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ARRRGH why are boys names sooooo hard

(34 Posts)
LyraBelaqua Sun 18-Sep-11 22:18:46

Here I am again trying out different boys names for size. I've chosen my girls name and love it but boys names are so hard, just cant find one I love so here are some I really like. What do you think?

Gabriel (already have a Gabriella in family)

Oren is hubbys fave. DD is Lyra.


Any suggestions gratefully received too

rushofbloodtothefeet Sun 18-Sep-11 22:23:16

I like Oren and Joel

How about Keir, Ethan or Milo

lchodge Sun 18-Sep-11 22:39:55

Joel or Theo. Both strong and masculine, nice.

DigOfTheStump Sun 18-Sep-11 22:48:42

Griffin from your choices, it is out there but not too far out there

LyraBelaqua Sun 18-Sep-11 23:03:19

Can I just add Corben to the list smile

hugebluebump Mon 19-Sep-11 10:19:40

Oren is lovely - simple, masculine and easy to spell/pronounce. Not that common - great choice!

I really dislike Jared and Theo, sorry.

whizzyrocket Mon 19-Sep-11 11:28:20

Joel or Theo.

Is not having a name that's commonly used important to you though? Theo is definitely on the rise. Not many Joels though.

Bellie Mon 19-Sep-11 11:31:01

I have an Orin. Love it!

We had exactly the same problem with boys names too - we only decided 2 days before he was born and he is definately an Orin - Ori for short!

LyraBelaqua Mon 19-Sep-11 14:44:56

Yes I would like a name that is not too popular dont want DD to feel she was the only one saddled with a 'unusual' one.

ohmygoshandgolly Mon 19-Sep-11 14:51:10

I have a Theo and people often comment on what a lovely name it is. Not too many around - he is Theodore though so that he could also be Ted/Teddy.

Nevercan Mon 19-Sep-11 14:55:35

Love Joel smile

mathanxiety Mon 19-Sep-11 15:45:22

I like Theo and Gabriel from your list. The others not much at all.

allieballiebee Mon 19-Sep-11 15:53:12

Love Gabriel, like Joel & Theo

minipie Mon 19-Sep-11 18:25:59

Griffin is great.

Corben also great (though I think I'd spell it Corbin). Suggest also Corin?

Joel is good.

Gabriel is good.

Theo is good, but popular.

Oren sounds unfinished, like it should have another letter at the start.

Not keen on Jared or Connor.

findmeintheflowerbed Mon 19-Sep-11 18:29:43

My fave of yours is Oren. Never heard it before and really like it.
I also like Joel and Gabriel.
Btw I love the name Lyra that you gave your DD. Love it.

tammytoby Mon 19-Sep-11 21:38:06

I like Corben and Oren - strong sounding and underused.

Theo - very widely used already (isn't there a footballer called this?)

Meteorite Mon 19-Sep-11 21:42:05

Gabriel or Theo for me, then Joel.

Oren/Orin - too strange
Jared - OK
Gabriel - like, and different enough from Gabriella
Theo - like as nickname for Theodore
Griffin - ugly creature
Joel - OK
Connor - too surnamey

LetThereBeRock Mon 19-Sep-11 21:52:26

I love Gabriel,Theo,Joel and Connor. I don't like the others.

tammytoby Mon 19-Sep-11 21:54:29

But Oren/Orin would lose its strangeness as soon as it was used by a cute little boy smile.

wigglesrock Mon 19-Sep-11 22:35:20

I know where I live Orin (Odhran) is gaining in popularity (N Ireland) Dd2 has just started nursery school and there are 3 in her intake. I really like Gabriel. I was crap with boys names thankfully I have 3dds grin

StuntCubble Mon 19-Sep-11 22:38:03

I like Oren And Gabriel. What about Soren? I love it

Kellywestie Mon 19-Sep-11 23:06:51

Hi, like Oren and someone else's suggestion, Soren. Difficult not knowing your surname but a friend has a son called Karter which I love and our DS is called Sven - lots of people comment on what a cool name it is. Good luck with choosing.

ViviPru Mon 19-Sep-11 23:49:25

Another vote for Soren.

MyRightToAdvice Tue 20-Sep-11 11:51:58

OK really don't like Griffin or Jared, not sure about Oren/Orin either (although I do like Owen). Gabriel is far too Angel for me, and Connor just makes me think of Angel's son in Angel grin.

So for me, it would be Theo or Joel... I think preferably Joel out of the two.

ilianora Tue 20-Sep-11 19:34:06

Theo was on my list but partner hates it unfortunately sad
I like Orin but if its spelt Oren thats welsh for orange smile

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