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Traditional boys name for DS2 - no shortlist!

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Pagetta Mon 21-Dec-15 16:19:10

I'm only 15 weeks so i know its early to be panicking, but we are seriously stuck for potential boys names! DS1 is Edward nn Teddy/Teds, so we'd like something fairly traditional to sit alongside it.

I really like names with options (Elizabeth is a top girls name for us as a lovely grown up name but could be Liz/Beth/betsie/ellie etc)

The thing is, Alfred and Charles i feel are out, because there are a million Alfie and Charlies. I don't want anything TOO trendy as won't go with traditional Edward - and we are NOT trendy people!

I LOVE frederick - but that is 100% veto'd by DH and i'll never win that one (tried with DS1!) DH is SO fussy on boys names! Nothing that's a surname, nothing that is slightly different - but nothing boring or too popular either - AGH!

Thoughts welcome on the following...
Albert - the front runner - but is it a little bit too hipster?
Timothy - his fave but i just think of 'timmaaaa from southpark!
Daniel - I like
Hugo - can't be shortened!

I also love (but DH doesn't):
Spencer
Jacob
Rafferty
Fergus
Oscar

Any ideas or thoughts most welcome! It might be a girl yet - but our family are boy-heavy so i need to be prepared!

MrsJayy Mon 21-Dec-15 16:22:57

Alexander
Daniel
Mathew
Oliver but i know of a tonne of baby ollies atm

MyGastIsFlabbered Mon 21-Dec-15 17:55:49

I've got a 5 year old Frederick (nn Freddie) and a 3 year old Albert (nn Bertie) so love those choices!

CleverPlansAndSecretTricks Mon 21-Dec-15 17:58:19

William

ThroughThickAndThin01 Mon 21-Dec-15 18:01:53

You can't have Teddy and Freddy, a good thing your Dh has vetoed it.

Nathaniel
Matthew
Benjamin
Benedict
Tobias
William
Nicholas

I love Daniel though.

Roseformeplease Mon 21-Dec-15 18:03:00

I have a Jonathan (Jonny)

NickNacks Mon 21-Dec-15 18:03:51

James

Clawdy Mon 21-Dec-15 18:03:55

Ralph is rather nice, and Hal, or Laurence.

Helenluvsrob Mon 21-Dec-15 18:15:27

Laurence NN Laurie. Fab name , goes well with Ted

SilverOldie2 Mon 21-Dec-15 18:16:45

Alexander or Marcus

Jw35 Mon 21-Dec-15 18:20:44

Alexander

Rivercam Mon 21-Dec-15 18:22:55

Samuel
Robert
William
Michael
David
Nathaniel
Patrick

Whatsinaname2011 Mon 21-Dec-15 18:23:15

Arthur (Art/Artie)

crazycatguy Mon 21-Dec-15 18:27:17

Theodore?

LumelaMme Mon 21-Dec-15 18:34:06

Hugo CAN be shortened! HUGH!

Harry/Henry
Richard (same sort of stable as Edward, perhaps a bit too much the same)
David

RueDeWakening Mon 21-Dec-15 18:48:24

Our shortlist for ds2 (ds1 has same name as yours) included:
Michael
Peter
Robert
Daniel
Thomas

LittleGreyElephant Mon 21-Dec-15 19:22:39

Franklin (frank, frankie)

DancingDuck Mon 21-Dec-15 21:48:22

I was coming on to say the best trad name is Edward but you obviously already thought that!

James (Jay, Jamie)
Alexander (Alex, Alec, Xander, Sandy)
Samuel (Sam, Sammy)
Joseph (Joe, Seph)
Matthew (Matt, Mattie)
Henry (Hal)
William (Will, Wills, Bill, Billy)
Benjamin (Ben. Benji)

Pagetta Mon 21-Dec-15 22:05:08

Ah thanks - I do love ralph and lawrence and Samuel. ..will broach with DH !
William / Arthur / Ben /Robert all out (cousins / DH name lol!)

A close friend has just had an Alexander but I do like that too...hmm not sure of etiquette on that though!

DH rely likes James I'm yet to be convinced!

MrsJayy Mon 21-Dec-15 22:11:04

James/jamie are nice names, i think Alexander is out if you are good friends shame though its a good name

MrsJayy Mon 21-Dec-15 22:12:12

William/Billy ?

helentheheron Mon 21-Dec-15 22:32:25

Robert

hawkmcqueen Mon 21-Dec-15 22:34:39

I second Nicholas and love the shortening Nico.

I also suggest Magnus.

CakeRattleandRoll Mon 21-Dec-15 23:58:31

Alistair
Francis/Frank
George
Andrew
John

MissAlabamaWhitman Tue 22-Dec-15 00:19:46

Clarence

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