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Boys Names...... Am I mad??

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pregnantnursey89 Mon 22-Dec-14 19:56:09

For years in my head I've had this boys name and always thought the first child I had if a boy I would call him this name. But now I am pregnant I am having a total wobble. Not sure if baby is a boy or girl, but any advice would be greatly received.

Could you give me your opinions on the following names (and any other suggestions you think I might like would be great received!) I have a really unusual name and I am undecided as to whether I should give my children unusual name or fairly popular name, as there are pros and cons to both.

My list VERY short list (hence my desperation for help!)

- Edward (Nickname Teddy)
- Noah
- Caspar (New addition this week, maybe too friendly ghost?!)

Thanks.

BrightestAndBest Mon 22-Dec-14 20:00:35

Any one of your names would be OK (based on your title, I was fully expecting you to say that you loved names like Erasmus, or Isambard, or Cuthbert).

NeedaDiscoNap Mon 22-Dec-14 20:01:48

I LOVE Teddy. Would have been DD's name if she had been a boy. I love Noah but it is quite popular.

Not so keen on Caspar.

PenguinsandtheTantrumofDoom Mon 22-Dec-14 20:01:57

Well Edward and Noah are both obviously very popular, mainstream names. They are nice names, don't get me wrong, but they aren't 'am I mad' names so I assume you mean Caspar? I think it's fine. The friendly ghost isn't a big thing in the UK really, and similar names like Jasper are popular.

Onetwothreebanana Mon 22-Dec-14 20:02:37

All nice names. Noah becoming very popular if that bothers you.

CleverPlansAndSecretTricks Mon 22-Dec-14 20:02:53

Erasmus is cool! Call him Erasmus!

(Edward, Noah and Caspar are fine too)

squoosh Mon 22-Dec-14 20:03:51

Which of the three is the name you've always intended to use?

LynetteScavo Mon 22-Dec-14 20:04:13

All names are fairly popular; I know several boys called each of the names on your list.

I love Teddy.

All are very nice names, and the friendly Ghost spells his name Casper, rahter than Caspar.

BrightestAndBest Mon 22-Dec-14 20:05:29

I have to admit to liking Erasmus. I'm done with babies, so I won't get to use it. My DSis is expecting a baby in January and is stuck for a boys name - I've been trying to convince her that Erasmus is a totally cool name for months!

catsofa Mon 22-Dec-14 20:13:13

I like all three names, prefer Eddie to Teddy as a nn for Edward. I think Noah is my favourite.

My view of Caspar is slightly skewed by having known a rather stand-offish cat by the name, but that's not terribly helpful to you...

pregnantnursey89 Mon 22-Dec-14 20:15:59

Noah is the name I have always loved..... but I am also struggling to find girls names that go nicely with it if you get my meaning..... (planning in case I end up with a boy and girl, although this is my first!)

Other name I have always liked is Byron. Any comments on that one?? Yay or Nay??

Anjou Mon 22-Dec-14 20:17:35

Hmmm, well you have asked for opinions, but apologies in advance to anyone who maybe offended by mine!

Edward is very, very popular and - in my opinion - very, very dull. Teddy is very twee. Is it really what you would want a grown man to be called? I'd think it odd if I met a guy over the age of 6 who referred to himself as Teddy.

Noah. Not a bad name in itself but I know lots. Aged from 0-11, I think I know about 8. If popularity doesn't bother you then that's not an issue I guess.

Caspar is a lovely name. I only know one, who is an adult. Great name for a guy, but totally lovely for a wee boy too. Easily the nicest on your list, but really quite different from Edward & Noah.

Good luck with whatever you choose!

pregnantnursey89 Mon 22-Dec-14 20:17:41

The thing is none of them strike me as "THE name".......

WhirlyTwirlySnowflakes Mon 22-Dec-14 20:18:17

I really wouldn't saddle a child with Byron. The other names are fine.

squoosh Mon 22-Dec-14 20:22:55

I think Byron would be a bit of a curse if he turns out to be unByronesque.

I prefer Eddie to Teddy as Teddy makes me think of whey faced Edwardian boys in sailor suits.

Noah is fine but seems to have become hugely popular recently.

Caspar is probably my favourite, I think Cass would be a cool nickname for man or boy.

Deerhound Mon 22-Dec-14 22:02:01

Noah is lovely (popular for a reason), Edward is fine. For me, Caspar and Byron are a bit wierd and posh

ElviraCondomine Tue 23-Dec-14 01:22:38

Teddy is creeping up in popularity. I rather like it : it reminds me of Laurie in Little Women (Theodore Laurence, Jo calls him Teddy) and Teddy Lupin in Harry Potter. Both are great characters. I would always give the full name, Edward /Theodore however as I personally can't bear diminutives as the given name: what is cute at 3, 5 or even 12 can be infantile at 35.

Noah is really popular. That's fine if you do popular (I don't - my personal naming style) It is solid and meaningful.

Caspar is nice. However it is a dog's name round here... lots of black labs!

cafecita Tue 23-Dec-14 01:32:54

Noah Edward

can use variations on either
job done

toffeeboffin Tue 23-Dec-14 01:33:23

Love Edward and I especially adore the name Caspar.

I know what you mean about the ghost conotation, but I reckon once you had called the baby Caspar a few times, he would really become Caspar and you wouldn't even think about the ghost thing, IYSWIM?

Here are my faves for boys:

Max
Caspar
Quentin
Julian
Zach
Vincent
Axel
Karl

cafecita Tue 23-Dec-14 01:34:07

I knew an excellent Cassius once though ...

moxon Tue 23-Dec-14 04:32:20

chants Erasmus! Erasmus! Erasmus! Do it now!

LynetteScavo Tue 23-Dec-14 08:29:34

I really like Byron.

I went to school with a Byron, and he was really lovely.

Letitgoletitgo Tue 23-Dec-14 08:31:46

Heard all those names in use, all are lovely. I like Ned rather than Teddy, always wanted to use that one :0)

TheFourthLobster Tue 23-Dec-14 08:37:40

Noah is a really popular name right now. Edward is nice and traditional, Caspar is unusual and I like it despite the friendly ghost link - but think of the fun you can have at Halloween smile I'd go for Caspar.

florascotia Tue 23-Dec-14 11:30:23

If popularity is an issue, Noah was no 13 in the top 100 boy's names in England and Wales, with almost 4,000 babies being given the name.

Edward was no 33; Teddy was no 86

Casper was no 286; Caspar was no 621

www.ons.gov.uk/ons/publications/re-reference-tables.html?edition=tcm%3A77-318125

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