My feed
Premium

Please
or
to access all these features

Find baby name inspiration and advice on the Mumsnet Baby Names forum.

Baby names

Which name for baby brother?

47 replies

ActualMermaid · 24/01/2023 09:08

Looking for a name for baby boy due in 7 weeks!

Names we really like so far are:
Harrison
Logan
Rowan
Jude

We have a common, one-syllable surname and his big sister is called Darcy.

Middle name will likely be a family name as DP is quite traditional that way, so Graham, Patrick, and Douglas are all in the running if he gets his way but nothing is set in stone yet!

Do you think any of the above names go with Darcy? Or do you have any other names you think we would like? Thank you! Smile

OP posts:
Report
Amdone123 · 24/01/2023 09:10

I like Rowan from your list. And any of those middle names.
Rowan and Darcy.
Lovely ❤️.

Report
everythingsapickle · 24/01/2023 09:28

i love Jude for a boy, and think Darcy and Jude sound great together.

Report
CallieQ · 24/01/2023 09:34

Rowan or Jude

Report
dustydewdrop · 24/01/2023 09:39

Darcy and Jude sound lovely

Report
Phos · 24/01/2023 09:40

Darcy and Jude definitely gets my vote.

Report
LizzieBet14 · 24/01/2023 09:41

I like Darcy and Logan from your list. Lachlan is nice too.

Report
teapotfullofsquash · 24/01/2023 09:43

Another vote for Rowan. It's a gorgeous, not overly popular name

Report
rainbowstardrops · 24/01/2023 09:45

Darcey and Jude gets my vote

Report
rainbowstardrops · 24/01/2023 09:46

Sorry ..... Darcy

Report
CastleTower · 24/01/2023 09:47

Love Rowan, Jude is also nice. Logan and Harrison are not my favourites, but all go well enough with Darcey.

Btw, there's a poster who appears on EVERY thread that mentions Rowan to say she regrets calling her baby daughter this because there are too many children around at baby groups called Rowan/Roman. I think sometimes she even comments several times under different names. Ignore her! It's a lovely name.

Report
dustydewdrop · 24/01/2023 09:51

Just out if interest how are people pronouncing Rowan? I know of two girls and one is Ro-an and the other is Row-an. “Row” as in an argument.

Report
B1993 · 24/01/2023 09:52

Darcy and Logan sound lovely. 😊 I also like Darcy and Jude a lot!

Report
Twoinapod · 24/01/2023 09:53

Darcy and Jude sound lovely. Patrick or Douglas work well with Jude.

The Logan’s I know are teenagers now, it was very popular around 15 years ago.

Rowan and Harrison aren’t my taste and don’t flow particularly well with Darcy

Report
Twoinapod · 24/01/2023 09:54

@dustydewdrop only ever heard it as Row rhyming with flow

Report
MojoJojo71 · 24/01/2023 09:55

From your list I prefer Jude but actually I think Douglas as a first name would be fab.

Darcy and Douglas ❤️

Report
CastleTower · 24/01/2023 10:01

@dustydewdrop I think the consensus in the past has been that Scottish people are more likely to say Row to rhyme with cow, elsewhere more likely Row to rhyme with flow.

It's also more often a girls' name in Scotland, and more often a boy's name elsewhere.

Report
dustydewdrop · 24/01/2023 10:04

CastleTower · 24/01/2023 10:01

@dustydewdrop I think the consensus in the past has been that Scottish people are more likely to say Row to rhyme with cow, elsewhere more likely Row to rhyme with flow.

It's also more often a girls' name in Scotland, and more often a boy's name elsewhere.

Yes I’m in Scotland and haven’t come across a boy with the name - yet.

Report
Reindear · 24/01/2023 10:06

Jude

Report
CastleTower · 24/01/2023 10:17

@dustydewdrop Yes, it's just sneaking into the top 100 for girls in Scotland, but not for boys.

Top 100 for boys in England and Wales, but down in the 400s for girls!

So interesting how these things happen.

Report
WaltzingWaters · 24/01/2023 10:20

love them all!

Report
itssquidstella · 24/01/2023 10:26

Not Harrison.

I love Jude, like Rowan and don't mind Logan.

Report
ActualMermaid · 24/01/2023 11:19

Thanks so much for everyone's comments! Held my breath when posting as I know that people can have some very fierce opinions over names lol. Smile

We are a Scottish-American family so it's so
Interesting to hear what people think about the name Rowan! We would pronounce it Ro-an which is just our preference. I'm in Scotland and only know one Rowan who is male and the most cheerful person in the world, which is where I got my inspiration!

I personally think Jude sounds the best with Darcy as well as the potential middle names that DP likes. It was my top boys name for a long time but my mum and sister don't like it which has dampened it a bit!

OP posts:
Report

Don’t want to miss threads like this?

Weekly

Sign up to our weekly round up and get all the best threads sent straight to your inbox!

Log in to update your newsletter preferences.

You've subscribed!

Rosio · 24/01/2023 11:23

Some family members will say they don't like names but once the baby it's born it won't matter any more, they'll love the little boy and that will be his name so they'll get used to it! Don't let that put you off.
I love Jude (big Beatles vibes from this)
Don't like Harrison at all sorry. Rowan is quite nice too!

Report
Pinkdafodils · 24/01/2023 13:41

With a one syllable surname I definitely think a two syllable first name works better so Rowan or Logan sound best imo.

Report
ladygindiva · 24/01/2023 13:43

Logan

Report
Please create an account

To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account.