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EekThreek Mon 06-Nov-17 11:07:18

We've agreed on a girls name, am very excited. But boys are proving difficult! We can think of loads of names we like, individually, but there aren't any names we both agree on.

It was the same with DS, who ended up nameless for two days before we chose George. Nothing wrong with George, but it's bland and there's loads of them. And I don't feel like it was chosen with love: it was the least bad name and it suited him.

Lists below of names we like... can anyone suggest anything that falls in between that we might compromise on?

I like:
Rory
Leo
Toby
Elliot
Fletcher
Dexter
Felix

He likes:
Albert
Eric
Arthur

and not a lot else yet. He doesn't mind Leo or Elliot but he doesn't feel very strongly about them.

Middle name will be Duncan, after late-BIL (also due on his birthday).

fizzytonicplease Mon 06-Nov-17 11:14:47

I have a Dexter so I think it's a fab name, We also like Fletcher if we have another boy..so I think you have great taste!
How about Eli?

Notalitigator Mon 06-Nov-17 11:18:13

Finley
Arlo
Emmett
Max

Battleax Mon 06-Nov-17 11:21:10

Clement
Leo(nard)
Ethan
Silas

strawberrypenguin Mon 06-Nov-17 11:28:55

My DS2 is one of your DH’s picks and I had a lot of your names on my list too. Other names we liked
William (Billy)
Max
Rufus
Jasper
James
Miles

Battleax Mon 06-Nov-17 11:33:23

Rufus and Jasper are good ones.

user21 Mon 06-Nov-17 11:35:06

Alfred (Alfie)

lunabear1 Mon 06-Nov-17 11:36:22

Ezra?

AnyaMoondial Mon 06-Nov-17 12:18:04

Benjamin
Cormac

LarkDescending Mon 06-Nov-17 13:33:16

Alec, Louis or Rupert?

Mrsknackered Mon 06-Nov-17 14:58:43

FWIW, I like George. It's simplicity is what draws me to it.

What about:
Alec
Joseph
Otto
Noah
Fred/Freddie (Frederick)
Woody (Elwood/Woodrow)

starkid Mon 06-Nov-17 15:06:10

How about Elijah/Elias instead of Elliot, might be more his cup of tea?
Or Tobias instead of Toby?

(I do prefer your list to his grin )

EekThreek Mon 06-Nov-17 15:17:19

Thanks everyone!

I think names that don't end in a 's' sound work better, as surname begins with S. otherwise Max is great!

I like Alec, and would work with his Scottish heritage. And it's simple and traditional which he seems to prefer.

Some of the others are right up my street, so I think he won't go for them 😫

I can see from another thread today that we're not the only couple with this problem. It's like pulling teeth grin

Sugarpiehoneyeye Mon 06-Nov-17 19:32:32

❤️ Eric and Alec.
Leon
Rudy
Flynn

Missyb15 Mon 06-Nov-17 20:55:05

i prefer your partners choices. i like albert and arthur and also like rupert, alfred, theodore and atticus

scissormister Mon 06-Nov-17 20:59:25

Lionel?

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