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emsyj Sat 22-Sep-12 21:32:09

We don't know what sex DC2 is so we're having to think of both girl and boy names, which is proving very very very hard as we are very short of ideas on either count.

But... I do like Oliver (discounted as too popular) and Otto (discounted as our immediate neighbour's grandson is called Otto, and he visits a lot so feels too close.

So if anyone has any O names please share grin.

MrClaypole Sat 22-Sep-12 21:34:31

How about:

Oscar
Omar
Oisin
Otis
Orlando
Owen

emsyj Sat 22-Sep-12 21:38:48

Quite like Oscar but clashes with surname - and I like Owen, that's provisionally on the list.

A good friend of mine had a rabbit called Otis, so it is forever a bunny's name to me. Orlando is much too out-there for me.

SirGOLDBoobs Sat 22-Sep-12 21:39:32

Owen
Oisin
Octavous
Odysseus
Olav
Ori
Oscar
Osiris
Oswin
Oswald

emsyj Sat 22-Sep-12 21:52:08

So far Owen is top of the list!

jkklpu Sat 22-Sep-12 21:54:35

Otto
Oberon
Osbert
Ozymandias

sorry, not a terribly helpful post there, I suspect

oh, Oliver

baskingseals Sat 22-Sep-12 21:57:40

what about Orion?

star in the sky

IHeartKingThistle Sat 22-Sep-12 21:59:42

I know of an Orsino and an Octavian (Otty).

BananaBubbles Sat 22-Sep-12 22:04:21

Owen
Oscar
Otis
Ozias
Oisin

BananaBubbles Sat 22-Sep-12 22:05:48

Orion
Oswin

Asmywhimsytakesme Sat 22-Sep-12 22:11:11

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

amck5700 Sat 22-Sep-12 22:17:51

Ogilvie
Oberon
Orrick
Onslow
Oleg
Oaks
Osborn
Orson
Odin
Orpheus
Oakley
Ondre

PopOozeTheFastest Sat 22-Sep-12 22:23:23

Sorry, why does the name have to start with an O? As letters of the alphabet go, it's a fairly limited one smile.

That said, I do like Owen, Oscar & Orion. Possibly October or Oakley?

emsyj Sat 22-Sep-12 22:43:09

It doesn't have to, I'm just struggling to find boys' names that I like and I seem to like a few 'O' ones so thought I'd try and find some more.

Other suggestions are welcome, but I am very awkward and hate most boys' names!

tuckingfits Sat 22-Sep-12 22:45:03

I know someone with a little bit called Oren...

tuckingfits Sat 22-Sep-12 22:45:20

*boy

FreakOfNature Sat 22-Sep-12 22:46:55

How about Obi?

MerylStrop Sat 22-Sep-12 22:48:36

Ozzie

Cherrypieplum Sat 22-Sep-12 22:51:26

Oren is welsh for orange!

delilah88 Sun 23-Sep-12 12:14:31

Orsen, like Orsen Welles? I don't like it particularly. Odin is a name I like.

From Wikipedia:
Odin (play /ˈoʊdɨn/; from Old Norse Óðinn) is a major god in Norse mythology and the ruler of Asgard.[1] Homologous with the Old English "Wōden" and the Old High German "Wôdan",[2] the name is descended from Proto-Germanic "*Wodanaz" or "*Wōđanaz". "Odin" is generally accepted as the modern English form of the name, although, in some cases, older forms may be used or preferred. His name is related to ōðr, meaning "fury, excitation," besides "mind," or "poetry." His role, like that of many of the Norse gods, is complex. Odin is a principal member of the Æsir (the major group of the Norse pantheon) and is associated with war, battle, victory and death, but also wisdom, magic, poetry, prophecy, and the hunt. Odin has many sons, the most famous of whom is Thor.

delilah88 Sun 23-Sep-12 12:15:16

Sorry that was a bit messy! Do consider Odin though. I met a man called it and it seemed normal and fun as a name.

youarewinning Sun 23-Sep-12 12:35:05

I like Owen too! I know a lovely little Oscar.

Oakley is growing on me.

How about using Ollie or Ozzie instead of Oliver or Oscar? You could use them as nn or as actual name iyswim?

YouMayLogOut Sun 23-Sep-12 12:47:18

I like Owen best of the ideas so far. I think all the sensible "O" names have been mentioned already so will throw out a few starting with other letters...

Ethan
Jasper
Liam
Alexander
Benedict
Aidan
Felix
Vincent
Saul
Maxwell
Dominic
Richard
Samson
Peter
Nathaniel
Matthias
Dunstan
Elliot
Alban
Joel
Gregory
Luke
Miles
Edwin
Harrison
Tristan
Lawrence
Malachi
Nicholas

emsyj Sun 23-Sep-12 12:56:18

DH suggested Saul this morning - do you pronounce it like Paul but with an 'S'? confused DH seems to think you say it 'Soul'.... Is that true?

Quite like Felix and Jasper from your list YouMay - there are a few on there that we couldn't use, e.g. Nicholas is DH's name grin. I also have a godson called Peter, which otherwise would be a lovely choice. Gregory and Alexander are also nice, although not keen on Greg as a short form.

Is Owen a fairly neutral name in terms of class/background? DD has a very neutral name and I think when you see her full name/surname combo you wouldn't be able to 'place' her IYSWIM - Owen appeals to me in the same way. Does anyone know many Owens? I don't think I've ever met one.

ilovesprouts Sun 23-Sep-12 13:01:02

my grandsons called oakley hes 2 now grin

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