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pinkfizzle Sun 11-Oct-09 12:09:25

I have my girls names sorted but am at a loss for boys, have very common boring surname, 2 syllables.

I may have pregnancy induced paranoia brought on by pregnancy tiredness but I simply can't come up with a name, and my dh and I are stumped.

I might even in desperation choose the name that is posted in the 50th post of this thread.

Come on mumsnetters - inspire me. grin

I am a few weeks away from popping.

tummytickler Sun 11-Oct-09 12:14:34

Any idea of what style you like?

My personal favourites are

Abraham
Cedric
Shem
Harold
Obadiah
Ernest
Mortimer
Lazarus
Moses
Conrad
Jeremiah
E lwood
Solomon
Douglas
Dougal
Cosmo
Ezekiel
Peter
William
Gregory
Benedict
Boaz
Ezra
Eben
Bertram
Gilbert

jellybeans Sun 11-Oct-09 12:14:59

Zach
Lucas
Joel
Nathan
Ethan
Niall
Cohen
Theo
Jake
Joseph
Matthew
Noah
Ross
Peter
Step hen
Charles
Seth
Russell
Nicholas
Ben
Sam
Micah
Caleb
Jackson
Harrison
Miles
Freddie
Te d
Byron
Zeph
Isaac
Eddie

mamadivasawnaker Sun 11-Oct-09 12:18:50

Depends on whether you want something nice but unusual, old fashioned, strangely unusual, or just a plain nice name.

How about:

Andrew, Ben, Corren, Derren, Eric, Finn, George, Harry, Isaac, Joshua, Kyle, Liam, Marcus, Norman, Oliver, Pete, Quentin, Russ, Shaun, Taylor, Uri, Victor, Warren, ?, ?, Zac

If in doubt use the alphabet, that's what we did when we could'nt decide ona girl Wrote down a load of names and we would score them off when we were'nt sure until we were left with 1 that we liked. Random I know but still

pinkfizzle Sun 11-Oct-09 12:41:59

completely stumped, i just want a name to stand out - thank you all for the input thus far. smile

sillysalley Sun 11-Oct-09 12:43:26

Merlin?

Thats stands out doesnt it, I love it, just wasnt brave enough to use it!

pinkfizzle Sun 11-Oct-09 12:46:42

grin and sally and others - what do people think of marvin?

ShowOfHands Sun 11-Oct-09 12:50:31

I know a Merlin, siblings Elfin, Fred and Phinnibus.

Marvin's awful

Salonly Sun 11-Oct-09 12:54:22

Victor
Hector
Magnus
Angus
Lachlan
Rory
Finn
Fionnlagh(Finn-li)
Hamish

pinkfizzle Sun 11-Oct-09 12:55:27

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mrsdisorganised Sun 11-Oct-09 13:01:18

Watching with interest! I have 2 weeks to go and no boys names that 'sit' well....girls not a problem smile

Salonly Sun 11-Oct-09 13:01:50

Riley is common too. Oliver is common but tis more classic than Riley (which is a surname is it not?)

Salonly Sun 11-Oct-09 13:03:29

If you tell us what girls' names you like, we may be able to help you more (knowing what style of name you gravitate to).

logi Sun 11-Oct-09 13:05:00

what about Cruz.

tummytickler Sun 11-Oct-09 13:07:09

What is your girls name? Are there any names that you like from the lists?

pinkfizzle Sun 11-Oct-09 13:21:04

My fav girls name was Mia Grace.

Yes I am going through the lists and seeing what I like.

So far I like Harrison, Oliver, Zach - will check on this later.

pinkfizzle Sun 11-Oct-09 13:22:06

oh I like Cruz but then I just think of Tom and Penelope, so I don't think I could use it.

IwishIwasmoreorganised Sun 11-Oct-09 13:28:01

Tom/Thomas, Sam/Samuel, Dylan, Liam, Oliver, William, Alexander, Owen, Harry, Rhys, Shaun.

I think with a "boring" surname a strong, traditional name would work well, nothing too "unusual"

lockets Sun 11-Oct-09 15:24:23

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pippylongstockings Sun 11-Oct-09 15:31:06

Stirling was one of my short list and has always had a place in my heart.

redsofas Sun 11-Oct-09 15:46:47

i love the name riley!
what about;
oliver
max
owen
callum
blake
charlie
jayden
reece
freddie
george
marley
toby
har rison
billy
ryan
thomas
jacob
bradley
sidney

logi Sun 11-Oct-09 20:25:20

Hi pinkfizzle my son is called cruz and we never had any mention of penelope or tom lol.

Thissideofchannel Mon 12-Oct-09 08:05:38

How about
Lucas
Tobias
Quentin
Finnian
Dominic
Benedict

sophiesmummie Mon 12-Oct-09 12:11:09

With a very common surname, I'd probably choose a more unique first name. Some lovely suggestions on here already!

Between Oliver and Riley, I'd choose Riley simply because Oliver is so very, very common - there are 2 in my ds's nursery class of 16.

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