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So if I was all set on George .... What else might I like?

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SadPander Wed 24-Jul-13 20:20:44

Despite my best efforts to send psychic 'not George, not George' thoughts their way the worst has happened. Not sure that this will stop me using the name if its still my number one come December, but would like to consider some alternatives in case there is something lovely I haven't thought of.

Dh would like Jacob, I'm not keen on jake though for some reason. I like fairly traditional names and would like something that I could see as cute on a cheeky, chubby baby/toddler but also suitable for a teen and adult. I'd rather it not be massively over popular, but George and Jacob are both pretty common I think so I guess this is the least important of my criteria! Any ideas please?

nemno Wed 24-Jul-13 20:25:39


These all have multiple nickname possibilities

miffybun73 Wed 24-Jul-13 20:26:51


meditrina Wed 24-Jul-13 20:27:27

I expect that by December you'll feel fine about it. George is a lovely, traditional name that will easily withstand the Cambridge blip (after all, William always sounded fine).

But if you want some others, how about: Alexander, Rupert, Richard, James, Stephen, Andrew, Philip, David, Michael, Joel?

Artijoke Wed 24-Jul-13 20:28:07


ccsays Wed 24-Jul-13 20:28:30

I was also set on George (for a boy, after my Grandpa. I'm having a girl) but a name I also really loved was Gregory. Kind of similar but different?

smokinaces Wed 24-Jul-13 20:28:45

Henry, harry, Albert, Freddie, Arthur, William, James.

fruitpastille Wed 24-Jul-13 20:31:15

Long versions for birth cert or if they want to be a judge!

SadPander Wed 24-Jul-13 20:32:56

Thanks for these, all lovely names but none of them really doing it for me if you know what I mean. Although actually there is something about rupert, I have a suspicion dh may consider this a bit 'posh' though, but will put it to him.

Meditrina I'm hoping you're right on that, 5 months is a long time isn't it?!

What about jack, is that very dull? Keep them coming if anyone has other suggestions.

fatedtopretend Wed 24-Jul-13 20:34:45


SadPander Wed 24-Jul-13 20:35:02

Also love Gregory, Sam, Harry and Charlie, but unfortunately they've all been used by immediate family. One of the pitfalls of being the youngest sibling I guess!

smokinaces Wed 24-Jul-13 20:35:33

Imo no to jack. My ds is in a small school, around 30-35 a year group. And every single year group has at least one, if not two, jacks.

What about something like Reuben, rowan, Adam, Joseph?

Or Logan, Louis, Benjamin, Leo

Dontletthemgetyoudown Wed 24-Jul-13 20:36:10

Thomas? I really like Tom but xh's eldest is Tom so was out for us to use.

I had George, jasper, Ryder on our short list but he became William.

smokinaces Wed 24-Jul-13 20:36:57

Thomas? Percy? Harold? James? Edward?

(realise I am listing character from Thomas tank now, but damm it they're good names!!)

Doilooklikeatourist Wed 24-Jul-13 20:39:27

I have a son named George ( he's a teenager , so I'm not a recent name chooser )
We also considered Harry , Frederick ( to be known as Freddie ) Daniel and Charles ( Charlie )

ZingWidge Wed 24-Jul-13 20:40:45




HesterShaw Wed 24-Jul-13 20:42:13

HAROLD? Come on!

I like Alexander.

WideScreenViper Wed 24-Jul-13 20:44:51


yummymumtobe Wed 24-Jul-13 20:45:57

We were also set on George, baby due in a month. It's such a standard name though that I I think there is no harm in using it still. Hardly like people would have thought, 'oh George, that's an interesting name I have never thought of that before'! It is from the same school as William, James, edward... Very traditional names. Not like deciding to call your baby Harper or Hero - ie not common so very clearly copied!

SadPander Wed 24-Jul-13 20:49:44

Nothing wrong with a bit of Thomas the Tank!

Joseph is lovely but also have one of those in the family I'm afraid - sorry I know I'm awkward. Am liking Benjamin and possibly Thomas (1st Bf was a Tom, is that weird?) they are both traditional and sensible for a grown up, but I can imagine them on a toddler too, just what I'm after.

Love Louis but my Surname begins with an L and I'm not sure if we could pull off the alliteration!

SadPander Wed 24-Jul-13 20:52:54

Thanks Yummy, good on you for sticking to your guns, I'm really don't want to totally rule it out just because they've used it. Should have the confidence to go with what I think and not care if others think I'm a closet Royalist copycat really shouldn't I?!

GinAndaDashOfLime Wed 24-Jul-13 20:54:24

Henry (nn can be Harry)
Alfred (nn Alfie)
Albert (nn Bertie or Albie)

MyNameIsSuz Wed 24-Jul-13 20:54:24

What about Hugo? If you like something a bit posh, cute on a toddler but classic, this could fit the bill.

Or if you like Jacob, how about Jonah?

BikeRunSki Wed 24-Jul-13 20:55:08


LittleMissMedium Wed 24-Jul-13 20:56:07

I happen to share the same last name as the royals, and George Is what we've had our hearts set on. Silly but quite gutted, it's the only name I really like.

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