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Need some serious help...or a slap.

(26 Posts)
HappyGoLuckyGirl Sun 21-Apr-13 18:22:52

Okay, so we've got 7 weeks to due date for our baby boy and we haven't got a firm handle on any names. Not even potential names! The problem is, I'll suggest a name and then start to go off it. It's really winding me up.

We haven't been able to find any name that really grabs us, it's more of a 'yeah, that's might be nice' response. From both of us too, it's not as if one of us is being really fussy. Maybe we're just weird. hmm

So far these are the names we have thought about:

Caleb - DP isn't keen
Toby - I'm not keen
Samuel - DP not keen
Elijah - we both like but is a relatively new one so may start to go off it soon angry
Jonah - DP likes but I don't

It's driving me mental. Any suggestions? From the list or new ones? His middle name is going to be Alex and his last name Farrell.

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Sun 21-Apr-13 18:29:36


Clargo55 Sun 21-Apr-13 18:52:20

How about ...
Tobias (nn Toby for DH)
Elias (nn Eli)

Try not to worry too much. Hopefully you will have a list drawn up and when you see him one will just feel 'right'.

HagsFlungOut Sun 21-Apr-13 19:07:13

All those names are Biblical, so if they're not pressing the right button how about looking elsewhere? You could try just browsing internet sites for ideas - and I don't mean "baby name" sites. Try looking at cast lists on IMDB for instance - completely random assortments of names, whether of actors or characters.

peanutMD Sun 21-Apr-13 19:15:54

Jacob goes well

HappyGoLuckyGirl Sun 21-Apr-13 19:26:36

Hags shock I totally didn't realise all the names are biblical! We aren't particularly religious either... confused Thanks for the IMDB tip.

Doctrine Clargo and Peanut We vetoed each of those early on but thank you smile

We'll probably end up doing what Clargo suggested, just have a list and pick when we see him.

xigris Sun 21-Apr-13 19:30:25

I like all the names you listed OP, especially Jonah. How about:


Good luck! I found the whole name business quite stressful especially as DH was a total PITA about it all!

soontobeslendergirl Sun 21-Apr-13 21:05:27

Is it just me that actually likes Alex Farrell as the actual name rather than the middle name? I think that sounds great.

Alex Elijah Farrell - there you go, job done! Next..........

thermalsinapril Sun 21-Apr-13 21:08:10


andrews81 Sun 21-Apr-13 21:26:18

My boys are called Logan and Taylor smile

HappyGoLuckyGirl Sun 21-Apr-13 21:40:22

xigris I know the feeling! DP hasn't really been forthcoming with names... men

soontobe It is a great name but happens to be DP's! grin

soontobeslendergirl Sun 21-Apr-13 21:59:21

Ah - that'll be why it has a nice ring to it smile Well done your DP's parents!

we had a couple of possibles for No1 son but didn't like any of them when he was born - we picked something a few days later. For No2 son, we didn't bother beforehand and he was nameless for a week and half. I wouldn't worry too much, you'll think of something.

I like the sound of Gregor Alex or James Alex. or how about Peter Alex?

wiltingfast Mon 22-Apr-13 17:56:15



Tbh for me it took a while for baby and name to settle in together...

silverstreak Mon 22-Apr-13 19:22:57

I wouldn't stress too much about only having 7 weeks to go, that's heaps of time - me & my OH didn't find out our baby's sex prior to the birth & altho we were pretty decided on girls names we were totally still looking up boys names in the delivery room!! Thankfully for our poor decision-making skills it turned out to be a girl, but some of our choices were Barnabus/Barney, Sebastian, Zachary... cant remember any more, I was a tad distracted by that point! smile If it helps, one of my main concerns was what it would be shortened to as everyone almost always abbreviates...but did you know you have up to 6 weeks after the birth to register the name?? So really you have 13 weeks to decide! Plus apparently its also super-easy to change the name at any point all the way up until the wee one is a year old...not good for the indecisive but handy to know if you decide on something majorly off the wall..! smile good luck!!

Michellephant Tue 23-Apr-13 14:21:51

Not a name beginning with N or he will be "NAF" which isn't a particularly positive word... or a nae beginning with F for that matter :p

Leighton? Liam? Everyone likes a "LAF" lol.

Bringmewineandcake Wed 24-Apr-13 01:03:28

Don't worry too much - during my contractions DH kept trying to get me to decide on names...not happening obviously. When I'd gathered myself together after birth / stitches etc, realised DD looked exactly like a name that didn't even make our short list. Babies have their own way sometimes.

fussychica Wed 24-Apr-13 17:18:25

How about Adam Farrell if you like Alex Farrell? Otherwise Nathan, James, Daniel - oh they've already been suggested - great minds.....grin

HappyGoLuckyGirl Fri 26-Apr-13 00:10:47

I keep telling people we are going to decide when he's born and let everyone know then.

Mainly because I don't want people to tell me their opinions on any name we decide. I don't need to be put off anymore than I am already!

Anjou Sun 28-Apr-13 07:58:44


toffeelolly Sun 28-Apr-13 08:06:26

My boy"s are called Jude and Alfie. I also like Archie, Ollie , Seth, Cody, Freddie .

Birdies Sun 28-Apr-13 10:55:42

Elijah is a gorgeous name

OneFingerSjupesUpTheYoni Sun 28-Apr-13 11:01:11

My sister chose brandon for my nephew.... had an emcs and in her haze went ''thomas, we're calling him thomas'' bil didn't mind and 6 years on toms grand grin

We settled on names early in each pregnancy then around 3 weeks before they were due i did an omg i hate them, they ended up with totally different names!

OneFingerSjupesUpTheYoni Sun 28-Apr-13 11:02:09

My sister chose brandon for my nephew.... had an emcs and in her haze went ''thomas, we're calling him thomas'' bil didn't mind and 6 years on toms grand grin

We settled on names early in each pregnancy then around 3 weeks before they were due i did an omg i hate them, they ended up with totally different names!

Theres no point getting too het up, you may well change your mind easier said than done i know

OneFingerSjupesUpTheYoni Sun 28-Apr-13 11:02:40

I could've sworn i hit preview blush

Ruprekt Sun 28-Apr-13 11:03:14

Jude Alex Farrell sounds very cool.

Jude gets my vote!

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