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Mostly granddaddy boys name short list

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birdofthenorth Mon 05-Nov-12 07:57:42

So scan revealed it's a boy!

Looking for a vintagey but not madly popular name, current ideas DH and I both like are

Arthur
Rupert
Henry (too popular?)
Leonard
Herbert/ Herbie
Elton
Franklin
Aidan (lost its vintage feel?)
And the wildcard -Tavish?!

What do you think?

birdofthenorth Mon 05-Nov-12 08:00:38

Oh and Patrick, too

flopsy1974 Mon 05-Nov-12 08:22:18

Love Patrick and Arthur. Both great names. Not keen on the rest smile

Wetthemogwai Mon 05-Nov-12 08:23:45

I like Henry but the rest don't do much for me, sorry

SirDoris Mon 05-Nov-12 08:27:17

Aidan. But then I'm biased about that one.

PurplePidjin Mon 05-Nov-12 08:31:51

Claude (known as George) on one side of my family, Kenneth on the other

Both vetoed by dp and me but might be more to your taste?

cashmere Mon 05-Nov-12 08:36:22

Henry is very popular.
I like Arthur and Franklin.
Don't like Leonard or Aiden.
What about Albert or Alfred?

smable Mon 05-Nov-12 09:43:11

We had Leonard on our final list so i say go with that, i also like Rupert, Patrick, Arthur and Herbie (but not Herbert). We went with Laurence (Laurie) in the end which i'm told is quite 'old man'

AnathemaDevice Mon 05-Nov-12 09:50:42

I love Patrick, but I've never been able to use it as DH doesn't like it.

Not too keen on the others, sorry. How about Francis, rather than Franklin, for a name that can be shortened to Frank/Frankie?

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 05-Nov-12 09:52:09

Arthur! I love it!

birdofthenorth Mon 05-Nov-12 10:43:16

Thanks all -not much consensus but Arthur relatively well liked?

Forgot to add that Rex is on the list, though I'm guessing that's a marmite one!

birdofthenorth Mon 05-Nov-12 10:57:46

Other contenders are

Gabriel
Gilbert
Kingsley

Are these getting worse not better?!

RubyFakeNails Mon 05-Nov-12 11:05:03

Getting worse. I think Gilbert sounds like you're taking the piss.

Gabriel is nice, I wouldn't say its vintage and is quite popular.

Kingsley is alright, to me it has the same connotations as names like Leighton, Clayton, Leroy, Travis etc not really vintage.

Arthur I like.

What about (an I'm basically trying to remember my granddads friends)

Reg
Albert
Winston
Ted (think he was an Edward)
Wally (was a walter)
Nelson
Stanley
Isaac
Hector
Charlie/Archie/Bobby/Harry/Freddie
Sidney
Monty

Methe Mon 05-Nov-12 11:07:32

Barnaby
Wilfred
Frank?

I like Rupert from your list but not really keen on any of the rest and I agree wholeheartedly with ruby, Gilbert would be cruel!

flyoverthegoldenhill Mon 05-Nov-12 11:13:50

I love Herbert.

PurplePidjin Mon 05-Nov-12 13:33:33

Reginald
Cyril
Jonathan
James (Jim)
Edward
Maurice
Howard
Derek
Terrence (Terry)

Just thinking of all my elderly relatives and their friends!

bigbluebump Mon 05-Nov-12 14:38:16

Love Leonard and Arthur. How about Quentin or Clement?

StarsGhostTail Mon 05-Nov-12 14:46:40

Tom
William
Alan
Stephen
Cecil

my Grandfathers and their brothers

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 05-Nov-12 17:28:31

Gilbert? As in What's Eating Gilbert Grape? Please don't do it!

Gabriel is nice!

Kingsley is a bit much though I too like it,in theory.

Arthur is the stand out name I think. Arthur Gabriel sounds great as a first/middle combination.

Everlong Mon 05-Nov-12 18:40:17

Gabriel
Gilbert
Rex

Awesome.

ArthurandGeorge Mon 05-Nov-12 19:16:51

Arthur is lovely.

Victor
Ramsay
Cy
Percy

Fifi2406 Mon 05-Nov-12 19:41:42

Rupert or Franklin! I loveeeeee

hellokitty123 Mon 05-Nov-12 19:57:43

Love Rupert and Leonard!

amck5700 Mon 05-Nov-12 20:42:18

Miles
Robert (Bert)
Nigel
Jeremy
Crispin

out of your list - Patrick is nice

CaseyShraeger Mon 05-Nov-12 20:49:18

I actually like Gilbert (I think down to a teenage crush on Jonathan Crombie as Gilbert Blythe in Anne of Green Gables but I'm painfully aware that no one else seems to. I like Arthur, Henry, Franklin, Patrick and Gabriel.

Miles? Cyrus? Silas? Rufus? Wilfred?

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