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Boys names. Peter? Suggestions welcome...

(33 Posts)
SoManyIllustrations Sun 02-Feb-14 10:16:17

31 weeks with DS1 and struggling for names. Have a DD called D e l l a J e a n already. We want a traditional but not overly popular name. We are leaning towards Peter. Would you?
DH likes Ernest, Arthur (2 in nursery already though), William, Charles. I like ( but have been vetoed on) Sebastian, Rufus, Hector. We both like Edmond and Edwin, but don't like nn Ed or Eddie....
Any suggestions? Feelings on Peter?

Starballbunny Sun 02-Feb-14 10:18:40

I like Peter and the only non adult one I know is 13 so not overly popular.

TheWave Sun 02-Feb-14 10:21:21

I like Peter. Your DH preferences are pretty boring and popular.


homeanddry Sun 02-Feb-14 10:21:32

Love it. But not Pete - refuse all diminutives!

omri Sun 02-Feb-14 10:24:32

Absolutely love it. All peters I know (adults) are good men. It's also in my top 3 (due in 6 weeks) smile

HandragsNGladbags Sun 02-Feb-14 10:27:23

You could have Ned for Edmund perhaps?

Really like Peter. We struggle for boys names as DH has a mahoosive mainly male family and they don't have a Peter. I don't know any but it is a good classic name.

IHeartKingThistle Sun 02-Feb-14 13:10:01

Love it. Can I also say how awesome your DDs name is? smile

fruitloop84 Sun 02-Feb-14 13:21:30

I like it, it's my fabulous dad's name!

SoManyIllustrations Sun 02-Feb-14 15:36:07

Wow, pretty unanimous then! Thanks IHeart, I think that's been part of the problem, I love her name so much, and boys names just don't seem to do it in the same way for me smile

buttercrumble Sun 02-Feb-14 15:37:29


IHeartKingThistle Sun 02-Feb-14 17:46:20

I felt the same when I had DS after DD, but luckily DH had a name he loved and even luckier I really liked it too! My DS' middle name is Peter.

aoife24 Sun 02-Feb-14 18:56:29

Peter is an excellent choice.

SadFreak Mon 03-Feb-14 20:45:25

Peter is lovely and a fab choice.

Its quite classic but very rare in children. I prefer it to all the other names on your list.

tammytoby Tue 04-Feb-14 10:51:39

Peter is a great name - cool, classic and not overused these days!

Also like Edmund.

Hector has an unfortunate meaning (and nickname!)

TickleMyTitsTillFriday Tue 04-Feb-14 10:54:58

Peter is just so lovely. It means rock. My dad is Peter and he is indeed my rock smile

mum2jakie Tue 04-Feb-14 10:55:18

I like Peter - classic but not overly popular. What about Philip as an alternative? (Possible nickname Pip?) I like that too.

Bowlersarm Tue 04-Feb-14 10:55:28

I really dislike Peter. Really wet and drippy.

I don't think you should use the Ed... names unless you like Ed!


TallRedhead Tue 04-Feb-14 10:56:01

I like Peter. I'm 38 weeks and using it for a middle name.
Ranulph Peter I think. 98% decided!! confused

susiedaisy Tue 04-Feb-14 10:57:01

Peter Sutcliffe the Yorkshire ripper. Sorry. That's what I think of every time I hear that name.

TravellingToad Tue 04-Feb-14 10:58:20

Peter is lovely

Just don;t let it become Pete!

sonlypuppyfat Tue 04-Feb-14 10:59:13

Love Peter proper name. Ernest will end up as Ern and then Big Ern and Arthur is just awful.

TickleMyTitsTillFriday Tue 04-Feb-14 10:59:25

My Dad is 68 and is never and has never been Pete

sonlypuppyfat Tue 04-Feb-14 11:00:27

The Yorkshire Ripper!! I think Peter Gabriel one of the most beautiful men who has ever lived.

SoManyIllustrations Tue 04-Feb-14 11:38:30

I don't hate Pete with the same passion as I hate Ed, although wouldn't use it at home. Can't stand Paul or Philip though, Angus and Fraser too Scottish! I like Ranulph Tall, I have been vetoed on Ralph though!

NadiaWadia Tue 04-Feb-14 15:12:26

Peter is great! A classic name overdue for a revival. You have much better taste than your OH. Ernest, FGS!

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