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schmo Thu 06-Aug-09 11:32:59

Expecting DS2 in October and DH and I really cannot agree on a name or we have problems with the names we pick!

DS1 is called Daniel James, we call him Dan alot and I quite like the idea of a name that can be shortened, but it doesn't HAVE to be.

Shortlist so far is;

Toby - I like this DH not too keen
Samuel - sounds similar to Daniel does it matter or would it sound stupid? We do both like it & can shorten to Sam which we love
James - this is the only suggestion DH will give, it was his first choice for DS1, I do really like it but is DS1 middle name?
Joseph - I like but friend just given birth to baby & called it (we hadn't discussed names)may use as middle name
Ryan
Benjamin - would be my 1st choice but again a friend has called their baby this name!

We like quite ordinary traditional names, nothing too adventurous! I just want a good strong classic name, that hopefully won't sound too silly with Daniel.

Thinking of a name is keeping me awake at night, and I don't know if the things that concern me are that important or if I'm hormonal! Please help...

Sunshinemummy Thu 06-Aug-09 11:43:45

DP has a half brother called Daniel James who has a half brother on the other side called Luke. Think they go quite well together.

Samuel and Daniel are fine as siblings I think. Not too alike.

GrimmaTheNome Thu 06-Aug-09 12:09:55

David ?

jellybeans Thu 06-Aug-09 12:14:30

Toby -OK
Samuel - I think it sounds abit too simelar esp Dan and Sam.
James - bit boring and already your DS middle name, I wouldn't do it.
Joseph - great name, depends how close your friend is.
Ryan-great name
Benjamin -I like Ben on it's own, fine name though.

I also was going to suggest Luke. I also like...

Jacob/Jake
Zachary/Zac
Alex
Ross
Lewis
Joel
Peter
Michael
Adam
Aaron
Aidan
Nic holas
Isaac
Nathan
Kieron

schmo Thu 06-Aug-09 12:15:26

David is a good name, but my ex BF so wouldn't suggest

schmo Thu 06-Aug-09 12:19:29

Really like Luke and some others suggested, will suggest to DH

GrimmaTheNome Thu 06-Aug-09 12:29:22

I know a Dan with brother Andrew - Drew for short.

arolf Thu 06-Aug-09 12:40:17

I know someone with twins called Samuel and Daniel - the names work well together

LouMacca Thu 06-Aug-09 13:14:14

My DS is Daniel George. If my DD had been a girl we would have chosen from the following.

Joseph
Benjamin
Samuel
Harry
Thomas

also like Adam and James

I think there are quite a few old posts about sibling names to go with Daniel.

gladders Thu 06-Aug-09 13:14:23

personally wouldn't put Dan together with Sam...

Daniel and Matthew?
daniel and oliver?
Daniel and Jake?

Scorps Thu 06-Aug-09 13:15:02

Joshua

FimbleHobbs Thu 06-Aug-09 13:22:45

Alistair
=
Daniel and Alistair
or
Dan and Ally
or
Dan and Lister

TwoHot Thu 06-Aug-09 17:28:29

Matthey, Dan and Matt would be good mates as well as brothers

TwoHot Thu 06-Aug-09 17:29:21

Matthew I meant!

Or

Dan and Ed
Dan and John

pedalmonster Thu 06-Aug-09 18:09:26

Benjamin is nice or you could use Benedict ,which also shortens to Ben but is more unusual.
Edward is lovely too.
But you can definitely re-use James; it will be lovely that your boys are "linked" I think.
Matthew is also lovely, so is Sam. haha good luck with this!

weegiemum Thu 06-Aug-09 18:29:21

My dnephew1 is Daniel (known as Dan) - in fact he is Daniel James!

His wee bro, Dnephew2, is Jacob, known as Jake, or jakey.

BottySpottom Thu 06-Aug-09 22:10:37

I love all the names mentioned on here as we too like traditional friendly sounding unpretentious names.

Dan and Oliver (Ollie)
Dan and Joseph
Dan and Alexander (Alex)
Dan and Charles (Charlie)
Dan and Lucas
Dan and Joshua

Hormonesnomore Thu 06-Aug-09 22:26:15

Matthew
Thomas
Robin
Edward
Jonathon
Benjamin

Hormonesnomore Thu 06-Aug-09 22:26:53

Sorry, just read you don't want Benjamin.

nappyaddict Thu 06-Aug-09 22:38:18

I'll try to keep this short and sweet (I'm not very good at that so bear with me) How about something a bit less popular like:

Maxamus/Maxwell/Maximilian
Edmund
Edgar
Edwin
Richard
Gregory
Stephen
Benedict
Mich ael
Ian
Caleb
Scott
Russell
Graeme
Martin
Kieron
Jude
Philip, Pip
Robert, Bobby
Christopher, Kit
John, Jonty, Johnny,
Raymond, Ray, Rae,
Tristan
Saul
Gabriel
Emmanuel
Peter
Paul
Guy
David
Simon
Stuart
Bryn
Gyles
Gerry
Anth ony
Marcus
Bruce
Jared
Zachary, Zachariah
Alastair
Clement
Elijah
Griffith
Todd
Alan
Kevin
Gareth, Gary
Jordan
Craig
Andrew
Joey
Glen
Ross
Connor
Kirk
Jason,
Adrian
Hadrian
Julian, Julius
Dennis
Ashley
Lloyd
Darryl
Malcolm

nappyaddict Thu 06-Aug-09 22:43:28

Connor
Robinson, Robin
Lucas

screamingabdab Fri 07-Aug-09 09:50:49

Daniel and Evan

Daniel and John

Daniel and Patrick

Daniel and Adam

nappyaddict Fri 07-Aug-09 12:04:33

Try my boys names thread

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