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JennyBlueWren Sat 22-Nov-14 21:26:35

Went through the top 500 and selected the ones I liked and DH removed the ones he didn't like (ones which sounded to hard edged?!) .

This is our shortlist -would appreciate any opinions. Apparently (coincidentally) a lot of them have been quite common in his family.


Clairej81 Sat 22-Nov-14 21:32:36

I really like the name James out of your list. A lot depends on your surname and how the two go together.

DramaAlpaca Sat 22-Nov-14 21:35:02

James - a true classic & a lovely name which doesn't date, probably my favourite boy's name.
David - really good name, due a revival.
Alex - popular, nice name. I'd go for Alexander on the BC.
John - I find it a bit boring but it would be OK as a middle name.
Andrew - love this. If I'd had another boy I'd have used it.
Donald - the only one on your list I don't like, but I do like Dónal, the Irish version.
Sam - nice as a nickname for Samuel.

shakemysilliesout Sat 22-Nov-14 21:43:17

I vote John- all great. Andrew second choice for me

BlueChampagne Sat 22-Nov-14 22:33:22

Love Alex(ander), Andrew, James and David from your list. They will never date.

Sophronia Sun 23-Nov-14 00:16:58

I like them all. I prefer Alex and Sam short for Alexander and Samuel though.

Guin1 Sun 23-Nov-14 04:42:05

Andrew. By a long way.

ilovelamp82 Sun 23-Nov-14 06:01:17

I I love James and John.

WishUponAStar88 Sun 23-Nov-14 06:14:00

Alex and Sam. Personally would have these as nicknames but register Samuel and Alexander

JimbosJetSet Sun 23-Nov-14 06:34:49

All lovely names (with the possible exception of Donald!)

I'd go for John or Andrew or David though - there won't be ten other boys of the same name in class when he gets to school.

Aimielea Sun 23-Nov-14 07:47:18

James- lovely and classic
David- nice
Alex- prefer Alexander
John- ok
Andrew- will get called Andy but lovely name
Donald- too old
Sam- love Samuel

Rtfairy Sun 23-Nov-14 08:24:54

I love Alex and Sam from your list. Don't really have an opinion on the others they're all ok apart from Donald which unless is used as a middle name AND after a family member is just awful IMO.

Legionofboom Sun 23-Nov-14 08:40:42

James - awful (irrational dislike but I really do hate it)
David - lovely and as pp said due a revival
Alex - OK but overdone
John - great name, my favourite on your list
Andrew - OK but not keen on Andy or Drew
Donald - I actually quite like this.
Sam - another lovely name but overdone.

James - like
David - like but don't let him be Dave as that is too middle aged bloke-ish
Alex - dislike
John - not doing much for me but inoffensive
Andrew - really like it, especially if nn is Drew
Donald - bloody awful
Sam - ok

Tranquilitybaby Sun 23-Nov-14 22:47:37

Out of those I like Alex and Sam best, but I would use Samuel.

flowerbum Mon 24-Nov-14 15:34:59

My son is called alex and he is the only one in his class and he loves his name.

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