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Austin or Toby?

(18 Posts)
ziggy99 Fri 29-Jul-11 12:14:39

I currently have a little boy called Jasper and thinking of boys names for baby number 2 due at the end of the year. I think we have narrowed it down to these to and just wondering what people think? I think we are veering towards Austin but not met anybody with this name so wondering what general thoughts are on this?

CandiceMariePratt Fri 29-Jul-11 12:15:42

Austin is much nicer than Toby

stardustn Fri 29-Jul-11 12:21:26

I also prefer Austin smile

classybint Fri 29-Jul-11 12:26:20

my DS is called Austin

KristinaM Fri 29-Jul-11 12:26:53


RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Fri 29-Jul-11 12:27:48

Toby. Don't like Austin at all, sorry.

pilates Fri 29-Jul-11 14:13:02

I think Toby sounds best with Jasper

2cats2many Fri 29-Jul-11 14:14:19

Toby= Toby Young to me. Yuck!

EllenJaneisnotmyname Fri 29-Jul-11 14:46:11

Toby, Austin reminds me of the naf car make, sorry.

My friend who has a Jasper also has a Rafferty and a Reuben.

InstantAtom Fri 29-Jul-11 15:04:46

I prefer Austin.

I think of Toby as quite a "safe" middle class name.

rainbowtoenails Fri 29-Jul-11 15:05:56

I think austin goes better. What about austen so it's less car-like?

minipie Fri 29-Jul-11 15:21:18

Austin - I love this name (even though I usually go for traditional names).

Toby is nice too though.

ziggy99 Fri 29-Jul-11 15:35:05

Thanks all - lots to think about here!

ragged Fri 29-Jul-11 15:44:04

I know a lot of Toby's and no Austins. Personally I can't say that either one appeals to me... the Jaspers I know irl have brothers with names like William, Spike and Archie.

BulletWithAName Fri 29-Jul-11 20:16:20

Austin, I really like it. Toby is a bit wet IMO.

MatthewWrightOffTheTelly Fri 29-Jul-11 20:20:14

Much prefer Toby.

alliwant Fri 29-Jul-11 20:23:33

neither sorry. What about Oscar or Barnaby?

JennaTailor Sat 30-Jul-11 10:04:02

Jasper was on my list too - along with Toby, Evan & Perry. We went with Tobias - Great name!!

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