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Ok, here is my boy name longlist

(40 Posts)
YouCanBe Wed 28-Nov-12 14:26:25

I am finding boy's names much harder than girls.
Would anyone like to cross some off for me, or highlight the best ones please?

What do you think?

Eli
Otis
Rudy
Reuben
Thomas
Benjamin
Saul
Louis
Samuel
Brendan
Otto
Rory
Gregor
Elias
Solomon
Leo
Russell
Glynn
James
Amos
Robin
Sonny
Miles
Ross

Ebb Wed 28-Nov-12 14:30:06

I like Reuben, Thomas, Benjamin, Samuel and James. I'm not very adventurous. grin The only names I really don't like are Gregor, Russell, Glyn and Sonny.

Drmcdreamyswife Wed 28-Nov-12 14:33:44

I love Reuben.

Benjamin and Samuel are lovely too. Not keen on Glynn or sonny. Hate Gregor once taught the most annoying one!

TheEnthusiasticTroll Wed 28-Nov-12 14:34:16

Eli
Rueben
James

Can I add Toby.

Drmcdreamyswife Wed 28-Nov-12 14:34:38

Oo how similar I was to Ebb!

EIizaDay Wed 28-Nov-12 14:35:45

You've got some nice normal boys names (Robin, James, Ross, Thomas etc) and then you've put in some pet dog names (Eli, Rudy, Otto)

YouCanBe Wed 28-Nov-12 14:36:44

I do like Toby but he is my nephew!!

YouCanBe Wed 28-Nov-12 14:37:19

I like dogs. blush

dreamingofsun Wed 28-Nov-12 14:39:43

gregor is my favourite. i would have loved a greg. its a sort of go anywhere name that is well known but not common

YouCanBe Wed 28-Nov-12 14:41:52

So Sonny, Glynn, and Gregor are looking to go at this early stage. (DH doesn't like any of those three either to tell the truth.)

BeingCrazyKeepsMeSain Wed 28-Nov-12 14:42:10

Love Reuben.
Not to keen on Sonny.

YouCanBe Wed 28-Nov-12 14:42:33

Ah, cross posts with a positive Gregor view.
I like it!

Gwennan Wed 28-Nov-12 14:55:58

I like:
Eli
Otis
Reuben
Louis
Leo
Robin
Miles

The following name are classics. Personally, I like them but people will call them boring -on Mumsnet-. Don't let them put you off!
Thomas
Benjamin
Samuel
James

Littlecherublegs Wed 28-Nov-12 14:57:15

Another vote for Gregor!

Also like Leo, Amos, and Louis, and you cant really go wrong with James.

Not keen on Glyn, Otto, Otis, Rudy, Sonny or Miles.

evamummy Wed 28-Nov-12 15:36:50

I particularly like
Otis
Amos
Robin
Reuben

I don't like Otto, Rudy, Miles, Sunny or Gregor.

nahla321 Wed 28-Nov-12 15:38:08

Reuben, Rudy or Otto x

giraffe213 Wed 28-Nov-12 15:51:14

My favourites:
Reuben
Thomas
Benjamin
Samuel
Louis
Gregor
James
Amos

Otis reminds me of the aardvark from CBBC.
Rudy reminds me of that weird animal in Ice Age 3.
I like all the others well enough, apart from maybe Leo, but I couldn't really say why. And Sonny, is it short for anything? It doesn't somehow seem like a 'real' name.

MunchkinsMumof2 Wed 28-Nov-12 19:22:30

Otis
Saul
Otto
Sonny are my faves

Absolutely love Robin and Elias.

Smudging Wed 28-Nov-12 21:19:49

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yourclavicle Wed 28-Nov-12 21:28:06

it is really freaking me out that you have my 2 boys names on there, right beside each other and in correct order of birth!

TenthMuse Wed 28-Nov-12 21:36:40

You've got a real mixed bag here! Would take out:

Eli
Rudy
Saul
Brendan
Gregor
Solomon
Russell
Glynn
Sonny
Miles
Ross

My favourites are Otto, Rory, Robin and Reuben.

YouCanBe Wed 28-Nov-12 21:52:36

Hmm. I can't see a definite pattern emerging yet. Except most everyone seems to like Reuben!

I wonder which two yourclavicle!

sleepychunky Wed 28-Nov-12 21:58:31

My two boys are Samuel and Benjamin, so I obviously like them! Of the others, Thomas is a middle name for one of mine, so another tick. If we had another DS I would seriously be considering Reuben and Amos (although DH would have strong words to say!) I would not have Russell, Brendan, Glynn, Sonny or Miles - not that I really dislike the names but mainly because they are very specific to individuals I know.
Not sure if that's helpful at all...

YouCanBe Wed 28-Nov-12 21:59:03

It is a mixed bag, maybe because DH pretty much doesn't like anything, so I am trying to cast my net wide! But also I don't really know what I am looking for I guess.
This is helpful though, it clarifies your own thoughts I think. To see what others think. smile

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