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Suggestions for my (fussy) husband?

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FindTheLightSwitchDarren Mon 25-Sep-17 14:34:45

My DH has vetoed a lot of (beautiful) names, which I've suggested. To date he has suggested two names:


I don't like either of them enough to use, though they are fine. I quite like James, but I'm worried the royal baby might be a boy named James and don't really want the name to match the Royal baby. I am due well before DoC is, so can't change choice after they have their baby.

Fwiw my choice would be:

Gabriel Wilfred Surname
Rowan Wilfred Surname (which ends in -son, so not sure if Rowan goes all that well)?

Dh doesn't like them, but hasn't done a total hmm face at me for the Gabriel suggestion. So maybe he'll come round to that. But I'm not sure.

ChubbyMummy12 Mon 25-Sep-17 14:37:30

Alfie? Joshua? Alexander? Jacob?

FindTheLightSwitchDarren Mon 25-Sep-17 14:50:31

Thanks chubby!

He's vetoed Alfred and Jacob (due to Rees-mog). We have a nephew named Alexander, (lovely name though), so can't really use. I don't really like Joshua.

nodogsinthebedroom Mon 25-Sep-17 14:52:12

John or Jonathan?

nodogsinthebedroom Mon 25-Sep-17 14:53:47


RJnomore1 Mon 25-Sep-17 14:55:11


FindTheLightSwitchDarren Mon 25-Sep-17 14:56:03

Samuel and Christopher (Kit) are definite possibilities as we both quite like them. Is Samuel ubiquitous? I only know of two little Samuels (one is 1yo, the other is primary school age).

FindTheLightSwitchDarren Mon 25-Sep-17 14:56:27

I love Jude! Vetoed by DH though.

FindTheLightSwitchDarren Mon 25-Sep-17 14:57:53

Oh I just asked him if he had to pick between Gabriel and Rowan which he would pick and he said Rowan. That's progress as I expected him to say "neither"!

hiyasminitsme Mon 25-Sep-17 14:59:29


FindTheLightSwitchDarren Mon 25-Sep-17 15:00:02

He says he likes Peter!

nodogsinthebedroom Mon 25-Sep-17 15:02:07

Peter is a beautiful name.

BellaVida Mon 25-Sep-17 15:02:34

If your DH likes J names, what about Jonah, Joseph or Jasper?

FindTheLightSwitchDarren Mon 25-Sep-17 15:05:11

Jonah and Jasper have been vetoed. I don't like Joseph enough to use it (beginning to wonder who the fussy one is)!

FindTheLightSwitchDarren Mon 25-Sep-17 15:06:30

I think I like Peter. I'm not that sure about Pete though...

BreakfastAtSquiffanys Mon 25-Sep-17 15:08:47

You can be a Peter without being a Pete

Winteriscomingneedmorewood Mon 25-Sep-17 15:10:54

I have a Gabriel and a Roan. .
Great choice!!

MammieBear Mon 25-Sep-17 15:11:03

You might like seamus which is the Irish version of James or Hamish the Scottish, Peter is lovely, it sounds like you like classic unusual and he likes traditional classic, you'll find the one a good sight to go on is this allows you to put in le names you like and comes up with similar style names.

FindTheLightSwitchDarren Mon 25-Sep-17 15:13:27

Hamish and Seamus both suggested by me and vetoed by DH. I especially love Hamish, but it's a no go.

RJnomore1 Mon 25-Sep-17 15:14:13


Trying to get a feel for what he might like!

FindTheLightSwitchDarren Mon 25-Sep-17 15:14:32

grin @winter. You too have fabulous taste.

FindTheLightSwitchDarren Mon 25-Sep-17 15:15:09

Gregor also vetoed (despite me loving it). I thought he'd like that one too.

OhTheRoses Mon 25-Sep-17 15:15:38


Let's have a think about the other engines: Thomas, Gordon, Edward, Percy ........ or Harold the helicopter. Other traditional

Simon nd Mark must be due a come back.

RJnomore1 Mon 25-Sep-17 15:22:23

Ok I think I have the hang of names YOU would like...



FindTheLightSwitchDarren Mon 25-Sep-17 15:24:20

I love Matthew, DH likes it. But neither of us like Matt and I can't think of any other shortenings. It's quite a long name to write down, so expect it will get shortened.

Julian and Giles both vetoed by DH.

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