So due in a few weeks time and still struggling with first names (middle name sorted!) Any opinions on the following boys names or suggestions of similar names? I've come up with loads of names I like but everything has been vetoed (v. annoying!) except for the following:
James was on our shortlist until our nephew was born (James/nn. Jamie) and I really like Mikey (but not Michael), Joseph is ok but a bit dull and Oscar is nice but very popular at the moment - although you could spell it like 'Oskar'
ChippingIn, I've been through the baby name apps and a couple of books and loads of threads on here so in hindsight it's prob not worth asking for any more suggestions and just stick with the shortlist we have as no doubt I'll have suggested them before!
James and Michael are timeless (I have BILs with those names) and they will suit tiny baby to grown man, and there are lots of great shortenings - though I prefer Jimmy to Jamie, myself.
We have a Joseph (known as Joe or Joey) named after FIL - so that probably is my favourite, though it is a bit popular at the moment (I imagine he'll be in a class with others, differentiated by his surname inital, something I'd've preferred to have avoided).
I like Oscar as a name, but I think it is a name of the moment - I think it'll date in a way the others won't. You will be able to tell which decade he was born in just by looking at his name (I'm thinking back to my school days - all the Claires, Lisas, Lees, Justins, Deans etc - you just know they were born early 70s). That's not necessarily a bad thing, but it's something I was keen to avoid (though I bet I've not managed it either ).
I love Oscar/Oskar - I have a relative with that name (he's in his 20s now ), and he's really cool, so that is a good association for the name for me. All the names are great, although Mikey as a nickname I don't like so much - but I do know a million and one Mikes who vary in age from early 20s to late 60s!! (ditto Matthew, which must have been an INCREDIBLY popular name 30 or 40 years ago!)
I love Michael! Its my 4 year olds middle name, not often you will come across a little boy called this nowadays which is refreshing. I am so bored of Oscar, I know of 6 born within the last two years and there are two in my sons class.
I love James and Joseph and all the potential shorternings for them. Michael is a bit boring to me, this may just be cos I know quite a lot of them though (mostly in their 20s). Not keen on the potential nns for Michael, Mick and Mike sound like middle aged men names and Mikey is fine for a little boy but not a teenager/adult. Oscar is nice but quite popular and will date imo. Joseph Michael and James Michael are great names.