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Need help with boys names- there aren't many I like!

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Roseylee20 Thu 25-Dec-14 18:17:38

So today we opened our envelope which had the gender written down inside from the hospital, and we're having a boy! I've said it's a boy from the beginning, so have had quite a few months to think, but I'm struggling!
I had a whole list of girls names, but didn't realise how picky I actually was with boys names! I've trawled the internet too. Now, I don't like very ordinary names such as James, John, Liam etc (sorry I don't want to offend anyone, just personal preference!). I have a small part of Spanish in my family, but probably not enough to start thinking of Pedro's and Diego's! I also have Scottish and Irish! The "list" so far is;

Max (partner doesn't like!)
Corey (not entirely sure yet)

I don't know if it helps if I list the girls names I loved? So you get the jist of my thinking!

Dolly (99.9% would of been first choice if it was a girl)

All suggestions are welcome! Thank you in advance!

Roseylee20 Thu 25-Dec-14 18:18:09

Merry Christmas to everyone too!! X

GoldfishSpy Thu 25-Dec-14 18:22:51

I like Max from your list
What about:

Mrsgrumble Thu 25-Dec-14 18:30:55

I am probably the opposite to you and love the classic names but also like you names - esp max and theo are great

Would you like Caolan, Fergal, Fintan, Keelan, with your irish heritage ?


Congrats on you special news x

hashtagwhatever Thu 25-Dec-14 18:34:57

Malachy - ds2 name

Madamecastafiore Thu 25-Dec-14 20:48:42

Theo and Max the other names in your original list are surnames or names that I would automatically judge you on.

PenguinsandtheTantrumofDoom Thu 25-Dec-14 20:51:08

I think we have very different taste in names. I don't like surname - names or cutesy girls names.

So if I say I like Theo and Max that probably doesn't help.grin

Mamab33 Thu 25-Dec-14 20:57:41

How do you pronounce Talia? Tay-lee-ah or Tah-lee-ah

sebsmummy1 Thu 25-Dec-14 21:02:23

Funnily enough I've just added Maximus (max) to our list after watching Gladiator. I love it!

Deerhound Thu 25-Dec-14 22:22:08

From your list: theo or max, otherwise maybe leo?

emeline Fri 26-Dec-14 07:12:55

Theo and max are both lovely names. I like Corey too. And Corin, which is similar, and Corran, which is Gaelic.

ChristmasEveSteve Fri 26-Dec-14 07:19:10

Bailey is getting very popular. How about Zach, Kieran, Daniel or Conrad?

sashh Fri 26-Dec-14 07:28:37


You do know what gluteus maximus means?

Newshoesplease Fri 26-Dec-14 07:34:29

Yes but surely the maximus part just means "greater" or similar.
I still don't know what I'm having, but I'm hovering around these threads recently for inspiration.
Op I like theo and max, too.

sebsmummy1 Fri 26-Dec-14 07:44:13

Your arse? Hadn't even thought of that!

I was looking at the name Dominic today online and someone was talking about the nn Dom-a-dick hmm. I have a feeling with kids there is no 'safe' name grin

SootInMySack Fri 26-Dec-14 07:46:23

I like kyan. The boys names I liked were, Tristan and Alexander. How about Ciaran, Niall, Ronan, Finn, Conan?

peacefuleasyfeeling Fri 26-Dec-14 07:57:07

I think it is lovely. It was top of our list (was a girl), and I seem to remember it means 'God's love' or similar. Ancient and contemporary all at once (certainly pre-dates a little red puppet).

Roseylee20 Fri 26-Dec-14 09:33:16

Hi everyone thank you. Yes Theo and Max seem to be my favourites at the moment too - just need to get my partner on board with them! X

tiggy2610 Fri 26-Dec-14 09:37:13

I'm slightly biased as we've chosen Max for our baby boy who is due next month, but we love it grin Theo was also on our list too.

BrightestAndBest Fri 26-Dec-14 09:44:26

My favourite is Theo, followed by Max.

Bailey is a girls name (at least the one child I know with this name is a girl - so at the very least it is a unisex name).

How about Guy, Hugh, Keir or Luca?

calzone Fri 26-Dec-14 09:48:31

You started well with Theo and Max. smile
I have a Max and he adores his name......

Then the list went dodgy into trendy modern names which I Would also judge you on......wink

I also like


ZebraGiraffe Fri 26-Dec-14 13:26:18

I love Theo and Max

What about

Sophronia Fri 26-Dec-14 15:53:36

Max is my favourite. Good luck deciding.

nevergooglebrandybutter Fri 26-Dec-14 16:26:43

I have a Magnus and a Solly, they might be ones you like.

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