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baby name help needed?

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BillysClaire Thu 28-Jul-11 19:14:53


Following on from one of my previous posts about baby names... Our 2nd child is due soon and its another boy. Has anyone got any good name suggestions to go with our surname Billingsley..?
We mostly like traditional names, here are a couple we like so far..
Harry James and
Jacob/Jake William

Any thoughts on these names and any new suggestions would be great.

Thank you confused

Greenwing Thu 28-Jul-11 19:43:55

Christopher Billingsley or John Billingsley sound nice to me. I think I have heard them somewhere before and always liked the names together.

PebblesAndWine Thu 28-Jul-11 20:22:03

I have a Jacob. He rocks, its a fabulous name. Harry is good but very popular.

What about Michael?

BillysClaire Thu 28-Jul-11 20:35:15

hi PebblesAndWine, am not too keen on michael..
do u shorten jacob to jake?

MelinaM Thu 28-Jul-11 21:40:46

I'd choose Henry James and use the nn Harry ..Danielle Lloyd (WAG) has just named her son Harry James!

Christopher is lovely nn Kitsmile

muminthemiddle Thu 28-Jul-11 21:44:11

Harry James sounds good. If you are going to use Jake then I wouldn't bother naming him Jacob as Jake is a name in it's own right.

PebblesAndWine Fri 29-Jul-11 14:27:25

No, he is never Jake actually. He's definitely Jacob!

pilates Fri 29-Jul-11 14:29:28


You have a lovely surname which sounds good with most christian names.

greengoose Fri 29-Jul-11 14:48:15

We have a Jacob, and I've alway loved it as his name. Everyone liked it when we told them and he's the only one in his school, although everyone knows how to spell it and say it, which is great for a young child. one thing that we didnt reckon on is it has been assumed a few times that we are Jewish, not that we care really!!

scarlettlips Fri 29-Jul-11 14:52:01

Robert Billingsley..?
Daniel Billingsley..?
Alexander Billingsley..?
Charles Billingsley..?
Matthew Billingsley..?
Jonathan Billingsley..? or John?
Simon Billingsley..?
Richard Billingsley..?
Edward Billingsley..?
Andrew Billingsley..?
Hugh Billingsley..?
Peter Billingsley..?
Alistair Billingsley..?
George Billingsley..?
Arther Billingsley..?
David Billingsley..?
Archie Billingsley..?
James Billingsley..?

To name a few...!! smile

You clearly love William so I think you should use that as a middle name regardless of first!

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Fri 29-Jul-11 14:56:33

No to Henry James - unless you want to be reminded of dullsville writer. Not fond of Harry.

Edward - nn can be Ned/Teddy/Ed etc
Laurence James
Christopher/Kit is good

muminthemiddle Fri 29-Jul-11 23:17:56

Pebbles that's what I meant.
Jacob and Jake are 2 different names (well to me they are!)

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