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A name for DS3

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NoNamesNancy Sat 07-Jun-14 11:22:58

My 2 DSs have names which are a little different in style. DS1 is named after a relative, and has a very popular, 'normal' name. DS2's name is not exactly wacky - it's a traditional name as well - but it's Celtic (reflecting our origins) and a lot less popular (not top 100 - possibly not even top 500). It probably reflects our natural naming style a little better, although I'm very happy with both of their names as it was important to me to use DS1's.

To give you an example, although these are not their actual names but similar in style / popularity, imagine that DS1 is Tom, and DS2 is Fergus.

We'd like a name for DS3 which sort of ties the names together, and makes them seem more cohesive, if that makes any sense at all. So probably something in between the 2 in terms of popularity / style. The boys will all be quite close in age.

So far on our list we have:

Christopher (more of DS1 style name?)
George (probably too popular now)
Laurie (Laurence)
Torin (too left field?)

Any thoughts or suggestions welcome. We prefer either traditional English or Scottish names.

FatalCabbage Sat 07-Jun-14 11:28:06

Naming a third boy is hard - you have my sympathy.

Of all your list I think Laurence is the best "bridge" name, and Laurie glorious in its own right!

On the other hand, going for a name that is a Tom name in Scotland but a Fergus name in England would bridge the gap too. I know boys called Hamish, Cameron, Eoghan, Reay, Ruaridh, Ross.

devoncreamtea Sat 07-Jun-14 11:33:07

I like Hugh best on your list. would you mind saying what your other boys are called - just to help with the cohesive thing?

I love Alexander and Laurie too.


rachel234 Sat 07-Jun-14 12:20:16

Love Christopher and Torin! Or what about Quentin, Reuben or Magnus?

rachel234 Sat 07-Jun-14 12:20:59

Cameron is lovely too!

Laurie is too feminine imo

Onesleeptillwembley Sat 07-Jun-14 12:29:55

Your first five are all in my family! Love them all. Really not keen on Torin myself, but that's just my taste. I know you used Fergus as an example but it's a lovely name. What about Edward?

Viatrix Sat 07-Jun-14 13:14:19

I like...

Laurie (Laurence)

I'd love to see Peter or Laurence "Laurie" used.

Montsti Sat 07-Jun-14 13:15:14

I like George and Alexander - not keen on the others on your list.

Nicholas, Edward, Andrew, Robert, Fraser, Hamish

survivingsummer Sat 07-Jun-14 13:37:43

I have a Laurie (Laurence) so am biased! Obviously a lovely name wink

Otherwise I really like Hugh and Louis.

DogCalledRudis Sat 07-Jun-14 13:52:04

I like Hugh. I know no boys by this name sad
Torin, maybe... Why not Thor?

Guin1 Sat 07-Jun-14 13:54:10

My favourite from your list is Peter - timeless and currently underused. Simple for a nn, no spelling issues, travels well, etc.

I also like Torin from your list, and Edward, Hamish or Toby from other suggested names.

friendface Sat 07-Jun-14 14:51:11

Fergus is fab, as is Hamish. Under slightly similar circumstances we're considering Dougie for our DC3, which would be Douglas, Dougal or jus Dougie

BikeRunSki Sat 07-Jun-14 14:54:12


NoNamesNancy Sat 07-Jun-14 14:57:41

Thanks all. Unfortunately I can't actually use Hamish or Fergus for reasons I won't go into, otherwise I would!

Dougie is really nice, friendface. I'm adding that to the list. Fatal, that is good advice about looking for a "Tom" name in Scotland (or vice verse).

We only ever have a list, rather than a name picked, before we meet the baby, so I just need to narrow it down to 3 or 4. DH will never allow Torin when it comes down to it, so I can probably remove that grin. I really love Laurie and Hugh, I think they're my front runners (DH may not agree!).

soontobeslendergirl Sat 07-Jun-14 14:59:06

Laurie or Hugh probably fit the brief best. I like Torin but it is definitely more on the unusual side. the rest are pretty safe names.

I'd suggest:


NoNamesNancy Sat 07-Jun-14 14:59:11

Thanks BikeRunSki. I'm adding Rory to the list, love it. Fraser also unfortunately falls into the "love but can't use" category (wish we'd had our DCs before all of our relatives had theirs!).

soontobeslendergirl Sat 07-Jun-14 14:59:56

or Keir?

courtwood Sat 07-Jun-14 15:17:28

Andrew fits well with a Tom name and with Scottish theme as their national patron
David ditto except welsh connexion

NoNamesNancy Sat 07-Jun-14 15:39:21

Thanks, I like Keir and Andrew. I really like Andrew actually - it seems so obvious, but we hadn't considered it before.

Love Laurie. Dd1 would have been it, had she been ds.

BettyOff Sat 07-Jun-14 16:50:25

Francis nn Frankie or Francie

BettyOff Sun 08-Jun-14 10:02:54

Oops Nancy, I broke your thread! Sorry. Hopefully it's because it's a list of names so fantastic no more are needed! wink

Jenijena Sun 08-Jun-14 10:14:46

Douglas struck me as a possible and I see I'm not the only one.

Ian? That's a Scottish 'John' isn't it?

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