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Relatively traditional names for a boy?

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CarrotVan Tue 16-Aug-16 11:45:54

I am really struggling with possible names for the baby I'm expecting. For girls we have lots of options but for boys we used them all up on DS1 or there's a close relative with the name.

So any thoughts for relatively traditional, can be shortened if wanted, doesn't end in an M, doesn't start with S or A?

I like Nathaniel, Ludovic, Nicholas, and Felix - DH less so

Propertyquandry Tue 16-Aug-16 11:50:39

One if mine is Nicholas, we shorten it to Nicky which suits him well. How about Christopher with nn Kit. Or John or Jonathan. Or Alexander, nn Alex or Lex

Propertyquandry Tue 16-Aug-16 11:52:12

Sorry, you said no A names

augustusdecimus Tue 16-Aug-16 11:53:10

Thomas
James
Mark
Robert
Jack
Edward
George
Luke
Matthew
Jonathan
Philip
David
Russell
Daniel
Christopher
Michael
Dominic
Jason
Benjamin

CarrotVan Tue 16-Aug-16 11:53:55

DS1 is Alexander so we're avoiding the same initial (for postal reasons!)

Can't have John as that's already in the family.

Christopher nn Kit or Kester I really like but DH is less keen. He is inclined to more viking names like Magnus and Thor which ain't happening

NapQueen Tue 16-Aug-16 11:55:43

What about Maximus? Sounds thor-like but can be shortened to the lovely Max.

CarrotVan Tue 16-Aug-16 11:58:20

Thomas - already in the family
James - already in the family
Mark - DH has about 85 friends called Mark so I think he'd rule it out.
Robert - already in the family
Jack - Would have to be John as Jack is a nn (but what DS1 wants to have for the baby) and John is taken
Edward - Possible
George - already in the family
Luke - Not keen
Matthew - Friends of DH who aren't Mark are all Matts
Jonathan - Possible but it's a cousin of mine
Philip - possible
David - possible although not keen on Dave
Russell - not keen
Daniel - possible
Christopher - I like, DH less keen
Michael - already in the family
Dominic - Possible, sort of in the family but as a middle name
Jason - not keen, I immediately think Donovan
Benjamin - already have a Ben in the family

I have a very big family and am the last to have children!

littlejeopardy Tue 16-Aug-16 12:00:21

Ooh tough one, first thought was William but that ends in a M.

Theo, Charlie, Joshua, Gideon,?

starryvic Tue 16-Aug-16 12:03:38

Harry or Timothy? smile

SilverGiraffe7 Tue 16-Aug-16 12:04:33

Joseph
Henry
Charles
Louis
Elijah
Frederick
Robert
Daniel
Jacob
Malachi
Matthew

augustusdecimus Tue 16-Aug-16 12:04:55

How close in the family? I would have no qualms picking the same name as a family name unless it's sibling or niece/nephew. Especially if you have a big family.

Also re: Jack, that's just being picky. Jack is clearly a full name in its own right these days. Very much so.

bombayflambe Tue 16-Aug-16 12:05:38

Charles
Edward
George
Oscar
Guy
Robert
Stephen
Richard
Alasdair

Something a bit like Felix but more Viking: Rufus

CarrotVan Tue 16-Aug-16 12:11:26

Already in the family will be sibling, BIL or nephew. There's bloody loads of us.

I totally get that lots of people would see Jack as a name on it's own but personally I see it as a nn - too much reading about the Kennedys

Of the above I like Theodore a lot.

PotteringAlong Tue 16-Aug-16 12:12:54

Frederick?

Sophronia Tue 16-Aug-16 12:14:14

Charles
Conrad
Clement
Casper
Elliot
Edmund
Edwin
Frederick
Francis
Gregory
Isaac
Henry
Hugh
Jacob
Joseph
Jasper
Jeremy
Leonard
Laurence
Louis
Oliver
Owen
Patrick
Peter
Paul
Richard
Rupert
Theodore
Timothy
Tobias
Victor
Vincent
Wilfred
Zachary

CarrotVan Tue 16-Aug-16 12:24:06

Frederick is great but is already taken. As are Richard, Alasdair, Joseph, Leonard (which I'm gutted about because I love Leo), Paul, Peter, Francis and Hugh.

I like Laurence adds to list

happilymarried1 Tue 16-Aug-16 12:25:35

Philip Henry Arthur Louis Richard

Propertyquandry Tue 16-Aug-16 12:33:23

I was just going to suggest Francis. I think Fran for a boy sounds fab.

Propertyquandry Tue 16-Aug-16 12:34:04

Or Stanley? Stan is cool for a young boy.

CarrotVan Tue 16-Aug-16 12:35:51

I'm trying to avoid names beginning with S if I can

TheFace Tue 16-Aug-16 12:43:30

Marcus?

CarrotVan Tue 16-Aug-16 12:46:19

Marcus is a possible although we do have a good friend called Marcus. Not sure it would go with our surname as very alliterative

Butterpuff Tue 16-Aug-16 12:50:20

Lionel
Edwin
Fitzwilliam

BlueChampagne Tue 16-Aug-16 12:51:25

Conrad

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Tue 16-Aug-16 13:55:53

Paul
Christopher
Daniel
David
Edward
Eric
Peter
Connor
Conrad
Elliot
Joseph
Louis
Matthew
Lawrence
Francis
Vincent

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