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Naming a boy - why so hard??

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SquiffyHock Wed 23-Jul-08 21:50:14

Because I just can't think of any that I like that haven't been used by friends or family.
I like William, Edward, Theo, Simon, David but all have been used. Don't want something too common but also don't want wacky. I have no problem if it's a girl but I'm really stumped for a boy. I'm only a few weeks pregnant but I want to get some names straight in my head.

Any ideas? We have Irish and Italian parents so could be inspired by that. I never thought that I'd post in baby names but here I am smile

devonsmummy Wed 23-Jul-08 22:07:50

matteo or matthew
Henry
George

cyanarasamba Wed 23-Jul-08 22:08:58

Connor
Aidan
Seamus

norkmaiden Wed 23-Jul-08 22:09:55

Corin?
Fenton?
Jude?

SquiffyHock Wed 23-Jul-08 22:10:03

I know more than one children called Henry or George, our Godson is Matthew so not sure if Matteo is too close.

sorry, don't want to reject every suggestion offered smile

MaloryTowersUrbaniteLady Wed 23-Jul-08 22:11:29

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SquiffyHock Wed 23-Jul-08 22:13:00

Norkmaiden, my friend has a girl Koren and a boy Jude - gorgeous names. I quite like Seamus...
DD would have been James but this time around I'm not sure if it's a bit <<whispers>> boring.

i like Rafe but think it may be a teeny bit pretentious but I'm quite drawn to 'rah' names grin

SquiffyHock Wed 23-Jul-08 22:14:45

Love Dominic but DH doesn't sad

LongLiveGreenElizabeth Wed 23-Jul-08 22:16:31

What about Bruno? A saint apparently! Or Leo.. too like Theo.

If you like Theo, what about Thaddeus. Could be Teddy or Theo for short.

I like Marcus, Gregory, Barnaby, Dominic, Frederick/Freddy, Richard/Richie.

Celtic names I like, Lorcan, Tadhg, Fergus (gus), Cian, Diarmuid.

I also like Jago and could see it having the right vibe to work as it is very like Iago despite being Cornish.

Any help? Are any of these your cup of tea?

I like Victor, Bruce, Donald and Howard. To my ear they sound classic but unfashionable (for now) which personally I like.

norkmaiden Wed 23-Jul-08 22:16:58

Reuben?

I like Rafe. Agree James is v unexciting

LongLiveGreenElizabeth Wed 23-Jul-08 22:18:16

Riccardo with Richie for short, that would work.

donovan Wed 23-Jul-08 22:18:36

Cormac

differentID Wed 23-Jul-08 22:20:08

Francis
Peter
Edmund
Alexander
Raphael
Gerard

LongLiveGreenElizabeth Wed 23-Jul-08 22:22:11

What about Rafferty with Raff for short. That's sort of Irish and Italian.

I also love Seamus and Hamish too. Jago is the same name really. All James. Jago Cornish for James but Cornish Celtic and ends in 'o' so I think it is a nice fit for Irish/Italian family.....?

SquiffyHock Wed 23-Jul-08 22:22:56

Oooh, GreenLizzie - Lots I like there. My friend has always said she wants a Tadhg otherwise I would persuade DH to that!

I really like Gregory but DH had said no for the third time! I've just suggested Bruno and he said 'Mmm, that's quite cool' High praise indeed!!

Heated Wed 23-Jul-08 22:23:20

stanley
patrick
george
angus
nicholas/nic/nico
fergus
peter
albert
arthur
henry
gabriel
l ouis
marcus

italian boy's names

[http://www.babynames.org.uk/irish-boy-baby-names.htm irish]]

Heated Wed 23-Jul-08 22:23:53

try again

Phoenix Wed 23-Jul-08 22:46:22

Boys names I like are -
Rhys
Devon
Noah
Jaden
Owen
Theo
Jude
Seb
Jonah
Dominic
Ethan
Shea/Shay
Riley
Max
Eva n
Finn
Ryan
Harvey
Brandon
Zachary/Zack
Matteo
Nico
Reuben
Scott

My ds is Lewis James

girlandboy Wed 23-Jul-08 22:52:26

Cormac
Gabriel

pointydog Wed 23-Jul-08 23:03:05

Peter

SquiffyHock Wed 23-Jul-08 23:14:08

I like Peter but think it would wind me up if it was shortened to Pete. I like Tim but don't like Timothy. Lots that I like but DH is a tough cookie, so far he has only offered the names of himself, his brother and his dad!!

Let's hope it's a girl hey?

DRAGON30 Wed 23-Jul-08 23:37:29

Rory - if you like 'rah' names!

pofaced Wed 23-Jul-08 23:45:08

Rory
Ruan
Joseph
Maurice
Fionn
Finn
Oisin
Milo
Benedict
Iscar
Osgur
Luan
Ferdia
Edmond (ned)

TwoBigNorks Thu 24-Jul-08 08:26:17

We had some of the names you like on our list, we also liked
Arthur
Henry (nick Harry)
Nicholas
Alexander

and I liked Magnus but DH reeeaaaallllyyy didnt

rowyourboat Thu 24-Jul-08 08:38:03

I love Louis or Gabriel for a boy. Bruno's a great name.

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