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Please help us get this list down to two names

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vintagegirl77 Mon 23-Oct-17 10:41:23

So we were going with Laurie/Laurence but Dh has changed his mind due to it being to close to his Uncle's name. Currently 32 weeks and would like to get this list down to two and then see which suits our ds when he arrives. He will be our dc3 and already have a son called George (dd has an E name).

Orson (not sure, bit out there for us)
Nathaniel (love this but once had boyfriend called Nathan who dumped me. Would this get shortened to Nath/Nathan)

Please can you pick your favourite two?

Thank you.

CaptainWarbeck Mon 23-Oct-17 10:45:57

I like

Nathaniel - would use Nate as a nn

Laniakea Mon 23-Oct-17 10:49:34

Owen, Hugo, Elijah

ShanghaiDiva Mon 23-Oct-17 10:55:28

Ewan and Hugo.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Mon 23-Oct-17 10:55:37


vintagegirl77 Mon 23-Oct-17 11:01:54

Thanks all. I'm close to taking Orson off the list. George and Orson? Can't imagine shouting Orson across the park.

IHeartKingThistle Mon 23-Oct-17 11:06:49

I love Laurie thougg!

stuckinthehouse Mon 23-Oct-17 11:07:55

Milo or Hugo

Notalitigator Mon 23-Oct-17 11:08:59


(I know two Orson's so it's a bit run of the mill for me. It's not wacky imo)

DiegoMadonna Mon 23-Oct-17 11:09:10


are my favourites. In that order. I think Nathaniel is more likely to get shortened to Nate than Nathan. I also don't think shortenings really matter since you can continue using his full name. Who cares what his classmates call him.

Joinourclub Mon 23-Oct-17 11:09:43

Hugo or Arthur

Awwlookatmybabyspider Mon 23-Oct-17 11:12:57

Rory and Milo

MollyHuaCha Mon 23-Oct-17 11:14:57


Chaffinch4 Mon 23-Oct-17 11:16:01

Owen and Seth. (Also love Laurence / Laurie)

BernardBlacksHangover Mon 23-Oct-17 11:19:12

Hugo or Rory

PhatSlag Mon 23-Oct-17 11:19:37

Nathaniel- Nate
I love Orson, sounds like Awesome.
Milo is a bit doggy these days.
I like Euan but prefer Evan.

Ginandplatonic Mon 23-Oct-17 11:24:08

Rory and Hugo (both vetoed by DH)

Orangebird69 Mon 23-Oct-17 11:25:42

Nathaniel. Don't like the others at all.

chipsandgin Mon 23-Oct-17 11:29:54

Nathanial (but shortened to Nate)

or Hugo if Nathanial was going to be Nath or Nathan)

& Seth

CaptainWarbeck Mon 23-Oct-17 11:30:34

Btw I know an Orson. Gets shortened to Orse, which sounds like Arse to me. Not a fan.

Laurie is gorgeous though, are you sure you can't persuade your DH?

vintagegirl77 Mon 23-Oct-17 11:42:07

Thank you all. I think Rowan and Orson are coming off.

Captain W, see what you mean about Orson/Orse/Arse. Orse sounds like horse too.

BabloHoney Mon 23-Oct-17 11:45:23

Ewan is an excellent choice smile we have a Ewan, he's 3. Also love Rory and Nathaniel on your list x

AuntieStella Mon 23-Oct-17 11:48:34

Hugo and Nathaniel

But as Nathaniel may be unusable for you because of the ex, then Rory or Milo

leannejade Mon 23-Oct-17 11:50:14

Ewan or Rowan.

Jooni Mon 23-Oct-17 14:11:31

I love Nathaniel! I’d call him Nat. I don’t think he’s likely to get called Nathan and it’s s different sound anyway.

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