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Boys names NOT in the top 100

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Luna7993 Sat 05-Dec-15 22:04:19

Need desperate help finding a boys names for baby due in 5 weeks. We don't like common/popular names. All of my friends' boys names fit nicely into the Ollie, James, and Alfie categories, and I am just not into those trendy names at the moment. I want something completely unique, but still a "strong" name and not something I have to spell. Can someone please inspire with a strong yet uncommon boys name?

cece Sat 05-Dec-15 22:09:56

John

Strokethefurrywall Sat 05-Dec-15 22:12:00

I have a Carter and a Sullivan. Definitely outside top 100!

Congrats on the impending birth of your son. They are amazing thanks

PennyHasNoSurname Sat 05-Dec-15 22:13:39

I have a Travis.

It was a toss up between that, Lawrence and Rex (but the cat is Rex so we came to our senses).

Luna7993 Sat 05-Dec-15 22:14:21

I definitely like the idea of a typical 'surname' as a first name. Love Carter and Sullivan smile good choices

Moomazoo Sat 05-Dec-15 22:14:49

Our daughter was going to be Corbin!

VagueIdeas Sat 05-Dec-15 22:18:25

This might sound like an obvious question, but have you tried actually looking at the baby name charts? You can download the full list as a spreadsheet. You and DH note down all the names you like, and see if there's any crossover. That's how we named our son. Just inside top 100 though.

I'll just hunt for the link.

VagueIdeas Sat 05-Dec-15 22:20:35

Table six is the long list.

www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/vsob1/baby-names--england-and-wales/2014/rft1--2014-baby-names-statistics-boys.xls

evenoldergregg Sat 05-Dec-15 22:21:10

Dominic,
Lawrence,
Fergus,
Lucian,
Angus,
Tristan,
Rudy,
Edgar,
Rowan,
Seamus.

SellFridges Sat 05-Dec-15 22:23:07

Boys names are really hard. Anything outside the top one hundred always seems really unusual. I really wanted Hudson, DH wanted some names that I doubt have ever been used in real life. We concurred on Reuben, Dexter and Sebastian.

GloriaHotcakes Sat 05-Dec-15 22:23:31

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katienana Sat 05-Dec-15 22:27:52

I have a David I know it's not unique but we have only met one other his age! This is just inside the top 50. So you can see what the chances are of a name being popular among peers. I wouldn't discount the top 100 on that basis.

Hatethis22 Sat 05-Dec-15 22:37:21

www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/vsob1/baby-names--england-and-wales/2014/rft1--2014-baby-names-statistics-boys.xls

Start at 200 and work your way down!

Tatie3 Sat 05-Dec-15 22:37:24

We're due our third boy in May and like Quinn or Theodore.

LadyMaryofDownt0n Sat 05-Dec-15 22:37:58

Love Carter & Sullivan those are great names.

Kit
Rex
Max
Zander
Cooper
Saul
Joel

WiIdfire Sat 05-Dec-15 22:48:57

OMG there were three boys named Zulquarnain on that table? Is this a common name in a different culture? What am I missing???

WiIdfire Sat 05-Dec-15 22:58:32

Other names from the bottom of that list:

Rudyard
Roderick
Lester
Greg
Gibson
Diggory
Crispin
Alphonse
and Cloud.

But I wouldn't go with Cloud, if I were you.

thatstoast Sat 05-Dec-15 22:58:50

There's some great names outside the top 100. We were thinking about Carter as a middle name for DS but went with Lawson. His first name is 600 something on that list.

If you're into surnames Lincoln and Hudson caught my eye.

Laquila Sun 06-Dec-15 07:59:49

Good I love reading the bottom bits of the baby names table! (That was probably the gimpiest sentence I've ever written.)

jemimastar Sun 06-Dec-15 08:11:51

Rex, just brilliant.

Strokethefurrywall Sun 06-Dec-15 18:44:50

I really loved Lincoln and Lachlan too although decided we would look like weird US president fanatics if we went with Lincoln!
If we had a third at it was a boy, I love Vaughn. Means little in welsh.

Surnames for first names get mixed reviews on MN but we've had nothing but compliments on our two. Sullivan especially gets lots of positive feedback.

Irishkez Sun 06-Dec-15 20:20:07

Spencer
Lochlan
Felix
Rohan
Fletcher
Quinn
Ellis

MamaLazarou Sun 06-Dec-15 23:18:32

Calvin
Marlon
Conrad
Ferdinand
Ernest
Bosco
Claude

outputgap Mon 07-Dec-15 00:37:18

It's so interesting how low the ordinary names of my childhood are, like Paul and Simon (pleasingly) together at 305. And the Marks, Philips and Richards down in the 200s and 300s.

ButterflyOfFreedom Mon 07-Dec-15 00:49:29

Wilson
Maxwell
Fletcher
Linus
Robson
Bertram
Jackson
Otis
Amos
Cornelius
Ellis
Trent
Brock
Heath
Drake
Bronson
Carson
Orson
Huxley
Smith
Brent

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