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TeaMakesMeHappy Tue 20-Mar-18 17:23:27

I am currently pregnant with our third DS. We managed to agree on a name for our first which we both liked. We had slightly different opinions for our second DS and ended up using both names (one as first name, the other for middle name). Anyway, we are now expecting another boy and are really struggling for names. We have names that one of us like and the other thinks is ok but not overly thrilled with. We have literally looked through 1000s of names!
So what names do you like and think go with our other two DSs names. We already have Joshua and Toby.
Names on our list include:
Oliver (I like but really don’t like Ollie)
Edward (with Teddy as a nickname but this is the middle name for DS1)
William (but don’t really think it fits surname)

user1498549192 Tue 20-Mar-18 17:57:09

I love Benjamin and Matthew from your list. Suggestions:


VileyRose Tue 20-Mar-18 17:57:52


Awwlookatmybabyspider Tue 20-Mar-18 18:08:55

James is perfect. Both classic vintage yet still modern. Suits all stages of life.
Louis is fine for a baby child and teenager but not so much for a grown man.
Ethan see Louis.
If you don't like Ollie avoid Oliver.
Nathan is Lovely but a tad dated.
Matthew really dislike this sorry. However there'snothing wrong with it as name. Like James it suits all ages plus Matt is a good strong nn.
William. Well you've answered your own question if you don't like it with your surname.
I don't like Benjamin but quite like Ben.
I don't like Isaac although I think it goes perfectly with Joshua and Toby.
I don't think Edward really fits to be honest and I wouldn't use it as first name if one of your other boys has it for a MN as some people choose to go by their MN don't they if they don't like their first name. Therfore by calling this new baby Edward, youre taking that option away.

TeaMakesMeHappy Tue 20-Mar-18 18:23:06

Thanks for the input ladies. Re: other suggestions.
Henry - I really like it, DH doesn’t at all sadly
Lucas - can’t as DN is Luke
Reuben - not a fan
Max/Maxwell - again, I really like Max (not so keen on Maxwell) but DH really doesn’t.
Joseph - not sure on this one. Might have a think about it though.
Milo - not a massive fan plus I taught a really obnoxious Milo who had a personal hatred of me (and told me so!) so that puts me off too.
Felix - when I hear this name I just think of cats - silly I know.
Sebastian - not my thing. It’s a nice enough name, just not one I would choose myself.
Harry - too common (as in, there are loads of Harrys in this area)
Arlo - can’t explain why without giving yet more identifying information away but we definitely can’t have this name.

ChocolateCrunch Tue 20-Mar-18 18:24:53

I like Ethan, James, Benjamin and Matthew from your list. Benjamin goes well with Joshua and Toby.

TeaMakesMeHappy Tue 20-Mar-18 18:27:36

@Awwlookatmybabyspider with regard to William - I guess I have just been reluctant to rule it out as it’s one of the few both DH and I like. But you are right, it should come off the list.
And you make a good point re: Edward.

Flamingoringo Tue 20-Mar-18 18:29:56

Theodore to call him Teddy?

I like Benjamin from your list. Benji is cute for a little boy.

Flamingoringo Tue 20-Mar-18 18:31:17

Sorry, is Edward the middle name for your other child or is it Teddy?

chezmk1988 Tue 20-Mar-18 18:33:55

James because I have a Joshua and James smile

ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 20-Mar-18 18:36:37

Love Louis, it is perfectly fine as an adult name, know loads in their 20’s. And Matthew (if you like Matt)


Agree with above poster re Theodore then either Theo or Teddy

clairehr Tue 20-Mar-18 18:49:24

Love Joshua, Toby and James personally 😊 Although Isaac is my favourite from the list due to the meaning.

Other suggestions:

TeaMakesMeHappy Tue 20-Mar-18 18:53:53

Sorry, to clarify Edward is DS1 middle name and Theodore is DS2 middle name.
I really like James too, DH doesn’t mind it but says “we can’t have two J names” hmm not sure where he has got that idea from!
DH likes Samuel, I’m not so keen although not sure why.
Alexander I like as a middle name but not as a first name (again, not entirely sure why)
Daniel is DSs uncle and want to avoid any uncles names (they have four) as it might seem like favouritism.

I feel like every suggestion I’m just saying no too! Don’t mean to. I have liked a few of them but DH doesn’t. And there have been a couple DH likes but I don’t so you ladies seem to “get” our taste.

Annabelle4 Tue 20-Mar-18 18:55:32

James. It doesn't even need a reason smile

ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 20-Mar-18 18:59:36


AJPTaylor Tue 20-Mar-18 18:59:59

joshua, toby and ethan sounds perfect.

Annabelle4 Tue 20-Mar-18 19:01:03



Hotteacoldheart Tue 20-Mar-18 19:01:28

Edmund nickname Teddy?

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Ginger1982 Tue 20-Mar-18 19:08:33

What about Lucas?

TatianaLarina Tue 20-Mar-18 19:12:28

Out of your first list I love Louis. I’d go with that.

Not a man’s name? Tell that to all the kings of France!

user1498549192 Tue 20-Mar-18 19:19:50


user1498549192 Tue 20-Mar-18 19:22:20

Sorry, not Daniel!


ItWillAllBeFine Tue 20-Mar-18 19:29:08

Arlo - can’t explain why without giving yet more identifying information away but we definitely can’t have this name.

Ooo. Curious. Is your surname Barlow? Or Marlowe? Or Guthrie?

FWIW I like Louis best.

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