Talk

Advanced search

Need unusual but not poncy boys' names please

(37 Posts)
TheMightyToosh Mon 28-Sep-09 15:34:14

Struggling to find a good balance between unusual and downright flouncy/poncy (which I'm not keen on for a boy).

DD has very unusual (but very pretty and not made up name) and I want something unusual for impending DS, but all the 'out there' boys names I've come across just sound too poncy to me.

Names that I like but are not unusual enough include:
Sam/Samuel
Daniel
Cameron

Names I do not like!
Tristan
Tarquin
Jonty
(you get my drift!)

Our surname starts with S, so nothing ending in S or X, and preferably 2 syllables or more.

Not asking much, am I? Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

controlfreakythecontrolfreak Mon 28-Sep-09 15:40:32

can you tell us dd's name?

hal
prosper
otto
finlay

TheMightyToosh Mon 28-Sep-09 15:42:53

control - thanks for the suggestions. Can Hal be short for anything do you think?

Can't tell you DD's name, it would give me away! wink

grumpypants Mon 28-Sep-09 15:45:09

Ferris
Fergus
Angus

ScummyMummy Mon 28-Sep-09 15:50:18

John/Johnny
Silas
Seth
Ivan

ScummyMummy Mon 28-Sep-09 15:52:15

Hal is short for Henry/Harry, I think.

MaryMungo Mon 28-Sep-09 16:04:17

I have an Edmund. That seem to be pretty uncommon these days.

whoingodsnameami Mon 28-Sep-09 16:11:03

I like Lucon

whoingodsnameami Mon 28-Sep-09 16:13:44

Oh and Elliott

controlfreakythecontrolfreak Mon 28-Sep-09 16:14:00

edgar is rather fine too imo

leo
leonard
guy
vincent
benedict
dominic
ethan
ira

hullygully Mon 28-Sep-09 16:14:10

Edward (Teddy).
Conquistador-Patate.

BitOfFun Mon 28-Sep-09 16:18:10

Rowan
Lorcan
Leon
Anton

GooseyLoosey Mon 28-Sep-09 16:27:27

My grandfather was called Rafe - it was pronounced "Raaf" and I have always really liked it.

Cortina Mon 28-Sep-09 16:36:07

Hugo
Julian
Dorian
Hamish
Maxim
Ambrose (ok maybe too poncey for you)
Marcus
I will second Edmund also like Edwin

BellaBear Mon 28-Sep-09 16:36:10

Edwin

BellaBear Mon 28-Sep-09 16:36:30

ooh, snap

MaryMungo Mon 28-Sep-09 16:40:27

I call mine Eddiebear grin

lockets Mon 28-Sep-09 18:48:39

Message withdrawn

Jamieandhismagictorch Mon 28-Sep-09 18:51:25

Gabriel
Evan
Asa
Malachy

TheMightyToosh Mon 28-Sep-09 19:49:20

Wow thanks everyone!

Goosey - do you mean Rafe to rhyme with safe or to rhyme with laugh? Sorry - probably being thick, but I've heard that name before and really liked it, it was pronounced like safe then.

Jamie - I like Evan and also just found Malachy today actually! Again, struggling with pronunciation - does the end rhyme with sky or key?

Edwin is lovely - especially Eddiebear!

Thanks everyone - any more suggestions welcome! smile

gerontius Mon 28-Sep-09 19:50:50

Can I ask how John is an unusual name?

said Mon 28-Sep-09 19:51:21

Jesse

letsgostrawberrypicking Mon 28-Sep-09 19:57:12

Luka
Micah

differentID Mon 28-Sep-09 19:59:25

Brice
Dexter
Wilfred
Gabriel
Clement
Arthur
Peter
Edmund
Theodore
Matthias

ScummyMummy Mon 28-Sep-09 20:07:46

Well, I've not met many baby Johns recently... It was no 83 in 2008 so nowhere near as popular as Daniel or Samuel or even Cameron and I thought it might fit the bill since it's undeniably unponcy... ikwim though- perhaps unusual is pushing it!

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now