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Reilti Fri 01-Nov-19 20:13:04

DS4 due imminently.

We already have Rufus, Maxim (Max) and Ivo.

We’re a bit stumped this time! Names we like but don’t feel we can use include:

James — too many in the family/friend circle already
Jago — too close to Ivo?
Otto — ditto
Magnus — too close to Rufus and/or Maxim
Wilfrid (Wilf) — husband not too keen
Yann — bit too “continental”?
Henry — friend’s son
Dashiell — bit too “out there”?

We also quite like Samson... not 100% on it though.

Any more ideas or feedback please?

IggyAce Fri 01-Nov-19 20:16:01

I like Dashiell.
I suggest: Ezekiel nn Zeke.

Stressedsuzy Fri 01-Nov-19 20:17:12

Hector,
Benedict
Felix

Reilti Fri 01-Nov-19 20:22:00

I do like Zeke... not too sure about Ezekiel, but it could grow on me, thanks!

Felix has also been discussed but belongs to a family pet, unfortunately. It feels like so many good names are taken this time round sad

Arriettyborrower Fri 01-Nov-19 20:22:56

Oh I have 4 boys and would have definitely used Dashiell had I had a 5th, it’s a brilliant name - not too out there at all, very cool and suits all ages.

Please use it for me 🤣

Milicentbystander72 Fri 01-Nov-19 20:25:32

I really like Wilf!

I also love,

Idris
Gus
Zac

However I am beginning to favour older retro sounding names like

Peter
Steve
Lee
Stuart

BetLynchWhatCanIGetYouPet Fri 01-Nov-19 20:25:39

Victor
Richie
Benedict
Saul
Dominic

BetLynchWhatCanIGetYouPet Fri 01-Nov-19 20:26:29

Gaïus

Milicentbystander72 Fri 01-Nov-19 20:26:51

Just to add I hang around the baby name board and my own dcs are teens!

My tastes have changed since I named my own but I don't regret it. They just 'are' their names now.

PreschoolYes Fri 01-Nov-19 20:26:58

Otis
Owen
Ivan
Dexter
Miles
Angus
Fergus
Jonah
Jethro
Roderick
Fitzwilliam
Vincent
Victor
Gregory
Alfred
Benedict
Percy
Xavier
Quentin
Hector
Simeon
Tobias
Edmund
Edwin
Andrew
Alistair
Christopher
Jonathan
Isaac
Evan
Nathaniel
Gideon
Jacob
Caspar
Jasper
Cassian
Marcus
Dominic
Eric
Valentine
Sebastian
Charles
Louis
Lysander
Lucien
Julian
Lawrence
Peter
Ralph
Cameron
Elliot
Thomas
Inigo
William
Alexander
Benjamin
Nicholas
Alfred
Wilbur
Lester

OublietteBravo Fri 01-Nov-19 20:27:40

I agree that Magnus is too close to Rufus. I’d suggest Linus, but I think it has the same problem.

Possibilities that spring to mind:
Alec, Dominic, Hugh, Jasper, Jonathan (Jonty), Niall

diddlediddle Fri 01-Nov-19 20:29:01

James - nice name but dull compared to your other kids
Jago - yes too close to Ivo
Otto - very zeitgeisty and close to Ivo
Magnus - like it but agree too close to Rufus and/or Maxim
Wilfrid (Wilf) - yes quite nice
Yann - bit continental
Henry - nice. What about Henrik? Bit cooler and scandi?
Dashiell - horrible. Reminds me of Daryl which is awful. Ezikiel also awful.
Samson - yes I like it, although with Max are they two names that indicate "big"? Maybe it's just me.

What about:
Conrad
Jonas
Johan
Leander
Ernest
Patrick
Douglas

UpToonGirl Fri 01-Nov-19 20:29:45

I like Samson but he is most likely to get Sam so depends on how you feel about that.

I've got 3 boys, if I had another I like Griffin, Flynn, Timothy, Elias, Hugo or Gabriel. You would think after 3 boys I would have run out of boys names I like (there are more names I like I just can't remember them off the top of my head!) but I keep adding more to the list!

TheVanguardSix Fri 01-Nov-19 20:31:02

Oh I love your names, OP.

Jago is my favourite. But if you're worried about it being too similar to Ivo, how about

Orson
Otis
Phineas
Linus
Amos
Atticus
Jude
Oberon

BetLynchWhatCanIGetYouPet Fri 01-Nov-19 20:32:07

Gregson
Benson

You have used up all the endings except ee or a

So Charlie or Luca ?

