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Searching for the impossible of boy's names!

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FeelingaBitSick Fri 05-Aug-11 11:20:59

Sorry, it's another help I don't like any boys names thread smile

So the criteria is - A name you've heard of but isn't often used these days.

We want to stay away from anything he (if it is a he!) would be picked on for (DH had a hard time at school with his name)

I only really like one name so far, which is Dexter, but DH is having a hard time coming round to it as he just thinks serial killer when he hears it!

We have a DD already called Faye, and so would like to avoid another one sylable name if possible.

Does anyone have any suggestions? Thank you!!

Collision Fri 05-Aug-11 11:22:38

Maxim
Otis
Theo
Rufus
Alastair
Benedict
David
Peter
Paul
Stephen
Michael

headfairy Fri 05-Aug-11 11:24:03

Felix or is that too much like a cat's name? I wanted it for ds but dh vetoed saying everyone would say it was a cat's name.

FWIW, I don't think everyone would associate Dexter with a serial killer because a) the series isn't that widely watched and b) in say 10 years time no one will remember the tv series.

I also really like Wilfred.

deemented Fri 05-Aug-11 11:26:36

Tate
Abel
Silas
Eli
Seth

chandellina Fri 05-Aug-11 11:53:27

Maxwell. Or Dexter. smile

lockets Fri 05-Aug-11 12:28:25

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Suncottage Fri 05-Aug-11 12:31:04

Dylan?

Quenelle Fri 05-Aug-11 12:32:42

I love the name Faye.

How about Louis? It's not unknown but you don't hear it all the time.

EllenJaneisnotmyname Fri 05-Aug-11 12:34:27

Dominic
Noah
Jonah

FeelingaBitSick Fri 05-Aug-11 12:52:59

Thanks! Some fab suggestions.
I can't have Felix as my best friend's son is a (lovely) Felix
Louos, Paul, Michael and Stephen also fab but already in the family!
I love Noah, but it's quite popular isn't it?
Dylan, Cassius and Maxwell have been been vetoed by DH (fussy sod!)
He is considering Seth (even though it's one sylable, it's lovely smile )

wigglemama Fri 05-Aug-11 12:53:30

Evin
Alexander
Issac
Adam
Liam

FeelingaBitSick Fri 05-Aug-11 12:53:50

Louos? Louis!

EllenJaneisnotmyname Fri 05-Aug-11 13:40:42

Ooh, I like Seth.

JanMorrow Fri 05-Aug-11 14:13:30

I know a couple of little Dexters so it doesn't seem that unusual to me.

I really like Wilfred, or Eli (ee-lie), Elijah, Eoin (owen).

diddl Fri 05-Aug-11 14:21:52

I like Seth.

Silas, Linus?

SpottyFrock Fri 05-Aug-11 14:30:25

I like Wilfred too. Or Alfred. Sebastian seems to have gone out of favour too.
Seth is quite cool. We know a 5yr old Seth and he really suits it. DS, who is 7 also has a Stan in his class. Or what about John? I know it's only one syllable but we only know one child called John and he is known as Jonny which DH always really likes. Im pregnant with No4 and we have a DS and 2DDs. I think this one's another boy but no sure. I won't let DH have Jonny though as DS is James and I think theyre too similar. Why is it so hard? The girls were easy to name.

rainbowtoenails Fri 05-Aug-11 14:50:58

Graham
Jason
Lionel
Mitchell
Nathan
Owen
Julien
Peter
Neil
Gary
Simon
Vincent
Arnold
Bruce
Cyrus
Eamon
Howard
Anthiny
Timothy
Pierce
Nicholas
Walter
Alan
Craig

OTheHugeManatee Fri 05-Aug-11 14:52:35

Dexter is in the top 100 for 2010, probably because of that programme. So it fails on the 'not often used' requirement.

PorkChopSter Fri 05-Aug-11 15:01:45

Idris
Gideon
Josiah
Alphonso or Alonzo

I like Linus and Seth too.

thisisyesterday Fri 05-Aug-11 15:02:14

Gabriel
Peter (i don;t know any baby Peters)
Jonathan
Linus
Josiah
Lucien
Adam
Jago
Timothy

BlueChampagne Fri 05-Aug-11 15:17:14

Conrad
Justin
Laurence
Marcus

We found boys' names harder than girls' but managed to find 2 we liked for our 2.

evamummy Fri 05-Aug-11 15:17:29

Quentin
Eric
Clement

PorkChopSter Fri 05-Aug-11 15:17:29

I know two baby Peters wink

evamummy Fri 05-Aug-11 15:20:38

www.statistics.gov.uk/downloads/theme_population/2010-boys.xls#%27Table

I you scroll towards the bottom of the table (i.e. past the top 100 names) you'll find lots of underused lovely names.

evamummy Fri 05-Aug-11 15:21:16

Sorry, the bottom of table 6.

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