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sleepevader Wed 28-Sep-11 14:47:09

Want a nice boys name that's not too unusual but not too unusual either.

Don't want him forever spelling it.

Help!

sleepevader Wed 28-Sep-11 14:48:21

not too unusual but not overly popular either

Meteorite Wed 28-Sep-11 15:11:59

Aidan
Tristan
Maxwell
Joel
Felix
Peter
Elias
Nathaniel
Jasper
Lewis
Elijah
Leonard
Austin
Gabriel
Eric
Gregory
Nicholas
Patrick
Miles
Jerome
Rufus
Walter
Clifford
Elliot
Lucas
Lawrence
Sidney
Matthew
Richard

evamummy Wed 28-Sep-11 15:14:59

Have a look at last years' ONS statistics - it lists ALL boys names used last year - thousands of lovely ones to choose from outside the top 100.

Here are a few I like
Conrad
Quentin
Jonah
Gregor
Thaddeus

sleepevader Wed 28-Sep-11 15:25:58

Meteorite - out of all of those I like two. One is my ds name. The other dp has vetoed.
This is so tough!

sleepevader Wed 28-Sep-11 15:26:54

Evamummy as soon as I get access to laptop will look at ONS.

Ticklemonster2 Wed 28-Sep-11 15:26:57

I called my son Frank after my grandpa. Everyone says they like it

Meteorite Wed 28-Sep-11 15:27:26

Oh dear! Well I can try again... can you give us more to go on? What style of names do you like? Old, modern, "cool", traditional, Biblical, Celtic, retro...??

sleepevader Wed 28-Sep-11 15:27:46

Is Leo becoming popular?

sleepevader Wed 28-Sep-11 15:30:18

Celtic. Your first choice was spot on wink

We like Samuel, Benjamin but don't love them.

I like Luke, Alex - DP hates them.

We had a phase of liking Toby but that's gone now.

sleepevader Wed 28-Sep-11 15:32:22

Girls names easy........ Cerys, Imogen , Anwen ,etc.

But don't necessarily want a welsh name if this is a boy.

sleepevader Wed 28-Sep-11 15:33:53

I quite like max actually- think dp said no though. Austin is a family name in use.

Meteorite Wed 28-Sep-11 15:45:08

Samuel and Benjamin both nice.

Dunstan, Thomas, Matthew, Edwin, Gregory, Edward, Dylan, Henry, Harrison, Isaac, Richard, Oliver, Fergus, Callum, Daniel, Benedict, Christopher, Iago, Arthur, Alistair, Caleb, Cameron, Jared, Frederick, James, Ewan, Declan, Kieran, Jack, Lachlan, Jacob, Finlay, Dominic, Edmund, Ethan, Philip, Rowan, Nathan, Owen, John, Ryan?

BlueChampagne Wed 28-Sep-11 15:47:40

Bryn
Dylan
Marcus
Owen

sleepevader Thu 29-Sep-11 11:17:56

Thank you but none rocking my boat. Really dont feel a name will ever come to us!

HoldTouchEngage Thu 29-Sep-11 21:10:53

Gabriel
William
Ross
Rufus
Sebastian
Dominic
Theo
Billy
Christian
Lucas
Jude
Saul

I love Samuel and Benjamin - however i'm not a fan of nn's Ben or Sam (as both have been dog names in our families!)

sleepevader Thu 29-Sep-11 21:52:58

They would be shortened to Ben or Sam - I understand what you are saying about dogs names. Dylan and Toby have been dogs names in the past so can't see past that now.

I do like theo but neighbour has just had a theo.

I really like Luke and Alex too but dp won't budge!

LynetteScavo Thu 29-Sep-11 21:55:27

Have a look at what's at around 75- 100 in the national statistics.

Actually, don't...I went for something in the 80's and it's now near the top 10. angry

LynetteScavo Thu 29-Sep-11 22:05:07

Hamish
Hugo
Bruce
Edward
Joel
Ralph

HoldTouchEngage Thu 29-Sep-11 22:08:57

Ha ha and Luke is another dogs name for us!

I have a nephew who's Alex. How about Alistair with Ali as nn?? Thats not popular but i could see it as a name for a very cute toddler and a very handsome bloke too!

sleepevader Fri 30-Sep-11 23:50:06

Well we now have three Samuel, Ben and Alfie. DP also going on about Toby,

Thank you for the suggestion of alistair- but for me Ali is a girls name.

ShoutyHamster Sat 01-Oct-11 09:24:11

Dunstan, Arthur, Hector.

Macsen, Owain, Carwyn, Idwal

Heath, Bryn, Torin, Struan, Jago

inmysparetime Sat 01-Oct-11 09:51:34

David, Joseph, Mark, Adam.
There are loads of good biblical names, have a flick through a bible (I'd avoid Nebuchednezzar thoughgrin)

BedHog Sat 01-Oct-11 09:58:52

But you didn't want overly popular, and Samuel, Ben and Alfie are all top 20, if not higher! confused

inmysparetime Sat 01-Oct-11 12:58:30

Sam and Ben are really popular names, there were 4 Sams, 3 Bens at my nursery last year (out of about 60 kids).
How about Paul or Michael?

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