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Unusual but not wacky boys names

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Boysnamesareharrd · 18/05/2022 13:43

I'm pregnant with my second and really struggling for boys names. Our first child has a more unusual name, along the lines of Otis, Rowan, Archer etc.
I need a similar idea for child two, starting with c or a would be ideal. Easily shortened to one syllable. A bit more unusual because DH is a teacher so wants a special name, not one he associates with other children.
Does such a name exist? Please help!

OP posts:
Borracha · 18/05/2022 15:57

I have a Caspar that gets shortened to Cas. I love his name.

FabulousKilljoys · 18/05/2022 16:20

Tristan
Rory
Leo
Dorian
Daryl
Elias

finallychangedmyusername · 18/05/2022 16:38

Calvin/Callum (Cal)
Asher (Ash)
Cameron (Cam)
Cassius/Caspian/Cassian (Cass/Cash)
Cyrus (Cy)
Asa (Ace)

PoemBeatrice · 18/05/2022 16:44

Cedric
Arno

Dimitri
Lucian
Lucius
Marco
Peter
Cyprian
Cyril
Emile (or Emil)
August
Amaury
Clarence
Drury
Franz
Thorin
Sigurd
Sorley
Samson
Percy
Jory
Gustav
Cadfael
Cael
Carl
Casimir
Alaric
Alcaeus (Greco-Roman meaning strong)
Abelard
Amias
Amadeus

CaffiSaliMali · 18/05/2022 18:18

Osian (there's also an Irish version Oisín and I think Ossian is a Scottish version)
Jago
Elis
Ioan
Macsen or Massen
Idris
Owen

I've stuck to Welsh and Cornish names above but there's lots of lovely Irish and Scottish boys names too. I'm partial to Alistair.

bloominglovelyorange · 18/05/2022 19:09

Laurence
eric
ellis

Leggingslife · 18/05/2022 19:17

Nathaniel (Nate)

Bimblybomeyelash · 18/05/2022 19:22

Calum / cal

Cassius / cas

Angus / Gus

Gabriel / Gabe

Alexander/ Xan

Alistair / Ali

Euan

Rory

Idris

CoddledAsAMommet · 18/05/2022 19:23

Linus or Jago

VintageGibbon · 18/05/2022 19:23

Cashel
Cathal
Colm
Ciaran
Cillian

Caspar
Caspian

Abzs · 18/05/2022 19:27

Andrew and Christopher. Only one of each in our primary school (out of 330). We're in Scotland though so more than one of Angus, Callan, Callum, Cameron, C/Killian, etc.

Veralil · 18/05/2022 19:30

Aubrey, shortened to Aub.

Isonthecase · 18/05/2022 19:35

If you like Christian what about Tristan? Sounds similar and old English.

Isonthecase · 18/05/2022 19:36

I also really like Oisin and Ivor.

CatSpeakForDummies · 18/05/2022 19:47

Campbell
Corin, or the more Scottish spelling of Corran?

SpindleInTheWind · 18/05/2022 19:56

Clement / Clem

ArtfulPuss · 18/05/2022 20:03

Calvin?

I had a fondness for the Calvin & Hobbes when pg with DS1 so this was on the shortlist. Still sometimes wish we'd gone with it. He'd definitely be the only one at school... though having said that he was at primary school with a Cal for a while – not short for anything, just Cal.

ArtfulPuss · 18/05/2022 20:07

Also think Colin is a very underrated name.

BiscuitLover3678 · 18/05/2022 20:12

Lowen

BiscuitLover3678 · 18/05/2022 20:12

Leander

JustMaggie · 18/05/2022 20:47

Ferris?

Luredbyapomegranate · 19/05/2022 00:36

Caleb
Cassian
Cathal
Cillian
Ciaran
Kester (it sounds like a C!)
Christopher nn Christy or Kit
Corin
Caius

Alistair
Aidan
Aaron
Arran
Angus
Abel
Abraham
Alberic
Arnold
Amos
Adam

AuntTwacky · 19/05/2022 01:11

Milo

Happenchance · 19/05/2022 02:15

Conleth
Conrad
Cade
Carl
Cooper
Christophe
Cairo
Cullen
Cove

Aneurin nn Nye
Alexi
Alistair
Ariel
Arturo
Amos

Jovian
Jacobi
Macsen
Joel
Saul
Shay
Simeon
Simon
Frey
Steffen
Hanno
Gregor
Stanley
Gabriel

Happenchance · 19/05/2022 02:16

Carmine

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