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Boys names are so hard. Help!

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Dreya Mon 10-Feb-14 20:56:09

My dc2 is due any day now and we are expecting a boy. When I was pregnant with dc1 I had a very short list of boys names that I quite liked and a much longer list of girls names that I loved and we chose our favourite, Giselle, as soon as we saw her little face smile

Here is our list:
Jules (Dh added this recently)

I still like them all but not sure I really love any. My DH likes Gabriel most but hasn't always. I have been waiting to hear the perfect name and also telling myself that when I see my baby boy we will just know what to name him.

Can anyone of you lovely people suggest the perfect name for our Ds based on what we like already or perhaps something entirely different?!


SmallBee Tue 11-Feb-14 15:44:43

I used to know a Finnbar as another Finn option. smile

Dreya Mon 17-Feb-14 21:43:58

peaceful and mrsfullhouse I really like Idris (not so sure about Phineas though) but our surname ends in 2 ss's so it doesn't sound right. We are still no closer to deciding. We're going to have to call him baby for a while I think! Thank you all for your suggestions and if you think of any more, keep them coming. smile

Really like Gabriel, Jude and Fabian, and am v fond of Julian (but not Jules).

Jem (Jeremy)
And I'll throw Roland in just in case - nobody ever likes it though!

IHeartKingThistle Mon 17-Feb-14 21:51:50

We had Gabriel and Nathaniel on our list too. Also Elliot and Kit.

Remmy123 Tue 18-Feb-14 10:34:20

I like Jude from your list. My favourite is Finn. My son is called Finn (Finn Oliver) and we do not know any other Finn�s in the area (Surrey).

Some others (just thinking about some boys who are in my older son�s class):


Remmy123 Tue 18-Feb-14 10:38:10

PS. My husband is Irish and i really wanted an Irish name which also confrimed our 2 year old's name Finn - i love it! i have noticed on Mumsnet it is known to be popular, but as mentioned i do not know ANY.

My older son is Jack which is also popular, but there isnt one in his year at school or at his football club.

You have to be careful when naming boys, I always used to say to my husband 'would you like to have been called A, B or C' that helped us decide

BlessedAssurance Tue 18-Feb-14 10:54:42

Heck, boys names are difficult. I had a name picked for a girl two seconds after finding out i was pregnant but a boy's name? Nothing. I am 35 weeks and still no name. On your list op Gabriel is lovely. NN - Gabe. I also love Finn but not for my child, i have idea why.

Lottystar Tue 18-Feb-14 17:21:23

We have a Gabriel too so I'm utterly biased. Gorgeous name I'm always getting compliments for. Gabe is very masculine as a nn too. I like Jude from your list.

Other ideas:


Dreya Sat 01-Mar-14 22:01:53

Well, my beautiful boy is finally in my arms and he is most definitely Finn! Thank you all for your help and comments thanks

pygmy Sun 02-Mar-14 08:38:46

Congratulations, fabulous name choice! smile

Dreya Sun 02-Mar-14 23:49:57

Thank you Pygmy smile smile

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