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bessie26 Wed 01-Dec-10 21:39:39

blatantly copying the Classic girls names thread, but can anyone suggest any classic/traditional boys names? I have a nice long list of girls names (haven't shown them to DH yet!), but only have 2 boys names

Edward
Matthew

other names I really like, but can't use due to other close friends/family with the same name are:
William
George
Alexander
Christopher
Jonathan

ja9 Wed 01-Dec-10 21:40:44

James
Harry / Henry

bosch Wed 01-Dec-10 21:42:32

Andrew
Benedict
Charles
James
John
Robert
Samuel
Thomas

BikeRunSki Wed 01-Dec-10 21:43:46

Andrew
Daniel
Peter
Paul
Joseph
Jacob
Adam
Benjamin
Anthony
Thomas
Robert
Ambrose
Nicholas
Charles/Chas
Timothy
Patrick

mamadiva Wed 01-Dec-10 21:53:39

Anthony
Benjamin
Christopher
Derek
Eric
George
Henry
Isaac
James
Kelvin
Louis
Martin
Nicholas
Oliver
Peter
Quentin
Russell
Steven
Thomas
Victor
Warren
Xander

SunshineOnLee Wed 01-Dec-10 23:39:15

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threeinthebed Thu 02-Dec-10 01:41:23

My boys list has

Alexander
Edward
Adam
Benjamin
Marcus
Thomas
Matthew
Oliver
William
George
Christopher
Patrick
Andrew
Nicholas

Lots of the classic boys names seem to be very popular - or maybe I am just completely unimaginative and can only think of the popular ones . DS is James by the way, and despite its popularity he is the only one in all the toddler groups we go to.

I'll be watching this thread with interest as we don't know the sex of DC2 yet

spookycharlotte121 Thu 02-Dec-10 01:45:20

I can also reccomend James although my ds is tweaked to Jamie. Tis a good strong name My nanna always says so anyway.

mathanxiety Thu 02-Dec-10 04:56:21

Michael
Leo
Leopold
Edmund
Gregor/ Gregory
Julius
Julian
Justin
Clement
Conrad
Simon
Arnold
Hugh
Hector
Frederick
Maximilian/ Max
Francis
Philip

seeker Thu 02-Dec-10 05:15:25

Patrick

SunshineOnLee Thu 02-Dec-10 09:39:44

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LilyBolero Thu 02-Dec-10 09:51:08

All of my 3 boys' names have appeared on this thread!

'Classic' boys names;

Andrew
Anthony
Adam
Aidan
Alastair
Alexander
Arthur
Benjamin
Christopher
Christian
David
Daniel
Duncan
Edward
Edgar
Edwin
Frederick
George
Harry/Harrison/Henry
Hugh
Isaac
John
James
Jack
Jacob
Jonathan
Michael
Matthew
Nathan
Oliver
Peter
Quentin
Robert
Stephen
Samuel
Timothy
William

5GoldenFimbos Thu 02-Dec-10 09:52:44

Adam

tammy234 Thu 02-Dec-10 09:53:38

Some lovely underused names on this thread smile.

I particularly like
Gregory
Peter
Quentin
Andrew

Highlandgirl Thu 02-Dec-10 10:34:15

I LOVE THIS THREAD...!

Very helpful as was the classic girls one!!!

Edmundo Thu 02-Dec-10 11:43:37

I think the Royal names are the most classic

Henry
William
John
Edward
Charles
Andrew
Hugh
Louis
George
James
Arthur

and a few biblical..

Joseph
Thomas

I see biblical names such as Isaac, Noah, Elijah and Joshua as names that will date like Mark, Jason, Paul etc..

The nicknamed royal names will date terribly - Alfie, Albie, Charlie, Freddie etc..

nappyaddict Thu 02-Dec-10 11:46:48

Robert
Francis
Frank
Alvin
Arnold
Bernard
Carlton
Cecil
Chester
Claude
Clyde
Cornelius
Delbert
Dudley
Earl
Edgar
Elmer
Elmo
Ernest
Eugene
Franklin
Guy
Herbert
Herman
Homer
Horace
Hubert
Irving
Jerome
Julius
Lester
Lloyd
Marvin
Maurice
Melvin
Milton
Murray
Myron
Norman
Orville
Oswald
Percy
Rudolph
Sherman
Sylvester
Vernon
Waldo
Wallace

This may help too.

rachel234 Thu 02-Dec-10 19:24:20

Nice solid names on this thread - really lovely.

I agree, the nicknamey names like Alfie, Charlie, Archie, Albie already sound a bit dated to my ears.

mopsyflopsy Thu 02-Dec-10 21:06:27

Adam
Andrew
Christopher
David
Michael
Thomas
Peter
Stephen
Quentin
Richard
Samuel
William

are all classic, timeless names that won't date imo.

BelligerentGhoul Thu 02-Dec-10 21:09:12

Edward is gorgeous.

I think names like david, Andrew and Philip are all due a revival, as are Terence and Timothy.

Laurence
Sebastian
Benedict
Bartholomew
Hector
Rupert
Robin

BelligerentGhoul Thu 02-Dec-10 21:09:31

Luke

SnowIsFallingOnLee Thu 02-Dec-10 21:27:26

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bessie26 Thu 02-Dec-10 22:49:34

yes, lots of great names suggested thanks - unfortunately most of them seem to already be used by close friends, family or pets!

I now have about 10 girls & 10 boys names on my long list - just need to show them to DH to see what he thinks now! hmm

soverign21 Thu 02-Dec-10 22:51:20

Oliver
Benjamin
Lewis
Andrew
Anthony / Antony
Quentin
Carl
Phillip
Robert
Michael
Joshua
David
Thomas

Names in my family and a few i just like

anamaria22 Fri 03-Dec-10 08:22:40

Great names on this thread - solid, classic names that will stand the test of time.

My favourites include:
Anthony
Peter
Quentin
Adam
Thomas
Edward
Matthew
Christopher
Patrick

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