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Help with boys' names please

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bellamcpoopants Sun 19-Mar-17 08:58:22

Expecting baby number four, just found out it will be a boy and completely stuck with boys' names!

I already have an Alexander (Alex), Gabriel (Gabe) and Isabella (Bella). I prefer classic names that can be shortened. We went for Isabella last time but my misgiving was that it would be too popular, and totally proved correct as there are three in her nursery class! So preferably something outside of the top ten. Our surname is short (one syllable).

Dh likes George, but doesn't love (and can't be shortened).

I love Montgomery (Monty) but dh just thinks of the Simpsons.

Sunshineandlaughter Sun 19-Mar-17 09:30:08


We have an Isabella and also call her Bella but I don't mind the popularness - most people shortern to issy too. Popular names are popular because they are lovely!

Foncy87 Sun 19-Mar-17 09:32:15

How about...
Sebastian (Seb)
Zachary (Zac)
Elijah (Eli)
Theodore (Theo or Teddy)
Maxwell (Max)
Nathaniel (Nate)

Itsnothingoriginal Sun 19-Mar-17 09:58:53

I like classic names that can be shortened too - we considered:

Alistair (Ally)
Daniel (Danny)
Laurence (Laurie)
William (Will/Billy)

I love Monty but the look DH gave me when I suggested it told me it was a no-go grin

1horatio Sun 19-Mar-17 12:20:24

I like Monty.

What about Montague?

Thatextrainch Sun 19-Mar-17 12:46:22


snowone Sun 19-Mar-17 12:55:42

Joseph (Joe) smile

DizzyDigestive Sun 19-Mar-17 13:51:41

Joseph (Joe) or Theordore (Theo/Teddy) go well with your other names!

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sun 19-Mar-17 13:51:50


Awwlookatmybabyspider Sun 19-Mar-17 13:57:09

Vincent (Vinnie)
Nathan (Nate)
James (Jimmy)
Edward (Eddie )
Theodore (Teddy)
Patrick (Paddy)
Thomas (Tom)

Awwlookatmybabyspider Sun 19-Mar-17 14:00:33

Richard (Richie)
Nicholas (Nick)
Matthew (Matt)
Christopher (Chris)

MiniAlphaBravo Sun 19-Mar-17 14:05:59


ilovepixie Sun 19-Mar-17 15:04:42

I like Montgomery it goes with your other names too.

fudgesmummy Sun 19-Mar-17 15:10:50

I think Sebastian (Seb) Theodore (Theo) Nathaniel (Nate) or Edward (Eddie or Teddy) would go perfectly with your other names (which are all lovely btw)

NotYoda Sun 19-Mar-17 15:24:41

Victor (Vic)
Gregory (Greg/Rory)
Michael (Micky? Mike? - I love Michael as it is)

NotYoda Sun 19-Mar-17 15:26:36

Jacob (Jake)
Charles (Charlie)
Andrew (Drew)

AndNoneForGretchenWieners Sun 19-Mar-17 15:30:36


Sophronia Sun 19-Mar-17 17:30:55

Alexander, Gabriel, Isabella and...

Benjamin (Ben)
Elijah (Eli)
Robert (Robbie, Bobby, Bertie)
Albert (Albie, Bertie)
Benedict (Ben)
Charles (Charlie)
Nathaniel (Nat, Nate)
Christopher (Kit)
Dominic (Dom, Nic)
Edward/Edmund (Ed, Eddie, Ted, Teddy, Ned)
Laurence (Laurie)
Frederick (Fred, Freddie)
Alfred (Alfie, Freddie)
Wilfred (Wil, Wilf, Freddie)
Reuben (Roo, Ben)
Francis (Frank, Frankie)
Jonathan (Jon, Jonny)
Lucas (Luke/Luc)
Cassius (Cass)
William (Will, Billy)
Solomon (Sol)
Thomas (Tom, Tommy)
Leonard (Leo)
Nicholas (Nick, Nicky, Nico)
Joseph (Joe, Joss)
Phineas (Phin)
Finlay (Finn)
Joshua (Josh)
Maximilian (Max)
Josiah (Joe, Joss, Siah)
Patrick (Pat, Paddy)
Jeremiah (Jem)
Sebastian (Seb)
Matthew (Matt, Matty)
Theodore (Theo, Ted, Teddy)
Tobias (Toby)
Zachary (Zach)
Magnus (Mags, Max, Gus)
Vincent (Vinnie)

NotYoda Sun 19-Mar-17 17:31:49

Marcus (Mark)
Samuel (Sam)

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sun 19-Mar-17 17:39:08

Marcus (Mac).

mummytobemaybe Sun 19-Mar-17 17:43:44

Sebastian (Seb)
Nathaniel (Nathan/Nate)
Cameron (Cam)
Christopher (Chris)
Thomas (Tom)
Daniel (Dan)
Samuel (Sam)
William (Will)
Matthew (Matty/Matt)
Joshua (Josh)
Joseph (Joe/Joey)

bellamcpoopants Sun 19-Mar-17 19:04:26

Some great suggestions.

Edward was our boy name last time, but an old friend of mine (and also one of my NCT group) have used it, so not sure whether I still love it as much as I used to (as now it's more associated with their boys in my mind). We'd have called him Ted.

I do like Theodore but dh sings the chipmunks when I suggest it hmm

I like Joseph, but not sure about short versions. Same goes for James and Benedict. And love Hugo but same issue as George with no short version.

Sebastian (Seb), Tobias (Toby) and Nathanial (Nate) are all lovely.

Please keep the suggestions coming!!

bellamcpoopants Sun 19-Mar-17 19:05:25

Btw Bella and Edward as names were not because of Twilight!!

crapfatbanana Sun 19-Mar-17 19:24:46

Edgar (Ed, Eddie)
Jonathan (Jon, Jonny, Jonty)
Simon (Si)
Andrew (Andy)
Woodrow (Woody)
Herbert (Herbie, Bertie)
Alistair (Ali)
Zachary (Zac)
Xavier (Xav)
Reuben (Roo)
Matteus (Matt)
David (Davey)
Peter (Pete)
Christopher (Topher, Chris)
Rupert (Roo)
Frederick (Freddy)
James (Jim)

Sunshineandlaughter Sun 19-Mar-17 19:26:19

I'd call Hugo huw/hue for short...
george 'j'
There's always Joshua or Gregory too

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