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Our Shortlist for our soon to arrive boy

(25 Posts)
ThatsNotMyPirate Tue 30-Jun-09 15:40:39

What do you think?


bargainhuntingbetty Tue 30-Jun-09 15:43:19

Like Leo but not keen on the rest but then its not my baby. You go withh what you want andd never mindd what anyone else says.

Pingpong Tue 30-Jun-09 15:48:04


gladders Tue 30-Jun-09 16:45:33

the only one i dislike is alexis - all the others are nice solid boys' names. aso they're not too too popular so little chance of there being another in the same class?

fizzpops Tue 30-Jun-09 16:52:55

Only REALLY like Henry and Edward.

Felix is nice, Leo is OK - don't like Alexis at all.

boodleboot Tue 30-Jun-09 17:02:17

Alexis is a girls name. Leo is ok. i like Henry too

stillstanding Tue 30-Jun-09 17:03:56

My favourites are Henry and Leo out of those.

LouMacca Tue 30-Jun-09 17:05:45

Edward here too.

jellybeans Tue 30-Jun-09 17:39:22

Henry ...OK but don't like 'Hen'
Felix...not keen
Edward...Don't like, but like Ted
Leo it
Alexis ...really dislike, girls name? (or sounds like one)

Pepa Tue 30-Jun-09 17:44:44

Love Leo...but then I would (name of DS!) We've never actually met another Leo and although its unusual everyone recognises it and its easy to spell and pronouce....very important now my son is learning to read and write!!

Nancy66 Tue 30-Jun-09 23:17:39

Alexis is a girls name
Love Felix - great name and not too overused unlike the others on your list.

MamaLazarou Wed 01-Jul-09 08:59:03

I like Edward the best from your list.

Felix is a cat and Alexis is Joan Collins.

chaya5738 Wed 01-Jul-09 09:01:48

I love Felix - very cool. And Leo is great. Henry is cute.

Edward is unbelievably boring IMH.

Mammina Wed 01-Jul-09 09:03:04

I like Felix and Leo. Not keen on the other two I'm afraid

mustrunmore Wed 01-Jul-09 09:08:18

Too many Henrys and Leos in the world at the moment, Edward a bit bland, Felix too pretentious, Alexis is a girl. Sorry!!

Madmentalbint Wed 01-Jul-09 09:13:22

I like Edward and Henry.
Felix could grow on me (can't get past the cat thing atm).
Not sure about Alexis. Sounds like a girls name.
I don't like Leo.

annie896 Wed 01-Jul-09 09:25:18

I love Henry DS1 name. I love Leo as well sometimes wish I had chosen this for DS2.

I like Edward, not sure about Felix just can't get the cat thing out of my head with this one, but I have never met anyone called Felix and I'm sure my view would change if I ever did.

fruitstick Wed 01-Jul-09 09:29:11

I like Felix or Henry as a safer choice.

Alexis - think Carrington
Edward - a bit dull
Leo - nah

Tillyscoutsmum Wed 01-Jul-09 09:29:38

They're all ok apart from Alexis which I would say is a girl's name (I have a female cousin called Alexis).

I think I prefer Henry but like the nn for Edward (Ted, Ned etc)

Servalan Wed 01-Jul-09 09:55:05

Rearranging your list in order of my personal preference:

1. Leo - love it, love, it, love it!
2. Edward - lovely classic name
3. Felix - like it a lot
4. Henry - tis OK
5. Alexis - I think of it as a girl's name, sorry.

clairebear88 Wed 01-Jul-09 10:30:37


1. Leo - nice
2. Edward - classic
3. Felix - i still think of cats sorry
4. Henry - nice
5. Alexis - surely should be alexander or just alex for a boy. Alexis is girlie sorry.

TwoSunnyDays Wed 01-Jul-09 11:21:02

Henry, Edward and Leo are all great

Felix I wouldnt have as its (for me) a cats name.

Alexis is a girls name. Alex or Alexander would be great. Are you thinking of Alexei, as in Alexei Sale? That is a boys name.

ThatsNotMyPirate Wed 01-Jul-09 13:22:47

Thanks for all your input.

Although my favorite has rated as least poular, it has just confirmed how much I like it. And its not a girls name. Its a unisex name. And I think its lovely. :D

SarahL2 Wed 01-Jul-09 13:34:39

I always thought Alexis was a boys name but then the only one I have heard of is Alexis Denisof

Wikipedia says "The name was traditionally male, though it has been in use as a girls name in the United States since at least the 1940s"

Alexa is a girls name.

I like it, but then my DS is named Alexander...

annasmami Wed 01-Jul-09 13:35:29

To me, Alexa sounds like a girls' name and Alexis a boys' name.

Alex can be both (Alexander, Alexandra).

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