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Thinking of boy's names - need some help!

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OrangeAnge Thu 03-Sep-09 18:33:20

I am only 21 weeks so there's no desperate hurry. We don't know whether we are having a girl or a boy and hope to keep it that way so are trying to pin down both names.

The girls names seem a bit easier to think of/agree on than the boys. I love Gabriel but OH says no way! OH likes Ethan but I'm not 100%. I'm thinking of Lewis at the moment - what do you think of this name? Also, any other suggestions would be greatly received.

Many thanks!

rubyslippers Thu 03-Sep-09 18:33:59

Lewis is nice

Reuben
Daniel
Mark
Edward
Harry

MamaLazarou Thu 03-Sep-09 18:36:09

How about Marlon or Omar.

Thunderduck Thu 03-Sep-09 18:38:54

Lewis is ok but overused.

slowreadingprogress Thu 03-Sep-09 18:39:25

Leo
Edward
Nathaniel
Theo
Louis

are my fave boys names at the mo...

nooki Thu 03-Sep-09 19:01:19

I like Gabriel too. Not keen on Ethan, though - too 'trendy' imo.

I also like

Thomas
Edward
Quentin
Benedict
Peter

all solid, classic boys names imo.

Midge25 Thu 03-Sep-09 19:06:57

I'm a massive fan of... Fergus. One either likes it or hates it, I find...

jellybeans Thu 03-Sep-09 20:07:31

I like Ethan more than Lewis but it is very popular. I also like

Max
Zac
Flynn
Lucas
Luke
Ross
Nathan
Jake
Ryan
Niall
Sean

MrsBarbaraKingstanding Thu 03-Sep-09 20:14:30

I love Louis (pronounced Looie) but hate Lewis. Sorry.

I also like:

Gregory
Hamish
Arthur

southernbelle77 Thu 03-Sep-09 20:18:21

If we had a boy it would be Lewis Ethan, or Ethan Lewis! Lewis because it is a very very sentimental family name to me and Ethan because it's a name that DH and I both love!

SatHereSitting Thu 03-Sep-09 20:19:48

I second Louis/Louie it's my ds's name and I always get really positve comments on it. I do know someone whos ds is called Lewis but she calls him Lewie all the time so it works both ways if you liked the name. I have feeling it's gonna be the next big thing, but I'm biased naturally grin

Phoenix Thu 03-Sep-09 20:43:46

My ds1 is Lewis. We haven't come accross that many where we live. Ds2 is Noah. I love both their names obv

Phoenix Thu 03-Sep-09 20:44:39

Oh yeah we call him Lew or Lewie most of the time

MrsToffeeCrisp Thu 03-Sep-09 20:47:19

How about Elliot?

notimetoshop Thu 03-Sep-09 20:49:49

mamalazarou - obviously another Wire fan.

50ftQueenie Thu 03-Sep-09 20:51:47

Hee hee grin
Notime - DH would be suggesting Omar in that case. He is far and away DH's fav!

Lizzylou Thu 03-Sep-09 20:53:00

I know of a fair few Ethans, but no Lewis's, do know one Louis (who is lovely).

Both my son's names have been mentioned, also my brother's (which I love).

I was like you, found it easy to pick girl's names but much harder with boys names.

We have 2 boys grin

I do love Gabriel, but think it is becoming popular.

I love:

Theo (getting popular)
Oliver (I know of loads round here)
Alexander
Sebastian
Gregory
William

And most of the others that have been suggested!

izzybiz Thu 03-Sep-09 20:57:04

My Ds's are Toby and George

I had loads of names when we were naming George, Stanley(his middle name!)
Henry, Isaac, Harry, Max, Jack, Reuben, Jacob, ooh the list could be endless!!!

Lizzylou Thu 03-Sep-09 21:00:23

OOH, I love the names Toby and George (DS2 was going to be George, but DS1's BF at nursery was called George and we thought it may confuse him!). Mine are Harry (much maligned on MN, but I know of only one other in RL) and Benedict.

SatHereSitting Thu 03-Sep-09 21:02:31

I'm loving Stanley but I'm not sure why, but I think it's really cool. Toby is really nice too smile

notimetoshop Thu 03-Sep-09 21:05:32

Omar was cool in that assassin kind of way - possibly not the greatest recommendation for a baby boy's name though.

Who was that gorgeous police officer though, not McNulty, the other one?

50ftQueenie Thu 03-Sep-09 21:56:30

The young black officer who is always with that meat-head idiot? Damn, DH doesn't remember his name. I don't like McNutty. wink

Oh just to add something valuable, I love the name Stanley.

OrangeAnge Fri 04-Sep-09 10:26:55

Thank you for all your suggestions!

We must be thinking along the same lines as Stanley is one of the names I keep suggesting but OH thinks it's a bit of a comedy name.

I have also been watching tv programmes and films, to get ideas from the characters names. And I was watching the Wire last night! Omar is my favourite but I don't think we could explain to the Grannies why we called the baby Omar! The black police officer with Herc - Carver? or the one with the moustache?

Fergus...would be popular with the Irish in-laws but I'm not keen I'm afraid. I do like Lucas/Luke and Ross so thank you!

OrangeAnge Fri 04-Sep-09 10:35:12

Just had an update from OH (Wire addict!):

Ellis Carver or Liander Sidnor...

cyteen Fri 04-Sep-09 10:41:21

lol at the Wire suggestions grin How about Butchie?

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