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AlwaysInBed Tue 19-Nov-13 22:27:16






What names do you like (I split them into groups of 4 purely so they didn't look like a lump of text, no reason for the groupings!) or dislike? Why? Would you ever name a child any of them, or is it a case of best of a bad lot? Be honest!

AlwaysInBed Tue 19-Nov-13 22:27:48

ZACHARIAS not Zachariah!

hulabaloo Tue 19-Nov-13 22:46:32

Love Tobias, Quinn and Elliot.

sonlypuppyfat Tue 19-Nov-13 22:48:26

They are a nice bunch of names except for arthur horrid sorry

MortifiedAnyFuckerAdams Tue 19-Nov-13 22:49:58

I like Flynn, Elliot and Griffin
I dislike the biblical names, Kai and Quinn

Cutteduppumpkin Tue 19-Nov-13 22:56:20

American / Biblical, I don't like any of them except Arthur and possibly Tobias (Tobey)

Cutteduppumpkin Tue 19-Nov-13 22:57:11

and I don't really like them (but I am old)

Hollyjokes Tue 19-Nov-13 23:14:01

Tobias, Arthur and Caleb are my favourites.

MummyBeerest Tue 19-Nov-13 23:18:37

I love Callum, Caleb, Connor, Elliott and Flynn. They're all cool sounding and age well.

The rest are just meh to me.

Though I really don't like Corey. I don't know why.

AlwaysInBed Tue 19-Nov-13 23:32:32

Thanks for the ideas and perspectives, everyone's views are useful! thanks

We aren't American or religious in any way, Isaiah , Zacharias, Simeon and Tobias are all names from my partner's ex foster family, and he'd like to name his first DC (not my first DC) after them.

I'm not a fan of Corey tbh, but DP loves it. Quinn seems a bit divided. I can get not liking a lot of the names btw, I think some of them can be a bit love/hate!

PrincessKitKat Tue 19-Nov-13 23:41:07

Elliot and Griffin.

The rest sound like the cast of an American teen-angst drama to me (but I'm very boring old school).

Harrin Wed 20-Nov-13 00:32:46

I have brothers called Connor and Callum and the second option both times was Keiran apparantly grin

I think Corey is more of a girls name although I know of more boys with this name

The last group of names all seem surnamey to me

Love Caleb and Tobias but all are quite nice apart from Griffin imo

Chottie Wed 20-Nov-13 05:21:06

There are a lot of little Coreys growing up in south London at the moment.

Sorry, I'm not keen on American or religious names either.

intothenever Wed 20-Nov-13 05:30:19

Caleb's nice...

RevengeWiggle Wed 20-Nov-13 06:46:36

I like Elliott the most out of that list, I wouldn't go for Kai because it seems to be becoming quite popular where I am.

RevengeWiggle Wed 20-Nov-13 06:47:48

Tobias is also nice, shortened to Toby.

sandfrog Wed 20-Nov-13 09:03:05

I like these:


cielschwards Wed 20-Nov-13 10:11:50

I like Flynn and Caleb

SteeleyeStan Wed 20-Nov-13 12:37:41

I like Simeon, Arthur or Elliott best out of these.

Really don't like Brodie, Hunter, Kai or Corey.

Spaghettinetti Wed 20-Nov-13 13:58:06

I like Elliot, Quinn, Flynn, Hunter and Griffin from your list.

squoosh Wed 20-Nov-13 14:03:09

Tobias - quite like
Callum - overdone
Isaiah - I'd think you were very religious
Simeon - I'd think you were very religious

Brodie - Australian soap character type name
Mason - American soap character type name
Flynn - surname
Arthur - I like

Finnian - Nice Irish name if a tad leprechauny
Hunter - Gladiator
Connor - Should be spelt Conor, has been used to death
Kieran - this spelling looks very 80s. I spell it Ciaran

Kai - Rooney
Corey - ill fated 1980s child stars Feldman and Haim
Caleb - this is nice
Zachariah - I'd think you were very religious

Bryant - Bryant Park/Bryant Homes
Griffin - Peter Griffin from Family Guy
Quinn - surname
Elliott - reminds me of that funny scene from The Sure Thing. 'You are not calling the kid Elliott!'. I like it though

LimeLeaafLizard Wed 20-Nov-13 14:11:21

squoosh speaks sense!

TopHatAndTails Wed 20-Nov-13 14:15:16

I like Arthur, Caleb, Tobias and Elliot. Not keen on most of the others, sorry.

DiamondsAndRust Wed 20-Nov-13 14:16:40

I like Tobias, Flynn, Arthur (although it's getting mega-trendy now) and Griffin. Elliott and Caleb are OK.

Strongly dislike Callum (incredibly overdone), Connor (ditto), Mason (too American), Corey ('80s soap star) and Kai (Rooney). Not a fan of overly American-sounding names in general tbh.

AlwaysInBed Wed 20-Nov-13 17:16:01

And we are moving to Australia if it matters. I like Conor (as in, that spelling) but we knew someone (who died) spelt with two ns (don't know why) and have met two little boys with the spelling Connor, so thiught it could be usable.

Arthur, Tobias, Caleb, Elliott seems okay so far. We do quite like the American sounding names, although I didn't really recognise it. I think we will be avoiding the overly religious ones- we're agnostic after all and it definitely contrasts too much with the other DC's names too.

I'm avoiding Kai for Rooney! Thanks squoosh I didn't see many of the associations iyswim- I know those names/characters/people and relate them to the name, until I'm actually naming a baby and I forget all about them.

thanks to everyone for their perspectives.

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