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legallyblond Thu 06-Oct-11 13:20:44

This is a bit premature as only just starting to TTC for number 2 (we have a DD - Matilda)....!

DH and I already know what we'd call another girl - Harriet, nn Hetty (I know its usually Hatty, but we like Hetty!). There are a few other girls' names we both like too, although Harriet is the fave (we also like Greta, Anna, Eleanor and Valentina).

I am totally uninspired by boys' names though... can you help!?

I like traditional-ish names, but don't want anything too plain and/or commonly used (like James, Benjamin, Thomas). I like Harry and Max, but they have I think become a bit common (both senses of the word!). I am up for more out-there suggestions too, along the lines of Felix (I love this, DD was going to be one if she had been a girl, but best friend has just had one!)

So far, I can just about muster up:

Arthur (nn Art - this is probably my fave)
Sebastian (I don't love the Sebastian Flyte connotation though - I ADORE the book but not his character)
Alexander (commonly used I know, but I still like it!)
Hugo (a bit bleh though....)
Henry (a bit boring though)
Bryn (acceptable with no Welsh links, d'ya think?)

Any ideas?

legallyblond Thu 06-Oct-11 13:23:35

Oh, and I don't really like Old Testament names... not sure why, I just don't!

Psammead Thu 06-Oct-11 13:45:57

I do like Bryn.

Rory
Patrick
Oscar
Heath
Joseph
Tristan
Bennet
Angus

Sorry, there are some New Testament names in there, I know.

Psammead Thu 06-Oct-11 13:46:45

Oh. Old Testament, sorry. None of them, I think!

Jojay Thu 06-Oct-11 13:48:30

My boys are Jasper, Edward and Dominic.

Meteorite Thu 06-Oct-11 13:50:27

Sebastian, Alexander and Henry are all nice smile

legallyblond Thu 06-Oct-11 14:05:10

Thanks!

Liking Patrick (is nn Paddy acceptable? - I like!) and Edward (but there is one in our family already....).

Dominic is out as its my sister's ex-husband's name!

I ADORE Jasper (and to a lesser extent Oscar - feel its a bit overused), but really doesn't work with our surname....

Joseph = Old T wink

Mysecretumbrella Thu 06-Oct-11 14:12:42

I love all your names - we are expecting DC2 and our top boys names atm are Sebastian and Rory (or Ruari).

How about Laurence (nn Larry/Laurie) or Benedict?

Also love your girls names too! DD is one of them.

evamummy Thu 06-Oct-11 14:15:38

I like Bryn, Arthur and Jasper. How about Quentin, Felix or Dexter?

Love Valentina, Anna and Greta.

2marys Thu 06-Oct-11 14:19:09

the Scottish/Irish variants?
Ian/Iain
Hamish/Seamus
Archie
Sean
Ranald

others
Tristram
Giles
Piers
Edmund
Benedict
Barnaby
Bartholomew (Bart)
Oliver
Guy
Francis

the roman
Quentin
Miles/Milo
Magnus
Marcus
Augustus/Auguste

legallyblond Thu 06-Oct-11 14:20:53

Mysecretumbrella....! My brother is a Laurence and my nephew (sister's son) is Benedict!

Scathac Thu 06-Oct-11 20:23:05

Miles

magicstar78 Thu 06-Oct-11 20:28:46

None of them really fit your description but on the list for me at the moment are

Ty
Leonard
Gray
Finnian
Oswald
Rupert
Fergus
Gabe

We also have two DSs Rohan Hamish and Darwin Cassius

Not sure that I'll be that much help!

MummyAbroad Thu 06-Oct-11 20:55:41

I like the name Xavier (pronounces Sa - vee- air), but it is the name of an ex boyfriend so I cant use it!

I also like Troy

any good?

pilates Fri 07-Oct-11 11:59:49

Alexander Henry sounds very nice.

Also like Arthur.

MamaLazarou Fri 07-Oct-11 14:33:00

How about Lucien or Angelo?

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