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Help with boys names, I love Wilfred and Edward...

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oliversmummy26 Mon 27-Mar-17 11:33:09

Just wondering if anyone has any suggestions on boys names for us? Found out we are having a boy yesterday and were convinced we were having a girl, so a little bit thrown!

My favourites are Wilfred (Wilf or Freddy) and Edward (Ed, Eddy or Ted, Teddy)...just just wondering if there are any other suggestions of similar, old/traditional names?

I like longer names which can be shortened, so that the baby has a bit more choice when he's older. I love Jamie, but I'm not sure it's as much of a grown man's name, and don't like James..

Going to try and convince DH on either Wilfred or Edward, but just wanted to check there's nothing I've missed smile

BlueChampagne Mon 27-Mar-17 11:35:18

Congratulations! Conrad is an underused classic. Also loving Anthony at the moment.

SuperUnicorn Mon 27-Mar-17 13:00:33

I like both of those. Sadly we can't use either as one is already in use in the family (and we have agreed no family names) and the other doesn't go with our surname.

Others I like, although not all are 'shortenable'
Hugh (although I would use Huw as we are in Wales)
Seth
Thomas
William
Edwin
Ernest
Gethin
Hugo
Robert
Richard
Oliver
Matthew
Benedict

Thatextrainch Mon 27-Mar-17 13:37:46

Hector
Rupert
Jonathan

Sophronia Mon 27-Mar-17 14:07:05

Alfred
Albert
Arthur
Benedict
Barnabas
Christopher
Conrad
Clement
Dominic
Edwin
Edmund
Edgar
Ernest
Everett
Frederick
Francis
Gregory
Harold
John
Jonathan
Joseph
Julian
Laurence
Miles
Matthew
Marcus
Nicholas
Nathaniel
Oswin
Orson
Peter
Philip
Patrick
Robin
Sidney
Stanley
Timothy
Vincent
Percy
Leonard
Bernard
Bertram
Raymond
Ronald
Victor
Josiah
Cornelius
Wilson
Benjamin
Michael
Quentin
Roland
Sebastian
Solomon
William

megletthesecond Mon 27-Mar-17 14:08:24

Ernest.
Aldrin.

clevername Mon 27-Mar-17 14:12:10

Wilfred and Edward are the two names on my boys list so it goes without saying that I love them! I love them so much that we're not really bothering to find any more alternatives...

Girls names, on the other hand, are turning out to be really tricky. I like a few but don't love any and I don't feel anywhere near as strong about them as I do Wilf / Ed etc! Can I be nosey and ask what your girls choices were, seeing as we seem to have similar tastes!

(must get round to posting my own thread about my own dilemmas!)

GrumpySausage Mon 27-Mar-17 14:36:39

I love Wilfred. I know a Wilf and he has a little brother called Stanley. Great names.

oliversmummy26 Mon 27-Mar-17 15:05:22

Grumpy Stanley is on my list too! smile

clevername we had lots for girls, but our favourites were Charlotte, Ariana, Scarlett and Tabitha.

I keep looking at other boys names, but to be honest I don't think I like anything as much as Edward or Wilfred, so will be convincing DH over the coming weeks, as he's on the fence at the moment I think!

Chocolatecake12 Mon 27-Mar-17 16:37:57

I was going to suggest Stanley!
Also
Isaac nn zac
William nn Will
Benjamin nn Ben
Albert nn Bertie

Sugarpiehoneyeye Mon 27-Mar-17 17:49:42

Wilbur
Edmund
Edgar
Edwin
Jameson (Jamie), lovely name OP.

heateallthebuns Mon 27-Mar-17 23:32:07

Frederick

oliversmummy26 Tue 28-Mar-17 11:19:36

Hmm, I might have to add Jameson/Jamie to the list, and Wilbur, had forgotten about that, gorgeous name!

Love Freddy but not sure on Frederick which is why I was leaning more towards Wilfred..

Sugarpiehoneyeye Tue 28-Mar-17 19:00:02

Wilbur is one of my favourites !

Jayfee Tue 28-Mar-17 19:06:09

wilfred...really???

buttercup54321 Tue 28-Mar-17 22:28:49

Both lovely names.
William
Samuel
Matthew
Daniel
David
Henry
Christopher

Mummysh0rtlegs Tue 28-Mar-17 22:29:52

My two are called Wilfred and Gabriel. Wilfred is a great name and flexible as they get older. I wanted an Ezra.

oliversmummy26 Thu 30-Mar-17 10:04:16

Jayfee yes, Wilfred...and you'll see there is lots of love for it here and lots of little Wilfreds already named..

Mummy Wilfred and Gabriel is a lovely combo, I also like Ezra smile

crapfatbanana Thu 30-Mar-17 10:35:18

Wilfred is brilliant. Edward is also lovely but Wilfred wins.

Other ideas:

Charles
Winston
Reuben
Lawrence
Maurice
Philip
Berthold
Richard
Gilbert
Herbert
Stephen
Wesley
Lemuel

oliversmummy26 Thu 30-Mar-17 11:44:35

Thansk Banana Wilfred is definitely winning for me at the moment, I think because it's a little bit more different, also not something anyone in RL has suggested to me yet.

Taranta Tue 04-Apr-17 20:01:45

I've got a Wilfred and a Caspar. Wilfred has become Wilfie. Love the name. Go for it!

Yika Tue 04-Apr-17 20:03:34

Alban

mygorgeousmilo Wed 05-Apr-17 18:14:57

Love Wilf

Leeds2 Wed 05-Apr-17 18:17:04

The Wilfred I know has a brother called Gilbert (known as Gil).

MaroonPencil Wed 05-Apr-17 19:40:55

They are both lovely names, if you did still want any more suggestions I love both of them and I also love Bertram (Bertie) and Sydney (Syd).

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