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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?


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

I like Nathaniel too

Reuben is OK

Don't like Taylor, or Oscar (sorry)

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.

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!

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

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 ...

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.

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

Nathaniel is a great name. Harry nice too.

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

Prefer Reuben to Oscar. Taylor too surnamey.

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


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.

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.

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

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

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!

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

Noah and Nathaniel are lovley

CornishFirstTimer22 Sun 28-Jul-13 17:03:30

I have loads of other names I like but OH is fussy and has vetoed them all!! I liked Noah, Milo, Nathanial, Jago (Cornish) and Harry... All refused!

Coconutty Sun 28-Jul-13 16:41:20

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FromageFrog Sun 28-Jul-13 16:39:01

Taylor = a surname

Oscar = very very popular a few years ago.

Reuben = Very popular right now.

Still18atheart Sun 28-Jul-13 16:16:09

Order of preference

1) Oscar
2) Taylor
3) Reuben

Leeds2 Sun 28-Jul-13 16:05:47

Tbh, I am not very keen on any of them.

If I had to, probably Reuben or Oscar. Likely Reuben, as my friend has a dog called Oscar!

stopprocrastinating Sun 28-Jul-13 15:56:10

Love the name Oscar

samuelwhiskers Sun 28-Jul-13 14:47:16

Oscar, definitely

miemohrs Sun 28-Jul-13 14:41:16

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CappuccinoCarrie Sun 28-Jul-13 14:38:52

Reuben a gorgeous name. I know a couple and they're both delightful. There are Oscars everywhere here. Not keen on Taylor at all I'm afraid!

Rtfairy Sun 28-Jul-13 14:35:42

Definitely Oscar smile

Stat Sun 28-Jul-13 14:32:08

I like Taylor.

I like Reuben too, but I see it as being very trendy, so that would put me off.

I don't like Oscar. Agree with the person who said it sounds more like a strange sound than a name.

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