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ThursdayLastWeek Wed 02-Dec-15 16:49:58

I like, but can't use for various reasons:

Stanley
Ned
Frank
Sidney
Eric

And on our v short shortlist is:

Ronnie
Alec

Can you provide any further inspiration? I like uncommon names, but uncommon because they're old fashioned I suppose rather than 'out there'.

ThursdayLastWeek Wed 02-Dec-15 16:51:07

Oh and I don't actually know what sex the baby is, but like either Annie or Stella for a girl.

Boys names leave me totally stuck!

Sophronia Wed 02-Dec-15 18:41:25

I love Alec!

How about...

Ray
Dennis (Denny)
Leonard
Ernest
Walter
Robin
Percy
Laurence (Laurie)
Reggie
Cecil
Wilfred (Wilf)
Ralph
Gene
Clarence
Morris
Ivor
Aubrey
Clement
Roland
Bertram (Bertie)

ThursdayLastWeek Wed 02-Dec-15 20:00:11

Thank you Sophronia for your input!

I think from those my favourites are

Ernest (Ernie)
Reggie

The others feel a little too aristocratic to me if that makes sense?

Gosh I find boys names so hard!

Artandco Wed 02-Dec-15 20:03:03

Lionel
Lenny
Alaric
Seth
Kit

tuilamum Wed 02-Dec-15 20:08:56

Max (Maxwell/Maximus)
Logan
Blake
Samuel
Joel
Robin

celtictoast Wed 02-Dec-15 20:15:53

Alfred (Alfie)
John
Donald
Raymond
Wilbur
Victor
Leo
Edwin
Theodore (Theo)
Maxwell (Max)

MumOfOne14 Wed 02-Dec-15 20:16:57

Harrison
Elijah

ThursdayLastWeek Wed 02-Dec-15 20:28:28

Donald appeals, but we have a dog (not ours, but whom we see every day) of the same name!

Victor is quite cool.
Kit too, I guess it would be short for Christopher which is good and classic IMO.
I like Ray, but has been vetoed by DH who says it (Raymondo) in a funny Del-Boy type voice hmm

I don't like Alfie, Blake, Logan, Harrison especially for reasons I can't quite put my finger on.

MyNameIsSuz Wed 02-Dec-15 20:29:31

I have a little Frank! Next one on our list would have been Vincent, vinnie and Vince are both pretty cool, but this one's a girl. Also liked Calvin and hector.

ThursdayLastWeek Wed 02-Dec-15 20:35:34

Oh yes I like Vinnie!

Do you mind if I ask what your girls names are?

MyNameIsSuz Wed 02-Dec-15 20:38:02

Current front-runner is Sylvie. I also love Cecilia but can't convince dh.

ThursdayLastWeek Wed 02-Dec-15 20:40:00

I think we have similar taste - I love Sylvie too smile

Frank and Sylvie sound lovely together - I like the sort of 1930s vibe

MyNameIsSuz Wed 02-Dec-15 20:49:59

Yay, that's what I thought! Frank is short for Franklin. I think I like names that are unusual but known, but that also have the potential to blend in with popular names a little - so Frankie fits in with all the Freddie/alfie/Archie names, Sylvie fits in with Evie/livvy/Sophie etc. So they won't feel like I've given them a bizarre name, but it still ticks my unusual box. Does that sound mental?

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