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Which boy's name do you prefer?!

(41 Posts)
pinkdaisies Thu 28-Jul-11 21:11:34


I don't know if I'm having a boy or a girl, but while we've got a girl's name all sorted, we've been thrashing out the same boys' names for months now and with 6 weeks to go I'd like some opinions! Please be (brutally) honest!


I know Charlie- and Toby to a certain extent- are very popular, and that bothers me a bit, but I also love them both so think I'd be prepared to live with that! I LOVE Reggie as it's quite traditional but not popular... but is that for good reason?!! My mum says it should only ever be used by someone over 90 (but she's massively supportive whatever so that's not an issue!)

Thank you!

PumpkinBones Thu 28-Jul-11 21:24:38

Reggie is my favourite. The popularity of Toby and CHarlie would put me off, probably because I don't really love them, if you do I'm sure it wouldn't be a problem!

char861 Thu 28-Jul-11 21:26:57

I like Toby. I had names all set but when they arrived I changed them, lol.
Boys names I think are nice too are reon and daylin. prob not how they are spelt but you get the idea.

scarlettlips Thu 28-Jul-11 21:30:07

Please don't call a son - Ezra. My friend has a boy called Ezra and he's picked on all the time.

Reggie is brill, but I LOVE Charlie x

everlong Thu 28-Jul-11 21:30:55

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ByTheSea Thu 28-Jul-11 21:31:43

In this order
Toby (love)
Reggie (like)
Charlie (ok but very popular)
Ezra (don't like)

MelinaM Thu 28-Jul-11 21:37:22

Love, love, love Charliesmile

BluddyMoFo Thu 28-Jul-11 21:39:28

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muminthemiddle Thu 28-Jul-11 21:41:49

I only like Toby from your list.

exoticfruits Thu 28-Jul-11 21:46:23

Not Ezra and definitely not Reggie, which is terrible.
Toby or Charlie.

InstantAtom Thu 28-Jul-11 22:35:54

In order of preference


CharlieBoo Thu 28-Jul-11 22:52:41

Charlie of course.... grin

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Thu 28-Jul-11 22:54:31

Only like Toby.

Chipotle Thu 28-Jul-11 22:55:54

Toby and Charlie are popular for a reason, I really don't like Reggie or Ezra.
Toby is the best from your list.

SootySweepandSue Thu 28-Jul-11 23:05:20

Reggie may be given wedgies by his classmates.

Like Charlie the most.

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BehindLockNumberNine Thu 28-Jul-11 23:09:11

Don't like Ezra, positively detest Reggie. Not keen on Charlie but love Toby.

ensure Thu 28-Jul-11 23:15:18

I like Charlie and Ezra the best of your choices!

LetThereBeRock Fri 29-Jul-11 07:19:32

Ezra. Reggie is hideous.Charlie would be my second choice,then Toby.

Tortoiseonthehalfshell Fri 29-Jul-11 07:23:17

Reggie isn't a name, it's a nickname. Would he be Reginald on the birth certificate? Ditto Charlie, actually. Give your son a grown up name for when he's grown up, even if he's Reggie or Charlie as a little boy.

otchayaniye Fri 29-Jul-11 07:48:17

Toby, or Charles/Charlie. I actively dislike the rest.

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TheSecondComing Fri 29-Jul-11 07:57:59

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tummytickler Fri 29-Jul-11 11:20:57

Love Ezra very much, we can't use it as we already have an 'E' Old Testament name, but is fabby!
Not keen on the others.

pinkdaisies Fri 29-Jul-11 14:04:07

Thanks so much for your honesty everyone! I think I'll ditch Ezra as not as many people keen on that and, like I said, it's not DH's preference either. I DO really like Reggie- but LOVE Charlie and Toby so it's encouraging to see people aren't too bothered by their popularity! DH and I both have fairly unusual names (not odd, but not in top 100) so I always thought I'd choose less popular names too... but I can see why Charlie and Toby are popular!

If any one's still reading this thread, can I throw Felix in? DH just suggested that and I really like it!


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