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(25 Posts)
ebrookm Tue 16-Nov-10 20:48:04

What do you think of the name Langston?

Other contenders are Parker, Beckett, Elliott, Andrew and Maxwell...

Help! Only two weeks left (give or take a few) to make a decision.

Thank you!

MelinaM Tue 16-Nov-10 20:51:06

I'm afraid I don't like it ..there's an area called Langstone in Newport, so I immediately think of that! Love, love Beckett, and Elliott and Andrew are very nice too! Good luck decidingsmile

Notyetamummy Tue 16-Nov-10 20:52:58

Sorry, I really don't like it - its too surnamey.

I like Elliott and Maxwell.

ebrookm Tue 16-Nov-10 20:53:24


I'm completely on the fence about Langston, but want to like it.

Beckett is fantastic - I'm just a bit weary because myself and DH have B christian names... So it would be B, B and B?! Not sure I can do that.

ebrookm Tue 16-Nov-10 20:54:12

Was afraid of it being too surname-y...

SantasNutellaFairy Tue 16-Nov-10 20:55:28

Langston? Not as a first name I'm sorry. Elliott, Andrew and Maxwell are all good; not as keen on Beckett and Parker.

BelligerentGhoul Tue 16-Nov-10 20:55:32

Nope, sorry.

The only one I like from your list is Andrew. I think Andrew is due a revivial.

Wasn't Parker Lady Penelope's chauffeur?

Notyetamummy Tue 16-Nov-10 20:56:11

I've just realised why I don't like it - it makes me think of Robert Langdon from the Da Vinci Code. Also it's a little difficult to say and what would the nn be? Lang?

Beckett is nice, but I agree with you that it may be a bit much to have the initials BBB, although not disastrous.

My vote is still for Elliott or Maxwell.

Notyetamummy Tue 16-Nov-10 20:57:24

Ooo, I misunderstood. I don't think it would be a problem for you, your DH and your DS to have the same first initial.

ThatllDoPig Tue 16-Nov-10 20:57:35

Not keep on Langston and Beckett, but really like your other choices. Langston just sounds like a place, and Beckett just makes me think Bucket.
My faves are Andrew and Eliott
Good luck!

happysunshinedays Tue 16-Nov-10 20:59:14

Beckett and Elliot are nice. Andrew is my brother and husband's name, (different people!!) I like the name but maybe a bit dated? Will definately get called Andy by everyone!

Maxwell, just Max really. Which is fine. Langston might take a bit of getting used to but maybe sounds a bit like a pub? Nothing necessarily wrong with that!

ebrookm Tue 16-Nov-10 20:59:32

Dang, shang-a-Lang, Lang! I suppose Langston is getting the veto...

My second favorite was Parker, the chauffer... Now I'm a bit more confused. Any other suggestions a bit more traditional but unique?

I like Elliott v. much but DH is not too keen - it would take convincing.

Maxwell I really like, but it reminds me of the singer Maxwell every time I say it, so not sure.


ebrookm Tue 16-Nov-10 21:00:19

Ha! ...Bucket!

ebrookm Tue 16-Nov-10 21:01:11

See, the Andy nn is what I'd like to avoid.

Same problem with Nicholas - I do not like Nick for a nn so refuse to use it.

SantasNutellaFairy Tue 16-Nov-10 21:04:36

Name the baby Andrew, but use Drew as NN?

wouldliketoknow Tue 16-Nov-10 21:04:54

don't like it, makes me go poor kid.

like parker and elliot, your other choices are good too.

good luck with the labour, you must be excited grin

lilly13 Tue 16-Nov-10 21:12:26

I like Elliot and Maxwell. Max is a great name for a baby. Prefer Maximilian as a full name, though. Not a fan of the others. Sorry!

meg89 Thu 18-Nov-10 12:43:23

Love maxwell,this is on of my names if number 2 (due april) is a boy,although max seems to be becoming much more popular than i realised.. Like Parker and Beckett, not so keen on Elliot,and just not sure on langston..

Ineedsomesleep Thu 18-Nov-10 12:48:36

Don't like Langston sorry. From your list I like Andrew and Elliott. Maxwell just makes me think of Robert Maxwell and Parker makes me think of Peter Parker or the chauffeur.

thereisalightanditnevergoesout Thu 18-Nov-10 16:42:34

Makes me think of Langstone Harbour near Hayling Island...

mathanxiety Thu 18-Nov-10 20:11:38

Langston -- Langston Hughes is what I think of, but since I'm Irish that association would be drowned out by the word 'langers' meaning drunk, also 'langer' meaning a certain part of the male anatomy and a person who behaves like one.

Parker -- meh; undistinguished, 'Parker-Bowles'
Beckett -- like
Elliott -- like a lot
Andrew -- ok
Maxwell -- prefer Maximillian or just plain Max

Beckett, Elliott or Max for me.

mathanxiety Thu 18-Nov-10 20:11:55

Lindon or Lyndon are nice?

mslucy Thu 18-Nov-10 21:31:49

Maxwell is fab (maximillian is a spelling nightmare) and I have a weird thing about putting an abbreviated name on the birth certificate even if you end up calling the baby Max.

Max is my front runner - have loved it for years.

Also like Elliott (or Eliot) but know a small, bald and very camp Lyndon who has a penchant for peculiar pointy shoes.

Manda25 Fri 19-Nov-10 14:10:06

I like Parker and Beckett. Like the suggestion of Drew.

How about:

steph410410 Fri 19-Nov-10 17:09:18

i like Elliot and Andrew the best from your list. they are more classic.

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