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californiaburrito Tue 16-Aug-11 13:46:03

The only name that DH and I can agree on for soon-to-arrive DS is Karl. But we can't use Karl as it was the name of my paternal grandfather, whom my mother still hates hates hates despite the fact that he died over 25 years ago.

So, go on, give me a name that's not Karl.

pranma Tue 16-Aug-11 13:51:24

Charles[Charlie] is English equivalent

breadandhoney Tue 16-Aug-11 13:54:43

Hugh?

MelinaM Tue 16-Aug-11 14:01:52

Charles here toosmile

Lonnie Tue 16-Aug-11 14:50:45

Carlos?
Eli
Otis

Sn0wGoose Tue 16-Aug-11 15:30:43

Can you get away with spelling it differently, i.e. Carl?

InstantAtom Tue 16-Aug-11 15:34:31

Henry, Lawrence, Otto, Matthias, Alexander, Leopold, Arlo, James, Lewis, Owen, John, Elliot, Luke, Levi, Samuel, Felix

californiaburrito Tue 16-Aug-11 16:22:07

Charles is a great suggestion, but it was also the name of my cousin who died two weeks after birth and I'm not sure how I (or his mother would) feel about that.

Carlos would be awesome, but I don't think it would work the American side of the family. A white boy, speaking with a British accent called Carlos would raise a few eyebrows on the trips to visit Grandma!

Eli, Elliot, Henry, Owen are all on my short list.

DoctorX Tue 16-Aug-11 16:51:45

Callum.

Crosshair Tue 16-Aug-11 16:56:04

I like Henry and Elliot from your shortlist.

lolajane2009 Tue 16-Aug-11 19:12:40

Carlisle, although I assume it has got more popular recently for obvious reasons.

SaffronCake Wed 17-Aug-11 13:09:23

Cal, or maybe Cal as a nn for Callum would be the closest I can think of

Names that sound a bit like Karl:
Carter
Carsten
Clarke
Clay
Cyril
Kael/Cael (pronounced Kale)
Kyle
Kalil/ Khalile (one of the sexiest men I have ever met was called this, but he was wearing a wedding ring <sobs>)
Kier
Kelly
Kirk

Eliiot and Henry are good.

californiaburrito Wed 17-Aug-11 15:12:11

And now this baby will never get named because I'm thinking about a sexy and mysterious man named Kalil...............

EskimoPie Wed 17-Aug-11 22:11:27

Kurt / Curt ?

LynetteScavo Wed 17-Aug-11 22:14:39

Lyle

GibberingGinger Wed 17-Aug-11 22:14:58

Kyle maybe? Or for some reason I think Craig?

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