What did you name your son?

(69 Posts)
Serenity6 Tue 10-Dec-13 17:03:10

And what were the names you liked but didn't use?

natwebb79 Tue 10-Dec-13 17:04:57

Niall. We really didn't like anything else and are now struggling to think of another boy's name in case this one's a boy! And I had no idea of the existence of bloody One Direction before I named him.

DingDongUriGelleryOnHigh Tue 10-Dec-13 17:07:43

For the last ds We loved

Beckett
North (before the kk's)
Leonard
Milo

We chose Rufus

sillymillyb Tue 10-Dec-13 17:10:58

I have a Henry.

I loved:

Rupert
Barnaby
Oscar
Rufus.

MrsT2007 Tue 10-Dec-13 17:25:27

Isaac

Others were

George
Reuben
Oliver
William
Rory

DaleyBump Tue 10-Dec-13 17:31:10

Tobias. We also loved Isaac and Zachary smile

ZombiePenguin Tue 10-Dec-13 20:08:28

Kallum Joshua smile

We liked:
Robin
Konnor or Connor
Oscar
Luca
Elliott
Benjamin
Alexander
Xander
Ethan
Flynn
Finnian
Nathaniel
Harrison

floatyflo Tue 10-Dec-13 20:17:07

Chose Noah.

Briefly considered Oscar, Reuben and Blake <- so glad this last one was just a quick consideration, hate it now!

summerlovingliz Tue 10-Dec-13 20:20:52

We have a Jack and a Toby... Also like Rory smile

Sosyermaw Tue 10-Dec-13 20:23:06

We have Max and Zac.

Liked Noah, Rory, Luke, Sam and Brodie.

TobyLerone Tue 10-Dec-13 20:29:18

Joseph. He's 14 now and it's suited him at every stage of his life so far.

He was going to be Ciaran, but when he was born it just wasn't 'his' name.

Loveyouthree Tue 10-Dec-13 20:39:20

Adam.

He was Joshua until I was a about 23 weeks pregnant.

DramaAlpaca Tue 10-Dec-13 20:44:08

Nice to see Rory is popular on this thread smile. I have a Rory - I still absolutely love the name & he's 16 now.

We didn't consider anything else, he was Rory Joseph from the 20 week scan. Also, we'd already used up two other favourite names on DS1 & DS2!

pygmy Tue 10-Dec-13 20:45:15

Hector, Finlay and Louis. Using Arthur, John and Felix as middle names.
Another boy would be Edgar Otto or Otto Edgar.

candycrushhater Tue 10-Dec-13 20:48:52

Fraser.

Other choices were Euan or Ruaridh (roo-ray), but he just looked like a Fraser.

foolstoaman Tue 10-Dec-13 21:46:58

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busylizzie76 Tue 10-Dec-13 21:48:58

I have a ds (7) called Zachary......I liked Noah, Finlay, and Callum

BikeRunSki Tue 10-Dec-13 21:49:05

Samuel
Dd would have been Frederick

WhiteHairReally Tue 10-Dec-13 21:50:20

Edmund (and yes, he's Ed now to everyone except the family, which he actually likes) Hugh and Guy. Did we have a thing about 'U' I'm now wondering, seeing those names lined up like that?

paperdress Tue 10-Dec-13 21:51:28

I liked...
Cassius
Julian
Nico
Sebastian
Rory
Danny

Ds is Bertie. He suits his name and I love it. Has been my favourite name way before old names became fashionable.
Also love Freddie.

Malachy.

I liked Casius, Gabriel, Blaise and Rory.

Chewbecca Tue 10-Dec-13 21:59:47

Toby

Also liked:
Leo
Guy
Rory
Adam

enormouse Tue 10-Dec-13 22:03:38

Ds is Ewan and this was a standout choice for him. We both agreed and had no other alternatives

DS2 - we shortlisted Aidan, Arthur, George and Felix. But we've decided he's going to be called Callum.

TheOnlyOliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 10-Dec-13 22:03:41

Lurking lurk

enormouse Tue 10-Dec-13 22:04:34

Also had Rory as a possible for DS2.

sonnieboo Tue 10-Dec-13 22:04:40

We have a Quentin.

Also liked
Sebastian
Dominic
Reuben
Alexander

Oubliette0292 Tue 10-Dec-13 22:08:00

Wilfred

We also considered:
Hugh
Alec
Dominic
Robert
Guy
Ernest
Laurence

AgathaPinchBottom Tue 10-Dec-13 22:12:13

Stanley

Also considered: Arthur and Freddie and Aubrey

mumtoacub Wed 11-Dec-13 00:05:22

Jacob.

Liked sebastian and hamish

wilkos Wed 11-Dec-13 00:37:03

Tom

He was going to be Rory or Henry but at the 20 week scan having recovered from the shock that he wasn't actually another girl I looked at him in the screen and thought "that is my boy and his name is Tom" smile

tshirtsuntan Wed 11-Dec-13 01:11:31

Ted.
Was possibly a William Or a Robert.

Mutteroo Wed 11-Dec-13 01:47:00

Oliver, known as Ollie
Short listed: Thoedore (Theo), Christopher (Kit), Thomas (Tom), Joshua (Josh) & Jacob (Jake). Think I may have an obsession with names that can be shortened.

sconeswithcream Wed 11-Dec-13 03:30:54

my ds is Luke.
Loved Isaac, Noah and Nathaniel.

