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candr Mon 12-Nov-12 21:41:25

We have one DS with a 'J' name and would like a name for potential number 2 boy. Our DS1 has te name of an Australian tree (can't say as will 'out' me) Surname starts with a 'C' - any ideas?

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 12-Nov-12 21:45:33

Could we have a little more to go on? I'm not au fait with Australian trees so have no idea at all,in the slightest what you DS's name is.

What kind of names do you like?

pinkandsparklytoo Mon 12-Nov-12 21:46:57

Eucalyptus? grin

But seriously, how about Lachlan? I always liked it.

TotallyEggFlipped Mon 12-Nov-12 21:49:09

Pinkandsparkly that was what I was going to write, but I took too lOng trying to figure out how to spell it!

candr Mon 12-Nov-12 21:53:04

DS1 is named after Jarrah tree but spelt differently. I work with kids and find it so hard coming up with names that don't remind me of them. Would like another unusual name that is not really really strange. We are Aus family and going to move back in a few years.

lifesrichpageant Mon 12-Nov-12 21:55:06

Banjo! I hear it's popular in Oz (really!)

goralka Mon 12-Nov-12 21:55:52

Skippy?

ShallIJustShutUpThen Mon 12-Nov-12 22:18:36

Just done a quick scroll through my aussie friends on Facebook:

Lachlan
Jayden
Hayden
Joel
cody
Ethan
Riley
Nate
Tyler
Brandon
Kyle
Corey
Garrett
Brett
Cole
Colton
Grant
Travis
Drew
Bradley
Colby
Warwick
Warren
Jalen
Bruce
Jonah
Darryl
Jermaine
Rowan
Curtis
Jet

MaryAstor Mon 12-Nov-12 22:25:27

Bodie.

CzarChasm Tue 13-Nov-12 04:08:20

I'm not saying they don't exist, but I have never ever met anyone with the name 'Banjo' here. There was Banjo Paterson (whose real name was Andrew).

Suggestions for indigenous names:
Gelar (means 'a brother')
Lowan
Darel
Uwan
Warrun
Miro
Monti
Dheran
Callan
Nain
Warrack

tilbatilba Tue 13-Nov-12 04:34:36

I love the name Banjo and know two! Tasman is pretty Oz! What about an Australian place name that means something to you ...Darwin, Hunter, Eyre,Hobart?!

Thumbwitch Tue 13-Nov-12 04:42:33

Lachlan is MASSIVELY popular in Australia.

Glad you explained about the tree - I half thought you'd called him Jacaranda, which would be nice for a girl, less so for a boy. wink

I like Tilba's idea.

SittingBull Tue 13-Nov-12 04:47:43

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

candr Tue 13-Nov-12 21:20:46

Thanks all, some interesting ideas. There are some I like but not sure I will be able to talk DH round as a little too unusual for his tastes. Went to school with a Tucker but everyone replaced the T with an F so maybe not. Quite like Monty but my friend's dog has that name and have always liked Rowan but MIL has cat with that name. Will have to keep looking!

NormanTheForeman Tue 13-Nov-12 21:26:31

My Australian male relatives are called Dawson, David, Peter, Zynadin and Ziyrelle.

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