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help me pick a boys name.

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ladyofshallots Tue 21-Jul-09 17:54:39

ds1 is due in October and we can't decide what to name him. dd's are called Lily and Lydia.

We like Sebastian, Oscar, Christian, George so far. We do have a three syllable second name and MIL seems to think that rules out a long first name, but I disagree.

Any preferences or other ideas?

maggievirgo Tue 21-Jul-09 17:56:07

My favourites

Richard
Robert
Dominic
Peter
Jonathan
Gregory
Leo
Marcus
Donald
Howard
Victo r
Guy
Saul
Patrick
Christopher

belgo Tue 21-Jul-09 18:00:30

Christian and Sebastian are lovely, don't listen to your MIL, a long first name is fine.

devientenigma Tue 21-Jul-09 18:01:20

Following the L theme, what about Lewie, luke, lucas, levi, leon, leaf. I also quite like Corin, Jayden and Efram.

ladyofshallots Tue 21-Jul-09 18:07:23

I don't think I want another L name as think it will be a bit too themey, but do want it to sound as if it goes with our girls' names.

Current favourite is Sebastian with Seb for short. We did love Oscar, but the Eastenders connection puts me off a bit.

Some other good suggestions too, thank you.

Definitely like traditional names, so something more modern or unusual like Jayden or Leaf wouldn't really be for us.

nomorecake Tue 21-Jul-09 18:38:16

lily, lydia and george sounds nice.

janeite Tue 21-Jul-09 18:39:57

I answered this but it disappeared.

Oscar Christian rocks.

Sebastian Christian is also fab (but I don't like Seb).

George - am not feeling it.

LoveBuckets Tue 21-Jul-09 21:03:38

Benedict? Would probably be known as Ben so that would please your MIL.

jellybeans Tue 21-Jul-09 23:42:21

George goes well. Do you like Matthew or Zachary?

NotanOtter Tue 21-Jul-09 23:44:19

christian gorgeous

Glynne Tue 21-Jul-09 23:45:08

I love Gregory.

Also Theo (Theodore)

I like all your choices too, particuarly Christian and Sebastian.

Bubbaloo Tue 21-Jul-09 23:47:04

Ds1 is Oscar James and even with there being an Oscar in Eastenders,I've yet to meet another onewink.

MamaLazarou Wed 22-Jul-09 07:27:51

I love Christian - not a name you hear often these days.

I had an enormous swoony crush on a boy at Sunday School called Christian when I was about 6. I loved the name ever since (unfortunately, DH hates it).

loobylu3 Wed 22-Jul-09 10:54:03

I like all your names. Oscar is probably my least favourite but is still perfectly nice. Sebastian and Christian would be less popular than the other two if that is something that concerns you. I think any of the would 'go' fine with your daughters (v pretty) names.

ladyofshallots Wed 22-Jul-09 15:46:55

So far it looks like Christian and Sebastian are in the lead. I do love Sebastian, I'm just worried about MIL's reaction. Her idea of a good boys' name is more like Gary, so Sebastian will be a bit unusual for her. She is also very tactless and blunt!

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