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Boys shortlist - looking for opinions and additions

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dontmakemedothis Wed 27-Jul-16 00:10:53

Choosing a name is impossible!!! We are a bi-national family so finding one that works in both countries makes it even harder!

Here are favourites so far. We would appreciate opinions on any of these, and ideas of similar names would be really great!!

Noah
Dylan (can't actually use)
Cassius
Nolan
Dorian
Elijah
Ezra (can't actually use)
Isaiah
Casey
Owen
Lazarus
Dexter

(some I've put "can't use" cos they don't work in both countries but left them on the list so you can have an idea of what kind of names we like)

schbittery Wed 27-Jul-16 00:47:05

which countries?

LowAMH Wed 27-Jul-16 01:09:00

Best of those is Noah

What about Isaac and Elias also.

What countries do they need to work for

dontmakemedothis Wed 27-Jul-16 01:38:17

Portugal and England.

Isaac I like in English but is horrible in Portuguese. Elias has been turned down already.

schbittery Wed 27-Jul-16 01:39:11

Why doesn't Dylan and Ezra work in Portuguese?

dontmakemedothis Wed 27-Jul-16 01:42:34

Different D sound and the r after the z is unheard of and difficult to say.

DamsonGinIsMyThing Wed 27-Jul-16 01:45:25

Owen is lovely.

Pipilangstrumpf Wed 27-Jul-16 07:07:03

Cassius, Lazarus and Dexter are great!

Noah might sound feminine on the continent.

Sophronia Wed 27-Jul-16 07:29:17

Suggestions...

Aaron
Micah
Asher
Darius
Cary
Asa
Alaric
Corin
Dominic
Darian
Elliot
Evander
Hector
Israel
Jeremiah
Lucas
Josiah
Oscar
Logan
Justus
Jago
Marius
Hugo
Marcus
Nico
Roman
Reuben
Seth
Silas
Raphael
Torin
Victor
Zachary

BikeRunSki Wed 27-Jul-16 07:30:44

Adam?

shirkingworking Wed 27-Jul-16 07:33:15

Noah is my favourite. I'd always think of dead bodies with Lazarus!

imsorryiasked Wed 27-Jul-16 07:44:03

Solomon

dontmakemedothis Wed 27-Jul-16 12:29:17

So I think our top 4 is:

Noah
Cassius
Elijah
Owen

with maybes as:

Isaiah
Casey
Nolan

dotdotdotmustdash Wed 27-Jul-16 13:07:05

Owen would get my vote, it was always my favourite boy's name, with Keir being in second place. My Dh wasn't keen on either so our son is called Ben.

NoncommittalToSparkleMotion Wed 27-Jul-16 13:19:40

Owen is my favourite too.

Nolan 2nd.

Chewbecca Wed 27-Jul-16 13:21:10

Owen is lovely

NavyandWhite Wed 27-Jul-16 15:59:02

Cassius is gorgeous. One of my favourite names.

dizzyfucker Fri 29-Jul-16 17:45:21

Caio
Kauan (anglicised kauã)
Samuel
José
Eduardo or Eduard
Tomas or Thomas
Lucas
Davi
Mateus (not too difficult for ingleses) can me Teu as a nickname
Bernardo
Jorge
Alex could be Alexandro or Alexander it is possible to go either way
Marcelo
Emanuel
Cristiano
Gustavo
Christopher
Guilherme can be Gui but might be odd in English
Heitor you could spell it Eitor
Olavo
Fabio
Fernando
Lorenzo
Flavio
Vitor
Vinicius

Owen is my sons middle name, it is lovely but no one here in Brazil can say it properly.

wobblywonderwoman Fri 29-Jul-16 17:47:52

Owen would be my favourite from the list

Jack
Henry
Marcus

dizzyfucker Fri 29-Jul-16 18:01:35

W is the problem in Brazil, not sure what they're like in Portugal but here both names are often used and as W is unused or interchangeable with V he has been referred to as xxxxx Oven

dontmakemedothis Fri 29-Jul-16 19:47:24

dizzyfucker, do you think people would struggle to pronounce Ezra there?

Unfortunately we both hate all Portuguese boys' names, haha.

dizzyfucker Fri 29-Jul-16 20:10:41

Not really but I would really avoid a boys name that ended in an a. It could be a problem for a boy. Do you like Lucas, Luis or Jonathan? Those all work brilliantly and are not classically Portuguese. Noah is Noé so could be complicated. I think Cassius is your best choice and it's a lovely name

marblestatue Fri 29-Jul-16 21:02:25

Cassius and Elijah are my favourites. Cassius Elijah would be a great name smile

dizzyfucker Fri 29-Jul-16 21:42:31

Just had a thought, if you like Ezra could you work with Ezras as a formal name? That eliminates the a ending.

Sorry I am taking over your thread but I love names, I like Portuguese names but they are hard to work with. I didn't used to like them but since living here they have grown on me. My first choice if I had another boy would be Davi despite the fact that there are 4 in my youngest sons class of 8 boys!

albertcampionscat Fri 29-Jul-16 21:59:06

This is Lazarus. Please don't:

commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Giotto_-_Scrovegni_-_-25-_-_Raising_of_Lazarus.jpg

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