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Mission Impossible- find me a boy's name conforming to (my) strict criteria...

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CaptainNancy Mon 04-Aug-08 13:54:27

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to find a name (or names) for my son (due January, plenty of time yet). This is no ordinary namequest- there are strict criteria to adhere to...

* no Top 50 names( I do not wish my child to be known as xxxx G. throughout his schooldays, I would prefer he was the only one in the school with his name)

* cannot begin with 'G' or 'J' (surname issues) or 'R' (DH pronunciation issues)

* no biblical names (I am a fervent atheist, DH is buddhist)

* Unusual, but not wacky

We are m/c academic types, I am not an earth mother, nor a lentil-weaver (sadly); we are also quite removed from popular culture. I am therefore never likely to name my child 'Celestin' or 'Zaphod'...

...or Guybrush.

Or Neo.
wink

This thread will self destruct in 30 days (judging by the number of name threads at present),
TIA

CantSleepWontSleep Mon 04-Aug-08 13:56:18

Sounds like our shortlist would be perfect for you.

Duncan
Lawrence
Dominic
Elliot
Barnaby

CaptainNancy Mon 04-Aug-08 13:57:36

DH wouldn't manage Lawrence!
I like Duncan... but you already know that wink

CaptainNancy Mon 04-Aug-08 13:59:00

Meant to say that DH has Italian/Greek/French/UK heritage, so Euro names are fine!

bikerunski Mon 04-Aug-08 14:03:57

Enzo

MakemineaGandT Mon 04-Aug-08 14:04:55

Nico

schneebly Mon 04-Aug-08 14:05:46

Ooh I love CSWS suggestion of Elliot smile

What about Donald? I have a Donald and I was told on here it is uber-cool grin I always thought it was an old man's name grin

CaptainNancy Mon 04-Aug-08 14:07:00

I like Enzo.
Nico not quite right for us.
Donald- I think of elderly gentlemen too I'm afraid.

I like Elliot... but it is the little boy from ET for me!

frazzledoldbag34 Mon 04-Aug-08 14:07:55

Troy? (R?)

Murdo?

Barnaby (love this - fab name and unusual too)

Reuben? (sorry it's an R)

Mungo?

Zeus?

You said not Guybrush (?) but what about Guy?

Theo?

Will keep pondering........Alistair?

MascaraOHara Mon 04-Aug-08 14:09:28

lloyd?

blithedance Mon 04-Aug-08 14:10:02

Neil
William
Boris
Charles (too popular?)
Vivian
Nicholas
Martin
Anthony
Frank/Francis

I knew a Benoit once, lovely name IMO

Culled from a look along my bookshelf - oh just spotted another : Otto.

good luck

MascaraOHara Mon 04-Aug-08 14:10:08

Ross is nice but not suitable

HumphreyPinCushion Mon 04-Aug-08 14:10:16

Trumpet

MascaraOHara Mon 04-Aug-08 14:11:00

Damon

CaptFabioHiltsCatInTheCooler Mon 04-Aug-08 14:11:01

Fabio

CaptainNancy Mon 04-Aug-08 14:11:31

Troy would be condemned to a life of being addressed as Twoy wink

Murdo,Mungo and Alistair - too Scottish- we have Welsh, but no Scots in us.

Barnaby- makes me think Bear

Reuben- biblical, and one in extended family
Theo- again one already in family

Zeus- too godlike!

Guy- can't with surname

blithedance Mon 04-Aug-08 14:11:36

Theo/Reuben unlikely to suit the OP! grin also isn't Barnaby derivative of Barnabas?

Dalrymps Mon 04-Aug-08 14:11:49

Baxter
Dean
Farrell
Hector
Hugh
Marley

I haven't checked if these are in the top 100, i'll leave that up to you.

TwoBigNorks Mon 04-Aug-08 14:12:26

Conrad
Carl
Casper

CaptainNancy Mon 04-Aug-08 14:12:41

I love Benoit, but we live in UK now, and people can be funny with 'furrin' names

Kewcumber Mon 04-Aug-08 14:12:41

Cantsleep wontsleep - isn';t barnaby just a corruption of Barnabas (and thereofre biblical)

seeker Mon 04-Aug-08 14:13:09

Michael
David
Patrick
Anthony
Peter
Simon

I've just realized that all but one are Biblical - but you didn't mean you're banning any name MENTIONED in the Bible, did you? I was assuming you meant not Joshua or Jeddediah.

frazzledoldbag34 Mon 04-Aug-08 14:13:12

Ooh yes Otto, that's a good one.

Ferdinand (Ferdy?)
Sebastian
Dominic
Basil
Miles
Stanley?

MascaraOHara Mon 04-Aug-08 14:14:08

I love Seb/Sebastian

TillyScoutsmum Mon 04-Aug-08 14:16:10

Dylan
Cadel
Hugo
Atticus

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