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Sky2008 Wed 14-Jan-09 16:50:18

Hi all

We are pretty sure we are having a boy but choosing a boy's name is driving us mad! We have decided on Charlotte Emily for a girl. All the boys names we love are taken by other members of our families already (Harry, Thomas, George, James, Joshua, Jack, Oliver, Henry and William). Oliver is a second cousin and our favourite so we were thinking about using this as he is not an immediate relative, although we already know about 5 other baby Olivers! We also have a surname that begins with a vowel so it might be a bit of a mouthful but do-able. In short, we will use the name unless we can find anything else we love. Been down the 100 top names for 2009 and nothing stands out. Want a classic name ... my friend has a baby Hugo, obviously can't call it that but it is a classic whilst still being modern IYSWIM! Any ideas?!!

VinegarTits Wed 14-Jan-09 16:52:35

Patrick

fruitshootsandheaves Wed 14-Jan-09 16:53:16

Daniel

compo Wed 14-Jan-09 16:54:33

Charles

Toby

Samuel

compo Wed 14-Jan-09 16:55:08

Luke

seeker Wed 14-Jan-09 16:57:03

Patrick

Sky2008 Wed 14-Jan-09 16:58:12

Don't love any of these, sorry! sad Think they are all in the top 100, which we have been through .. but please keep the suggestions coming!

Sesi Wed 14-Jan-09 16:58:14

Patrick is really nice. Or how about,

Edmund
Benedict
Francis
Sebastian
Arlo
Hector
Leo
Oscar

Sky2008 Wed 14-Jan-09 16:59:21

Hector is quite nice ...

stillstanding Wed 14-Jan-09 17:01:53

Go with Oliver if that is your favourite. Second cousins really don't count for these purposes.

Also depending on the closeness of your friend I wouldnt consider Hugo blocked either. We ended up calling our DS the same name as a friend's DS as it had been a favourite of ours for ages and she pipped us to the post and it was fine. I discussed it with her and she pointed out that if you name your child popular names like these you can't expect to have the only Oliver, Thomas etc

MrsSeanBean Wed 14-Jan-09 17:02:02

Don't compromise on a name, if you love it then use it. It doesn't matter if another family member has used it, although I understand your reluctance. Oliver is a really nice name. Some other suggestions:

Leo
Douglas
Jacob (Jake)
Walter
Frank
Edward
Julian
James (known as Jamie?)
Louis
Jonathan
Rory
Guy
Hugh (rather than Hugo?)

HTH

MrsSeanBean Wed 14-Jan-09 17:02:35

sorry x posts, slow typing of long list!

MadameCastafiore Wed 14-Jan-09 17:02:38

Reuben
Sebastian
Max
Felix

seeker Wed 14-Jan-09 17:03:47

Just so you know - even if Patrick is in the top hundred, ours is the only one we know - and we know tons of little boys through school, and football and Beavers - so don't worry about any of the names being in the top 100 - you are still pretty unlikely to meet another one!

MrsSeanBean Wed 14-Jan-09 17:04:08

Also

Benjamin
Wilfred
Simon
Simeon

Sky2008 Wed 14-Jan-09 17:05:09

Thanks guys, makes me feel better about Oliver just worried as it is no. 2 in the 2009 list of boys names.

I also like Hugh, and James shortened to Jamie.

Some other name like Jacob I also like but don't like the nick-names like Jake.

MrsSeanBean Wed 14-Jan-09 17:07:42

Hmm, do you mean like Jacob as in biblical?

If so:

Joseph
Isaac
Noah
Jonah
Adam
Paul
Saul
Jude
Silas
Gabriel

MrsSeanBean Wed 14-Jan-09 17:09:01

Oh and Timothy.

happynewRia Wed 14-Jan-09 17:12:19

I love Silas and Gabriel

Nathanial
Lewin
Jonty
Toby

MrsSeanBean Wed 14-Jan-09 17:13:54

Jontys nice smile

How about Monty too? (Not enturely sure what that's shortened from though - Montague or Montgomery perhaps...)

LiffeyKidman Wed 14-Jan-09 17:14:11

Harry, Thomas, George, James, Joshua, Jack, Oliver, Henry and William.

Ok so you like classic, regal names?

How about Dominic, Patrick, Frederick Benedict, Louis, Gregory, Leo (all the Popes!)

No bible names on your list I notice but if you're not averse to bible names, Saul is also lovely and unusual, but sensible still. Peter would fit into your list above quite seamlessly. So would Richard, maybe with Richie for short. Edward/Teddy is not taken by anybody is it?

Victor springs to mind because of Hugo, but it is a classic quirky name, which I predict will come back within a few years. (on the back of Oscar, Hector and Jaspar). It's cadence is in vogue, if not the actual name, yet.

What about Gus? Classic, simple. Guy?

MrsSeanBean Wed 14-Jan-09 17:14:30

Aaargh - missing apostrophe blush should have been 'Jonty's nice'.

Bubbaluv Wed 14-Jan-09 17:16:07

Richard - Richie?
Leo has been suggested already and I love that!
Angus

LiffeyKidman Wed 14-Jan-09 17:16:46

Oh can't be in top 100?

Ok, right,, editing list
Patrick, Gregory, Richard/Richie, Victor, Guy, Saul.. and adding a few new ones, Donald, Douglas, Bruce..

dinkymum Wed 14-Jan-09 17:18:18

Arthur
Edward
Tobias/Toby
Charlie
Isaac

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