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Classic-but-a-bit-fancy boys' names...

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MissClimpsonsTypingBureau Tue 10-Jan-17 09:23:32

Critique our shortlist please!

I like long and mildly frilly names with lots of shortening options. DH likes classic but not boring names. We've agreed on a few:


I like Nathaniel best and DH likes Gregory.

Middle name will be Harry and surname is a single-syllable colour.


IHeartKingThistle Tue 10-Jan-17 09:25:14

Love Nathaniel, Laurence and Gregory. What about Sebastian?

Cakingbad Tue 10-Jan-17 09:26:28


SoupDragon Tue 10-Jan-17 09:26:52

I'm not a huge fan of Gregory or Laurence. I actually think my favourite from your list is your choice, Nathaniel. With Benedict in second place.

The name I thought of when I read your thread title was Sebastian though.

Secretlythesame Tue 10-Jan-17 09:27:30

I like them all except Rowan as I am not a fan of unisex names or names that can be pronounced in different ways. I know that some people love that name though.

Top of your list for me is Dominic.

Have you considered


(Names of people I know with siblings similar to your list! I do know siblings Dominic, Gregory and Benedict smile)

DragonitesRule Tue 10-Jan-17 09:27:41

I second Benjamin

Secretlythesame Tue 10-Jan-17 09:28:06

It's a clean sweep for suggestion Sebastian! That's got to win some sort of prize surely

BertrandRussell Tue 10-Jan-17 09:28:28


5BlueHydrangea Tue 10-Jan-17 09:28:28

Dominic and Benedict were on our list so I like those!
I think Nathaniel Harry .. goes well.
Although (unhelpfully) other than Rowan which I'm not sure about I like them all!

Freedom2017 Tue 10-Jan-17 09:29:26

I like Dominic and Nathaniel. Not so keen on the others.

ShowMeTheElf Tue 10-Jan-17 09:35:07

I like Rowan but don't think it meets your criteria; not classic, not long and frilly, no shortening options.

Sebastian fills all criteria but not on your list?
I like Gregory unless your single syllable colour is Green.
Nathaniel is nice but I don't like any of the shortenings (all of which seem to be used as names in their own right and not classic as such).
..throwing Julian into the mix.

MissClimpsonsTypingBureau Tue 10-Jan-17 09:37:32

Thanks for the Sebastian suggestions- it's been considered and rejected!

Cakingbad Tue 10-Jan-17 09:43:13

Julian is a good one. In the same vein, what about Marcus.

MiniMaxi Tue 10-Jan-17 09:49:14


littlepinkmouseofsugar Tue 10-Jan-17 09:49:36

Anthony, Christopher, Edwin

Robert maybe?

MiniMaxi Tue 10-Jan-17 09:50:02

Oops posted too soon

From your list my faves are Benedict, Nathaniel and Nicholas

Purplebluebird Tue 10-Jan-17 10:04:58

I like Nathaniel and Jonathan smile

busyrascal Tue 10-Jan-17 10:06:15

I was also coming on here to suggest Sebastian

Orangebird69 Tue 10-Jan-17 10:07:27


busyrascal Tue 10-Jan-17 10:09:52

Or Nathaniel

hoddtastic Tue 10-Jan-17 10:30:06

Francis? Alistair?

Jooni Tue 10-Jan-17 11:15:52

Love Nathaniel.

Benedict is nice, and Nicholas and Laurence.

Not too keen on the others, but they're all perfectly respectable choices.

MissClimpsonsTypingBureau Tue 10-Jan-17 12:39:25

Thank you all - especially for the support for Nathaniel! Love Julian and Gabriel too. Unfortunately working with children means a lot of names crossed off before we start...!

Stonewash Tue 10-Jan-17 13:28:29

I like Nathaniel, Benedict and Nicholas best, then Gregory and Laurence.

DramaAlpaca Tue 10-Jan-17 13:30:23

I like all your list apart from Rowan.

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