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Water names for boys?

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angel1976 Thu 05-Nov-09 07:40:30

DS2 born last night! Have posted before... Still no name...

DS1 is Aidan. I love Theodore for DS2, I think DH will come round to it. I also love Dashiell but no way DH will consider it.

DH likes Charlie, Ben, Dylan, Justin, Julian, Elliot and Ethan (the last two names I'm okay with but not convinced!).

However, I always liked the idea of a water name for DS2 (seeing as Aidan means 'little fire', I thought an opposite name would be nice to counter-balance...). And DS2 was born with his waters intact i.e. born in the membranes, which I was told is fairly rare and old wives tales say it means he will never drown. So it seems that the significance of a water name is now even more appropriate. However, I don't want any weird or out there names either. The only 'water' name I can think of is Caspian. Any other suggestions before I go for Theodore? Thanks!

sarah293 Thu 05-Nov-09 07:43:14

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diddl Thu 05-Nov-09 08:35:30

I think Kai is a water name!

Also Lincoln.

Is River too obvious?

Actually I like Caspian.

Isn´t that a Prince in the Narnia books?

From your other names I like Theodore & Ethan.

diddl Thu 05-Nov-09 08:38:19

Also thought of Moses, Noah,Jared.

But the connections might be a bit too tenuous!

MrsJamin Thu 05-Nov-09 08:45:24

Douglas — "Dark water"
Dallas — "Valley of water"
Erving/Irving — "Sea"
Lincoln — "Settlement by the water"

There's loads of Indian names that mean water but I'm guessing you might not go that far!

MrsJamin Thu 05-Nov-09 08:46:27

Oh and congratulations!

diddl Thu 05-Nov-09 08:47:24



Or am I being silly now ?blush

Perhaps I had better biscuit

Winibaghoul Thu 05-Nov-09 08:49:20

<<whispers>> I rather like Caspian. Only thing is, it could possibly lead to some teasing with the whole Narnia thing? Congratulations though. smile

hulabula Thu 05-Nov-09 10:19:31

I love Caspian! Sounds elegant and masculine. But then I haven't read Narnia.. is there a bad connotation?

I think Aidan and Caspian are a great combination!

(and in my opinion much better than Aidan and Theo)

RomanCandleJollster Thu 05-Nov-09 11:23:56

Aidan and Noah sounds lovely .... how much more watery do you need... grin Congrats on new DS.

Not wild about Theodore, Theo is ok.

BTW how does one pronounce Dashiell?

bronze Thu 05-Nov-09 11:28:57

well Dylan is a water name... I think it means man from the sea
Morgan is also a water name

LetThereBeRock Thu 05-Nov-09 14:20:00

I love Caspian. Theo is great too.

I've always wanted to call a baby Caspian, for the sea, not for the book by C.S Lewis.

Lancelottie Thu 05-Nov-09 14:37:31

Any local waterways with good names? I know a Derwent and a Calder, for instance.

[note: do NOT follow this up if you live near the Itchen, Limpopo, Piddle or Looe)

QueenOfFlamingEverything Thu 05-Nov-09 14:41:58

Ronan? ('little seal')

voulezvou Thu 05-Nov-09 15:25:27

Ronan is perfect and your son sounds like a little seal! Awww

boodleboot Thu 05-Nov-09 16:33:57

surely it has to be Noah. that is as watery as it gets....or Moses, he parted the red sea....i love the name Moses....

devonsmummy Thu 05-Nov-09 20:02:02

Wade (DH's name)

Jellymane Thu 05-Nov-09 20:05:47

Just had to post that I too had my DS last night at 11.31 and he was also born with his membranes intact! Coincidence or what? I'm loving your idea of the water related name as he is also baby no-name at the mo! Congratulations!

ja9 Thu 05-Nov-09 20:08:46

struan - scottish name meaning stream i think

CantSleepWontSleep Thu 05-Nov-09 20:23:08

Ooh Lincoln is a cool name from those suggested already.

Although I love Elliot from your dh's list.

diddl Thu 05-Nov-09 20:26:22

Let us know,Angel!

And Jellymane-congrats! and let us know what name you decide!

angel1976 Thu 05-Nov-09 21:24:08

Congrats Jellymane! Will be interested to know what you are going to name your DS.

I really, really love the idea of having a water-related name but the list ain't looking good...

Noah - Nice name but my SIL had a real drip of an ex-boyfriend named that and I don't think we could ever live down the association.

Ronan - Love the meaning but DH hates Ronan Keating and also our surname starts with 'R' and we are not keen on the alliteration.

Lincoln, Dylan/Dillon, Jordan - All names too closely associated with friends/family to be considered.

At the moment, it's a close fight between Theodore and Ethan. Though DH has thrown in another contender - Owen... Argh! The baby will have a name by tomorrow! Thanks all...

hester Thu 05-Nov-09 21:31:54

Ethan much nicer than Theodore. Ben and Dylan both good. Noah and Moses best of all.

And congrats everyone on lovely new babies smile

pippylongstockings Thu 05-Nov-09 21:34:37

Oh the idea of a water based name is FAB!

My DS2 was also born 'in the caul' he is now 3 and we have great hopes in him becoming a fabulous round the world sailor....... wink
However we called him a tree name Woodrow aaka Woody
What about:

voulezvou Thu 05-Nov-09 22:52:39

Struan is Scottish and so is Drookit! wink

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