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Well I just HOPE its not a boy

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Bathsheba Thu 16-Jul-09 16:46:26

I cannot get my DH to agree on ANY boy's names.

He has turned down EVERYTHING from James and John, to Gabriel....He has turned down Ben, Dan, Joe, Danny...EVERYTHING

Middle name will be Montgomerie
Surname is similar to Matthews..

I like


I DON'T like

Old man names (Albert, Stanley, Hector)

I don't want to use


As they are very very VERY popular where we live.

I'd prefer something that can't really be wrongly spelled (I know in this world of kreativ spellings everything can be spelled 5 different ways but I'd prefer something that had an "obvious classic" spelling which would be what we would use)

Girls name is completely sorted and we both love it....Boy's name is a complete and utter mystery and ANYTHING that we will ever come up with will be more tolerated than loved I feel....

arolf Thu 16-Jul-09 16:57:05

we are in much the same boat with girls names - luckily it looks like we're having a boy. What we have done though is a) agree that I have the deciding vote, as I'm the one most inconvenienced byt the pregnancy and b) go through a list of names which are used in my fiance's country (they have a list of suitable names over there, and it's recommended that you avoid any name not on the list). We now have a shortlist, but I'm still not settled!

Do you have any family names which you like? (going back to great and great-great grandparent and aunt/uncle times)

does the girl's name you've chosen have a male equivalent, or a meaning which has a male equivalent name?

SarahL2 Thu 16-Jul-09 16:57:35

DH and I could not agree on any boys names. That was part of the reason we found out the sex, so we could either stop stressing about it or ditch our list of girls names and get concentrating!

I figured we'd end up with something neither of us loved too cause we'd been through every other name in the book - but in the end, we chose Alexander which we both now love

There aren't so many Alex's round here...

Not helpful in terms of giving you ideas I know but just to reassure you that you might not have to just tolerate the name you end up with...

Posey Thu 16-Jul-09 16:57:49

Probably thought of this, but since you are so set on a girl's name, is there not a boy's equivalenti-ish sort of name?!

I'm hopeless coming up with names but I'm sure you'll find help soon on heresmile

Bathsheba Thu 16-Jul-09 17:06:19

Well, the Girl's name is Tess, but I don;t know if there is a boy's version of that..


There are names I love...I'll add Stephen and Christian to the list from earlier but Dh hates EVERYTHING

Nothing but very very dull names in the family (no offense to anyone who has chosen them but all we have are Davids, Toms and Jameses)...

arolf Thu 16-Jul-09 17:22:56

Testicle! a truly masculine name

Bathsheba Thu 16-Jul-09 17:27:57

It is suitably butch...!

Certainly there would be no gender confusion....

arolf Thu 16-Jul-09 17:30:27

what about Dominic? for some reason I love that name, but we have a good friend called dom, so not using it for this baby!

SarahL2 Thu 16-Jul-09 17:36:57

Found this online somewhere...

"The following names are baby names related to Tess and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Tess: Boys - Andrew, Dorian, George, Julius, Luke, Theodore, Theron"

The sisters name they suggest is Dorcas though hmm

jellybeans Thu 16-Jul-09 17:42:38

Jude...don't like
Scott...dislike it it, don't like Benjamin though

I don't like old mens names either!

How about


Bathsheba Thu 16-Jul-09 17:49:07

Hi Jellybeans

Thanks for the list - a lot of them have already been run past DH witha No...

And Sarah, I dread to think what he'd say about Theron...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bathsheba Thu 16-Jul-09 17:51:03

Arolf - I'll try him with Dominic...

He has Aspergers so tends to panic when met with serious choices and only comes up with footballers names or names of his favourite sci fi characters....

only name I've had okayed recently was Captain Jack Harkness Montgomerie Matthews....he doesn;t actually like Jack though...

PinkTulips Thu 16-Jul-09 17:53:33

arolf... by any chance is your fiance dutch?

my parents had me in holland and my father caused havoc by picking a name not in 'the book'.... a very irish name at that grin

he got so infuriated trying to register my first name i ended up with no middle name as he couldn't handle the thought of attempting to register that too! so i have an invisible middle name hat noone uses except him hmm

arolf Thu 16-Jul-09 19:35:32

nope - my sister's is though! mine is czech luckily I was able to argue for a middle name, and have chosen a czech middle name too - first name will be one which is the same in both languages!

Good luck Bathsheba!

bandanna Fri 17-Jul-09 11:14:58

What does he like?

boodleboot Fri 17-Jul-09 11:40:07

I totally adore the name Huxley but i appreciate it is not everyones cup of tea

how about Anton?

belgo Fri 17-Jul-09 11:47:00

Testosterone, Tess for short?wink

bleh Fri 17-Jul-09 11:50:26

How about you start suggesting some totally outrageous names (you can start with Testicle) and then he'll either a) love them, and then that's a problem you'll have to deal with or b) realise that the original names you were suggested are wonderful and will go along with your favourite.

belgo Fri 17-Jul-09 12:06:32


belgo Fri 17-Jul-09 12:07:09

good plan Bleh.

nomorecake Fri 17-Jul-09 13:49:35

how about


(i must admit i have posted these names on another thread my defense, i love them!)

pranma Fri 17-Jul-09 15:20:43


phlossie Sat 18-Jul-09 14:58:26

Adam is a good one - not too common, first man and all that - kind of timeless.

I'm a fan of old man names, myself, so I won't volunteer my list!

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