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Boys names are so hard!

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kmini Sat 26-Nov-16 19:51:25

Still early days of pregnancy with Dc2, so hoping I'm not jinxing by posting.

Our DS is Thomas Benedict. He's been a Tom occasionally Tommy right from the outset. I still love it despite its popularity.

Girls names - we are relatively set on Tess. I love it, though do have the occasional wobble.

Boys names however are way harder. I love solid and strong boys names. However this time it would be lovely to have something less common. Nothing too quirky but maybe more unusual.

Names like Sam and Joe are out for family reasons.

Help appreciated.

NavyandWhite Sat 26-Nov-16 19:56:48

James is lovely with Thomas. Oliver or George would be good too.

Love Tess.

YokoUhOh Sat 26-Nov-16 19:59:56

DS2 is Albert nn Bertie if you like an old man name.

user1471461436 Sat 26-Nov-16 20:05:41

I really like Judd. Its more unusual round here than Jude. I also like Kit. My husband hated both so we have a Seb!

Jaimx86 Sat 26-Nov-16 20:08:22

We're pretty settled on Jackson (Jack) or Zachary (Zach)

MarriedinMaui Sat 26-Nov-16 20:13:55

How about Welsh or Scottish or Irish names? That way you can go for something solidly traditional, but less common.


MarriedinMaui Sat 26-Nov-16 20:16:27

Or go for traditional names that just aren't used much now


Artandco Sat 26-Nov-16 20:21:56

Ds1 is Conrad. Traditional yet underused imo.

FrostyLeaves Sat 26-Nov-16 20:22:59


Irishhooley Sat 26-Nov-16 20:24:11


FrostyLeaves Sat 26-Nov-16 20:24:33

Joseph can be called Joss.

cheweduprope Sat 26-Nov-16 20:37:59


All traditional and strong.

LestatVonGaribaldi Sat 26-Nov-16 20:53:03


BlueChampagne Sat 26-Nov-16 23:15:57

Our DS2 is Conrad

Not many Richards about these days. How about Anthony, Eric, Craig, Iain, Glenn, Francis (non Frank), David, Edgar, Laurence or Peter?

kmini Sun 27-Nov-16 07:05:55

Thank you for all your replies. I really love Christopher (nn kit), but my BFs husband is Chris and her youngest born after our Tom (I was fine with it) is also a Thomas. Just seems too similar family names, like we have no imagination.

UnicornPee Sun 27-Nov-16 08:55:21

If you name her tess hopefully she won't marry a Mr Tickle

lljkk Sun 27-Nov-16 09:05:32

John. Can't get more unusual than that right now.

Wishfulmakeupping Sun 27-Nov-16 09:08:30

I met an Albie the other day that's nice.
I know a Kit who is Kit and not as a nn for Christopher.
William nn Bill

PunkAssMoFo Sun 27-Nov-16 11:34:28

Sebastian non seb goes nicely with Thomas.

AbsolutelyFabulously Sun 27-Nov-16 12:32:29

Tess is gorgeous, really love it. Also love Thomas/Tom. Great taste.

The Tess/Tessa's I've known have brothers called Dominic, Hugo, Edmund. (And sisters Clara and Jane)

What about Wilfred nn Wilf? Albert nn Bertie? Arthur nn Art or Artie? George?

Or Kit by itself? My ds goes to nursery with 'just' a Kit, it really suits him.

AbsolutelyFabulously Sun 27-Nov-16 12:38:49

Also second William, nn Bill above

kmini Sun 27-Nov-16 13:00:20

I quite like a long name on the Bc, plus we have a shortish surname and simply to have something with a bit of formality. Tess would be Tessa and even the simplicity of that bothers me sometimes. Arghh I sound so high maintenance grin

Kit it lovely, but just seems too short. Anyone know any other good shortenings? Christian feels to religious.

Artandco Sun 27-Nov-16 13:17:43

Tess - Theresa usually

leonardthelemming Sun 27-Nov-16 16:54:01

Tarquin. Can't really shorten it though.
Cyrus (Cy)

JinCa Sun 27-Nov-16 20:12:24

Tommy and Tess is fantastic! Hope you have a girlsmile.
Arthur or George both lovely if you want something traditional.

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