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technotronic Thu 21-Jul-11 22:35:01

In no particular order,

Sensible names:

Edmund
Douglas
Patrick
Adam

Wildcards:

Gene
Jasper
Wulfric
Raedwald

Please give opinions and top 3 if you can.

(I am a namechanger as this list makes me far too indentifiable)

BabesandJugs Thu 21-Jul-11 22:41:09

Oh Dear - namechanger ?? Bless you!

I'm really not liking Edmund, Douglas or Adam - i'm not sure why, they are just a little 'dull' perhaps - (i am very sure i will be corrected!)

My Ginger Tom is a Jasper (as DH wold never of allowed that one shock

Not sure on Wulfric or Raedwald (or how you'd pronounce it hmm - perhaps i don't get out as much as i thought

Gene i adore on the other hand, i also love Jude (although i know it's not on your list wink

So i can only have a top 2

Gene or Jasper

TimeWasting Thu 21-Jul-11 22:42:01

Edmund and Douglas are pretty out there! grin

I love Patrick and Adam, not so keen on the others.

Although Douglas Wulfric has a ring to it.

slartybartfast Thu 21-Jul-11 22:42:27

gene is unusual and a possilbity

patrick is ok

adam is perfectly ok

mich54321 Thu 21-Jul-11 22:50:59

Adam - favourite - excellent name and good for both child and adult
Patrick - next favourite - but not as keen on nn Pat / Paddy
Edmund - ok - prefer Edward but plenty of nn

Not that keen on the others TBH

minipie Thu 21-Jul-11 22:51:54

Douglas is great
Adam is nice, and underused
Patrick is nice (paddy is a great nn)
Edmund is ok

Wulfric and Raedwald are fab but as an embarrassing middle name only
Not terribly keen on Gene or Jasper

Nightstar Thu 21-Jul-11 22:59:15

Edmund is nicest

But I gotta admit, I'm quite taken by Wulfric!

Nightstar Thu 21-Jul-11 22:59:53

Too many Douglas jokes, no good Patrick nicknames

emmyloo2 Fri 22-Jul-11 07:29:49

Adam, Jasper or Patrick.

They are the ones I like the best. I think Jasper would definitely be my favourite but Adam and Patrick are both lovely, underused names.

OiMissus Fri 22-Jul-11 07:40:46

I really like Jasper, second Edmund, and then maybe Gene - but I'm having difficulty putting Gene with a baby (dunno why!).

The last two are a bit german heavy metal (??!!) - i don't know why I think that, but that's what pops into my head. What's that band called... "Rammstein" or something.

I've been really struggling over boys names. Yesterday I thought of Leon. Like a little lion cub, and then, when he's older, the sexy, cool french assassin. DH wasn't too keen, but didn't dismiss it completely...

CandiceMariePratt Fri 22-Jul-11 07:42:00

Gene is the best

scarlettsmummy2 Fri 22-Jul-11 07:52:37

I like Adam, Patrick and Jasper, really do not like the others- especially Edmund, to me it is up there with Norris.

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EightiesChick Fri 22-Jul-11 07:55:53

I'm more trad about names so only really like Gene from that end of the list. Of the trad ones, Patrick and Adam would be my favourites.

lockets Fri 22-Jul-11 08:02:47

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MelinaM Fri 22-Jul-11 08:12:51

Edmund is lovely, as is Adam ..if a tad dull.

Jasper is an awful name, I know of an awful lot of the feline variety!

Douglas, Patrick and Gene are not names I'd saddle a child with I'm afraid.

As for Wulfric and Raedwald, no, just NO!!!

Hedwig3 Fri 22-Jul-11 12:12:55

Gene - fabulous smile

Patrick
Adam
Douglas

Edmund - Bleurgh! Now being used by people who feel Edward is too popular.

ShoutyHamster Fri 22-Jul-11 13:30:16

Adam or Jasper.

Gene and Patrick I just particularly dislike - just horrid sounds.

The others are very bad and you would be the cause of much wailing and gnashing of teeth! grin

technotronic Fri 22-Jul-11 16:36:49

I think this might be the widest range of reactions I have ever seen on a baby names thread - am even more confused now!

notnowImreading Fri 22-Jul-11 16:47:23

I'm pretty sure I used to have to top up my dodgy car radiator with Raedwald back in the halcyon days of the Renault 5...wink

NearlyHeadlessnickelbabe Fri 22-Jul-11 16:51:25

Sensible names:

Edmund
Douglas
Patrick
Adam

Wildcards:

Gene
Jasper
Wulfric
Raedwald

my twattish ex is an Adam, so i now hate the name (makes it hard at church when we sing about the Real Adam, thouhg.... shock )

I like Edmund and Patrick.
I love Raedwald! that's brilliant - a proper old fashioned english names (have an obsession with them myself but DH vetoed me. sad )

NotJustKangaskhan Fri 22-Jul-11 16:54:52

Ulric is the modern form of Wulfric.

My top three of yours would be Ulric, Douglas, and...either Patrick or Jasper. I couldn't decide between though though I prefer Jesper to Jasper though.

Happymum22 Fri 22-Jul-11 17:46:29

Sensible names:

Edmund- like, can be eddie
Douglas- like, doug or dougie..
Patrick- also fine, know lots in my sons year at school (hes now 20!) lots nicknames Paddy
Adam- dont like

Wildcards:

Gene- noo!
Jasper- like but a bit of a cat's name..
Wulfric- nooo
Raedwald noo...no one will know how to pronounce it!

Doozie Fri 22-Jul-11 19:10:40

Sensible names:

Edmund - Great
Douglas - never
Patrick - Great
Adam - fine, but nope

Wildcards:

Gene - Great
Jasper - Great
Wulfric - nope
Raedwald - nope

exoticfruits Fri 22-Jul-11 19:14:26

Edmund, Adam or Patrick

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