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Where is the middle ground between these styles?!

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Wishful80smontage Fri 12-Jun-15 08:59:35

Looked at names together with oh for boys names. Our styles are so different!
Mine very traditional formal names:
Charles
Albert
Lawrence
Gregory
Alistair

Oh likes modern short names (very few!)
Arlo
Scott
Luca
Lucas

We were able to find a name for dd1 that we both liked and have a few girl options we like if this one is a girl -Harriet, Arabella, Felicity
But we can not agree on boys names!
Help please

RedToothBrush Fri 12-Jun-15 09:23:51

Maybe use your choices but go by a shortened more 'trendy' version day to day.

Eg
Charlie
Alby

MsInterpret Fri 12-Jun-15 09:25:47

Similar idea - Lawrence could be Laurie?

ThroughThickAndThin01 Fri 12-Jun-15 09:26:29

Yes, I'd say a traditional name with a trendy NN too. Or a traditional version of the modern names he likes eg Luke.

Lancelottie Fri 12-Jun-15 09:29:40

Hmm. How about Theodore (Theo) or Alexander (Alex)? I know someone with a Scott and Alex, and another with a Lucas and Theo.

getbusyliving Fri 12-Jun-15 10:10:19

William nn Will/Billy

Wishful80smontage Fri 12-Jun-15 10:14:42

Thank you that feels like a great idea! Of the suggestions so far I really like Billy and Bill but my best friend has a William and partners cousin is William too so can't use.
Any more suggestions would be really appreciated all smile

Wishful80smontage Fri 12-Jun-15 10:16:34

Ms I don't think I have a hope with Lawrence oh says he associates it with Lawrence Llewelyn-Bowen (sp?) which is a bad thing for him I on the other hand think he's pretty fabulous l

Belazu84 Fri 12-Jun-15 10:24:25

Similar formal with nn ideas...

Alexander nn. Sasha
Christopher nn. Kit
Wilfred or Wilbur nn. Wilf or Will or possibly Billy
Jonathan nn. Jonty
Frederick nn. Freddie
Benjamin or Benedict nn. Benji or Ben
Edward nn. Ted

Or how about Miles, Marlow or Louis?

Cloggal Fri 12-Jun-15 10:24:28

Short traditional names that are in 'fashion'?

Miles
Angus
Spencer
Arthur

I like the NN idea, though. Milo for Miles etc?

Cloggal Fri 12-Jun-15 10:25:23

X post belazU blush

WankerDeAsalWipe Fri 12-Jun-15 10:28:10

Marcus - similar to Lucas but more traditional?

WankerDeAsalWipe Fri 12-Jun-15 10:30:51

Joseph/Joe
Samuel/Sam
Jonothan/Jon/Jono
Nicolas/Nico
Elliot

Cloggal Fri 12-Jun-15 10:31:20

Love Alistair NN Ali fwiw, totally unhelpful!

WankerDeAsalWipe Fri 12-Jun-15 10:33:37

If you both like Harriet, Arabella & Felicity

Then you should both like:

Henry/Harry
Albert
Felix

5446 Fri 12-Jun-15 11:07:03

I like similar names to your DP whereas my DP has a similar style to you.

One name we love is James, with the nickname Jago.

Wishful80smontage Fri 12-Jun-15 13:26:59

Wilfred I like.
My all time favourite boys name is Henry but that was vetoed last time my oh hates it with a passion- now I would avoid as don't want a top 50 name

BertrandRussell Fri 12-Jun-15 13:32:18

I woildn't worry about the top 50 thing. Even if you choose a name from th top 3 you'd be pretty unlucky to have another one in your class.

timelyreminder Fri 12-Jun-15 14:25:30

Ethan
Alexander
Tristan
Eric
Seth
Isaac
Nathan
Wilbur

ButterflyOfFreedom Fri 12-Jun-15 16:20:55

Nathaniel / Nathan / Nate / Nat
Dominic / Dom / Nic
Rafferty / Rafa
Leonard / Lennox / Lenny / Len
Christopher / Chris / Kit
Julian / Jules
Tobias / Toby / Tobes
Reuben / Roo
Benedict / Benny / Ben
Jeremy / Jem
Frederick / Freddie / Fred

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Fri 12-Jun-15 16:24:27

Thomas?

We had similar problems - DH had more your tastes & I had more your DH's taste!

Wishful80smontage Fri 12-Jun-15 17:52:31

Not considered Leonard that could be a possible!

Wishful80smontage Fri 12-Jun-15 17:57:01

Second thoughts our surname is 2 syllable starting with H so Lenny wouldn't be a good nickname

Fizzyplonk Fri 12-Jun-15 18:00:58

Hugo
Lars
Heath
Kit
Frank
Jack
Evan
Sam
Tom

fleurdelacourt Fri 12-Jun-15 18:29:05

Matthew - nn Matt or Max
Stanley - nn Stan
Duncan
Sebastian - nn Seb
Myles/Milo

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