Bellag79 Fri 01-Nov-19 20:32:27

Xavier

OublietteBravo Fri 01-Nov-19 20:33:03

(I really liked Orion, but wasn’t brave enough to use it)

Bellag79 Fri 01-Nov-19 20:33:27

Also love Lysander

Mammyloveswine Fri 01-Nov-19 20:39:13

Elijah (nn Eli) is lovely and goes well with your other boys?

Or Arlo/Albie?

Loveislandaddict Fri 01-Nov-19 20:40:06

Cool names.

Alternatives=
Seth
Jude
Gene
Zachary (Zac)
Conrad
Marcus
Lars
Anders
Roscoe
Montgomery

Loveislandaddict Fri 01-Nov-19 20:40:43

Solomon
Donovon

MsChatterbox Fri 01-Nov-19 20:43:36

I have a son Micah and plan to use the name Luca for another boy. Also like Josiah, Benjamin and Adrien

brittlestar Fri 01-Nov-19 20:50:56

Fraser, Benedict, Logan, Alec, Conrad, Lachlan.

Love your names OP had them on my list for if I had a boy.

MissHenty Fri 01-Nov-19 20:52:06

Seth
Rex
Rudi/Rudy - love this name
Eli
Ellis
Tristan
Miles
Peter
Kit

MissHenty Fri 01-Nov-19 20:52:14

How about Cole?

sawyersfishbiscuits Fri 01-Nov-19 20:55:28

Rex
Baden
Micah
Solomon (Solly)
Angus
Lorcan

sawyersfishbiscuits Fri 01-Nov-19 20:56:14

Jude

Popskipiekin Fri 01-Nov-19 20:59:26

Oh I love your names so much OP! We have two boys here, wonder if we could have a 3rd just to pinch one of your excellent names.

A friend has just had a Torben. Or what about Art (Arthur), Oren/Orin (we weren’t brave enough to choose this), Dalziel (D-L pronunciation) if you like Dashiell - and I think you should use Dashiell btw if you like it. I know a couple. Dash is a fun nickname the boys themselves seem to enjoy.

user1493494961 Fri 01-Nov-19 21:00:58

Silas.

DramaAlpaca Fri 01-Nov-19 21:02:37

If I'd had a fourth boy he'd probably have been Daniel. Daniel is going to be a bit too ordinary for you, given your other names, so my vote is for Dashiell as it starts & ends with the same letters as Daniel smile

SpeckledyHen Fri 01-Nov-19 21:03:30

Jaro
Jethro

Mangaroo Fri 01-Nov-19 21:07:40

I think Tristan would be a lovely match with the three names.

Manicpixiedreambitch Fri 01-Nov-19 21:11:11

Angus (Gus)
Jasper
Guy

Fettuccinecarbonara Fri 01-Nov-19 21:11:24

Solomon, Evan

Collision Fri 01-Nov-19 21:12:34

Ezra

Hugo

Phineas

Hector

JLo1979 Fri 01-Nov-19 21:13:20

Setanta - might be too Irish though

Leon/Leonidas

daisydalrymple Fri 01-Nov-19 21:19:57

Joel
Xavier
Jude
Milo

villamariavintrapp Fri 01-Nov-19 21:24:49

Jude.

MrsEricBana Fri 01-Nov-19 21:28:22

Hector leapt at me when I saw your fab existing names.

Reilti Fri 01-Nov-19 21:38:01

Wow so many great suggestions, amazing, feeling a bit less panicked now so thank you!

I’m loving:

Idris (not sure on two I initials though)
Edmund
Caspar
Valentine (!) not sure I dare!
Conrad
Phineas
Rex (has been discussed and dismissed as Maxim is Max 90% of the time)
Miles

Also quite like Torben, which has also reminded me of Tor. I used to know one and I’ve always thought it was super cool, must suggest it to the husband! Thanks so much for all these great ideas smile

Shadow1234 Fri 01-Nov-19 21:43:16

Ezra
Xander
Dominic
Tobias
Marcus
Eli
Lucien
Barnaby
Quinn
Torin
Reuben

itsgettingweird Fri 01-Nov-19 21:45:24

Luca
Josh
Hugh
Zac
Noah
Leo ( but too close to Ivo?)

scarecrowfeet Fri 01-Nov-19 21:45:52

Oscar

RHTawneyonabus Fri 01-Nov-19 21:47:55

If not Wilfred then Wilbur?

duckling84 Fri 01-Nov-19 22:00:55

I like Otto best from your list but would also like to suggest Monty

Letthemysterybe Fri 01-Nov-19 22:07:14

Rufus, Maxim (Max) and Ivo ......

