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Ideas for boy - I like Roscoe and Finley

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Hermano Thu 20-Oct-16 10:01:41

Ideas wanted for a boy please.
I want something unusual but not completely freakish.

I really love Roscoe but not sure I'd actually go with it, plus I need options as OH might veto that anyway.

Also love Finley but it's too popular for me to actually choose.

Other names I don't hate are:

I'm not sure I love any of those 4 enough to choose them though, possibly Tristan...

Name must not start with an A, E, K.

Thanks for any ideas

PotatoBread Thu 20-Oct-16 10:09:09

Agree that Finley is a great name but far far too popular nowadays. What about Flynn instead?

Whilst I'm not overly keen on Roscoe - I prefer it to Tristain, Giles and Cosmo. Hate all of those, sorry! James is a very classic and traditional boring name IMO and doesn't seem to really fit with the rest of your choices.

PotatoBread Thu 20-Oct-16 10:10:17

I also had the name Torin on my list but DP vetoed it. Still love it though

PotatoBread Thu 20-Oct-16 10:11:19

I love Gryff too

Hermano Thu 20-Oct-16 10:47:33

Thanks Potato. I agree James is out of keeping but I love it so added it in for context!

I do like Flynn but it reeks of breaking bad to me. Does it have that connotation to everyone else? Gryff is also quite it shirt for something? I don't like names which get shortened. Ideally I want a name which stands as it is unchanged (fine with 'stupid' shortening which LO's friends will inevitably make up).

For some reason I quite like Ross as a shortened Roscoe though! It's all confusing and contradictory.

Hermano Thu 20-Oct-16 10:49:27

Torin I like but it feels a tiny bit try hard GoT / LOTR for me. I clearly am try hard but I don't want to look it IYSWIM confused

I will now sit back and wait for a flaming about how all my names (except James!) are try hard.

Hermano Thu 20-Oct-16 10:55:39

Oh I also like Francis.

gemm36 Thu 20-Oct-16 11:06:21

I like
Reece ( my ds name )

sohackedoff Thu 20-Oct-16 11:09:58

Roscoe reminds me of the Dukes of Hazard. Flynn of Breaking Bad but prefer Flynn.

I like James best of your choices.


BadToTheBone Thu 20-Oct-16 11:11:51

If you want 'different', don't go for Finley, I know loads.

PotatoBread Thu 20-Oct-16 11:24:23

I've seen it pop up on MN a few times and it's really grown on me despite me originally dismissing it as a cat's name - Felix. Really like it now.

Gryff can be short for Griffin which means 'strong' but I prefer just Gryff tbh

Crystal15 Thu 20-Oct-16 11:27:24

You won't come away from here any wiser. Mumsnet folk think popular Is common and unusual is bizzare!

Pick a name you like and try not to tell people till afterwards, you won't hear people's opinions then.

Normandy144 Thu 20-Oct-16 11:37:57

I like Tristan. Along the same lines what about Thorsten?

ShowMeTheElf Thu 20-Oct-16 11:42:05

Roscoe P. Coltraine. Cyuck Cyuck Cyuck <dates self>
dukes of hazzard

I think all your names are nice OP.

scaredofthecity Thu 20-Oct-16 11:48:23

We were going to go for Tristan but decided on Finley. No regrets here, don't mind is popular i haven't actually met that many, plus it's not that high on the tables and he really suits it. Also fin is a nice shortening.
Some people can't say Tristan properly which put me off and I'm not so keen on the inevitable tris

Chinlo Thu 20-Oct-16 11:56:49

You won't come away from here any wiser. Mumsnet folk think popular Is common and unusual is bizzare!

What's more difficult is the middle range names (like Finley)

Lots of really popular names (top 20 names) such as James, Harry and William, get great feedback. But names like Finley, which has been top 50 since 2007 but has never been higher than 36, are deemed "too popular".

Vixxfacee Thu 20-Oct-16 11:59:02

I like roscoe.
What about:

Chinlo Thu 20-Oct-16 12:02:43

Oh btw OP, I really LOVE Roscoe (unfortunately not pronounceable in our country) and Finley was on our list too.

Joinourclub Thu 20-Oct-16 12:24:07

Roscoe is great. Other suggestions for you: Hamish, Hector, Rhodda, Jolyon, Tobin, Kit

Hermano Thu 20-Oct-16 12:36:59

I'm really pleased with the love for Roscoe! I like that it can be a girls name to. We don't know baby's sex but I find girls names a lot easier.

Most of the ones I like which have been mentioned are names of people we know, and mostly people I wouldn't want to name my kid after. Or TV people that I also wouldn't want to reference - quite like Tobias but big Arrested Development fan and I can't have that association!

Thanks very much for all suggestions. I'll show this thread to DP and see if he is keen on any. Maybe baby will be a girl and it'll all be nice and easy...

Please keep suggestions coming if anyone has more ideas

Pipilangstrumpf Thu 20-Oct-16 13:31:26

I love like Roscoe and Cosmo. Tristan is a little too sad in meaning but how about Quentin?

sonlypuppyfat Thu 20-Oct-16 13:33:47

Cosmo Smallpiece!!

Angelto5 Thu 20-Oct-16 13:35:00


gemm36 Thu 20-Oct-16 18:45:25


NotYoda Thu 20-Oct-16 20:46:28


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