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Please critique and rate my shortlist!

(22 Posts)
Iiidert777 Thu 05-Nov-15 04:39:11

We prefer short and strong boys name, struggling with these names:

Charles (Charlie for NN)
Ray (stand alone)

I love Leo and Luke a lot, but they have been taken by friends.sad

00100001 Thu 05-Nov-15 07:09:18

Goodness - you are allowed to use Leo and Luke you know they haven't been "taken" at all. Also - Lucas and Luke are pretty much the same name confused

I wouldn't have Lucas, Oscar or Henry personally, they sound ever so middle class. and "Oh, Lucas/Oscar/Henry! Do come here and eat your hummus!"
And depending where you are in the world, he will probably be ina class with 2-3 others of the same name. So if you're happy with him being Oscar S (the first letter of your surname) for his school life, then great!

Ray doesn't "go" with the other names. Seems a bit odd in this list, but a nice name.

I'd go for Daniel out of all these - good solid name, not used very much (where I'm from) good nn for all ages 'Danny' when little, 'Dan' when older as more 'grown up' version.

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Twooter Thu 05-Nov-15 07:10:51

Love Charlie. Agree not Lucas if you can't use Luke.

GloriaHotcakes Thu 05-Nov-15 07:12:33

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NotTodaySatan Thu 05-Nov-15 07:14:40

I only like Ray.

The rest are very....meh.

happystory Thu 05-Nov-15 07:14:58

I like Ray, so unusual these days.

Clueing4looks Thu 05-Nov-15 07:21:16

I love Ray - it's my dad's name!

I like Lucas and disagree with PP. My sister has a Lucas and she's a working class cockney who has never eaten hummus in her life!

00100001 Thu 05-Nov-15 07:22:13

Lucas is still a ridiculously popular name though!

Clueing4looks Thu 05-Nov-15 07:26:05

Maybe so. I really don't understand all this 'avoiding popular name' fad. There are over 43000 towns and cities in the UK and the 'top of the list' names were given to 5000ish babies last year. The likelihood of them all living in the same area is slim.

00100001 Thu 05-Nov-15 07:33:14

the only time it's a problem is if the parents get pissy about them being "Oscar C" for their school life smile

ThursdayLastWeek Thu 05-Nov-15 07:37:08

I only really like Ray, so much so it's going on my own list.
I wouldn't use Daniel myself, but think it is a good solid name that will actually stand out from all the Henry's Harry's and Freddie's.

ThursdayLastWeek Thu 05-Nov-15 07:37:36

If of course you care about that, like a PP said, it's hardly the end of the world!

pilates Thu 05-Nov-15 09:27:17



Etak15 Thu 05-Nov-15 09:36:29

I like Daniel and Henry.
Oscar makes me think of Oscar pistorius! Also I know a few people use it as a pets name.
I like ray for a dad but not for a baby!

Salene Thu 05-Nov-15 09:37:32

I only like Charles or Henry off that list

Artandco Thu 05-Nov-15 09:37:50

Ray Henry Charles

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Thu 05-Nov-15 10:31:04

Only like Ray and Oscar. But Oscars are everywhere. Ray is certainly very cute and more or less unheard of now for a baby.
Daniel and Charles I just don't like but Lucas and Henry. Are IMO are 2 of the worse boys names there are.

yeOldeTrout Thu 05-Nov-15 10:43:12

Oscar, Charles & Lucas are screaming wimp frilly names in my mind. OH well, we are all different. Short & strong I think of:

Michael (& some nns)

Sophronia Thu 05-Nov-15 11:09:32

Daniel or Ray.

celtictoast Thu 05-Nov-15 13:06:19

I like Leo, Luke, Daniel, Charles and Henry.

RiverTam Thu 05-Nov-15 13:13:49

I love Lucas, but hate Luke. Is it inevitable? I don't know any, though I know 2 called Luca, neither are called Luke as far as I know.

Ray is great!

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Thu 05-Nov-15 20:24:21

Love Lucas and Luke. Like Oscar. Daniel okay. Dislike Charles. Hate Ray and Henry.

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