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Annie456 Thu 23-Jun-11 12:52:29

Hi all,
On the hunt for boys names today....
So far we only have Thomas on our list but want to try a few more. We want a traditional name, nothing that's "now" but I also don't want anything too stuffy. We're quite keen to have a very English name too so would be happy to draw inspiration from writers, composers, royals etc! (the non stuffy ones anyway!)
Looking forward to hearing your suggestions! [smaile]

LawrieMarlow Thu 23-Jun-11 12:55:18

Benjamin (my one was born on the anniversary of the composer Benjamin Britten's birthday. Which is also St Cecilia's Day (patron saint of music).

Edward

Henry

William

coansha Thu 23-Jun-11 12:56:01

Sebastian or Elliott?? nephew is called Sebastian its lovely & friends son is Elliott, think they are strong, individual names.

Hedwig3 Thu 23-Jun-11 12:59:38

Adam
Peter
Jonathan
George
Charles
Samuel
Sebastian
Laurence

Sophiesmummie Thu 23-Jun-11 13:00:05

Well, Thomas is certainly very 'now' - isn't it in the top 10 most popular names?

How about:
Quentin (Quentin Blake)
Arthur (King Arthur)

pilates Thu 23-Jun-11 13:05:05

Jacob
James
Harry
Richard
Albert
Louis

Annie456 Thu 23-Jun-11 13:06:36

I don't mean "now" in terms of the top 10 as lots of those names have been around forever and will stay around. I mean the names that suddenly become popular for a few years and then drop off (I'm thinking Dexter, Finn etc) Sorry to anyone who has those names - I like them but want something more traditional!

I love Sebastian but hate Seb...
I like Benjamin too

Keep them coming!!

WhipMeIndiana Thu 23-Jun-11 13:11:35

Dashiell
Barnaby
ernest
Elliot
James
Jonah
Frank
Fred
Stanley
Hugo
Hector
henry
Hugh
wickham
Isaac
Luke
Tobias
Quentin
Miles
Leo
Leon

WhipMeIndiana Thu 23-Jun-11 13:13:24

Christian
edward
Fraser
Harley
Robert
Philip
Charles
Harry
Conor
Felix

WhipMeIndiana Thu 23-Jun-11 13:14:37

Lemuel
Samuel
Oscar
Oliver
Joshua
Peter
Christopher
Richard

WhipMeIndiana Thu 23-Jun-11 13:16:04

Daniel
Asa
Asprey
Vincent
Victor

WhipMeIndiana Thu 23-Jun-11 13:16:19

Spencer

mumoftoomany Thu 23-Jun-11 13:27:26

Leonard
Patrick
Quentin
Christian
Andrew

NightLark Thu 23-Jun-11 13:38:58

Benedict
Joseph
Alexander
Gregory
Samuel
Thomas
William
Robert
Richard
Jonathan
Christopher
James
...

Fifis25StottieCakes Thu 23-Jun-11 18:02:29

Christopher
Matthew
Samuel
Jamieson
Leo

Annie456 Thu 23-Jun-11 21:22:51

Thanks for these- we both really like George although DH said I can't call him "georgie" as a nn....so would he just be George or are there other nn's??

sues1974 Thu 23-Jun-11 21:52:04

Hi Annie, i was thinking along the same lines, we have a Jack William and are having another boy, think he's going to be Thomas Daniel but it nice to see other suggestions, we considered Harry James as well, will decide when we see the little man xx

BikeRunSki Thu 23-Jun-11 21:57:06

Frederick
Aidan
Matthew
Patrick
Dominic
James
Ambrose
Andrew
Anthony
Peter

emmyloo2 Fri 24-Jun-11 03:40:09

I have a George. We call him George (not Georgie) or G-Man or G-Star.

Other ones I liked are Edward, Samuel, Oliver, Felix, Henry, William, Robert (nn Bobby), Theodore, Magnus, Fergus, Arthur...

harrygracejessica Fri 24-Jun-11 13:54:27

I have Oliver and Elliot as twin boys and Harry as a singleton smile and also twin girls lol - very hard choosing one name let alone 2!

Tigresswoods Fri 24-Jun-11 22:26:08

Err... David?

joyful2day Sat 25-Jun-11 09:09:10

I'm thinking of Alexander. I love traditional names but I wish everyone wouldn't keep shortening them. I don't mind Alex so much. Like Gabriel also but don't like Gabby which people may end up calling him. Keep us posted with what you chose.

rachel234 Sat 25-Jun-11 11:56:59

George is ok but Georgie is a girls name im (I know too many Georginas called Georgie).

I really like
Fergus
Quentin
Patrick
Christopher
Oliver (but perhaps now too popular)

bochead Sun 26-Jun-11 15:48:58

Peter
John (hardly ever used for this generation)
Jared (Josh has been done to death)
James
Marcus
Anthony
Michael
Matthew
Andrew
Nicholas
Timothy
Charles
Amos
Tristian (or Tristram)
Luke
Ethan

Celerydion Sun 26-Jun-11 19:59:26

Sidney is a lovely name smile i may be slightly biased though as my ds, 3 months has that name.

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