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Struggling with inspiration for boys names

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Gingerbreadpixie Wed 27-Mar-13 16:31:33

After being convinced we were having a girl from the beginning, we found out today we're actually having a boy! smile

We had a list of about 20 girls names and only a few boys names. If anyone can help with some more I'd be very grateful!

I like:

Finn (DH doesn't like)
Rowan (DH doesn't like)

Thanks x

JamieandtheMagicTorch Wed 27-Mar-13 16:34:04

Given that I had a very similar list for DS1, here are my suggestions


Gingerbreadpixie Wed 27-Mar-13 16:39:18

I really love Evan but DH has vetoed it!
Daniel is very dear to me as its a family name, but would probably go for a middle name.
I like Matthew but have never heard Asa before. How is it pronounced?

JamieandtheMagicTorch Wed 27-Mar-13 16:40:58

I have an Evan

Asa was vetoed smile

It is pronounced Ace-er

JamieandtheMagicTorch Wed 27-Mar-13 16:42:27

Sounds like your DH is more on the traditional side

I also love Patrick (hello seeker!)

WeAreNinjaNotGeisha Wed 27-Mar-13 16:46:24

It's A-sa (lovely name), as is Dylan.

Oscar is hugely popular at the moment - that and Noah.

How about Elias, George or Rhydwyn? (Gotta love a name without any vowels!)

Gingerbreadpixie Wed 27-Mar-13 16:47:55

Im fairly sure DH wont like Asa. Its funny, he liked all these mystical-sounding girls names but for a boy he's definitely more traditional. He's very keen on Oscar and it is growing on me too.

WeAreNinjaNotGeisha Wed 27-Mar-13 16:48:02

(By 'hugely popular' I mean that it may not be a good choice unless you wouldn't mind DS having a common name for his age group)

WeAreNinjaNotGeisha Wed 27-Mar-13 16:49:05

Asa definitely doesn't have an 'er' sound in our accent!

EmpireBiscuit Wed 27-Mar-13 16:49:07


JamieandtheMagicTorch Wed 27-Mar-13 16:49:16


JamieandtheMagicTorch Wed 27-Mar-13 16:50:17


You are right. It's not er as in er, but er as in racer

Gingerbreadpixie Wed 27-Mar-13 16:52:37

Ninja - Elias is close to Ellis, which I like.

I would like to find a name that's not so common but all the ones i like tend to show up in the "top 20" lists!

Gingerbreadpixie Wed 27-Mar-13 16:55:53

Oh, our surname is a Scottish "Mac...." Name btw

Rowan1204 Wed 27-Mar-13 18:16:16

I have a Rowan (can also be spellled Rohan)
And planning on naming one of my twin boys Oscar.
Other will be Arthur (Artie for short)

Sounds like we have simikar tastes, so here were some others from our shortlist...


Rowan1204 Wed 27-Mar-13 18:17:19

Forgot to say.... Elliott?

Gingerbreadpixie Wed 27-Mar-13 18:56:07

I really like Elliot, have fir a long time, but a good friend has just named his baby that. I will run some of these past DH tonight. I like Theo. Sebastian wouldn't go with our surname though I do like that too

Love Rowan (dd2 would have been it)
Like Oscar and Dylan. Don't like Finn.

Like Elias a lot, but less fond of Elliot.

Gingerbreadpixie Thu 28-Mar-13 11:18:46

All input very much appreciated!

We had a bit of a brainstorm last night and came up with some additions:


So, a bit less common than Thomas or Matthew but still not too out there for hubby's tastes. What do you think? Remember we have a very Scottish surname! smile


Gingerbreadpixie Thu 28-Mar-13 11:20:20

Oh and we both kind of quite like Max too.

bigbluebump Thu 28-Mar-13 14:14:47

I like Rowan or how about Quentin? Or Tristan?

artyone Thu 28-Mar-13 16:04:07

Lewis is a lovely name, it has a good meaning - brave warrior, it's also not too common at the moment.
I am biased though, it's my brothers name.

Gingerbreadpixie Thu 28-Mar-13 16:31:05

arty - yes, the only two Lewis's I've ever known were both nice. smile

BelleEtLaBaby Fri 29-Mar-13 15:06:56

Brody Mac-Something is nice. I'm half Scottish and I love that smile

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