Please help me choose a favourite boy name

(46 Posts)
funtimestobehad Sat 21-Nov-20 13:19:39

So I thought that we had a name picked out for our son to be, but my stepson has said that he hates the name we chose, so we are now exploring a few others.

Which is your favourite of these 3 contenders?

- Arthur
- Kasper
- Finley

Or any suggestions similar to these would be very very welcome!! 😁

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Quercus3 Sat 21-Nov-20 14:19:31

All nice, Finley is my fave!

Honestly though I think I'd ignore the stepson, he will have to get used to it whatever you choose!

Spied Sat 21-Nov-20 14:20:39

Finley of the 3.

ThePinkGuitar Sat 21-Nov-20 14:21:56

I think I’d ignore the stepson too op how old is he?
My dd hated the name we picked for ds but as she was little we ignored her 😂 she used to cry ‘it’s not even a proper name’ it’s a classic traditional name think william, James vibe

ShrimpSymphony Sat 21-Nov-20 14:23:31


TotalBitch Sat 21-Nov-20 14:27:43

1) Arthur
2) Kasper
3) Finley

All fine though. No absolute stinkers. Finley sounds slightly whiney to me for some reason... but it is far from terrible.

Boringnamechanging Sat 21-Nov-20 14:31:44



Viviennemary Sat 21-Nov-20 14:39:31

No keen on Kasper but it's not awful. Others are ok.

Viviennemary Sat 21-Nov-20 14:40:30

What was the original name you chose

SnowdropFox Sat 21-Nov-20 15:40:39

Arthur, what was vetoed?

Aquamarine1029 Sat 21-Nov-20 15:43:01

It is crazy to allow your stepson to control what you name your child.

ScotchBunnet Sat 21-Nov-20 15:48:32

Finley is my fave (but personally I prefer the spelling finlay!)

FixItUpChappie Sat 21-Nov-20 16:03:11

Kasper - love that name!

SugarCoatIt Sat 21-Nov-20 16:05:08


FelicityPike Sat 21-Nov-20 16:06:41

I prefer Casper....but none are horrid.

FluffyEggsontoast Sat 21-Nov-20 16:08:19

Love all 3

FippertyGibbett Sat 21-Nov-20 16:09:50

It’s none of your step son’s business. Don’t discuss it with him anymore, just tell him the name when it’s born.
I like Arthur, i hear Finley a lot and I’m not keen on Kasper.

SaffieSoph Sat 21-Nov-20 16:10:36

Arthur is my fave. Don’t like Finley.

IckleBear Sat 21-Nov-20 16:36:36


TheDetectiveBadge Sat 21-Nov-20 16:47:26


DramaAlpaca Sat 21-Nov-20 16:49:22

The names are all fine.

Take no notice of your stepson. What you name your child is none of his business whatever age he is.

missyB1 Sat 21-Nov-20 16:53:10

Probably Arthur from your list, but be aware it’s very popular. More suggestions;
Barnaby (Barney)

Mudcakemaniac Sat 21-Nov-20 18:09:14


When I saw the title, I got a feeling you'd like Kasper and then saw it was on your list! It's a sign ;)

funtimestobehad Sat 21-Nov-20 18:58:50

We actually had Kasper to begin with but when we told my stepson (he is staying with us now until after the baby is born and he is 21), his reaction was to laugh. He was quite rude about it to be honest, so it made me super self conscious about our choice.

My husband is now super unsure of the name because of his son's reaction as apparently he wasn't set on that name anyway.

I will talk to him again as I feel that Kasper is what my son's name should be, he feels like a Kasper to me already. I also know that it has to be a decision from us both so we will have to make the final choice together...

I wish we hadn't told anyone, I just wasn't expecting that response...

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Whatsyourflava Sat 21-Nov-20 20:10:57

He's 21 , he has no idea of current trends. He'd probably be shocked at top 100 names like Hunter, Albert, Arlo and Albie. I bet he'd laugh at loads of the names that are popular now because he's not used to them.

Don't worry.

Kasper is a lovely name and I honestly wouldn't raise an eyebrow about it at all these days. Stick with it. Your other options are lovely too but Kasper is more interesting

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