Traditional but not overused names for a boy?

(36 Posts)
OhBoyOhBoy Thu 03-Nov-16 19:49:58

Trying desperately to think of a name for a baby boy and coming up with nothing.

We want something fairly traditional - something that people can spell, and we want it to be known, but not overly popular. Would prefer to avoid unusual spellings or names beginning with J.

Names we like but aren't right for us:
William (like the full name but not nicknames)
James
Edward (like the full name but not nicknames)
Thomas
Michael (like the full name but not nicknames)
Robert (like the full name but not nicknames)
Alexander

Sleepysally Thu 03-Nov-16 19:51:11

Darwin

wobblywonderwoman Thu 03-Nov-16 19:53:06

We like those traditional names

Do you like

Vincent
Paul
Henry

TheImprobableGirl Thu 03-Nov-16 19:53:40

Benjamin maybe?

BellMcEnd Thu 03-Nov-16 19:53:54

Matthew
Adam
Elliot
Patrick
Andrew
Francis
Rory

OhBoyOhBoy Thu 03-Nov-16 19:53:56

We quite like Henry. I like Paul but can't see it as a name for a "baby". Don't like Vincent.

buckyou Thu 03-Nov-16 19:54:15

Arthur

QueenCuntyFlippers Thu 03-Nov-16 19:54:34

Henry
Teddy
Samuel

allthatnonsense Thu 03-Nov-16 19:55:41

Peter is a great name. It means "rock" and everyone loves Peter Pan.

P1nkP0ppy Thu 03-Nov-16 19:55:43

David
Nicholas
Phillip
Paul
Andrew
Stephen
Giles
John or Jonathan

DearMrDilkington Thu 03-Nov-16 19:58:26

Patrick?

I love Darwin that a pp suggested.

OlennasWimple Thu 03-Nov-16 19:58:35

Charles
Daniel
Peter
Matthew
Robert
Mark
Paul
Simon
Luke

OlennasWimple Thu 03-Nov-16 19:59:28

Arf at Darwin being a traditional name though!

WetsTheFinger Thu 03-Nov-16 20:01:26

Peter

SpecialStains Thu 03-Nov-16 20:02:32

Francis
Samuel
Robin

mikado1 Thu 03-Nov-16 20:02:58

Daniel
Thomas
Christopher
Matthew
Nicholas
David

beckslovestimmy Thu 03-Nov-16 20:04:49

Benjamin?

SpecialStains Thu 03-Nov-16 20:05:43

Also it is possible to never get a nickname. I have a common three syllable name (like Charlotte) that has never been shortened and there is a Michael at work that has never been a Mike.

If you like the name Paul, baby will grow into the name, and you won't be able to imagine him being anything else.

smile

plimsolls Thu 03-Nov-16 20:06:09

Peter
Francis
Patrick

Joinourclub Thu 03-Nov-16 20:08:08

Philip
Christopher
Alexander
Anthony
Tobias
Matthew
Daniel
Nicholas

letsgetcake Thu 03-Nov-16 20:08:19

Russell, peter, matthew?

Thatwaslulu Thu 03-Nov-16 20:10:03

Leonard
Brian
Frederick
Hugh
Gerard
Christopher
George
Richard
Robert
John
Roderick

OhBoyOhBoy Thu 03-Nov-16 20:10:21

Thanks for all the suggestions, I will discuss with DH!

tootiredtothinkofaclevername Thu 03-Nov-16 20:12:37

Broderick
Lucas
Harold
Charles
Benedict

Artandco Thu 03-Nov-16 20:28:42

Ernest
Conrad
Timothy

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