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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

ICanTotallyDance Mon 01-Apr-13 12:09:41

Douglas (I like this one, family name though, so I'm used hearing it often)

From your list, I really like Oscar and Thomas.

stephrick Sun 31-Mar-13 19:49:25

All the old names are coming back, I have a 11 yo Sidney at my school.

stephrick Sun 31-Mar-13 19:47:39

Bruce, no more Scottish than that.

ZolaBuddleia Sun 31-Mar-13 19:35:19

Love Brody!

nectarini1983 Fri 29-Mar-13 19:47:02

I like Dylan best of your choices.

Gingerbreadpixie Fri 29-Mar-13 16:19:40

Belle - yes I think Brody has both Scottish and American connotations, but the Scottish surname brings it firmly into the Scottish camp! Thank you smile

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

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

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

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

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.

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

I like Rowan or how about Quentin? Or Tristan?

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

Oh and we both kind of quite like Max too.

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


Like Elias a lot, but less fond of Elliot.

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

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

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

Forgot to say.... Elliott?

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...


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

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

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!

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


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

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


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


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

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

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)

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.

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