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Classic boys names?

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SpanielFace Tue 11-Feb-14 14:11:02

I am only 6 weeks pregnant and thinking ahead!

DS is William Charles. We loved William, it was the only boys name we could agree on last time. I wasn't sure about Charles as I felt it sounded a bit "royalist" used together, but it's a family name for DH so we decided to use it anyway. If bump is a girl, she will probably be Lucy Elizabeth Hope. But if he is a boy? We'd like another classic name, ideally something fairly timeless that isn't going to date too much, but I don't want to use another current royal family name - for example, we couldn't have William and Harry! That said, I quite like George, but it may have to be a middle name if we use it. Surname is a one syllable, British surname, a bit like Clarke or Smith.

Our ideas so far are
George (probably as a middle name)
I like Benjamin and Samuel, DH not so keen.
DH likes Rowan, I'm not sure.
We both like Daniel, Thomas and Henry, but we can't use them as family have nicked them!

I'm not so keen on:
David (because every bloke of my generation seem to be called Dave!)

What else would we like?

HoratiaDrelincourt Tue 11-Feb-14 14:12:35

I dislike Lewis but otherwise your list is great.


FirstLoveMama Tue 11-Feb-14 14:13:52

I like James! smile

I'm terrible at matching middle names to first names through! So can't help with middle names

Pancakeflipper Tue 11-Feb-14 14:14:34


SpanielFace Tue 11-Feb-14 14:19:24

I have an uncle Robert so not sure I can use that. Not keen on Richard but Peter is nice actually, I don't remember the last time I met a little Peter!

Pancakeflipper Tue 11-Feb-14 14:22:23

I met one the other week. Baby Peter, sooooo cute! A name that is underestimated I think.


FirstLoveMama Tue 11-Feb-14 14:22:57

I want a Peter but people seem to laugh when I say sad

Pancakeflipper Tue 11-Feb-14 14:25:36

Well perhaps they only like funky dunky names or made up ones. What is wrong with Peter? I think it's so cool. In fact I want one.

goestoshowyouthough Tue 11-Feb-14 14:27:59

What about Matthew?

SpanielFace Tue 11-Feb-14 14:31:19

I think Peter is fab, actually. It makes me think of Peter Rabbit, and I picture a sturdy little toddler in dungarees (which is actually what I have sleeping upstairs at the moment <3!). Not keen on Pete as a nickname though, but I'd imagine you won't avoid it when they get older. We talked about Arthur last time. Benedict is good too.

SpanielFace Tue 11-Feb-14 14:32:07

I like Matthew, but it's my ex's name so think it's probably off limits.

squoosh Tue 11-Feb-14 14:36:39

Lewis doesn't sound very classic to me.

I think James is most on a par with William in terms of being classic and timeless.

LadyPersephonefernella Tue 11-Feb-14 14:37:29

Alexander all the way.

squoosh Tue 11-Feb-14 14:39:37


BigW Tue 11-Feb-14 14:41:14

I was going to suggest Alexander, lovely.

GimmeDaBoobehz Tue 11-Feb-14 14:44:56

George Alexander

TravellingToad Tue 11-Feb-14 14:47:29

James or Alexander.

My brother is peter and never been Pete.

goestoshowyouthough Tue 11-Feb-14 15:01:08

Probably best to steer clear of Matthew then! I like Alexander, George and James, really lovely strong names

Orlea Tue 11-Feb-14 15:04:26

Re William and Harry, isn't Harry actually christened Henry?

Lots of lovely classic names already suggested... only other one I can think of is John.

HouseLikeAZoo Tue 11-Feb-14 15:07:10

What about Adam George?

nf1morethanjustlumpsandbumps Tue 11-Feb-14 15:13:29

I have a Robert James which he himself has shortened to Bobs hmm

tomverlaine Tue 11-Feb-14 15:19:07


I like Alexander best though

Bootoyou2 Tue 11-Feb-14 15:20:26

Albert (Bertie )

ZenNudist Tue 11-Feb-14 15:30:50

Alexander got the royal connection though as is Prince George's middle name (along with Louis which IMO is better than Lewis you suggest). Likely nobody will remember middle names for the prince.

Henry is nice

James bit dull but undoubtedly classic.

Love Samuel & Thomas

ZenNudist Tue 11-Feb-14 15:32:15

Oh angry see your comment about family nicking those names.

Benjamin also lovely.
Sebastian is strong but maybe not as classic as you'd like.

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