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pootle100 Thu 20-Nov-14 17:38:57

Hello everyone smile trying to come up with an outdoorsy sounding boys name. Our surname is James.

So far we have the following
Lake, Harbor, Finch and North.

Any opinions on those? or other suggestions

Thanks :D

StillLifewithGin Thu 20-Nov-14 17:41:52

Mountain?

PaperDolls Thu 20-Nov-14 17:48:22

Hunter

pootle100 Thu 20-Nov-14 17:53:04

Thank you so far smile will put all suggestions and thoughts to the other half when he gets in.

Momzilla82 Thu 20-Nov-14 17:59:46

Finn, Lachlan, Caspar, Ash

howtodrainyourflagon Thu 20-Nov-14 18:03:06

Rowan, Wolf, Bear, Hawk, Eagle

AugustaGloop Thu 20-Nov-14 18:11:58

I think if you name him something like North or Finch, people will assume James is the first name. James North or James Finch sound more like a name than North James or Finch James. I have a colleague called Matthew James and he often gets replies starting dear James. I think this would be even more the case if the first name was not a conventional name.
I do think with your surname you need something like Finn which is more recognisably a first name.

RedToothBrush Thu 20-Nov-14 18:27:23

Love your ideas. Have you thought about explorer type names or the names of iconic places?

Bowlersarm Thu 20-Nov-14 18:29:58

Lake James, Harbor James, North James all sound like a place not a person.

Archer.
Hayden.
Brook.

wizzler Thu 20-Nov-14 18:30:37

Heath... wanted it for DS but DH said no! sad

Leeds2 Thu 20-Nov-14 18:51:56

Tor

TempsPerdu Thu 20-Nov-14 19:11:09

Mixture of nature and outdoorsy/rugged-sounding names:

Orson
Huxley
Ryder
Fox
Reed
River
Judd
Jett
Flynn
Wyatt
Sage
Asa/Acer
Cedar

amy0787 Thu 20-Nov-14 19:12:56

Rafe, Nordic for wolf and sounds outdoorsy!

FishWithABicycle Thu 20-Nov-14 19:17:34

Dale
Orion
Rowan
Heathcliff

Spanielpuppy Thu 20-Nov-14 19:21:05

Winter
River
Oak
Rafe
Reed
Lachlan
Hunter
London
Devon

sejt Thu 20-Nov-14 20:14:27

Lake James sounds like a resort.

I'd put a 3 syllable name with James.

Dominic, Nicholas, Barnaby
or
Patrick
Frederick

The only out door name I can think of is Glenn but Glenn James sounds awful

Ghyll
Rowan
Oak

elenasalvatore Thu 20-Nov-14 20:21:50

Scout

TreadSoftlyOnMyDreams Thu 20-Nov-14 20:26:47

Clint

tammytoby Thu 20-Nov-14 20:49:43

Very curious (and intrigued) what makes some of these names outdoorsy hmm - Luke, Tor, Orson...?!

Just choose a name you love!

LittleBairn Thu 20-Nov-14 21:18:46

Lake James sounds like a location not a persons name.

Wolf
Oakley
Amos (NN Moss)
Elm
Hunter
Bear

BikeRunSki Thu 20-Nov-14 21:28:16

Name him after a mountain?
(Cadair) Idris
Mickelden (Mick)
Snowdon
(Kinder) Scout

Or after an explorer...
Robert/Falcon/Scott
Ernest (Shakelton)
Livingston
Marco (Polo)

Or rivers...
Calder
Aire
Humber
(Running out of inspiration on this one, can you tell I'm in Yorkshire?)

But I agree that anything that is not obviously a first name will be assumed to be a surname when paired with James.

spamanderson Thu 20-Nov-14 21:33:08

One of my customers had a son called Foxe and I thought it was awesome! I love the strong, outdoorsy names. What about surnamey names?
Not sure these all fit but they're some of my favourites
Gray/Grayson
Harrison
Hunter
Archer
Asher
Wade
Reed/Reid
Clarke
Caden
Cole

Any place names that mean something to you?

bauhausfan Thu 20-Nov-14 21:40:46

Forrest (meant to have the double s)
Hillary
Scott (as in of the Antarctic)
Ocean (or Oisin)
Ryder

LetticeKnollys Thu 20-Nov-14 21:42:11

You hear 'Forest' in the US sometimes.

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