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'Value' or 'moral' names...

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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?

Alexandrite Sat 02-Nov-13 16:16:31

I've heard of a man named Innocent

stinkingbishop Sat 02-Nov-13 14:09:30

DP taught a boy in Zimbabwe called Blessed John smile

GooFawkes Sat 02-Nov-13 13:54:36

Quoteunquote has got my DS in her list. He is Valentino, Tino for short and he loves his name.

One of the reasons we chose it apart from the fact we love it) it that it is said how it is written, so he won't always have to spell it unlike our stupid foreign surname

puntasticusername Sat 02-Nov-13 13:45:12


MerryMarigold Sat 02-Nov-13 13:07:04

grin at all eventualities

RalphtheTimid Sat 02-Nov-13 11:42:39


puntasticusername Sat 02-Nov-13 11:38:26

Egregious: adjective
1. outstandingly bad; shocking.
"egregious abuses of copyright"
2. (archaic) remarkably good.

It covers all eventualities grin

CommanderShepard Sat 02-Nov-13 09:22:44

I was served in a supermarket by a chap named Love.

Homebird8 Sat 02-Nov-13 08:47:00

I know a male Verity.

MerryMarigold Sat 02-Nov-13 08:45:44

Yeah, was asking my parents yesterday and then suggested Capability. I love that. What does 'egregious' actually mean?

puntasticusername Fri 01-Nov-13 22:16:09


Slightly OT but I'm seriously considering Egregious - it's just SUCH a cool word grin

babyfedleaning Fri 01-Nov-13 19:54:28

Ambrose (immortal)

Love Furious!

MerryMarigold Thu 31-Oct-13 21:59:23

Awesome - wow, there's a name. I once knew a girl called Memory, which I think is pretty but quite irrelevant.

I like:
Benevolence (of course Ben for short)
Truth (ermmm...not really a nn for this)

SparklyFucker Thu 31-Oct-13 21:53:09

I rather like Resolved for a boy. Strong, masculine, meaningful.

LadyRochford Thu 31-Oct-13 15:17:04

In Zimbabwe I once met a man called Clever. Agree Goodluck is excellent! grin

Spaghettinetti Thu 31-Oct-13 13:08:50

Perhaps you should take a look at a few Roman name websites...there are loads of 'virtue' related names to choose from. These include Max (the biggest (in spirit)), victor (the winner), Felix (the lucky)... There's always Brutus, lol, and Optimus (the best), but then this is a child not a transformer!!! :-)

Anything with Nick in it is related to victory via the Greek....oh and there's always Eugene!

thegreylady Mon 28-Oct-13 19:32:27


YonilyDevotedToYou Sun 27-Oct-13 20:15:12

I used to teach a little boy called Praise, and know of another called Success.

WingDefence Sun 27-Oct-13 20:10:08

I met a friend of SIL last week whose children are called Faith, Trust and Given (yes, given). I met Given, who was a boy, and I think Trust and Faith are both girls...

Featherbag Sun 27-Oct-13 20:03:38

Some interesting ones there, thanks! Don't think any of them will make it onto the short list (except maybe Benedict) but I'm happy to be proved wrong!

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.

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!

Jeffrey means peaceful

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

I like Chivalry too.. Another robin hobb fan smile

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.

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