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Boys name to go with Spike

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Yarnie Wed 27-Oct-10 14:47:58

So. DS' name is Spike and DC2 will be arriving next year. We had a very tough time finding boys names we liked first time round, so thought we'd better get started on finding another boys name, although gender is currently unknown.

I was thinking of going with the Comedians of the 50s/60s theme (Lenny, Woody, Sid), but couldn't find anything I liked. Also not sure "themes" is the best way to go when naming a baby!

Spike is obviously quite a punchy name and I want DC2's name to be able to hold it's own.

Names ending in an "O" sound are out as they sound terrible with our surname.

I've spent two weeks idly browsing names and not found ONE that I liked hmm.

This is going to be tough.

Anything spring to mind?

MentalFloss Wed 27-Oct-10 15:04:54

When I saw Spike, I immediately thought Spike Lee or Spike Jonze so what about other film directors/influential film people?

Errol (Morris)
Quentin (Tarantino)
Walter (Salles)
Wes (Anderson)
Lars (von Trier)
Gus (van Sant)
Stanley (Kubrick)
Alfred (Hitchcock)
Busby (Berkeley)
Clint (Eastwood)
Buster (Keaton)


(God you can tell I am married to a film buff can't you!)

Yarnie Wed 27-Oct-10 15:06:49

Ooo, Mental, that's a rich seam of names. Thanks! I will get Googling. I do like Stanley very much, but a good friend has named her son it, so it's off limits.

MentalFloss Wed 27-Oct-10 15:24:13

Ooh thought of some more...

Francis (Ford Coppola)
Elmer (Bernstein)
Sidney (Lumet)
Gene (Kelly)

spookyhalloweenFluffypomkins Wed 27-Oct-10 15:25:56

Blaze? sounds nice with Spike.

smother Wed 27-Oct-10 15:35:49

I think Iggy would be just dandy!

cece Wed 27-Oct-10 15:38:47

What was the leader of the Lib Dems called a few years ago?

Was it something like Mezies but you said it Ming?

That's what I thought of anyway.

thereisalightanditnevergoesout Wed 27-Oct-10 16:32:18

Menzies - but pronounces 'Mingus', I think.

neuronsattheready Wed 27-Oct-10 18:03:58


valiumskeleton Wed 27-Oct-10 18:08:15


thereisalightanditnevergoesout Wed 27-Oct-10 18:12:35


cece Wed 27-Oct-10 18:13:14


belgo Wed 27-Oct-10 18:13:33

Thor god of thunder

valiumskeleton Wed 27-Oct-10 18:19:25

ooh Troy is a good one. Goes well with Spike.

Chynah Wed 27-Oct-10 21:57:24


superfrenchie1 Wed 27-Oct-10 22:10:42

A short name like Ray, Joe, Jim, Bob, Reg, Alf?

I love Iggy too and Rex which were mentioned earlier

Phrenology Wed 27-Oct-10 22:14:26

Poor Spike, and now you are seeking to further compound your chav credentials. hmm

MogTheForgetfulCat Wed 27-Oct-10 22:15:41

I've got an Iggy! He is Isaac, but generally known as either Ikey (bad with Spike, obv) or Iggy.

MrsRhettKilledTheButler Wed 27-Oct-10 22:21:06

is that necessary phren? hmm she certainly doesn't look like a chav and so what if she is? people can use whatever name they like can't they? people think my dd's name is 'chavvy' or 'ghetto'.... its actually biblical.

ThighsWideShitItsAGhost Wed 27-Oct-10 22:24:43

Nice, Phren hmm

Liking Iggy, thats fab.

I'm liking Lingus at the moment.

ThighsWideShitItsAGhost Wed 27-Oct-10 22:26:06

The more I say it over, the more I like the sound of Iggy and Spike (or Spike and Iggy!)

MilkNoSugarPlease Wed 27-Oct-10 22:29:11

How lovely phren

I do love Iggy

oh and your DS IS a (gorgeous) Spike! it so suits him!

BibiBelle Wed 27-Oct-10 22:30:18


bicep Wed 27-Oct-10 22:34:09

Agree - Spike is absolutely gorgeous from your pics.

What about


I really like those names (but my two ds's are named very traditionally, so these are alter-ego names I'd choose in a parallel universe)

bicep Wed 27-Oct-10 22:35:22

oooh sorry, just seen names ending in 'o' are out - ignore my Cosmo suggestion. blush

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