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DS 2 weeks early and no name. Help!

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thetraveller Sat 20-Jun-09 10:01:33

Despite knowing about impending arrival for 9 months, DS managed to catch us off-guard and is now 1 week old with no name. Middle name will be James (family name). Surname is double-barrelled (F-F). DH and I both like strong-sounding, lightly less usual names (but not too wacky). Some contenders, but grateful for comments:

Hector (Tor for short) - he looks a bit like a Hector
Oscar - also suits him, but initials spell OFF without the middle name. Is this a problem?
Jasper - like this but hesitant as DS has definite ginger tones in hair. But will anyone remember Jasper Carrot in 10 years time?
Alexander - nice but not particularly excited about it. I don't like Alex or Sandy as a short form and DH doesn't like Xander or Alec.

Lulumama Sat 20-Jun-09 10:06:06

OScar is my favourite out of all of them

Pingpong Sat 20-Jun-09 10:14:05

I am not a fan of Hector (or Archie) they remind me of Monarch of the Glen so conjure up dippy landed gentry. So with a double barrelled surname to boot people it makes me shudder (sorry for being brutally honest) but if that is the image you are looking for then go for it.
I have only known dogs called Jasper not humans.
OFF is not a problem as it would really be OJFF. Oscar is okay.
Alexander I do like but if you and DH can't agree on any of the nn then there doesn't seem much point unless you use AJ as in Alexander James.
I do really like James however!

Dalrymps Sat 20-Jun-09 10:16:56

I like Hector grin it's a little different but not too wacky and less common than oscar.

Have you thought about Harrsion? I quite like it although don't like the idea of it being shortenend to Harry... Personal choice I guess.

Congratualtions by the way! grin

Dalrymps Sat 20-Jun-09 10:19:23

Oh I also like Isaac smile

jellybeans Sat 20-Jun-09 10:19:28

I like Oscar best. Not keen on others. Also how about...


fucksticks Sat 20-Jun-09 10:20:21

Oscar definitely
Hector, Jasper both too poncy with double barrelled name
Alexander ok, bit dull and WILL get shortened

smallblessings Sat 20-Jun-09 10:21:13

I LOVE Hector. smile

TotallyAndUtterlyPaninied Sat 20-Jun-09 10:35:13

Hector's an old man's name. Oscar is ok.

Dalrymps Sat 20-Jun-09 10:37:01

Oscar's an old mans name too grin they're all the rage don't ya know?!

Actually Hector is the middle name of the drummer from Bon Jovi, don't know if thats a good or a bad thing though!

shootfromthehip Sat 20-Jun-09 10:39:42

Hector was our top name for DS until he arrived and looked nothing like a Hector!

Oscar is nice but not as cool as Hector.

We also loved Tobias, Jonah and Jenson. Actually we went for one of those but I'm not telling which one <<mysterious emoticon>>.

Good luck

TotallyAndUtterlyPaninied Sat 20-Jun-09 10:44:15

I don't mind the odd old man name like George and can sort of see why it's back, but Hector has no cool-ness about it. I think it's a going-to-get-picked-on name.

boodleboot Sat 20-Jun-09 11:54:11

Hector is my all time fav name for a boy and the reason why most of my opening posts are all around girls names not boys as have yet to hear a name to surpass hector

Hector - do it, it is just a fab name.

alittlebitshy Sat 20-Jun-09 11:57:55

Hector is lovely. Unusual without being a wtf kind of name.

lockets Sat 20-Jun-09 11:58:07

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DiamondHead Sat 20-Jun-09 12:05:58

If he looks like a Hector, then it sounds like you've already chosen really. I think Hector's good.

Albert, Arthur.

My dd didn't have a name for the first couple of weeks. It 's so hard.

audley Sat 20-Jun-09 15:43:21

Hector is fabulous, I love it and am miffed I can't use it myself!

Jojay Sat 20-Jun-09 15:50:44

Jasper is THE best boys name (biased) but I agree that it may sound poncy with a double barrelled surname - our surname is dead common so it balances it out!

Jojay Sat 20-Jun-09 15:51:24

And no-one ever mentions Jasper Carrot - Conran gets mentioned more

magbags Sat 20-Jun-09 16:49:47

Oscar is the only one I like from your list. Think it's a fab name. Oscar James goes nicely too, initials not a problem imo. Congratulations on the birth of your baby boy btw.

Tas1 Sat 20-Jun-09 17:17:38

Harrison James F-F
Ethan James F-F

Any good?

nooka Sat 20-Jun-09 17:28:22

Well if you don't like the nns for Alexander then that seems like a no go, as it is unlikely he won't use at least one of them at some time. No one will remember Jasper Carrot - he's pretty much disappeared already. But Jasper F-F does sound quite sloaney. Oscar I think is really quite common, so might not be very unusual. Hector is great - dh wanted this when we first met, from the Illiad (one for the greatest tragic heros). I could never think of nn for it.


oh lots of names woudl work really

BlackEyedDogstar Sat 20-Jun-09 17:38:12

Oh I'm another for Hector. I think it's very cool indeed and a tiny bit quirky.

Jasper is great too.

Any name you biscuit-barrel sounds posh imo (we are double surred too).

annasmami Sat 20-Jun-09 18:25:29

From the suggestions so far I love


both are classic, masculine names that aren't too common (yet?).

On the other hand, Oscar seems to be becoming very 'trendy' and I find Alex a little unimaginative.

mopsyflopsy Sat 20-Jun-09 18:30:10

Hector is nice, but I can't see how Tor would be an obvious nickname.... I thought you stress the Hec.

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