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Old English boys names

(16 Posts)
coldtoe Fri 30-Jan-15 22:22:31

It's very early days here but I love thinking of names. Too early to discuss out loud somehow (!) but maybe I can get my baby name hit here.
I like Blake and Ned - names which are 'real' old English names but not the William, George, Harry type - lovely as they are.
What else might I like? Met a Mav recently which I like in theory but wouldn't use.

FamiliesShareGerms Fri 30-Jan-15 22:25:15

But Ned is a shortened version of Edward (which is becoming v common round here) and Blake isn't that traditional either

I thought you were going to suggest Aethelred or similar confused

MollieCoddler Fri 30-Jan-15 22:25:27

I love Geoffrey but it's a bit out there.

Roland and roger too but I think they might be French in origin

coldtoe Fri 30-Jan-15 22:41:24

Ned wouldn't be Edward, just Ned as full name. It's not traditional names I like necessarily, it's slightly quirky short names which have an older feel to them than Rex or Zac for example.
What is popular round your way Families - Edward or Ned as a nn?

FamiliesShareGerms Fri 30-Jan-15 23:11:31

Edward and Ned are both popular here - like Albert and Bertie are too

Footle Fri 30-Jan-15 23:17:12

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toddlerwrangling Fri 30-Jan-15 23:20:07

Really Old English, ie. Alfred, Ethelred etc.? Gavin, Colin, John, Piers, Will, early modern sort of thing?

marshmallowpies Fri 30-Jan-15 23:30:06

I really love Edmund and would use Ned as a nn for that.

MillyMollyMama Fri 30-Jan-15 23:49:53

My Grandfather was William Readman. Readman is a Norse name.

Mutteroo Fri 30-Jan-15 23:56:53

Names on my family tree from 1700-1800s include:
Plus the usual hundreds of Williams & Georges.

Ned is a gorgeous name but I would probably use Edward as a given name & keep Ned as a nn

gingerfluffball Sat 31-Jan-15 00:15:02

Bit biblical but I have (in family tree, not dc) an Amaziah & a Moses.

gingerfluffball Sat 31-Jan-15 00:15:59

Girls names? Mercy, Mae.

BlueChampagne Sat 31-Jan-15 23:10:18


thegreylady Sat 31-Jan-15 23:20:29

All the Eds Edmund, Edwin, Edgar, Edward are all rooted in Old English as are Alfred and Stanley.

Salmotrutta Sat 31-Jan-15 23:35:42

Yes, Ned in Scotland means hooligan.

And allegedly stands for Not Employed and Delinquent...

How about Athelstan?

LorelaiVictoriaGilmore Sat 07-Feb-15 23:07:37

A friend of mine had a 'Wilfred' recently - I think old English and I love it! I love Nathaniel too, but dh won't have it!

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