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DH and I cannot agree on boys name

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TheGrumpySquirrel Sat 17-Feb-18 19:56:38

He likes traditional, old fashioned names (Henry, Arthur, Aubrey etc) - I abhor them all. I like modern, European names but nothing too "out there". Detest all the currently popular names like Noah, Arlo etc (no offence!).

We are a French / Irish / Dutch / Italian / English mix. We have an Irish O'Surname so anything starting or ending in O is out. Or anything super Irish as a first name (which is a shame as i like many Irish boys names).

So far the only options we have are

Leon
Sebastien
Julien
Frédéric
Hunter (maybe too controversial, can't imagine our families liking it, or a baby being called that.., but we do both like it)

Help! I want a name that we both love? Any suggestions?

CandyYumYum Sat 17-Feb-18 20:02:22

Leonard
Serge
Alexander
Conrad
Ivan
Lucien
Lucas
Caspar
Fabian
Linus
Matteo

Having such a rich heritage of backgrounds you have loads of lovely pools of names to draw on

CandyYumYum Sat 17-Feb-18 20:02:55

I like Leon best from your own list btw

Rainbowsandflowers78 Sat 17-Feb-18 20:05:45

Frederic hunter o’[x] sounds good!

Joseph
Jacob
Max

Rainbowsandflowers78 Sat 17-Feb-18 20:07:21

Manuel
Gabriel
Thomas

ChocolateCrunch Sat 17-Feb-18 20:44:29

Louis
Lucas
Isaac
Robin
Gabriel
Hugo

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sat 17-Feb-18 20:58:11

💙 Leon.

TheGrumpySquirrel Sat 17-Feb-18 21:06:52

Thank you, I like Matteo and Hugo but cant really use with O' surname

TheGrumpySquirrel Sat 17-Feb-18 21:07:36

Thomas / Alexander too common / traditional for my taste

TheGrumpySquirrel Sat 17-Feb-18 21:08:31

Also do like Max...

Mammysin Sat 17-Feb-18 21:11:51

Charles Maximilian Henry Sean Jason Cian Edward Joseph Blaise James

TheGrumpySquirrel Sat 17-Feb-18 21:30:02

Or what about
Tristan
Dylan
Heath
Morgan
?

LarkDescending Sat 17-Feb-18 21:51:23

Adam, Andreas, Jonas, Mattias, Nicolas, Tobias?

IVflytrap Sat 17-Feb-18 21:57:50

Francis
Leopold
Anselm
Otto
Eric
Ivo
Anton
Silas
Yannick
Laurent
Julius
Soren
Erasmus

ErrantBakedBean Sat 17-Feb-18 22:02:23

Archer - sounds like Arthur, feels like Hunter.

Moominfan Sat 17-Feb-18 22:10:52

I like heath and Julian

Hudson
Gabriel
Roman
Solomon
Asher
Idris
Troy
Reon
Roland
Rudy

NameChange30 Sat 17-Feb-18 22:15:30

I vote Max. Could be just Max or short for Maxim or Maximilian (I prefer Maxim to French spelling of Maxime although that’s nice too).

I don’t really like the names on your list I’m afraid, apart from Sebastian / Sébastien (the subtly different Anglo / French spelling would bother me a bit though).

NameChange30 Sat 17-Feb-18 22:19:05

Have you looked at names from the Bible? They often work well in different European languages / cultures, and you could probably find a less common one that’s still acceptable to your DH in terms of being reasonably traditional (can’t get much more traditional than the Bible).

Littlelambpeep Sat 17-Feb-18 22:22:37

Jude
Reuben
Issac

Maatsuyker Sat 17-Feb-18 22:43:09

Hunter O'surname does have a nice flow when you say it though. If you both love the name then go for it!

Cosmoa Sun 18-Feb-18 18:11:46

Aurelius
Caspian
Raphael...

Cosmoa Sun 18-Feb-18 18:12:44

Oh and I think Morgan is a lovely underused name!

Snowysky20009 Sun 18-Feb-18 18:14:33

Hunter is lovely (although it does remind me of Paranormal Activity!!)

user1459464195 Sun 18-Feb-18 18:31:38

Robert
Eric/ Erik
Henrik
Stefan
Remy
Marcel
Jasper
Jonas
Felix
Lucas/Lukas
Victor
Magnus
Oscar/ Oskar
Nicolai/Nikolai

ifanciedanamechange Sun 18-Feb-18 20:27:31

I like them all except Hunter. But I wouldn't spell Frederick like you have. I say that as someone with a name which has been mis spelt a lot.

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