Old fashioned boys names not in top 100

(52 Posts)
Missteacake Mon 09-Jun-14 17:44:08

I really love old fashioned names such as

Arthur
Alfred
Albert
Henry
Edward

But want something not overly popular it has to be a name that you could have used 100 years ago but these names seem to be popular at the moment. Any ideas?

Toadsrevisited Mon 09-Jun-14 17:55:08

Percival
Wilfred
Herbert
Stanley
Austin
Rupert

HilariousInHindsight Mon 09-Jun-14 17:57:51

Stuart
Arnold
Reginald
Frederick
Theodore
Victor

Missteacake Mon 09-Jun-14 17:58:57

I know a Stanley and an Austin both babies the others are great though rupert is on my list not sure if it's too rupert bear though???

littlegreengloworm Mon 09-Jun-14 18:00:00

I know a little stan, lovely name

What about

Dominic
Vincent
Brendan
Martin
Percy

littlegreengloworm Mon 09-Jun-14 18:00:40

Ronald

CaulkheadUpNorth Mon 09-Jun-14 18:03:48

Toby/Tobias
Richard
Daniel
Elijah
Abraham
Isaac
Josiah
Walter
Bartholomew
Gabriel
Andrew
Titus

Missteacake Mon 09-Jun-14 18:04:04

Percy is good hadn't thought of that and I don't know any.

FiveExclamations Mon 09-Jun-14 18:18:14

Dominic
Francis
Jerome
Ferdinand
Gerald
Tristran

Kantha Mon 09-Jun-14 18:25:18

Nothing wrong with being "too Rupert bear" grin. I love Rupert (the bear and the name).

Some of these might be just inside the top 100 but you won't find too many children called these names, although someone is bound to come along and disagree.

Andrew
Robert
Christopher
Richard
Peter
Lance
Gilbert
Edwin
Edmund
Benedict
Steven
Anthony

SignoraStronza Mon 09-Jun-14 18:40:42

I just came on here to write pretty much the same op!

I like (and am willing to share wink)

Eldred
Arthur
Robert
Wulfric (although am aware this is on the MN hated list)
Wilfred
Jacob
Toby

CaulkheadUpNorth Mon 09-Jun-14 18:45:06

Hugh
Hugo
Emil
Ernest
Simeon
Frank
Raymond
Edmund
Saul

Kantha Mon 09-Jun-14 19:03:04

Patrick

Viatrix Mon 09-Jun-14 22:24:02

Sidney
Leonard
Edgar
Morris
Edwin
Bertram
Cecil
Ambrose
Clement
Eugene
Basil
Aubrey
Noel

Wishfulmakeupping Mon 09-Jun-14 22:28:07

Walter?
Douglas
I like the suggestions if Wilfred and Percy too

Wishfulmakeupping Mon 09-Jun-14 22:28:53

Edwin is a good suggestion too

BlueStarsAtNight Mon 09-Jun-14 22:59:04

Edgar
Harold
Terrence
Roger
Gordon
Godfrey

BlueStarsAtNight Mon 09-Jun-14 22:59:45

Syrill

rachel234 Mon 09-Jun-14 23:13:37

We have a Quentin. Also like Austin and Dominic.

Toadsrevisited Tue 10-Jun-14 07:52:06

Francis
Cyril
Bertram
Monty
Frederick
Lancelot

(Wilfred nn Wilf and Percival nn Percy were choices 2 and 3 for DS smile)

WaveorCheer Tue 10-Jun-14 07:53:14

Robin

speak2me Tue 10-Jun-14 07:56:32

Timothy

CanISayOfHerFace Tue 10-Jun-14 08:16:54

I have similar taste to you!

We went with Stanley in the end but on my list were:

Arthur
Albert (nn Albie)
Eugene (DH would never allow it!)
Franklin
Sidney
Ralph
Ray

I know a Percy, a Wilf, a Frederick, a Herbert, a Hector... The list goes on. These names are so popular at the moment you will be hard pushed to find one not in the top 100 and even if you don't as long as it's not in the top 50 you shouldn't come across too many others.

princessdave Tue 10-Jun-14 09:11:12

Anything from Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends seems to fit. Stanley, Sidney, Percy, Harold, Douglas, Donald, Gordon, Henry, Edward, Toby... There are some great names, I scoured the back of DDs books looking for names as there are so many engines. A lot of them can be shortened to "cute" nns as well for when they are babies.

My favourite is Percy and I also love Quentin from the lists above but my DH (a Robin himself so quite a cool, not hugely popular name) just makes this face hmm when I suggest them.

Missteacake Tue 10-Jun-14 10:17:05

Ha ha ha Thomas the tank engine names are the best! My favourites so far off these lists are

Percy
Harold
Wilfred

Will def run these by DH smile

Stokey Tue 10-Jun-14 11:52:08

OP Harold would probably end up as Harry, so would have quite a popular name

Winston
Oswald
Rufus
Trevor
Ronald
Antony

Toadsrevisited Tue 10-Jun-14 12:11:30

Ooh I keep thinking of this thread!

