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Baby names

Classic but not super common boys name

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wishing3 · 06/12/2022 18:49

I like the sound and vibe of the name Alexander, but would prefer something less common. It doesn’t need to be really rare- I’d prefer it if everyone has heard of it. Something where there’s less likely to be lots in the class. Without meaning to offend others, not keen on names I think of as more trend-led/of the moment like Arlo/Albie/ Roman. Not keen on what I’d think of as cheeky chappy names like Ronnie/Alfie. Not keen on more 80s names I see suggested on theses forums like Simon/Peter/Thomas. Names like Vincent/Felix/Quentin bit too left -field for me. Like Laurence but can’t use.
If you didn’t die of boredom reading that, please help !

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KeeefBurtain · 06/12/2022 18:52

Lucas
joseph
Leonard
seth
jonah
stanley


are you from the uk? Which part? Any roots in other countries?

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Etinoxaurus · 06/12/2022 18:55

Andrew
Everyone knows it but he’s unlikely to meet any others.

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wishing3 · 06/12/2022 18:57

Thanks- both me and partner English. Northern. No roots in other countries- v dull!
Like Joseph but also quite common.
OH likes Jonah but I’m not keen.
Stanley too cute for me.
Had considered Leonard but OH not keen.
Really appreciate the ideas.

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bakewellbride · 06/12/2022 18:57

We have an Owen.

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SilverOtter · 06/12/2022 18:57

I have a Corin. It's a name that features in Shakespeare, so definitely not modern, but I've never met another one so far!

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wishing3 · 06/12/2022 18:58

Andrew is nice. I agree with your logic. Maybe feels weird as we have an Andrew in friendship group. Not so keen on shortening’s. Hmm, it’s on the maybe like!

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moominsdayout · 06/12/2022 18:58

Vincent is lovely

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cptartapp · 06/12/2022 18:58

Adam
Andrew
Christopher
Anthony
Peter
Marcus
Dominic
Elias

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wishing3 · 06/12/2022 18:59

bakewellbride · 06/12/2022 18:57

We have an Owen.

Nice name but despite not being common I have 2 friends with an Owen so don’t think I would.

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Oakbeam · 06/12/2022 19:00

OH likes Jonah but I’m not keen.

It’s OK, as long as you can be sure he won’t want to join the navy.

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Wibbly1008 · 06/12/2022 19:00

Alec…..it’s a derivative of Alexander

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wishing3 · 06/12/2022 19:00

SilverOtter · 06/12/2022 18:57

I have a Corin. It's a name that features in Shakespeare, so definitely not modern, but I've never met another one so far!

Thanks- it’s a lovely name but a friend has a female Corinne so I think when I hear it I think of the female version.

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ghislaine · 06/12/2022 19:01

Richard
Michael
Mark
John/Jonathan
James
Patrick
David
Antony/Anthony
Francis

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Greydogs123 · 06/12/2022 19:01

I’ve worked in childcare for the last 20 years and have only met 2 andrews, so pp could be on to something!

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wishing3 · 06/12/2022 19:01

Oakbeam · 06/12/2022 19:00

OH likes Jonah but I’m not keen.

It’s OK, as long as you can be sure he won’t want to join the navy.

Indeed!

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CaveMum · 06/12/2022 19:01

Use the ONS data! Look at the list of baby names from last year and pick something outside the top 20/top 50 depending on your taste.

www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/livebirths/datasets/babynamesenglandandwalesbabynamesstatisticsboys

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Comedycook · 06/12/2022 19:01

John
Leo
Matthew
David
Luke

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minticecreamisjustok · 06/12/2022 19:01

James
Edward
Jonathan

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Adventvibes · 06/12/2022 19:02

Ralph

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Kevinbaconsrealwife · 06/12/2022 19:02

Tom

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craigth162 · 06/12/2022 19:02

Benjamin
Sebastian

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wishing3 · 06/12/2022 19:02

moominsdayout · 06/12/2022 18:58

Vincent is lovely

Did consider it but read lots of threads where it was slated.

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socksandvests · 06/12/2022 19:02

Benjamin
Christopher
William
George
Samuel

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SuperGinger · 06/12/2022 19:03

Richard, Robert, Andrew, David, Edmund, Paul

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Pickawindow · 06/12/2022 19:03

Victor
Albert
James
Martin
Mark

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