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'Value' or 'moral' names...

(45 Posts)
Featherbag Sun 27-Oct-13 10:19:55

Been thinking about boys names (probably something to do with the imminent arrival of DS2 who is still nameless) and reading through the baby names board I see little girls' names based on values, qualities or morals - things like Faith, Honour, Hope, Constance, that sort of name. I can't think of a single male name that would fit this category, can anyone else?

Lakota Sun 27-Oct-13 10:22:35

Interesting. Justice, maybe? Not very common but think it's been used as a given name.

Graceparkhill Sun 27-Oct-13 10:23:54


Graceparkhill Sun 27-Oct-13 10:24:28


Bluestocking Sun 27-Oct-13 10:25:23

You're right, male names of this type do seem to be more unusual.I can only think of Clement and Justin/Justus, but I'm sure there must be others!

Reprint Sun 27-Oct-13 10:25:50

Frank !! grin grin

FannyMcNally Sun 27-Oct-13 10:27:17


quoteunquote Sun 27-Oct-13 10:31:21






I know several , Brave(s), a Furious.

TeaAndCakeOrDeath Sun 27-Oct-13 10:31:21

Pax? (the Latin word for peace)

CordeliaRose Sun 27-Oct-13 10:59:26

Endeavour - as in Inspector Morse's first name, which he didn't reveal for a long time!

BanjoPlayingTiger Sun 27-Oct-13 11:06:42

I have met a Justice, Honour, Valour, and a Victor

TheWomanTheyCallJayne Sun 27-Oct-13 11:08:56


TheWomanTheyCallJayne Sun 27-Oct-13 11:11:13

I think a lot of boys names are virtue names but they're not words for virtues that we would use now

FriendlyElephant Sun 27-Oct-13 11:11:22

Not quite the same I don't think, but I've always liked the name Comfort for a boy. Makes me think of fabric softener though sad

Xavielli Sun 27-Oct-13 11:14:07

I quite liked the idea of Chivalry after reading the Robin Hobb books, all the males are named for traits.

TombOfMummyBeerest Sun 27-Oct-13 11:14:23


earlesswonder Sun 27-Oct-13 15:41:09

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MadameJosephine Sun 27-Oct-13 15:42:44

I once met a man called Courage

NewbieMcNewbie Sun 27-Oct-13 16:19:31

There's a lot of expectation though isn't it? Would you be hoping to impart that value to your child? How does that work? I can imagine there are days when being called Joy would really get on my wick.

NoArmaniNoPunani Sun 27-Oct-13 16:21:02

I know a boy called Marvellous.

lilystem Sun 27-Oct-13 16:23:44

Isn't the president of Nigeria called Goodluck Jonothan. That's my favourite name of all time.

JumpingJackSprat Sun 27-Oct-13 16:26:43

I like Chivalry too.. Another robin hobb fan smile

TheAlyssWithTheMewlingQuim Sun 27-Oct-13 16:28:11

Jeffrey means peaceful

MadameJosephine Sun 27-Oct-13 16:59:12

I also once met a woman with a daughter called Blessing and a son called Awesome - now that's a name that takes some living up to!

notagiraffe Sun 27-Oct-13 17:05:43


Benedict is nice.

Not all quite as appealing as female value names, but pretty unambiguous, most of them.

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