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Help! Baby boy due any day, what do you think of these names?

(49 Posts)
BurningBuntingFlipFlop Wed 01-Feb-17 13:30:21

We don't love any of them but we have a sort of list..


What do you think? Do you have any suggestions along the same lines?

Twistmeandturnme Wed 01-Feb-17 13:34:46

You (or someone) posted this list before I think? I think Atticus was the consensus then.

beckslovestimmy Wed 01-Feb-17 13:36:47

How about some more normal names. Would you like to be called any of these? Maybe use as a middle name.

Twistmeandturnme Wed 01-Feb-17 13:40:03

I prefer Casper to Cassius or Caspian.
River is nice if you are arty types: but from your other names I'm not sure you are (where's Willow or Rowan for example).
Remy: are you French with a family connection to this name? If not it's the name of a brand of cognac.
Atticus is cool I think but will it be cool if your son grows into a 6'8" rugby playing type rather than an intellectual?
Suggestion: Rufus.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Wed 01-Feb-17 13:41:30

Atticus is nice.
I'm not thrilled about the others.
I prefer Casper rather than Caspian
Other suggestions.

hoddtastic Wed 01-Feb-17 13:42:24

River is really not good,
Remy- Are you french> If not, no.
Atticus is about the best, they all sound a bit 'trying to be different'

Pipilangstrumpf Wed 01-Feb-17 13:42:39

I love Cassius and Atticus! Brilliant classic strong names that aren't overused.

Other suggestions

Pipilangstrumpf Wed 01-Feb-17 13:47:05

Hoddastic, shouldn't we not all try a little harder to name our kids different names? How dull if even more kids were named Jack, Alfie or Finn or similar fashionable names?

I know teenage boys named Cassius and Caspar who are very cool and very happy with their names. Not everyone wants a top 10 name.

hoddtastic Wed 01-Feb-17 14:47:06

my kids have classic rather than trendy/appropriated names.

I know several Caspars/Casper. I think the names listed are all trying to be trendy, i worded initial response incorrectly smile

BurningBuntingFlipFlop Wed 01-Feb-17 14:55:16

Thanks for the replies. We are not trying to be trendy as such, just don't like top 100 names really.. is that a bad thing? I have an Astrid and and Asa if that helps.

BurningBuntingFlipFlop Wed 01-Feb-17 14:56:14

Also are they not "normal" I mean they're not made up! I have an unusual name.. never bothered me.

LemonBreeland Wed 01-Feb-17 14:57:49

I like Atticus the most. However it may start looking like an 'A' theme.

BurningBuntingFlipFlop Wed 01-Feb-17 14:59:03

Yes lemon, that's what's put us off Atticus, otherwise that would be my favourite seems we're just drawn to 'A' names.

hoddtastic Wed 01-Feb-17 15:01:23

i love Astrid and Asa, depending on your surname I would go for Patrick (Paddy) Max, Fred, Robert (Bobby) or John (johnny)

MuMuMuuuum Wed 01-Feb-17 15:04:46

I love Astrid! DH veto' for DD.

Atticus is my favourite.

Ilovewillow Wed 01-Feb-17 15:11:01

Twistneandturnme - you made me laugh we have a willow and we are not remotely arty!!

Atticus is lovely and was on our list.

Floralnomad Wed 01-Feb-17 15:12:29

Of those Cassius is the best , what about Dylan or Dashiell .

Sugarpiehoneyeye Wed 01-Feb-17 15:19:33


TDmoocher Wed 01-Feb-17 15:24:22

If you have Astrid and Asa then I'd go for Atticus and stick with the 'A' theme. Alternatively



Babasaclover Wed 01-Feb-17 15:26:44

Atticus is lovely and reminds me fondly of to kill a mockingbird.

Think an A theme is ok too Otherwise this child may wonder why he has not got one and feel left out

tooclosetocall Wed 01-Feb-17 15:32:31

Atticus isn't bad but thinking ahead, both are names that could potentially be shortened when your DC is older (school friends, team mates) and imo I'd prefer Cas over Atty.

We had Cassius on a boys list before we found out we were having a girl. I still love it.

tooclosetocall Wed 01-Feb-17 15:35:38

I know a young lady named Astrid, and a younger Asa.
Good taste in names, Burning

MrsBobDylan Wed 01-Feb-17 15:48:51

How about Etienne? Or Seamus?

furlinedsheepskinjacket Wed 01-Feb-17 16:15:12

i love all those names

cassius was on my list over 20 years ago

also like columbous



KlingybunFistelvase Wed 01-Feb-17 16:21:03

I'm not keen on any of them (sorry), but I do like pp suggestions:


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