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Can't choose a boys name :(

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Baby2b Sun 10-Jul-11 23:15:00

I really need some help as I can't think of any boys names that I love.

My surname is one syllable and begins with R. My dh loves the name Ryan. I don't hate it but don't think it sounds nice with surname.

A lot of the names I liked initially were vetoed by Dh as he once knew someone called that and they were 'insert random reason the person was to be disliked'.

Only 6 weeks to go and really need to come up with a short list. Help!

Italiangreyhound Mon 11-Jul-11 00:50:28


Love those.

MelinaM Mon 11-Jul-11 02:18:09

Modern / unusual or, traditional / classic?

PaperBank Mon 11-Jul-11 06:54:58

Oliver, Jack, Aidan, Luke, Samuel, Liam, Jacob, Edward, Lewis, James?

Baby2b Mon 11-Jul-11 07:18:52

Probably would lean towards more traditional names.

kreecherlivesupstairs Mon 11-Jul-11 07:19:33

Then I am your fairy godmother. Duncan, Gavin or Adrian.

Baby2b Mon 11-Jul-11 07:26:06

Samual, lewis and James are close family names. Aidan has been rejected by Dh as it is too popular in Scotland. sad Liam was also vetoed.

Dh likes strong masculine names (old fashioned, but not in a good way). So something like Finlay is a no confused.

Baby2b Mon 11-Jul-11 07:31:17

Does it matter of the child has the same initials as you?

Baby2b Mon 11-Jul-11 07:31:40


swash Mon 11-Jul-11 08:14:36

Jonah is a perfect boy's name!

kreecherlivesupstairs Mon 11-Jul-11 08:40:14

Sorry swash, you are wrong. Duncan is a perfect boys name grin

Baby2b Mon 11-Jul-11 12:57:51

Ok, I'm thinking so far


What do people think?

I can't use Jonah, but agree it is a fab name.

NearlyHeadlessnickelbabe Mon 11-Jul-11 13:25:57

why can't you use Jonah?

I like Ethan.

KateeTheBump Mon 11-Jul-11 13:27:00

Jonah probably not a good name if there's any likelihood he might work at sea (think Jonah and the Whale)... grin

Boys names are so bloody tricky. Having the same problem myself!

I don't think it matters too much about having the same initials at first, but you may end up opening eachother's post further down the line, so worth bearing that in mind?

KateeTheBump Mon 11-Jul-11 13:28:05

Jonah supersitition

Emandwilliam Mon 11-Jul-11 13:29:28

What about Alastair or Harry?

NearlyHeadlessnickelbabe Mon 11-Jul-11 13:30:11

but Jonah survived! grin

I like Murray (or Moray)

MooMooFarm Mon 11-Jul-11 13:36:20

I like Jacob and Ethan as names, but would be put off by how popular they are at the moment...

What about traditional boys names which aren't 'in' or 'out* at the mo - am thinking


for example!

Baby2b Mon 11-Jul-11 13:36:45

Murray is a good name. Does anyone else find it hard as they have a big family and the good names are taken?

Baby2b Mon 11-Jul-11 13:40:56

I was worried about the popularity, especially the twilight fad. Saying that I don't know anyone up here called Ethan.

I could list about 20 girls names I adore or use older family names. The older mens side of the family has nothing usable.

NearlyHeadlessnickelbabe Mon 11-Jul-11 13:44:25

what are the boy's versions of those girl's names?

suzikettles Mon 11-Jul-11 13:48:47

I don't get why your dh likes Ryan but says Aiden is too common.

Ryan was the joint 5th most popular boys name in Scotland last year. Aiden was 20th.

You can see the full list [ here]

suzikettles Mon 11-Jul-11 13:48:59

Link fail again.

suzikettles Mon 11-Jul-11 13:50:34

I like:

Alexander (Alex or Sandy)

NearlyHeadlessnickelbabe Mon 11-Jul-11 13:51:26

oh, I like Alexander, too, but I prefer the nn Xander/Zander.

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