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Found out we're having a boy and we don't like any names!!

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Writerwannabe83 Tue 04-Apr-17 22:14:45

We had loads of lovely girls names in mind, I was convinced we would be told it's a girl and DH had even joked that we'd be screwed if it was a boy as he'd have to be nameless.

When we had DS we found out at 16 he was a boy and by the time I had him at 39 weeks we still hadn't agreed on a name, I didn't feel strongly about anything. My DH named him, it was a name I didn't even particularly like but I didn't like anything else either.

So now we are faced with naming another boy and we're in the exact same situation.

DH has come up with a few suggestions that he likes: Reece, Cameron and Lewis are his latest but I'm so completely nonchalant about them.

We don't want anything weird or old fashioned but nor do we want something common. I work with babies aged 0-2 and see about 40 new patients a week so at least I know which common names to avoid....but then it makes it harder when my husband suggests names which I know to be really popular and I tell him no for that reason.

Maybe I could just give the baby one of girl'a names? grin

Why are boys names so hard? sad

I desperately need inspiration!!!

KingJoffreysRestingCuntface Tue 04-Apr-17 22:16:43

Just name him after the main character in your favourite childhood film.

Mine would be Seymour. Call him Seymour.

fortunacookie Tue 04-Apr-17 22:18:50

My daughter was same, thought her boy would be nameless...she called him Freddie James. It suits him smile

Writerwannabe83 Tue 04-Apr-17 22:20:06

My favourite childhood film was Labyrinth grin

So he could be Toby after the baby in that? Or Ludo after the orangutan monster thing? Or Hoggle after the Troll? So many options grin

There was a blue haired worn in it too but I can't remember what he was called?

And shame on me because I can't remember the name of David Bowie's character shock

junebirthdaygirl Tue 04-Apr-17 22:20:26

Just give him a family name. At least someone will be happy..Boys yhemselves like regular names as they grow..

Writerwannabe83 Tue 04-Apr-17 22:22:03

Just give him a family name.

Family names are usually old fashioned or outdated and we don't like names like that.

Our current DS has family names as his two middle names but that's where we draw the line grin

FacelikeaBagofHammers Tue 04-Apr-17 22:23:30

Patrick (Paddy)

FacelikeaBagofHammers Tue 04-Apr-17 22:24:35


(How obvious is it that I'm irish grin)

KingJoffreysRestingCuntface Tue 04-Apr-17 22:24:55


Call him Hoggle Jared.

Easy. Job done.

Writerwannabe83 Tue 04-Apr-17 22:28:25

Thady ?? grin Is that a typo?

My grandad is called Patrick and he's not someone I'd want to name my baby after grin

jared - thank you for reminding me of Bowie's character, it was driving me mad grin

228agreenend Tue 04-Apr-17 22:32:03


I used to look at film and tv credits,for inspiration, and not just the actor's names, but the second grip once removed name as well.

SpikeGilesSandwich Tue 04-Apr-17 22:38:06

David Bowie's character was Jareth, that could work. Or Toby is lovely, that was on our list.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Tue 04-Apr-17 22:39:24

Toby is gorgeous.
Have you thought of letting your little boy choose a name.
Mind you if my dsis let my nephew choose a name for his expected baby brother. He'd want to call him after one of the Teenage Mutant hero turtles. grin

KingJoffreysRestingCuntface Tue 04-Apr-17 22:41:09

DS's middle name is Neo.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Tue 04-Apr-17 22:41:12

Yes OP, call him Ludo !
I like your DHs suggestion of Lewis, but prefer Louis.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Tue 04-Apr-17 22:41:48

Can you tell us the name of your other DS ?

Awwlookatmybabyspider Tue 04-Apr-17 22:41:59

After the singer, Joffery

molemonkey Tue 04-Apr-17 22:43:58

We have a Cole smile

Awwlookatmybabyspider Tue 04-Apr-17 22:45:26

My boy if I'm ever blessed with one will be Gabriel James Patrick

KingJoffreysRestingCuntface Tue 04-Apr-17 22:46:46


No, the character in The Matrix.

Zoflorabore Tue 04-Apr-17 22:50:11

I love Caleb and Oscar, I have a 14 yr old Oliver and when I was preganant with dd who is now 6 I had the opposite problem to you and loved boys names. Sod's law...

peaceloveandbiscuits Tue 04-Apr-17 22:50:16

Joffrey totally going to suggest Morpheus to DH now.

dollarstodonuts Tue 04-Apr-17 22:50:24

Broderick (Brody)

Writerwannabe83 Tue 04-Apr-17 22:50:42

Toby is gorgeous. Have you thought of letting your little boy choose a name?

I liked Toby but DH said no.

Our DS wants to call it Blaze as his favourite cartoon is currently Blaze and the Monster Machine. I said no to that so he asked if we could call him Domino after our neighbour's cat grin

Our son is called Arron.

Writerwannabe83 Tue 04-Apr-17 22:53:20

I like your DHs suggestion of Lewis,

I like it too but the letters are practically an anagram of our surname and when you say it together it's a bit of a tongue twister and it looks a bit odd.

DH did suggest the spelling of Louis but I can't be doing with people pronouncing his name as Lu-ee all the time which would undoubtedly happen.

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