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We're having a boy-what will we call him?

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MercyMe Wed 17-Aug-11 18:03:32

We found out today that I'm having a boy! Already have a dd so we are very chuffed! Have lots of girls names but not really any boys.

I like Theo - dh hates it
Dh likes Jimmy - I dont like this

Would really like a strong name, open to all suggestions. Thanks

Bandwithering Wed 17-Aug-11 18:31:05

What about Leo instead of Theo? It's more classic and I think it will survive the O trend better.

Jimmy sounds a bit gangster to me. He might ruff you up if you crossed him. I've known a few tough Jimmys so I'm a bit biased against it. James would help you ring 112. What about Jamie? He'd be the paramedic grin

So, Leo and Jamie might be compromise names.

Kyrie Wed 17-Aug-11 18:41:44

I like Vinnie, an even better gangster name. Leo is a good suggestion too.

Strong names... I think some of the gaelic names are good for sounding masculine and strong.

Lewis, Euan, Connor, Callum.

MercyMe Wed 17-Aug-11 19:00:00

That's exactly what I said about Jimmy, it's a bit gangster especially with our surname! I think he likes it because of some footballer.

Leo is nice, will suggest that. Jamie is quite nice too.

InstantAtom Wed 17-Aug-11 19:10:51

Strong names... Goliath, Zeus, Hercules, Gideon, Zadok, Spartacus

Jacob, Luke, Max, William, Mark, Aaron, Peter, Aidan, Daniel, Caleb, David, Matthew?

EskimoPie Wed 17-Aug-11 21:23:11

Marcus, Magnus, Julian

tammytoby Wed 17-Aug-11 21:24:37

Quentin, Dominic, Patrick

Tillyscoutsmum Wed 17-Aug-11 21:26:48

Fergus means "Man of strength" smile

I also love Dominic and Laurence

Hassled Wed 17-Aug-11 21:28:32

I like James. Would James be enough of a nod towards Jimmy?

Mollydoggerson Wed 17-Aug-11 21:34:39

Go with Rex, it's the new Harry.

bigbluebump Wed 17-Aug-11 22:12:28

Theo is very trendy and is starting to date already imo. Jimmy is ok but I'd put James on the bc.

I also like Dominic (Dom), Quentin (Quinn), Marcus, Thomas (Tom) and Fergus.

SaffronCake Thu 18-Aug-11 01:07:27

bandwithering I love your explaination

Leo is good. I don't like Jamie, it's done to death where I live and often seems to be used on children (of either gender) who don't behave themselves in public. Might just be where I live?

kittensliveupstairs Thu 18-Aug-11 09:47:22

Duncan, Gavin or Adrian. All strong, all great. Especially Duncan.

SaulGood Thu 18-Aug-11 09:50:48

Congratulations. I'm having a ds after a dd and found names quite tough tbh.

We've picked a namby, pamby, poncy, arty farty name so it won't appeal to you sadly. grin

Most traditional names are pretty solid sounding ime.

MercyMe Thu 18-Aug-11 10:02:03

I'm not really sure where the hostility is coming from - all I asked was for some name suggestions. I didn't realise that mumsnet users would get uptight over some baby names. I think I'll get thread deleted and not bother with this site again.

InstantAtom Thu 18-Aug-11 11:12:54

What hostility? confused

LynetteScavo Thu 18-Aug-11 11:24:47

Eh, what hostility? confused

If you think this is hostility, then maybe we are not the site for you.

Have a brew

For what it's worth I like Jimmy, but would have James on the birth certificate.

LynetteScavo Thu 18-Aug-11 11:27:25

Oh, were we all supposed to congratulate you on your pregnancy, and get excited that all wen't well at your scan, and get EXCITED that you are having a boy? Sorry. confused

RodentOfUnusualSize Thu 18-Aug-11 11:37:38

Hostility??? Bizzarre...

All I can see is a load of people taking time out of their busy lives to offer a complete stranger helpful suggestions.

Oh well, as the saying goes, don't let the door....

lockets Thu 18-Aug-11 11:40:28

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Fontsnob Thu 18-Aug-11 11:44:42

How odd! What hostility?

CaptainNancy Thu 18-Aug-11 11:45:55

Did some people expect him to have fur lockets? wink

It's lovely actually.

OP- what's your DD's name, so we can avoid same initial letter, or completely non-matching names (e.g. LaFawnda and Tarquin)

And all you people above, hostilely making name suggestions- shame on you you big name helpers. <<shakes head sadly>>

lockets Thu 18-Aug-11 11:50:49

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