I'm new on here and have spent hours trawling through old posts on boys names and I still can't settle on one. I have the below shortlist that I change my mind on daily. Not even sure if it's a boy but have girls name sorted so would just really love opinions on what's good and bad from below....
Seth Arlo Elden Arthur Miles Rupert
Some days I like them, some days I panic that I'll decide a year on I don't like one of them!
Seth - like, good classic name Arlo - like Elden - umm, never heard of this one. You'd be forever having to explain/spell Arthur - OK, perhaps a bit fusty Miles - great, like this Rupert - rather stuffy
What is it with Arlo and mumsnet! I have never come across this name in real life and tbh not convinced its really a name. Sounds like a brand of dog food or low-fat margerine. It's terrible and will date.
That off my chest Arthur and Rupert are fine and classic - though Rupert has camp bear associations. Seth sounds incomplete and has overtones of malice - have you read Cold Comfort Farm? Once read, Seth can never be forgotten!
Don't like Miles. Elden is weird. Sorry not to be more positive.
Maybe you would like: Ethan Sebastian (Seb) Nathaniel (Nate) Guy
Love love love Seth. I like Miles and Rupert. Arlo is a bit precious I think. Arthur is very meh, and is everywhere. I'm on the fence with Elden - I either love it or I hate it, I'm really not sure which! I think I might love it...!
And tbh, the one you decide on will be your DS's name, you will love it because it will be his name!
Thank you all for your comments, the honesty made me smile. I found myself wanting to defend certain names after some of the comments so I guess that means I have some faves after all! Everyone has such different taste I guess you have to just go with what you really like (within reason)
I'm expecting ds3 in approx. 4 weeks and been really struggling too. From your list, Miles is my favourite and is actually the highest on our list too. But like you say, you'll always find someone who doesn't like a name so go with what YOU like