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Random boy names - give us opinions and suggestions!

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lynniep Thu 27-Aug-09 13:00:30

Of course I know DH is going to say nay to ^every single one^ of these and I'll probably do the same for his list. But we have to come up with something! DS is Joey (Joseph Samuel).
I've already decided I dont like some of these and I put them there, but will leave them in for comments!

Lawrence
Bartholemew
Jonah
Luke
Bryce (well my dad is Bruce, so its similar)
Gabriel (tried last time - DH said NO)
Barnaby
Jeremiah (Jem)
Nathaniel ( I like Nate, or Natt, rather than Nathan)
Evan
Nicholas
Noah
Irving
Reuben
Charles (I really like Charlie, but DH says NO and it is pretty common)
Sylvester (hmm, brings to mind a cat or a M'coy)
Rory (tried last time - DH hates but I still like)

BellBookandCandle Thu 27-Aug-09 14:49:59

Lawrence - not one I'd choose

Bartholemew - like it

Jonah - like it (and Noah)

Luke - prtty common where I am

Bryce (well my dad is Bruce, so its similar)- sounds like a surname not one I'd pick

Gabriel (tried last time - DH said NO) - I really like it
Barnaby - Fab (quite a cute name I think)

Jeremiah (Jem) - Equally fab

Nathaniel ( I like Nate, or Natt, rather than Nathan)....another good one

Evan - not sure, I'm not keen on names that can be first names or surnames

Nicholas - traditional

Noah - YEAH!!!

Irving - Berlin? Washington? Makes me think of catch 22 not keen at all

Reuben - Fab

Charles (I really like Charlie, but DH says NO and it is pretty common)- what about Edward (eddie) instead?

Sylvester (hmm, brings to mind a cat or a M'coy)- I agree smile

Rory (tried last time - DH hates but I still like) love it.

What about
Benedict
Dominic (dom or Nic)
Theo (dore)
Myles
Daniel
Aaron
Jacob (Jake)

Good luck with the naming

sillyoldfatcatpuss Thu 27-Aug-09 14:56:33

Love Reuben, Rory is ok. No likey the rest

janeite Thu 27-Aug-09 15:00:56

Lawrence - love it: dd1 would have been it if she had been ds
Bartholemew - ooh I like that too
Jonah - don't like it
Luke - love it
Bryce (well my dad is Bruce, so its similar)don't like it
Gabriel (tried last time - DH said NO)love it
Barnaby - love it
Jeremiah (Jem)nope but like Jem
Nathaniel ( I like Nate, or Natt, rather than Nathan) - no opinion

Evan - hate it
Nicholas -no opinion
Noah - love it
Irving - hate it
Reuben - tis ok
Charles (I really like Charlie, but DH says NO and it is pretty common) - not really
Sylvester (hmm, brings to mind a cat or a M'coy) - erm, not sure if I love or hate this

Rory (tried last time - DH hates but I still like) - ok

Laurence, Luke, Gabriel and Barnaby are some of my favourite boys' names ever.

GossipMonger Thu 27-Aug-09 15:06:05

Lawrence - No tis a bit stuffy
Bartholemew - Bart Simpson
Jonah - Like it but you have a Joey already
Luke - nice
Bryce (well my dad is Bruce, so its similar) No
Gabriel (tried last time - DH said NO) OK
Barnaby - cute but wouldnt want to be 15 and called Barnaby or have a DH called Barnaby
Jeremiah (Jem) - No
Nathaniel ( I like Nate, or Natt, rather than Nathan) tis OK
Evan -ooh NO
Nicholas - Love love love Nico
Noah - No too Biblical
Irving - bit 'out there'
Reuben - nice
Charles (I really like Charlie, but DH says NO and it is pretty common) NP is Charlie cute
Sylvester (hmm, brings to mind a cat or a M'coy) Tweety Pie
Rory (tried last time - DH hates but I still like) love this too

My choices would

1 Nico
2 Rory
3 Luke

Or Nicolas Luke

FairLadyRantALot Thu 27-Aug-09 15:07:45

Lawrence- lovely
Bartholemew- nope
Jonah- lovely
Luke-nice name, prefer lucas though
Bryce (well my dad is Bruce, so its similar)-hmm, not sure
Gabriel (tried last time - DH said NO)- quite like it
Barnaby- nopppppppppe
Jeremiah (Jem)- like it
Nathaniel ( I like Nate, or Natt, rather than Nathan)- like it
Evan- it's o.k.
Nicholas- lovely
Noah- my most favourite boysname EVER!!!!!!!!!!!
Irving-nope
Reuben- lovely
Charles (I really like Charlie, but DH says NO and it is pretty common)-hmmm
Sylvester (hmm, brings to mind a cat or a M'coy)-nonononono
Rory (tried last time - DH hates but I still like) - quite like it

