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37 weeks and DH not 100% happy with our chosen name....please help!

(15 Posts)
pinkpainter Mon 03-Oct-11 13:28:53

We have our girls name sorted, and our boys name is either Jacob or Joshua - but DH is not overly happy with either. I just want to get something sorted before the baby arrives, so frustrating!! - He likes traditional names, particularly long ones that can be shortened. There are some other restrictions too though that makes it even more tricky - needs to be at least 2 syllables (preferably 3), and can't start with a C, A, S or T and nothing with 'th' in it. Anyone got any suggestions?

DouzeQuinze Mon 03-Oct-11 13:44:08

Along the same lines as Jacob/Joshua

Joseph
Matthew
Jonathan
Edward
Oliver
Isaac

?

Shanghaidiva Mon 03-Oct-11 13:53:31

William
Marcus
Nicholas

windatmytail Mon 03-Oct-11 14:02:40

Rupert
Robert
Benjamin
Benedict
Dominic
Morris

Have to say I like Marcus a lot

pinkpainter Mon 03-Oct-11 14:39:18

Great suggestions douzequince- Edward, Oliver, Isaac and Joseph were all on my short list. The others have 'th' in them.
Like William and Benjamin too - although have close friends with DCs with these already. Worked with a Marcus I didn't like so sort of puts me off - sorry!

pilates Mon 03-Oct-11 15:41:06

Nathan
Henry
Barnaby
Harry
Maxwell

BlueChampagne Mon 03-Oct-11 15:51:54

Justin
Victor
David
Daniel
Francis
Jeremy
Peter

TheSecondComing Mon 03-Oct-11 16:12:42

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MelinaM Mon 03-Oct-11 16:58:09

Broderick - Brodie
Dorian
Edmund
Ezekiel
Frederick
Harrison
Inigo
Jeffery
Julian
Kristian
Laurence
Lysander
Montague
Montgomery
Orlando
Percival
Robert
Wilfred - Wilf
Xavier

pinkpainter Mon 03-Oct-11 17:23:26

Oh - really like Frederick - wonder if I can persuade DH!!
Also - other possibilities - Montague (Monty), Orlando and Xavier - wonder if they are traditional enough though....will ask him later! smile

MelinaM Mon 03-Oct-11 18:27:29

Orlando is a Shakespearian character (1600) so maybe that'll swing it! wink

Xavier is of Basque origin, so traditional Spanishgrin

Love Monty and Freddie!

pinkpainter Mon 03-Oct-11 19:13:09

Thanks Melina!! Will try my best persuasion tonight!! smile

YouDoTheMath Mon 03-Oct-11 21:06:39

Gabriel?

pinkpainter Thu 06-Oct-11 20:55:27

Thanks so much for all the suggestions everyone!
I put all the suggestions to my DH and he read through 4 baby name books and it has just confirmed our decision to stick with our original name of Joshua which would have been our DD's name had she been a DS! - Such a relief to finally have it sorted out....smile

pranma Thu 06-Oct-11 22:16:56

James
John
Jago
Jorge

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