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Boys names... again!

(24 Posts)
mum2bejen Sat 28-Jan-17 11:19:05

Sorry for another post! We are deciding on a name for our second baby boy. We keep thinking we've narrowed it down to a top 2, but can't seem to commit to a favourite at the moment.

Our list is now back up to 7 again, some still from the original list plus some new ones:

Alexander, Oliver, Ryan, Ethan, Adam, Dominic, Oscar

What do you think of the names? Which would you choose?

Big brother is called Matthew :-)

Thank you in advance for your help!

pilates Sat 28-Jan-17 11:36:52

Alexander is my favourite

lurkymclurkerson Sat 28-Jan-17 11:40:33

I like Dominic smile

INeedNewShoes Sat 28-Jan-17 11:41:18

Ethan and Adam are on my list at the moment smile

I think Alexander and Oliver are very popular at the moment which is why these two otherwise nice names are not on my list.

I'm not so keen on Oscar or Dominic but for no tangible reason!

QuodPeriitPeriit Sat 28-Jan-17 11:44:13

Love Dominic - was on my list, but DH vetoed it. Alexander and Oliver also nice but there are lots around. Don't like the others quite so much.

Jooni Sat 28-Jan-17 12:06:56

I like Oscar, Alexander and Oliver best.

Willialwaysbelookeddownon Sat 28-Jan-17 12:45:38

Adam or Oscar, I like Ethan too.
Ryan is really not nice (sorry) and the other 2 are just blah IMO.

wizzler Sat 28-Jan-17 12:47:28


EweAreHere Sat 28-Jan-17 12:48:50

I like Ryan. I think it works well with Matthew.

Pipilangstrumpf Sat 28-Jan-17 13:16:18

Dominic is lovely and not too popular

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sat 28-Jan-17 13:18:04

I like Adam and Dominic.

The others are fine.

Not Ryan though, dislike this.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sat 28-Jan-17 13:59:17

Adam is lovely.

MrsMeeseeks Sat 28-Jan-17 14:40:48

I would choose Dominic. I know so many baby Ethans, three of my friends had Ethans last year. None of the others on your list really jump out at me.

I love Matthew btw!

moobeana Sat 28-Jan-17 15:06:57

I know 6(!) pairs of brothers Matthew and Oliver! I like it too, but what about Owen?

DramaAlpaca Sat 28-Jan-17 19:16:13

I like all the names on your list.

As to which I'd choose to go with Matthew - I think it would have to be Dominic.

Sophronia Sun 29-Jan-17 00:26:40

Dominic or Adam

ScarletSienna Sun 29-Jan-17 00:36:05

Love Alexander. Dislike Dom/Dominic. The rest are ok.

Matthew and Alexander sounds great!

Chottie Sun 29-Jan-17 05:58:23

I would go for Adam, it goes well with Matthew and follows the biblical theme.

ApplesOranges Sun 29-Jan-17 08:36:55

Ethan which is also biblical

WitchesCauldron Sun 05-Feb-17 15:17:44

Never met a Ryan who could behave himself.

KlingybunFistelvase Sun 05-Feb-17 15:28:21

Alexander - nice enough, but I irrationally hate the shortening Xander, which would put me off
Oliver - I don't like the '...liver' sound (reminds me of liver). I also don't like Ollie as a shortening.
Ryan - don't like this. This is probably personal though, as it reminds me of some horrible boys I knew as children named Ryan (in the 90s)
Ethan - don't like this and it would get pronounced Eeffun where I live (near London)
Adam - LOVE! Classic, underused and strong
Dominic - really like this too. Love Nico as a shortening.
Oscar - really like this too.

KlingybunFistelvase Sun 05-Feb-17 15:34:23

Not to add to the confusion and I know you didn't ask for suggestions, but how about Benedict?

mum2be2boys Sun 05-Feb-17 23:39:09

Thank you for your help everyone! We still keep changing our minds about a favourite, but Adam seems to be the one we keep coming back to at the moment. Something about it feels right so I'm hoping it sticks!

tooclosetocall Sun 05-Feb-17 23:42:54

Alexander, Adam and Dominic

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