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Help with boys name! Not too unusual, not too common!

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cqssjoyful Thu 04-Jun-15 16:22:11

Hi all

I need some help!

I am 31 weeks pregnant and having a boy. After 2 girls we are good at thinking of lovely girls names, but we cannot agree on ANY boy name. sad

I seem to be much too picky, but as this will be our last child and only boy I really want the name to be perfect.

These are the criteria the name should meet (and there are quite a few!)
- It can't start with A or B (our girls names both begin with A, and B is too alliterative with our surname)

- I want a long version that can be shortened so it can change as he gets older (preferably a strong manly kinda name with a cuter version for when he's little)

- Our surname has become quite a common first name so although I like a lot of the surname-y kind of names (eg. Grayson), I don't think it would work because people wouldn't know which way round his name was

- My husband doesn't like unusual names but I don't want something too boring or too popular so it's not really any surprise that we can't find anything!

We both like Michael, Daniel, Benjamin and David - but can't have them because they are already in the family.

I really like Reuben and Robin and quite like Denzel (altho a bit out there) but they have been vetoed by my husband sad I like Jed as a short name but not Jared or Jedediah or Jedward (!) as a long version.

I feel like we are running out of time and we are no further forward since our 20 week scan!
So if anyone has any suggestions that meet the above criteria I would love to hear them!
Thank you!

Angelto5 Thu 04-Jun-15 16:39:53

Christopher
Timothy
Jonathan
Nathaniel
Justin
Thomas
Matthew

SylvaniansAtEase Thu 04-Jun-15 17:46:14

Yes, Christopher with Kit as a nickname, or (better, but unusual) Kester nn Kit.

Spencer
Simon
Magnus

Shame he has vetoed Reuben, that's really good.

cqssjoyful Thu 04-Jun-15 18:02:24

Thanks for your quick replies! I really Kit and quite like Christopher. I love Kester but there's no way that will get through the husband veto!

cqssjoyful Thu 04-Jun-15 18:04:35

Sorry - that should read 'really like Kit'

Mouldypineapple Thu 04-Jun-15 18:13:26

Victor, Murphy, Robert, Mitchell, Jeffrey, Richard, Gareth/Garth,
I love Elliott but not sure it fills your brief!

Mouldypineapple Thu 04-Jun-15 18:14:32

Oh and Nicholas, Thomas, erm..

Mouldypineapple Thu 04-Jun-15 18:15:59

Joseph,

DampAndRotten Thu 04-Jun-15 18:16:33

Peter

cqssjoyful Thu 04-Jun-15 18:17:30

I like Elliott too but not sure what it could shorten to without sounding too girly. Thomas is nice but a bit too ordinary for me.

poocatcherchampion Thu 04-Jun-15 18:38:13

We've got almost exactly the same problem op although I have more weeks in hand and my no go letters are j, p, g and R.

I love kit, but need to engage dh on that one.
I want to give you some other options but can't smile

Artandco Thu 04-Jun-15 18:39:58

Maximilian - Max
Theodore - theo, teddy, ted

ButterflyOfFreedom Thu 04-Jun-15 18:48:14

Love the suggestion of Nathaniel / Nathan / Nate.

Dominic
Patrick
Daniel
Marcus
Oscar
Christian
Willem
Philip
Jeremy / Jem
Frederick
Sebastian
Nicholas
Francis
Samuel
Maximus
Quentin
Jacob / Jake
Peter
Timothy
Rowan

ThroughThickAndThin01 Thu 04-Jun-15 18:54:14

Nicholas - Nick/Nico
Matthew - Matt
Andrew - Drew
Jeremy - Jem

Lookoutapiano Thu 04-Jun-15 23:12:41

Zachary
Maxwell
Sebastian
Patrick
Nathaniel
Oliver
Richard
Peter
Henry (Harry)
William
Edward (Teddy, Eddie)
Finnean
Charles/Charlie
Richard
Peter
Donovan
Dominic
Callum
Calvin
Jacob

BlueChampagne Fri 05-Jun-15 22:19:51

Our Conrad is sometimes called Coocoo by his big brother.

Robin is lovely.

Jeremy/Jem?
Andrew/Drew?
Philip/Pip?
Bartholomew/Bartie?
Abraham/Bram?
Laurence/Laurie?
Frederick/Fred?

BorisJohnsonsHair Fri 05-Jun-15 22:23:53

Your answer is here:

Lawrence

Can be shortened to Laurie, is a proper name but not too common.

Rivercam Fri 05-Jun-15 22:33:21

Andrew - Drew, Andy
Sebastian - Seb
Jonathen -Jon, John
Timothy - Tim
Montgomery -Monty
Nicholas - Nick, Nick, Nicky
Peter - Pete
Marcus -mark
Howard - Howie
Samuel - Sam
alwxander - Alex
Gregory - Greg
Anthony - tony, Ant

Alyx80 Fri 05-Jun-15 22:40:47

Elias - Eli

IWantMyPinkShirtBack Fri 05-Jun-15 22:54:42

Tobias/Toby
Zachary/Zac
Elijah/Eli

FunkyPeacock Fri 05-Jun-15 22:54:46

Patrick
Lawrence
Philip
Joseph
Robert
Hugh
Douglas
Jonathan
Gregory

Elvish Sat 06-Jun-15 05:04:57

Has anyone suggested Matthew? Just had a new starter at work who uses Matty as a NN. I really like it but didn't even think of it for DS.

ceebelle83 Sat 06-Jun-15 07:20:45

I know a Jed short for Jeremy, if that's any use?

I teach a little boy called Paddy (Obviously, short for Patrick) which is really sweet and suits him...totally commonplace in my homeland of Ireland, but here in England is (slightly) less usual.

ceebelle83 Sat 06-Jun-15 07:23:51

I'm going for Thomas for my DS-to-be. It will be shortened to Tom or Tommy depending on which bastardisation nickname suits him best as we get to know him.

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