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Can't think of one boys name! Help!!

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Mouse14 Sun 29-Jan-17 16:35:58

So it's been agreed that DP and I will finally have the bane conversation next week. He was reluctant to decide too early in case anything went wrong.

I know he will go for traditional, top 50. Not what I'm looking for...
I'm also a teacher and sadly, so many names remind me of 'interesting' children I've taught in the past. Just can't think of a boys name!

Here are my favourite girls' names:

Greta
Aurelia
Violet
Freya
Saffron

Throw me some boys names, please!! X

Awwlookatmybabyspider Sun 29-Jan-17 16:44:30

Lucian
Lochlan
Gabriel
Sebastian
Giorgio
Nicholas
Arlo
Jude
Alistair
Elliot
Obviously I don't know which ones you've been put off

FannyWisdom Sun 29-Jan-17 16:45:45

Granville.
Valentine.

Pipilangstrumpf Sun 29-Jan-17 17:05:20

Quentin
Dominic
Reuben
Marcus

Mummamayhem Sun 29-Jan-17 17:07:42

Dylan
Flynn
Vince
Joseph
Alfred

Boys names are hard!

lizzieoak Sun 29-Jan-17 17:11:36

Toby
Samuel
Angus
Oscar
Jonas
Josiah

MrsHathaway Sun 29-Jan-17 17:16:06

I'm surprised you've put Freya as it's rising in popularity and even ubiquitous in some areas. Very different from the other names you've suggested.

That said, teachers I know tend to go for more popular names so that the name associations have been doled. Like if you've only taught one Nebuchadnezzar then that's who that name is, but Jack or Ellie could be anybody. That said, there are a couple of children who've stuck in my head so much all their namesakes are irrelevant grin

Could you go for "traditional top 50" type names which are currently less fashionable? I'm thinking of names like:

John
Andrew
Michael
Julian

MrsHathaway Sun 29-Jan-17 17:16:27

Doled=diluted

NapQueen Sun 29-Jan-17 17:19:05

I really like your girls names.

Boys suggestions-
Elliott
Ted
Rex
Lawrence
Leonard
George

NapQueen Sun 29-Jan-17 17:21:06

Owen
Joel
Jude

esk1mo Sun 29-Jan-17 17:22:59

for boys i like

elijah
ethan
saffan
sebastian

and flynn is lovely, as a pp said

Fernanie Sun 29-Jan-17 17:26:25

Felix
Arlo (I know it's already been said but I love it!)
Rufus
Rupert
Emmett
Benedict (although everyone would think of Cumerbatch now, which could be a good or a bad thing!)

smilingsarahb Sun 29-Jan-17 17:31:15

Stefan
Judy
Malik
Victor
Mateo
Milan
Bruno

sotiredbutworthit Sun 29-Jan-17 17:35:11

My boys are Samuel and Alexander.

AlmostStace Sun 29-Jan-17 17:44:35

My boys are Malachi and Ishmael. We're not religious, but wanted names that aren't common without sounding too made-up or Footballers' Wivesish. The Old Testament is a pretty good source of classic but rare names. I'm not the only one that's noticed this, though; some of the more well-known ones (Jonah, Isaac, Jacob, etc) are definitely getting more popular now.

cookielove Sun 29-Jan-17 17:47:24

Ezra
Eli
Ivo
Felix
Frank
George
Henry
Albert

MichaelSheensNextDW Sun 29-Jan-17 17:49:17

Seth
Tristan
Heath
Jake
Caspian
Otto

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sun 29-Jan-17 19:31:58

Milo
Dorian
Wade
Joss
Verne
Blake
Storm

GizmoFrisby Mon 30-Jan-17 08:15:12

Joss
Jobie
Luca
Lucas
Rufus
Bodie

AmyInTheBoonies Mon 30-Jan-17 08:32:29

Jonas
Alexander
Francis
Otto
Ivo

BertrandRussell Mon 30-Jan-17 08:35:19

Patrick.

But it doesn't matter. Choose a name you like, and once it is attached to a lovely baby it will be the most beautiful name in the world.

BertrandRussell Mon 30-Jan-17 08:43:31

Incidentally, not sure if you know, but all your girl's names except Saffron and Freyr are zooming up the popularity charts....and Freya is already in the top 50.

Aquamarine1029 Tue 31-Jan-17 02:45:46

Hudson

BlueChampagne Wed 01-Feb-17 12:30:42

Conrad
Anthony
Jared
Jethro
Laurence

KylieJo Wed 01-Feb-17 13:47:18

Greg, Jonathan, Samuel, Nicholas.

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