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Boy's names please, not too popular, not too wacky - leaning towards Celtic but all suggestions welcome

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mibbes Fri 17-Oct-08 09:49:14

We are really struggling to think of a boy's name that is not too popular (trying to avoid names in the top 20-30). We'd ideally like something slightly unusual but not too wacky. We are leaning towards Celtic names as we are both Scottish but open to all suggestions (especially German as DP has German blood). The kind of name we like is:

Ewan/Euan
Finlay
Dylan
Connor

These are all very popular in Scotland at the moment. We also have to avoid names begining with 'W' due to surname. Any suggestions will be gratefully receieved smile

Cosette Fri 17-Oct-08 09:51:56

How about Tor? Has Scottish origins as well as some others.

SixSpotBonfire Fri 17-Oct-08 10:03:11

Lucas? Works well with German as well as Celtic/Scottish roots.

angel1976 Fri 17-Oct-08 10:06:38

Unfortunately, they do all seem really popular at the moment (even in England). There are lovely names though. My cousin's baby is Finley (5 years ago and unusual then!). There is a little boy in the baby group I go to called Dylan and another friend of mine has a Dylan. Another little boy in my baby group called Connor as well. How about:

Carey
Carden
Corey
Dallas
Drew
Fionn
Kendrick
Tristan

Ax

mamadiva Fri 17-Oct-08 10:11:18

Liam is gaelic for William don't think its too popular

I hope not its my DS's name

Cayden
Finn

SixSpotBonfire Fri 17-Oct-08 10:18:10

Liam is lovely. I also like Rory and DS1 would have been a Rory if I had had my way!

SixSpotBonfire Fri 17-Oct-08 10:19:03

Oh, and DS2 was very nearly Dylan (although I think the name he has suits him better and it's not a Gaelic-derived one).

FimboGotAxed Fri 17-Oct-08 10:20:41

I will trot out my usual favourites:-

Campbell
Struan
Johnston

MrsMattie Fri 17-Oct-08 10:21:09

Aran
Aidan
Niall
Cian
Ciaran / Kieran
Rory/Ruairi
Calum/Callum
Liam

Swedes Fri 17-Oct-08 10:22:57

Ossian
Fergus

Swedes Fri 17-Oct-08 10:23:50

Otto (I love that name).

mibbes Fri 17-Oct-08 10:40:10

Wow so many reponses already ! Thank you so much. DP actually suggested Lucas last night and am considering it ... I love Arran but DP has said no. Loving a lot of the suggestions - keep them coming !

TarkaLiotta Fri 17-Oct-08 10:43:44

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

blinks Fri 17-Oct-08 10:54:12

Billy
Evan

BlackberryCrumble Fri 17-Oct-08 11:04:04

Farran?

luvaduck Fri 17-Oct-08 11:06:13

hamish

mumof2222222222222222boys Fri 17-Oct-08 12:02:42

Fearghal or Fergal?

LunarSea Fri 17-Oct-08 12:03:48

Angus
Bruce
Cameron

Dragonbutter Fri 17-Oct-08 12:18:49

James (less popular than you might think)
Patrick
Innes

abear Fri 17-Oct-08 12:37:41

Some great names above, can I add Felix (means happy)(Germanic roots)

georgiemum Fri 17-Oct-08 12:40:40

James
Scot
Alexander
Andrew
Stephen
Calum
Craig
Ian
Alan
Parick/Padraig
Liam

BlueChampagne Fri 17-Oct-08 13:20:20

Glen(n)
Aidan
Colm
Hector
Seamus
Sean
Fergus
David

stroppyknickers Fri 17-Oct-08 13:25:07

Fergus (my ds) Angus, Hamish, Dougal, Blair, Alasdair, Adair ohhh, I need to have more children.

Liffey Fri 17-Oct-08 14:10:51

Fergus, Bruce, Tadhg, Malachy, Donachada (dunuk)

I also like Magnus, Hamish, Ross, Douglas (Doogie for short, love that, I'm all alone there I think!).

RachieB Fri 17-Oct-08 19:35:00

I have a Connor & Ellis

also like Finlay,Harrison

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