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EatsFartsAndLeaves Mon 22-Dec-14 00:48:45

Which of these boy's names do you like best? If I like these, can you think of a couple more I might like?

Joel (Joe)
Samuel (Sam)
Edward (Eddie)

I think Thomas is too popular, Joe and Sam are my favourite shortened names but I want a full name on the birth certificate. NOT into religion or royalty so please point out if I've missed any obvious references to either. Very anti-tory too. Baby due in April.

PrintScreen Mon 22-Dec-14 08:36:34

I like Stanley and Freddie.

Have you considered Arthur?

baskingseals Mon 22-Dec-14 08:38:20

Love Joel, Leo and Toby. Nice list op.

shakemysilliesout Mon 22-Dec-14 09:42:25

Nice list. Great taste.

GlitzAndGigglesx Mon 22-Dec-14 09:43:52

I like Joel, Leo and Corey best

scratchandsniff Mon 22-Dec-14 09:46:14

My DS is one of these

I like Edward, Samuel, Stanley, Ben and Robin.

Think Lucas and Toby are getting quite popular at the moment.

Sophronia Mon 22-Dec-14 09:58:13

I like Thomas, Samuel, Leo and Frederick the best.

EatsFartsAndLeaves Mon 22-Dec-14 11:46:06

Thanks for input folks!

Stanley Frederick Surname is a strong possibility, and yes I do like Arthur, I'll add that to the list!

Is Robin considered more a girl's name now?

Ben would have to be Benjamin on the birth certificate of course.

spinduchess Mon 22-Dec-14 11:46:45

Frederick by far! Fred is such a great name, and it suits all ages!

Deerhound Mon 22-Dec-14 20:23:30

Stanley Frederick is great. Or indeed Frederick Stanley... Good solid lefty names

Deerhound Mon 22-Dec-14 20:24:14

That was supposed to be a wink

Cherrychocolate Mon 22-Dec-14 20:28:35

Sam is nice. My boys are Callum and Kieran.

SnoringNorma Mon 22-Dec-14 23:45:56

Ooh great list. Love Corey.

chantico Mon 22-Dec-14 23:53:41

If you want to swerve Biblical names, then not Thomas, Joel (quite a popular name for evangelist families), Samuel and Benjamin.

Leo is a papal name (there's been about 10 of them, so strong association amongst Catholics)

And if avoiding Royals, then scrub Edward (many King Edwards, plus of course the regal-sounding potato).

cloggal Mon 22-Dec-14 23:59:14


I like Arthur and Stanley a lot. Very classically English in their feel (I'm not English) but with cool nicknames and not too 'fey'. Perfick.

EatsFartsAndLeaves Tue 23-Dec-14 00:45:08

Ah, loads of religious ones I didn't know about, that's annoying. Are there any other names which shorten to Joe or Sam?

I have Callums and Kierans too close to me to steal the names, unfortunately as I like them both.

Laurence I like too, and I like Laurie for short, I think I'll add that in.

sleepywombat Tue 23-Dec-14 05:11:44

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DilysDerwent Tue 23-Dec-14 16:25:08

Great list! You have my DS and most of our shortlist.
How about Dominic, Robert or Joseph?

fattycow Tue 23-Dec-14 17:00:47

Joe and Sam are perfectly fine names in their own right. No reason not to have those on a birth certificate.

EatsFartsAndLeaves Tue 23-Dec-14 17:59:31

They are, I'd just rather give the child some choice with a possible variation or grown-up version. I guess we could do this with a middle name though.

myotherusernameisbetter Tue 23-Dec-14 19:11:56

well, for me Stanley would remind me of Stanley Baldwin so that would be out for an anti Tory.

The obvious (to me) alternative would be Keir (Hardie).

Non biblical, non royal and non Tory........a winner yes?

bubalou Tue 23-Dec-14 19:25:32

Lucas and Samuel are my favourites.

Samuel is my brothers name and it has suited him from birth until his late 20's now.

He's been called Samuel, sammy, Sam as well as other things.

Lucas was one of my favourite names - then my uncle called his son Luca - not the same I know but made me feel like I couldn't use Lucas.

It's nice because can be shorted to luke.


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