Can't find a boys name I love - brother to Ella

(51 Posts)
Imsoontobemummyto2 Sun 27-Jul-14 20:59:04

I am imminently expecting a boy to be a little brother to my daughter Ella. I can't think of a name that I really love. We would like something relatively traditional, and perhaps (though not necessarily) Scottish as we have some Scottish ancestry. We are really struggling. There are loads of girls names I love but really struggling for boys' names. We both like names like Thomas, Alexander, Alastair etc but none of them are really jumping out at me. Any ideas would be much appreciated!

BikeRunSki Sun 27-Jul-14 21:00:18


simonthedog Sun 27-Jul-14 21:02:56

My fave boys name is Gregory, how about Gregor?

rachel234 Sun 27-Jul-14 21:06:07

Alastair is lovely or how about Quentin, Hamish or Dominic?

Imsoontobemummyto2 Sun 27-Jul-14 21:08:40

Thanks so much ladies - keep them coming. I do like Alastair but DH less keen. I like Hamish too. Still nothing grabbing me though. Maybe nothing will and I have unrealistic expectations of suddenly hearing a name and thinking "that's the one!"

profligatehousewife Sun 27-Jul-14 21:09:16

Miles, obviously ;-) A jazz theme going.. and I think it is Scottish.

IvyBeagle Sun 27-Jul-14 21:15:04

Ella and Kit

AvonCallingBarksdale Sun 27-Jul-14 21:16:18

Luke. Goes well with Ella IMHO.

BikeRunSki Sun 27-Jul-14 21:17:00


Imsoontobemummyto2 Sun 27-Jul-14 21:17:13

IvyBeagle I have just laughed out loud at your Winter is Coming joke on another thread!

BikeRunSki Sun 27-Jul-14 21:17:15


reallydontwanttoknow Sun 27-Jul-14 21:17:16

Reuben - no idea why but first name I thought of when I saw the thread title confused

LittleSF Sun 27-Jul-14 21:17:55

What about Brody? It's a Scottish surname originally (I think).

Ella and Brody sounds sweet.

Imsoontobemummyto2 Sun 27-Jul-14 21:19:29

I like Luke and Brodie, though DH has already vetoed Brodie I might be able to wear him down - thanks so much for all replies - any more much appreciated.

bauhausfan Sun 27-Jul-14 21:21:21


TenMinutesEarly Sun 27-Jul-14 21:22:03

Logan? Logie for short.

ooerrmissus Sun 27-Jul-14 21:23:19

Lots of good suggestions here.

Just don't name him Sam.

Sam n Ella, not good

Imsoontobemummyto2 Sun 27-Jul-14 21:23:35

Just to go off on a tangent......I really like Elliot actually but had ruled that out because I think we can't have an Ella and and Elliot - do others agree?

Imsoontobemummyto2 Sun 27-Jul-14 21:24:18

Omigod I hadn't thought of Sam N Ella and Sam isn't actually out of the question so ooermissus thanks v much for pointing that out......

inlectorecumbit Sun 27-Jul-14 21:25:33

Archie, Hamish Angus Stuart Craig Lewis Harris

inlectorecumbit Sun 27-Jul-14 21:28:35

Scott Douglas Duncan

dancemom Sun 27-Jul-14 21:30:53


Morecan Sun 27-Jul-14 21:31:09

Max - not Scottish, but a good strong name.

wantacatplease Sun 27-Jul-14 21:31:29

Oisian...I love it!

inlectorecumbit Sun 27-Jul-14 21:34:55

Ruairidh ((Rory)

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