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coldtoe Thu 20-Mar-14 09:58:10

Girl names are easy. There are so many pretty names. Myself, I prefer short, kick ass names like Maud, Ivy, Maeve, Enid, Bess.... Marmite names I suppose. But boys names are hard, no impossible. I don't like cutsie old man names like Wilfie, Archie. What is the boy version of my marmite girl names?!
Sid?
Jim?

PeterParkerSays Thu 20-Mar-14 10:05:28

Maud, Ivy etc. are very 1940s / 50s - is that something you'd like in a boy's name as well? Fred, Ray etc.

would something like Spike be too modern?

NorbertDentressangle Thu 20-Mar-14 10:06:50

Stanley/Stan?

coldtoe Thu 20-Mar-14 10:10:19

Fred and Stanley are along the right lines I suppose but not up there with the girls names. Not keen on Ray and Spike.

Bowlersarm Thu 20-Mar-14 10:14:33

Yes to Sid.
Wilf, one syllable
Bill
Alf
Harold
Edwin
Ted
Lenny

Those sort of names?

PreciousPeach Thu 20-Mar-14 10:22:49

Ezra
Arlo
Asa
Cassius
Rex
Rufus
Diccon
Barnaby
Jonah
Jonas
Xavier
Caspar
Kit
Ezekiel
Josiah
Monty
Rafferty
Xander

IHeartKingThistle Thu 20-Mar-14 10:26:21

Lawrence/Laurence, nn Larry?

hunreeeal Thu 20-Mar-14 10:44:07

I like both Sid and Jim.

Jack
Eli
Max
Leo
John
Kyle
Ross
Zane
Seth
Luke
Jed
Jude

florascotia Thu 20-Mar-14 11:41:25

Ivy, Maud, Enid were in the top 100 in 1904 and 1914. (Along with other currently fashionable names such as Edith, Olive, May, Florence, Lily, Violet ....)
For boys' names of the same era see:
www.britishbabynames.com/blog/2011/06/1914-to-2009.html

and
www.britishbabynames.com/blog/2011/06/1904-to-2009.html

CaipirinhasAllRound Thu 20-Mar-14 12:01:06

Rex
Gus
Bruno
Ted

elliebe13 Thu 20-Mar-14 12:34:03

Jude? Cai? Ben?

looki Thu 20-Mar-14 13:41:32

Kit
Ted
Tom
Bob
Billy
Louis

On the other hand you could go with names like Reginald, Albert etc but for my taste they sound ugly.

MsJupiter Thu 20-Mar-14 13:58:08

Ted, Bert, John.

soontobeslendergirl Thu 20-Mar-14 14:12:49

Hal
Eugene
Lex
Billy
Trevor
Les
Duncan
Morris
Heath
Frank

Fattyforever Thu 20-Mar-14 15:55:59

Stanley
Angus
Zander
Finn (maybe Findlay)

These are the only boys names in the whole entire world that I could have seen myself using. None of them were "the one" but i know I would have grown to love them.

ShoeWhore Thu 20-Mar-14 16:02:14

Ted
Ned
Walter
Stanley
Boris
Arthur
Leonard
Angus
Frank
Albert
Bernard
Jude
Fred
Wilf
Lawrence
Bert
Angus
Hamish
Lucas

ShoeWhore Thu 20-Mar-14 16:03:07

Rufus?

bouquetofpencils Thu 20-Mar-14 16:25:53

Frank seems to be love or hate.

Babytalkobsession Thu 20-Mar-14 18:56:39

I have a Frank and love the name. It fits your brief without being a popular as Stan, Alfie, Arthur etc. It's definitely a marmite name but we've had loads of positivity and think it's cool, strong and simple.

Love Sid too. Reggie?

RalphRecklessCardew Thu 20-Mar-14 21:45:19

Definitely Frank.

LineRunner Thu 20-Mar-14 21:48:13

Edwin
John
Robert
Bert
Ralph

Cezella Fri 21-Mar-14 00:16:52

Seth?

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Fri 21-Mar-14 00:28:54

Ray
Jeff
Reg
Victor (Vic)
Walter (Walt)

Nataleejah Mon 31-Mar-14 22:11:45

Sid! Yay!

superzero Tue 01-Apr-14 19:29:49

I've got/had relatives with 3 of your girl's names.If alive they would be in their 80's & 90's.
Along with Betty ,Mabel and Esme they married Fred,Richard,Horace, Robert ,Harold and Gordon.
So maybe they are the equivalent "type" of name?

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