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Strong, unusual boys names.

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toobreathless Thu 04-Jun-15 01:29:10

We have just found out that DC3 is in fact DS1!

DDs are Hazel & Celeste.

Looking for some help with boys names.

The main criteria are:
- must be strong, nothing cutesy, no ie/y endings.
- absolutely not 'trendy'
-ideally not top 100- this bothers DH more than me.

Surname is quite snappy and begins in M.

My list so far:
- Mark (not convinced this works with surname)
- HUGH, I adore this, DH thinks it is a 'fat kids name' hmm
- Andrew
- Gideon

Names I love but cannot use include Peter and John.

Thoughts on the above, other ideas??

FastWindow Thu 04-Jun-15 01:37:33

Hugh is not a strong name sorry.

Do you like Hunter?

textfan Thu 04-Jun-15 02:17:28

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Lewaney3 Thu 04-Jun-15 02:24:50

Hugo?

WhereTheFuckIsMyFuckingCoat Thu 04-Jun-15 02:28:35

I think Hugh is a strong name, and a lovely one at that.
What about Caleb?

WhereTheFuckIsMyFuckingCoat Thu 04-Jun-15 02:29:43

Actually I love Andrew, and quite like Gideon as well, although it probably falls into the 'slightly unusual' camp.

nooka Thu 04-Jun-15 02:52:01

I think I'd look at names popular in the 70s, perhaps Richard, Martin, Paul, Matthew, Christopher, Robert, Gregory, Patrick, Geoffrey, Nicholas, Laurence?

matchingmoll Thu 04-Jun-15 10:05:05

Victor
Leo
Dominic
Joel
Stephen

PomPomPingPong Thu 04-Jun-15 10:28:46

Donovan

getbusyliving Thu 04-Jun-15 10:55:22

Johann/Hans
Augustus/Gus

getbusyliving Thu 04-Jun-15 10:56:49

Markus?

Guyropes Thu 04-Jun-15 13:18:04

You might be surprised how many of the names suggested appear to be in the top 100!

BlueChampagne Thu 04-Jun-15 13:33:44

Conrad
Torin
Julius

toobreathless Thu 04-Jun-15 14:04:07

nooka your suggestions are pretty spot on! Christopher, Gregory, Lawrence have been vetoed by DH. Matthew is too popular for DH and too close to our surname anyway.

Hugo I find too twee & too popular. Leo is too faddy.

Hunter is just not us. Too American.

I do very much like Julian, which you reminded me of blue so adding that to the list.

I also thought of Cedric today...

WankerDeAsalWipe Thu 04-Jun-15 14:40:34

Cedric and Julian are not "strong" names.

I'd be thinking more along the lines of:

Magnus
Murdo
Keir
Douglas
Duncan
Greig
Daniel
Joe
William
Richard

sweetpeame Thu 04-Jun-15 15:06:46

Hmmm, not sure any of your names could be described as "unusual" if that's still what you're looking for. My favourite is Hugh which I think best meets your criteria but it's not unusual I don't think. How about Victor or Conrad?

fleurdelacourt Thu 04-Jun-15 15:34:06

Jolyon?
Daniel?
Simeon?

ItsRainingInBaltimore Thu 04-Jun-15 15:37:25

Hugo is fabulous but it's very much the name of the moment, so it will be very common in about 5 years time.

I love Damien, Julian, Fergus, Magnus, Hugh.

BaronessBomburst Thu 04-Jun-15 15:39:22

Wilric
You can also spell it Wilrick.

BlueChampagne Thu 04-Jun-15 15:57:52

Godwin

Mouthfulofquiz Thu 04-Jun-15 15:58:20

Love Victor. And Vincent maybe?

ouryve Thu 04-Jun-15 16:09:02

Hugh is a bit foppish, tbh.

Gideon - Makes me think of George Osborne. Not strong.

Sean, Stuart and Robert are good, strong names. Owen. James.

CakeRattleandRoll Thu 04-Jun-15 16:09:29

Love Andrew.

How about these for strong and unusual:
Troy
Roman
Griffith
Justin
Pierce
Orson
Edmund
Cosmo

thatsn0tmyname Thu 04-Jun-15 16:10:49

Dale?

toobreathless Thu 04-Jun-15 18:48:37

Some great suggestions thank you!

I think by strong I meant 'characterful' and 'manly' rather than insipid. More than literally strong.

We're not after a name that makes you think 'that's unusual' but more one that means our child is unlikely to be one of 4 in a class. The girls have very 'normal' names (I think!) Hazel And Celeste but at numbers 300th odd and 900th odd we don't encounter many of them. Another girl would probably have been hermione.

Not so keen on Robert but ourvye you reminded me of Rupert which I like a lot.

cake Edmund is my grandfathers name! Which would have been a good thing but my grandma is Hazel which we already have so can't really have the pair. It is exactly the sort of thing we are looking for though.

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