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Renaissance227 Wed 03-Aug-11 15:49:37

Has anyone any ideas of strong/unusual English names for boys?

WaftyCrank Wed 03-Aug-11 15:55:21

I have a Gabriel smile

I know some say it's poncey etc but I think it's a strong boys name and not popular at all where we are.

Renaissance227 Wed 03-Aug-11 15:57:40

I like it but my DP doesn't.
Plus, its Hebrew and reminds me of Thomas Hardy's character Gabriel Oak!

It is unusual though smile

WaftyCrank Wed 03-Aug-11 16:00:36

Yes I realised when I posted that it's Hebrew. I've not heard of Gabriel Oak, I'll have to have a google.

I also have a Joseph however that's also Hebrew and quite popular.

GetDownYouWillFall Wed 03-Aug-11 16:04:28

How about Orson?

Renaissance227 Wed 03-Aug-11 16:04:41

Thanks anyway, WaftyCrank

WizardMum Wed 03-Aug-11 16:05:22

Merlin

Renaissance227 Wed 03-Aug-11 16:05:58

Reminds me of Orson Welles GetDownYouWillFall and I'm not a fan!

Renaissance227 Wed 03-Aug-11 16:06:37

Merlin?! Seriously! grin

GetDownYouWillFall Wed 03-Aug-11 16:07:19

Ah nevermind! What about Jasper?

Renaissance227 Wed 03-Aug-11 16:09:02

Had a dog called Jasper when I was a child! grin

I'm finding this naming business so hard confused

GetDownYouWillFall Wed 03-Aug-11 16:10:53

SIGH, You are just too picky!!! grin

How about Huxley?

Renaissance227 Wed 03-Aug-11 16:14:49

Don't you think giving someone a name they will have to live with for the rest of their life is important and calls for being picky??!!! smile

Aldous Huxley... No thanks!

BlueChampagne Wed 03-Aug-11 16:15:26

Alban
Harold
Alfred
Hereward
Arthur

GetDownYouWillFall Wed 03-Aug-11 16:15:42

Yes I was joking, of course it's important

Renaissance227 Wed 03-Aug-11 16:20:48

Alban - All Bran
Harold - It's not an old man!
Alfred - Alf?!!
Hereward - Doesn't fit with surname and NO!!!
Arthur - Not bad but doesn't fit with surname

Thank you anyway! smile

Blu Wed 03-Aug-11 16:27:11

John

or

Arlo
Stanley
Seth
Reuben
Oscar
Alexander

Renaissance227 Wed 03-Aug-11 16:30:45

John - Too popular and already three in the family
Arlo - Not bad, so I'll put to my DP tonight!
Stanley - Stan?! No
Seth - No, no, no
Reuben - DP doesn't like this one, so it's out!
Oscar - Not keen
Alexander - My DP's name and we both don't want an Alexander junior situation!

Thank you.

4madboys Wed 03-Aug-11 16:39:53

my ds4's middle name is Arlo smile i like that.

my ds2 is Oscar Reuben! but you dont like those so...

we liked Emmet for baby no 5, but she was a girl... so we didnt get to use it!

4madboys Wed 03-Aug-11 16:40:25

was...that should be IS as was makes her sounds deceased or something!

Incapinka Wed 03-Aug-11 17:58:31

My son is Arlo! Love the name!grin

rachel234 Wed 03-Aug-11 19:04:56

How about Quentin, Tobias, Thaddeus, Theodore or Dominic?

InstantAtom Wed 03-Aug-11 19:54:31

Aaron
Gregory
Oliver
Jacob
Nicholas
Aidan
Leon
Maxwell
Luke
Patrick
Matthew
Edward
Liam
Fergus
Peter

IssyStark Thu 04-Aug-11 16:58:27

Going through cousins/uncles/father/in laws etc, I get the following list:

Thomas
John
Iain
Nicholas
Miles
William
Andrew
Cornelius (ny grandad, not really that serious a suggestion!)
Neil
Joseph
Matthew
Alexander
Kenneth
Daniel
Oliver
Peter
Christopher

Not that unusual (Cornelius excepted) but certainly strong names.

Renaissance227 Fri 05-Aug-11 10:34:14

There are some good names here. Thank you.
Still haven't agreed on one yet though.
Any more suggestions? Slightly more unusual (but not silly) names?

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