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‘Proper’ or traditional boys names that aren’t too popular

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RitaPanda Wed 13-Dec-17 14:19:32

I like names like Alexander, Harry, Henry, Edward, Thomas but they are all so popular.
Can anyone suggest any fairly traditional boys names that aren’t too popular?

I really dislike surnames names, anything made up sounding or anything American sounding.

Yes I know I’m picky & judgy grin

Mrsknackered Wed 13-Dec-17 14:22:59

Leonard
Wilfred (although I've heard of a couple baby Wilf's)
Edwin
Woodrow
Ephraim
Jasper
Harold (Harry, Hal)

MikeUniformMike Wed 13-Dec-17 14:24:54

John, David, Michael, Peter, Andrew, Stephen, Richard, Paul, Robert, Nicholas...

FinnegansCake Wed 13-Dec-17 14:25:37

Robert
Richard
Simon
David
Stephen
Peter
Paul
Jonathan

WindyWindy Wed 13-Dec-17 14:26:03

Peter
Ralph
Andrew
Patrick
Gregory
Dominic
Francis / Frank

ohlittlepea Wed 13-Dec-17 14:26:22

Classic names are very well used, but this doesnt male them less lovely. I think Oliver, Joshua and Benjamin are on the same kind of wave length all.popular though. Names like John and Peter are less popular but similarly traditional.

Or how about a traditional scottish name like Angus or Hamish? Lovely traditional names with that classic feel but not over used smile

WindyWindy Wed 13-Dec-17 14:27:54

Guy

MikeUniformMike Wed 13-Dec-17 14:30:44

Alan, Gary, Timothy, Jason, Colin, Winston, Roger, Raymond, Roy, Anthony, Neil, Philip.

TheHoneyMummy Wed 13-Dec-17 14:31:24

Jeremy
Wilfred
Edgar
Patrick
Magnus
Peter
Julian
Christopher
Matthew

MikeUniformMike Wed 13-Dec-17 14:31:39

I forgot Simon. I think Philip is a good choice.

DiegoMadonna Wed 13-Dec-17 14:33:17

Matthew
Mark
Luke

MikeUniformMike Wed 13-Dec-17 14:34:35

Guy is really nice too.

Rockandrollwithit Wed 13-Dec-17 14:35:52

I have two boys called Giles and Hugo.

We also really liked Rupert.

bedtimestories Wed 13-Dec-17 14:35:52

Rafe

Calphurnia Wed 13-Dec-17 14:37:44

Percy
Edmund

Maybe something not from Blackadder as well blush

glitterbiscuits Wed 13-Dec-17 14:39:49

Peter is very underrated and underused I’m my opinion

PinkCrystal Wed 13-Dec-17 14:41:24

Daniel
Sean
Nicholas
Quentin
Flynn
Joseph
Joel
Julian

ElizaDontlittle Wed 13-Dec-17 14:48:14

Biblical slightly less used (without being really unusual... you probably want to avoid Nebuchadnezzar for eg!!!) names:

Adam
Isaac
Seth
Joseph
David
Jonathan
Solomon
Jeremiah/Jeremy
Ezekiel (Zeke is quite cool tho as a shortening)
Zachariah
Daniel
Matthew
Andrew
Philip
Simon
Stephen
Michael
John

TaggieRR Wed 13-Dec-17 14:50:29

Philip, Hugo, Edmund, Edward, Sebastian

BertrandRussell Wed 13-Dec-17 14:52:53

Patrick
Peter
John
Timothy
Michael

WildRosesGrow Wed 13-Dec-17 14:54:50

Gilbert
Arthur
Stanley
Cedric
Hugh
Cuthbert
Marcus
Nathan
Malcolm
Roger
Kenneth
Richard
Eric

flumpybear Wed 13-Dec-17 15:00:00

Cameron
Sebastian
Nathanial
Lucian

IVflytrap Wed 13-Dec-17 15:09:07

Carl
Clive
Brian
Douglas
Edgar
Frank
Graham
Humphrey
Cecil
Ian
Neil
Ronald
Reginald
Walter

MiddlingMum Wed 13-Dec-17 15:11:07

Simon
Daniel
Martin
Paul
Matthew
David
Marcus
Peter

Yika Wed 13-Dec-17 15:14:04

Piers
Adrian
Giles
Miles
Martin
Gareth
Alban
Edwin
John

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