Rollo
Inigo
Roland
Archibald
Humphrey

Conrad

DenzelWashington Tue 10-Jun-14 12:31:28

Magnus
Brian
Edwin
Godwin
Percival (with Percy as nn)
Julian
Ivo
Hector
Philip
Geoffrey
Cary
Caryll
Egbert

Missteacake Tue 10-Jun-14 15:36:14

So after checking out what the top 100 names of the past few years were I'm quite surprised some of the names I thought were popular aren't as popular as I originally thought. I guess it depends where you live though. So my revised names are

Alfred
Albert
Percy
Rupert
Walter

What do you think?

Umlauf Tue 10-Jun-14 15:45:19

Albert is popular?! Bugger! I named my Albert hoping it would be slightly unusual. There are 3 in my MN post natal group though.

Obv that is my favourite, but I also really really like Rupert. I think Alfred would be popular because of Alfie. I also really liked Bernard (!) Quentin and Bertram.

Umlauf Tue 10-Jun-14 15:46:03

Oh, and Raymond. Love it!

HavantGuard Tue 10-Jun-14 15:51:09

Alfie is very, very popular, so it's worth checking the shortened forms of the names you like.

HavantGuard Tue 10-Jun-14 15:52:48

This is good for showing developing trends. Remember the available stats are from 2012.

Vintagejazz Tue 10-Jun-14 15:57:00

Rupert is my favourite from your list.

Have you considered Sebastian or Jeremy?

Missteacake Tue 10-Jun-14 16:06:40

I was surprised at the data I looked at 2011, 2012 and 2013 I thought Albert and Alfred were bound to be top 100 but apparently not. It is a Uk average tho I'm sure regionally some names are more popular than ever.

Raymond is my dad's name (so potential middle name) and I know somebody who had a Sebastian yesterday!

Missteacake Tue 10-Jun-14 16:09:06

havant your link is good Albert was my secret favourite but it really has gone up drastically in popularity.

lordStrange Tue 10-Jun-14 16:12:19

Edgar
Edmund
Rufus
Reginald!

Umlauf Tue 10-Jun-14 16:12:42

My Albert is an Albert Sebastián grin some excellent taste on this thread!

lordStrange Tue 10-Jun-14 16:12:52

Guthrie?

Missteacake Tue 10-Jun-14 16:19:44

Sorry lord I never heard that one before.

Missteacake Tue 10-Jun-14 16:20:55

I agree with umlauf excellent taste. Do you have a nn for your Albert I would call mine Bertie?

Missteacake Tue 10-Jun-14 16:25:35

I should add I already have a Matilda so need something that goes. But I guess as it's old fashioned itself all these others go. I'm bit wary as now there are so many Matilda's that's why I'm looking for something not top 100.

Umlauf Tue 10-Jun-14 16:27:16

Yes he is a Bertie at home and and Albert or Alberto outside (we live abroad and they can't really handle nicknames here!) DH had a bit of a problem with pronunciation with his London accent though, he finds it unnatural to pronounce the T in Bertie, but doesn't like the sound without it. ( He wanted Albie but it reminded me of Albie the racist dragon from flight of the conchords...!! )

MsCoconut Thu 12-Jun-14 19:14:59

Your names remind me of Queen Victoria's husband and sons. (She was very found of Albert too!). There full names were:

Queen Victoria: Alexandrina Victoria

Albert, Prince Consort: Francis Albert Augustus Charles Emmanuel

Their son's:
Albert Edward
Alfred Ernest Albert
Arthur William Patrick Albert
Leopold George Duncan Albert

Excluding all names and nn in the 2012 top 100, leaves you with:

Albert/Bertie
Alfred
Francis/Frank
Ernest/Ernie

(I can very much see these on there soon, however. Especially as Alfie and Frankie are on there now).

And the slightly less trendy:

Victor
Emmanuel/Manny
Patrick
Duncan
Augustus/Gus
Leopold

neverenoughwine Thu 12-Jun-14 21:22:42

Alistair
Hewbert
Austin
Willerby
Stanley
Laurence
Walter

LauraChant Thu 12-Jun-14 21:30:45

Bertram?

Was reading a children's book today and it had the name Seymour, which sounds quite old fashioned, I don't know whether it is or not!

Toadsrevisited Fri 13-Jun-14 01:20:16

Willoughby
Digby
Barnaby

Larty74 Sat 14-Jun-14 22:16:28

Chester

DogCalledRudis Sun 15-Jun-14 08:50:57

Adrian
Graham
Frank
Oswald
Keith

dreamingofsun Sun 15-Jun-14 19:28:16

gilbert (nn gil or bertie)

Wannabestepfordwife Sun 15-Jun-14 22:00:15

Ralph
Leonard nn Len/Lenny/Leo
Vivian
Taffy
Alyosious nn wish
Clarence nn Clancy
Barnaby/Barney

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