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New list of boys' names - what do you think?

(28 Posts)
niccibabe Sat 30-May-09 13:25:17

Surname begins with C and is fairly short, only 2 syllables.

Leo / Leon
Theo / Theodore - is this getting too common?
(Philip is back in now - after having been put off it before)
Adam Philip
Matthew Jonathan
Nathaniel (but not Nathan)
James (middle name only)

Lizzylou Sat 30-May-09 13:27:12

Edward James

Best out of those (would never do Roy due to a hideous person I know of by that very name!)

rolledhedgehog Sat 30-May-09 13:28:31

That is a very diverse list. Really don't like Roy. Not liking Douglas much either. The others are all ok but the ones I like best are Reuben, Nathaniel, Adam and Leo.

llareggub Sat 30-May-09 13:29:24

That is a long list!

Roy Nope. Sounds like he should be wearing speedos and a moustache
Douglas Yes
Emilio No.
Stefan OK
Lawrence/Laurence Yes
Leo / Leon I like Leo but not Leon the Pig Farmer
Theo / Theodore - is this getting too common? Who cares if you like it?
Philip I was in school with about 50 boys called Philip but don't know any now
(Philip is back in now - after having been put off it before)
Adam Philip Not keen on Adam
Matthew Jonathan Yes
Jonathan Yes
Nathaniel (but not Nathan) No. Never liked the name
James (middle name only) Like it
Alistair Love it
Edward Like it
Reuben/Ruben I don't understand the popularity of this name
Xander Absolutely not

Do you have a favourite?

tummytickler Sat 30-May-09 13:41:39

I love:
Jonathan - underused, i like Jonty, Johnny and John also.
Reuben - lovely, has family ties for me, so it always pleases me!
James - Jimmy - so lovely
Douglas - little Duggy. Love this and DOugal
Edward - lovely, strong and classic, a little overused, but loads of nn to choose from - i love Ted.
Lawrence - cute, I had a friend called Lorry when i was at school.

Defo not Leo or Roy though.

sockmonster Sat 30-May-09 13:47:18

Roy- NO greasy 80s uber tanned slimeball in flouro thong
Emilio- I like this a lot, do you have Spanish/Italian family?
Leo / Leon- Love Leon, but it was slightly wrecked by the guy on that TV show who couldn't sing
Theo / Theodore - is this getting too common?- I haven't met any. I love the name Theodore.
Philip- nah
Adam Philip- nah
Matthew Jonathan- OK
Jonathan - OK
Nathaniel- Nice
James (middle name only)-Classic
Alistair- No, it's classy but I wouldn't inflict it on a child
Edward- Nice, classic
Reuben/Ruben- No.
Xander -No way

Nathaniel are all nice imo, with James or Jonathan as mn.

dinkymum Sat 30-May-09 16:17:54

my favourite from your list is Reuben

brimfull Sat 30-May-09 16:25:56

I like Laurence

ScummyMummy Sat 30-May-09 16:27:53

I really like Leon and Reuben

James is a good middle name.

Matthew, Adam, Jonathan, Nathaniel and Alistair are fine.

Not keen on Douglas, Roy, Theodore, Edward, Stefan, Lawrence/Laurence (though Laurie is cute)

Hate Xander and Philip

Prefer Emile to Emilio

ilovemydogandmrobama Sat 30-May-09 16:28:02

Nathaniel -- lovely

CuppaTeaJanice Sat 30-May-09 18:35:28

Reuben, Adam or Jonathon get my vote!

JBS75 Sat 30-May-09 22:44:45

These people are all wrong, Roy is a great name!

- all good, strong names.

TheFallenMadonna Sat 30-May-09 22:49:34


Plonker Sat 30-May-09 22:54:35

The only ones that I love off your list are Edward and Theo smile
James is a good strong, no nonsense middle name too.

I really dislike Alistair, Roy and Douglas.
The rest, I have no opinion of.

LadyAga Sun 31-May-09 09:20:08

I love Nathaniel, I desperately wanted to call my little boy Nathaniel (I love Nate for an abbreviation). Partner vetoed it.

Xander is a great name too, but I could never use as I am a Buffy fan blush

emmacharlotte Mon 01-Jun-09 22:11:05

Instead of Xander, maybe Alexander and shorten it to Sander? Also love the name Edward

janeite Mon 01-Jun-09 22:14:26

Love Laurence/Laurie and Theo/Theodore.
Like Edward.
Quite like Nathaniel and Leo. Have no objections to Philip, Jonathin or James.

Don't like the others. Really, really don't like Roy, Douglas, Alistair and Stefan.

janeite Mon 01-Jun-09 22:15:59

Sorry - didn't proof-read. Stefan was an ex-boyfriend so I am biased against that.

tigana Mon 01-Jun-09 22:23:01

Roy - nonononono
Douglas -hmmm. No
Emilio - nope, too estevez, unless it fits with your cultural/ethnic heritage
Stefan - nope, too neighbours, unless fits etc etc
Lawrence/Laurence - quite like Laurie
Leo / Leon - prefer Leo
Theo / Theodore - is this getting too common? - maybe
(Philip is back in now - after having been put off it before) nope
Adam Philip - bit dull
Matthew Jonathan - nicer
Jonathan - hmmmmmm
Nathaniel (but not Nathan) - but it will be shortened by his friends..and you willwnat to too after you have said Nathaniel too many times
James (middle name only) fine
Alistair not bad
Edward fine
Reuben/Ruben fine but I suspect this may be the name du jour at the moment, so he may be in a year groudp full of Reubens
Xander - nope, too buffy

Boys names are hard

bumptwitknocker Wed 03-Jun-09 15:24:27

Roy - No, it's too 'dirty old man'
Douglas - Okay, but reminds me of trains for some reason
Emilio - not really
Stefan - nope
Lawrence/Laurence - nice
Leo / Leon - like Leo
Theo / Theodore - is getting popular, but if you like it...
Philip - bit serious, and might get called Phil when older
Adam Philip - nice
Matthew Jonathan - bit long-winded. Matthew James is better
Jonathan - no. I know too many horrid people called Jonathan
Nathaniel (but not Nathan) - alright, but bit much to say
James (middle name only) - very nice
Alistair - no
Edward - yes, sounds intelligent or musical
Reuben/Ruben - no
Xander - sounds intelligent, if a little spiritual

simplesusan Wed 03-Jun-09 23:31:18

My faves are:

Gattina83 Thu 04-Jun-09 00:42:49

I think Nathaniel sounds lovely and it's unique, not overused, but still heard enough to not be weird. I knew a really cool skater type called Alistair and he wasn't posh or scottish. Although Edward is a classic I've alsways thought it was a bit mummy's-boy wimp? sorry. Only go for Emilio if you have Italian or spanish reasons to. I've never met a cool person called Roy..

MrsPuddleduck Thu 04-Jun-09 09:28:16

Sorry to gatecrash slightly - my fave name for DS3 due in October is Alexander which we will shorten to Xander. Can't understand why no-one likes it but then I have never watched Buffy - can someone enlighten me??

AuntyAnna Thu 04-Jun-09 10:03:21

I like Theodore and Edward gorgeous, strong and handsome

slushy06 Thu 04-Jun-09 10:23:11

I like Leo and Nathaniel. Willmouse might be because xander was quite dorky in buffy compared to the rest of characters. However his name is not shortned its just xander. My nephew was called this everyone loved his name.

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