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Why are boys' names so hard?!

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CaptainKit Thu 03-Dec-15 16:02:58

Ok, so it's a boy (unless the 20 week scan sonographer was mistaken, in which case it's ok, I'm sorted for a girl's name) and I'm awful at boys' names.

Middle name will be John, and surname is a 1-syllable, beginning with D, let's channel Batman for the point of this thread and say 'Dent', which is close enough. I feel like the forename needs to be 2+ syllables in order to not sound quite so sharp. First child, so no siblings to fit with.

Ideas so far are, in order of current preference;
- Kester John Dent
- Dominic John Dent
- Jeremy John Dent

Names considered, but abandoned for various reasons are;
Simon, Westley, Rowan, Robin, Gideon, Nathaniel, Ossin, Duncan, Edison

What do you think? Any suggestions? I'm currently 29+2, so hopefully have another 11ish weeks to think about this.

LilyKing0909 Thu 03-Dec-15 16:04:36

My favourite is Dominic, but not a fan of 2 'd's

CaptainKit Thu 03-Dec-15 16:05:40

No, the repeated initial isn't my favourite thing.

Flossiesmummy Thu 03-Dec-15 16:06:48

I once knew a Kester and he was a lovely man. The name really suited him. I like it.

LilyKing0909 Thu 03-Dec-15 16:07:07

Shame about Gideon! I like it!

gymboywalton Thu 03-Dec-15 16:08:30

kester? is that even a name?confused

alexander
cameron
christopher
oliver

tuilamum Thu 03-Dec-15 16:09:11

Logan
Joshua
Riley
Liam
Henry

Ataraxy Thu 03-Dec-15 16:13:38

I like Gideon Dent too.

bittapitta Thu 03-Dec-15 16:15:52

Rowan is great

Sophronia Thu 03-Dec-15 16:49:51

My favourite is Jeremy John

Douglas
Owen
Tobias
Edwin
Andrew
Jasper
Nicholas
Alistair
Miles
Byron
Robert
Gregory
Everett
Jonathan
Peter
Barnaby
Austin
Richard
Arthur
Patrick
David
Fergus
Timothy
Joseph
Anthony
Julian

Laquila Thu 03-Dec-15 16:56:48

We have similar taste, OP. I have a Nathaniel, and on my list for number 2 are Kester (nn Kit), Roman and Rowan. In fact, if you can be bothered you should search for the thread I started a few weeks ago that got loads of lovely ideas.

You might also like Benedict, Jerome, Lawrence and Rufus.

StDogolphin Thu 03-Dec-15 17:02:03

Patrick John
Declan John
Conrad John

ktmummy1 Fri 04-Dec-15 06:45:19

Rohan (spelt this way) is one of my fave it's names. I dislike Kester. Dominic is ok but I struggled pronouncing this as a child always said Donamic!!
Jeremy is not my taste at all. I dislike the nn Jem too.

My fave boys names are Ewan, Rohan, Harry,Daniel.

CakeRattleandRoll Fri 04-Dec-15 14:45:52

I really like Kester. To the pp above who asked if it was "even a name", it is the Scottish form of Christopher, which is somewhat ironic as you have suggested both Christopher and the traditionally Scottish name Cameron (and Alexander)!

Also like Dominic and the double initial wouldn't bother me.

hobitty Fri 04-Dec-15 14:49:09

I like Kester, Rowan and Robin. Or how about Tristan or Quentin?
I'd avoid Dom/Dominic with Dent as surname - too alliterative imo.

mumblebumble Fri 04-Dec-15 14:51:04

Like Dominic the best, but then I love alliterative names

BeStrongAndCourageous Fri 04-Dec-15 15:00:32

Sebastian John Dent has a lovely ring to it.

froggyjump Fri 04-Dec-15 21:30:25

I get what you mean about wanting a longer name so it is not so abrupt, but chances are it will be shortened by his mates anyway, so you might want to think about a name with a longer nickname e.g. Dominic will get 'Dom' but Alexander will get 'Alex'.

So suggestions are
Alexander
Charles (Charlie?)
Andrew (Andy or AJ?)
Tobias (Toby?)
etc

Xmas2015SantaA9283 Fri 04-Dec-15 23:25:51

Might be worth avoiding initials CJD ...

fanjodisfunction Sun 06-Dec-15 18:32:33

Kester I love and will be my babies name if its a boy, to be born this Friday.

Sonotkylie Mon 07-Dec-15 21:59:43

For a boy, you put Sir in front and see how it sounds ...

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