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Partner doesn’t like any boy names!

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mhn · 12/02/2024 12:14

So we don’t know what we’re having, but I cannot agree on a boy’s name with my partner!
we have a daughter already and her name is out of the top 100 - we love that it’s more unusual!
we would like a boy’s name with a similar, maybe bohemian/more unusual type of feel, however my partner is very set on a top 10 name currently.
don’t get me wrong, if I loved a popular name, I’d still have it, however I really don’t feel anything towards his chosen name.
he absolutely hates anything vintage sounding (“they’ll get bullied”) despite those being so popular for many years now which is so frustrating.

can you please send me your suggestions?!

TIA :)

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Merrow · 12/02/2024 12:20

What is the name your DP likes? And what is your daughter's name?

I'm Scottish and my DSs have Scottish names, so I'm probably biased towards them! Not sure if they count as bohemian though.

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mhn · 12/02/2024 12:22

Merrow · 12/02/2024 12:20

What is the name your DP likes? And what is your daughter's name?

I'm Scottish and my DSs have Scottish names, so I'm probably biased towards them! Not sure if they count as bohemian though.

My partner loves Oscar (I like the name, just don’t love it for me!)
daughter is Indie 😊

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Peridot1 · 12/02/2024 12:24

I think Oscar and Indie go really well together. It is a more popular name than Indie but I think it’s nice and I wouldn’t have said overly popular.

what boys names do you like?

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Aglassaday · 12/02/2024 12:26

What are some you love and he doesn’t?
Theo/Theodore
Luca
Maverick
Freddie
Arthur
Beau
Zachary
Alexander
Jasper
Henry
River
Vincent
let me know any you do/don’t like and I can suggest some more 😊

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mhn · 12/02/2024 12:40

Aglassaday · 12/02/2024 12:26

What are some you love and he doesn’t?
Theo/Theodore
Luca
Maverick
Freddie
Arthur
Beau
Zachary
Alexander
Jasper
Henry
River
Vincent
let me know any you do/don’t like and I can suggest some more 😊

lovely list thank you!
Jasper is my top name :)
my more popular choice would be Freddie from that list.
I do also really like Seth, Louie and Xander

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ghislaine · 12/02/2024 12:47

River? I think that goes really well with Indie (is it India or Indigo). Oops, just seen that’s a cross-post.

Eden is another with a similar vibe.

For less nature style but still uncommon options, there’s:

Caspar
Ezra
Felix
Bodhi
Simeon
Xavier

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sunflowerpinks · 12/02/2024 14:47

Indie is lovely and memorable/uncommon. Great name imo.

Oscar is soo overused and dull in comparison. Have a look outside the top 100 names - there must be a name you both love?!

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LittleLittleRex · 12/02/2024 14:54

What is it that he likes about Oscar - is it the sound, the literary connotations, the possibility of shortening it to Ozzy or something a bit funky?

Similar in one or two respects would include Oisin, Corin, Otto?

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acupofteamakeseverythingbetter · 12/02/2024 15:11

Otis?

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HoHoHoliday · 12/02/2024 15:14

Oscar and Jasper are not wildly different so at least you are both looking at the same/similar names. Why not agree to a short list of the two names for now and choose when the baby is here?

Casper?
Noah?
Chester?

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scorpiogirly · 12/02/2024 15:16

My daughter is called Scarlett. If I had had a boy it would have been Sebastian. I also like Stanley too.

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acupofteamakeseverythingbetter · 12/02/2024 15:17

scorpiogirly · 12/02/2024 15:16

My daughter is called Scarlett. If I had had a boy it would have been Sebastian. I also like Stanley too.

I love Stanley too! This is the name I keep suggesting but DH doesn't like it

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scorpiogirly · 12/02/2024 15:20

acupofteamakeseverythingbetter · 12/02/2024 15:17

I love Stanley too! This is the name I keep suggesting but DH doesn't like it

Keep pushing lol

My ex was vehemently against Sebastian. As he was a twat to me before and throughout the pregnancy and we broke up soon after the baby was born, I would have gone with it anyway. I appreciate it's completely different when you're still with the father and he isn't an arsehole though.

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Onelife2024 · 12/02/2024 15:55

Love pp suggestion of Ezra with Indi. How about -

Eli
Milo
Jude
Arlo
Koby (love this)
Leo
Raphael
Zephyr

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Sidebysws9 · 12/02/2024 15:58

Love Sebastian I don't hear it often either. Oscar is OK nothing wrong with it.

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Renamed · 12/02/2024 16:09

Myles
Erwyn
Guy
Felix
Malachi

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mathanxiety · 12/02/2024 16:18

Seth, Louie, and Xander would have me folding my arms and saying no too, I have to admit. Especially Louie spelled like that.

I think Oscar has a lot going for it - easy to spell, a well-recognised old name, very international.

The bullying thing is neither here nor there when it comes to names - your H is naive if he thinks a name will bully proof a child, or essentially that it's something about the victim that causes bullying. Bullying happens because bullies have problems and take their feelings out on others instead of dealing with them.

Alternatives if you really can't stand Oscar:
Leo
Ivo
Ezra
Eli
Rowan
Oliver
Ethan
Euan
Jude
Quinn
Milo/ Myles
Rory
Isaac

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IggyAce · 12/02/2024 16:24

Oscar is an ok name, I prefer Xander. My suggestions:
Ezekiel
Chase
Nathaniel

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sunflowerpinks · 12/02/2024 17:27

The bullying thing is neither here nor there when it comes to names - your H is naive if he thinks a name will bully proof a child, or essentially that it's something about the victim that causes bullying.

This. Kids don't get bullied for their names - even unusual ones or foreign ones in my experience. The only name I ever heard teased (in primary school) was William with Willy Blush. But as above, it's normal not due to someone's name that bullies bully.

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aifosaissela777 · 12/02/2024 17:49

What about...
Otis
Luca
Theo
Lucas
Ned

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mhn · 12/02/2024 18:08

Thanks everyone for your replies!
I don’t have anything against Oscar as such, it just really doesn’t jump out to me or make me feel anything!
there’s some great suggestions here though so thank you! 😁

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Mumofgirls2017 · 12/02/2024 18:33

River
casper
flynn
heath
eden
loki
axel
huxley
torin
kai
rio
rocco
rudy
caspian

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TotalDramarama24 · 12/02/2024 19:08

There's been some nice suggestions here. I like the name Oscar but I wouldn't put it with Indie as it sounds a bit like you are working through the phonetic alphabet.

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sunflowerpinks · 12/02/2024 19:23

That's a good point - you can't have India and Oscar's together!

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sunflowerpinks · 12/02/2024 19:23

Sorry Oscar

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