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Unusual but not ridiculous names for a boy

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Flowerface Wed 08-Jun-11 17:24:40

I am not even pregnant (TTC), so it isn't exactly an emergency. But what the heck do you call a boy? I am thinking something unusual but not so much so that he gets punched in the playground (DD is called 'Elsa', think it would be a bit mean to have one way more zany than the other). So what sort of names do you think? I have considered (yes, I do have to much brain-time on my hands):
Wilfred (Fred)
Lev (but someone pointed out that it sounds like 'Lav')
Edward (Ted. Too boring?)
Emil (would everyone pick on him and call him Emily?!)

I particularly like things with a central/Eastern European resonance (Russian or German). I don't want anything too Biblical, since I am not at all religious. I like old fashioned, but I don't want to be too self-consciously old man. Any thoughts...?!

BeerTricksPotter Wed 08-Jun-11 17:28:59

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meditrina Wed 08-Jun-11 17:30:11

There are quite a lot of Edwards and Wifreds around.

Gilbert is OK, can't make my mind up about Lev, but think Emil is Ok.

How about: Roman, Konrad, Viktor, Nikita, Mischa, Sascha, Nicholas, Peter, Marek, Hans, Jens, Wulfram?

Flowerface Wed 08-Jun-11 17:32:21

Wulfram is the best name ever, but I would have some fight on my hands trying to get DH to go for that! He was pretty scathing about Lev...

I feared that Wilfred had become trendy. I have never heard of Wilbraham...

lockets Wed 08-Jun-11 17:36:54

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Mollydoggerson Wed 08-Jun-11 17:38:56

eben - short for ebenezer.

Mollydoggerson Wed 08-Jun-11 17:39:26


Flowerface Wed 08-Jun-11 17:41:14

Rex is actually pretty cool, but does it make you think of a cat?

Ebenezer is a bit scroogey!

Greenstocking Wed 08-Jun-11 17:41:41


No, not in the least bit ridiculous hmm

lockets Wed 08-Jun-11 17:43:23

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BluddyMoFo Wed 08-Jun-11 17:44:42

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Greenstocking Wed 08-Jun-11 17:45:07

I didn't say it was unheard of, just that it was ridiculous.
And pretentious and not very nice. IMHO.

Greenstocking Wed 08-Jun-11 17:46:07


lockets Wed 08-Jun-11 17:46:58

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Greenstocking Wed 08-Jun-11 17:48:09



lockets Wed 08-Jun-11 17:49:26

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chrisonabike Wed 08-Jun-11 17:50:06


Greenstocking Wed 08-Jun-11 17:52:01


Karloff or Johnson.

How about De pfeffel?

Fifis25StottieCakes Wed 08-Jun-11 17:53:15

Levs's Bulgarian currency grin

PatriciatheStripper Wed 08-Jun-11 17:54:06


Flowerface Wed 08-Jun-11 18:07:01

But has Boris been ruined by Johnson?

Flowerface Wed 08-Jun-11 18:09:26

And ADOLF! DH is a historian of the Second World War, so I think that's out...

radancer Wed 08-Jun-11 18:17:34

I like Conrad. And Emil.

CandyS Wed 08-Jun-11 19:35:54

I like Lev/Levi but as a jewish person I see it as a religious name!
Edward is on my list.

I love Nikolai, Josef, Yuri, Petr & Ivan/Vanya.

IHeartKingThistle Wed 08-Jun-11 19:39:07

I love Gray.

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