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Boys name ideas please

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LaDiDaDi Fri 14-Aug-09 15:03:56

We found out on Wednesday that we are having a boy and I need some name ideas. We have a dd called Laura and I would like a well known but not very trendy boys name iyswim?

My thoughts so far are

Arthur
Elliott
Simon
Toby
Monty
Peter
Stephen??

but dp isn't struck on any one of them.
Would like a first name and then one middle name.

I like but can't use for family/friend reasons

Michael
James
Edward, could perhaps get away with this
Luke
William

I also really like Rory and Lawrence but they would be ridiculous with a sister called Laura.

Help please smile.

thedollshouse Fri 14-Aug-09 15:06:57

I love Toby. The others are ok, not keen on Stephen just because there are are so many Stephens my age (36). I love Rory and Lawrence and don't think they sound ridiculous with Laura.

LaDiDaDi Fri 14-Aug-09 15:09:52

May use Rory as a middle name but it's just the sound of it "Laura and Rory" is a bit too much of a tongue twister for me to say easily.

Pawsandclaws Fri 14-Aug-09 15:24:44

Alexander?

screamingabdab Fri 14-Aug-09 15:25:11

I am really sorry, the only one I like from your list is Arthur

What about

Matthew
Patrick
Adam
Daniel
Alexander

screamingabdab Fri 14-Aug-09 15:30:05

John
Jack
David
Leo (? too many L's ?)

annasmami Fri 14-Aug-09 16:51:44

I really like Arthur, Elliot and Monty from your list, although I don't think Arthur and Laura work well toghether (too many 'r's).

How about

Quentin?
Tobias?

piscesmoon Fri 14-Aug-09 17:00:20

Peter and Stephen

piscesmoon Fri 14-Aug-09 17:01:36

How about Nicholas?

Raahh Fri 14-Aug-09 17:04:18

OP, You have fabulous taste- my Ds (6.5) is Elliot Peter! grin

battlehips Fri 14-Aug-09 17:47:49

Elliot and Arthur I really like

mathanxiety Fri 14-Aug-09 17:58:53

Andrew?
Philip?
George?
Joseph?
Matthew?
I like the Nicholas suggestion. On your list, Toby and Peter stand out.

HerHonesty Fri 14-Aug-09 18:01:57

not sure about arthur and stephen. duncan, dont know why, springs to mind?

MaggieBeauLeo Fri 14-Aug-09 19:49:27

I like Peter from your list. Nicholas is nice, that'd have been on my own list I think. Dislike Elliot the most. Arthur too trendy and annoying.

In that category or well-known proper solid boys name, but not trendy or popular, I'd suggest

Marcus
Howard/Howie
Victor
Donald/Don
DOminic
Gregory/Greg
Richie
Guy
Julian
Pat rick
Fergus/Gus
Slightly trendier in that urban chic way, Bruce, Julius, Hugo, Hamish

MaggieBeauLeo Fri 14-Aug-09 19:50:49

Thedollshouse, yeah STephen does nothing for me because most of my friends have a brother/husband or boss called Stephen. Great name, but it needs to rest for a decade more.

jellybeans Fri 14-Aug-09 20:26:18

Arthur...dislike old men names
Elliott....no will get Ellie
Simon..no, too 70s/80s
Toby...OK
Monty....really really dislike
Peter...OK
Stephen??...OK

How about

Matthew
Jacob
Lewis
Samuel
Ross
Niall
Seth
Andrew
Spencer
Joel
Joe
Charles
Quen tin
Christopher
Zachary
Francis

LaDiDaDi Sun 16-Aug-09 17:45:29

Have been away for the weekend so just back now.

Some of your suggestions are completely ruled out as the names of ex-h or dp (who wouldn't want ds named after him) or bil.

Zachary, Seth, Jacob, Niall, Hamish and Fergus are good ideas. I really like Fergus.

Do you think Nicholas is ok for a Christmas baby or will it seem a bit twee?

angrypixie Sun 16-Aug-09 18:00:51

Loving Fergus and Seth, also have a soft spot for Stanley. Was going to suggest Gabriel but not for a christmas baby grin.

chichichien Sun 16-Aug-09 18:14:55

Arthur - no
Elliott - no. It's one of those names which is becoming a girl's name
Simon - no, bit wet
Toby - no, wet
Monty - no. Great Uncle
Peter - yes, good
Stephen - yes

What about MArk? STill seen as too retro?
Joe?
Thomas?

WinkyWinkola Sun 16-Aug-09 18:21:57

I like Tobias with the option of Toby.

None of the others.

Glynne Sun 16-Aug-09 18:25:21

How about Gregory?

Laura and Gregory sounds good.

Or Marcus?

laura and Marcus also sounds lovely.

Supercherry Sun 16-Aug-09 20:06:04

I really like Toby from your list.

I also think Edward goes nicely with Laura.

It's so hard isn't it? I'm having DS2 in October and I just can't decide.

laughalot Sun 16-Aug-09 20:11:51

Aidan - my sons name
Ethan
Tim
Callum
Rowan
Charlie
Ewan
Archie
Lewie

Tillyscoutsmum Sun 16-Aug-09 20:14:53

OP - we are due a christmas boy as well and Fergus, Seth and Lawrence are top of our list atm

We also like:-

Noah
Dominic
Barnaby
Fraser
William
George
Saul
Zachary
Dennis
Rufus

LaDiDaDi Sun 16-Aug-09 22:26:20

Dp has previously said he likes Noah, will have to ask him if he's still keen.

Archie would have been our choice last time but I've sort of gone of it a bit now.

Fraser is good but it's a colleague's son's name though perhaps that connection is loose enough to ignore?

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