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cantbloodywellchoose Wed 22-May-13 21:37:18

I need help! DS3 due in July. DS1 is Barnaby, DS2 is Rory. Both have nicknames but neither nn is anything to do with their actual name (ie DS1 is not a Barney, at least not yet) Surname is one syllable, pretty dull and quite common name. The 3 top contenders on the shortlist are (not in any particular order):-


We were both fixed on Fergus initially then I went off it and leaned towards Magnus which we were then fixed on until DH went off it and leaned more towards Gabriel. I do like Gabriel (esp after reading on a post on here about a baby nicknamed Baby Gabey) and I like the nn Gabe. I also like the nn Fergie but am not esp bothered by the fact that there is no obvious nn for Magnus (not Maggie!) given how current DC's nn's have evolved totally separately from their actual names.

Other names on the long list (which have all now been excluded) are below with reasons for exclusion:-

Monty: don't like fact that it's a shortened name but don't like Montague or Montgomery
Henry: northern IL's can't pronounce their H's and DH sometimes struggles
Rupert: I love. DH does not. Although he does love Rufus which I do not. Go figure...
Hector: see Henry re dropped H's
Angus: no real reason for dropping it, just feel stronger about Fergus and Magnus plus Angus and Rory might be a bit much for an entirely non Scottish family!
Wilbur: I think it's cool but I think DH thinks it's a bit silly plus BIL is Will
Oscar: me more keen than DH. Quite popular these days?
Miles: family name on my grandmother's side. DH not keen
Milo: random variation on Miles. Possibly a tad poncey?
Otis: doesn't seem to culturally fit us
Freddie: love love love for reasons quite close to me but do not like Frederick at all (or Alfred due to risk of Alfie which we're not keen on) and not keen on the idea of Freddie as a stand-alone name.

I would be grateful for views on the shortlist plus suggestions of any other names you think might work based on the long and short lists.


Oh I do love Barnaby. smile

Gabriel is lovely. I like Hector and Rupert too.

Wilfred? Near to Wilbur but could be Fred too.

QuietNinjaTardis Wed 22-May-13 21:41:14

I love Gabriel. Dh vetoed as a first name but I snuck it in as ds middle name and I still think its fab. Not keen on Magnus. Fergus is ok.

JojoMags Wed 22-May-13 22:03:27

You could shorten Wilfred to Freddie, if you like it. Also, based on your list, do you like Fraser or Otto? Don't like Milo, Miles or Otis. I like Fergus best from your shortlist. Congrats on 3 boys. Billiant!

SeashellHoarder Wed 22-May-13 22:10:40

I know a Baby magnus, I have to say it is my fave! Also quite unusual.

rachel234 Wed 22-May-13 22:15:03

Barnaby, Rory & Magnus
Barnaby, Rory & Rupert
Barnaby, Rory & Quentin
Barnaby, Rory & Reuben

Beamur Wed 22-May-13 22:18:40

Your list is great. Leave it as it is.
Have baby - then decide what suits him.
We showed our DD (6) her list of potential names a few days ago, she was very nearly Lydia or Esme. She also didn't like Calypso...(only me ever liked that one)

Still18atheart Wed 22-May-13 22:28:55

Of your three I really like Furgus and Gabriel the most

OrangeFireandGoldashes Wed 22-May-13 22:33:17

I like Fergus most from the shortlist, but I'd say it's only a little less Scottish than Angus, if that bothered you.

pygmy Wed 22-May-13 23:38:06

You have great taste; I love your boys' names!
Magnus is great and in my top three for my son.
I'm really not keen on Gabriel though.

emmyloo2 Wed 22-May-13 23:55:31

I love your taste! I love your boy's names and your proposed names.

Fergus is brilliant and this would be my first choice. Then love Magnus. Gabriel I like but I don't think it fits as well with Barnaby (which I adore) and Rory. From your other proposed names I love Hector, Otis, Rupert and Wilbur.

Angus is also nice but perhaps not as quirky as the others. Ditto Miles.

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