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Found out yesterday that we're having a boy, help!

(12 Posts)
harassedandherbug Wed 03-Aug-11 08:18:47

Dh's first suggestions of names were Rio and Harvey hmm!

We already have 4 between us with pretty traditional names, but this is his first son. He's ecstatic!

I like Arlo, Lucas and Evan but he doesn't, so please help with some fab suggestions that won't sound like we've named him after a footballer/ celeb!

exoticfruits Wed 03-Aug-11 08:46:31

I would follow the pattern with a traditional name.

EdithWeston Wed 03-Aug-11 08:57:44

I think Harvey and Lucas are great!

Again, I'd recommend staying fairly traditional. How about:

Christopher (Kit), Theodore, Edward (Teddy), Marcus, James, Richard, Angus, Jasper, Michael, Fergus, Dominic?

tammy234 Wed 03-Aug-11 09:59:15

I like Lucas and Arlo but am not keen on Rio or Harvey. I also like Thomas, Tobias, Quentin, Patrick, Alexander and William.

notso Wed 03-Aug-11 10:05:29

Don't like Rio, Harvey, Lucas or Arlo.
LOVE Evan, wanted it for mine but it doesn't go with our surname.

What about Owen?

InstantAtom Wed 03-Aug-11 11:39:03

Elliot, Jacob, Isaac, Oliver, Samuel, Aaron, David?

Offspring Wed 03-Aug-11 11:43:47


GwendolineMaryLacey Wed 03-Aug-11 11:45:41

<lurks with notepad>

I love Lucas and Evan, not so keen on Arlo, it's fine but a bit out there for me!

I really love Christopher but I can't use it so I'm offering it to you smile Eliott is fab as well.

BlueChampagne Wed 03-Aug-11 14:37:04

Agree you should stay traditional. How about


Also like James & Marcus, already suggested.

harassedandherbug Thu 04-Aug-11 10:57:42

Thank you for your suggestions! I'll start feeding them in....

I already have a James and a Ryan, so they're both out. But you can see why Rio or Harvey just won't fit! I've actually slightly come round to Harvey, but with an H surname it sounds daft. Alexander is also out as it's my Dad's name and I don't like naming children after people, I like them to have their own new names iykwim.

I love Lucas, Evan and Arlo...... shame dh doesn't! <working on him emoticon>

Oh and we can't have Jasper as that was our dog's name! grin

MelinaM Thu 04-Aug-11 12:07:36

Rio is awful, Harvey is a rabbit and also Katie Price's son, that's enough for me! Not a fan of Evan or Arlo.

I agree that traditional is the way to gosmile

Charles - Charlie
Henry - Harry

harassedandherbug Thu 04-Aug-11 14:54:18

"Rio is awful, Harvey is a rabbit and also Katie Price's son, that's enough for me!"

That is exactly what I thought grin. I've given him a huge amount bit of teasing about it.

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