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Woody, Jonty, Hector - boys name help..

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Mrsdp123 Thu 14-Jul-11 22:05:02

This is my first mumsnet post but I seem to spend most of my time hunting through the names list. Most of the names I like seem to be universally greeted with gasps so whilst I am not asking for them to be liked I wonder if people can offer any names I might not have considered (having read 7 books...) or nicknames/abbreviations I might not have considered for my second child.
I like traditional names but most of our friends children are called Oliver, Charlie, William etc and I don't want something too popular, but I also don't want to go down the "trendy" route and be stuck with a name that becomes very 2011 etc..

Names I like with some concerns:
Edward (but called Woody)
Jonty (would it be shortened to Jon which I hate)
Rafferty (bit trendy)?
Boris (we are both blond(e), husband feels we may give birth to Bo-Jo...
Flint (bit odd)?
I really like the name of our first child and don't want to feel that I pick an "ok" name for our second that I end up hating. Thanks...

WhippedCream Thu 14-Jul-11 22:09:01

Jolyon is a bit like Jonty, he'd be shortened to a Joe

Jensen is also bit different

WhippedCream Thu 14-Jul-11 22:09:29



WhippedCream Thu 14-Jul-11 22:10:31

Flint is odd, Flynn or Finn is better

WhippedCream Thu 14-Jul-11 22:11:18

Woody may get teased in school - means 'stiffy' dunnit?

howabout Barny

or Chester

WhippedCream Thu 14-Jul-11 22:11:52

mmm avoid Boris.

WhippedCream Thu 14-Jul-11 22:12:40

Toby... I used to ride a horse called Toby

howabout Solomon

WhippedCream Thu 14-Jul-11 22:13:09

Leon and Leo are also nice!

ellangirl Thu 14-Jul-11 22:14:47

I like all of your names, but some extra ideas:


hester Thu 14-Jul-11 22:14:57

Anything except Jonty.

RidcullySentTheBursarMad Thu 14-Jul-11 22:15:06

We have a dog named Woody. I wouldn't use it for a child. Monty also seems like a dog name imho.

Of the names listed, I like Toby best. Nice, traditional, won't date and can't be shortened (aside from Tobe I guess).

WhippedCream Thu 14-Jul-11 22:15:19

Rafferty was Jude LAw and Sadie Frost's boy wasnt he.
Nice, Irish name.

may be shortened to rafe, which is also good.

Edward (but called Woody) Love Edward but not Woody
Wilbur/Wilby - no: it's a pig
Jonty (would it be shortened to Jon which I hate) - no
Monty - lovely
Hector - gorgeous
Rafferty (bit trendy)? - no
Toby - yes
Boris (we are both blond(e), husband feels we may give birth to Bo-Jo... Hideous
Flint (bit odd)? Not nice

Hector wins by a mile.

ellangirl Thu 14-Jul-11 22:16:15

Everything's a dogs name now ridcully- I swear all the dogs round here are the same as the top 10 baby names!

WhippedCream Thu 14-Jul-11 22:16:18

my name is Inigo Montoya. You kill my father. Prepare to die

grin grin grin

WhippedCream Thu 14-Jul-11 22:17:24

Edward will be super popular as the Twilight films come to a finale

Hector is great <loves Hugo better>

Meglet Thu 14-Jul-11 22:17:46

Wilbur, Hector or Boris.

Percy and Barnaby also cool.

WhippedCream Thu 14-Jul-11 22:18:11

Humphrey gives me mental image of a chubby kid

<sorry no offence intended>

ellangirl Thu 14-Jul-11 22:18:31

I love that film whippedcream. So, why not add wesley to the list!!

blushingm Thu 14-Jul-11 22:19:09

can't have ralph's as that's Michael's wiily's name in Forever, by Judy Blume - sorry!

ellangirl Thu 14-Jul-11 22:19:21

Edwin instead of Edward?

WhippedCream Thu 14-Jul-11 22:20:22

Gandalf grin

lockets Thu 14-Jul-11 22:20:46

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WhippedCream Thu 14-Jul-11 22:21:15

owh. Ralph is a good name, lot of Stephen King's main characters are called Ralph.

WhippedCream Thu 14-Jul-11 22:21:36

Bartholemew J simpson

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