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Boy's name Oscar, Dylan or something else?

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Kismet9 Fri 29-Jan-16 11:40:00

Really like these names but am concerned that Oscar is too popular and that Dylan is too Welsh? We don't have a Welsh connection.

Also considering: Sebastian; Leo; Louis; Jude; and Lennon amongst others.

Any other ideas also welcome! We like names which are bit different but not excessively so.
Thanks in advance.

LastOneDancing Fri 29-Jan-16 11:43:51

Apart from Lennon I think they're all great names. I don't associate Dylan with a Welsh connection, it's a fairly standard name now I think?

My favourite is Leo.

Kismet9 Fri 29-Jan-16 11:46:41

Thanks - Lennon was the wild card!

wigglesrock Fri 29-Jan-16 12:31:10

From just your title I was going to suggest Jude grin. Jude or Leo, I like Dylan as well.

BettyBi0 Fri 29-Jan-16 13:03:32

I like Dylan but definitely see it as Welsh.

Lennon is really cute. I'm

BettyBi0 Fri 29-Jan-16 13:04:34

Oops too quick. Was going to say I'm surprised Lennon hasn't become more popular with the whole surnames as first names trend as it has such a nice sound.

LaurieLemons Fri 29-Jan-16 13:05:43

I like them all apart from Sebastian. Leo is also my favourite smile

ThroughThickAndThin01 Fri 29-Jan-16 13:07:44


I like Oscar, Dylan, and particularly Louis.

Upthenoonoo Fri 29-Jan-16 13:08:11

I love Oscar and don't know of any others at dc school. I have a Dylan so am biased on that one (dh is Welsh) and again don't know any others. Not sure about the others. Go with what you love anyway and so what if its popular x

ThroughThickAndThin01 Fri 29-Jan-16 13:08:14


autumnmoon Fri 29-Jan-16 13:12:18


tinofbiscuits Fri 29-Jan-16 14:50:52

I like Dylan and Leo. I think Leo Dylan would sound good.

paranoiddroid Fri 29-Jan-16 16:12:35

Dylan great name and perfectly standard round here for non-Welsh people

Kismet9 Fri 29-Jan-16 18:06:50

Thanks for all the feedback everyone, it has helped me to come up with a shorter list! x

Sometimesithinkimbonkers Fri 29-Jan-16 18:15:13

I love Oscar but I own one so am biased. Dylan sometimes makes me think of pot smoking parents ( not Welsh) who loved Bob Dylan.
Louis is not masculine enough and love Seb as opposed to Sebastian also love Soloman or Sol too.
Jude ... Same feeling as Louis and Lennon is trying too hard!

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Sat 30-Jan-16 09:37:24

2 Dylan's in ds class at school. Neither is welsh.

Also a Lennon in his year! Sweet boy.

If you like the names, pick one. It doesn't matter if somebody thinks it is welsh...

PufflesMC Sat 30-Jan-16 20:35:00

Love Dylan! smile

foreverton Sat 30-Jan-16 20:39:23

Ds is nearly 13 and was Dylan right up until I had him and he became Oliver.
My dd has an imaginary friend called Oscar and I absolutely love it and if dp wasn't snipped and we had a boy I would definitely use it smile

228agreenend Sat 30-Jan-16 20:43:39

Christopher (Kit)

kaymondo Sat 30-Jan-16 20:45:29

There are 4 Oscars in my DS's class (Y1), so i would avoid that due to popularity. Quite like all of your other choices.

TheBananaFaceOfEvil Sat 30-Jan-16 20:46:17

I have two DSes and they're called Dylan and Leo smile

cheekstime Tue 02-Feb-16 12:46:54

Wouldn't go for Oscar, the South African news has put me off it, a few months back.

Sgoinneal Tue 02-Feb-16 14:00:52

I like Leo best from your list. Oscar is lovely but it seems to have become really popular where I am recently.

Theo, maybe, or Laurence nn Laurie?

Indiaplain Tue 02-Feb-16 19:29:02

Ooh we have the same taste! I have a Dylan and I love it, although I also really wanted Jude. Sebastian and Leo are get names too.
I don't think Dylan is too 'welsh' , there are a fair few here in the south east.

Kismet9 Wed 03-Feb-16 10:28:34

Thanks again everyone. I was leaning towards Oscar again but then went to a local playgroup and there were two kids there called Oscar - very, very popular where I live I think.

Think am now leaning towards Dylan with Jesse as a middle name - but that could all change at any given moment.

My due date is tomorrow - oh god!


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