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Ivy's little brother?

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Treadlightly Tue 11-Nov-14 17:06:36

Just found out we're having a boy and trying to decide on a name grin
Already have an ivy
Here's my short list...

Sidney
Fergus
Lenny
Charlie
Frank
Eric
Tom
Billy
Ned (dh says no though..)

What do you think??
Or any suggestions for something similar?
Thanks smile

Shahrazad Tue 11-Nov-14 17:37:56

As Ivy was previously popular at the turn of the last century, what about looking for inspiration in the name lists for 1900?

Out of your list I love Eric and Sidney. All the following were in the top 200 in 1900:

Alfred
Leonard
Wilfred
Sydney
Edgar
Eric
Ralph
Hugh
Lewis
Douglas
Lawrence
Edmund
Wilfrid
Leo
Basil
Ellis
Theodore
Harris
Felix

pinkandsparklytoo Tue 11-Nov-14 17:44:55

The Ivy I knew has brothers called Kingsley and Jerome

Sophronia Tue 11-Nov-14 18:04:48

I like Ivy with Sidney, Eric or Frank.

TheLeftovermonster Tue 11-Nov-14 18:10:59

A tree name? Rowan, Ash, Acer, that sort of thing.

Treadlightly Tue 11-Nov-14 19:53:03

Great suggestions thank you!
Good idea about looking at 1900 names...
I love Eric & Sidney - they are the current top 2 smile

bouncingbelle Tue 11-Nov-14 19:57:44

I like Sidney and when I read 'ivy' I immediately thought Robert.

turdfairynomore Tue 11-Nov-14 20:13:16

I thought Wilf or Vincent.

loislines Wed 12-Nov-14 16:09:14

Eric and Ivy are lovely together.

Lunastarfish Wed 12-Nov-14 18:17:35

Douglas
Dominic
Sylvester

I like the suggestion of Wilf

Smukogrig Wed 12-Nov-14 18:18:38

Rowan

twinjocks Wed 12-Nov-14 18:20:06

From your list, I like Billy and Sidney.

Medibeagle Wed 12-Nov-14 21:03:25

Joseph.

Icedfinger Wed 12-Nov-14 21:32:37

Ralph
Wilfred
Julian
Bert

Jolay100 Thu 13-Nov-14 09:01:48

Stanley

coldtoe Sat 15-Nov-14 10:05:19

I have an Ivy too. Not expecting (yet!) but my boy name list has lots the same as yours. Topping my list are Tom and Ned at the moment. I'm put off by the popularity of Tom and that Ned is the Scottish equivalent to chav but still love these 2 best.
Also have Billy and Sid on my list but not sure I'd use them. I've been toying with Gus but again don't think I'd use it.
Also like Max, Tim, Jim and Doug. Finley was my old favourite but gone off that now.
Last night I was thinking about Buster, Chester, Baxter, Dexter and Digby. Again, don't think I'd use these.
If I could use it my all time favourite has surprised me....... Blake.

CluelessNewbie1 Sat 15-Nov-14 10:11:31

Without looking at the thread I thought Billy. I think its a lovely name

Castlemilk Sat 15-Nov-14 14:07:55

Sidney, definitely.

Like Eric, but it's got no good nickname. I like the idea of someone having a choice of using a longer name or a snappy shortening depending on mood/personality, and Sid is great.

Wellwellwell3holesintheground Sat 15-Nov-14 14:17:20

Ollie? Sorry, couldn't resist. Ivy is a great name. What about Albert?

HelloItsMeFell Sat 15-Nov-14 14:19:46

I like Ralph (Rafe) Sidney, Lenny and Frank. Also Bay or Rowan would be nice with Ivy.

Spanielpuppy Sun 16-Nov-14 13:53:20

I have a theo and was thinking that ivy would be a lovely name if we were to have a girl

Ivy and Theo

RRJRJR Sun 16-Nov-14 20:55:49

Lovely name Ivy

I think Sid (Sidney) and Ivy are good together

Eric I think is cool but to me they sound like they come from different generations.

What about Fred, Freddie or John, Johnny - both classic names

deste Sun 16-Nov-14 22:52:14

William came to mind.

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