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Another naming row!

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islandblone Fri 15-Dec-17 00:59:10

Battle has officially commenced! My DH and I are at war over a name for our expected baby boy. We spent countless hours disagreeing over names for our DD and eventually pulled Stella Joy out of a hat (no really, literally pulled it out of a hat. We couldn't agree so each chose a few favourites and picked one each).
We've got a peedie bit of time yet, ETA is middle of Feb, but the MIL is putting on the pressure to get a name sorted.
I'm keen for something a little different without being cringy or downright strange.
I've been championing:
Caspian
Ezra
Corin

DH is hoping for a local classic; Kenneth, Donald, Alexander, Magnus. All perfectly nice names, but not quite what I had in mind. I really don't want to call my son Kenny or Sandy.
Peter is already in for a middle name after my late BIL. I'd like another middle name, too, but DH isn't fussed.
Any new suggestions gratefully considered!

Bouncingbelle Fri 15-Dec-17 01:06:45

Xander
Fraser
Lachlan
Arlo
Rudi

I like Corin but caspian is a wee bit "out there" for me. Ezra always sounds like a girls name to me, even tho i know its not!

manicinsomniac Fri 15-Dec-17 01:16:59

I second the suggestion of Xander - like Alexander for your DH but a bit more different/quirky/modern for you. You could also consider Sacha for the same reason.

Garner, Cory, Kieran, Callum, Jolyon, Logan, Maximus

manicinsomniac Fri 15-Dec-17 01:17:54

Oh, also:

Jesse, Jared, Jude, Elliot, Ellis, Evan

Pannacott Fri 15-Dec-17 01:33:48

I might nick Corin if mines a boy...

MamaMotherMummy Fri 15-Dec-17 01:43:52

Ivor
Colin
Blaine
Doran
Isaac
Gabriel
Felix
Jasper
Lucas
Declan
Logan
Silas
Asher
Zachary
Devon
Hudson
Maxwell
Dominic
Brogan
Riordan
Cory
Cole
Tristan
Gideon
Rowan
Sullivan

islandblone Fri 15-Dec-17 01:46:30

Xander could be a good compromise! I quite like Elliot, too. Thanks! I'll pitch them to DH.
Pannacott, go for it! I'm not giving up on it yet, I really like it.

IVflytrap Fri 15-Dec-17 01:47:40

Brody
Innes
Struan
Keir
Reid
Hector
Caspar
Evander
Skandar

Jaytee38 Fri 15-Dec-17 01:48:25

Just being nosy but I'm thinking you're in Orkney?? I'd pick a good Scottish name .

islandblone Fri 15-Dec-17 01:52:46

Ooooh so many lovely names! I wonder if I could convince DH on Gideon...
I hadn't considered Colin, but actually thinking on it now, I like it. That one will be an easy sell aswell, it's a "good, normal, scottish name" like DH wants. Thank you!

MamaMotherMummy Fri 15-Dec-17 01:53:51

I quite like Colin, too. Everyone knows it but hardly anyone's called it. I've only ever known of one.

islandblone Fri 15-Dec-17 02:04:04

Jaytee what gave me away? If MIL had her way, he'd be Thorfinn Peter and that'd be the end of it. A proper Orcadian. Except theres 3 Thorfinns in DD class at nursery and an abundance of Finns too. Great name, too common here.

TatianaLarina Fri 15-Dec-17 03:19:52

Calum , Finnian, Sholto

Donald or Kenneth would be fine if he were 85. I like Magnus and Alexander (which would be shortened to Alex not Sandy).

Rainbowandraindrops67 Fri 15-Dec-17 03:30:39

I prefer jasper to Casper

Alexander and xander as nn is nicest you have so far imo

Bruce
Bruno
Craig
Brian

Rainbowandraindrops67 Fri 15-Dec-17 03:31:17

Or Magnus nn gus

Joskar Fri 15-Dec-17 03:31:46

Sorley was on my list but rejected by Dh

I'm thinking Gaelic names are not your thing as it's the wrong islands!? I like Seoras, Cailean, Eachainn

Other bible names maybe? Nathaniel, Saul, Levi, Reuben

Rainbowandraindrops67 Fri 15-Dec-17 05:05:53

Stella and Nathaniel sound good together

FartnissEverbeans Fri 15-Dec-17 05:42:27

Oh my god Thorfinn is the best name ever

FartnissEverbeans Fri 15-Dec-17 05:44:27

#unhelpful

NotAgainYoda Fri 15-Dec-17 05:54:17

Asa
Malachi
Raymond - Ray

CocaColaTruck Fri 15-Dec-17 06:15:17

Narnia fan, OP?

We used a name from there.

pipilangstrumpf Fri 15-Dec-17 08:52:43

Like be Caspian and Corin! Or how about Quentin? Or Roman?

pipilangstrumpf Fri 15-Dec-17 08:53:05

Sorry love (silly autocorrect)

TatianaLarina Fri 15-Dec-17 09:46:54

Ossian

MikeUniformMike Fri 15-Dec-17 09:48:45

Alexander (too popular?) and Magnus (Gus for short?) both excellent.
Caspian is OK but a bit Narnia.

I don't like Xander at all, but Al, Alec and Alex are all fine esp Alex.

Don and Ken are Ok.

No to the other suggestions made by OP.

Calum is nice.

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