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(28 Posts)
ATrueNerd Wed 21-Oct-15 12:51:40

I love Felix but dh has absolutely ruled it out. I can't imagine loving any other name.

I have a long list of dislikes but hardly any likes!

I dislike:

Surname names eg Tyler, Riley, Finley,
Stanley, Harrison

ie ending names eg Charlie, Alfie, Archie, Frankie (and the full names of these are out as well as people would just assume we wanted him to be called the nickname version)

Anything too biblical eg Jacob, Eli, Noah (although I quite like Zachary..)

Made up names eg Jayden, Kai

I like:

Medieval names, old English, Latin, unusual classics.

Celtic possibly but not too Irish or Scottish as we have no connections there so I think it would be weird to have an overtly Irish or Scottish name. I have Cornish connections though. I like Arthur but it's very popular where we live.

DH doesn't like anything too unusual or posh sounding (our two dd's have what many would consider "posh" names but it didn't seem to bother him so much with girls)

So basically we're left with dull classics, which are ok but just don't seem special enough.

rageagainsttheBIL Wed 21-Oct-15 13:02:21

How about Leo. An old, but non biblical, name, fairly mainstream without being Ed or Tom or Ben or Oliver. It is becoming increasingly popular though.

What about other names ending in x? Max / Maximilian?

Or names ending in "us" sound like Cassius, Tobias, Julius, are quite similar to Felix.

We are expecting DS2 and I too have similar dislikes so following with interest...

BlueChampagne Wed 21-Oct-15 13:16:02

Jago or Piran are Cornish names. Or something not very Irish or Scottish, such as Aidan, Patrick or Lewis. Finally, how about Conrad?

PS Kai isn't really a new name - think of Sir Kay in King Arthur stories. Isn't it an Anglicised Caius?

BlueChampagne Wed 21-Oct-15 13:46:50

Anthony
Gawain
Piers
Hadrian
Julian
Oswald
Aidan
Corin

ATrueNerd Wed 21-Oct-15 13:48:13

Leo is lovely but a close friend has just had one. I love Maximilian! But we have a long and unusual surname so it might be a bit much for the poor boy! I like Max too though. Cassius and Tobias are good names too, I'll suggest to DH, though I'm sure he'll say "Cassius Clay? No" to that one.. I suggested Evander and got "Holyfield? No" Never realised what great names boxers have!

Varya Wed 21-Oct-15 13:49:45

Warwick

LovelyWeatherForDucks Wed 21-Oct-15 13:51:04

I wanted Felix but was vetoed by DH! DS is Milo.

Archer26 Wed 21-Oct-15 13:51:36

Cameron. Very Celtic and not used very often down here. Can be shortened to Cam too when older.

FattyNinjaOwl Wed 21-Oct-15 13:53:28

Love Max. Was on my list for DS2

Sticking with the x, Alex?

ATrueNerd Wed 21-Oct-15 13:55:12

I love Jago Bluechampagne! But pretty sure DH will veto as "too weird" sad
I expect you're right about Kai although most people pronounce it "Kye" rather than Kay. Tristan (another round table knight) is apparently chavy now? Not heard of any kids called that at all but I quite like it.

helentheheron Wed 21-Oct-15 13:56:19

How about Arthur or Robert?

FartemisOwl Wed 21-Oct-15 13:58:13

I quite liked Soren if DD had been a boy. I think it's Norse for brightest star.

slightlyconfused85 Wed 21-Oct-15 13:58:27

Milo
Hugh
Benedict

WaitingForEgg Wed 21-Oct-15 13:59:37

What about Oscar?
Can I ask what your girls names are?

ATrueNerd Wed 21-Oct-15 14:07:41

Love Milo lovelyweather but another close friend has one. **
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Archer* when I hear Cameron I can only think of Dave unfortunately!

I like Alex and Alexander fatty similar feel to Benjamin and William which are on our list.

I like Rex and Rufus but worried they're a bit trendy and will scream "born in the early 2010's" in a few years.. Seem to be loads of Rex, Rufus, Rupert, Rafe, Rafferty and Ralph's at the moment.. But they are all lovely names.

ATrueNerd Wed 21-Oct-15 14:09:06

Ok my bold has all gone crazy! Whoops!

celtictoast Wed 21-Oct-15 14:52:33

Idris
Lucas
Jonathan
Ethan
James
Seth
Arthur
Richard

(I know some of those are Biblical but thought they were worth a mention).

celtictoast Wed 21-Oct-15 14:53:13

I like your idea of Zachary too.

LeaveMyWingsBehindMe Wed 21-Oct-15 14:59:09

Evan
Julian
Magnus
Sebastian
Lachlan
Fergus
Angus
Benedict
Valentine
Amos
Ambrose
Seth
Jethro
Miles
Piers
Douglas
Hugh
Hugo
Conrad

LeaveMyWingsBehindMe Wed 21-Oct-15 15:01:02

Jasper
Casper
Tristan
Orlando
Otto
Arlo

rageagainsttheBIL Wed 21-Oct-15 15:51:12

Magnus was another I thought of too. I also like Kit, Rudy (seems different to Alfie etc) and toying with Dexter (Dex).

Angus, Cato, Gordon, Lucian, Titus, some of these are almost certainly out of DH comfort zone...

If you like Arthur how about Merlin, Lancelot or Gawain? Taking it too far? ;)

CakeRattleandRoll Wed 21-Oct-15 16:38:14

Love Jago. Other Cornish possibilities - Jory (Cornish form of George) and Jowan (Cornish form of John).

Linus
Silas
Cyrus
Owen
Edmund
Ross
Aldous
Hector
Alasdair
Theodore
Peter
Michael

(I love Felix too btw!)

LeaveMyWingsBehindMe Wed 21-Oct-15 18:32:51

Ooh Silas.

Well played.

i used to have a cat called Silas. I've just remembered that.

Winterqueen Wed 21-Oct-15 19:30:11

Laurence
Hector
Benedict
Casper
Jasper
Milo
Oscar
Oliver
Otto
Monty
Hugo

Oysterbabe Wed 21-Oct-15 19:38:05

Oscar is lovely. I'd you like Max how about Dexter? My friends little boy is Dex and very cute.

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