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Boy name help please

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99percentchocolate Wed 30-Dec-15 15:37:22

We've recently found out we are expecting a boy and are struggling. We have very similar taste in names luckily, but nothing seems right.

We both like:

But we want something that won't be on any other name pegs. Our DD is Kara and we love that not only are there not many of them around, but "Cara" is the Irish word for friend. So if the name has a nice meaning then that is an added bonus (though not essential).

Our surname starts with an "M" and ends in a "Y".

DP is Irish so open to an Irish name, but one which my family won't have problems with and DP won't laugh at me for hideously mispronouncing.

Can you see our problem now?

And apologies to those of you hoping to see a gorgeous newborn picture - still waiting here I'm afraid! although how gorgeous are those babies on the other naming threads??

DannieDanDan Wed 30-Dec-15 15:42:36

Thank you very much if you're talking about my newborn :3 grin I really like Ronan and it means little seal, that's Irish too, but commonly used in England smile

99percentchocolate Wed 30-Dec-15 15:48:56

I was! He is gorgeous and I love the name you've decided on.

I like Ronan a lot, but DP is a bit averse due to the Boyzone thing shock. Am working on him!

MyNameIsSuz Wed 30-Dec-15 15:49:23

If you want something unusual I'd avoid Max or Joshua, there are tonnes of them at the moment! I love Tobias, so along those lines how about


99percentchocolate Wed 30-Dec-15 15:51:26

Theodore is top of my list at the moment - beautiful name and lots of nickname possibilities.
Really like Jonas too - hadn't thought of that one

DannieDanDan Wed 30-Dec-15 15:52:26

Aidan, I love it so much! It isn't that common either??

DannieDanDan Wed 30-Dec-15 15:54:10

Ciaran? This spelling isn't popular, but it's lovely if you have Irish connotations!

99percentchocolate Wed 30-Dec-15 16:00:13

I really like Aiden - not too common and goes well with DD.

Love the name Ciaran and have only met one, but unfortunately we really didn't get along so has completely put me off the name sad

DannieDanDan Wed 30-Dec-15 16:00:31

Sorry for spamming your post! But Finn!! As you know, I love it

99percentchocolate Wed 30-Dec-15 16:17:09

Not spamming at all - I need suggestions!! Finn is lovely too - saw on your thread and have steady stolen for my list grin
Thank you!

edengarden123 Wed 30-Dec-15 16:59:52

Rían (ree-an meaning little king)
Seamus (nn Shamey)

99percentchocolate Wed 30-Dec-15 17:25:05

Really love Cian, Cormac, and Cillian from that list. Going to suggest Ultan too as he keep suggesting "Ultron" (as in "Age of") hmm

Topsyloulou Wed 30-Dec-15 17:30:26

How about Rory? It's a good Irish name, easy to spell & pronounce & not too popular. Finn & Tobias are great. Theodore was my favourite until I realised how popular it was. Rufus and Reuben were also at the top of our list.

ExBallerina Wed 30-Dec-15 17:33:18

Another vote for Finn. Love it.

Or Flynn.

99percentchocolate Wed 30-Dec-15 17:39:15

Really like Rory but it sounds a bit odd with our surname for some reason. Reuben is very nice too but lots of them in our area.
I think Finn is my favourite now - it fits really well and with it being the name of a Star Wars character I bet that'll help twist DPs arm!

xmasseason Wed 30-Dec-15 22:06:06

I like Leo, Theodore, Max, Aiden and Joshua from the names mentioned so far.

Borninthe60s Wed 30-Dec-15 22:12:10

Sorry to say but all the names you've suggested on your list and Finn are very popular and your son isnt likely to be the only one. Cormac is fab!

DontKillMyVibe Wed 30-Dec-15 22:51:21

Orin/Oran or Oisin?

I like Tobias/Toby but am biased as have a family member called that. He's the only one with that name that I've ever met though!

3luckystars Thu 31-Dec-15 12:01:24

Do you like Feilim? (Fail im)
Or Rian (Ree an) which is Irish for Ryan and means little king.

Boys names are so hard! Very best of luck

myotherusernameisbetter Thu 31-Dec-15 16:21:31

I was going to say Cormac too.

I have a Ciar if the baby is likely to be dark.

99percentchocolate Thu 31-Dec-15 18:42:09

Tried asking DP about Feilim, Rian, and Ciar - he had a good belly laugh about my pronunciation so may have to take them off the list blush
Lovely names though

Jw35 Thu 31-Dec-15 22:14:48

Otis, Felix, Neo, Rueben, Logan, Theo, Kai, Morgan, Jasper, Arlo, Caleb, Carlos, Lucas, Zeke

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