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Husband and I can't decide on a boy's name- help!

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Blondie87 Wed 23-Nov-16 20:38:09

DH and are cannot find a boys' name we both agree on for our second child, unlike first time round when it was unanimously Edward! We both loved it when I was pregnant and still love it now.
This time it's a different story! We just can't find a name we both equally like. DH loves Miles which I liked initially but I'm now having reservations amd am just not convinced.

I love traditional, 'safe' names and would like an Old Testament name either as first or middle name. If first name is not OT in origin then middle name will be Samuel. If first name is OT then middle name may be Peter.
I love:
Benjamin
Reuben
Theodore (Theo/Ted)
Arthur

Please suggest some others I can run by DH!

228agreenend Wed 23-Nov-16 20:43:33

Matthew
Daniel
Nathaniel
James
Rupert
Benedict
Barnaby
Julien
Sebastian

mooimevrouw Wed 23-Nov-16 20:48:31

Edward is always followed by William and John in our family .. confusing at family get togethers!

I named our three boys something different! grin

Sugarpiehoneyeye Wed 23-Nov-16 21:07:26

Joseph
Adam
John
Daniel
Michael
Luke

Coey2016 Wed 23-Nov-16 22:54:24

Henry?

Cucumber5 Wed 23-Nov-16 22:56:39

George

James

Cucumber5 Wed 23-Nov-16 22:56:50

Hugh

hellokittehhhh Wed 23-Nov-16 23:01:40

Bill

notagiraffe Wed 23-Nov-16 23:06:08

Why not Samuel as a first name?
Or Daniel?
Isaac?

I love all your choices by the way.

William
George
Joseph

Thatwaslulu Wed 23-Nov-16 23:10:19

Aaron
Noah
Cain
Caleb
Samson
Jesse
Elijah
Seth
Simeon

OldRosesDoomed Wed 23-Nov-16 23:16:01

Arthur and Oscar were on our list for younger sib. Hugo and Freddie were on the list for our Edward.

Younger sib was a girl so became academic. I favoured Arthur; DH Oscar. Connections from Arthur: Merlin, Gawain, and off the wall I really like Florian.

Agadooo Wed 23-Nov-16 23:23:11

Jacob or Benjamin

pieceofpurplesky Wed 23-Nov-16 23:38:32

Edward and Isaac

Blondie87 Thu 24-Nov-16 07:13:03

Samuel is use already by someone in the family but it has special significance so that's why it's a MN contender. I love but can't use Isaac or Henry.

We are considering William.
Thank you for the suggestions.

Yika Thu 24-Nov-16 07:15:52

Jonathan
Adam

groovygreenwichgirl Thu 24-Nov-16 13:37:25

I love Old Testament names. How about:

Jonah
Ezra
Caleb
Adam
Solomon
Daniel
Abel
Joshua
Jacob

Although some of them might not be safe or traditional enough.

Sophronia Thu 24-Nov-16 14:37:59

Adam
Andrew
Alexander
Charles
Christopher
Daniel
David
Frederick
Francis
George
Gregory
Jonathan
Joseph
James
Jacob
Joshua
Luke
Laurence
Matthew
Michael
Nicholas
Nathaniel
Oliver
Patrick
Robert
Thomas
Zachary
Aaron
Abel
Amos
Abraham
Alfred
Albert
Benedict
Conrad
Dominic
Edwin
Edgar
Edmund
Francis
Harry
Jude
Jeremy
John
Jack
Leo
Max
Marcus
Owen
Seth
Solomon
Timothy
Vincent

Cucumber5 Thu 24-Nov-16 14:43:27

Wilfred wilf

SirSidneyRuffDiamond Thu 24-Nov-16 14:49:34

Harold
William
Henry
Stephen
Richard
John

I'm thinking king's names from the Conquest onwards.

Enkopkaffetak Thu 24-Nov-16 15:01:23

I really like Edward and Miles together I got to say.

What about Douglas
Jacob
Michael

neonrainbow Thu 24-Nov-16 15:11:13

Do you like miles more if spelt myles? I think with a y it seems more of a name.

OldRosesDoomed Thu 24-Nov-16 21:48:21

Noooooo, not with a y.

Thinking of Edwards with brothers:

Edward and John
Edward and Nicholas
Edward and Oliver

Blondie87 Fri 25-Nov-16 10:00:46

Some great suggestions here. I'm liking Adam as an option too. Oo and Nicholas. Thanks all.

Hobbitch Fri 25-Nov-16 10:17:53

I love Zachary.

JunebabyT Sat 26-Nov-16 16:23:18

William Samuel is great

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