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boys final 5 - votes please!

(22 Posts)
EdieB Mon 11-Jul-11 10:23:56

Expecting a boy next week and DH and I have wittled it down to the following:

William (prob nn Will)
Charles (nn Charlie)

I know they are all v popular but we really can't agree on anything else we both like. ( I like Thomas and Edward also but DH not too keen.)

Of the above, Henry is the only one with a family connection but is it on the popularity up? ( Not a major prob as they are all pretty much top 10 names bar Austin)

Thanks ladies..

Faggotsnpeas Mon 11-Jul-11 10:27:01

I really like all those names, but probably would go for Austin.

We had a similar thing going on, we are expecting a boy in October, and have now settled for the name Noah, but was really difficult as we could not agree with anything, and also didn't want anything that was too popular.


Meglet Mon 11-Jul-11 10:27:40

Oliver or Austin.

ragged Mon 11-Jul-11 10:31:40

From most like to least like:
William (prob nn Will)
Charles (nn Charlie)

rachel1970 Mon 11-Jul-11 10:39:10

Definately Austin.

The others are already used by lots and lots of other boys.

Ihavewelliesbuttheyrenotgreen Mon 11-Jul-11 10:44:23

In order of preference

William (could use nn Billy or Bill to make it more unusual)
Henry (nn Harry)
Charles (nn Charlie)
Austin (not keen I'm afraid)

GwendolineMaryLacey Mon 11-Jul-11 10:45:01

Henry or Oliver. Austin is awful.

poppydaisy Mon 11-Jul-11 10:47:48

I agree that Oliver, William, Harrry and Charlie are very common. I also don't like the nickname teasing potential of Willy for William.

Austin is lovely and has a lovely meaning (magnificent, I think) and it isn't that overused as the others.

EdieB Mon 11-Jul-11 10:48:22

Unfortunately can't have nn Harry for Henry as it rhymes with surname - would this be a problem do peeps think?

Am surprised at popularity of Austin as it reminds me a bit of the "powers" link but DH will be pleased!

Thanks for opinions

Tortoise Mon 11-Jul-11 10:51:51

Oliver is my favourite of those.
Least favourite is Austin.

Awomancalledhorse Mon 11-Jul-11 10:51:57

Austin; Powers or the old cars (Austin Princess) was the first thing that came to mind.
Oliver; know too many (of all ages) so it's too popular (we live in London).
Henry; Good.
William; Good (is on our list), think it's a great name because of the number of NN avalible (same with girls name Elizabeth & Katherine etc).
Charles; Not sure on this, really like Charles but not Charlie.

sonniebonnie Mon 11-Jul-11 10:53:32

My nephew is Austin so I associate the name with him, and he's lovely.
Oliver - too popular
Henry/Harry - ok
William - don't like Will or Willy
Charles/Charlie - ok but also quite popular.

Tillyscoutsmum Mon 11-Jul-11 10:53:55

Oliver and Charlie are probably the most popular where I am. I love Henry and William but would personally be more likely to go for Austin because its less commonplace.

Phoenix Mon 11-Jul-11 10:54:00

Austin smile

CharlieBoo Mon 11-Jul-11 11:24:00

I would go for Henry... Oliver and Charlie mega popular... Especially for babies... My Charlie is 6 and only 2 in his whole school but there are a ridiculous amount of baby charlies, on holiday recently there were 2 baby Charlie's, one toddler Charlie and our Charlie. Same with Oliver, they're everywhere.

I only know one Henry and he's 4.

To the poster who's going for Noah, this is also really popular... It's like the new Jack where we are (bucks)

PaperBank Mon 11-Jul-11 11:35:43

I like William and Henry best, then Oliver and Charles/Charlie, then Austin.

yousankmybattleship Mon 11-Jul-11 11:39:39

All lovely - apart from Austin which I really don't like (sorry). If I had to pick one would probably plump for William.

Yama Mon 11-Jul-11 11:45:19

William then Austin then Charles.

Don't like Oliver or Henry.

superjobeespecs Mon 11-Jul-11 11:45:26

henry is brill i love it smile

deemented Mon 11-Jul-11 11:47:05


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Hedwig3 Mon 11-Jul-11 11:56:49

I like Charles but only if he is also known as Charles, not just Charlie.

Like Austin and Henry too.

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