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flowerygirl Fri 28-Sep-12 13:13:10

I'm currently expecting and struggling to come up with boys names both me and me and DH like! We want something strong and masculline. We both like Truman but wonder if people won't like it! Really value your opinions and any other boys name suggestions!

LoveYouForeverMyBaby Thu 04-Oct-12 20:58:59

I really like the name do it!

Nospringflower Wed 03-Oct-12 17:58:11

Hal Jeffrey?

flowerygirl Wed 03-Oct-12 16:16:31

Haha yes, I just finished reading Catcher in the Rye!

Atomic bomb?! Good grief that is not a positive connotation!

Still not found the right name, watching programme credits very closely for ideas!

mathanxiety Tue 02-Oct-12 19:14:38

Holden is nice.

HmmThinkingAboutIt Tue 02-Oct-12 18:52:21

First things that Truman puts in my head; The man who dropped the atomic bomb on Japan. Or Jim Carey.

Neither are associations I'd been keen on.

SuperB0F Tue 02-Oct-12 18:37:32

Holden is nice, yes. Have you read Catcher In The Rye?

flowerygirl Tue 02-Oct-12 18:27:50

Thanks for all the suggestions. How about Holden?

Love Ewan but unfortunately there's already one in the family and I have a rule, no names already in the family!

mathanxiety Tue 02-Oct-12 17:40:57

I really like Austin ^^ -- Austin Jeffrey has a nice ring to it.

I agree with you about Sebastian and I don't like Rex. I like Conrad. Prefer Truman by a long shot over Hunter.

SuperB0F Mon 01-Oct-12 17:24:35

I like Conrad, but I'm not keen on names that sound like surnames really.

AKissIsNotAContract Mon 01-Oct-12 17:20:49

I'd go back to Truman or Hunter if I were you. Scott is boring and sounds like an'80's Kevin-type name.

amck5700 Mon 01-Oct-12 16:15:24

or Gregor/Greg

amck5700 Mon 01-Oct-12 16:14:41

Scott is nice. or how about


nooka Mon 01-Oct-12 15:54:15

I think Scott would work fine with Jeffrey, and is relatively unusual now.

Personally I don't think surnames sounds particularly masculine, after all girls/women have then too.

evamummy Mon 01-Oct-12 12:19:44

Scott Geoffrey is nice. I also like Conrad Geoffrey.

flowerygirl Sun 30-Sep-12 10:40:49

They both sound great! My husband says no to Rex though sad

I really like Scott but do you think it's boring?

AKissIsNotAContract Sun 30-Sep-12 10:05:54

I agree Sebastian is drippy. I also love Rex. Rex Truman Jeffrey sounds great as does Rex Hunter Jeffrey.

Badgerina Sun 30-Sep-12 09:56:45

Rex is cool. I'm all for pets names grin

flowerygirl Sun 30-Sep-12 09:55:20

I think surname type names sound strong and masculine! I don't know why it bothers you so much...

I think Sebastian sounds a bit drippy! Sorry I'm a tough crowd!

How about Rex? DH said it's a dog's name but I like it!

P.S I'm not American!

Flimflammery Sun 30-Sep-12 09:37:53

What about a slightly less ordinary, but still recognisably first-name, e.g. Sebastian?

Flimflammery Sun 30-Sep-12 09:36:04

Why do you keep coming up with surnames? Are you American? Conrad and Carter are both surnames too! And Carter is another US president!

flowerygirl Sun 30-Sep-12 09:31:17

I do like Harrison! But I know so many babies with that name.

My husband and his brother have very ordinary first names i.e Paul/Daniel and still get called Jeffrey by mistake. Feel like it will happen regardless so we should just choose what we want.

I agree Anderson does sound more back to front than the usual though! Bottom line is I want a masculine uncommon name that isn't 'weird' for the sake of it, which is hard!

How about Conrad? Carter?

AKissIsNotAContract Sun 30-Sep-12 07:14:52

I love Hunter as well. I'm not so keen on Anderson. How about Harrison?

mathanxiety Sun 30-Sep-12 01:56:19

I agree with those points -- people will think your DS is writing his name continental stylee.

Nothing wrong with a name like John Jeffrey, Daniel Jeffrey, Peter Jeffrey, etc.

nooka Sat 29-Sep-12 23:41:47

If your child has a relatively common first name as his surname, and a not particularly unusual surname as first name then people will get it wrong all the time. I think your son will end up being addressed as 'Jeffrey' on a regular basis which would be very annoying for him.

I don't really understand why you are so keen on using a surname as your son's first name. It makes me think of public school teachers.

Narked Sat 29-Sep-12 23:28:39

If you go for a surname sounding first name, with Jeffrey as your surname, it might sound a little back to front. Anderson Jeffrey makes me want to reverse it.

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