Help with boy's name

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Insertdeadcatsnamehere Mon 27-Jul-20 21:49:02

Really stuck for a boys name. Don't mind James / Jamie but don't love it. Quite like Arthur but have been vetoed. Can't bear Arlo, Otis type names and don't like cutesy old fashioned abbreviations. Or surnames as first names. Or anything that is suggestive of far more interesting heritage than he'll have because it sounds pretentious. And if anyone suggests anytjing like Quentin I will actually cry or assume you're joking. Please please help me!!

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OnlyFoolsnMothers Mon 27-Jul-20 21:59:43

I Liked Benjamin, Damian, Nicholas, Toby- just to start you off

Jessabean Mon 27-Jul-20 22:04:11

Reading between the lines sounds like you like more traditional/not too out there but not old fashioned names? What is it you like about James/Jamie- might help narrow suggestions?

William (Will)
Charles (Charlie)
Freddie
Thomas
Jack
Joshua
Rory
Oliver (Ollie)
Oscar
Luke
Noah
Felix
Hugo
Ethan
Louis
Rory
Lawrence (Laurie)

Insertdeadcatsnamehere Mon 27-Jul-20 22:34:33

Thanks, there's nothing there I really dislike apart from Hugo but nothing really grabbing me either which is the problem I think. Maybe one of those will really suit him when he arrives and I'll feel differently? It's so hard! Could have named a girl 3 times over, no idea why I'm struggling so much for a boy.

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Insertdeadcatsnamehere Mon 27-Jul-20 22:36:42

I like Leo and Rowan too if that helps but close family got there first on both counts!

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Bumble84 Mon 27-Jul-20 22:40:42

I’m the same with boys names and seem to have similar likes/dislikes to you. I also have a few names for girls but absolutely nothing has come up for a boy 😩

If it helps, I like Angus, Ross and Scott but for other reasons I can’t have them.

NameChange30 Mon 27-Jul-20 22:44:58

Adam
Daniel
Jake
Max
Reuben
Simon
Zack

Danniiaddy Mon 27-Jul-20 22:45:02

We’ve really struggled on a boy’s name and have agreed on Rory...
We’ve been through the baby book so many times that the pages are tearing! Good luck!

NameChange30 Mon 27-Jul-20 22:46:07

Ethan
Rory
Toby

BigusBumus Mon 27-Jul-20 22:47:36

How about Tate. Not posh or pretentious. Just kinda arty and cool.

OnlyFoolsnMothers Mon 27-Jul-20 22:48:42

Louis
Lewis
Ethan
Ewan

VenusClapTrap Mon 27-Jul-20 22:56:27

Guy
Jonathan
Dominic

EarlGreyJenny Mon 27-Jul-20 22:59:19

Alexander
Tom

Insertdeadcatsnamehere Mon 27-Jul-20 23:07:14

Thanks! Out of those Ewan and Toby stand out the most. I think all this is partly because with DD we had a name we both loved straight away and there was never any need for debate so I'm a bit put out that the same thing hasn't happened this time!

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badg3r Mon 27-Jul-20 23:30:27

If you liked Ewan how about

Robin
Philip
Alistair
Adrian

3girlsmama Mon 27-Jul-20 23:48:17

Callum
Daniel
Jacob
Tom

Vintagegirl77 Tue 28-Jul-20 08:43:35

Could have written your post myself a few years back! We went with Ewan James. Other names we liked (although some we couldn't use due to our strange surname)...

Rory
George
Laurie
Patrick
Felix
Toby
Elliot
Will

Good luck.

StrangerSwings Tue 28-Jul-20 08:50:38

Owen
Evan
George
Alexander/Alex
Benjamin/Ben
Callum
Connor
Daniel
Henry
Joshua
Kieran
Luke, Lucas, Luca
Michael
Nathan
Oliver
Peter
Ralph
Samuel/Sam

Howgreenwasmyvalley Tue 28-Jul-20 10:28:14

Paul
Daniel
Edward
Peter
Luke
David
Myles
Joseph
Karl
William

Whatsyourflava Tue 28-Jul-20 13:57:06

Barnaby

Laurence nn Laurie

Christopher nn Kit

Tristan

Caleb

Peter

Whatsyourflava Tue 28-Jul-20 14:15:05

I'm assuming you don't like names like Casper, Austin, Jasper? Or Otto, Arlo and Milo? But just thought I'd check as I'd also have assumed you wouldn't like Leo or Rowan given they're both very trendy and a load of similar names in top 100 like Roman which don't seem like your style.

How about Dominic or Gabriel?

Insertdeadcatsnamehere Tue 28-Jul-20 21:43:52

I like Jasper (but already taken by a friend)... and freely admit there's no rhyme or reason to it. Prefer Dominic to Gabriel but again couldn't tell you why! I think for quite a few of the names suggested that I wouldn't consider it's more due to associating the names with people I already know than actually disliking them, even if I like the people involved they then become their names rather than a neutral one that I could see the baby making his own. Luckily didn't know anyone with DD's name which again made it a no brainer unlike this...arg!

That said I think we do have an actual shortlist from this thread now so thankyou all so much for your help!

James Jamie
Benjamin Ben
Toby
Jack
Jacob Jake
Ewan
Samuel Sam
Daniel

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Jessabean Wed 29-Jul-20 06:21:18

Lovely shortlist!

James/Jamie
Jack
Or Ewan would get my vote.

userabcname Wed 29-Jul-20 06:53:50

From your shortlist I love Benjamin and Jacob. Both firm favourites of mine.

RiverWest Thu 30-Jul-20 02:13:49

My boys are called Benjamin, Mckenzie and Christopher.

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