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Fifth baby- boy. Need some help please!

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Whattocallbabyboy Thu 08-Dec-16 11:59:51

My partner and I gave reached an impasse on naming our baby boy due very soon. We'd love to hear some suggestions.

His first child has a very popular boys name which over a decade later is still popular.
His second had a more unusual but with the revivial of old lady names and a popular song has become more common

My first child has a traditional Irish saints name. Not uncommon but not popular either. People spell it wrong. It's a irritant but nothing major.

Our daughter has popular traditional Welsh name. Easy to spell I thought until I realised living in Cornwall they have many different idea of spelling it here. I'm amazed at the amount of people who can't say it! It's really normal and was popularised was a singer. Even GPs struggle.

Any way baby boy due very soon. I have a name which we originally loved. Partner changed mind a couple of months ago. He's still that name in my heart but partner will never agree.

Partner likes a popular name which I hate. Always have done. Can't compromise on that as my teeth itch when I hear it.

So here we are with no shortlist, not even a single possible and it's stressing me out. I could name a million girls but boys much harder!

Whattocallbabyboy Thu 08-Dec-16 12:00:07

Excuse typos!

Artandco Thu 08-Dec-16 12:03:27

Jago

user1471461436 Thu 08-Dec-16 12:07:34

I will fire every name I can at you! Here goes:
Daniel
Matthew
William
Edward
Liam
Leo
Nate
James
Benjamin
Harrison
Euan
Owen
Hugh
Finn
Christopher
George
Henry
Theo
Teddy
Judd
Jude
Rory
Corey
Oren
Coren
Elijah
Isaac
Zak
Jack

Whattocallbabyboy Thu 08-Dec-16 12:48:53

Thank you. They are all a bit too popular or just not me. Jago has been on my mind though.

AutumnalLeaves38 Thu 08-Dec-16 13:03:30

Milo

Emilio

Arlo

Raphael

Jacques (French pronunciation, soft 'j')

Joe

Alexander/ Alex/ Xander

Paolo

Dominic

Louis (Lew-y, rather than Lew-is)

Aidan

flowers Best wishes for a safe and speedy delivery, when your son does decide to join your family!

AutumnalLeaves38 Thu 08-Dec-16 13:14:14

Ooh, and I really like Otis (admittedly, a name not to everyone's taste).

InterchangeableEmma Thu 08-Dec-16 13:17:49

Fifth baby boy should surely be Quinten. It's the logical thing really ;)

TinaBacon Thu 08-Dec-16 13:21:10

If I were naming a boy tomorrow he would be:

Seth
Heath
Dashiell
Ezra
Asa
Judah

KoalaDownUnder Thu 08-Dec-16 13:26:14

Ooh, I love Raphael/Rafael.

I also love Sholto, which will get howled down for being too 'posh'.

Also Digby and Clancy.

Whattocallbabyboy Thu 08-Dec-16 13:34:10

Interchangeableemma. Yes you'd think so wouldn't you..... Well a diminutive of it anyway. Gosh I could cry at his stubbornness over this.

My son's name has been mentioned on this thread too :-)

I like : Ezra, Alexander/ Alex , Arlo,

Whattocallbabyboy Thu 08-Dec-16 13:36:49

Elliott is a possible. Maybe Elijah.

Whattocallbabyboy Thu 08-Dec-16 13:40:19

I just can't pronounce Raphael/Rafael properly without huge effort.

Any Christmasy or new year names.

Zoflorabore Thu 08-Dec-16 13:40:34

Oscar is my favourite boys name, I already have an Oliver and if I ever had another boy he would be Oscar smile

AnnetteKertan Thu 08-Dec-16 14:34:18

Adam
Jerome
Marcus
Grayson
Tobias
Atlas

AutumnalLeaves38 Thu 08-Dec-16 14:58:27

Well, apart from the more obvious Wintry/ Xmas-related ones:
Noel/ Robin/ (Angel!) Gabriel/ (3 Wise Men!) Caspar, Melchior, Balthazar....

Gennaro (Italian name derived from "January")

Asher/ Ash? (Fortunate, blessed, happy one...traditional New Year's name)

Gruffalosfriend Thu 08-Dec-16 16:41:07

Definately Quentin (biased smile). And ours isn't even our fifth child...

WhiteHairReally Thu 08-Dec-16 17:08:46

Osian
Taliesin
Morgan
Piran
Dwight
Huw
Simeon
Guy
Petroc
Gryff
Ennis

Artandco Thu 08-Dec-16 17:34:21

Christmassy names:

Elden - means elf

Aubin - means white

Aster - star

Douglas - type of Xmas tree

Olwen - white footprint

Whattocallbabyboy Thu 08-Dec-16 21:55:32

Thank you. Some great suggestions but we are no further forward :-(

CakeRattleandRoll Fri 09-Dec-16 05:15:41

I really like Jago, suggested upthread. And on the Cornish theme, how about Jory or Jowan? Or:
Silas
Orson
Jarvis
Nathaniel
Felix
Rufus
Peter
Erasmus
Aldous
Elias

Joinourclub Fri 09-Dec-16 05:31:02

Joren
Roland
Winston
Zachary
Isaac
Rocco
Jonty

furlinedsheepskinjacket Fri 09-Dec-16 05:42:51

pablo

AutumnalLeaves38 Fri 09-Dec-16 05:47:52

Sacha (as in SASH-a, not SACK-a).

Gruffalosfriend Fri 09-Dec-16 06:54:36

Then spell it Sasha! Sacha is the French spelling where ch is pronounced sh.

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