Norfolknway Wed 11-Dec-13 03:34:12

Sebastian

Liked Noah, William and Robin

goodtimesinbontemps Wed 11-Dec-13 04:16:55

Cian, we didn't consider any other names grin

YoDiggity Wed 11-Dec-13 04:37:24

Is Rory having a huge popularity spurt then? I can't believe how many of you have mentioned it. I have a Rory, he's 21. We have come across a smattering of them over the years, but it has never been an especially popular name. However, this thread implies that it soon will be! I still love it - it transcends all ages/classes/types for me. Classic without being boring.

JanePlanet Wed 11-Dec-13 05:06:28

Alistair

I liked Bruce, Angus and Alexander (we're not even Scottish)

We have a Sebastian and Oliver
Next boy would be a combination of:
Indio
Jude
Jupiter
Serge
Etienne

msmiggins Wed 11-Dec-13 08:53:38

I have an Alexander but he gets called Xander

absentmindeddooooodles Wed 11-Dec-13 09:01:15

Jude

We liked:

Sebastian
Domonic
Alexander
Reuben
Oliver
Jacob
Rory
Myles
jesse
Tobias

Theonlyoneiknow Wed 11-Dec-13 09:31:33

Kyle

Yes, his name has been totally ripped to shreds on here.

We didn't really consider anything else, it was the only name we both liked.

CockyMcChicken Wed 11-Dec-13 09:58:35

Jacob Samuel.

Also like Harrison, Henry, George and Freddie. I also love Fabian but dh hated it.

Tangfasticlady Wed 11-Dec-13 10:02:41

My ds is named Izaak,
other names considered were Reuben, Samson and Jakob.

itsnothingoriginal Wed 11-Dec-13 12:14:30

Laurie (Laurence)

He loves his name and I'm really pleased we chose it! These are some of the others we had on the list:

Rufus
Alistair
Theo
Dominic
Reuben
Rory
Sebastian

Sarahplane Wed 11-Dec-13 18:56:07

Ds is Brendan. I also liked Patrick, Connor, Daniel, Matthew, Lewis and Oliver.

spanky2 Wed 11-Dec-13 19:07:41

Ethan
Milo

MrJollyLivesNextDoor Wed 11-Dec-13 19:16:30

DS is Aleksander (OH is Polish)

We also considered Daniel

I wanted Izaak or Robert (both vetoed by OH)

OH wanted Seweryn (pronounced Sev-Erin) - I laughed in his face

MrsT2007 Wed 11-Dec-13 20:24:26

I have never met a little Rory yet but I bet it gets more popular. It's such a lovely, classic name but oft bypassed for others.

Beachballfamily Thu 12-Dec-13 15:20:24

Rory - he's 5 now and we've never met another young Rory. Getting worried now that there will be lots more soon!

Also considered

Alasdair
Samuel

Theonlyoneiknow Thu 12-Dec-13 15:28:11

I love the name Rory - there are quite a few here though. All depends on where you live!

HanShotFirst Thu 12-Dec-13 19:48:33

DH and I decided and stuck with the names we gave our 2 DS, with no shortlist - luckily their names suited them!

DS1 is Dexter
DS2 is Dawson

LilyLilyLilyOiOiOi Fri 13-Dec-13 20:33:18

Elliott Thomas (ET....!!!!) Really suits him though.
Considered Louis and Hugo

LittleMissRed Fri 13-Dec-13 20:36:24

TobyLerone I have a 14 year old Joseph too. Best name in the world!

MamaPingu Fri 13-Dec-13 20:36:35

George David smile

My ds is called Cameron

We also considered keir and Fraser

Slongette Fri 13-Dec-13 20:43:39

We had a few short listed....

Alexander
William
Patrick
Gabriel

But went for Edward which we've shortened to Ned for his nn

CoffeeChocolateWine Fri 13-Dec-13 20:47:30

My DS is Max Fraser.

I also loved the name Luke but doesn't sound right with our surname.

Other names we considered were Ethan, Dylan, Aidan, Leo and Zak.

CPtart Fri 13-Dec-13 21:28:05

Adam James and Luke William

Also liked Dominic, Evan, Marcus, Benjamin, Isaac, Edward.

CordeliaTheChristmasRose Fri 13-Dec-13 21:43:47

James Ian
- we both liked Sebastian, but weren't keen on Seb as a nickname.
DH liked Ben and Sam - but they were next door's dogs' names!

dashoflime Fri 13-Dec-13 21:46:40

Jimmy

Names DH was not allowed to use included:
Gartnait
Alpen

FionasFatFairy Fri 13-Dec-13 21:58:23

Valentino, preceded by Alessandro, but his main name is Valentino, shortened to Tino.

Liked Gabriel, but decided to save Gabriela for a girl.

A second boy would have been Francisco Raphael (Frankie)

OKmum Fri 13-Dec-13 22:05:21

I like Louis, Theo, Milan (eastern european name). Alas hubby wants a Hebrew name <sigh>

catchingzeds Fri 13-Dec-13 22:08:03

Jacob

On the list were Nathaniel, Max, Henry, Freddie and Thomas

Ikeameatballs Fri 13-Dec-13 22:09:01

Samuel Edward

Also considered Sebastian.

Charles

Also liked:
George
Henry
Harry
Patrick

I liked, but wasn't allowed:
Timothy
Arthur
Rupert
John
Edward.

BornToFolk Fri 13-Dec-13 22:18:52

Henry Joseph. That was all we considered apart from Joseph Henry. grin But when he was born it was clear he was Henry. And he is.

I do still love Joseph though. Also a big fan of:
Arthur
Gabriel
Cassius
John

Boys' names are easy!

Joseph Anthony

Though I really wanted Felix.

ThreeBecameFour Fri 13-Dec-13 22:35:57

Theodore (Theo) Edward

we considered Felix, Leo, Ted, Ned

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