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Please help me find a name for my impending son!!!

(47 Posts)
Fairy130389 Thu 09-May-13 20:26:43

Hi all, currently 35 weeks pregnant...
Me and dh cannot decide what to call the baby. We have vetoed every name in the book for one reason or another. The only name we vaguely agree on is Elliot and I'm starting to wain on that one too. We did like Finley for a while but it doesn't really go with our surname and it is so popular ow which puts me off a little. Please help or he will be baby s his whole life!!

Nombrechanger Thu 09-May-13 21:08:08

Benjamin?

Fairy130389 Thu 09-May-13 21:37:36

I like Benjamin, DH wont have it as it's his cousins name and they don't get on :s

Mama1980 Thu 09-May-13 21:39:41

Evan
Hugo
Frederick

honey86 Thu 09-May-13 21:42:10

leland?

Bunnychan Thu 09-May-13 21:42:52

If you have a smart phone, download a name app and keep hitting 'random'; that's what we did and it proved mildly entertaining too :-)
I also looked back through our family trees for inspiration x

Bunnychan Thu 09-May-13 21:43:43

Just read back properly- Elliot is our choice of boys name if we have a boy- Elliot Francis x

MerryMarigold Thu 09-May-13 21:47:34

We liked Elliot. We went for Oliver, which is super popular but was a bit less so then.

Jude
Felix
Marcus
Lucas
Luke

HappyGoLuckyGirl Thu 09-May-13 21:51:13

Same boat as you OP. Here's our shortlist:

Caleb
Jonah
Elliot
Samuel
Elijah
Toby

MerryMarigold Thu 09-May-13 22:05:47

Joel

notsoold Fri 10-May-13 08:17:42

David??? It is not as popular....

The ones we love but can't use because our extended family is full of boys are

Gabriel
Lucas
Peter
Andre
Robert
Philip
James
Marcos
Lewis
Ethan

wispa31 Fri 10-May-13 13:34:05

i quite like Leo for a boy. hoping my baby is a boy so i can use the name

also liked Finlay but dp not so much, he knew someone with that name who was an alcoholic lol. though he did like Finn, but it doesnt roll off the tongue the same with surname as Finlay would.

i havent really thought of any other names since i thought of Leo though, could be a prob if dp doesnt agree with me so il be watching in here for some ideas!

looneytune Fri 10-May-13 14:25:13

Oh, 34+4 here with our 3rd boy and having the very same problem. Dh would have him called Elvis if given half the chance - that's a definite NO! grin

Will watch this thread for ideas!

Dusty04 Fri 10-May-13 14:58:42

I love Hugo but DH hates it! I like Max, Sam and Ollie too smile I like Milo but think its a bit too trendy for us!

eltsihT Fri 10-May-13 17:07:06

We have Steiner and, Ólafur as our boys names, last time we had Ragnar, Steiner and Finnur as names, also vaguely considering Sigfus this time. (Hubby is icelandic)

We won't know till we meet them, didn't last time either. Maybe have a few names picked and wait till you meet them.

This time we have a yellow bump so have a list of girls names too!

DaveMccave Fri 10-May-13 18:27:03

If you like Elliot, how about Elijah? Both can be Eli for short.
Also Solomon, Hugo, Fergus/Angus, Otto?

NumberTwoDue Sat 11-May-13 07:20:07

Top three last time (she was a girl so none got used):

Theo
Milo
Henry

This time we like:

Oscar
Callum
Rory (but doesn't work as a duo with DD's name)
Paul (same)

StuckOnARollercoaster Sat 11-May-13 09:39:01

Our list for boys is
Seb (Sebastian)
Gus (Augustus)
Red (Redmond) if comes out red haired as I'm a redhead!

TinkyPeet Sat 11-May-13 16:31:01

I have a Ryan, which is less popular now than when it was 7 years ago, and picked it then because i didn't know any other Ryan's. this time were goin for Harry, yet to find a middle name though x

CPtart Sat 11-May-13 16:45:36

Adam
Luke
Zachary
Evan
Marcus
Edward
William
Christopher
Dominic

NonnoMum Sat 11-May-13 16:54:10

Barry
Keith
Roger...

I GUARANTEE none of these will be in your son's class.

pinkgirl1 Sat 11-May-13 17:24:04

I loved Elliot when pregnant with my first but had a Daughter instead and now I am happy I didn't choose it...love Anton just now for a boy??

Snowflakepie Sat 11-May-13 18:37:56

My list for DS: Leo, Christopher, Isaac.
DHs list: Leo, Matthew, Benedict.

Guess what his name will be!

We knew DD was a girl so didn't have any boy names then.

Middle names will be from our grandads, one each side. Luckily they are nice names.

