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Which classical boys name do you consider usable?

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niffernaffer Mon 12-Aug-13 09:51:17

I read the Persephone thread with interest... Are there as many classical-type boys names out there that can be used nowadays? I'm coming more from the Hector/ Percy angle, rather than visions of me shouting 'Theseus' or 'Achilles' across the playground - but correct me if I am wrong!

pygmy Mon 12-Aug-13 10:28:35

Hector and Edgar (the two shortlisted names for my son ) smile

PoopMaster Mon 12-Aug-13 10:29:29

I don't know which category this fits into but I like Tristan

pygmy Mon 12-Aug-13 10:30:02

Also, Gilbert, Ivor, Bertram, Magnus

MyBootsAreMuddy Mon 12-Aug-13 10:52:41

Byron, Edgar, Edmund, Elias, Jonathan, Julius, Magnus, Peter, Simon.
I know a little Nelson (known as Sonny) which i think is quite cool but would not personaly use.

Spindelina Mon 12-Aug-13 11:41:41


badtime Mon 12-Aug-13 11:55:49

I think Orion is cool. Maybe Apollo. Castor?

(there are probably more, but Hector and Jason are the only ones which wouldn't get a hmm here and there, I think)

Spindelina Mon 12-Aug-13 12:36:37


HorryIsUpduffed Mon 12-Aug-13 14:14:39

We know a Ptolemy hmm known as Tolly. Only useable in the right circles though.

Alexander has stood the test of time. I also like Hector.

IHeartKingThistle Mon 12-Aug-13 18:10:41

I know a brand-new Zeus Apollo.

captainbarnacle Mon 12-Aug-13 18:16:17

Alexander. Top 20 name too!

LauraChant Mon 12-Aug-13 18:24:50

Philip, Marcus

HorryIsUpduffed Mon 12-Aug-13 18:32:13

Ant(h)ony maybe?

Off the top of my head, boys I know with classical names (bear in mind this is from a Anglo Greek/Cypriot background)


Love Hector, and I think Terence is due a revival. Tristan is gorgeous. Lots of classic, biblical names are still v good but I especially like Simon.

CruCru Mon 12-Aug-13 19:17:11


weebarra Mon 12-Aug-13 19:20:04


Melonbreath Wed 14-Aug-13 09:27:19


BoyMeetsWorld Fri 16-Aug-13 21:42:18

I love Oberon but don't know if it's actually usable

niffernaffer Sat 17-Aug-13 20:08:52

That's lovely. I would spell it Auberon though

applepieinthesky Sat 17-Aug-13 22:09:26

DS is Cassius. He was nearly a Cyrus though. I love Alexander too but it was vetoed by DP.

GlaikitFizzog Sat 17-Aug-13 22:17:52

Paris, but only for boys IMO

But I agree that only certain circles can get away with some of these. I would be carted away if I named a child Lysander or Ptolemy

MissingMyMarbles Sat 17-Aug-13 22:35:47

I want another baby. A boy. And I will call him Alexander <begins working on a plan to persuade DH>

HahaHarrie Sat 17-Aug-13 22:41:13

I have a Magnus - tis a fab name.

Edmund, Cyril, Balthazar (know a 5yr old Balthy), Cedric, Leo/Leonard, Wilfred, Bede, Augustus, Clement, Sandro, Ceasar, Octave, Rupert.

SpinningSpider Sun 18-Aug-13 05:37:53

Love Clement. Could never use it though.

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