Otis
Jonty
Thad
Kit

NationMcKinley Fri 01-Nov-19 22:07:45

Silas
Rowan
Soren
Lief
Tycho

Congratulations! How lovely to have 4 boys smile

Jossina Fri 01-Nov-19 22:09:15

Lysander
Desmond
Horatio
Peregrine
Torquil
Tarquin
Giles
Edgar
Ferdinand
Sholto

MrsBertBibby Sat 02-Nov-19 07:49:01

Conrad
Torin
Tobin

Seahorseshoe Sat 02-Nov-19 07:52:34

Congratulations!

Not got any suggestions but I agree with you not to have names that are similar, we have a couple of boy cousins and the whole family calls them by each other's names - it drives us, and them, bonkers.

LarkDescending Sat 02-Nov-19 07:57:03

Felix?

EleanorShellstrop100 Sat 02-Nov-19 07:58:01

I LOVE your current boys names and think Otto and Jago are the best on your list!

SunsetOverEasterIsland Sat 02-Nov-19 08:04:43

Solomon known as Sol

RolytheRhino Sat 02-Nov-19 08:09:35

Dashiell isn't any more out there than Ivo IMO. Less so, in fact- isn't the boy child in the Incredibles called Dashiell?

I remember a sky TV advert where the mother said, 'Dashiell Robert Parr!'.

NoSauce Sat 02-Nov-19 08:36:24

Dashiell is great.
Cassius

Ac90 Sat 02-Nov-19 08:39:30

What about Marcel or lyll (lyel) x

MissHenty Sat 02-Nov-19 08:41:26

How about Marley

TheVanguardSix Sat 02-Nov-19 08:49:25

I love the diminutive Dash for Dashiell.

You'd mentioned Tor as a diminutive for the name, was it Torben? Be a bit aware that Tor is also the name of a browser used by dark web users. It's got illicit connotations. I imagine most people won't put two and two together. It's nerds like me overthinking things!

I love all of your names!

TheVanguardSix Sat 02-Nov-19 08:51:20

I know this is going waaaay out there, but why not?

Franz.

It's just cool.

BelfastmummyL Sat 02-Nov-19 08:59:14

Rory
Roman
Monty
Finn
Atticus
Pete (r)
Drew
Syd
Marcus

BelfastmummyL Sat 02-Nov-19 09:03:00

Of the lists already mentioned I like
Samson/ NN sonny
Solomon /Sol
Albert/ Albie

baffledbeyondbelief Sat 02-Nov-19 09:27:20

Nathaniel (Nate)?

Twisique Sat 02-Nov-19 09:31:07

Wulfric

TheVanguardSix Sat 02-Nov-19 15:40:02

Yeah Sol for Solomon is really cool, isn't it? Or Saul as a name on its own. Saul of Tarsus!
I prefer Saul. DD has a Sol in her class and he is as cool and lovely as his name.

FizzyGreenWater Sat 02-Nov-19 16:51:34

Torben is fab.

I love Yann - not too continental at all! Breton, so practically our lot anyway grin

Keir, Ludo, Thorfinn, Mungo, Kim.

FizzyGreenWater Sat 02-Nov-19 16:52:50

I was going to say Kit, which is also ace, but I think Kim is possibly even cooler. Nobody has a Kim any more.

TheVanguardSix Sat 02-Nov-19 18:48:00

Kim is such a cool name.

Hal (I know it's diminutive for Henry) but I was reading about the actor Timothee Chalamet and his full name is Timothee Hal Chalamet. I just thought, Hal, that's really got a cool ring to it.

daisypond Sat 02-Nov-19 19:49:48

I really like your names. Dashiell is great.
Guy
Luther
Hugh
Lucien

Awwlookatmybabyspider Sat 02-Nov-19 19:52:13

Colby.
Hans.
Dexter
Cooper
Lucian

MissHenty Sat 02-Nov-19 20:01:59

@TheVanguardSix Hal! That’s cool!

