Why are boys names so hard!?

(17 Posts)
batfish Sat 16-May-15 15:07:20

We have tons of time (20 weeks) but I have been thinking about boys names for ages and just can't come up with much. I think we are sorted for a girls name but in general I find them much easier.

Boys names we have sort of shortlisted so far:
Grayson (shorten to Gray)
Quinn (but quite unsure on this one as have heard it more as a girl's name than boy's)
Flynn (I like Fin but a good friend has a Fin)

I want something that isn't common but not too weird - we both have Irish families so it would be nice to have an Irish connection but I don't want an Irish spelling as I get sick of spelling my surname a million times (and it's not even a weird one) so don't want kids to have a name that isn't obvious when you see it how it is pronounced and they have to always explain the spelling.

I also hear a lot of boys names and imagine naughty kids, no idea why!

OneMagnumisneverenough Sat 16-May-15 15:58:53

Think I prefer Findlay or Finnian or Fintan to Flynn but see why you've added that instead since you've discounted Fin. You names all have a surnamey feel so how about.

Austin
Ramsay
Riley
Cormac
Evan
Ciaran
Ewan/Euan
Colm
Callum
Patrick
Gregor
Miles/Myles

batfish Sat 16-May-15 16:08:39

Thanks for the suggestions, one of them actually is our surname haha - spelt differently though. A couple of them are close family member names so wouldn't use them but 1 or 2 of them I like so will see what hubby thinks!

bridgetsmummy Sat 16-May-15 16:11:56

Declan
Cillian
Stephen

Archer26 Sat 16-May-15 16:18:21

I really like Grayson, non Gray. I mulled over this for our boy but DH not as keen. We also considered Heath.

ButterflyOfFreedom Sat 16-May-15 20:11:24

Love all your suggestions, Flynn is my favourite.

Flint
Ellis
Xavier
Brent
Jackson
Drew
Tobias
Wilson
Fletcher
Seth
Dexter
Harrison
Aidan
Tobin
Drake
Zane
Brett
Owen
Nate

FatWalda Sat 16-May-15 21:19:21

Quinlan, as in the architect Quinlan Terry?
Or Quinton? (variant of Quentin)

BikeRunSki Sat 16-May-15 21:20:47

Amos

TheSydenhamSet Sat 16-May-15 21:29:55

Grayson's lovely. I'm not keen on Gray. Though of course if you love it, go for it.
A friend has two grandchildren, Cooper and Jackson.

Tootaboo Sat 16-May-15 21:30:11

I love Quinn, I know a little boy called that and he is just the nicest kid

peachypips Sat 16-May-15 21:31:54

Quinn is lovely!!

paddlenorapaddle Sat 16-May-15 21:32:09

We know a couple of toddlers Grayson and a Quinn both are lovely names

BlueChampagne Sat 16-May-15 22:00:18

Conrad
Marcus
Aidan
Brendan
Ciaran

Alyx80 Sat 16-May-15 22:25:10

I have a Flynn and also like Grayson and Quinn. My other boys are Tate, Rafferty and Quade and at various points we've liked
Sullivan
Dashiell
Huxley
Cooper
Carter
Corbin
Otto
Arlen

LouisaB1990 Sun 17-May-15 00:35:30

Aaliyah joy or peyton Leigh? Baby girl

LouisaB1990 Sun 17-May-15 00:36:08

Aaliyah joy or peyton Leigh? Baby girl

LouisaB1990 Sun 17-May-15 00:41:08

Hi sorry posted a thread on your wall I'm new to this lol I like Finn! What about
Finlay
Dante
Dominic
Omari
Gabriel
Levi
Tristan
Deon

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now