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down to the final 3; time running out

(31 Posts)
Scottie1234 Thu 02-Nov-17 18:09:12

Hello, we're sat in the antenatal ward waiting and waiting... now trying to distract ourselves by finally making our minds up on boys names. Would love to get some objective opinions, as we are struggling a bit!
'Safe' option is Louis (French pronunciation)
Other two slightly more out there choices are Ray ( not Raymond) and Nelson. What do you reckon?

AnyaMoondial Thu 02-Nov-17 18:10:10

I like Louis smile

pinkliquorice Thu 02-Nov-17 18:15:27

I like Louis or Nelson.
People will call him Lewis though rather than Louie.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Thu 02-Nov-17 18:18:02

All lovely, sorry not helpful.
I think I'd go with Louis.
Would Nelson be after Nelson Mandela

Awwlookatmybabyspider Thu 02-Nov-17 18:19:12

Oh actually I think I prefer Nelson Ray now.
Oh I don't know. It's so hard isn't it choosing names

Mulch Thu 02-Nov-17 18:21:04

Nelson ray sounds lovely

Ivehadtonamechangeforthis Thu 02-Nov-17 18:27:14


Good luck!

Scottie1234 Thu 02-Nov-17 18:28:24

Thanks all, appreciate the responses.
Yep, choosing names is a nice distraction - but surprisingly stressful once you've got a deadline!
Nelson Ray is pretty cool 😊
Mandela not the reason for us thinking about that name , but it can't hurt having such great associations. Yes the Louis/Lewis confusion has given us pause for thought too - but maybe it's not an issue once you've corrected people a few times

Audreyhelp Thu 02-Nov-17 18:29:49


JKR123 Thu 02-Nov-17 18:31:04

Louis. I'm not keen on the other names to be honest but Louis is lovely.

Chocolatecake12 Thu 02-Nov-17 18:31:16

Most of the time you tell people your child’s name rather than thdmvseeung it written down so the confusion over a pronunciation isn’t massive.
I like louis but that because it’s the safest of your choices and I’m not brave to use such a cool name like Nelson.

lizabes Thu 02-Nov-17 18:34:47

Isn’t Nelson the bully but in the Simpsons?

I think Louis is lovely but I really don’t like Ray or Nelson, they just make me think of someone middle aged and balding rather than a cute baby.

IfYouGoDownToTheWoodsToday Thu 02-Nov-17 18:34:48

I don’t think people will pronounce Louis as Lewis. It’s a completely different name grin

I really like Louis and Nelson.

Good luck!

DramaAlpaca Thu 02-Nov-17 18:35:36

I'd go for Louis.

Growuphelen Thu 02-Nov-17 18:37:18

Louis Nelson sounds good

Bin85 Thu 02-Nov-17 18:39:14


ThroughThickAndThin01 Thu 02-Nov-17 18:42:25


Bubblebubblepop Thu 02-Nov-17 18:46:25

Louis! Nelson is a pub name

Sugarpiehoneyeye Thu 02-Nov-17 19:09:09

Love Louis, but Ray is also, a very cool name, so I'll choose Ray ! 😄

SpikeGilesSandwich Thu 02-Nov-17 19:25:32

Louis Ray sounds cool. Not keen on Nelson personally but that's just me.

RavenWings Thu 02-Nov-17 19:27:10

Love Ray. Very different.
Louis is very bland imo.
Nelson = bully from the Simpsons.

BernardBlacksHangover Thu 02-Nov-17 19:27:12

I'd go with Ray definitely. It's a lovely name.

17caterpillars1mouse Thu 02-Nov-17 19:31:48

Louis's are everywhere. I'm so bored of it

I really like Ray and know a 4 year old Ray. It really works for him

Nelson makes me think of the bully from the Simpson's but it's not a bad name

Intercom Thu 02-Nov-17 19:46:56

I really like Ray. Short, snappy, bright and underused yet not unheard of. Louis is OK, but I’m not keen on surnamey first names so Nelson gets third place.

Beek84 Thu 02-Nov-17 19:54:29

Ray - love it

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