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Boys name - similar to Noah or Oscar?

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TheBubGrower Thu 07-Jan-16 22:47:15

Really struggling to think of boys names. We have Edward as our first choice but I am only about 80% sure on it and we just can't agree on any others! I'm worried Edward is just too simple/plain but I don't want an out there or pretentious name either. I'd like a name that would get a "such a lovely name" response, something familiar but not necessarily a name that has always been a solidly popular/traditional name. I love Noah and Oscar but can't use them because of close family members with those names. Help!!

JenniferAnistonsHair Thu 07-Jan-16 22:50:33

Isaac, Jacob, Louis, Joseph, Caleb...

YouBastardSockBalls Thu 07-Jan-16 22:53:31


I love it but I'm not allowed sad

AliAliAlium Thu 07-Jan-16 22:54:00

Jonah, Reuben, Rafe (Ralph), Jude?

HainaultViaNewburyPark Thu 07-Jan-16 22:59:43

Guy, Ivan, Jasper, Liam, Solomon, Victor

Conundrumparpapumpum Thu 07-Jan-16 23:01:21

I love Edward fwiw

cranberryx Thu 07-Jan-16 23:01:58

Oliver, Archie, Alfie, Zachary, Elliot, Jonah smile

TheBubGrower Thu 07-Jan-16 23:04:17

Thanks for the input. I love casper and jasper too but they were quite vehemently vetoed! Boo. I also love oliver but OH not keen. This is tricky!

TheBubGrower Thu 07-Jan-16 23:05:22

What are people's thoughts on Ethan?

Whatsername24 Thu 07-Jan-16 23:13:47

Evan, Jude, Joby, Charlie, Joel

HainaultViaNewburyPark Thu 07-Jan-16 23:16:57

My friend's little boy is called Ethan. His brother is Ryan. Both normal but uncommon names for small boys.

How about Aaron, Felix, Hugh, Joel, Rufus, Simon or Wilfred?

Bluesand1 Thu 07-Jan-16 23:33:11

Love Ethan

Ellentheegret Thu 07-Jan-16 23:37:09


DramaAlpaca Fri 08-Jan-16 00:03:58

I like Ethan, and also Edward. Lots of potential nicknames with Edward, which you won't have with Ethan.

xmasseason Fri 08-Jan-16 00:36:03

I like Edward and it's classic but no, not too plain. I'm not keen on the nicknames Ted/Teddy/Ed though.

I really like Ethan, and it's a bit more unusual but also a good solid name.

Stollenlover Fri 08-Jan-16 15:10:33

Caspar is great, as is Reuben or how about Quentin or Elliot?

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Fri 08-Jan-16 16:17:39

Ethan makes a change from Edward (especially with the nn Teddy) which has appeared to be very popular in the last few years.

It's tough when you mull over a name then almost tire of it before EDD. How disappointed would you be if in the next few weeks an acquaintance announces they're picking Edward?

I was going to suggest Samuel, (met a baby Sam the other day, so straightforward) or Finlay.

Jessbow Fri 08-Jan-16 16:34:36


babyblabber Fri 08-Jan-16 16:38:17

I have a Noah and seem to have similar taste (jasper vetoed & love Ethan but doesn't go with our surname!) so I'm going to give you the only other boy name I love as much as Noah...Luca.

spaceyboo Fri 08-Jan-16 16:42:16

I like: George, Henry/Harry, Alfred/Alfie, Arthur.

wheniwonder Fri 08-Jan-16 18:42:39

saul and seth

DanishBlue Fri 08-Jan-16 18:48:28

Lucas, Darius, Billy

DanishBlue Fri 08-Jan-16 18:50:10

I love Sebastian too, these were all names vetoed my my OH 21 years ago although I did yet one as a middle name

firsttimemum15 Fri 08-Jan-16 18:50:57

Isaac? I loved Toby for a boy but we had a girl. I went of all my favourite names but when she came she looked like one on our list so we picked thst.

Partner wasn't keen on Toby. I love it.

islemum Fri 08-Jan-16 18:54:43

When I first read your post I was going to suggest Ethan but glad to see its already suggested.

James. Euan.

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