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MrsTilapia Thu 20-Mar-14 22:09:16

Hello, currently expecting our second child and really struggling to think of boy's names. We won't be finding out the sex, but already thinking about names as we really struggled to think of a boy's name for our first child. Thankfully, she's a girl! But once again, we can't seem to think of or find any names that we really like for a boy. We've got lots for girls so that shouldn't be an issue.

We both like: Rowan or Torben but I don't love either.

I like: Tobin, Eben, Larkin, Sage or Gideon, but my partner doesn't really like them.

He likes: Edmund, Hilary (?!), Torsten - I don't like any of them...

We both really like Jaspar, but my parents used it for their dog...

Our daughter has a very unusual name with origins in Old English; we both quite like Scandi sounding names, but I'm worried about giving a name with those origins as we have no connection to it whatsoever. Added to this, I used to be a teacher so can veto virtually any name with the flimsiest of reasons.

It's hopeless, isn't it?!

GiniCooper Thu 20-Mar-14 22:12:43

Tobias

You're welcome ;)

hunreeeal Thu 20-Mar-14 22:14:22

Reuben
Aidan
Magnus
Tristan
Caspar
Victor
Emil
Albert
Marcus
Tobias
Felix
Samson
Lucas

florascotia Thu 20-Mar-14 22:16:54

Scandinavian names - hundreds of them. Perhaps one of them will please you both:

www.nordicnames.de/wiki/Main_Page

MrsTilapia Thu 20-Mar-14 22:19:20

My DP hates Tobias, we've already had that discussion! He also hates old man names and religious names. I like Felix and Albert from your list hunreeeal - my DP's name is on there! He likes Lucas but I hate it. This is going to take forever - or nine months.

MrsTilapia Thu 20-Mar-14 22:20:47

Thanks flora! That looks great.

sleepingbeautiful Fri 21-Mar-14 01:04:15

Selwyn
Edwyn/Edwin
Lorne
Magnus
Linus
Cornelius
Anders
Erland

DiamondsAndRust Fri 21-Mar-14 01:36:06

Stellan
Torin
Calvin
Owen
Oisin/Ossian
Cassian
Jonas
Matthias
Asher
Archer

RoadToTuapeka Fri 21-Mar-14 01:47:42

Soren...I love this name and while I love Ds2s name I almost wish I had used this instead.

MrsTilapia Fri 21-Mar-14 05:42:55

We quite like Erland, Ossian and Torin. I like Soren, I'll suggest that today. My DP lives Cassius but it's close in sound to our daughter's name and I once taught a very naughty child called it! We also like Woody and Forrest, but our surname means a group of trees!

MrsTilapia Fri 21-Mar-14 05:43:13

We quite like Erland, Ossian and Torin. I like Soren, I'll suggest that today. My DP lives Cassius but it's close in sound to our daughter's name and I once taught a very naughty child called it! We also like Woody and Forrest, but our surname means a group of trees!

snowqu33n Fri 21-Mar-14 05:47:43

Tristan
Sigmund
Siegfried

BikeRunSki Fri 21-Mar-14 05:56:46

Lars
Otto
Idris
Amos
Evan

MrsTilapia Fri 21-Mar-14 08:27:31

Not keen on any of those for one reason or another. I suggested Erland this morning i.e. At the crack of dawn when or daughter woke up and the response was, 'Oh yeah, we really liked that before but do you mind Earl? Because that's what the nickname would be.' How bad is Earl? Is it really, really bad?

SimplySara Fri 21-Mar-14 09:42:40

Scandi boys names I can think of...
Magnus or Manus (apparently in Denmark the "g" is not pronounced)
Ivar
Thurston
Loki
Leif
Viggo
Albin
Sigge
Axel/ Aksel
Elias
Erik
Gustav
Bjorn
Tor

Lancelottie Fri 21-Mar-14 09:50:42

Do you pronounce Leif like Leaf? Maybe not ideal with a woody surname if so. Mind you, the same applies to Rowan!

BikeRunSki Fri 21-Mar-14 11:23:01

We have a CD of Roald Dahl's "The Witches" and "Leif" is pronounced "Laay-f".

ToffeeJungle Fri 21-Mar-14 12:46:53

Linus
Amos
Cornelius
Silas
Arlo
Ezra
Elias
Elijah
Caleb
Gabriel
Owen
Otis
Otto
Theo
Cole
Cohen
Heath
Hector

MrsTilapia Fri 21-Mar-14 16:09:02

Some good ones coming up and others we've previously considered, like Arlo. DP lives Heath but I loath it! I think it sounds horrendous with our surname (also starts with an 'H'). Erland is my favourite so far, I think. I'll probably hate it tomorrow!

MrsTilapia Fri 21-Mar-14 16:10:10

*loves Heath, not lives... Although he might be living on the Heath if he keeps suggesting things like Atom and Tenzing!

BikeRunSki Fri 21-Mar-14 17:33:30

Seth
Silas
Carl
Errol
Floyd
Cory
Cole
Emmet
Jan
Sean
Emil

Surf25 Fri 21-Mar-14 19:39:15

Torren
Callan
Magnus

NationMcKinley Fri 21-Mar-14 19:54:37

Caleb
Casper
Ariel
Soren / Sorensen
Tristan
Lucien
Lyle

I really like Tenzing! (Sorry!) grin

ikeaismylocal Fri 21-Mar-14 20:54:29

Otto
Tor
Tor-Björn
Sören
Håkan
Elvin
Frej
Loki
Svante
Viggo
Vilgot
Axel

These are my favorite Swedish names, ds1 is Elvin and dc2 will be Tor or Frej if it's a boy. I adore the name Loki, but I know 3 boys called Loki so can't really use it.

SimplySara Fri 21-Mar-14 22:11:55

If you like Erland what about Wayland/ Waylon. Or if you considered Arlo what abouth Guthrie instead. Or as an alternative to Cassius what about Octavio. Rusty instead of Woody and Clay instead of Forrest?

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