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
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
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.
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...
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!