If you love a name don't be put off that its popular. If you really love it you will only seethe inside every time you hear it shouted in the park. DDs was #10 in her birth year, I've only met one a few years older and love it totally, it is perfect for her. Now it's going off the boil a bit. Go with your heart, the right name will come!

emzypoo Sat 11-May-13 20:35:50

How's about logan or jenson I chose them but had a little girl I'm def using one of those if we have another one and a boy x

milkymocha Sat 11-May-13 21:11:08

Noah?

borrowedlight Sun 12-May-13 01:29:22

Reuben? Roo or Rube for short.

CuteLittleToes Sun 12-May-13 01:56:07

I'm pushing DP for Liam, I'm absolutely in love with this name... If we have a boy that is grin

u32ng Sun 12-May-13 08:33:52

A second for Noah! grin

We had exactly the same issue as you OP!! Hated 99% of all the boys names in our baby book & went off a couple also. Is a miracle our 14wk old even has a name!

If we have a second DS, god knows what we'll call it!!

Tarlia Sun 12-May-13 18:40:43

Jasper
Henrik

My ds is Euan, Dh is Robin. I love both their names x

Fakebook Sun 12-May-13 19:16:08

I Like Norman and Nigel.

2Labradors Sun 12-May-13 19:39:34

I like Oliver. It's one of the names we had if DD (now 9) was a boy although it moved off our list as we had a dog called Molly at the time and thought we would probably shorten to olly so things might have been confusing.

It's back on my list for this pregnancy.

I also like George, William or Mathew. Maybe Lewis.

Fairy130389 Sun 12-May-13 19:58:09

I love loads of the names suggested... Have run a couple by DH but he is SO fussy... Liked Milo a lot but DH said no (Tweenies) can't have sebastian although I love it because our surname starts Seb. We also have a lot of boys and men in the family and all the good names have been taken! I also love Louie but my friend had a baby last year and called him Louie so that's out...

My Step daughter has started calling the bump Freddie! Hope that doesn't stick!

looneytune Sun 12-May-13 20:26:47

I like Milo too but dh prefers Miles and I think that is currently the top one we've agreed on. Think it's going to be a case of seeing what feels right once he's here, that worked with ds1 as I had another name in mind but the backup name felt right once we met him smile

Dittle Mon 13-May-13 12:11:45

I'm totally in love with the name Isaac. I'm 11w preggo just now so if it's a boy that'll be his name :P that or Zachary.

ChildOfThe1980s Mon 13-May-13 14:54:22

I have the same problem. I have two weeks to go and there is not one name that we agree on. We don't know the sex, so maybe it's a girl and we won't have to worry!

Names I like that DH said no to include:
Adam
Peter
Levi

Good luck.

terilou87 Mon 13-May-13 16:41:18

my boys are leon chael and jay adam dean, thats what me and the other half agreed on, i loved jenson jayden harrison leeroy lucas nathaniel oscar brogan logan max the list goes on but oh is really picky grin

Camwombat Mon 13-May-13 16:52:36

At my Ds's toddler group there is:
Isaac
Harvey
Herbie
Rory
Edward
Benjamin
Oscar
Orion
Alexander
William
Callum
George

I also like Theodore, Finley, and Arthur.

harryhausen Mon 13-May-13 18:56:04

Think of the older names. People think they're boring and common but honestly, in school these days there's none to be seen.

How about John or Jon?

Matthew

Mark

Paul

(This is beginning to sound like the bible!)

James (Jamie?)

Andrew

A bit random....

Jago

Gustav (Gus)

Fairy130389 Mon 13-May-13 20:06:55

We do like the older names, we were quite set on George for a while. I LOVE James or Jamie but unfortunately that is DH's name and I'm not a fan of James Junior!!!!

IroningBoredDaily Mon 13-May-13 20:15:45

Noah
Alexander
Ethan
Luke

MyThumbsHaveGoneWeird Mon 13-May-13 20:39:56

George is lovely! Go for it.

harrygracejessica Mon 13-May-13 21:52:46

I have a Harry, Elliot and Oliver :-)

I picked Elliot and OH realised it was lovely and Harry named Oliver - luckily it was on a short list.

Fairy130389 Fri 17-May-13 04:14:56

What do you all think of the name Robin? DH came up with it today. Not sure if I love it or if I will always think of a small man in red tights...

BelleEtLaBaby Fri 17-May-13 08:58:25

I know two blokes called Robin. One is Rob and the other uses the full name. Both excellent blokes: Rob is quite sporty and hunky and Robin is a comic book artist smile Love it.

My ds1 is Harrison and Ds2 due Sept will be Stanley. Friends little boys are Sonny and Sidney. Is there an S trend around here do you think?! smile

Teaandflapjacks Fri 17-May-13 09:08:18

I really like Rupert - not sure if that has been said already? also Lucas, but not sure if your surname starts with Seb that might end up a bit of a mouthful. Have you thought of more 'foreign' names - if you like Elliot what about Elias, or Emil, or more english - Emmet etc?

seeker Fri 17-May-13 09:09:34

Patrick

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