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Baby brain/cravings are taking over, please help before I name my baby Twix...

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thisbabyisgoingtocomeoutatwix Wed 08-Jul-15 20:37:43

Hello! Thank you for your impending help!

DS1 due in a month or so, just feel like we're getting nowhere with names for him. I suggest everything while DH vetoes and doesn't suggest anything serious, you know the drill.

Names I like but don't exactly thrill me to my bones..

Arthur
Ted (short for something nice that doesn't seem to exist)
Elliott (being afraid of ET as a child I'm not sure this is a great choice, plus no good nn choices)
Charlie
Louis/Louie( these are pronounced the same, right?)

Are any of these ok or do you think they're all a bit shit?

Just feel a bit meh about boys names, I found naming dd much more fun as I think girls can get away with more whereas to me boys need a good strong 'normAl' name.

DD is called Fearne if that helps with my taste?!

Prefer short names as we have a longish surname.
Hit me with your best criticism/suggestions please! X

PallasCat Wed 08-Jul-15 20:49:03

At least Twix as a middle name?! wink
I really like Elliot and Louis from your ideas so far.

Maybe...
Luca
Lewis
Gregor
Ivor
Ivan
Bruno
Marco
Roman
Aston
Jasper
Jacob
Eli
Oscar

Good luck!

TillyTolly Wed 08-Jul-15 21:02:56

Louis always just seems to me to be missing something - I think it's just a consonant sound short of the full phonetic picnic. Agree with pp that Lewis could be a good alternative?

Or Laurence/Lawrence (nn 'Lorry')?

From your list my preferences are Charlie and Arthur. Ted seems to be everywhere at the moment. Good luck!

AliAliAlium Wed 08-Jul-15 21:48:34

I like all of your list apart from Charlie. Which I don't dislike, but which just seems a bit insubstantial to me (and I'm not keen on Charles).

Use the Louis spelling though, if you go with this. Louie is a Disney duck.

Lewis is good, as is Laurence nn Laurie.

DextersMistress Wed 08-Jul-15 21:50:06

Alex?

CakeRattleandRoll Thu 09-Jul-15 05:15:00

I like Ted, but would use it as nn for something longer (Edward/Edwin/Edmund/Edgar).
I like Louis (that spelling). Or Lewis, if you want the 's' to be pronounced.
I like Elliott, but see what you mean about no nn.

None of your choices are a bit shit!

How about:
Adam
Andrew
Angus
Asher
Blake
Clement
Cyrus
John
Joseph
Lincoln
Mitchell
Orson
Owen
Paul
Peter
Rex
Robert
Ross
Roy
Rufus
Ryan
Troy
Victor

RedToothBrush Thu 09-Jul-15 08:41:22

I like Twix. Definitely middle name!

thisbabyisgoingtocomeoutatwix Thu 09-Jul-15 09:29:40

Can I have Joe on its own? Or should it just be a nn? Don't want this child to hate me for giving him no options! X

barbecue Thu 09-Jul-15 09:31:25

Alexander/Alex
Maximilian/Maximus/Max
Leonard/Leo
Ethan
Henry/Harry
Oliver
Lucas

CakeRattleandRoll Thu 09-Jul-15 09:59:41

I would definitely use Joseph on the birth certificate and Joe as nn. (Speaking as the mother of a 3yo Edward who is always known as Teddy.) I know people say they don't understand why you would name them one thing then call them another, but the answer to that is that naming a child should be about the child not about the parent, and it is better for the child to have options if they want a more formal name later in life.

BothEndsBurning Thu 09-Jul-15 10:02:57

What Cake said. Very well put.

BothEndsBurning Thu 09-Jul-15 10:05:49

Plus there are other option besides Joseph, if you're not keen. I know a Joe whose full name is Jonathan. There's also Josiah, Joel and probably quite a few more if you widen it out a bit.

RedToothBrush Thu 09-Jul-15 10:06:34

Joe could always be J. So there is still an option there if you didn't fancy anything longer.

BothEndsBurning Thu 09-Jul-15 10:08:01

You have to feel sorry for people called Jay and Kay. They're really fucked, aren't they!

Daffodil1210 Thu 09-Jul-15 10:13:57

My DS is Zachary - my DH poo-poo'd it while we were trying to draw up a shortlist while still pregnant. To cut a long story short, when DS arrived he didn't look like any of the names we'd shortlisted and so I tried again with Zachary and lo-and-behold DH declared his love for the name, having suffered some sort of amnesia and claiming that he doesn't remember me suggesting it previously... hmm

So, if there's a name you really like and your DH has said no to, just wait until he's in that post-labour fog and suggest again... Worked for me! grin

FraggleHair Thu 09-Jul-15 17:06:11

I like Louis and Elliott.

Teds and Teddys are suddenly absolutely everywhere. What started the craze?

PallasCat Thu 09-Jul-15 19:20:48

Nice one, Daffodil!

TremoloGreen Fri 10-Jul-15 13:31:39

Arthur and Louis are great. Do you also like:

Freddie
Sebastian
Theo
Oscar
Finn or Finlay
Hugo or Hugh
Isaac
Reuben
Noah
Rafe
Max

thisbabyisgoingtocomeoutatwix Fri 10-Jul-15 13:41:37

I like most of those suggestions Tremolo!
A lot of them are spoken for already though sad
Love love love Freddie!

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