Please rate/rank these boy's names?

(42 Posts)
SisterCellophane Sat 01-Aug-20 13:14:38

In alphabet order:

Alfred (Alfie)
Arthur
Frederick (Fred)
George
Liam
Richard
Samuel (Sam)
Sean

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MikeUniformMike Sat 01-Aug-20 13:46:27

Alfred (Alfie) - no
4. Arthur - not mad about it. Sounds much nicer in Welsh
5. Frederick (Fred)- not mad about it although I know a lovely one
2. George - fine
7. Liam - only if you are Irish. Possibly dated
2. Richard - fine
1. Samuel (Sam) - really like
6. Sean - only if you are Irish. Possibly dated

BeMorePacific Sat 01-Aug-20 13:51:10

I’m not a fan of Richard. I met a baby called Richard and it just didn’t suit him at all (in my opinion!)
Love Samuel, Fred & Alfie 😍x

angel0071987 Sat 01-Aug-20 13:53:00

1) Alfred (Alfie)
2) Arthur
3) Frederick (Fred)
6) George
8) Liam
4) Richard
5) Samuel (Sam)
7) Sean

FluffyEggsontoast Sat 01-Aug-20 13:53:46

I love Samuel the most. Love nickname Sam

FluffyEggsontoast Sat 01-Aug-20 13:54:43

Oh Arthur is also one of my favourite names and has great nickname options if you wanted a nickname

I really like your list except for Sean

Mish85 Sat 01-Aug-20 13:56:24

Frederick
Alfred
Arthur
George
Richard
Samuel
Liam
Sean

TildaTurnip Sat 01-Aug-20 16:14:42

3) Alfred (Alfie) - I dislike Alfie but like Alfred/Alf
7) Arthur - really dreary
2) Frederick (Fred)
6) George - a bit dreary sounding
4) Liam
5) Richard
1) Samuel (Sam) - this is the only one I like
8) Sean

emilybrontescorsett Sat 01-Aug-20 21:18:58

Richard and Samuel are the only 2 I like.

SisterCellophane Sat 01-Aug-20 21:24:25

Ooh everyone hates Sean! That was one of my favourites.
@BeMorePacific
Partner's favourite is Richard but I also can't picture a baby Richard, I just picture him emerging as a fully formed 30 year old man! Whereas partner says he can't picture an adult Alfie, which is probably more of a concern, but I've met multiple adult Alfies and I can imagine Alfie all the way through life, plus he can always switch to Fred...
I also feel a bit self-conscious about the pronouncedly pivoting nationality between choices but all the crossover choices were vetoed by DP for being too "boring"/Biblical...

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dementedma Sat 01-Aug-20 21:27:30

Richard
Samuel
Liam

Anoisagusaris Sat 01-Aug-20 21:27:48

Sean is a lovely name (in Ireland anyway).
Sam, Liam and Richard are also nice. Sam is my favourite.

Arthur is an awful name. I can never understand the love for her it on MN.
Don’t like George.
Alfie is nice, Alfred not so much.

MummaSt Sat 01-Aug-20 21:39:57

Arthur
George
Frederick
Alfie
Liam
Samuel
Richard
Sean

MummaSt Sat 01-Aug-20 21:40:21

*Alfred

SusanKennedyshouldLTB Sat 01-Aug-20 21:44:46

Frederick
Alfred
Arthur
Samuel
George
Liam
Richard
Sean

SomeWateryTart Sat 01-Aug-20 22:06:23

1) Arthur, (lovely, but popular where I live. Like, you would rarely not hear it on a day out somewhere with lots of young kids)
2) George
3) Samuel
4) Richard
5) Sean
6) Frederick
7) Liam
8) Alfred, (I put this bottom, but only because I don't like Alfie. If you shortened to Fred, I actually prefer Alfred to Sean, so this would be #5)

DramaAlpaca Sat 01-Aug-20 22:09:19

In order of preference:
Liam
Sean
Richard
Arthur
George
Samuel
Alfred
Frederick

AbbieFB Sat 01-Aug-20 22:10:55

I only like Richard!

cantaffordamask Sat 01-Aug-20 22:12:43

Alfred (Alfie) meh...
Arthur nope
Frederick (Fred) no way
George nice
Liam lovely
Richard nope
Samuel (Sam) lovely
Sean lovely

finallychangedmyusername Sat 01-Aug-20 22:16:26

Samuel
Arthur
Frederick
Richard
Alfred
Sean
Liam
George

Dinosaursdontgrowontrees Sat 01-Aug-20 22:31:26

Alfred
Frederick
George
Arthur
Samuel
Richard
Sean
Liam

Tillygetsit Sat 01-Aug-20 23:50:21

Samuel
Frederick
George
Sean
Liam
Alfred
Richard
Arthur

Onestepup Sun 02-Aug-20 02:00:14

Alfred (Alfie) - old man trend, overdone now
Arthur - see Alfred
Frederick (Fred) - like
George - like
Liam - not keen
Richard - deserves a comeback
Samuel (Sam) - OK if a bit dull
Sean - OK

Ginandplatonic Sun 02-Aug-20 02:15:01

I like Frederick, Alfred and Arthur. Frederick probably no 1 because it’s the least used of the three.

I agree Richard is due to come back soon - it’s a strong, classic, “Royal” name. You could get in first and be ahead of the curve!

Sam is unexceptionable - but I can think of at least a dozen without even trying among my boys’ schoolmates. They are teenagers though, not sure about its popularity for babies.

Sean is fine, not particularly keen on Liam or George.

GlamGiraffe Sun 02-Aug-20 02:21:25

Samuel is a nice classic name. My favourite on your list.
Absolutley loathe liam and Sean.
Richard is a classic, "proper"name so could work. I havent heard of any at the moment so thetes a reasonable chance it might start up become popular again in a few years.

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