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Help us choose from these boys' names

(34 Posts)
rageagainsttheBIL Thu 25-Feb-16 15:16:55

We quite like these names but none stands out and we should probably narrow them down...

Huxley nn Huck
Raf maybe short for Rafael

Thanks wine

Sophronia Thu 25-Feb-16 15:22:20

I love Magnus! Rafael is also nice but I prefer Raphael.

bigredballoon Thu 25-Feb-16 15:29:26

Magnus or Rory are OK
Huck rhymes with F* - think of the potential long term playground teasing banter
Tor seems a bit....well, unfinished?
Rafael I really like, I really like Raf too but would have the full name on any birth certificate.

pilates Thu 25-Feb-16 15:31:04

Rory is lovely, not keen on the rest.

thebiscuitindustry Thu 25-Feb-16 17:13:42

I like Magnus and Huxley.

DontKillMyVibe Thu 25-Feb-16 17:44:50

Magnus. Sorry, but don't like the rest.

SweetieDrops Thu 25-Feb-16 17:45:47

Rory or Magnus.

Allalonenow Thu 25-Feb-16 17:50:48

Rory and Magnus are the only ones I like.

How about Ralph?
Is Tor short for Victor?

DarkBlueEyes Thu 25-Feb-16 17:55:37

Raphael, shortened to Raf. Sorry but the others leave me cold.

SnuffleGruntSnorter Thu 25-Feb-16 17:55:38

I like Raphael. Not keen on the others I'm afraid

rageagainsttheBIL Thu 25-Feb-16 18:55:41

Gah I was hoping you'd all come back with the same answer ;)

Think it's really between Magnus, Rory and Raf. I don't think DH likes Raf enough but it's probably my favourite.

Rory we both like but don't love, feels a bit "rugby player" to me, and I worry what if he can't say his r's like Jonathan Ross (!).

Magnus DH really likes and i think is fine but our surname begins with M and I'm worried it will be a bit weirdly alliterative, I'm also not sure what it will be shortened to - "mag" isn't great.

thebiscuitindustry Thu 25-Feb-16 21:39:39

Would Angus be similar enough to Magnus? Then the initial is A instead of M.

Or another name ending in "us"? Atticus, Cassius, Barnabus (Barney), Rufus?

Not so sure about Tor by itself, but I like Torin and you could shorten it to Tor.

DramaAlpaca Thu 25-Feb-16 21:41:32

I love Rory & Magnus.

Raf is nice too, if short for Rafael.

pieceofpurplesky Thu 25-Feb-16 21:52:34

Are you a shadow hunter fan? Rafael and Magnus both characters in the series of books!
Love both names though

marmitecrumpets Thu 25-Feb-16 21:53:21


dottyaboutstripes Thu 25-Feb-16 21:56:29

Magnus absolutely

TempsPerdu Thu 25-Feb-16 21:59:01

Magnus, with Rory a fairly distant second. Not a fan of the others.

Pantsalive Thu 25-Feb-16 22:50:02

How about Rafe rather than Raf or Torben shortened to Tor?
I love Huxley.

Sofiria Fri 26-Feb-16 00:35:15

I like Rafael and Magnus!

I know that Tor is an actual name but I just think 'hill' when I see it.

rageagainsttheBIL Fri 26-Feb-16 05:46:36

Never heard of shadow hunter piece but I'll have to check it out now.

DH likes rafe but I'm not so keen for some reason. Just prefer the sound of Raf.

Torben is cute.

DH and I will try to nail this tomorrow...

Sophronia Fri 26-Feb-16 06:38:14

nns for Magnus could be Max, Gus, Mags

rageagainsttheBIL Fri 26-Feb-16 10:05:59

I like all of those Soph

squoosh Fri 26-Feb-16 10:21:19

Magnus or Rafael.

Both fabulous names.

KatieT12 Fri 26-Feb-16 13:20:55

Rory 100%

joyfulworld Fri 26-Feb-16 13:23:29

Rafael and Rory.

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