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There must be a name I like

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LadyPug Sun 20-May-18 19:47:28

Seriously... there must be a name I like, right? Looking for a boys name, can’t find any that I like. How hard can it be? I would love something not too traditional and with a nice meaning - anything nature or sea inspired is a bonus but to be honest, I just want one that I love! Names that I like but can’t use for one reason or another... Felix, Jasper, Cillian, Cole. I quite like Sterling but don’t love it. Help!!!

Vintagegirl77 Sun 20-May-18 19:49:08

Euan, Rowan, River?

LadyPug Sun 20-May-18 19:50:09

Don’t like any of those :-( why am I so fussy?!

missmouse101 Sun 20-May-18 19:50:12

Bryn (Welsh for hill)

NC4Now Sun 20-May-18 19:51:21

Seamus
Finley
Otis
Jethro
Caleb

LadyPug Sun 20-May-18 19:51:27

Bryn is ok. Maybe it’s unreasonable to think I have to LOVE a name. Maybe just a nice name is good enough. I just thought I would find a name I loved

GummyGoddess Sun 20-May-18 19:51:45

Boys names are a pain, I hate most of them! I did find that downloading the ons name data for last year was really helpful for coming up with suggestions though. It's a spreadsheet with a few thousand names on in popularity order.

LadyPug Sun 20-May-18 19:51:51

Otis I do quite like actually

Secretusernamex Sun 20-May-18 19:52:40

Oakley, Wren, River....some nature related names x

LadyPug Sun 20-May-18 19:52:44

Oh thanks gummy, I will see if I can find it. I can’t believe how helpful (and how quick!) replies are coming in!!! Thank you :-!

Secretusernamex Sun 20-May-18 19:53:40

Sorry juse realised river was already mentioned

LadyPug Sun 20-May-18 19:53:48

I think I might need to abandon the nature theme and just be broader as I’m too fussy for my own good

AnyaMoondial Sun 20-May-18 19:54:29

Cormac

MikeUniformMike Sun 20-May-18 19:54:36

You'd be better off spelling it Stirling not Sterling, but if you are into currency there is Mark, Franc or the Welsh boy's name Euros.

applesandpears56 Sun 20-May-18 19:54:43

In this situation the best thing to do is to think through your whole life - what names did you like 10/20 years ago? Have you ever heard a name and thought that’s nice when someone’s friend/sister called their child it? There’s already a name inside you that’s top runner.

Komorebi Sun 20-May-18 19:57:10

I personally love Benjamin and Jonathan. But my friends couldn't agree any less haha
Such a difficult decision for such a permanent choice.

LadyPug Sun 20-May-18 19:57:34

Thanks mike, that’s super helpful

LadyPug Sun 20-May-18 19:58:47

Thanks apples, the only name I’ve
Ever come across for a boy that I love is Cillian and I can’t use it. Before that I don’t ever recall hearing a name and loving it! Am now racking my brains!!!

MikeUniformMike Sun 20-May-18 19:59:10

Get a baby names book from the library. Consider how it goes with your surname.
Think of any possible shortenings/lengthenings, nn etc.

How about Paul?

BabloHoney Sun 20-May-18 20:01:19

Cian instead of Cillian??

StripyDeckchair Sun 20-May-18 20:02:34

Leo
Linden
Adair
Conall
Ash

All have some sort of nature connection

Komorebi Sun 20-May-18 20:03:24

Or similar to pp Kiran "ray of light"?

Secretusernamex Sun 20-May-18 20:05:19

If you like cillian what about Callan?

applesandpears56 Sun 20-May-18 20:05:31

Finn
Finley
Leo
Liam
Aaron (mountain)
Gabriel
Cameron (crooked stream)
Corwin
Laurence
Eldon
Cedric

BertieBotts Sun 20-May-18 20:09:16

OP I felt the same! I had a long thread a couple of weeks ago with some ridiculous stipulations and everyone laughed at me but I got loads of good suggestions. In case you want to nose:

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/baby_names/3238738-VERY-picky-boys-name-challenge

Predictably we settled on Leo in the end grin I did love Idris but it turns out DH does not. Never mind.

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