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Boy name help!

(22 Posts)
Lem0nsparkles Thu 14-Dec-17 21:57:45

DS1 is due in 5 weeks and has no name! DD is Harriet Eve (nn Hattie).
My favourite boys name is Thomas but this is ruled out as used by a close family member last year.

Middle name James is a family name for us both.

Our shortlist so far is:
Henry James
Jacob James
Finley James

DramaAlpaca Fri 15-Dec-17 00:17:58

I like all of your shortlisted names.

The only comments I'd have is that while Harriet & Henry sound great together, if Henry ends up being nicknamed Harry you'd have a Hattie & a Harry which might be too similar.

Also, as Harriet is such a classic name I'm not sure if Finley 'goes' particularly well with it.

On balance, I think I'd go for Jacob James. I love that combination.

manicinsomniac Fri 15-Dec-17 01:20:10

Agree with the above - Henry too similar to Harriet. In the future, you could potentially end up with Hari and Harry!

I like Jacob James - nickname JJ is cute when little.

MamaMotherMummy Fri 15-Dec-17 01:45:52

I third Jacob James JJ

ThroughThickAndThin01 Fri 15-Dec-17 01:48:14


Hattie and Fin.

Also agree about Henry.

NotAgainYoda Fri 15-Dec-17 10:42:38

Jacob is the nicest

WaxOnFeckOff Fri 15-Dec-17 10:49:58

Jacob is nice but I hate Jake
Henry is fine if you don't mind the matchyness
That leaves Finlay which I like. smile

Other suggestions:

Elliott but a bit matchy too.

MikeUniformMike Fri 15-Dec-17 11:09:42

Jacob and James mean the same.

LeahG94 Fri 15-Dec-17 14:55:49

It has to be Finley and Harriet, they sound great together.

CaptainChristmas Fri 15-Dec-17 15:00:29

Henry James is a famous author. Don’t know if that sways you either way.

I like it best of the three fwiw!

How about Jesse? Ok, not really.

Sebastian James? It’s on our list.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Fri 15-Dec-17 15:15:25

I don't think any of the go with Harriet.
Jacob and Henry aren't really in the same vein and Henry could choose to go by Harry
as could Harriet so you could end up with a son and a daughter both called Harry.
If they're the only names you like I think Jacob is the best fit.
Other suggestions
James. Oliver. Alexander. Arthur. Thomas.
Ben. Adam. Vincent.

eastlondoner Fri 15-Dec-17 15:16:38

Definitely Finley

Sugarpiehoneyeye Fri 15-Dec-17 17:03:01

Rory James.
Hattie and Rory.

Smoliver Sat 16-Dec-17 22:37:58

All three options are gorgeous. I love Henry James, but it's a bit to similar to your DD1's name.

I think your best option would be Finley James, but any one of your options would work lovely.

LoveInTokyo Sat 16-Dec-17 22:49:32

Jacob Henry?

Finley is a bit of a fad name IMO.

2gorgeousboys Sun 17-Dec-17 00:00:19

I agree that Henry is a bit too similar to DD but how often will you actually say them together? If you love it go for it!

Other ideas

Daniel James
Alexander James
William James
Noah James
Declan James

WildRosesGrow Sun 17-Dec-17 00:03:08

Finlay would be my choice from your list.

PinkCrystal Sun 17-Dec-17 01:18:04

Jacob James 100 percent

ThePug Sun 17-Dec-17 15:36:40

Not Henry - all gets a bit close to the vacuum cleaners (although I think the pink one is Hetty not Hattie, but it's still what sprung to mind!)

PhuntSox Sun 17-Dec-17 15:44:07

Edward James

kaytee87 Mon 18-Dec-17 00:11:22

Jacob and James are different forms of the same name, Harry is too close to Harriet and Finley isn't really a classic like Harriet.
Would you consider James as a first name?

DancingInTheRain86 Mon 18-Dec-17 02:18:13

I like both Henry and Jacob, but Henry is my fav and the name I want to use if I have another boy (currently I have 1 son called Jack) smile Andrew also goes nice with James, Andrew James or AJ for short.

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