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Is this name ok for DS3 or any other suggestions?

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RainbowInACloud Wed 04-Jun-14 20:55:44

We already have a William and Alexander and are expecting DS3.
We really struggled to decide on Alexander's name so are totally stumped now.
My favourite option is Harry but what do you think about having a William and a Harry? We are not royalists at all btw.
Other options are:

Or any others??

LairyPoppins Wed 04-Jun-14 20:59:00

We are not royalists either but we already have an Arthur and a Henry.
DS3 is due in 8 weeks and we think will be Edward, known as Ted.

I think all your names are nice. Is William always William or is he Will / Billy?

RainbowInACloud Wed 04-Jun-14 21:00:36

He started off as billy bit just suited william more. Although now he's in school he's getting will a lot more.
Love your names too.
I'd not thought of Arthur before.

LairyPoppins Wed 04-Jun-14 21:07:17

Once we'd accidentally started along the 'kings' theme (DC1 and 2 were twins, we thought Henry was a girl - he was going to be Daisy and Henry was a snap decision!) we got a bit stuck when it came to DS3!

I love James but DH has veto'd. He likes George but I have veto'd (4 Georges already at preschool).

William is at number 2 on our list at the moment - Edward is a family name so will almost certainly be using it....

janie2 Thu 05-Jun-14 21:41:58

James was the first name that sprung to mind, also DS's name!

Otherwise, Arthur, Benjamin, Robert, Stephen, John, Andrew, Charles, Phillip (sorry going royal fam here!).

bouncingbelle Thu 05-Jun-14 21:47:17

I like Harry and don't think it matters you already have a William. Or what about


TravellingToad Thu 05-Jun-14 21:51:47

I think Harry would be fine.

What about Henry? I know that it's prince harrys real name but it's not as obviously associated with him

William, Alexander and Henry
William, Alexander and James
William, Alexander and Christopher

ViviPru Thu 05-Jun-14 21:52:58

I think Henry works well with those sibling names too.

Bowlersarm Thu 05-Jun-14 21:54:30

Henry? I know it's Harry's real name but most people don't.


Samuel; James; Toby; Edward; Freddie; Charlie

Bowlersarm Thu 05-Jun-14 21:55:01

X post Toad

mollymawk Thu 05-Jun-14 21:55:39

As you have some kings already how about Richard? Or Robert? (I loved Robert but couldn't bear to use for either of my DSs due to knowing someone AWFUL with that name. You might not have that problem!).

soontobeslendergirl Fri 06-Jun-14 11:43:53

All the names are fine and don't think it matters about the William and Harry thing as you have another in between.

I also think David would go well though.

or something traditional but not as Royal such as:


skinmysunshine Fri 06-Jun-14 11:57:04

I think Benedict is a gorgeous name. Really like it.

A friend of mine has Edgar, Arthur and Alfred which I think are lovely too.

NorksEnormous Fri 06-Jun-14 12:03:52

Thomas is my favourite from your list

RainbowInACloud Fri 06-Jun-14 12:32:11

I like Henry and do think it goes well but my close friend has a Henry and DH not as keen.
James is a lovely name and one in my list but I had an ex boyfriend called James so not sure if it's a bit weird to use it.

Montsti Fri 06-Jun-14 13:39:03

Frederick (Freddie)

I like Oliver, Benjamin, Frederick & Sebastian best!

Lookingforfocus Thu 12-Jun-14 17:31:24

Gabriel (Gabe)

PineappleLump Fri 13-Jun-14 10:44:02

Lawrence? Hugo? Max?

Umbrellasandladders Fri 13-Jun-14 15:58:26

Benedict gets my vote

Chillycamper Mon 16-Jun-14 19:57:01

Reuben? Nice meaning for your new blue bundle "behold a son"

looki Mon 16-Jun-14 20:03:54

All nice names but just regarding one of the above posts saying most people don't know Henry is Prince Harry's real name. I would say the complete opposite is true and most people are aware of his real name.

NotTheKitchenAgainPlease Mon 16-Jun-14 20:05:48

Benedict is nice.

DogCalledRudis Wed 18-Jun-14 09:18:31

Why not George?

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