If your surname was...

(30 Posts)
moochooser2 Sun 21-Nov-21 12:08:58

Chipp.

What would you call your baby boy? We're really struggling to find a name for this little one, due in 6 weeks. Big brother is Oscar.

Any help gratefully received.

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Heartdogs Tue 23-Nov-21 23:58:45

Micro

SortCode Tue 23-Nov-21 23:08:24

Love Thomas and Daniel

santabetterwashhishands Tue 23-Nov-21 23:05:21

Marshall
Mitchell
Noah
Caleb
Alfie
Natnan
Alexander
Dean
Carl
Tobias
Spencer
Colby
Mason
Bailey
Jordan
Harry
Lucus

IAmSantaOhYesIAm Tue 23-Nov-21 22:38:44

A pp mentioned Tobias nn toby and I think that goes really well and it’s nice with big brother Oscar too.
Other suggestions
Reuben
Hugo
Felix
Jasper
Andrew

EJM87 Tue 23-Nov-21 22:27:13

Ethan
Ruben
Zachary
Colby
Ronnie
Eillot
Albie
Jasper
Otis
Luca
Issac

Fl0w3ry Tue 23-Nov-21 19:07:33

Sebastian, Alexander and Tristan also I think sound good

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Fl0w3ry Tue 23-Nov-21 19:05:07

Benedict or Louis sound best with your surname to me. Both good names.

Chunkymenrock Mon 22-Nov-21 21:43:29

Not Elliott as the 't' is hard to say before the 'ch'. I like Adam or Joshua.

StartupRepair Mon 22-Nov-21 21:38:03

Henry or Michael

IamnotwhouthinkIam Mon 22-Nov-21 21:35:39

Agree with the pp who think a longer name sounds better with Chipp. Many of your choices are gorgeous but Sam, Tom, Ben/Ned, Max, Dan, Joe etc don't sound as good with the surname to me and they are very common/obvious shortenings.

Something longer which if it's shortened is generally to two syllables like Alexander (Alex/Xander) would be nice or Elias (Eli), Tobias (Toby), etc. Or perhaps something that's already at 2 syllables that isn't very often shortened like Henry, Caleb, Rufus, Jasper, Dylan etc.

VaguelyInteresting Mon 22-Nov-21 20:16:20

Benedict Chipp is splendidly Dickensian, and gets my vote

See also:

Silas Chipp
Josiah Chipp
Lawrence Chipp (I love this too)
Solomon Chipp
Edmund Chipp

Etc etc

I think it’s a lovely surname.

I have a little boy whose father has an old fashioned sort of surname, and DS’ given names are after two older male family members (both born early 1920s). So Ds’ name is brilliantly old fashioned when it’s seen all together- he sounds like a character from a book too, which I personally love- though appreciate not to all tastes!

BFFfffff Mon 22-Nov-21 20:03:12

I think Tobias would be lovely with your surname

moochooser2 Mon 22-Nov-21 13:24:56

Any further suggestions would be wonderful. It's really hard with boy's names I think, plus with a difficult surname like this.

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thewhatsit Mon 22-Nov-21 11:45:44

I don’t think Charlie Chipp works, agree with PP that it sounds comical.

Benedict is also an issue I think with the “ict” hard sound at the end preceding Chipp. Benedict Chipp is actually quite hard to say, no ideal.

mads2750 Mon 22-Nov-21 09:42:10

hellcatspangle

Oliver is a good shout, as it gets shortened to Oli which isn't too short sounding. I agree with PPs that names like Thomas and Samuel sound fine until they're shortened. Elliott doesn't tend to get shortened so that could work too.


Oliver Chipp - oi'll 'ave a chip! Yum

hellcatspangle Mon 22-Nov-21 09:15:07

Oliver is a good shout, as it gets shortened to Oli which isn't too short sounding. I agree with PPs that names like Thomas and Samuel sound fine until they're shortened. Elliott doesn't tend to get shortened so that could work too.

MrsFoxyplease Mon 22-Nov-21 09:13:25

Maxwell or Thomas although they are likely to become Max or Tom.
Maybe a long name that has no obvious shortening. ( I'm struggling to think of oneconfused)

emmathedilemma Mon 22-Nov-21 09:07:45

I think you need something with at least a couple of syllables that isn't likely to get shorted to a one syllable nn. Tom, Ben, Sam all sound too abrupt.
Oliver
Henry
Rufus
Rory
Dylan
Fraser
Harris
Callum
Ethan
Jacob
Felix

TheOpen Sun 21-Nov-21 22:45:55

Love Lewis/Louis with your surname

Luredbyapomegranate Sun 21-Nov-21 22:19:05

Maxwell - no too odd
Samuel - Sam Chip is too short
Benedict - Ben Chip ditto
Joseph - Joe Chip ditto
Elliot - OK
Milo - OK
Daniel - Dan chip is too short
Charlie - this is just silly
Louis - OK
Thomas - Tom chip is too short

The names with obvious one syllable diminutives are going to end up that way, so pick something longer -

VenusClapTrap Sun 21-Nov-21 22:04:28

No to Charlie. It sounds far too comedic with Chipp. Any of the others are fine. Samuel is my favourite.

moochooser2 Sun 21-Nov-21 21:59:24

This is the list I've made so far...

Maxwell
Samuel
Benedict
Joseph
Elliot
Milo
Daniel
Charlie
Louis
Thomas

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VenusClapTrap Sun 21-Nov-21 16:07:47

Jonathan
Antonius
Marius

FestiveMayo Sun 21-Nov-21 15:48:15

Mason
Callum

WhatonEarth1 Sun 21-Nov-21 15:12:27

Alfie
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