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Baby names

Really stuck for boy names

31 replies

dottyrobin · 19/01/2023 20:26

I already have a daughter called Eleanor nn. Ellie

The boys names I instinctively like without thinking are Elijah and Elliot which clearly won't work with Ellie.

I also really like Max but my surname is May so Max May sounds like a dodgy superhero.

Husband likes Robert nn. Bobby but I don't like it.
We both sort of like Arthur but I'm still not 100%.

Looking for some inspiration for names that will go with both sibling name and surname.

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BevMarsh · 19/01/2023 20:30

Oliver May
Oscar May
Alistair May
Jacob May
Aaron May
Evan May
Euan May

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23mum · 19/01/2023 20:33

I really like Arthur!

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Pinkdafodils · 19/01/2023 20:36

Arthur May is nice or how about

Reuben May
Quentin May
Alfred May
Edward May

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MissyB1 · 19/01/2023 20:39

Quinn
Fraser
Jonah
Patrick
Conal

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pumpkinpink · 19/01/2023 20:40

Max May is a great name!

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Pinkdafodils · 19/01/2023 20:42

pumpkinpink · 19/01/2023 20:40

Max May is a great name!

For a superhero Grin

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StampOnTheGround · 19/01/2023 20:44

We have a Max, I would still use it with May - sounds great!

Other names we considered (well not really, we only had Max that we both loved) were Leo and Arlo

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MintLampShade · 19/01/2023 20:44

I'd go with Maximilian May nn Max - I think it's awesome!! Max and Eliot were both on my list, as well as

Theodore May nn Teddy
Benjamin May
Sebastian May

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Riverlee · 19/01/2023 20:44

Maximilian, nn Max

Benjamin
Alexander
Richard
Daniel
Frederick
Christopher

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sunshinesobeautiful · 19/01/2023 20:49

Every other little boy is called Arthur at the moment! Arthur or Theo - very overused

How about
Benjamin May
Rafael May
Asa May
Felix May

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NoraVanDoogle · 19/01/2023 21:28

Charlie May
Dougie May
Luca May
Harry May

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Mumofgirls2017 · 19/01/2023 21:49

Eleanor and

tobias
theodore
benjamin
zachary
william
harrison
frederick
franklin
nathaniel
finley
albert
alfred
samuel

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mumonherphone · 19/01/2023 21:52

While reading your post I thought of Ethan and Robin. (Alternatives to Elliot/Elijah and Robert)

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rebecca100 · 19/01/2023 21:54

I worked with a police dog called Max May and he was absolutely incredible! Great, great name choice πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

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groovergirl · 19/01/2023 22:22

I love Maximilian May too. A memorable name, heroic without being silly.

Donovan May
Everett May
Benedict May
Cameron May
Marlowe May
Roderick May

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Mummyme87 · 19/01/2023 22:24

I have a Sebastian and a Zachary. I also like Ezra.
my friend has an Eleanor, and she also has an Aidan and Austin

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Beautifulsunflowers · 19/01/2023 22:28

Isaac
William
Oliver
Andrew
Hugo
Joseph
Stanley
Nicholas

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VenusClapTrap · 20/01/2023 08:39

Conrad
Lawrence
Francis

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KirstenBlest · 20/01/2023 12:14

Brian

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dottyrobin · 20/01/2023 13:52

I'm swinging back towards Max May now! The only reason I was put off Arthur was the current popularity.

Quite like Evan, Alexander, Felix, Robin and Lawrence from the suggestions.

Cameron May sounds too political for me πŸ˜‚

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Pinkdafodils · 20/01/2023 13:59

Please don't call your son Max May - it sounds so comical imo.

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Pinkdafodils · 20/01/2023 14:01

I think a 2 syllable name sounds best

Oscar May
Quentin May
Reuben May

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Luredbyapomegranate · 20/01/2023 14:02

Robert nn Robbie or Robin rather than Bobby?

Alistair
Patrick
Francis
Tobias (Toby)
Dominic
Sebastian
Jonathan
Ernest
Thomas
Daniel

I think Laurence is a nice suggestion

Max is a bit overdone I think, and Max May I don’t think is great.

If Arthur is too popular for you I would lay off Alexander, combined with just Alex it seems to be the name of the moment

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4thonthe4th · 20/01/2023 14:02

dottyrobin · 20/01/2023 13:52

I'm swinging back towards Max May now! The only reason I was put off Arthur was the current popularity.

Quite like Evan, Alexander, Felix, Robin and Lawrence from the suggestions.

Cameron May sounds too political for me πŸ˜‚

Jasper May?

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Consufed · 20/01/2023 15:50

Alexander would be a good choice.

Tristan
Peter
Julian
Daniel
Rowan
Wilbur
Gregory
Leo
Vincent

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