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Duesoon0202 Fri 02-Aug-13 21:18:51

Hi everybody only got 12 days to go And I've eventually got my short list for baby names

Please can u tell me what one u prefer


My little boy just now is called joe ( this is full name it's no Joseph ) and our surname Is sykes

Thank you for anybody's help

rowtunda Wed 07-Aug-13 11:30:34


Shardlake Tue 06-Aug-13 23:46:51

Hi, I really like Freddie too - it goes really well with your surname and if he shortens it to Fred later that sounds good with Sykes as well. I was going to say the same thing about Evan Sykes/heaven sakes! Also Fergus Sykes sounds a bit like For Gods Sakes to me.

squeak2392 Mon 05-Aug-13 21:12:08

I like Freddie smile
Evan too, but not as much.

Don't think Ellis Sykes works :P

mysteryfairy Sun 04-Aug-13 13:13:38

Freddie is lovely and goes very nicely both with Joe and your surname. I think it's a good choice.

Duesoon0202 Sat 03-Aug-13 15:18:29

Haha thanks folks I never even noticed the 'joe Kerr' thing or ' Evan sykes' ( heavens sake ) thing they are def out . My husband loves Freddie so I think it may have to be that . Can't think of any. Other boy names we both like

Xuxidog Sat 03-Aug-13 13:46:36

Lots of people are saying Evan, which is a very nice name, but when I added it to your surname - Evan Sykes I can hear a person in my head with an Aussie accent saying for Heavens Sake - not trying to be funny, I just wanted to point it out.

GW297 Sat 03-Aug-13 13:12:58

Well spotted!

mysteryfairy Sat 03-Aug-13 12:21:56

If you choose Kerr your two sons names will concatenate to 'joker' which I think means that Kerr definitely needs discounting.

BlueStarsAtNight Sat 03-Aug-13 12:12:09

Fergus, Ellis and Blake don't go with your surname. Kerr is not nice. Evan and Freddie and both good and go with Joe, I like Evan best.

rockybalboa Sat 03-Aug-13 11:36:33

Fergus. Love it. MY DS3 was nearly a Fergus.

YoMamma Sat 03-Aug-13 11:33:06

I like them all except Kerr. Totally disagree that any are 'dweeby'!! Evan is my fave (it's on my short list if DC turns out to be DS). I would use Frederick rather than Freddie.

wigglesrock Sat 03-Aug-13 07:09:13

That's not supposed to be Keri, I meant Keir

wigglesrock Sat 03-Aug-13 07:08:12

I like Ellis and Evan best from your list. I'm not as fussed on Kerr, it's a very common surname where I live. How about Keri?

Blake is my least favourite from your list. For what its worth I live Joe smile

BabyStone Sat 03-Aug-13 06:12:46

Freddie or Blake

invicta Sat 03-Aug-13 05:12:57

Love Fergus, dislike Kerr, others ok.

garwrex Sat 03-Aug-13 04:27:18

Lol sorry for typos - that should read "Hope you have many happy years ahead with your new son!"

garwrex Sat 03-Aug-13 04:25:42

Remember: don't just choose a name that sounds 'cute' for a little boy. When he grows up and becomes a man, he may not be happy having a darling little name.

For uour first son, Joe is good name, since it is short for the more commanding name 'Joseph.' (Common Biblical names are usually a safe bet.)

Out of all your suggested names, Blake is a rather dashing name, and the best suited of all your suggestions for both childhood and adulthood. Plus, all the kids at school will think it's cool.

Think of it this way: if you met a grown man called Freddie, Fergus, Evan, Kerr or Ellis, wouldn't you think them a little bit dweeby? Whereas Blake is exciting and fun - although I hope you have good genes: you have to be pretty good looking to carry off a name like Blake. Otherwise, John and Billy are the two absolute failsafes which would suit jut about every man and boy in existence.

Hope you have man happy years ahead with our new son!

WeAll Sat 03-Aug-13 03:12:52

Definitely not Blake, sounds too rhymy with Sykes.

I like Evan the best.

Josie314 Sat 03-Aug-13 02:57:10

I like Blake and Evan, but think Evan goes best with your surname.

OutragedFromLeeds Sat 03-Aug-13 02:28:51

Definitely not Fergus or Kerr.

I think Freddie goes best with Joe and goes well with your surname, but is too overused and 'old man trendy' for me.

Evan and Ellis are both ok, prefer Ellis of the two.

Blake is my favourite.

MrsBungle Sat 03-Aug-13 01:26:36

I like Kerr and Fergus although I don;t think either of them really go well with Joseph, I think Freddie goes best with Joseph.

cafecito Sat 03-Aug-13 01:24:43

Freddie- prefer Frederick, nn Freddie
Fergus - no
Blake - no
Kerr - makes me think wanker
Evan - probably better than the rest
Ellis - I like this

any other E names that you like? like Edward or Elijah? <not helping sorry>

kiwik Sat 03-Aug-13 01:11:00

Anything with an S on the end will just run into your surname, so that would rule out Fergus and Ellis for me.
From your list I like Freddie the best.

Rhubarbgarden Fri 02-Aug-13 23:32:07


squoosh Fri 02-Aug-13 23:27:51

Evan is lovely.

I like Fergus and Ellis too but the s on the end doesn't work with your surname.

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