Advanced search

boy's name help!

(19 Posts)
Christelle2207 Fri 19-Jul-13 09:03:46

DS (or DD?) due in two weeks! having real difficulty agreeing on a boy's name, there are literally no names we both like and that go with our surname so compromise is necessary. Lots of girl's names options on the other hand so almost hoping for a girl so that we can pick a name we both like.

So we have the following shortlist of sorts, in each case one of us likes and the other is tolerant but a bit "meh". We may have agreed on Alexander for middle name but that's a thread for another day and first things first, eh?

Honest opinions on the following welcomed!!

BTW we have both strong Scottish and welsh connections but we live in England.


Wbdn28 Fri 19-Jul-13 09:13:24

I like Elliot, Tristan and Leo, and think Tristan goes best with Alexander. Tristan Alexander would be a great name smile

soontobeslendergirl Fri 19-Jul-13 10:50:14

What are your girls options? Just to get a better idea of taste as the boys list is quite disparate I think.

My favourites from your list are Fraser, Elliot and Iwan. Leo is okay but I'm not keen on Tristan (a bit posh!) and Brendan is not to my taste at all. I'm imagining a middle aged man in a cardigan.

Being a Scot, I probably would substitute Euan or Ewan for Iwan but I'd through in Gethin to represent the Welsh side grin

soontobeslendergirl Fri 19-Jul-13 10:51:19

throw in not through! don't know what is up with me today smile

Christelle2207 Fri 19-Jul-13 12:20:01

I'm the welsh one and I like Gethin but dh thinks awkward to pronounce??!

We don't actually know any Tristans so it feels very neutral to both of us, unlike almost any other name which has some connotation or other.

For girls we're thinking Isla, Elsa/ Ailsa, Poppy, Penelope, Rose/Rosie

soontobeslendergirl Fri 19-Jul-13 12:43:53

re Tristan - I'm probably harking back to that George and Mildred sitcom when Tristram was the posh little boy next door grin

Is Gethin hard to pronounce? I thought you just say it as it looks confused

I think Isla and Elsa/Ailsa are similar in feel to Fraser & Iwan (and Gethin grin ), Rose/Rosie is similar in feel to Elliot and Leo and Tristan is similar to Poppy and Penelope. Brendan is theme all by itself grin

stleger Fri 19-Jul-13 12:55:47

George and Mildred... I had forgotten them!

April13 Fri 19-Jul-13 12:58:24

I love Frase and I think Fraser Alexender goes well. I see Brendan as an old name, but I must admit there have been a few Brendans recently. I am not keen on Tristan, i think it reminds me of Home and Away or Neighbours? Elliot and Iwan don't offend me, but neither do they grab either...not keen on Leo (Leo the Lion is all I can think about?!)

Fraser, Kerr and Ross are on my shortlist for boys names although DH thinks it'll be getting named after him if we have a boy...

Love Isla too, also on my shortlist along with Eilidh and Roisin x

soontobeslendergirl Fri 19-Jul-13 13:20:01

I wanted Kerr April. OH wanted we have Ciar smile

We had Kirsty or Mairi for girls but my current favourite is Lorna. <disclaimer OH had the snip 10 years ago and we are too old for anymore!>

soontobeslendergirl Fri 19-Jul-13 13:22:11

we also talked about Ross for No1 son - that ended up as a choice between Gregor and Craig. I liked Fraser a lot but it was OHs ex's Dad so not a good choice - especially as he was a bit of an a'hole.

MustafaCake Fri 19-Jul-13 13:23:53

How about Keir Alexander?

Fabulous name IMHO and quite like Kerr/Ciaran?

shoobidoo Fri 19-Jul-13 13:36:06

Tristan definately! Great strong classic that isn't overused.

I don't like Brendan or Iwan and find Elliot a little feminine (esp. the nickname Ellie).

NowPlayingZone Mon 22-Jul-13 22:21:56

Dislike Tristan & iwan.
Others are nice.


bodiddly Mon 22-Jul-13 22:27:46

Logan, Brynley, Toby ...

AngusAndElspethsThistleWhistle Tue 23-Jul-13 00:49:39

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Tue 23-Jul-13 09:14:56

Gethin, "awkward"? is it hard to say? I am not Welsh is there an extra lilt or something not clear from how you spell it?

Ciaran is a good idea. Or Keir.

Gethin might be a non-runner but that's my favourite.
Next Ciaran.
Then a tie between Leo (mentioned lots on Baby Names lately) and Fraser which grew on me during time I lived in Scotland.

Christelle2207 Sun 28-Jul-13 14:01:52


So I dont see the issue with Gethin either, I think dh is using Pronunciation concerns as an excuse.

Brendan now off the list (thanks!) as is Iwan for first name purposes.
Fraser is prob my favourite but we have a Scottish (mc..) surname which means it goes nicely but eg Fraser Alexander Mc... Sounds "too" scottish to me, given that despite having a Scottish granddad, the child will have a very English upbringing. Given that I'm actually welsh, this doesnt sit comfortabLy with me so need to try and wangle some welshness or failing that some neutrality in there somewhere.

On another note, do you prefer Isla Penelope or Isla Genevieve? and is Isla as ridiculously popular as all that? We dont know any, but dont really know any school age children.

soontobeslendergirl Sun 28-Jul-13 20:02:28

Fraser Gethin Mc?
Evan Fraser Mc
Fraser Arwyn Mc
Fraser Dylan Mc
Alexander Gethin Mc

soontobeslendergirl Sun 28-Jul-13 20:09:06

I'm afraid that neither Penelope or Genevieve do anything for me - i'd go welsh and have:

Isla Rhian
Isla Eleri

.......or actually i'd have

Lorna Eirlys grin

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now