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MrSpoc Thu 20-Oct-11 16:15:52

Ok i am stuck. Due another baby boy (well the wife is) at end of Jan.
We have ran out of baby boy names.

I like Tristan, Charles (charlie)
Wife likes Luke, Lucas, Nathaniel, Lawrence (i think all her choices sound old and boring)
My son aged 3 likes Eligat (not elliot but elligot)

So who is BU and what names do you all suggest? Advice seriously needed.

BeyondLimitsOfTheLivingDead Thu 20-Oct-11 16:17:31

Jean Luc?

CailinDana Thu 20-Oct-11 16:18:36

Don't like Tristan, every second boy and his cousin's brother is called Charlie, Luke/Lucas is a lovely name, Nathaniel is bleh, Lawrence is lovely if shortened to Laurie.

There you go.

mumsamilitant Thu 20-Oct-11 16:19:38

Oliver (Ollie)
Maximillion (Max)
Alexander (Alex)

ToothlessHag Thu 20-Oct-11 16:20:07

i vote Eligat.

Actually i love tristan, wanted this for ds but ended up with something else

MrSpoc Thu 20-Oct-11 16:21:35

I do like Alex but that has a no from here grrr.

Trust you BeyondLimitsOfTheLivingDeadThu. i somehow dont think she will go for any of them.

elliejjtiny Thu 20-Oct-11 16:21:53

Well I like your wife's choices. This would be my list:


Ghoulwithadragontattoo Thu 20-Oct-11 16:22:10

Nathaniel is a great name. My DH wouldn't let me have it for our DS sad

CobOnTheCorn Thu 20-Oct-11 16:22:21

Lawrence is my fave from your joint list. Is it the sound of the name or the meaning of the name that is important to you?

We liked the sound of some names but the meaning helped us reduce our list considerably.

Tangle Thu 20-Oct-11 16:26:24

Each come up with a list of names (preferably the same number)
Combine lists and rank them all individually
Give each position a score
Highest score wins

Or just wait till he's here and see if anything comes to mind when you see him - DD was "the baby" for 10 days and a friend who'd had her top baby boy name picked out for years changed when DS arrived and the name just didn't suit, so from my experience I'd be cautious of picking a "definite" name until the baby is here.

(But I do think your DS might be onto a winner wink)

Tangle Thu 20-Oct-11 16:27:51

(We didn't know if we were having a boy or a girl and got so sick and tired of being asked names we started telling people it was going to be called Chardonae, with deliberately obscure spelling - but only if it was a boy. Worth adding to your list?)

JamieComeHome Thu 20-Oct-11 16:29:55


Post on Baby Names

Although, since you ask, Charles and Luke are my faves

Tristan is awful - sorry - imo

My suggestions:


MrSpoc Thu 20-Oct-11 16:30:06

Thanks all.

We like to find a name before the baby is born as it helps us, and our children to sort of bond. (well we think it does) we talk to the bump, both boys do to and last time my eldest boy really seemed to understand what was happending.

Bloody hell it is hard.

Both my current boys are called Ethan (after Ethan Hunt Mission Impossible) & Jacob (Jake) out of Twighlight. I do like logan but she hates X-Men.

ShroudOfHamsters Thu 20-Oct-11 16:36:27

I like your son's novel approach.


One of those.

grograg Thu 20-Oct-11 16:38:16

I like


KD0706 Thu 20-Oct-11 16:42:00

I like Eliot best, so think you should let your DS decide!

Sorry but I really hate Tristan too.

My current favourite baby boy name is Thomas, but I am quite traditional in my name taste.

whackamole Thu 20-Oct-11 16:42:08

Got to be Luke.

But I have a Luke and a Jake and another boy on the way (please be literally on the way!) so I am biased grin

mummylovesnancy Thu 20-Oct-11 16:48:51

I like to choose names that won't make several children turn around at once when it's called. We have a Nancy and our boy is called Jacob too (which actually turned out to be more common than I realised but we haven't met many!). The names we had on our list were:
Good Luck!

MrSpoc Thu 20-Oct-11 16:55:13

Oh i like Travis. I also like William but we bloody used that up for my son's middle name.

stepawayfromtheecclescakes Thu 20-Oct-11 17:00:22

Samuel, Reuben, Toby, Lucas, Daniel, Haydn, Milo,.......

ChaoticAngelofSamhain Thu 20-Oct-11 17:01:04

No real reason you can't use it for a first name then so long as you're both agreed.

You just have to keep going until you have a name you're both agreed on. Easier said than done I know, my ex and I had the same experience with our DS but eventually agreed on a name 3 days before he was born.


5Foot5 Thu 20-Oct-11 17:04:07

"Both my current boys are called Ethan"

Doesn't that get a bit confusing?

alwayspoor Thu 20-Oct-11 17:08:30

All a bit bleugh.

AutumnFalls Thu 20-Oct-11 17:14:01

I like Eligat too.

Or, Ezekiel, nickname Zeke if you have to, but Ezekiel is a great stand alone name. I would have named our DS that if I had a choice.

We named our son a boring, very out of fashion name, and when I googled it on Monday the telegraph birth announcement came up on a site called 'Babies named a bad bad thing'.

So what do I know?

Whatmeworry Thu 20-Oct-11 17:17:29

AIBU to think this should be in the section called "Baby Names" ?

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