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I can't muster any enthusiasm for any names

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Expecting a DS next month (have a DD already), DH and I can't agree on names. Lost enthusiasm and can't find anything I really love - some I would be ok with but I haven't found any with that wow factor...sigh...

cupsoftea Sat 06-Sep-08 20:56:52

Family names from years ago?

TheNaughtiestGirlIsaMonitor Sat 06-Sep-08 20:57:50

Please tell us what your DD is called. That will give me an idea of your style.

LynetteScavo Sat 06-Sep-08 20:59:04

I was like that with girls names....what kind of thing have you been considering?

DD is called Scarlett.

I like the following - in no particular order:

1. Ethan
2. Leo
3. Finn
4. Oscar
5. Theo
6. Jude
7. Reuben
8. Lawrence
9. Elijah
10. Felix
11. Isaac
12. Joseph
13. Joshua
14. Lucas
15. Rio
16. Rufus
17. Fran
18. Jesse
19. Toby

Worried how boring I'm finding this task!

dizzydixies Sat 06-Sep-08 21:03:09

I felt I couldn't find one I absolutely LOVED - can you tell us some you like so we can make suggestions?

dizzydixies Sat 06-Sep-08 21:05:29

I know a Scarlett with brother Tristan

what about

Roan
Corin
Nico
Cassius
Cassian
Rudy
Raphael
Luca
Leon
Joel
Elliot
Jacob

from your list I LOVE
Reuben
Jude
Rufus

LynetteScavo Sat 06-Sep-08 21:06:41

I like almost all of theose names! grin

I think you'll need to pick on e out of a hat.

Or wait untill he's born and look at him. smile

dizzydixies Sat 06-Sep-08 21:06:50

what about Saul or Sonny?
Hugo
Herbie
Arthur - nn Art?

as long as you don't have problems with same initials

MrsMattie Sat 06-Sep-08 21:08:40

I'm the same. 28 weeks pregnant with no.2 and cannot be arsed to even think about names. There are none I love at the moment. I think I'll go for LynetteScavo's 'look at him/her when he/she is born and decide' method!

Bubbaloo Sat 06-Sep-08 21:08:48

I like most of the names on your list,but especially Oscar and Ethan which we have used for our ds'swink.

I don't want anything too common but DH is a traditionalist hmm

glucose Sat 06-Sep-08 21:10:46

my dd has a friend at nursery called Solly, I have assumed it must be short for Solomon. I think it is a really cute name. Our boy name was Alex Samuel if that's any help. We didn't start thinking about names until 6months into pregnancy - don't get hung up about it, I think you have a week or so until after the birth until you really need to register and make a decision
good luck

MrsMattie - I think you have a good point grin

Maybe DH will concede anything after seeing me in labour again wink

dizzydixies Sat 06-Sep-08 21:13:25

we have 3 dds so have never had a chance to use any of the boys names we liked!

TheNaughtiestGirlIsaMonitor Sat 06-Sep-08 21:15:57

1. Ethan - too mainstream with your DD's name
2. Leo - love this one.
3. Finn - Nice but a bit soft. Your boy#'s name would be softer than your girl's name! I like finbar or Fintan better.
4. Oscar - ok, but really predictable now. I think Victor is stronger, braver!
5. Theo - Nice, but like Finn, a soft boy's name next to a strong girl's name.
6. Jude - I like this one.
7. Reuben - I likd this.
8. Lawrence - Love Lawrie, and Lorcan which is gaelic for Lawrence.
9. Elijah - I don't like bible names with Scarlett I think.
10. Felix - PERFECT with Scarlett. Scarlett and Felix . Oh yes, that sounds totally right.
11. Isaac - no, I like this, but not with Scarlett.
12. Joseph AGain, too conventional or something.
13. Joshua - OK. But blah also.
14. Lucas - like this one. Also Marcus and Magnus and Fergus.
15. Rio - I like this. But I'd never use it.
16. Rufus - I like this. Scarlett and Rufus sounds really good too.
17. Fran - I like Frankie !
18. Jesse - hmm. Maybe.
19. Toby - I like it, but it's not a great match wiht Scarlett.

Felix, Rufus or Frankie

MY suggestions, Bruno, Victor, Richie, Donald, Bruce, Howard, Fergus, Magnus, Lorcan

hth!

FabioBadAssCat Sat 06-Sep-08 21:18:20

There is a name that will appeal to the traditionalist and also the woman who wants her ds to have a name few other boys have:


John.
Jonathan if you want to get fancy.

TheNaughtiestGirlIsaMonitor Sat 06-Sep-08 21:22:31

Yes Fabio that is the middle ground I had to find. But I don't think John or Peter goes with Scarlett!

Something classic, but not mainstream, there are lots of those names.

I think gus is the new max, and bruce is the new Gus! Victor is the new Oscar! Richie is the new Archie. Those names would really come to life on a gorgeous toddler. He'll make the name his own, and make it cool.

jellybeans Sat 06-Sep-08 21:27:16

I like these out of your list

Ethan
Leo
Theo
Joseph
Joshua
Lucas

Also like

Nathan
Jacob
Ryan
Sean
Jake
Zac
Niall

bethdivine Sat 06-Sep-08 21:33:07

I think Scarlett and Jude sound good together.

I'm guessing Rhett is out of the question??? grin - I actually like this and suggested it to DH - he nearly went for it as didn't know gone with the wind.

Grumpalina Sat 06-Sep-08 21:34:37

Love, Love, love Rueben and Jude and Joshua as I already have one!!!

notsoteenagemum Sat 06-Sep-08 21:38:47

DS was going to be Scarlett I love that name.
Jude is lovely
Nathan-Nate
Finlay-Finn
Please don't have Ethan or Joshua they are too over used now.
Sonny
Archie
Alfie
George
Reggie
Stanley
Harry

Brightfield Sun 07-Sep-08 01:15:24

You have good taste. Here are my favs from your list...

Finn, Oscar, Jude, Elijah, Felix, Isaac, Joseph and Rufus.

Other names you may like..

Barnaby/Barnabas
Arthur
Milo
Finlay/Finlo/Finbar
Wilfred/Frederick
Otto
Bertie (Hubert/Bertram/Albert/Gilbert)
Magnus
Louis
Arlo
Rory
Jonty/Monty
Amos
Hugh/Hugo
Fergus/Ang us
Maxim
Rafael/Raphael

frazzledoldbag34 Sun 07-Sep-08 12:32:05

I know a Scarlett who has 3 brothers called:
Oscar, Felix and Henry (Harry).
I think they go quite well.

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