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Please help with our boys name shortlist - they are all quite different!

(26 Posts)
ilovebooks Tue 17-Jun-14 17:22:56

Hello everyone.

DS3 is due next month and DP and I struggle to agree on names. The shortlist is as follows and I just can't imagine making a decision as they are all pretty different and we had one or two names ready for the other two, which seemed much easier..

Calvin (DP's favourite but I waver with it)

Any other suggestions gratefully received, thanks everyone.

OpiesOldLady Tue 17-Jun-14 17:26:51

Out of your list I like Jonas/Jonah the best. Actively dislike Calvin.

I do like Rowan, but I'm plagued with Mr Bean references. What about Rohan as an alternative?

BillnTedsMostFeministAdventure Tue 17-Jun-14 17:28:08

Magnus or Jonas.

Lizzylou Tue 17-Jun-14 17:30:10

My favourite is Rowan/Rohan, Magnus could be lovely.

AuntieStella Tue 17-Jun-14 17:31:09

Calvin makes me think either "... and Hobbes" (which would be fun) or strict Protestantism.

From the others on your list, I like Rex, Magnus and Rowan.

Other names at popped into my mind reading your list are: Kingsley, Maximillian, Joel, Raphael, Jeremiah

wafflyversatile Tue 17-Jun-14 17:31:30

I only like Calvin or Rowan.

MwahMum Tue 17-Jun-14 17:33:51

I'd go with Rex smile

KlokkenErOl Tue 17-Jun-14 17:35:18

I like Magnus best.
Rex is great.
Gene is one I can't make up my mind about. I know some really nerdy Eugenes. But even Eugene sounds less awful to me than it did 20 years ago.
Rowan is too unisex for my style.
Remy is a drink is it not? sounds feminine anyway.
Jonas / Jonah - both ok but I think the fashion for bible names is on its way out so bible names will sound very dated (don't eat me, just my opinion)
Calvin is ok but has a religious feel to it that I can't embrace. It is OK though.

What about Howie, Victor or Donald. They sound quirky in the style of Eugene.

ilovebooks Tue 17-Jun-14 17:38:48

Thanks everyone.

AuntieStella I really like Raphael and Joel but DP doesn't.

Other two are Samson (sam) and Laurie if that helps..

DitzyDonkey Tue 17-Jun-14 17:41:52


Holfin Tue 17-Jun-14 17:41:55

I really like Rex smile

EvilHerbivore Tue 17-Jun-14 17:42:25

Really like Remy and Jonah, might get Joe as a nn though if that'd bother you?

WisemansBridge Tue 17-Jun-14 17:43:54

My favourite are Jonah and Rowan. Really like them actually. Jonah was on our shortlist but we had three girls!

museumum Tue 17-Jun-14 17:44:25

I love Rohan. It would ensure ro-ann pronunciation rather than r-ow-an like the tree which I dislike.

scarletforya Tue 17-Jun-14 17:45:40

I love Samson and Rowan.

GoblinMarket Tue 17-Jun-14 17:47:28


ChewyGiraffe Tue 17-Jun-14 17:50:14

Magnus is lovely - I'd pick that one! In fact, why not Magnus Rex?

Agree with Opies about Rowan.

I also like Gene - but personally I'd worry kids would call him Jean, as in a 'girl's name', even though that probably doesn't worry Liam Gallagher's son ...

forago Tue 17-Jun-14 17:50:27

I really don't like Magnus or Rex - sound like obnoxious London estate agents to me
Calvin - really like this (but am biased)
Remy and Rowan - really like both of these and considered them but couldn't use as have a bit of a lisp.

littlefunpug Tue 17-Jun-14 18:26:52

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ilovebooks Tue 17-Jun-14 21:01:49

Thanks all.

Looking like Rex,Magnus and Rowan are most favoured.. I think I do like Rex the best so hope DP can go with this!

rachel234 Tue 17-Jun-14 22:28:58

Really like Calvin and Rowan - strong, cool names.

BlueStarsAtNight Tue 17-Jun-14 23:23:42

This is my order:


Nereida Tue 17-Jun-14 23:26:16

I love Magnus and like Jonas and Remy. Gene is quite cool too.

Guin1 Wed 18-Jun-14 01:07:20

My vote is for Magnus or Rex.

weatherall Wed 18-Jun-14 01:32:04

My favourite is Calvin.

Easy to spell and pronounce, is a proper name but uncommon.

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