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Thandeka Thu 30-Jun-11 10:47:17

We originally decided on Alfred Stanley and that is still front runner but both of us don't like NN Alfie as it is too popular so would probably try to use Fred. (but with surname makes him a famous scientist- although not many people would get ref so probably ok- not like our surname is flinstone!)

I also like Arthur, Archie, Oscar, Sebastian, Samuel but DH is vetoing them all as too "posh"- we like uncommon old mens names but need help coming up with them....

Any other ideas?

petitdonkey Thu 30-Jun-11 10:49:41

Edward is the best name ever grin

Ed, Eddy, Ned, Woody.....

Passes my 'Company Director or Rockstar?' test

CharlieBoo Thu 30-Jun-11 10:56:05

What about Frederick nn Freddie? Seriously cool IMO...

Some other old names...

George
Henry
Charles
William

inneedofchocolate Thu 30-Jun-11 11:06:59

My DS is called Bobby which was my great Uncle's name. Not a common name either, I've only ever came across one other Bobby and he was actually a Robert.

Other old names.....

Irwin, Burt, Victor

allhailtheaubergine Thu 30-Jun-11 11:09:06

We were going to have an Alfred but ended up with a Wilfred.

Also considered Albert.

nokissymum Thu 30-Jun-11 11:11:42

Thats easy, there 's "Herbert/herbie" from another thread smile

satsumaish Thu 30-Jun-11 11:49:01

Asa
Seba
Ernie

dinkystinky Thu 30-Jun-11 11:50:29

magnus

Fifis25StottieCakes Thu 30-Jun-11 15:05:39

Warren
Eli
Mack

I love Burt grin

razzlebathbone Thu 30-Jun-11 15:08:40

Sidney

I have a Johnny smile

tigercametotea Thu 30-Jun-11 15:11:29

Toby
Nathan
Seth
Bernard
Niles

tigercametotea Thu 30-Jun-11 15:12:27

Conrad
Maximilian
Edwin
Joseph
Winston

FriggFRIGG Thu 30-Jun-11 19:50:24

Arlo
Edward / Teddy
Theodore / Teddy
George

SloganLogan Thu 30-Jun-11 19:54:30

Leopold
Sidney
Jerome
Clifford
Francis
Lawrence
John
David
Raymond
Edwin
Richard
Lewis
Elmer
Victor
Frederick
Harold
Charles
Walter
Wilfred
Albert
Ernest
Clarence
Donald

missmiss Thu 30-Jun-11 19:56:27

Harold, nn Hal

I secretly want a son called Godfrey but don't think I'd dare.

meditrina Thu 30-Jun-11 20:05:02

How old-fashioned do you want to go?

Wulfram, Wulfric, Edwulf, Manfred, Friedrich, Friedhelm, Hrothgar, Ceolwulf, Ethelred, Siegfried, Gawain, Tristram, Vincent, Viktor, Marcus, Ptolemy, Julius, Leopold, Ludovic, Wystan, Wilmot, Sylvester, Ronald, Barry, Piers, Melville, Colin, Kennelm, Jerome, Anselm?

AgathaPinchBottom Thu 30-Jun-11 20:51:19

My son is called Stanley Arthur and if we were to have another we were thinking of Bill or Wilfred...love a bit of grandpa chic

Lily311 Thu 30-Jun-11 20:56:32

My partner is Leopold, i have yet to come across with another one. It's a really cool name and not popular!

spotty26 Fri 01-Jul-11 19:09:59

I have an Alfred and a Hugh. Alfred's shortening is definitely Fred or sometimes lengthened to Alfredo. Most of the time he is simply Alfred.

I think people were a bit "Oh right" at first. But now all the doubters think he suits it and lots of people who we meet who do not know us say what a nice old fashioned name.

His Great Nanny calls him Alf (!) and his grandparents (mil and fil) call him Alfie. They are big fans of Shirley Williams books and he does look a bit like Alfie in those, so that is fine. He is no way an Alfie to me though.

We know a little Stanley, Arthur, Wilfie, Walter and Albert (Bertie) too.

Dexifehatz Mon 04-Jul-11 21:08:03

Oooh I love Hal and would have used it for DS.I also liked Edgar,but detested Ed/Eddie nn.Hugo,Stanhope could be possibles?

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