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Who else is struggling with boys' names?! Come and vent!

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nasara Wed 04-Jun-14 20:18:31

This seems to be a very common subject on this forum, so are you also finding boys' names bloody hard?!

Girls' names seem to be so much easier - I have two already and would happily name a third! But first boy and I'm clueless!

These names have made it on to the list but for one reason or another haven't made me feel like they're "The One", except Oscar which I think is just way too popular for me.


Anyway, rant away! I know I'm not alone...

Springing Mon 16-Jun-14 20:15:10

How about Lev? It's the Russian version of Leo, I love it but it was vetoed by my dh.

nasara Mon 16-Jun-14 20:05:34

ImBrian, I love Sebastian and Oscar - just beware that Oscar has surged in popularity I think it is in the top 10 for last year and possibly this year. Even so, in 2012 it was in the top 20, same with Noah I think.

I think we've finally decided on a name - Leon grin

ImBrian Sun 15-Jun-14 22:36:22

I'm pregnant with my first boy after 4 girls. The only one of their names I slightly regret is because it's very popular and there were 4 in her class!

So far we both like Sebastian, I like Noah and Oscar as well but dp not so keen.

Provencalroseparadox Thu 12-Jun-14 21:31:26

OP I like all your boys' names except for Henry,Robert and Dominic

KateTheHuman Thu 12-Jun-14 21:23:11

*Need to do so much more research. I should have read that before posting haha

KateTheHuman Thu 12-Jun-14 21:22:07

I'm totally struggling with boys names! At the moment we have Dylan. That's it. Need to do so much more researching to do. I've said since I was a teenager that I wanted a girl called Lily so haven't ever thought about boys names. There's not many I like. Boys! Haha.

nasara Thu 12-Jun-14 21:19:47

We have discussed Robin, and we quite like it, but I'm friends with a Robyn (female) so it feels a bit too unisex for me.

I do quite like the name Dexter, but as we're quite big fans of the tv show, it would be a bit weird to give our son the same name.

Thanks so much for the suggestions though - I really need all the suggestions I can get!

neverenoughwine Thu 12-Jun-14 21:16:07


Or ??


fedupofrainydays Thu 12-Jun-14 20:10:18

Ha ha - I should do that too!!

princessdave Thu 12-Jun-14 08:38:33

fedupofrainydays my DH Robin is named after Robin Ellis, the Poldark actor! I always buy christmas cards with robins on though and he doesn't find it remotely amusing.... grin

singaporeswing Thu 12-Jun-14 07:40:54

As soon as I saw your DDs names, Dexter jumped into my head.

Cora, Eliza and Dexter has quite a nice flow, it's unusual and has a quirky nn.

fedupofrainydays Thu 12-Jun-14 06:57:37

My husband is called robin and he hates it - being named after a bird!

MyrtleDove Thu 12-Jun-14 00:13:12

I haven't seen this mentioned but apologies if it has been - what about Robin? Old-fashioned but not made a comeback yet, but I think it's lovely. It's also not too fussy and works for an adult as well as a little boy.

fedupofrainydays Wed 11-Jun-14 23:10:59

Cosmo just reminds me of cosmopolitan magazine!!
I think Percy is cute too but can see why people take the piss.

shatteredmum1 Wed 11-Jun-14 22:53:21

Cosmo is fantastic!

nasara Wed 11-Jun-14 22:32:10

Casey123, I've trawled through the ONS spreadsheet looking into the 1000s but haven't come up with anything as well as googling popularity charts from the 1800s and early 1900s.

I woke up thinking of 'Marlow' this morning but can't ultimately it is a last name/place name and that goes against my stupid rules!

So, no closer ThinkIveBeenHacked sad I've got two little girls (Cora and Eliza - hello to anyone who knows me!).

ThinkIveBeenHacked Wed 11-Jun-14 20:45:10

Any closer OP? What are your dss called?

Ive found out im expecting a boy today and dh and I likenames at the opppsite ends of the spectrum!

Casey123 Wed 11-Jun-14 20:24:51

Nasara, maybe you could look back to olddy names. Thats where I got lots of inspiration from, half of them havn't had a come back yet so are marmity and unusual enough, but most of them arn't too made up like some of the completely modern names today, so should be sturdy enough.

Good luck baby name chooossing everyone!

princessdave Tue 10-Jun-14 09:00:16

nasara I did see a thread on here a while back and the OPs DS was already called Percy and people were downright mean about the name... even though she wasn't asking for opinions on Percy, she wanted suggestions for a brother! I really like it, cute for a baby, kinda cool for a teen. Maybe not so great for a grown up chap mind you but then it comes into its own again when they get to more a more advanced age. Grandad Percy sounds awesome.

DH said a Percy would get bullied but someone told me about "...& the Lightening Thief" being the latest hip movie (or book? I forget) franchise thing and names are so varied these days that I wonder if kids even pick on others based on their names? I tend to think children don't pay a great deal of attention to names in that sense as there are just so many different ones around these days..... confused

nasara Mon 09-Jun-14 21:51:54

princessdave I've considered Percy too - I think it has the workings of a great name!

pilates I've also considered Jared too - maybe I should be recreating a long short list...

casey123 I think I may regret not using a more unusual name. I think back to friends who have used rather marmitey names for boy and I recall feeling a bit puzzled by their names choices but now I totally get it.

I think I'm just on a quest for the right marmitey name for us and this little one... But then is a good solid, timeless name is the right choice?

Bah, this is hard!

Casey123 Mon 09-Jun-14 19:55:31

I'm the opposite to all of you ladies! I find girls names impossible. We have twins, Zachary and Jacob. They were named Vinnie and Ronnie for about 2 days before we decided they were a little too unusual, and went for some common names! I hate to admit it, but I still sometimes wish I had gone for Vinnie and Ronnie, I loveeee more unusual names, but the look on our families faces made us question it! But then again, at least they are sturdy, normal names that can't get too messed about with.

We've just had a brand new Theo and a new Charlie in the family. Surprisingly, they both have grown on me.

Thinkivebeenhacked, I love love love love your three names!

spence24 Mon 09-Jun-14 19:36:47

I just had a good chuckle at Rohan/Rowan. I feel their pain, mine and OH's names rhyme and we get no end of ridicule from our friends. Already getting people asking us to rhyme the baby's name too, which would be cruel!

pilates Mon 09-Jun-14 11:57:14

Nathan - nn Nate

Really like the name Jared.

I agree girls names much easier. Good luck.

princessdave Mon 09-Jun-14 11:45:04

I have a (male) friend called Rohan, his wife is Rowan. I was sad they didn't name their son Ronan grin. TBF they picked Loki which really suits him.

Also have a well researched, thought out list of girls names (surname Smith so wanted names that are very rarely used so pored over 2012 and 2011 stats) to go with DD (Elodie) but if this baby is a boy then we are sort of agreed on something as neither of us love any boys names or feel like any are "the one". There just seem to be less boys names to choose from and all the good ones have been used on my cousins/friends/cats already (thomas, robert, george, benjamin, william, lucas, toby, oscar, max, ted, isaac, elliot, daniel, luke)

In fact the only one I really like is Percy but everyone looked hmm so that was that!

nasara Sun 08-Jun-14 23:06:27

Has anyone been successful and found a name?

Today, I have considered and probably scrubbed from the list - Raphael, Rafe, Gilbert, Jude. Nothing seems to work for me grrrrr.

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