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Help, nameless week old boy!

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CathyCy Wed 18-Nov-15 08:49:19

Our little man is now a week old and we cannot pin down a name! We are thinking of Evan or Fergus at the moment. I'm worried Fergus will become Fungus at school, DH thinks Evan is a bit dull. Any preferences or other ideas? I have Irish parents so Irish names are a possibility. looking for something a bit unusual but not too wacky.

TheHouseOnTheLane Wed 18-Nov-15 09:00:31

I like


Sunshine511 Wed 18-Nov-15 09:02:47

Do you mind me asking if you live in Scotland? I'm assuming from your post that you don't live in Ireland. I am scottish, currently living in England, but I know of a few little boys called Fergus who live up in Scotland and I haven't heard of them having any problems getting called Fungus. Might be less likely to happen in Scotland (or Ireland) though as the name is more familiar than in other parts of the UK. An Irish name which I think is lovely is Malachy. It might not be to your taste but I think it's gorgeous, just incase it hasn't crossed your mind yet! Congratulations on the birth of your baby boy flowers x

LadyMaryofDownt0n Wed 18-Nov-15 09:15:58

Hi OP there are lots of beautiful Irish names, here's my favourites but do have a look online.

Darragh (easy to say/spell)

These are the easy ones that most people can say & spell no matter where you are (I assume).

Irish names IMO are lovely because of their meaning as much as their sound.

celtictoast Wed 18-Nov-15 09:16:45

I like both Evan and Fergus and hadn't thought of "fungus". I don't think of Evan as dull.

ktmummy1 Wed 18-Nov-15 09:22:06

Evan is lovely x

Chippednailvarnish Wed 18-Nov-15 09:25:09


Footle Wed 18-Nov-15 09:26:57


MrsMolesworth Wed 18-Nov-15 09:31:12

Fergal? Finlay?

My favourite Irish name is Ruairi/Ruaridh.

Evan and Fergus are both lovely imo. Like Chipped's suggestion of Lorcan.

MrsBalustradeLanyard Wed 18-Nov-15 09:32:55

Evan, I like. Fergus not so much, I know three dogs called Fergus!


ThroughThickAndThin01 Wed 18-Nov-15 09:36:10






Luciferbox Wed 18-Nov-15 09:37:25

I know a little Eban.

longestlurkerever Wed 18-Nov-15 09:38:12

I like Euan and Malachy, though both your choices are good, solid names for a boy.

ALaughAMinute Wed 18-Nov-15 09:39:22


GloGirl Wed 18-Nov-15 09:39:50

My boy was nameless for a week, I knew his name but it took us a long time to agree .

Look at him, what is his name?

dannydyerismydad Wed 18-Nov-15 09:42:09

The Fergus I know is the most gentle, kind hearted soul.

I know also lovely Ciarans and a Torrin.

CathyCy Wed 18-Nov-15 10:51:54

Thanks for all the suggestions. We do live in England. I was all set on Evan before he was born but maybe he looks more like Fergus, something to do with him being bigger and chunkier than I expected! We had to cancel our registry office appointment today after I had a panic about the fungus / bullying thing, maybe it's hormones!!

NO987 Wed 18-Nov-15 10:53:18

Please go with Evan! It's a lovely name and is underused smile

MitzyLeFrouf Wed 18-Nov-15 10:54:27

Evan is nice but Fergus is better!

MitzyLeFrouf Wed 18-Nov-15 10:54:44

And congratulations!

MitzyLeFrouf Wed 18-Nov-15 10:55:30

What about Cormac? It's a great name.

TreadSoftlyOnMyDreams Wed 18-Nov-15 11:28:27

I know a Fergus [grown man] who is mostly called Ferg or Gussy but he is also called Fungus occasionally grin

Pearce / Pierce
Patrick is having a revival but I really dislike the diminutives
Lugh - have only come across this once. Opportunity for pisstaking quite high though
Liam (he could be christened William but known as Liam so he can change it himself if he wants to when he starts work)

NewBallsPlease00 Wed 18-Nov-15 11:29:58

With Irish roots ds would have tadgh (pronounced tige) but you will struggle with spelling and pronunciation in England I think... Still love it though!!

BadlyBehavedShoppingTrolley Wed 18-Nov-15 11:31:15

Fergus and Evan are both nice. if he looks more like a Fergus then pick it!

to be honest if kids at school want to tease you they will find something to tease you over no matter what your name is.

ShmooBooMoo Wed 18-Nov-15 11:37:50

How about Ferdinand shortened to Ferdie? I hate Evan (sounds like a girls' name to me). I like Fergus or Feargal. No Irish but Freddie is nice too, as is William.

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