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Jilly Cooper Novel/Roman Emperor venn diagram

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Lambzig Fri 12-Oct-12 21:40:03

DH and I are stuck for a boys name shortlist for DC2. We had no boys names first time around and luckily DC1 was a girl. DC2 is due in three weeks or so and we have absolutely no boys names that we agree on and are driving each other nuts.

DH thinks all the names I like are too public schoolboy and like characters from Jilly Cooper novels (admittedly Rupert would be my first choice).

He only seems to like Roman Emperor names as the few suggestions he has made (he prefers just to say no to all of mine) are things like Augustus, Aurelius and Caesar which I think take an awful lot of carrying off.

So are there any names out there that would cross over on a Jilly Cooper/classical roman or greek venn diagram?

AgathaTrunchbull Fri 12-Oct-12 21:45:03

Lysander
Marcus
Hadrian
Marius
Justin

Any good?

RancerDoo Fri 12-Oct-12 21:47:20

Hector (lysander Hawkleys brother)
August (ok this isnt either categoy, but it could be)
Constant (as august)

dearprudence Fri 12-Oct-12 21:48:55

Isa.

Ohsiena Fri 12-Oct-12 21:51:57

Marcus
Julian
Anthony
Bruno

EdithWeston Fri 12-Oct-12 21:52:22

Alexander (to be known as Xan) from Octavia - not as far out as Lysander, good Greek origins, very Jilly nn, and would work with a later Rupert should you have further DSes and wear him down a bit.

Rupert is yummy.

I think Horace is due a revival. Love Hector. Justin is good too. And am rather fond of Julian.

Lambzig Fri 12-Oct-12 22:39:50

I love Lysander, but DH has already said no to that along with Julian.

Hector is good, but what would you shorten it to?

I know an awful (adult) Marcus.

Not fond of Justin (cannot get past that ridiculous what do you call a man with a small penis joke)

TheCamelSmoothie Sat 13-Oct-12 01:28:08

The Hector I know is Hex to his friends...

mrsXsweet Sat 13-Oct-12 09:29:05

I LOVE Rupert but my husband won't consider it either sad

evamummy Sat 13-Oct-12 22:18:56

I love Quentin, Tristan, Thaddeus and Constantine.

The problem with Hector is its meaning (to bully) and the nickname Heck grin

bigbluebump Sat 13-Oct-12 22:38:47

Love Lysander. Also Aurelius, Julius, Quentin, Hugo and Clement. Or how about Darius?

MadBusLadyHauntsTheMetro Sun 14-Oct-12 19:22:27

Aurelia is lovely for a girl, might be one to keep in mind.

Atticus
Julius
Marius
Gaius (pr Guy-us I would say, but double-check with an actual classicist!)
Magnus
Lucius
Cornelius
Titus
Septimus
Constantine
Theophilus

Tristan, Atticus and Thaddeus all gorgeous. I wanted a Thaddeus but dp thought I'd gone mad!

MadBusLadyHauntsTheMetro Sun 14-Oct-12 19:31:08

Ooh ooh - Sirius!

MadBusLadyHauntsTheMetro Sun 14-Oct-12 19:31:28

(RemusLupin made me think of it.)

smile

Can we add Remus to the list too?

Lambzig Mon 15-Oct-12 16:13:56

I like Thaddeus particularly and quite a few of these, but think they might be quite hard to pull off.

Am losing patience with DH as anything I suggest gets shot down while he doesnt bother to suggest anything himself.

Am hoping baby will just come out looking like a ........

PestoSandalissimos Mon 15-Oct-12 16:21:43

Hector shortens to Flippin wink

lambethlil Mon 15-Oct-12 16:30:28

Max
Rufus
Felix

AgathaTrunchbull Mon 15-Oct-12 19:29:00

MadBusLady: yep, you're right on the pronunciation of Gaius, but wouldn't advise it as a baby name. Children INEVITABLY pronounce it 'Gay-us' the first time they see it.

Decimus
Titus
Quintus
Kaeso (very, very old Roman first name!)
Numerius
Ambrose
Miltiades
Themistocles

Running out of ideas!

MoelFammau Mon 15-Oct-12 19:36:57

Horatio
Tiberius
Antonius
Magnus

MoelFammau Mon 15-Oct-12 19:58:16

Vilinus
Ares (Roman name for Mars)
Apollo
Caius
Cato
Cicero
Evander
Lucretius
Nicandro
Tacitus

Or just call the wee lad Roman.

RillaBlythe Mon 15-Oct-12 23:05:41

Flavian.
Bevis.
Aquila.

Am attempting to channel Rosemary Sutcliff here!

Lambzig Wed 17-Oct-12 16:17:59

Oh I like Rufus and Felix. Doesn't rufus mean red head though?

Wow at some of the names you are all coming up with - the benefits of a classical education I guess. Think they are a bit too roman and not enough jilly cooper though.

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