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Boys name shortlist - opinions please

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migandtig Tue 06-Oct-09 10:32:33

We are really struggling to find a boy's name for DC2 (got lots of lovely girls names in reserve). We have a shortlist, but to TBH are unsure about all of them... So come on give me your worst, and point out the obvious ridicule DS will get which I have missed!

The list conforms to the rules:
Not too popular. I have a popular name and I spent my life also being known by my physique (Tall / Young XXXX), job, origin, sir name etc; and I hate it. So I want something unusual - but that then becomes more difficult / controversial...
Our Sir name is short and abrupt, but we think these go (unlikely to be abbreviated / sound OK)
To put in a family context (and probably give away my RL persona): It's the son of a Rufus, and the brother to a Tristan


Be honest - better now than later!!

Pyrocanthus Tue 06-Oct-09 10:37:32

Hugo and miles goes with Rufus and Tristan, but Adam and Andrew are the nicest, I think.

leolantern Tue 06-Oct-09 10:39:43

I like miles and adam.

Bucharest Tue 06-Oct-09 10:40:22

Hugo- is posh. Are you?
Dean- is now in his 40s because he was at school with me in the 80s.
Miles- wears a beige mac and slacks and has bad breath
Adam- is lovely
Lawrence- I find Lawrence a bit clumsy...I can't imagine a baby one
Andrew- lovely, classy, timeless, elegant, due a comeback
Kieran- s'ok, but there are a lot....

thedollshouse Tue 06-Oct-09 10:41:16

They are a mixed bunch.

I think Hugo, Miles, Adam and Lawrence go well with Tristan. I prefer Adam and Lawrence.

Dean was very popular in the 70's and not necessarily in a good way.

Kieran is okay but doesn't sound like a brother of Tristan.

I would go for Lawrence.

laughalot Tue 06-Oct-09 10:42:00

I love miles

migandtig Tue 06-Oct-09 10:54:27

Actually I agree about Dean!
Do you think Adndrew is now in his 30s / 40s though...?

MrsBadger Tue 06-Oct-09 10:57:34

Kieran and Dean really don't go with Tristan style-wise.

Hugo and Miles go very well with Tristan

but as I wouldn;t have chosen Tristan wink I prefer Adam, Lawrence or Andrew. However thinking of how they will inevitably be shortened (Andy and Loz...) I would choose Adam.

starwhores Tue 06-Oct-09 10:58:50

Dislike all except Hugo. A poor show in comparison to Rufus, set the bar high with that one!!

starwhores Tue 06-Oct-09 10:59:20

What about Reuben?

scarletlilybug Tue 06-Oct-09 11:02:15

I think they're all fine, though am less kean on Dean and Kieran.

Andrew is a nice name and probably due a revival - but I'm not too sure about the inevitable Andy nn.

I'd go for Hugo.

migandtig Tue 06-Oct-09 11:05:06

Much as I like Reuben, I think Rufus and Reuben sounds a bit daft somehow...

starwhores Tue 06-Oct-09 11:07:50

They're not a couplewink!!

RnB Tue 06-Oct-09 11:11:56

Dean is awful. I don't like Kieron

I like Hugo, Miles, Lawrence and Adam.

Cies Tue 06-Oct-09 11:15:28

Tristan and Hugo, Miles or Lawrence.

annasmami Tue 06-Oct-09 11:40:47

We too have a short surname and seem to have similar taste in names smile.

We chose 2 syllable names for our children to match our 1 syllable surname, names that so far haven't been shortened smile.

I really like Tristan (was on our list too), and from your list I prefer Hugo or Miles. Other names I love (especially with a short surname and matching Tristan) are




jellybeans Tue 06-Oct-09 12:07:19

Andrew...dislike it

migandtig Tue 06-Oct-09 12:23:49

annasmami we do have similar taste.
Lucas didn't quite make the shortlist due to being No 37 in the National Stats last year - but now I look again I see Adam is at 32, so I'm inconsistent!!

DH isn't sure on Quentin - if we have a Tristan and a Quentin he thinks we will have to send them to private school...!! Also I can't help thinking Tarantino

starwhores Tue 06-Oct-09 12:39:03


migandtig Tue 06-Oct-09 12:57:34

Thanks Startwhores
DH vetoed Fred - as it (apparenlty) sounds like a 'coal miner' with our sir-name (??)
I like Stanley, although Tristan's Grandad calls hin Stan-stan (we could get him to stop this)
Borris really appeals to me...
I have also tried Hector on DH several times, but he pulls a face - I may keep trying!

mopsyflopsy Tue 06-Oct-09 13:01:21

Some lovely names on here!

With Tristan, these would be my favourite (2 syllable) names:

Scottie22 Tue 06-Oct-09 20:50:08

Love Hugo and Lawrence - how about Hughie or Lawrie (bit more baby friendly!)

wildstrawberryplace Tue 06-Oct-09 20:55:27

I think Hugo goes best, it goes perfectly with Rufus and Tristan.

Knickers0nmaChoppedOffhead Tue 06-Oct-09 20:57:09


janeite Tue 06-Oct-09 21:00:28

Hugo - isn't there a character in something called Hugo-a-go-go? Sorry!
Dean - nope
Miles - no opinion really
Adam - like it
Lawrence - love it
Andrew - good solid name
Kieran - hate it

Tristan is fabbo and I think Lawrence best lives up to it.

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