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LegoDragon Wed 04-Sep-13 02:58:45

We like:

Max (full name options?)
Finn (Finnian?)

Well, that's our list. We're really uncertain and would like suggestions and opinions. Be as blunt as you like! Thanks in advance!

Onesleeptillwembley Wed 04-Sep-13 03:20:28

Benjamin is fine. The others? Well I'm sure you'll get people to say some of them are ok. Bit common, but if you like them.

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Wed 04-Sep-13 06:37:23

Jack, lots of them and have heard of girls with the name Taylor but no boys. Maybe it's a regional thing. That apart, like this selection.

We nearly went for Max but yes we wondered if it stood all right as a name by itself and thought perhaps it should be short for something. Maximilian seemed grandiose and Maxwell was a non-starter, it was a puzzle. Maxim?

Of your list I'd go for Leon, Harris, Tobias or Alexander with Xander plus other diminutives available for him to choose to use later.

sleepingbeautiful Wed 04-Sep-13 06:54:02

I feel like your list is all over the place in terms of styles. If you are struggling with styles maybe think if you had a girl in future what sort of girls names you like and that might help? Eg if you prefer something classic like Charlotte and Emily then Tobias and Benjamin go better than Taylor and Xander, if you prefer something more traditional but cute like Daisy and Lily then Max and Jack go quite well, if you like modern American sounding like Leilani and Riley then Taylor and Xander would go etc.

I dislike Connor and Taylor, and Xander seems odd as a first name rather than nickname for Alexander.

My favourites are Leo, Max, Benjamin, Elliot and Jack. I think Max, Benjamin and Jack are pretty popular if that bothers you.

Max could be a name on its own, or short for Maxwell, Maxim, Maximian, Maximus, Maximillian that I can think of.

evamummy Wed 04-Sep-13 06:58:39

Elliot is nice.

The others are are very widely used already and a little dull (in my opinion).

Have you looked at the ons list of all names given last year? Perhaps there are some you also like?

marriednotdead Wed 04-Sep-13 07:17:01

I'm puzzled about the reference to styles tbh. The OP is naming her DC, not decorating a room. She's chosen names she likes.

I'd second looking at the ONS list here

PinkGlove Wed 04-Sep-13 08:27:53

From your list I like Leo (was vetoed by DH), Tobias, Benjamin (I'm bias here!), Max and Elliott.

Good luck - I found boys names tough!

Beeyump Wed 04-Sep-13 09:19:28

I like Max, Tobias and Finn. The others I'm not that keen on, especially Leon and Taylor.

lljkk Wed 04-Sep-13 10:12:02

I don't like Leon or Xander (ambiguous spelling, why not spell it with a Z if it's said with a Z sound??)

Rest are okay or better. I know a 5yo boy Taylor.

Littlecherublegs Wed 04-Sep-13 13:17:21

Leon is by far my favourite.

Really like Tobias and Harris too.

Jack, Max and Finn are nice.

Don't really like the others.

noodlebum Fri 06-Sep-13 10:22:24

I like Tobias, Xander, Finn/Finnian & Elliott best smile

tywysogesgymraeg Fri 06-Sep-13 10:26:10

Leo/n - Leo yes, Leon no (bit foreign)
Benjamin - yes
Max (full name options?) - yes
Elliott - not keen
Connor - chav
Harris - surname, not a name
Tobias - love it
Xander - nn for Alexander
Taylor - surname, not a name
Finn (Finnian?) - not keen
Jack - like it, but very popular

bananamummy Fri 06-Sep-13 11:42:11

I'm not keen on any - they're all quite trendy/common. The only one I would pick if I had to is Xander.

LegoDragon Sat 07-Sep-13 00:49:13

Thanks. Where we live they won't be common at all (different country/different local language) so am feeling a bit out of touch, it's great to know what people think smile

Wishfulmakeupping Sat 07-Sep-13 00:56:59


LegoDragon Sat 07-Sep-13 00:58:24

And we've looked over your advice. Less common names we like are Tobias, Simeon, Drake and Adler, and also we like Kit, Isaiah, Conrad and Edward. My dd2 has helpfully chimed in with the suggestion of Tinkerbell hmm grin

DaleyBump Sat 07-Sep-13 01:15:29

I love Tobias smile

Rhubarbgarden Sat 07-Sep-13 12:15:25

I like Leo and Tobias.

OutragedFromLeeds Sat 07-Sep-13 15:03:21

It's a really good list. I like all of them.

My favourites are Leon, Elliot, Finn (Finley not Finnian) and Tobias.

Really like Ben, Jack and Harris.

Less keen on Max, Leo, Connor, Xander and Taylor.

MortifiedAdams Sat 07-Sep-13 15:07:32

Of your list I like in order
Max (on its own)
Ben (on its own)
Finn (on its own)

These names are popular for a reason and much much more plateable than, say, Benedict, jeremiah, Cassius etc.

LegoDragon Sat 07-Sep-13 17:00:26

Again, thanks to everyone. Outraged DH likes Finnian, I love Finn or Finley. I am still pushing for it though smile

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