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ok, NEW boys list if names, WDYT?

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oliverboliverbutt Fri 03-Jul-09 17:35:07

I am leaving out all of the typical names that I know most of you will think are ok.
what do you think of these more unusual names?

Roman
Yves
Orren
Ivan
Mannix
Nelson (but call him Sonny)

We have a double barreled last name, first name two syllables beginning with P, second name one syllable beginning with B.

dizzydixies Fri 03-Jul-09 17:37:42

prefer Roan to Roman
Oran to Orren
Mannix - not my taste
Nelson - I love sonny but he's always going to get Mandela so why not call him Sonny?

dizzydixies Fri 03-Jul-09 17:38:09

sorry Ivan nice too

oliverboliverbutt Fri 03-Jul-09 17:38:56

Wouldn't call him Sonny because we always want to use a proper name instead of a nickname.

dizzydixies Fri 03-Jul-09 17:40:24

no problem, I have 3 with full names & short versions!

dizzydixies Fri 03-Jul-09 17:41:11

Samson or Jackson nn Sonny?

Overmydeadbody Fri 03-Jul-09 17:41:35

I don't like Roman, Saxon much nicer

Yves how is that pronounced?

Orren I don't like.

Ivan and Mannix I don't like. Especially not Mannix. Think about it. It sounds like Manics.

Sonny is a lovely name I tinhk, nut Nelson not to my taste.

Sorry!

How about Orson?

dizzydixies Fri 03-Jul-09 17:42:21

hi OMDB smile

oliverboliverbutt Fri 03-Jul-09 17:46:52

'Yves how is that pronounced?'

like Eve

famous person, Yves Saint laurent

oliverboliverbutt Fri 03-Jul-09 17:48:14

I don't really like Nelson either, but love Sonny.
Jackson was our choice for our first, she turned out to be a girl. So could use that but don't like that Jack is the most popular name.

cece Fri 03-Jul-09 17:53:50

Sorry but I don't like any of them.

dizzydixies Fri 03-Jul-09 17:54:04

I don't know any Jack's anymore - don't let the popularity charts put you off, I chose DD1's name and everytime its mentioned on here people go on about how overused it is - I haven't met another one yet however we chose something a little different for DD2 and I know of 4 of them hmm

is it definately a boy or do you have some girls options too?

hunkermunker Fri 03-Jul-09 17:56:05

Is your surname Parker-Bowles? grin

Yves would get mistaken for a girl going on sound, though I do like it.

Roman - do you have unfortunate noses in your family?

Orren - "Warren? Eh?"

Ivan - quite like this.

Mannix - "like the Street Preachers"?

Nelson - no. Just no.

hunkermunker Fri 03-Jul-09 17:56:36

Jackson great - although people will think it's a tribute...

oliverboliverbutt Fri 03-Jul-09 17:56:39

it's a boy. If it was girl everything would be just fine.
We are having a bit of trouble with this one since we've already used our very favorite boys name on my son!

oliverboliverbutt Fri 03-Jul-09 17:58:28

'although people will think it's a tribute...'

OMG we can't have that!

dizzydixies Fri 03-Jul-09 18:08:52

am sure there are loads of names that would give you the nn Sonny smile

what about Corran?

sockmonster Fri 03-Jul-09 19:23:35

Roman- yes, but polanski did bad bad things with 13 year old girls. However I do like it. Is Rowan a boy's name, kind of similar?

Yves- NO! He will be called Eve and laughed at by his chums. Unless you live in a french village this will not work

Orren- orange???

Ivan- Cameron, nah

Mannix- Manic

Nelson (but call him Sonny)- admiral nelson shot in battle of trafalgar. Not bad, best of the bunch I have to say.

Jackson- I like this a lot actually but I think it will be a top 10 name in the US at least by the end of 09 and it will be assumed it is en homage to michael

Sorry not too positive! I like Nelson and Roman and Jackson I think, how about just 'Sonny'?

sockmonster Fri 03-Jul-09 19:25:55

I agree with overmydeadbody- Orson? Like Orren and Sonny combined?

seeker Fri 03-Jul-09 19:26:36

The sound like Gladiators, sorry!

MrsMattie Fri 03-Jul-09 19:27:48

Nelson nn Sonny was on our boy's list. I like it.

The rest - bleurgh.

Yves conjures up images of gay designer type a la Bruno.

sockmonster Fri 03-Jul-09 19:28:02

haha grin

Fimbo Fri 03-Jul-09 19:31:06

From that list, Evan is just about acceptable to me. But hey it's your baby your choice, not mine.

MrsBadger Fri 03-Jul-09 19:35:48

Ivan is passable

Mannix is dreadful

the rest I think he could squeak by with by sheer force of personality if he was at Bedales or Eton

Fimbo Fri 03-Jul-09 19:38:02

Oops Ivan of course

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