NameChangedNoImagination Sat 02-Nov-19 20:04:49

I love your style of names. When I read the list I thought Bruno.

ShivD Sat 02-Nov-19 20:08:00

My 4th boy is Wilfred.

Pregnant with DC5 and like Otto and Ivo for a boy!

My other 3 boys are Rudy, Gus and Phineas if that helps.

MarioSisters Sat 02-Nov-19 20:10:41

Teddy

FizzyGreenWater Sat 02-Nov-19 20:14:17

Bruno is good.

Have to say however I really dislike Dashiell - it just seems a bit meh and fussy and just odd rather than 'out there'. I peg it with Elliott, another one I just don't get.

clpsmum Sat 02-Nov-19 20:20:35

Otto

EspressoPatronum Sat 02-Nov-19 20:30:38

Linden
Landon
Efren
Inigo
Dominic
Sebastien
Dara

Peacenquiet2 Sat 02-Nov-19 20:55:28

Nico?

bridgetreilly Sat 02-Nov-19 21:32:06

Digby
Fergus
Hereward
Edgar

ElfishBiatch Sat 02-Nov-19 21:38:55

Dexter
Xander
Lucas
Ralph
Edmund
Hugh
Alfred
Gabriel
Zachary
Nathaniel
Oscar
Hector

aleC4 Sat 02-Nov-19 21:45:30

Stanley? Freddie? Jasper?

1busybee Sat 02-Nov-19 21:52:34

Seth
Ptolomy

Lottelupin Sat 02-Nov-19 22:02:27

Otto no as not another one ending in o I think.

James is a gentle addition and always nice.

Wilf I like.

I'd add Louis or Luca.

Miles is sweet.

I really and truly do not like Samson, I'm afraid. Makes me think of Samsonite suitcases ...

17caterpillars1mouse Sat 02-Nov-19 22:24:27

I like Dashiell and love Samson, we had it on our list but had dds.

Also like Otis as suggested by previous posters.

Barnaby
Everett
Ashley
Dominic
Cormac

BoardingSchoolMater Sat 02-Nov-19 22:28:26

Valentine ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

I have one, so am a bit biased. grin

RaymondReddingtonMrs Sat 02-Nov-19 22:39:27

Castiel is similar-ish to dashiell?

Also
Roman
Seb (Sebastian)
Diego

wtfAreYouOnAbout Sat 02-Nov-19 22:42:04

Ralph
Cassius
Nico
Austin

Reilti Sat 02-Nov-19 22:57:27

Wow so many more responses! I really do appreciate it, less than 2 weeks to go now and we had names decided at this point with the other boys.

Some fab names suggested! I think we’re discounting anything with the same first initial and probably no O ending sounds, which is a shame as I really love that sound but it does sound a bit repetitive.

Front runners atm are probably Caspar, Dashiell, Tor (big put off by the dark web thing though!) and maayybe Jago despite the ending, and Samson.

I do love Kit but my sister has one. Our family is almost all boys!

Loveislandaddict Sat 02-Nov-19 23:01:29

Your family choose cool names!

isitxmasyet Sat 02-Nov-19 23:08:32

Nate
Elias
Guy
Torsten
Jude
Rafe
Reuben
Laurence (Laurie)
Benedict
Horace
Frank

MissHenty Sat 02-Nov-19 23:34:08

@Reilti choose Caspar - sorted ✅

WaxOnFeckOff Sun 03-Nov-19 00:19:50

Struan
Elliot
Austin
Crispin
Piers

Lottelupin Sun 03-Nov-19 04:38:59

Go for Valentine!

Lottelupin Sun 03-Nov-19 04:39:33

Mind you I'd forgotten about Crispin

Crispin v good

LarkDescending Sun 03-Nov-19 07:36:46

Caspar all the way!

Lavenderblues Sun 03-Nov-19 08:24:54

Great names and lovely suggestions already.

I particularly like

Torben (Tor)
Quentin (Quinn)

Good luck!

MsMustDoBetter Sun 03-Nov-19 08:32:30

Seth
Tristan

HeronLanyon Sun 03-Nov-19 08:37:01

Asa ?

IckleBear Sun 03-Nov-19 09:18:33

Rufus, Maxim, Ivo and Silas.

Pippilangstrumpfi Sun 03-Nov-19 10:02:46

I think Felix or Quentin would work well.

ElfishBiatch Sun 03-Nov-19 10:29:38

Quinn
Sebastian

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