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Boys names help needed please!

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mum2bejen Fri 06-Jan-17 18:05:57

We are expecting our second boy, but are struggling with name ideas.

So far we have narrowed it down to a short list of 5... Oliver, Dominic, Sebastian, Samuel and Alexander... but can't seem to narrow it down any further! We keep thinking we've found a favourite, but then the next day decide on a different favourite!

Big brother's name is Matthew :-)

Which name do you prefer? Do you think any sound better as a little brother for Matthew? Any other suggestions we might not have thought of?!

Thank you for your help in advance!

ThroughThickAndThin01 Fri 06-Jan-17 18:07:57

All 5 are lovely.

If you really love them all equally I'd go with the least popular. Which is probably Dominic?

whirliebird Fri 06-Jan-17 18:44:50

Matthew and Samuel go nice together :-)

juneau Fri 06-Jan-17 18:47:23

They're really nice names, but all very popular at the moment, apart from Dominic. I don't know any little Dominics, so I'd probably go with that!*

*not that it's any guarantee that there won't be another one in his reception class.

AlwaysTeaTime Fri 06-Jan-17 18:48:54

Think of what they will inevitably be shortened to. Ollie, Dom/Nick, Seb, Sam, Alex. Now which of those do you prefer? I love Sebastian and it's less popular than the others (except Dominic)

Pixilicious Fri 06-Jan-17 18:51:37

Sebastian or Dominic

DramaAlpaca Fri 06-Jan-17 18:52:04

My own choice would be Matthew & Oliver.

Agree with a pp, to help narrow it down, think of all the possible nicknames for the names you like and try them out with Matthew & the nickname he might end up with, for example say your DS1 gets called Matt:

Matt & Olly
Matt & Dom
Matt & Seb
Matt & Alex
Matt & Seb

AvaBird Fri 06-Jan-17 18:55:58

I would go with Dominic.
Other names you might like: Owen, Noah, Henry, Crispin, Felix, Liam, Marcel, Henry, Roman, Maximilian, Vincent, William, James, Benjamin, Alexander, Benedict, Thomas, Isaac, Jacob or Levi.

Mrsjudelaw66 Fri 06-Jan-17 19:03:30

Matthew and Sebastian are great names.

TheTartOfAsgard Fri 06-Jan-17 19:09:45

Oliver works best.

Sophronia Fri 06-Jan-17 19:15:39


Glitterous Fri 06-Jan-17 21:02:01

Dominic or Sebastian

We're drowning in Olivers and Alexander my way

PunkAssMoFo Sat 07-Jan-17 07:05:27

Samuel is my favourite and goes best with Matthew.

Sebastian would be my second choice.

I hate Alexander for no particular reason.
Dominic is the omen.
Oliver is dull due to overuse.

Laineymc7 Sat 07-Jan-17 07:22:08

Dominic or Sebastian. Although they are all lovely names.

Pluto30 Sat 07-Jan-17 08:01:19

Dominic is the omen.

That's Damien. smile

OP, I like Samuel the best and I think it goes best with Matthew.

I also like Sebastian.

Oliver is lovely, but very, very popular.

I have never been a fan of Alexander, and Dominic is a bit outdated, IMO.

1horatio Sat 07-Jan-17 09:01:12

I really like Oliver and Alexander.

I don't like Dominic, but I'm not sure why...

MollyHuaCha Sat 07-Jan-17 09:09:22

All lovely names.

Cakingbad Tue 10-Jan-17 00:59:05

Samuel is my favourite.

What about Jonathan, Stephen, Lawrence.

MitzyLeFrouf Tue 10-Jan-17 01:05:23


SausageSoda Tue 10-Jan-17 16:44:52

Sebastian and Dominic are my favourites in that order and both go well with Matthew imo.

PostTruthEra Tue 10-Jan-17 16:52:16

Samuel. It's an awesome name. grin

buttercup54321 Wed 11-Jan-17 00:02:53

Matthew and Daniel
Matthew and Samuel
Matthew and George
Matthew and Christopher (Kit)
Matthew and Nicholas
Matthew and Andrew
Matthew and Robert
Matthew and James
Matthew and Alexander
Matthew and William
Matthew and David
Matthew and Craig
Matthew and Oliver
Matthew and Ryan
Matthew and Zachary
Matthew and Jacob

MotherofA Wed 11-Jan-17 00:14:52

Love Dominic , I also love the name Joseph , Jeremy , Harrison , Hamilton smile

Allalonenow Wed 11-Jan-17 00:31:30

They are all nice, standard names. Alexander and Oliver are both very popular, and Sebastian almost as popular.
From Samuel and Dominic I prefer Dominic.

mum2bejen Sun 15-Jan-17 13:01:09

Thank you for all of your help and suggestions!

We've narrowed it down, but we think we have a top two now. Dominic is the favourite from the original list, but we think our number one name is Ryan :-)

Thank you Buttercup!! I was reading your suggestions to my husband, and that's the one that stood out for us (even my 3 year old chipped in saying "Mummy, Ryan is the best name, I like it!!") and since then it has stuck :-)

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