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Unusual boys names ideas please

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MrsRuby Sun 04-Jan-15 18:28:27

We're expecting our 3rd boy in May and I'm looking for some unusual names to add to my existing unusually named boys!
We have a Byron George, and a Digby Gulliver so as you can tell from that we like English sounding names that are definitely not in the top few hundred lists :-)

So far our favourites are
Larkin
Stirling
Rufus
Griffin
Cornelius

Any other suggestions please?
Not looking for any hate on my children's names! :-)

MrsRuby Sun 04-Jan-15 18:29:47

Also we lost our twins in 2012 who were Cecily Blossom and Percy Autumn.

nottheOP Sun 04-Jan-15 18:30:11

Harrison
Quinn
Rafferty

fudgefinger Sun 04-Jan-15 18:31:25

Larkin is absolutely gorgeous!! That gets my vote.
I'm so sorry about your twins.

itsnothingoriginal Sun 04-Jan-15 18:59:15

Love Larkin - such a fab name! I also like Rufus on your list.

So sorry about your loss sad

Peregrine (Perry)
Gilbert
Aubrey
Corin

Only1scoop Sun 04-Jan-15 19:03:21

Keats....

Yeats....

To add your little literary family smile

sleepdodger Sun 04-Jan-15 19:03:29

Gryff
Rory
Seth
Wilbur
Montgomery

Deerhound Sun 04-Jan-15 19:12:24

Barnabas, Albion, Albany, Theodard, Ludric

Figuregettingbigger Sun 04-Jan-15 19:18:05

I remember on one of Sarah Beeney's programmes, her brother Diccon made an appearance. Thought he had a great name, and it suits your family names.

SunshineAndShadows Sun 04-Jan-15 19:22:57

Diggory

love your taste in names btw

LittleBoyBlues Sun 04-Jan-15 19:47:23

Liking Larkin and Stirling. Would love a Digby myself but DH won't countenance it.
What about:
Dunstan
Wilberforce
Loftus
Montague
Mungo

Bluestocking Sun 04-Jan-15 19:53:36

Gilbert
Kingsley
Caradoc
Uther
Piers/Pierce
Darwin
Rudyard
Anselm
Ambrose

Stace27 Sun 04-Jan-15 20:05:36

My fave is Larkin off your list :-) if mines another boy Weve decided on Jude :-) English name.

MrsRuby Sun 04-Jan-15 20:06:55

Ooh some lovely unusual ones there - thank you so much everyone!

Lots I like there, some bit too close to what we've got / themed but I know I'd be continuing the poet trend with Larkin anyway!
Any other ideas gratefully received and thanks again for those ideas :-)

MrsRuby Sun 04-Jan-15 20:08:46

And I'm glad Larkin is getting all the votes! Hope that doesn't mean there'll be hundreds more in a few years!
Still deciding ...

AlpacaYourThings Sun 04-Jan-15 20:37:06

Larkin and Rufus are brilliant!

myotherusernameisbetter Sun 04-Jan-15 20:58:42

Dorian
Aldrid
Whitaker (Whit)
Winston
Crispin

Rhubarbgarden Sun 04-Jan-15 21:03:33

Rufus is not all that unusual. I know two small ones.

BikeRunSki Sun 04-Jan-15 21:04:05

Amos
Ambrose
Corin
Corvid
Gideon
Rudyard
Eldridge

Rhubarbgarden Sun 04-Jan-15 21:05:01

Isambard

Coconutty Sun 04-Jan-15 21:08:22

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BikeRunSki Sun 04-Jan-15 21:08:40

Isambard is fantastic.

DH and I agreed on "Sam". I wanted it as a nn for Isambard (I am a civil engineer) but DH won out with Samuel.

MrsRuby Sun 04-Jan-15 21:25:18

Thank you again for these great ideas! Honestly there are definitely some there I will be adding to the list to mull over.

Love the Horatio suggestion - it's actually something I sometimes call my boys now (don't know why!) but then I saw someone on another board write Horatio/Fellatio and it somewhat put me off! :-D

You're also all right about Rufus - I checked it on nameberry and there are quite a lot around - it's my H's choice and very unusual as far as his suggestions go, but I think it'd be more of a middle name choice for us.

Thank you all!

Sophronia Sun 04-Jan-15 21:26:01

My favourites are Larkin and Stirling.

Artandco Sun 04-Jan-15 21:30:26

Magnus
Quinton
Lionel
Albus
Merlin

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