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Namechanger2735 Wed 25-Oct-17 20:27:19

Just posted this in pregnancy, not realising there was a section for baby names.
Please help!!

Il never find a name I love enough!
So here are the names I like, to give you a clue..but they come with reasons why I won't be using them.
Alfie-too common and reminds me of Alfie moon
Archie-reminds me of Archie Mitchell
not an eastenders addict I swear
Albert- I like albert but Hate "albie" and I just know people will shorten it.
Barney- reminds me too much of the dinosaur
And the same with barnabus plus I think that sounds a bit jokey? Sorry
The front runner at the moment is Rupert.
So I like old names I think, think old peoples home register and hit me with your favourites!

Wilfred and Arthur - my grandads’ names

Caulk Wed 25-Oct-17 20:30:33

Henry
Matthias
Frank
Lionel
Alistair
John

Xuli Wed 25-Oct-17 20:31:23

Douglas?

MissyCupCake Wed 25-Oct-17 20:32:04

Stanley!

I love this name and I have one myself grin

Namechanger2735 Wed 25-Oct-17 20:32:18

I really like Wilfred but I know someone with a pug called Wilfred, 'Wilf' for short. Sounds silly but as soon as I know someone especially a dog with the name it spoils it for me

AndNoneForGretchenWieners Wed 25-Oct-17 20:33:05

Roderick
Frank
Bernard
Humphrey
Eric
Norman
Terence
John
Sidney

Disclaimer - I wouldn't say these are my favourite names, but they are old man names.

statetrooperstacey Wed 25-Oct-17 20:33:11

Go and have a wander round your local graveyard and fill your boots!

MeatAndPotato Wed 25-Oct-17 20:34:09

YY to Frank and Lionel grin such funny, old-sounding names for a baby IMO.
Also I think Bert, Richard, Stan, Donald and possibly Geoff

Apileofballyhoo Wed 25-Oct-17 20:34:28

You could use Bertie for Albert. A preemptive strike.

Autumnchill Wed 25-Oct-17 20:34:37

Reginald, Reg for short

MeatAndPotato Wed 25-Oct-17 20:34:48

Oh my goodness yes and Norman as a PP has said haha 😂

fishfingerSarnies Wed 25-Oct-17 20:36:35

Morris
Hector
Cecil
Stuart
Ken
Alan

fishfingerSarnies Wed 25-Oct-17 20:36:51

Trevor

ermncforthisthread Wed 25-Oct-17 20:37:17

I love old man names, on my list we're
Walter
Winston
Rupert

DP vetoed all so we ended up choosing Ronnie

Awwlookatmybabyspider Wed 25-Oct-17 20:37:18

Dougie.
Vinnie
Stanley
Bobby
Richie
Eddie
Alan
Jimmy

TroysMammy Wed 25-Oct-17 20:39:48

Sydney and David Henry, but he was known by a nickname, were the names of my grandfathers.
I wouldn't say favourites but here are some:-
Malcolm
Ronald
Royston
Raymond
Colin
Brian
Horace
Ernest
Algernon
John
Edgar
Cedric
Cuthbert
Claude
Harold
Herbert
Trevor
Percival
Clarence

RebeccaWrongDaily Wed 25-Oct-17 20:39:49

all really common now, hang around any playgroup and you'll be surrounded by Stanleys, Sidneys, Bobbys, Billys, Freds, Franks etc.

Petalflowers Wed 25-Oct-17 20:40:24

Cecil
Ernest
Clarence
William
Leonard
Frederick
Jonathan
Gerald
Guy
Geoffrey

CurlsandCurves Wed 25-Oct-17 20:40:39

Stanley. I knew a baby Stanley a few years ago. Proper cute cheeky chap, his name suited him perfectly.

OhForCodsHake Wed 25-Oct-17 20:41:34

I’ve got a Percy and a Sidney, with a Stanley due in Jan smile

stopbeingadramallama Wed 25-Oct-17 20:41:40

I’ve just had a baby Stanley 😍

MrsBirdseye Wed 25-Oct-17 20:43:09

Graham, Ian, Brian, Alan - all over 50's

OhForCodsHake Wed 25-Oct-17 20:43:14

Also love Frank and Douglas

Namechanger2735 Wed 25-Oct-17 20:44:42

I also like percy but "Percy pig" pops into my head!
Please don't be offended, I can't help it!!blush
I feel like all the names on my list are close to being something I love but just not quite there! Maybe il just do with my girls name, little baby boy Mabel? grin

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