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HELP - desperate for a name for ds2 to go with Leo!

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puglife15 Mon 29-Feb-16 17:06:09

DS1 is Leo.

The only boys names I seem to like are way too similar - like Louis, Lex, Theo... i like Max too but it really doesn't go with our surname. Quite like Oli but our surname is common and so want to avoid top 10, also Oli is basically a reworking of Leo!

It's starting to stress me out calling DS2 "baby" and fending off endless hassle from family on names... DS2 was early so caught us a bit unawares and I've gone off the other names on our shortlist from DS1.

I don't like v traditional or royal names like George, Henry or Edward, but also don't want anything too hipster or old manesque like Arlo, Stanley or Wilf. Generally prefer shorter names as well over Sebastian / Bartholomew etc. Rupert and Hugo feel too posh. Like Joseph but can't use it. I'm shit at this!

Any ideas hugely welcomed!

Sophronia Mon 29-Feb-16 17:14:51

Aaron
Adam
Ari
Asher
Aidan
Bram
Caleb
Elijah
Evan
Ethan
Ezra
Finn
Heath
Isaac
Jacob
Jude
Miles
Milo
Noah
Oscar
Reuben
Roman
Saul
Seth
Torin
Zac

wigglesrock Mon 29-Feb-16 20:15:26

Leo was going to be dd1s name.
Other boys names on our list for each of our three daughters grin were :
Dominic
Jude
Joseph
Lorcan
Michael
Nicholas
John
Conn
Patrick

minipie Mon 29-Feb-16 20:55:38

Toby
Rory
Rufus
Rex
Joshua
Fergus
Sam
Kit
Alex

minipie Mon 29-Feb-16 20:55:54

Bryn

peaner Mon 29-Feb-16 20:57:07

I like Joe.

NoncommittalToSparkleMotion Mon 29-Feb-16 21:01:12

I know 3 Leos and their brothers are:

Sam
Charlie
Nolan

TheCraicDealer Mon 29-Feb-16 21:01:46

Oscar.....? grin

puglife15 Mon 29-Feb-16 21:03:26

Thanks - I like Toby and Kit and we had them both on our list at some point, they've both been used by friends though which makes me a little hesitant... Jude and Joseph/ Joe are nice but can't use them as family have. I also like Bram and Torin but they don't go with our surname at all.

Ari is cool too but don't know if it's short for anything.

Please keep them coming!

AnotherStitchInTime Mon 29-Feb-16 21:05:09

Orin
Felix
Luca
Asher
Eli

96000kids Mon 29-Feb-16 21:18:46

I know someone with DTs called Leo and Toby - I think the names really compliment each other.

IoraRua Mon 29-Feb-16 21:20:46

Ronan
Lucas
Matt
Niall
Jared
Keir
Lorcan
Joel
Dylan

Flingingmelon Mon 29-Feb-16 21:26:22

TheCraic - I specifically came on this thread to make the same joke. stargrin

puglife15 Mon 29-Feb-16 22:19:58

Yes Leo and Oscar go well together it seems ;)

GoldPlatedBacon Tue 01-Mar-16 08:01:43

Mark
Craig
Scott
Milo
Jack
Paul
Jacob
Blake

DarkBlueEyes Tue 01-Mar-16 08:05:19

Love Leo as a name.

What about: Dylan, Dexter, Felix, Finn, Morgan, Alexander (Alex), Monty, Thomas (Tom), Logan, Scott.

Good luck!

puglife15 Tue 01-Mar-16 08:17:09

I like Blake but always think of Any Winehouse shouting BLAAAKE for some reason when I hear it.

I quite like Dexter and Monty - DH really doesn't.

Alexander is nice but will our v common surname a bit vanilla

I'm leaning towards Toby/ Tobias.

PennyHasNoSurname Tue 01-Mar-16 08:21:53

Our son has the MN Leo and his first is Travis which I think goes well

icklekid Tue 01-Mar-16 08:24:53

I have a Theo we like Oscar, Luke and Finn

Dogadviceneeded Tue 01-Mar-16 08:28:31

Harry
Peter
Ben
Sam
Jude
Matthew
Stuart
Robert

SuburbanRhonda Tue 01-Mar-16 08:29:12

DD's Greek friend Aristotle has the NN Ari smile

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BlueChampagne Tue 01-Mar-16 14:12:48

Conrad
Anthony
Marcus

I know a Leo whose brother is Sid.

cecilelliott Tue 01-Mar-16 17:09:25

Leo is a lovely name, but I would steer you away from Toby. It seems to a crazily up and coming name, and I think they will be everywhere soon! I am not exaggerating when I say I went to a toddler group yesterday and there were 5 Tobys! between 1 and 5! So maybe avoid it for the same reason you are avoiding Oli!
(Oh an Theo is a very popular name too!)

I think Leo and Patrick sound great together. Patrick is a nice, simple name and there are hardly any around at the moment.

Or:
Leo and Miles
Leo and Marcus
Leo and Timothy(Timmy)
Leo and Peter

All names that are fresh sounding at the moment.

Good Luck!

cecilelliott Tue 01-Mar-16 17:12:39

Or Leo and David (good, classic name, underused these days)

puglife15 Tue 01-Mar-16 17:52:29

That's interesting re: Toby, I know of a couple... do like Marcus a lot but it doesn't go with surname. When we chose Leo it was up and coming too and is now in top 20!

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