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First draft of boys name list - opinions and ideas please!

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Imps9 Fri 25-Mar-16 21:52:10


Just thinking about boys names and have put together an initial list. Your favourites/least favourites/hate that with a passions/alternative suggestions would be received.

I'm not particularly in love with any of them, and possibly will dislike them all next week, but I need to start somewhere!

Thank you in advance!

Eddie (not Edward, which I'm not keen on for some reason)

Imps9 Fri 25-Mar-16 21:52:36

Would be gratefully received...

SnuffleGruntSnorter Fri 25-Mar-16 21:55:55

I like Toby, Owen and Lloyd.

SoftSheen Fri 25-Mar-16 22:00:39

Eddie - perhaps you could use this with Edmund on the birth certificate?
Elijah - OK, but will date
Toby - my favourite from your list (though should really be Tobias on the BC)
Fletcher - dreadful
Owen - OK
Jed - More of a nickname
Lloyd - a surname
Mark - OK, and there aren't many little Marks around at the moment
Sullivan - I quite like it, though it does sound a bit like a surname
Saul - OK

Imps9 Fri 25-Mar-16 22:06:48

Thanks Snuffle and Soft.

I don't like Edmund at all, so it would be Eddie on certificate which I feel would be a bit strange.

What would Jed be a nickname for? In the West Wing Jed Bartlett was a Josiah - is that the only longhand name? (Maybe Jedward perhaps? grin)

Badoodle Fri 25-Mar-16 22:07:27

Love Saul

228agreenend Fri 25-Mar-16 22:14:07

How about Edwin instead of Edward?

Love Toby (Tobias) and Saul.

Other suggestions:
Jarred (jed)

GiveMyHeadPeaceffs Fri 25-Mar-16 22:15:47

I have a Toby, it's my favourite name smile

FellOutOfBedTwice Fri 25-Mar-16 22:17:23

I like Toby and Mark best from your list.

I'm begging you not to use Fletcher as it is awful.

SoftSheen Fri 25-Mar-16 22:18:42

Jedward grin grin

Not sure what Jed would be short for, but it just doesn't sound complete.

Imps9 Fri 25-Mar-16 22:20:39

Edwin is okay but I don't like it as much as Eddie. And in-laws refuse to abbreviate certificate names to the short versions - even when everyone else does inc the person in question. So if I wanted my child to be called Eddie but named him Edwin they would always call him Edwin which would really irritate me!

Maybe I just need to scrap Eddie.

I do like Evan a lot - that has now been added to the list. Thanks 228!

Imps9 Fri 25-Mar-16 22:21:28

<Crosses Fletcher out with a double line> grin

EllaHen Fri 25-Mar-16 22:22:15

Love Toby and Marc with a 'c'. I'm not one for alternative spellings but I really like it.

Like you, I don't like Edward or Edmund but love Eddie.

I found boys names hard. I quite like Patrick, Stuart and Finn.

TVC15 Fri 25-Mar-16 22:22:44

Eddie is great and you absolutely do not need a full name for the birth certificate. That's very much an 'otherwise how can he ever be a High Court Judge??!!' MN thing.

Also love

Sullivan and

Mark is dated and boring. Toby is wet. Lloyd is just bad. As is Fletcher (but I hate those kind of names, Cooper, Harper, Archer etc).

VocationalGoat Fri 25-Mar-16 22:23:32


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YolandiFuckinVisser Fri 25-Mar-16 22:27:46

I like saul

Imps9 Fri 25-Mar-16 22:28:52

grin to Jed Clampitt!!!

Yes I do like Eddie. I will keep it on the list.

Sophronia Fri 25-Mar-16 22:34:50

Jed could be short for Jedidiah or Jared.

I like Owen, Mark and Saul.

notagiraffe Fri 25-Mar-16 22:39:00

I love Elijah and Saul, and don't think biblical names ever date. Also like Toby.
Not keen on the others, except Eddie which I love but only as a shortened version of a full name Edward, Edmund or Edwin.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Fri 25-Mar-16 22:40:21

Eddie is okay. A million miles from being the nicest boys name, but equally, A million miles from being the worse boys name.
Elijah. No. It's starting to be like the Jack of the 1990s. Theyve everywhere.
Toby. Is gorgeous, and AFAIK, well to be best of my knowledge is not too common, yet. I've personally never heard of any, but different regions ect might be different.
Fletcher. No. Im not sold on surnamey names.
Owen. Is okay, but even if I was graced with 10 dsons. It wouldn't even be a reserved contender for any short list.
Jed. Same as above
Mark. Is gorgeous, and very unheard of now on a baby. If you're looking for something "out there" then, Definitely go for Mark, as. There certainly won't be many of them running around on the play ground.
Saul. No it's like Paul gone wrong.
Lloyd. No it's horrible
Sullivan. As above, and what I said about Fletcher.

Imps9 Sat 26-Mar-16 11:45:03

Thanks Lighthouse smile Just out of interest, what are your fave boys names? Always looking for inspiration.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sat 26-Mar-16 11:53:12

I've got no boys. Would love one though. I think I'd call him Gabriel Patrick. (Patrick after my mum, Patricia)
Other nice names

Imps9 Sat 26-Mar-16 12:03:16

Ah I like the idea of Gabriel but I always mispronounce it (by saying Gabrielle) and have to correct myself. Probably not an ideal choice for me in that case!

IoraRua Sat 26-Mar-16 14:17:20

Sullivan, Fletcher, Lloyd and Toby are awful imo.
Saul is nice enough,I personally can't separate it from Better Call Saul but that will be forgotten.
Jed - meh, bit of a sheepdog name
Eddie - not just as Eddie. He might hate it, at least with Edward/Edgar etc he has a few choices.
Owen - yup, grand
Mark - grand, I've taught a few recently but still unusual these days
Elijah - I really like but it will definitely date

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