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help! we have nothing...boys names

(17 Posts)
missmakesstuff Sat 31-Jan-15 21:10:46

I teach boys so am finding this so hard.ds due in couple of months, we have a Margaret (Maggie) Roisin (irish dad) and a surname starting with s, so names ending is s are a bit odd.

Wouldn't mind an Irish name or middle name but I like traditional with a nice nickname or a few options for nicnames.

DH agrees with none of my suggestions:

Nathaniel (nate) My favourite, his middle name
Euan
Ethan
Niall

His suggestion? Ragnar. It's Icelandic, apparently. I have absolutely said no way.

WooltonPie Sat 31-Jan-15 21:16:53

Ragnar!? shock

Is that his only suggestion?

It will be hard to hit on middle ground if that's all he has come up with....

babiesbelikewhat Sat 31-Jan-15 21:37:53

Cormac is on our shortlist and has Irish roots apparently, nn's Mac or Cory?

WooltonPie Sat 31-Jan-15 21:40:03

Cormac's nice. Very nice smile

ExitStageLeft Sat 31-Jan-15 21:40:42

�� yes! Cormack.

Or Joseph. That's always amazing.
Liam.
Thomas.

BikeRunSki Sat 31-Jan-15 21:42:01

Patrick

Love this name, hugely underused.

cosmicglittergirl Sat 31-Jan-15 21:46:33

Rory
Reilly
Riordin
Ronan
murtagh

Chosen ones that start with the same letter as your girl's names, but I like Cormac too.

notadoctor Sat 31-Jan-15 21:50:20

I like your boys list but your DH isn't givin you much to work with, is he?!

Evan
Ivan
Magnus (Icelandic, I think, but too close to Maggie maybe?)
Owen
Caspar

Schweetheart Sat 31-Jan-15 21:50:48

Barnaby
Felix
Winston
Fred
Albert
Flynn
Jude
Brody
Hamish

matchingmoll Sat 31-Jan-15 21:53:23

Stanley
Dominic
Gregory
Philip
Nicholas
Isaac
Vincent
Robert
Victor

Rhubarbgarden Sat 31-Jan-15 23:10:00

I love Ragnar.

<gets coat>

missmakesstuff Sun 01-Feb-15 09:15:00

<gives rhubarbgarden disappointed teacher stare>

There's lots of nice ones there, thanks, will try them out on him.

We had the same trouble with dd, but once she was here and he was all loved up then I just started calling her Maggie and we both loved it.

I managed to make two threads of this, no idea how, but he started last night to say that Nathaniel was 'ok'.

Why he thinks Ragnar is nice I have no idea. He just keeps saying it's the name of the Icelandic prime minister and that his family are Vikings way back.

Mental.

missmakesstuff Sun 01-Feb-15 09:22:08

I like from those

Gregory
Evan
Jude (but I just think of Jude the obscure.. Makes me sad)
Rory
Ronan
Patrick (don't like paddy tho, he would end up as paddy)

My problem is I know about 40 of each of Thomas, Joseph, Liam, plus probably 10 of each of the rest, nit so much the Irish names but still surprisingly a few, big Irish famillies here.
I must 'know' or teach 300 odd boys a year, 10 years of teaching, that's a lot of associations! Maybe I should wait till I finish work before thinking about it.

albertcampionscat Mon 02-Feb-15 19:34:26

Ragnarok is the battle at the end of the world - that might dissuade him?

missmakesstuff Mon 02-Feb-15 22:45:29

Excellent, actually he will probably like that...

Arsenic Mon 02-Feb-15 22:49:38

shock

myotherusernameisbetter Mon 02-Feb-15 23:06:14

Austin
Elliot
Ciaran/Ciar
Tiernan
Colm
Lorne
Lyall
Leighton
Ellis

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