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Shadow1986 Wed 03-Feb-16 16:39:31

Maxwell
Jude
Harley
Hartley
James
Riley
Ronnie
Hudson
Lennon
Dexter
Franklin
Harrison
Preston
Owen
Harlen

Thoughts on my list please? Sibling for Henry. Thank you!

PurpleDaisies Wed 03-Feb-16 16:41:55

I only like James and Owen from your list, but I think we have different taste. If you and your partner love one of the others you should go for it (and don't tell anyone until he arrives!).

Lissie1201 Wed 03-Feb-16 16:47:18

Love Henry!

- Maxwell - I like, but I love Max! So simple, but lovely
- Jude - it's okay...
- Harley - not keen, sorry!
- Hartley - not keen blush
- James - I really like this!
- Riley - really like it smile (I know that it isn't liked on here...)
- Ronnie - hate this! Sorry
- Hudson - dislike...
- Lennon - don't like confused
- Dexter - it's okay!
- Franklin - I'm between okay/not keen...
- Harrison - I like, but do prefer Harry
- Preston - not a fan
- Owen - I like...
- Harlen - don't like!

Good luck and congratulations! x

Monica101 Wed 03-Feb-16 16:51:03

Lots of surname names, which are not really my style.

I don't think siblings names really all have to be of a type but James goes very well with Henry as such a similar name.

themumfairy Wed 03-Feb-16 16:57:41

Love Lennon. Ds2 has one in his class and they shorten it to Len which is so cute

How about Toby?

Lissie1201 Wed 03-Feb-16 17:20:00

I also think Henry and James go lovely smile

Other suggestions:
- Aidan
- Elliot
- George
- Jacob
- Oliver

IoraRua Wed 03-Feb-16 17:23:06

Owen and Franklin are nice.
Not loving the others.

stillsingingintherain Wed 03-Feb-16 17:31:08

Maxwell - dont like but like Max
Jude - love!
Harley - too 'try hard' and will date
Hartley - same as harley
James - love but very popular
Riley - used to love but now too popular
Ronnie - dont like
Hudson - Love!
Lennon - like quite a lot
Dexter - love
Franklin - dont like but like 'frankie'
Harrison - not that exciting
Preston - love!
Owen - boring, sorry
Harlen - too try hard and doesnt sound like a name

Shadow1986 Wed 03-Feb-16 17:38:35

Thanks everyone really appreciate comments, really struggling for names so all ideas gratefully received!

mrsschu Wed 03-Feb-16 18:16:27

I really dislike surname first names so not keen on most of your list. I really like Owen (although would spell it Eoin) and James is fine too. How about Frank if you like Franklin?

StDogolphin Wed 03-Feb-16 19:26:58

Owen James!

sugarplumfairy28 Wed 03-Feb-16 19:36:01

Personally I think James, Harrison and Owen are all rather boring, samey and common - sorry.

Maxwell, Jude, Riley, Ronnie and Harlen are all maybe a bit 'Essex'. (No offense, although I did live there)
So for me I'd choose from, although I do have a cat called Lennon.
Harley
Hartley
Hudson
Lennon
Dexter
Franklin
Preston

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Wed 03-Feb-16 19:43:10

Don't like Maxwell, but quite like Max
Love Jude
Harley Chavvy
Hartley. Pretty more suited to a girl IMO.
James. Is lovely and very classy. You can't fault it.
Ronnie. Cute
Riley Chavvy
Hudson. No too harsh sounding
Lennon. Gorgeous.
Dexter Gorgeous
I like Frankie but not Franklin.
Harrison. No
Preston. It's okay
Owen. Okay but a bit Meh, but quite unheard of now
Harlen. No

tinofbiscuits Wed 03-Feb-16 20:05:08

I like James and Owen, and Jude is OK.

Most of the others are too surnamey for me, and Ronnie reminds me of the two Ronnies.

Shadow1986 Wed 03-Feb-16 21:33:13

Thank you you're helping me narrow the list down.and taking off quite a few names I was feeling meh about anyway.

Sophronia Wed 03-Feb-16 21:47:27

Henry and James

Monkeymonstermum Thu 04-Feb-16 15:31:53

James or Owen (agree with the comment above though re consider Eoin spelling).
Afraid I really dislike Lennon (bit try hard and not into surnames) - and although I like Harrison if you already have a Henry (love, love love)!! then I think that would be a bit strange as a combination as would get shortened to Harry by some (eg school friends) and Harry is a nn for Henry (think Prince Harry is actually Henry).
Not at all keen on the rest I'm afraid (but I like traditional names).
Good luck choosing. X

CakeRattleandRoll Thu 04-Feb-16 16:11:18

My favourite is Owen.

Agree with PP that Henry and Harrison would be a little odd. Also Henry and James makes me think of Henry James the author.

pilates Thu 04-Feb-16 16:25:47

Henry and James
Quite like Dexter
How about Jacob, Ethan and Jack?

autumnmoon Fri 05-Feb-16 12:10:44

Maxwell - very nice
Jude - love
Harley - ok
Hart ley - sweet as a nickname
James - ok, like Jamie a lot
Riley - nope
Ronnie - love this
Hudson - a surname
Lennon - quite cool even though also a surname
Dexter - nope
Franklin - love Frank, prefer Francis to Franklin
Harrison - ok
Preston - nope
Owen - ok
Harlen - nope

Tiggeryoubastard Fri 05-Feb-16 12:25:12

The only ones that are in the same ballpark as Henry are Owen and James. Most of the others are bloody hideous.

Pipilangstrumpf Fri 05-Feb-16 12:27:55

I think we have different tastes in names but I think most or your names would be fine normal names and none of them are overused/too trendy.

If I had to choose, I'd probably go for Jude, Dexter or Lennon.

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