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My baby boy needs a name! Opinions on shortlist please

(32 Posts)
zippyswife Sat 06-Feb-16 15:59:13

Ok. Ideally looking for something solid and strong but uncommon. This is the current shortlist Alfie my newborn boy:

Fergus (Gus)

This isn't exhaustive and suggestions are welcome.

zippyswife Sat 06-Feb-16 16:05:12

Sorry I don't know why that says Alfie my new born..!??? Should be for my newborn. For the record I'm not a fan of Alfie.

Laura280315 Sat 06-Feb-16 16:10:01

Personally I love Elliot

4fingers6toes Sat 06-Feb-16 16:10:57


ImperialBlether Sat 06-Feb-16 16:11:30

Just going by that list, I'd go for Jacob. Lovely name.

4fingers6toes Sat 06-Feb-16 16:11:37

Love Milo

SummerMonths Sat 06-Feb-16 16:11:54

I like Luke and Fergus. What about Fraser?

DansonslaCapucine Sat 06-Feb-16 16:12:27

Luke. Definitely Luke.

OVienna Sat 06-Feb-16 16:40:06

Show us a photo

Syppox2000 Sat 06-Feb-16 16:41:39

I've got an eddison so I say go with that . Live Gus too !

Havalina1 Sat 06-Feb-16 17:04:32

Oh Fergus!!! Big strong man-name smile plus a rare enough sir name in Ireland from the west wink

And congrats !

BettyBi0 Sat 06-Feb-16 17:14:29

Is there a Scottish family link? I love Hamish and Fergus

zippyswife Sat 06-Feb-16 17:19:08

No. I love Scottish names. We're English but with Irish ancestry.

RedOnHerHedd Sat 06-Feb-16 17:46:37

I love Ewan and Elliot.

DonaldsDuck Sat 06-Feb-16 17:49:28

I like Elliott the best, Ewan and Hamish are also nice smile

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sat 06-Feb-16 17:51:54


SnuffleGruntSnorter Sat 06-Feb-16 17:53:26

Luke, Fergus and Ewan are my favourites

QueenMolotov Sat 06-Feb-16 17:55:04

Congratulations on you baby boy, zippy! thanks

Personally, I love Elliott (with that spelling smile) with Jacob as my second favourite.

BikeRunSki Sat 06-Feb-16 17:56:35


Jw35 Sat 06-Feb-16 17:58:53

I like Luke and Jacob although I see those as soft names. Really dislike Fergus and Edison

Meeep Sat 06-Feb-16 18:00:15

I like Fergus!

ThursdayLastWeek Sat 06-Feb-16 18:00:40

Elliot is my favourite from that list.

Love Gus bit hate all the long versions.

Like a previous posters suggestion of Fraser.

stitch10yearson Sat 06-Feb-16 18:00:58

What do they mean? A name should have a good meaning, not just sound good.
My friend in school was called janine. A beautiful sounding name, but it means foetus. I was alwayas quiizzical that her parents couldnt come up with a name that gave her something to live up to or aspire to, or basically be something other than a description of her at a stage in her life. I regularly call my daughter, 'little girl' but its a term of endearment, I would never lumber her with such a name.
So whatever is on your list, it depends entirely on what the name means, and who, historically, had that name also. I like LUke because I am a star wars fan and the character was a good one.

Penguito Sat 06-Feb-16 18:05:19

Love Fergus!

Penguito Sat 06-Feb-16 18:06:39

Janine means gift from God hmm

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