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Jasmine2016 Tue 25-Oct-16 20:13:38

Hello, our son is almost 6 weeks. We have an appointment on Thursday (to register him) and cannot change it!

We cannot agree... I know it sounds stupid sad I like: Aidan, Dylan, Elliot, Finn, Isaac, Leo and Noah. He doesn't like any, but doesn't seem to be offering any...

He suggested Brodie/Brody, I'm unsure! I think I prefer the Brodie spelling though (isn't that the original?) it doesn't remind me of that Netflix program, as I once met an amazing Brodie, which is what it makes me think of! However, I'm not keen on calling our son it...

It's really upsetting me!

Sugarpiehoneyeye Tue 25-Oct-16 20:17:09

Tricky !
I prefer Brodie, spelt this way.
From your list, I love Dylan.
How about Dylan Brodie ?
Which other names does he like, regardless of whether you do, or not.

17caterpillars1mouse Tue 25-Oct-16 20:17:46

I like Brody. The spelling Brodie seems more feminine to me and the y spelling masculine

If your not keen though you don't have to compromise. If demand he suggests more or you'll just choose

Out of your choices I like Elliott and Noah best. I also really like Dillon but this spelling only. Finn, Leo, Aiden and Isaac are nice names too just not really my style

Chinlo Tue 25-Oct-16 20:23:25

I love your list! Dylan, Finn, Isaac, Leo and Noah were all high on our list! All great names!!

Jasmine2016 Tue 25-Oct-16 20:28:06

Thank you smile

Dylan Brodie is lovely! I just don't think he would agree, as he doesn't like Dylan sad

I feel like Brodie just seems more Scottish, while Brody seems American (not a bad thing!)

Names he loves are: Spencer, Toby, Victor and Wyatt.

Allalonenow Tue 25-Oct-16 20:34:21

I think Brodie is awful, no matter how you spell it. Your names are much nicer, but there are already enough Noahs and Leos.

Would Finn be Finbar on BC, that is a grand name?
Aidan and Isaac, again good strong names.
Dylan has lovely links with Dylan Thomas, is he your favourite poet?

Elliot I'm not too keen on, though it's popular ATM, he might be one of two or three Elliots at school.

Are there any family names that you like, which might work for both of you?

If you can't decide between the two of you, then you will have to take the lead, and pick the name that you want, after all you have carried the child for all these months, so the final choice should be yours.

SorenaJ Tue 25-Oct-16 20:35:16

I like Elliott and Wyatt

Allalonenow Tue 25-Oct-16 20:37:03

Just seen your latest post!!

Toby and Victor are OK but he can't be serious with Wyatt!! thlgrin

cheesymac Tue 25-Oct-16 20:42:30

What about Broderick?
Brandon, Bryce?

Personally I like Hunter. Please don't judge me grin

TaffetaMuttonfudge Tue 25-Oct-16 20:43:39

I have an Aidan, just registered last week so I love it. grin

Shemozzle Tue 25-Oct-16 20:44:01

have you tried the baby names app? It's like tinder for names, you both swipe yes or no on names and it creates a mutual list of likes. I don't think you should settle for a name your not keen on just because he isn't suggesting anything else. I've had the very same issue with my OH.

Jasmine2016 Tue 25-Oct-16 20:50:03

Well, he would be just Finn smile

Not many family names that are usable, but Michael was my grandad's name and DH's grandad's name.

Thanks everyone!

Yes, I did something similar. You both select names from the top 500, it then tells you which matched. Guess what? None matched!!!

LadyintheRadiator Tue 25-Oct-16 20:51:29

Love your list, it includes my DSs first name and middle name and half of his friends smile Joshua, Jacob, Ben? Tobias (instead of Toby)?

BarInSpace Tue 25-Oct-16 20:56:42

The names on your list OP include letters A, N, D, L, O more than once, and all of your choices are quite soft-sounding, without harsh consonants. Your OH's choices include more of B, T, R. There must surely be a compromise out there smile


Frontstep Tue 25-Oct-16 21:35:07

Luca / Lucas
Daniel / Danny
Barney / Barnaby

For some reason I think both Ethan and Barney are a bit 'like' Brodie ... Though I like them but am personally not keen on Brodie

Frontstep Tue 25-Oct-16 21:35:44


Sugarpiehoneyeye Tue 25-Oct-16 22:19:04

Jasmine, Michael is a lovely name!
Michael Brodie.
I'm really not keen on your DHs choices, although I do like Victor (Vic).
There must be something else he likes 🤔

septembersunshine Wed 26-Oct-16 17:35:16

My Aidan (middle name james) is 8 weeks so I like that name from your list! People keep spelling it with an e which is annoying and i keep saying...'no, like Aidan Turner from Poldark..with an a!!' Or just 'no, its the traditionally irish spelling'. Other then that love the name! You could just strip it all back and go with something like Jack or Luke. Strong one sylabell names. I really like Isaac or Leo from your list. Toby from your dh' s. Brodie is a strange name. I am not sure about it. Do You have any strong feelings about a name from looking at him? I wanted Harry or Daniel but actually our baby boy just wouldn't have suited either name. Good luck op!

rainbow99 Thu 27-Oct-16 00:06:26

I don't like Brody/Brodie at all for some reason. From his list I like Toby and from yours I like Finn. What about Jude, Jed, Will?

shatteredmama Thu 27-Oct-16 00:40:32

What about Cody? I've always liked that name, and its similar to his choice.

I do like your list, esp Elliot and Leo.

What about Reuben and Zach?

Sgoinneal Thu 27-Oct-16 00:48:14

What have you been calling him the last six weeks, have you tried any of these out, like 'can you pass me Brodie's muslin' or something? That's the best way to make it feel like it might (or very much might not!) be his name.

Tempted to say fuck it, if he's not offering any you get to choose. I'm all for equality in naming but both partners have to try. I like Finn Brodie for what its worth.

wobblywonderwoman Thu 27-Oct-16 00:49:39

It is tough

I don't really like Noah or Brody but I do think you need to have the final say

wobblywonderwoman Thu 27-Oct-16 00:53:06

Elliot is really lovely too


Charlie.. I always wanted to call mine Charlie but dh didn't want to

Swearwolf Thu 27-Oct-16 11:24:45

If you like Noah, what about Jonah? Also seconding Vincent and tobias. Sorry but I don't like Brodie at all!

albertcampionscat Thu 27-Oct-16 23:21:33

Another vote for Toby.

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