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DP and I have such different naming styles!

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ChozzleopsTheThird Sat 10-Sep-16 19:54:49

We are having a boy, we have no names that we agree on.

I like classics, Thomas is my top contender.

DP likes more out there names, his favourites are Atlas, and Greek mythology names.

Does anyone have any suggestions that meet in the middle? We are vetoing everything the other likes and cannot come to a compromise!

Beeziekn33ze Sat 10-Sep-16 19:58:45

Hector? Jason? Alexander? Trying to get my head round 'meet in the middle'!

Blueberry234 Sat 10-Sep-16 20:00:57

Much empathy I liked traditional, normal names edging on the slightly unusual (Otis) DH suggested names that would do well in business ....... Paul, Graham, Barry, Neil

ChozzleopsTheThird Sat 10-Sep-16 20:20:43

Exactly how do you meet in the middle of traditional and mythical!

MrPoppersPenguins Sat 10-Sep-16 20:41:41

We are having the exact same problem! I really don't want to end up with a name we both "don't mind too much" because the names we both love are unacceptable to the other! Or I'm praying for a girl which we are finding easier to agree upon!

Serenity05 Sat 10-Sep-16 21:30:51

Not sure where the middle is between Thomas and Atlas but maybe Arthur? Tristan? Felix?

SteviebunsBottrittrundle Sat 10-Sep-16 21:46:16

I was about to suggest Alexander but a pp has beaten me to it!

How about..?:


Doilooklikeatourist Sat 10-Sep-16 21:50:58

Maximus/ Maximillian

multivac Sat 10-Sep-16 21:53:26

Percy, of course!

Heirhelp Sat 10-Sep-16 21:55:45

Suggest you give baby a Greek middle name. Or even better say let's wait until baby arrives and see what he looks like. After seeing you give birth DH should agree to anything you suggest.

GingerbreadGingerbread Sat 10-Sep-16 22:04:34

Percy is a brilliant name!

GingerbreadGingerbread Sat 10-Sep-16 22:05:23

Each of you write down 10 names you love, go through each other's lists and choose your favourite three. Put the top six together and work from there.

FunionShmings Sat 10-Sep-16 22:12:26

- Jason
- Hector
- Troy
- Tristan

JollyHockeyGits Sat 10-Sep-16 22:21:32

How about old testament names?

squoosh Sat 10-Sep-16 22:24:05

The only solution is to outsource the naming of your child.

squoosh Sat 10-Sep-16 22:25:01

But not to people who think Percy is a good name.

multivac Sat 10-Sep-16 22:32:29


ChozzleopsTheThird Sat 10-Sep-16 23:26:19

Maximus I like, he loves Hector. I like names you can shorten though... So what could Hector be shortened to?

Percy is adorable, but for a cat. Same with Felix.

We have looked through every name in the books so any suggestion is welcomed!

IneedAdinosaurNickname Sat 10-Sep-16 23:29:26

Me and dp have the same issue. Only I'm not pregnant so it's purely hypothetical 😀
I like the suggestion of writing your top 10 each and narrowing it down.

ChozzleopsTheThird Sat 10-Sep-16 23:36:46

Theodore is on my list but DP hates it. His latest suggestion is Floky (not sure of the spelling)

gaggiagirl Sat 10-Sep-16 23:40:04

Floki, it's a Scandinavian name. The unhinged eyeliner wearing dude in vikings is called Floki.

puckercup Sat 10-Sep-16 23:43:20

Tell your OH that he has terrible taste in names.

Maybe it'll have more impact coming from a stranger on the internet. grin

squoosh Sun 11-Sep-16 00:03:56

Floky. Well, that's um, certainly a bit................different.

ChozzleopsTheThird Sun 11-Sep-16 07:44:20

Aha no sadly hearing it from a stranger would make him more adamant. He's a stubborn one. I just want us both to love it confused and I want our child not to get bullied! And he gets so offended when I say they're ridiculous names hmm

finova Sun 11-Sep-16 09:30:21


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