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My short list... Opinions please!!

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CornishFirstTimer22 Sun 28-Jul-13 12:32:43

I'm having my first child (a boy) in three months (ish) and am trying to get a list of possible names together.

I love TONS of names, but OH is very fussy and once he likes one or two is like 'that's enough now, no need to look any more'!

So far we have...

Reuben (his fave)
Oscar (my fave, though my mum keeps telling me she doesn't like it which is very annoying!)
And new to the list, Taylor.

Any thoughts?


FromageFrog Sun 28-Jul-13 17:31:25

Noah and Nathaniel are lovley

ChippingInHopHopHop Sun 28-Jul-13 17:40:13

I wouldn't choose any of them myself, but out of those I would choose Oscar smile

However, if I were you I'd keep going until you find one you both love - you have ages yet!! Just ignore DH's protests and keep lobbing names at him that you like!

nataaaaliee92 Sun 28-Jul-13 18:06:46

Defiantly Oscar smile i seem to know alot of people going for Taylor at the minute!

Clargo55 Sun 28-Jul-13 18:18:42

OP do you like any other Cornish names?

I think Lowen and Tristan are nice.

I'm in Cornwall and Reuben is very popular near me. I know of 10.

Clargo55 Sun 28-Jul-13 18:20:28

Also agree with Fromage, Noah and Nathaniel are lovely. Do you like Nate as a nickname?

How about EIias? Nn Eli.

Wbdn28 Sun 28-Jul-13 18:24:35


Wbdn28 Sun 28-Jul-13 18:25:02

Prefer Reuben to Oscar. Taylor too surnamey.

GW297 Sun 28-Jul-13 19:21:16

Nathaniel is a great name. Harry nice too.

fluffyraggies Sun 28-Jul-13 19:28:17

So OP what would happen if you refused Reuben? Would he allow Oscar?

I don't like Taylor personally. I knew a little girl called Taylor and she was spoilt and awful. Sorry.

Oscar is V.popular. But if you love it - you have it.

Horrid when relatives pee on your parade - (your mother). Ignore. It's your baby.

hurricanemum Sun 28-Jul-13 19:43:18

Oscar - a dog
Reuben - lovely but v on trend
Taylor - don't like and I think of a girl too?

Is Jago not a Cornish surname? Love nathaniel (work on him?!) what about Jesse, Cal, Daniel ...

Oscar wins by miles for me. Really dislike Taylor, sorry.

CornishFirstTimer22 Mon 29-Jul-13 13:53:08

I'm working on him and he now says he'l 'consider' nathaniel, Nate for short. I also quite like Sebastian, and Albert (with Albie or Bertie as a NN).

Fingers crossed I can expand the list!

squoosh Mon 29-Jul-13 14:04:08

I like Oscar best from your trio even though it's vv popular.

Nathaniel is great too and think Nate is a much cooler abbreviation than Nat.

JamieandtheMagicTorch Mon 29-Jul-13 15:38:18

I like Nathaniel too

Reuben is OK

Don't like Taylor, or Oscar (sorry)

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