MrsVik Thu 27-Aug-09 15:08:50

Lawrence - Good solid name, no reason why I don't like it.
Bartholemew - bit of a mouthful! Don't like the nn 'Bart'.
Jonah - I love this name, but it does have some negative connotations to do with religion - would this matter to you?
Luke - cute name.
Bryce (well my dad is Bruce, so its similar)- not so keen, would always be mis-pronounced or mis-spelt.
Gabriel (tried last time - DH said NO) - seems popular right now, not one I'm keen on.
Barnaby - really don't like this one much.
Jeremiah (Jem)- love it, and the nn.
Nathaniel ( I like Nate, or Natt, rather than Nathan) - really like it.
Evan - it's ok.
Nicholas - again, ok.
Noah - like it.
Irving - hmm....
Reuben - hmm....
Charles (I really like Charlie, but DH says NO and it is pretty common) - good solid boys' name.
Sylvester (hmm, brings to mind a cat or a M'coy) - not keen.
Rory (tried last time - DH hates but I still like) - Could be quite cute.

lynniep Thu 27-Aug-09 15:33:11

I think I need to get some sort of spreadsheet going with ticks and crosses and whatnot!!

This is helpful though - thanks!!

BB&C - I like your suggestions too - thanks
Benedict - I think is lovely but I just imagine we'll end up calling him Benny and that makes me and DH think of Benny from Crossroads (showing our age there!!) and Benny Hill! (we already had that discussion!)
Dominic (dom or Nic) - not so keen - not sure why
Theo (dore) - like, but not having 'T' as initial because of surname
Myles - so so
Daniel - really like, but it seems like all DS's friends are called Daniel.
Aaron - yes I like this too.
Jacob (Jake) - ruled out cos of surname and I dont like Jacob, just Jake (which DH has refused)

lynniep Thu 27-Aug-09 15:45:01

Well I have done my analysis (and yes I should be working now but this is far more interesting) and it would seem that Rory is a firm favourite as are Gabriel, Nathaniel, Nicholas and Reuben.

Pity that DH wont agree wink

BellBookandCandle Thu 27-Aug-09 16:02:23

You don't have to take DH to register the birth smile - go alone and run wild with the name.

I told my ex-DH that I got to have the final say on the first name as I was the one who was going to have to give birth/suffer the pain etc. Cold you try the same???

lynniep Thu 27-Aug-09 16:12:03

heh heh - I do run the show on a lot of things, but I think DH needs to agree on this one wink I'd feel bad if he really didnt like it.
But I can work on him if its an 'ok'. I want to see with what he comes up with too though (so far 'Esau' and 'Samuel Joseph' [i.e. DS's name in reverse)

diddl Thu 27-Aug-09 16:22:54

Gabriel, Rory, Noah,Jonah.

MrsMattie Thu 27-Aug-09 16:24:24

Gabriel and Nathaniel are lovely.
Quite like Reuben, Charles and Jeremiah.
Detest Barnaby, Irving and Bryce.
The rest - NO.

KleineMaus Thu 27-Aug-09 21:17:21

I love Evan (would like to use it but clashes with ds1 a bit). I also really like Noah (but can't use it as it clashes with our surname)!

jellybeans Fri 28-Aug-09 23:09:22

Lawrence DISLIKE
Bartholemew DREADFUL
Jonah OK
Luke LOVE IT
Bryce OK
Gabriel NO, MAY GET 'GAY'
Barnaby DISLIKE
Jeremiah (Jem) NO
Nathaniel DISLIKE BUT LIKE NATHAN
Evan BORING
Nicholas OK
Noah LIKE IT
Irving HORRID
Reuben DISLIKE
Charles DISLIKE
Sylvester TERRIBLE
Rory OK

homeschooler29 Sat 29-Aug-09 17:46:37

I absolutely love Reuben, Noah and Gabriel. Am trying to convince my dh to go for one of those names.

neolara Sat 29-Aug-09 17:50:16

I have a Jem. Fab name, IMO. Very few of them about.

Scottie22 Sat 29-Aug-09 19:58:09

My ds is Laurence - always called Laurie for short though (doesn't even answer to Laurence lol!).
Love Reuben, Noah and Gabriel.
We also considered Barnaby and Nathaniel so your list looks quite similar to ours when we were picking a name for our ds!!!

MissSunny Sat 29-Aug-09 20:05:56

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bevlin Tue 08-Sep-09 18:48:50

Love Evan, is my sons name and not very common here in Edinburgh which helps.
Luke is my one and only choice for my 2nd (due Jan) if it's a boy, so obviously love that too. Again, not that common here but obviously more heard of than Evan.
Also like Nicholas and Nathan. DH loves Nathan but too much like Evan and DH doesn't like Nicholas

sleepyhead3 Tue 08-Sep-09 20:31:23

I like a lot of those. The only ones I dislike are Bryce, Sylvester, Jeremiah, Evan and Irving
Favourites are: Bartholemew, Luke, Gabriel, Nicholas, Reuben and Rory.

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