Help! Baby due next week and I don't LOVE any names!

(21 Posts)
EnglishBreakfastTea Thu 19-May-16 17:50:18

There's just nothing I like as much as my DD's name! (Martha)
We're pretty happy with girls choice (Amelia Rose) but boys we have no idea! I want something that is strong / traditional to match Martha but can use a nickname for when baby is young - names im considering but don't love are:
William - Billy
Theodore - Theo
Tobias - Toby
Alfred - Alfie
Oliver - Ollie

There doesn't seem to be anything in the middle for boys - ie, not too traditional or too wacky. I'm also aware that everything I've listed is pretty much in the top 10 which is something I also wanted to avoid!

Any suggestions would be appreciated!

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Thu 19-May-16 20:39:31

I think Billy is the nicest. It quite unusual now as well. The others are ridiculously over done.
Some suggestions.
Alan
Aaron
Christopher
Christian
Arthur
Archie
Asa
Ben
Elliot

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Thu 19-May-16 20:41:35

Micheal
Sean
Louis
Francis
Owen
Sebastian
Gabriel
Lennon
Joseph
John

cecilelliott Thu 19-May-16 20:47:34

Yes, agree with William/Billy out of your choices.

Have never met a little Billy, but meet loads and loads of Ollies, Theos and Tobys.

Robert (Bertie?)
Patrick?

Good luck!

GreenBeans17 Thu 19-May-16 20:57:31

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SisterViktorine Thu 19-May-16 21:00:54

Leonard- Leo
Daniel- Danny
Nathaniel- Nate

cheapandcheerful Thu 19-May-16 21:16:26

How about...

Sebastian - Seb
Nathan/Nathanial - Nate
Barnabus - Barney
Montgomery - Monty
Alfred - Fred

littlemonkey5 Thu 19-May-16 21:21:11

Blake?
Pierre?

I've gone very traditional with my names. My thoughts were that with a traditional name, they won't get "how is that spelt?" and no matter what they wanted to be in life, it would be 'safe'.

I know....boring.....

Pythonesque Thu 19-May-16 21:31:43

Christopher (or Christian) can be Kit as well as Chris
Nicholas?
Don't panic too much though - my son was essentially named before his older sister was born, but it took us about 4 more days to settle on a girl's name we were happy with (and she was 2 weeks overdue ...). It's worth keeping an open mind and making sure of your decision smile Good luck with it all.

Horseshoe1 Thu 19-May-16 22:16:56

I know two Marthas. Their brothers are:
Joseph
Jonah
Jesse

Do you like Tobias/Toby or Benjamin/Benji?

notagiraffe Thu 19-May-16 22:22:37

I love all your boy choices - most of them were on my short list too.

Isaac/Izaak - Zaccy
Samuel - Sam
Daniel - Danny/Dan (Used to be so popular but much less usual these days)
James - Jimmy, Jim, Jamie, Jay
Wilfred - Wilf, Fred, Freddie
Alexander - Al, Alex, Alec, Sasha, Sandy, Xander

autumnmoon Thu 19-May-16 22:30:13

Samuel - Sam
Joseph - Joe

Martha and Theo is lovely too but possibly too many 'ths'?

GoldPlatedBacon Fri 20-May-16 09:12:36

Jonathan - Jon/Jonny/Jonty
Edward - Ed/Eddie/Ted/Teddy
Rafferty - Raf/Raffy

Martha and Billy are good though

septembersunshine Fri 20-May-16 09:31:18

We are in the same situation. I love our girls name choice but I'm not in love or committed to any boys names at all. When it comes down to it I think we'll have to just take the list to the hospital and if it's a boy just see what suits him best.

Anyway. I agree with other others. Martha and Billy are nice (and Martha and Will).

What about:
Zachary (Zach)
Jack
Frederick (Fred/Freddie)
Harry
Jacob (Jake)
Felix
Jonah (Joe)
James (Jamie)
Ethan
Thomas (Tom)
Maximillion (Max)
Sebastian (Seb)
Reuben (Rue/Ben)
Jude
Luca
Louie
Louis
Elliott
Joseph (Joey)

MindfulBear Fri 20-May-16 17:23:20

I sympathise. When we had Ada's, almost. 4 years ago, we had a couple of girls names that we thought might be nice but could not agree on a boys name!! In fact the one we chose was the only one neither of us actively disliked!!!!!

How about Theodore - Teddy?

William - Billy or Will is lovely.

Jonathan - Jonty?

MindfulBear Fri 20-May-16 17:25:15

Grr - When we had DS, not Ada's!!!
Blardy auto correct

lindapace28 Fri 20-May-16 18:36:48

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frobskottle Fri 20-May-16 22:08:21

love the nickname Billy
Other thoughts are...
Andrew
Arnold
Patrick
Johnathan
Christopher
Edmund
Phillip
Giles
Justin

isaterror Fri 20-May-16 22:39:19

How about
Hugo
Fergus
Lawrence
Bertie
Archie
Oscar
Max
Gabriel

Some of the boys names at my daughters school that I know of/like!

NationMcKinley Fri 20-May-16 22:40:43

Patrick
William
Joseph
Noah
Reuben

ShmooBooMoo Fri 20-May-16 23:30:07

Jimmy

Silas

Rufus

Daniel

Ted

Jude

Michael

Joseph

Sonny

Albert (Albie)

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