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Please help us with a boys name!

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buckyou Sun 15-Jan-17 10:18:09

I'm 37 weeks tomorrow and we don't have a clue on names now. We did have a short list but we don't really like any of them that much!

Our shortlist was:
Joseph
Arthur
Edward
Benjamin
William (really like this but my BIL is a William)
Oscar

Our DD is Elizabeth but we call her Zibby. I think we want something with a quirky NN, something like Ben would just seem a bit boring?

So now I'm wondering if we should go less traditional, or just go with a boring name, or I did think we could go with Joseph and call him Joss??

I don't know. It's too hard! Help!

gumdropss Sun 15-Jan-17 11:22:12

Xander (as in Alexander) and Zibby sounds cool.

Sophronia Sun 15-Jan-17 11:33:39

I like Joseph nn Joss

Christopher (Kit)
Alexander (Xander, Alec, Sandy, Sasha)
Laurence (Laurie)
Nicholas (Nico)
Gregory (Rory)
James (Jem)
Nathaniel (Nat)
Albert (Albie, Bertie)
Vincent (Vin, Vinny)

MiniMaxi Sun 15-Jan-17 11:37:08

Oz for Oscar
Woody for Edward
Xan / Xander for Alexander as pp said
Maxim for Maximilian
Bastian for Sebastian
Zac for Isaac
Sam or Samba for Isambard
Zar for Balthazar
smile

buckyou Sun 15-Jan-17 12:28:58

Thanks guys. Some good suggestions!

Rinmybell Sun 15-Jan-17 18:42:57

Zibby and Woody is really cool, and Elizabeth and Edward is very elegant/regal.
Same with Oscar/Ozzy.
I know an Austin who is Ozzy.
Christopher (Kit) is also good.

Some others I've thought of:
Ezekiel nn Zeke
Malachi nn Mally
Elias or Elijah Nn Eli
Finnian nn Finn
Jasper nn Jaz?

buckyou Sun 15-Jan-17 20:01:15

What do people think of Joshua James?

JJ or Jay for NN. Joshua has come a bit out of the blue (DH) but I quite like it? Although it is a bit more boring than Zibby.

Rinmybell Sun 15-Jan-17 22:49:27

Joshy is cuter than JJ I think?!

hoddtastic Sun 15-Jan-17 22:56:47

one Joseph I know is called Jove/Jovie because his big sister called him baby Jovus for a long time so that stuck. The other one is called Joe-Bee (Joseph Benjamin) which is quite sweet.

Ham69 Sun 15-Jan-17 23:13:32

Benedict nn Ned? I loved this for DS but the deragatory meaning in Scotland put me off. Still regret not using it.

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