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Arghhhh boys names!

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m1nn1em0u5e Wed 31-Aug-11 13:09:43

I think its so hard to choose a boys name! This is ds3 & im really stuck! The only names we both agree on (kind of) are Theo & Max, I love Cole, Reuben & Carter, but our surname ends in er so Carter would be a bit of a mouth full & my husband doesnt like the other suggestions!....He likes Alfie (know a few dogs called Alfie, puts me off, although its a lovely name), Isaac, but we have a friend with a son called Isaac. This is so difficult!...

lilibet Wed 31-Aug-11 13:13:03

What are your other children called?

MadHatter302 Wed 31-Aug-11 13:14:30

I completely sympathise with you! I'm currently expecting my fourth ds and have used up all of my favourite names confused. If you like Theo how about Theodore with the nn Ted? Also if you don't mind what are the names of your first two sons? This might help with suggestions if we know what other names you have decided on.

m1nn1em0u5e Wed 31-Aug-11 13:16:20

Ellis & Finn like you we have used our favourites already!....My husband also loves Edward but its quite a traditional name & doesn't seem to go!..

m1nn1em0u5e Wed 31-Aug-11 13:17:22

I love Ted, but not sure he will thank me for it when he is a teenager!....Maybe im overthinking!....

MadHatter302 Wed 31-Aug-11 13:17:45

Edward know as Ned/Teddy? That would work with your other sons' names. Also if you like Isaac how about Elijah/Eli?

MadHatter302 Wed 31-Aug-11 13:18:32

You could also use Ted with Edward, then when he's older he has more options to be known by

MsChanandlerBong Wed 31-Aug-11 13:19:35

I think Theo and/or Max go well with your first two sons names.

Other suggestions:

m1nn1em0u5e Wed 31-Aug-11 13:20:04

Hmm good point, dh has already suggested Ned, which I disregarded, but would suit an older boy! Think Ted sounds so cute for a baby, toddler..Think Eli is too similar to Ellis, although a lovely name smile

MadHatter302 Wed 31-Aug-11 13:20:52

So it is! That wasn't a very well thought out suggestion from me!

m1nn1em0u5e Wed 31-Aug-11 13:22:10

I love Zac, but my brother had a Zac in July!..I also have suggested Milo & Toby but dh is not so keen. Leo is nice, haven't thought about that one.

BlueChampagne Wed 31-Aug-11 13:49:54


EightiesChick Wed 31-Aug-11 13:53:32

I like Theo and it goes well with your other names so if you both agree on that, it's the one I'd pick.

LadyBoy Wed 31-Aug-11 14:14:04

Theo is perfect.

Cereal Wed 31-Aug-11 15:19:08

Theo and Max are both nice. Other suggestions...


m1nn1em0u5e Wed 31-Aug-11 23:01:31

Thanks Cereal!..I have a huge family & about 40 cousins who are mostly having babies/or have children, so a lot of names have been used already!..We want a name that anybody we know already doesn't have! 7 of your suggestions have already been used, thats what makes things so difficult!

I think Theo & Edward/Ted/Ned is the shortlist so far (maybe Max)!....Thanks for all your help ladies, this has really helped me lots!....

m1nn1em0u5e Wed 31-Aug-11 23:02:15

Ooh Arlo....I like that! smile

4madboys Wed 31-Aug-11 23:18:49

i have a theo(dore)

an oscar reuben

dylan lucas

and rudi arlo smile

so i love theo, reuben and arlo from your choices smile

ds2 was also max for a day when he was born but it didnt suit him!

m1nn1em0u5e Thu 01-Sep-11 09:02:42

4madboys! What similar tastes we have!..I do like Max, but not sure I love it enough!..

Love all your names, we have a close friend with a son called Dylan & he is lovely. My ds Finn, was almost a Lucas too!..Both my boys were nameless for the first 3 days while we decided if they suited what we had chosen before we announced their name to the everybody!..

4madboys Thu 01-Sep-11 17:22:04

nameless for three days is nothing, mine were all nameless for at least a week, some for over two weeks!

good luck and let us know what you choose smile

m1nn1em0u5e Thu 01-Sep-11 23:56:33

Thanks, I will do!....Mentioned Arlo to dp tonight & he really likes it!....hmmm not due until January, but I know back to school, pending work on the house & Christmas is upon us & then we will have another baby no name! smile

ChineapplePunk Sat 03-Sep-11 12:59:09

I think there are some really lovely traditional Irish names for boys. I love Cian and Cillian. smile

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