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Struggling with Boy's name to go with our surname

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shadow7uk Thu 17-Oct-19 08:47:56

Our Surname is Ayres and we have really been struggling to come up with a boys name.

So far we have:

George
Elliott
Theo
Dexter

But we aren't 100% on any.. we have found it difficult to find a name that goes well with our surname.

Any ideas?

MissHenty Thu 17-Oct-19 09:01:11

Really like your list. Love all 4 names

How about

Rex
Daniel
Samuel
Matthew
Timothy
Peter
Seth

MissHenty Thu 17-Oct-19 09:01:19

Dominic

Angliski Thu 17-Oct-19 09:10:56

Owen
Rupert
Joshua

Lisajg23 Thu 17-Oct-19 09:32:35

Zander
Luke
Lucas/Luca
Rowan
Isaac
Caleb
Jayden
Henry
Liam
Aaron
Ben
Dylan
Alex

I think Theo and Dexter go nicely x

MissHenty Thu 17-Oct-19 09:33:14

John / johnathon /jonnie ?

LAA2 Thu 17-Oct-19 09:44:29

We knew of a Jake Ayres once.

subwaysaladfan Thu 17-Oct-19 09:48:36

Evan
Ivor
Samuel
Lucas
Jordan

GU24Mum Thu 17-Oct-19 10:07:40

What about Harry? That wouldn't run into the surname. Will have a think about others but that was the first thought.

percheron67 Thu 17-Oct-19 10:18:17

Like them all but Dexter. Name of a serial killer o TV. One of my neighbours has a dog named Dexter - he is very, very nasty!!

Mandatorymongoose Thu 17-Oct-19 11:06:20

Theo is my favourite from your list.

How about;

Nathan
Matthew
Christopher
Daniel
Robin
Seth

TreePeepingWatcher Thu 17-Oct-19 11:10:17

I had a surname that started with a vowel so my parents avoided hard end letters like C/K or T which blend into your surname.

I think all your choices are fine, you are looking for it sounding like two separate names rather than it blending in.

Spied Thu 17-Oct-19 11:10:55

I like Owen

IncrediblySadToo Thu 17-Oct-19 11:17:03

it’s quite difficult isn’t it. I think a lot of yours & others posted do ‘run in’ but that might be

I think you need something ‘hard’ like

Philip
David
Nathan

Rather than names that end in r, s, t, l, y, x, c etc

IncrediblySadToo Thu 17-Oct-19 11:18:31

I think Owen Ayers Sounds like O.N.S. And ONS isn’t a great

Sparklypurpleunicornsaremyfav Thu 17-Oct-19 11:42:05

Love Elliott😍 also love samuel but I'm biased, and isaac @Lisajg23 😂
Sebastian
Joshua

shadow7uk Thu 17-Oct-19 11:53:03

Thank you for the responses, Samuel will be the boy's uncle so we can't use that one.

SophiaLarsen Thu 17-Oct-19 12:10:03

I totally understand the difficulty with the surname. How about:

Thomas Ayres
Timothy Ayres (this one works really well i think)
William Ayres
Wilfred Ayres
Rupert Ayres
Patrick Ayres
Peter Ayres
Benjamin Ayres
Benedict Ayres

Sparklypurpleunicornsaremyfav Thu 17-Oct-19 12:20:10

sophialarson i was just thinking the other day about how that not a name we really hear any more and thought it was a shame. I like it

Ricekrispie22 Thu 17-Oct-19 15:12:02

Oliver
Toby
Connor
Ethan
Owen

Ijustwanttoretire Thu 17-Oct-19 15:26:16

Joseph /Joe
Barnaby /Barny
Charlie

HelloBb Thu 17-Oct-19 20:16:45

I like Theo out of those, with your surname. I think 2-3 syllables would sound the best. I personally don’t care for names ending in R with your surname.
Other ideas...
Maxwell Ayers
Jaeson/Jason/Jayson Ayers
Tomas/Thomas Ayers
Leo Ayers

bridgetreilly Thu 17-Oct-19 20:43:48

Names ending in a vowel sound are going to work well, I think:
Theo
Leo
Hugo
Jamie
Archie
Digby
Jonah
Micah
Josiah

MrsGilly1 Tue 22-Oct-19 07:53:52

Benjamin Ayres
Charlie Ayres
Daniel Ayres
Elijah Ayres
Freddie Ayres
Hamish Ayres
Issac Ayres
Jonah Ayres
Lucas Ayres
Matthew Ayres
Nathaniel Ayres
Oliver Ayres
Rueben Ayres
Sebastian Ayres
Thomas Ayres
William Ayres
Zachary Ayres

Lavenderblues Tue 22-Oct-19 10:32:54

Reuben Ayres
Quentin Ayres

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