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Highlystrungmum Mon 24-Feb-14 14:25:58

Baby no 2 is due in 2 weeks. Girls names sorted but not 100% on boys. My son has a surname as a first name & I'd like to do the same with no2. Any suggestions welcome.

soontobeslendergirl Mon 24-Feb-14 14:28:46

Any other indications of style?

Harris
Blair
Innes
Jackson
Smith
Cooper
Dexter
Miles

HoratiaDrelincourt Mon 24-Feb-14 14:37:56

Most boys' names are also surnames, I've found (eg Oliver, James, David).

Lewis
Hunter
Jackson
Harrison
Finlay
Cameron
Logan

MrsSandshoes Mon 24-Feb-14 14:38:47

What's your DH's name - can you add 'son' to the end? I always liked that idea. Unless it's Daniel because then he'd be under too much pressure to be good at karate...

Otherwise I like Bailey & Lester.

Namethischildplease Mon 24-Feb-14 14:42:10

Bailey
Harrison
Lewis
Hudson

Theonlyoneiknow Mon 24-Feb-14 14:52:27

Cameron
Campbell
Keir
Kyle
Morgan
Fletcher
Forbes

meditrina Mon 24-Feb-14 14:56:25

Harvey, Stanley, James, Alastair, Lucas, Finlay, Leyton, Norman?

mum2jakie Mon 24-Feb-14 14:58:34

Miller?

27mummmy2boys Mon 24-Feb-14 15:05:15

I like Hayden

squoosh Mon 24-Feb-14 15:06:56

When I think of surnames as first names I think of those trade ones like Cooper, Fletcher, Porter etc.

rosielrh2 Mon 24-Feb-14 16:35:11

Ellis/Ellison
Emerson
Eddison
Lennon
Reece/Rhys
Murphy
Morris
Smith

Theonlyoneiknow Mon 24-Feb-14 17:47:12

Up here, anyone with the surname Miller gets called Dusty. Think its a navy thing?

Highlystrungmum Mon 24-Feb-14 18:28:32

Soontobeslendergirl, Cooper is my sons name & Jackson is the top name we like for no2:-) like names like that. I love Hunter but hubby not so keen. I also really like Harper but he would or ever be likened o the Beckhams girl!

SanctiMoanyArse Mon 24-Feb-14 18:34:57

DS2 has my maiden name as his middle name (Godfrey), although we had him a few weeks before we were married and daffy nurse insisted on writing ' X Godfrey Godfrey' on arm bands (why not skip middle name for that LMAO)

HoratiaDrelincourt Mon 24-Feb-14 18:36:25

Archer, if you like Hunter?

jazzyjenbo Mon 24-Feb-14 18:44:20

Preston
Mason
Walker
Neville
Jackson
Tyson
Miller
Maddox
Lennon
Taylor
Porter
Clarke

TamerB Mon 24-Feb-14 18:45:00

I hate them. My surname is commonly used and it seems weird.

My maiden name is on this thread already - I do know it is used as a first name because I have heard of 2 famous (or semi famous, anyway) people called it, but it does seem weird!

Lots of boys names seem surname-y anyway. At primary school I had a friend called Spencer Lee, and people who didn't know him always mixed it up!

So, some suggestions;
Pierce
Rhys/Rees
Morgan
Jordan
Cooper
Fletcher
Dexter
Spencer
Reid
Mitchell
Stirling
Brook
Harrison
Owen
Llewellyn
Cole
Riley

brokenpurpleheart Mon 24-Feb-14 19:57:27

Ryder
Cooper
Jarvis

cantpooinpeace Mon 24-Feb-14 20:01:52

We considered - Crawford but used it as a middle name instead. grin

BikeRunSki Mon 24-Feb-14 20:05:16

Spencer
Dawson
Miles
Cameron
Blake
Blair
Gray

BikeRunSki Mon 24-Feb-14 20:06:48

Innes
Martin
Garvey
Harvey

I went to school with someone whose first name was O'Neil.

dietcoketime69 Mon 24-Feb-14 20:39:50

OP - can I just ask what kind of reaction you get in RL to the name Cooper? I absolutely love it but it's raised a few eyebrows when I've mentioned it to friends/family in the past... I still don't think I'd let that put me off if I had a ds though, I just adore it!! Would still love to hear your experiences though as have never actually met one!!

MerryWinterfel Mon 24-Feb-14 20:54:16

Harris

sleepdodger Mon 24-Feb-14 21:04:01

Fletcher
Montgomery
Spencer
Leighton
Wilson
Derby
Parker

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