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Boys name inspiration needed! A sibling for Cosmo ……

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Anjou Thu 22-Nov-12 14:24:47

We?re due in late Jan/early Feb and we?re pretty sure (although not 100%) that it?s a boy. My husband and I agree on girls names 100%, but with boys ? not so much! Our little 18 month old boy is Cosmo, so we want a name that goes well with this. On my shortlist, (not necessarily my husbands though!) are:


Does anyone have any ideas of a good, kind-of-unique, strong name that would suit? I?ve gone through all sorts of lists looking for inspiration but feel I?ve looked EVERYWHERE now! All ideas are welcome!


MrsWolowitz Thu 29-Nov-12 12:38:05

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EldritchCleavage Thu 29-Nov-12 12:32:42

Like Setanta but you can't use it any more thanks to the sports channel.

amazingmumof6 Thu 29-Nov-12 02:20:54

go to - list of baby names from A-Z

amazingmumof6 Thu 29-Nov-12 02:16:29

Titus? Tristan? Ivan? Zefir?

amazingmumof6 Thu 29-Nov-12 02:14:40


amazingmumof6 Thu 29-Nov-12 02:11:53


amazingmumof6 Thu 29-Nov-12 02:00:25


BOFingTheDude Thu 29-Nov-12 01:48:22

Iggy is my fantasy boy's name. But that's short for Ignatius, which is a) my grandad's middle name, and b) a good traditional Catholic name, and c) Iggy sounds great with the surname I'd use.

Sadly, I can't have any more. Consider it my gift to you.


mathanxiety Thu 29-Nov-12 01:14:08


evamummy Wed 28-Nov-12 15:34:23

Wolfie is quite popular amongst 60+ year old men in Germany, short for Wolfgang. Not sure I like it that much... Fine for a dog though smile.

I think Cosmo is lovely and that Etienne, Quentin/Quinn and Stefan go well.

QueefLatina Wed 28-Nov-12 14:09:57

My dogs name is Wolfie. It's strange to think of kids with that name, is it popular?

Alisvolatpropiis Wed 28-Nov-12 14:00:56


bigbluebump Wed 28-Nov-12 13:39:35

I'd avoid another C name as it could get confusing (post etc).

I think that Cosmo sounds great with

EldritchCleavage Wed 28-Nov-12 13:17:44


Cosmothedog Wed 28-Nov-12 10:21:37

My dog's name is Cosmo Kramer.

monsterchild Wed 28-Nov-12 01:31:14


mathanxiety Wed 28-Nov-12 01:24:11

How about

mathanxiety Wed 28-Nov-12 01:23:27

ehem, you do know that Luca (Luke) and Jude are in the Bible?

Bessie123 Wed 28-Nov-12 00:01:41

showmethetoys I'm starting to think we're alone in this - the others might be serious shock

showmethetoys Tue 27-Nov-12 23:39:08

And I am sorry but this:

Zbigniew is pronounced Zpigg-nee-eff. Zbysz (Zpish) for short. It has visual impact.


showmethetoys Tue 27-Nov-12 23:26:55

Oh my god, I just had a coffee all over the keyboard moment at 'Pretentio'! grin

Anjou Tue 27-Nov-12 23:06:10

Great choice of name, BrightenMyNorthernSky! I do really like Magnus. Joachim is nice but my husbands 'no Biblical names' rule will never let it get on the list. I'll give you a shout if I hear you calling for Magnus in the park!

cashmere, although they're not at the top of my list, you have to love Alex James' fearlessness when it comes to naming his kids! This is just one of the many, many reasons he would make a good husband. wink

Laydeeinwaiting, yes, the surname has to fit. We're lucky that our surname goes with quite a lot. We have to steer clear of names beginning with 'B' though. BJ is not a good nickname! Shame, as a girls name I love is Blythe. As I say, we're 99% sure it's a boy though.

Luca is still peeking over the shoulder of Stellan in the name stakes. (As is Jude to a lesser extent ... currently. That could easily change over the next few weeks though). I know Luca is much more popular than Stellan, but I do like it. Baskingseals made a good point, that Stellan may be shortened to 'Stell', (although I can't imagine many would shorten it to 'Stella', LadyMargolotta? Same amount of syllables, so not really a shortening?). Then again, if you want your name to be said in full, it will be. I'm sure we all know a Michael or a James that we would never think to call Mike or Jim; it's just not their name.

Sorry, I'm waffling now! Thank again for everyones input and interest. I'm sure lots of people reading this thread, as well as me, will take inspiration from all of your suggestions! x x x

Bearandcub Mon 26-Nov-12 10:12:06


GenericDietCola Mon 26-Nov-12 10:09:24

<marking place as I'm looking for unusual names too>

Love lots of the names on this thread - hope you find a good 'un, OP!

Laydeeinwaiting Sun 25-Nov-12 22:24:14

I have to say I do like Luca(s) and Gabriel but of course all these wonderful names must also go with the surname and trying out first initial with surname smile
We could not decide on several names so gave each of our children 3 names each.
Best of luck choosing

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