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HELP! I thought it was a DD- alas it is rather clearly all boy

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sockmonster Fri 26-Jun-09 19:04:26

Hello, so I've still got a little way to go yet but I was convinced I was having a girl, but in my scan it was abundantly clear it would be a boy.

I do not have a clue what to call it, and would like opinions?

So far


er.. but I don't actually love any of them. DH says Nicholas sounds like 'knickerless'?!

His favourite is James but it reminds me of 'jamon' and although I like it, I don't love it.


lockets Fri 26-Jun-09 19:06:15

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littlebrownmouse Fri 26-Jun-09 19:06:52

Did they tell you it was a boy? At DD's 20 week scan I so clearly saw a willy. Goodness knows what it was, she's clearly all girl!

GossipMonger Fri 26-Jun-09 19:09:32

I love Theo.

Joshua is fab.
Lucien - pronounced Looshun or Lucy-un
James - meh
Nicolas - agree with your dh but LOVE Nico.

thirtysomething Fri 26-Jun-09 19:12:12

Ditto littlebrownmouse!!

Boys names I have on my all time favourites list are:


Slightly more off-beat:

TotallyAndUtterlyPaninied Fri 26-Jun-09 19:12:34

I like Saul, Theodore and Lucian/ Lucien but if I have another boy he will be Luca.

How about:

sockmonster Fri 26-Jun-09 19:28:22

OOh I like Luca but it was vetoed by DH angry

Thanks for suggestions- I honestly have no idea-

keep them coming please!!

If it helps I speak Spanish/Italian and am dark, DH is half Irish and thoroughly fair, DH likes boring names- sorry, I mean traditional, erm, I would like something sensible but not too common, I think.


sockmonster Fri 26-Jun-09 19:31:15

The deal with Lucien/Lucian- I like but is it too, er, camp and frilly? I don't like 'looshan' pronunciation but do like 'looseean' if that makes sense.
I don't want to spend every day cringing when somebody mispronounces it though!

sockmonster Fri 26-Jun-09 19:33:02

thirtysomething good list- love sebastian and felix and david/alex/laurie et al, but DH will veto some as they are ex-boyfriends! whooops...

TotallyAndUtterlyPaninied Fri 26-Jun-09 19:34:56



Aidan's Irish. I like that, and it means 'little fiery one'.

Ailin is Irish and means handsome.

Blaine is also irish.

Caio is Italian and beautiful.

slowreadingprogress Fri 26-Jun-09 19:40:40

don't like lucian - find it a weedy and annoying name for some reason!!!

of your choices Theodore is lovely, Theo for short - and if you like that how about Leo? I also really like Laurence, Laurie for short - so nice, traditional but unusual now.


sockmonster Fri 26-Jun-09 19:42:21

Blaine is a bit like David Blaine scary magic man-

I like a name to have a meaning though too, so Aidan is suprisingly liked, I have a feeling it will be a little fiery indeed!!

I like Elliot a lot- DH thinks it sounds like a girls name (he's talking rubbish, right?)

sockmonster Fri 26-Jun-09 19:46:15

slowreadingprogress to be honest although I like it written down, in practice I think it's weedy and irritating and if I have to have a DS I'd rather not have a severely annoying one.


I actually like Laurence I hadn't thought of that at all, kind of sensible but not overused or like calling him Jack...

And I like HUgh Laurie (don't ask) so I like the nn Laurie...

hmmmmmm... what would I do without you lot!!?? grin hmm

slowreadingprogress Fri 26-Jun-09 19:50:04

oo oo please call him Laurie grin

I think it's so stylish

I totally agree re Hugh L by the way

slowreadingprogress Fri 26-Jun-09 19:50:23

oo oo please call him Laurie grin

I think it's so stylish

I totally agree re Hugh L by the way

Northernlurker Fri 26-Jun-09 19:50:39





slowreadingprogress Fri 26-Jun-09 19:51:13

so good, i posted it twice!

sockmonster Fri 26-Jun-09 19:59:06


Edward= DH's DS from another relationship (ohsocomplicated!)

Laurie---- will it be too much like 'lorry' for other children?

It's growing on me.... smile

jemart Fri 26-Jun-09 19:59:37

looks spookily like my shortlist did.

Ultimately we were torn between James or Theodore, DH liked James better, Theo being too greek hmm apparently.

Our James is commonly referred to as Jamie though.

sockmonster Fri 26-Jun-09 20:00:54

dh: why on earth are you calling our child Laurie and not James?

me: I have a secret crush on hugh laurie...?

dh: NO!


sockmonster Fri 26-Jun-09 20:03:44

jemart I like James because it's not offensive at all,but I think I'd like it more if it weren't DH's favourite!! I'm just being awkward!!
DH says 'Pathitis' when I raise Theo as option, and says Joshua is 'too Jewish'...since when!!???

Lissya Fri 26-Jun-09 20:06:53

Hugo, or Tobias with Toby for short?

KleineMaus Fri 26-Jun-09 20:22:58

I have an Elliot. Can't see what would be girly about it. It's not weird, but not common (I don't personally know of any others), and it's had a very positive response. I just wish I could think of any other names I like as much for the next one...

Scorpette Fri 26-Jun-09 20:24:37

Lucian is fab as is Laurie. I also like Lissya's suggestions.

I really like Hector and Felix.

Your DH's thing about Joshua being 'too Jewish' is a bit weird - the majority of UK male names were originally Jewish: David, John, James, Thomas, Matthew, Mark, Luke... need I go on?!

slowreadingprogress Fri 26-Jun-09 20:27:33

well imho you get the casting vote anyway, sock.....tell him he can have James for the next one if he gives birth to it grin

Laurie is SO much more stylish than James. I can see a really cool teenage Laurie.....and yet it's so cute for a little boy....

funnily enough I knew a bloke called Van and his best friend was called Laurie....geddit??
honestly, not made up grin

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