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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.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Thu 14-Jul-11 22:15:49

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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