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What do you think? Boys names

(15 Posts)
chipsandmushypeas Tue 02-Oct-12 16:05:04

First dc due December and me and DP can't really decide still, will probably wait to meet him and then fully decide. Don't want a really traditional name as his middle name will be James and double barrelled surname. List I have so far:

Reece or Rhys

Thank you!

Psammead Tue 02-Oct-12 16:12:55


Tate is the other one I like from your list.

amck5700 Tue 02-Oct-12 16:18:17

I would spell Brody as Brodie.

That's probably my favourite.

chipsandmushypeas Tue 02-Oct-12 16:19:35

Ack, those are two of my faves and the two DP really isn't keen on sad

forevergreek Tue 02-Oct-12 16:30:59

Marlo or axel instead of ansel

chipsandmushypeas Tue 02-Oct-12 17:19:30

I like Axel.

Me and DP both like Marlo too

YouMayLogOut Tue 02-Oct-12 17:36:28

I like Sidney, but you might want to avoid Sid James!

Also like Alfie (would use Alfred as full name), and quite like Marlo, Hector and Reece (not sure Reece James works so well, as you'd have the two 1-syllable names).

So top 3 would be Alfred/Alfie James, Marlo James and Hector James.

Tate is slang for potato, Brody and Dexter too surnamey, Arthur too old man, Ansel too similar to Hansel.

chipsandmushypeas Tue 02-Oct-12 17:41:37

"Tate is slang for potato" grin

Yes, I just realised cant really use Sidney! I ink 2 syllable names sound better with James and with a db surname.

Wrt Alfie - my DP really likes it, but I just don't see it as a grown up name, and I find Alfred too old. Nice for a boy, not sure for a man iykwim

Sylphid Tue 02-Oct-12 22:55:55


DrFalks Tue 02-Oct-12 23:30:10

Alfie has become a little chavvy recently! Don't do it!

chipsandmushypeas Wed 10-Oct-12 09:50:53

Bump smile

littlemissstan Wed 10-Oct-12 09:52:33

I only know of girl Marlos... Arthur is gorgeous!

sonnieboo Wed 10-Oct-12 12:02:31

To hector means to bully/torment and a hector is a bully! Not a nice association imo!!

Alfie has become very common and overused imo.

Sidney, Ansel and Marlo are gorgeous - classic but not overused.

HiHowAreYou Wed 10-Oct-12 12:06:48

I like Marlo and Hector.

hellokitty123 Wed 10-Oct-12 12:11:07

My favourites are Dexter, Marlo and Sidney.

Really dislike Hector - the meaning would put me off, as well as the lack of nice nickname (Heck shock).

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