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support thread for naming second sons

(47 Posts)
phdlife Thu 26-Mar-09 11:57:30

Ds's name is REALLY cool. It leapt out at us, instantly perfect, and it suits ds down to the ground.

Do you think we can repeat that? Can we, hell. And at 38+5 we're kinda thinking we should, you know, get on with it. Just in case.

Anyone else got a similar headache?

ramonaquimby Thu 26-Mar-09 11:58:31

what is ds's name? might help us come up with equally cool name

mrsgboring Thu 26-Mar-09 12:00:02

Did have, but we've sorted it now. Now I'm feeling almost sad at not being able to use the name if our new baby is a girl. hmm Our perfect girl name suddenly went not so perfect on us too. Do you know it's a boy?

Scotia Thu 26-Mar-09 12:02:26

I had the same problem. Ds1 is Ross and we struggled to find a name we liked as much. We have called ds2 (9 weeks already!) Kerr and we love it - he really suits his name and it's not overly fashionable.

phdlife Thu 26-Mar-09 12:06:04

Go for it!

Ds is Antero - it's Finnish for Andrew - and he gets called Tero. Sadly no other Finnish names are leaping out this time round.

envy mrsgboring. And no, we don't know it's a boy...

phdlife Thu 26-Mar-09 12:08:52

actually if anyone knows a good site that gives variations of names (like Antero is a variation of Andrew) that'd be helpful.

also if I could have a backrub please...

mrsgboring Thu 26-Mar-09 12:11:42 will give you a map of more common names and their variations. Not sure if it has Finnish names on it though.

mrsgboring Thu 26-Mar-09 12:12:43

Is there a boy variant of your chosen girl name?

WowOoo Thu 26-Mar-09 12:13:13

I have just borrowed a book that has all versions: A-Z of baby names publisher Igloo if that helps?

Lots of the names I'm considering are lovely in French/Spanish but not so in English. can't think of any examples!

Suppose you've already googled top 100 Finnish names...

earlgreytea Thu 26-Mar-09 12:13:31

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

phdlife Thu 26-Mar-09 12:34:17

ewww all distracted now. just found electric jug swarming with ants. bumped up against it, a plate with piece of cake and apple - completely ant-free. dh's and my head's officially done in.

beaniepix Thu 26-Mar-09 14:31:39

Sympathies phplife, get yourself one of those neat little plastic things which the ants go in to to reach the poison, safe to use in the kitchen, you can just slide one under the cooker or fridge etc where no child or pet can reach - takes a week or two to work but 100% sucessful and keeps 'em away for at least a year, I used 2 and got no more ants for 2 years.

In my current house we get SLUGS coming in - major UGGGGG! And I don't mean tiny little slugs, I mean BIG ugly ones. Cue me spending DAYS on all fours putting pollyfilla in every minute little gap I could find...

At least ants are clean and less gross to squash...

Belgianchocolates Thu 26-Mar-09 14:34:34

I know the feeling. We're struggling to name no3, we've already used our favourite girl's and boy's name. Maybe we'll think of something when we finally meet him/her.

Tillyscoutsmum Thu 26-Mar-09 14:42:06


or Antero (Ant for short - maybe its a sign grin)

Mintyy Thu 26-Mar-09 14:56:18

phdlife - what about Ayo? I know a grown up Ayo (he is well cool) half Finnish half Nigerian.

bronze Thu 26-Mar-09 14:58:38

I'm in though its third son here.
We managed with the other three children but this time.... nothing... nowhere near agreement on anything

ants dont like tea tree

mrsgboring Thu 26-Mar-09 17:05:47

I really like Magnus, but DH vetoed it. St Magnus Cathedral on Orkney mmmmmmmm. Have a bit of a northern Saint thing going on though - also love Cuthbert, Ninian, Columba and Aidan. Even Bede. But would never be allowed to use them in a million years.

phdlife Thu 26-Mar-09 22:52:27

well we are both being silly now - dh has resorted to his favorite (Wolverine) so I'm going with mine (Shackleton). Better hope it's a girl grin

CherryChoc Thu 26-Mar-09 23:00:26

Try It even has a random name generator, you can put your surname in too to see how it matches up!

thumbwitch Thu 26-Mar-09 23:01:01

I had the same thought as earlgreytea - Finn!

have found this website which i am sure you have also found - am smiling because I didn't know that Stig was a genuine Finnish name - only know it from Stig of the Dump.

However - Stefan and Sebastian are in the S list as well - both of which I like (you might not of course!)

WowOoo Fri 27-Mar-09 12:06:39

I like that random name generator. Bit like sticking a finger in a baby names book.

And I'm not going to call my son Carlyle Russell XXXXXX.

Fun though!

Belgianchocolates Fri 27-Mar-09 12:39:00

I liked it too. It suggested Miles Lynwood (boy) or Fleurette Monday (girl)for my baby. I might consider Miles. But if it's a girl it's definitely not going to be Fleurette Monday!

MorocconOil Fri 27-Mar-09 12:41:58


WowOoo Fri 27-Mar-09 12:47:08

Fleurette Monday...almost as nice as Dan Urias XXXXXX (second suggestion) grin

BlueChampagne Fri 27-Mar-09 13:16:47

I have Finnish colleagues called Marko and Jarmo if that's any help!

We had fun with DS1 trying to find inappropriate names when coupled with our surname.

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