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sj257 Fri 16-Dec-16 11:26:54

I've been struggling for names ever since finding out we were having a boy. I wanted something fairly old fashioned but rarely used, had seriously thought about Robin and Laurie, however still had a feeling that they weren't quite right.

Anyway a couple of days ago Rory came to me. I feel differently about this name, I really think it is the one! However I was quite shocked that it makes the top 100 boys names as I only know of a couple, one about 4 and one about 8.

What do you think? And what middle names go with it?

ThroughThickAndThin01 Fri 16-Dec-16 11:34:03

I like it. My dc are teens and we know a few. Don't know how many in the younger age groups.

Middle name which doesn't end in a 'y'. Edward? William?

talkshowhost97 Fri 16-Dec-16 11:40:07

Lovely name. Like you say, it's not that common these days but still familiar. One of the few Gaelic names where I prefer the anglicised version to Ruaridh.

sj257 Fri 16-Dec-16 11:51:43

I've just been on the national office of statistics website just to see what being number 74 on the list equates to, it's just over 900 babies born in 2015. Compared to over 6000 Olivers that isn't many at all! My other two children have slightly more popular names!

I just think it's a great name that sounds cute when they are little but also sounds strong and manly too for when he is grown up!

andpropersteel Fri 16-Dec-16 11:53:51

I love it.

TheInimitableMrsFanshawe Fri 16-Dec-16 11:55:28

I love it too. If DD had been a boy it would have been either/or with Rufus.

Chelsea26 Fri 16-Dec-16 11:57:49

I have a 5 year old one! It's a great name - uncommon but not unusual.

Mine is Rory Francis

Heatherbell1978 Fri 16-Dec-16 12:11:13

It's a lovely name. I'm in Scotland where it's quite popular but maybe less so in rest of UK. I do prefer the Gaelic spelling mind you but that's the spelling I see more here.

Raines100 Fri 16-Dec-16 12:20:43

Lovely name. Anything could go with it really, but agree not another name ending in y.

Rory James
Rory Matthew
Rory Alexander
Rory Dylan
Rory Graham
Rory Christopher

MusterTheRohirim Fri 16-Dec-16 12:32:37

Love it. Rory Benjamin?

SorenaJ Fri 16-Dec-16 13:33:18

Rory is lovely.

JaneA1 Fri 16-Dec-16 13:40:36

It is nice - go with it!

SissySpacekAteMyHamster Fri 16-Dec-16 13:42:47

I have a Rory Patrick

DirectorofDomesticLogistics Fri 16-Dec-16 16:45:45

I have a two year old Rory Sebastian. Hadn't heard of it at all really when we can't up with it then that same Summer I heard about Rory Mcilroy(sp?) The golfer, but no others. Didn't even realise it was on the popular list.

DirectorofDomesticLogistics Fri 16-Dec-16 16:46:06

*came up with, not can't

sj257 Fri 16-Dec-16 17:38:31

Rory James was the only one I could come up with, sounds the best I think but will keep playing around with others ☺ thanks everyone, I feel like a weight has been lifted, I've been so stressed because of having no name yet!

Sugarpiehoneyeye Fri 16-Dec-16 18:22:25

Rory James is perfect OP.

Sophronia Fri 16-Dec-16 19:58:15

Rory Alexander
Rory Andrew
Rory Charles
Rory David
Rory Edward
Rory Francis
Rory Jude
Rory Jacob
Rory Joseph
Rory John
Rory Jonathan
Rory Joshua
Rory Laurence
Rory Luke
Rory Matthew
Rory Marcus
Rory Miles
Rory Michael
Rory Nicholas
Rory Oscar
Rory Oliver
Rory Owen
Rory Philip
Rory Patrick
Rory Peter
Rory Stephen
Rory Thomas
Rory Vincent
Rory Angus
Rory Benedict
Rory Arthur
Rory Alfred
Rory Christopher
Rory Daniel
Rory Isaac
Rory Lewis
Rory Lucas
Rory Nathaniel
Rory Adam

NoncommittalToSparkleMotion Fri 16-Dec-16 19:59:46

I love Rory. Rory James is perfect.

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