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JoyJoyJoyJoy Mon 29-May-17 13:10:28

Any ideas?

We are looking for a boy's name that is 'modern', doesn't make them sound like from a different time period or sound old-fashioned, but is still also a normal name and not made up or too out-there..

user1491572121 Mon 29-May-17 13:27:16

Big ask! grin

"Modern" isn't a thing with names unless it's made up!

All of the normal names are old...things like Tom and Oliver are popular and old...

What about Seth? Or Emyr...?

JoyJoyJoyJoy Mon 29-May-17 13:34:16

Hmm true... grin

I meant, not names like Edgar or Thomas or Stanley... But more something that sounds like the current time, and modern and cool sounding without being painfully wannabe-cool iyswim. Actually Seth is a great suggestion! So, names like Seth?

MikeUniformMike Mon 29-May-17 13:35:07

Caleb?

Ontopofthesunset Mon 29-May-17 13:36:40

My sons' classes have been full of boys with names like Ollie/Oliver, Jamie/James, Matt/Matthew, Tom/Thomas, Sam/Samuel, Will/William, Harry/Henry, Ben/Benjamin/Benedict, Ed/Ted/Ned/Edward and Alex/Alexander. None of those are 'modern' but they are very popular, well-liked names. Is that the kind of name you mean, ie not Arthur, Hubert or Eustace?

ArseyTussle Mon 29-May-17 13:38:06

Seth immediately came to my mind too. It's a great name.

user1491572121 Mon 29-May-17 13:40:23

As well as Seth I also like Christian.

numbmum83 Mon 29-May-17 13:41:48

William
Harry
Lucas
Theo
Daniel

I know young children called

Ronnie
Dougie
Ernie
Arthur
Henry
Oscar
Casper
Bobby
Freddie

I saw Fletcher the other day I love it , would be a cool teenagers name !

MikeUniformMike Mon 29-May-17 13:42:02

Christian sounds very dated. I rather like Edgar.

putdownyourphone Mon 29-May-17 13:44:14

Leo - cool and modern but not obscure

MikeUniformMike Mon 29-May-17 13:45:28

Angus, Magnus, Rory or Guy?

user1491572121 Mon 29-May-17 13:47:14

Christian was popular in the 70s...those names will be a rarity still in 20 years but will be just coming back when OP's son is thinking of having his own!

Rather like names such as Jean and Pam...mark my words! We don't like them because they're our Mother's names...but our DC will see them as we see Pearl and similar...

BeesOnTheWing Mon 29-May-17 13:48:24

Cormac

JoyJoyJoyJoy Mon 29-May-17 13:48:34

Thanks All! Will add Seth to the list.

Ontop See that's the problem, all those names are certainly nice and rightly well-liked, but they have been well-liked 50, 30 and 10 years ago as well... I'm thinking more modern in the sense of more distinctively like a young boy today, not a name that an older relative would share as well. But then we also don't like excessively 'cool' names like Rocco or Jago or all the current last name type names either.

UntilTheCowsComeHome Mon 29-May-17 13:50:23

Logan
Carter
Archer
Morgan
Dexter
Jase

emesis Mon 29-May-17 13:50:46

How about Ethan?

JoyJoyJoyJoy Mon 29-May-17 13:51:52

Exactly putdown - cool and modern but not obscure is exactly​ what we're after. Leo is perfect! (though unfortunately DH has vetoed). Cormac is great too, thanks!

BeesOnTheWing Mon 29-May-17 13:52:04

Peter, John, Joss, Zachary.

JoyJoyJoyJoy Mon 29-May-17 13:59:39

DH loves the idea of Magnus :-) Thanks, Please keep them coming!

Sophronia Mon 29-May-17 14:15:57

Ethan
Logan
Max
Theo
Sebastian
Finn
Zachary
Gabriel
Rory
Roman
Leon
Austin
Felix
Evan
Miles
Reuben
Tristan
Asher
Lucas
Aidan
Archer
Kit
Tate
Heath
Callan
Torin
Blaise
Solomon
Corin
Flynn
Elliot
Arlo
Rafe
Jude
Xavier
Jesse
Keir
Rhett
Dylan
Nolan
Everett
Saul
Xander
Zane

Sophronia Mon 29-May-17 14:36:15

Casper
Marius
Jasper
August
Evander
Hector
Griffin
Morgan
Jonah
Cole
Zeke
Rex
Elliot
Soren
Rowan
Alaric
Bram
Linus

AndNoneForGretchenWieners Mon 29-May-17 14:40:43

Bradley
Craig
Ryan
Reece
Jay
Aidan
Preston

29Palms Mon 29-May-17 14:53:27

Conrad
Anton
Marcus

BendydickCuminsnatch Mon 29-May-17 15:49:37

Definitely JOEL! Or Jesse.

RuthB4 Mon 29-May-17 15:53:33

Miller
Gray/Grayson
Ivan
Owen
Travis
Caleb
Gabe
Jarrod
Abel
Sebastian
Brody

I might by way off brief here!!

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