07-Sep-13 08:47:03

Lionel
Leonard
Franklin
Otto
Michael
John
Victor
Laurence

ZingWantsCake Sat 07-Sep-13 08:48:06

bouncy my 3-year old is Isaac! I#ll call him Gramps today! grin

Alfred

Hubert
Wilbur
Wilfred
Clement
Claude
Percy

this list might help...

MrsMaryCooper Sat 07-Sep-13 08:51:49

Roderick
Bruce
Donald
Cecil
Alexander

COCKadoodledooo Sat 07-Sep-13 09:20:03

Bernard.

Theodore can be Ted also.

Writerwannabe83 Sat 07-Sep-13 09:28:57

My grandads are called Patrick and Clifford smile

Patrick could be nice???

MadameJosephine Sat 07-Sep-13 09:33:41

My grandads and their siblings were

James
Robert
William
Edward
Sidney
Walter
Charles
Thomas
Franklin

I also love Edison, Darwin and nathaniel (nn Nate)

Writerwannabe83 Sat 07-Sep-13 09:41:41

I rally like the name Robert smile

insanityscratching Sat 07-Sep-13 09:50:57

Ds1's friend has just named her baby Seth, I think it's lovely.

I love Edward so much choice too fir full name/nn it's dc3's middle name. His first name I LOVE though I do get strong reactions to it's Hamish proper full on grandad name grin

nosleeptilever Sat 07-Sep-13 11:14:23

my grandpas we're Cecil and Ralph. very old school!

frostymomma Sat 07-Sep-13 11:35:08

Geoffrey

Betty3boys Sat 07-Sep-13 13:42:27

I love older generation names!
We have three boys all named after our grandparents; eldest middle name is Arthur.
Second son's first name is Alfred (Gets called Alfie, Fred and Ted)
Our youngest is Sidney (Sid)
Currently expecting number four and if it's another boy he will be Stanley after hubby's other grandad.
The 1911 census is currently free to view on some websites and is full of some fantastic inspiration for grandparent names smile

Shapechanger Sat 07-Sep-13 14:41:34

Wilfred, Ernest, Cecil, Cedric Ugh.

And Walter? Appalling and weedy. I feel your dh's pain.

Why do you want a stodgy old grandad name associated with pipe and slippers? I don't have a DS but I would want something that could at least be associated with some dynamism and masculinity.

MortifiedAdams Sat 07-Sep-13 14:42:27

Arg was going to suggest Sid.

Lawrence?

Kaekae Sat 07-Sep-13 14:46:30

Bertie
Stanley
Barney
Gus
Jack
Seth
Ernie

PuppyMonkey Sat 07-Sep-13 14:47:07

grin at the thought of a baby called Malcolm, Gordon or Bernard. Maybe taking it a step too far there MN.

LazyFaire Sat 07-Sep-13 15:06:26

My Grandads' were Jay and Jim (James)

I love Jay although I expect it is my DBro's first choice. My Dad (now a Grandad) is called Graham (sounds seriously out of date at the mo, but you could start a trend?!)

Don't you want one of your own parents/grandparent's names?

LindaMcCartneySausage Sat 07-Sep-13 15:24:39

Hugh
Roger
Percy
Claude
Clement

EnjoyEverySandwich Sat 07-Sep-13 15:29:10

I really like Walter. A noble name. Sit Walter Raleigh etc

Allalonenow Sat 07-Sep-13 15:57:22

Basil
Clive
Keith
Trevor

EasyMark Sat 07-Sep-13 16:06:41

Norman
Phillip
Gary

StrawbRhi Sat 07-Sep-13 16:16:24

My grandfathers were Henry (Harry) and Augustyn. Thinking about it, Augustyn is a bit lovely!

My father is George but the popularity will put most off, and my FIL is Bernard... Hmmm, Maybe not.

Tinlegs Sat 07-Sep-13 16:20:37

My grandfathers were Maurice Edmund and Philip John. Quite like Maurice (pronounced Morris) but love Edmund and really wanted that one myself. Only problem is, shortening it to Ned which, in Scotland, means the same as Chav so, as I live in Scoltand, had to give it up!

EnjoyEverySandwich Sat 07-Sep-13 16:36:58

You rarely hear Ed- names shortened to Ned nowadays, do you? Sounds very old-fashioned to me. Wouldn't it more likely be Ed or Eddie, or Ted/Teddy which seems to be more fashionable now.

SadPander Sat 07-Sep-13 18:56:14

Stanley, Arthur, George?

laicepsgnileeF Sat 07-Sep-13 19:03:34

Percy
Ernest

laicepsgnileeF Sat 07-Sep-13 19:03:53

How about Theodore if you like Ted rather than Edward.

racingheart Sat 07-Sep-13 19:10:08

Alfred
Wilfred
Hector
Bernard
Godfrey
Ernest
Humphrey
Leonard

CheshireDing Sun 08-Sep-13 13:34:35

Some good suggestions on her thank you.

I don't want to use one of our Grandads names as I would prefer some new within the Family (iykwim).

We can't use Alf as that's the cat grin

Did laugh at Malcolm and Geoffrey, yes that probably is a mn step too far ! smile

DH has now suggested Monty, not sure if this should be the name of a cat though.

I do like Otto, not sure what I think of Theodore (which would give us Ted as a nn). Herbert and Hector and Gilbert are going on the list thank you.

Bruce makes me think of the Kardashians and Basil makes me think of faulty towers unfortunately grin

mypavlova Sun 08-Sep-13 14:52:45

Harold

Thomas is an overlooked classic I think

Coconutty Sun 08-Sep-13 15:01:20

Diggory, Dennis and Raymond.

Back2Two Sun 08-Sep-13 15:05:16

Kenneth. A fantastic name.

RalphtheTimid Sun 08-Sep-13 15:50:55

Gorden/Gordon
Anthony
Clive
Terrence

ivykaty44 Sun 08-Sep-13 15:56:30

Robert - then shorten to Bertie or Bert
Paul
Steven
Martin
David
Guy
Philip

Ernest was the most popular boys name in 1901

Meglet Sun 08-Sep-13 16:09:39

DS has a 'grandad' name. It seemed too old for him when he was tiny, but they grow into them.

A baby Bernard would be adorable.

Biscuitsneeded Sun 08-Sep-13 17:43:36

Bill.

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