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Boy names...want something a little different but not too 'out there'

(46 Posts)
cherrypez Sat 10-Jan-15 21:14:57

I'm looking for a name for a baby boy, something like Lex, Rex, Dexter, but not those actual names. Any ideas? I'm very worried about picking something too 'cool' as I named my 9yo DD something very different and, as I thought, cool, which went on to be seriously popular and I've heard described as 'chavvy' on here a million times! not that I give a shit haha

Radish9 Sat 10-Jan-15 21:22:23

How about Dax? There is an actor called Dax, and the couple who were recently in the news due to having a prem baby whilst on holiday in America called him Dax. Not come across it otherwise, so I think too uncommon to be chavvy!

PrintScreen Sat 10-Jan-15 21:28:05

I think Dexter is definitely going the way you describe in your OP.

You seem to like names ending in X. Is Max to normal?

Names ending in O sound pretty cool to me ears:
Otto
Ludo
Milo

BrightestAndBest Sat 10-Jan-15 21:37:59

Blake
Felix
Guy
Isaac
Jasper
Knox
Quentin
Rufus
Victor

cherrypez Sun 11-Jan-15 11:20:05

I saw baby Dax in the news, thought it was great but familiar...it's a hair product! Yes I love names with X in, don't know why. Any more suggestions? I quite like Felix from the list above.

Deerhound Sun 11-Jan-15 11:34:57

Felix is great

farmlass Sun 11-Jan-15 11:42:51

Had chat with 16 year old son recently about names and how we nearly called him Caleb.
He thought that would have been really cool.
Not much like the names above! But I thought quite cool but not too unusual(.pr. Kaylib

Clueing4looks Sun 11-Jan-15 11:46:59

There are twins called Dash and Axyl where I live, with an older brother called Rocky. All a bit different.

BrightestAndBest Sun 11-Jan-15 13:47:37

Names with an 'x':
Alexander (probably a bit too mainstream for you)
Baxter
Hendrix
Huxley
Ixion
Lennox
Maddox
Maxwell
Saxon
Xander
Xavier

shakemysilliesout Sun 11-Jan-15 14:45:56

Jarvis

daholster Sun 11-Jan-15 21:35:24

Jethro, I think it's awesome

twinjocks Sun 11-Jan-15 21:37:13

Jed

WerewolfBarMitzvah Sun 11-Jan-15 21:38:16

I know a lovely Axel

APotNoodleandaTommy Sun 11-Jan-15 21:38:51

Xavier

BathshebaDarkstone Sun 11-Jan-15 21:40:34

Euan
Wayland

thatsn0tmyname Sun 11-Jan-15 21:41:43

Dale. Never gets a mention

IMurderedStampyLongnose Sun 11-Jan-15 21:59:54

Maghnus
Aloisius
Spike
Victor
Brett
Denis
Ted

tammytoby Mon 12-Jan-15 15:00:46

How about
Fabian
Quentin
Rufus
Darius
Aneurin

benfoldsfive Mon 12-Jan-15 15:05:47

Luther
Jasper
Fabian
Raphael
Ralph

GlitzAndGigglesx Mon 12-Jan-15 15:08:14

If I were a boy I would've been called Felix. Not too keen on it it makes me think of the cat food brand. I'm loving Blake and Simeon atm

charlyn Mon 12-Jan-15 15:41:11

How about...

Arlo
Maverick
Bram
Grant
Jago
Heath
Caspar
Eben
Zeke

Babytalkobsession Mon 12-Jan-15 15:46:54

We have a Frank. I think it's cool.

NoodleFace Mon 12-Jan-15 15:46:58

I prefer Phoenix to felix, both similar sounding

BubGal13 Mon 12-Jan-15 17:02:08

Op if you like Lex, Rex, Dexter why won't you use? Rex IMO is 1 of coolest boys name out there

ktp693 Mon 12-Jan-15 22:56:05

Jex
Jax
Roman
Phoenix
Love the name Rex although not sure how it would sound on an old man.

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