Talk

Advanced search

Help! It's a boy!

(40 Posts)
aroha77 Wed 31-May-17 21:17:15

I'm 33 weeks and have just found out it's a boy! Thought I was keeping an open mind but I'm so surprised!! And we don't have any boy's names!

Older sister is called Olive which is difficult to 'match' with!

Any ideas

(Everyone who hated Indigo Joan on my previous thread can be glad to know that I can't use it grin)

Awwlookatmybabyspider Wed 31-May-17 21:23:49

What type of boys names do you like.
Modern
Traditional
Unusual
Biblical

BandeauSally Wed 31-May-17 21:24:50

Popeye

grin

CaipirinhasAllRound Wed 31-May-17 21:24:58

Patrick
Hugo
Chester
Dexter
Joel
Rory

Popskipiekin Wed 31-May-17 21:27:39

Popeye grin

I think Olive matches plenty. Could have trad, modern, biblical, whacky ;) just trying a few out and Olive goes well with most things!

Olive and William
Olive and Jasper
Olive and Isaac
Olive and Zed
Olive and Innes

Not exactly recommending any of the above but I'm sure you don't need to worry too much about "matching"

flumpybear Wed 31-May-17 21:29:10

Guide please as to what you like

PaperdollCartoon Wed 31-May-17 21:29:57

Jago
Caspar
Felix
Harold
Hugo
Xavier
Indiana
Jasper
Ivan

Spottyladybird Wed 31-May-17 21:31:19

Olive goes with lots:
Jude
Dexter
Noah
Eli
Sebastian
Seth
Toby
Herbie
Arthur
Monty

Depends what you're going for...

aroha77 Wed 31-May-17 21:34:51

I think I like traditional but unusual...my fave girl options were Indigo and Merryn...

ImGoingForATwix Wed 31-May-17 21:35:16

My great aunt is an Olive. Her husband was Jim (James). Her brother is Thomas. Sisters, May and Francis. Not sure if that's at all helpful!

17caterpillars1mouse Wed 31-May-17 21:36:33

I love Olive it's on my list for another girl so some boys names I like might be helpful...

Jude or Judah
Barnaby
Everett
Rafe
Hamish
Percival
Oscar
Rupert
Jonah
Gabriel
Samson
Flynn
Caleb
Tobias
Rufus
Ivor
Wilbur
And i
Julian
Atticus
Jasper
Raphael
Dominic
Edgar
Theodore
Joshua
Entry
Angus
Ezekiel
Matthias
Rowan

Any you like?

restingbf Wed 31-May-17 21:43:10

Alexander
Tristan
Joshua
Paxton
Solomon
Louis
Samuel

I love Rory

Argeles Wed 31-May-17 21:46:47

If you like Indigo for a girl, perhaps you'd like the Spanish name 'Inigo' for your son?

SuperBeagle Wed 31-May-17 22:01:40

I think it needs to be something vintagey if you want it to "go" with Olive. Something like Arthur, Raymond, Reggie, Frederick, Sidney, Stanley...

Aquamarine1029 Wed 31-May-17 22:07:13

Olive and Hudson

TestTubeTeen Wed 31-May-17 22:14:59

Inigo!

Awwlookatmybabyspider Wed 31-May-17 22:50:25

Bernard. Not unusual as such, but There's not many little Bernards running around now. Plus it's very traditional and vintage.

Alan See above

WankersHacksandThieves Wed 31-May-17 23:18:56

Barnaby
Sylvester
Austin
Jesse

Buntysoven Thu 01-Jun-17 00:16:27

I love Olive with Felix as suggested by a pp

Rockaby Thu 01-Jun-17 07:26:23

I would also go with vintage, so any of beagle's suggestions or:

Wilfred
Leonard
Edmund
Ernest

NapQueen Thu 01-Jun-17 07:28:02

Olive is on my list if we have an accident grin

My boys list (of which Ive used one of these):
Lawrence
Travis
Rex
Sid
Elliott
Leo
Dexter

Yika Thu 01-Jun-17 07:28:19

Isambard
Bartholomew
John

HeteronormativeHaybales Thu 01-Jun-17 07:32:02

It needs to be two syllables*, I think. The one that hit me as really going well out of the suggestions above is Jasper. Leonard and Louis work well too. I don't think a biblical name really goes, as much as I love those sorts of names.

*With the caveat that you could make me vicariously happy by using Orlando - the boys' name I never got (as dh vetoed and dc3 was a girl anyway) but love and I think would go really well with Olive.

MyDarlingWhatIfYouFly Thu 01-Jun-17 07:37:05

Oliver grin

grufallosfriend Thu 01-Jun-17 10:35:19

Olive and Quentin

Olive and Rufus

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now