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Boys' names for indecisive and fussy parents

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Magpieblue Mon 17-Mar-14 16:41:25

Due in two days and can't think of a single boy's name I like. The only name DP has suggested is Buddy, but I'm not sure. I don't LOVE any names (I have several girls' names that I love). Want something unusual but not twattish.

The nearest name to something I love is Otto, but that's DP's brother's name, but it gives you an idea of the kind of thing I like maybe. And quite like these (but don't love):

- Jesse
- Caleb
- Spike
- Forrest

Please help! (Surname is James)

SorenaJ Fri 16-Dec-16 13:36:06


SunnyDayDreaming101 Fri 16-Dec-16 12:36:40

I always put names through a series of tests
•cute baby name
•'this is my son' x (would I be happy saying that at 1 week, 5 years, 12 years, 20, 40 etc?
• would I trust a surgeon if x was his name?
•would he be respected at work 'yes so long x signs off on it' or 'have x approve the contract he is in his office'
•appropriate if he decides on a trade 'Tarquin the lawyer, fine tarquin the bricky - think he would take a slagging
•what would it be shortened too, his friends call him?

Haven't found it yet it we will get there. Be careful with buddy - baby name, check. Toddler name absolutely. Would I want Buddy representing me in court... hmm. Also Christmas would be torture for him - have you seen the movie Elf? Plus guys sometimes use it as a term of endearment to each other 'alright buddy, how's things?'

Sugarpiehoneyeye Fri 16-Dec-16 09:40:47


mathanxiety Fri 16-Dec-16 04:36:43

Ah poopypants! Zombie Thread!!

mathanxiety Fri 16-Dec-16 04:35:14

Please don't call him Jesse James. It is more than ridiculous. He was not a decent human being.


Joinourclub Wed 14-Dec-16 04:47:04


blondmom Wed 14-Dec-16 04:32:26

How about Bailey Barlow Brookes? hmm. I really don't know what your interests are but maybe Chooze app can help. It's where I got my baby's name <3

robynjersey94 Sat 26-Nov-16 23:33:42

So I've found out I'm pregnant, but I've always been thinking of baby names, I can't think of any and the ones I come across researching.. I hate, don't really like any of them. I'm really fussy with names. I want to keep its surname double barrel with my surname (Barlow) and my partners (brookes) so it's so hard to think of a unique name ... Please help. Much appreciated

MrsTamkin Mon 14-Apr-14 23:26:15

Buddy Holly's real name was Charles
Also- I know a buddy wo is nn Buddy as he has same first name as his dad.

I quite like it

HenriettaTurkey Sun 23-Mar-14 18:42:27

Jim James wink

Ciwti Sun 23-Mar-14 18:22:01

I do like Arlo, but that's been suggested. Hmmm, what about Hayden or Lennon? Or Llyr?

ZenNudist Sun 23-Mar-14 17:03:46


procrastinatingagain Sun 23-Mar-14 17:00:59

Has anyone said Inigo? And I love Jago out of the previously suggested names!

CPtart Sun 23-Mar-14 16:57:40

I know a Rusty, aged 2.

Magpieblue Sun 23-Mar-14 16:45:29

Thanks eggybrokenoff - and thanks others. Quite like Rusty. DP has vetoed Jude though.

serin Sat 22-Mar-14 18:52:27


SimplySara Fri 21-Mar-14 22:36:01

A name popped into my head today that reminded me alot of the names you like (buddy and spike). What about Rusty?

bassingtonffrench Thu 20-Mar-14 18:10:34

you really can't use Jesse James. It would be like calling you child Butch Cassidy or something.

Jesse is a good name for a boy though, for a family with a different surname

Commander Wed 19-Mar-14 23:08:02

Jude James. Perfect. Look no more. grin

Ludways Wed 19-Mar-14 22:07:22

Buddy - Elf!

I love Seth.

bouncingbelle Wed 19-Mar-14 22:04:36


WomanScorned Wed 19-Mar-14 16:12:42

If my surname was James, I would absolutely go with Jesse. But then, I like Waylon, Merle, Cash, Rhett and have a baby Johnny. Maybe check out some of the characters/actors from the Dukes of Hazard series - there are some great names there - well, imo!

sebsmummy1 Wed 19-Mar-14 12:28:25

Ha ha grin

Well we love Douglas and will use Dougie for short aka Dougie Poynter (McFly) who is now dating Ellie Goulding. We love it and amazingly we both agree (extremely rare).

eggybrokenoff Wed 19-Mar-14 12:09:09

I have 2 ds already and I have to say I never hit on a boys name that I utterly and totally 100% adored and was convinced was right. both times I felt sure of our girls name but never the same click with boys. it was a thougt out and logical choice rather than a total heart choice iyswim. but now I love their names, they are a little more 'sensible' than I would have chosen alone but they suit them and I have grown to love them more and more.

hope that helps.

Magpieblue Wed 19-Mar-14 11:09:43

Thanks all, some good suggestions and ones I haven't seen on any other threads. I've added a handful to our list. Except none (even my own list) still feel like The One - I did say we were fussy. I have a girl's name that I love, and feels right, but nothing close to a boy's name. Maybe the actual question is - do you have to absolutely LOVE a name to choose it?

Is Jesse James totally ridiculous? (We are not American, so I'm hoping it's less of an issue but maybe)

And I want to know which name you like too Sebsmummy!

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