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Boys names help (sorry for another boring post!)

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mistie · 18/03/2006 21:12

Sorry to be a bore, but I could really use some advice on choosing Boy's names. Hubby and I really like names that are traditional but a little bit unusual, something that can be changed / nicknamed if they so desire and nothing too chavvy. Our shortlist is:

Theodore (nn Theo or Ted). Love Theo and Ted, but not actually sure I really like Theodore - but Theo on its own seems a bit too informal?

Edwin (nn Ted / Ed). We quite like this, but have got quite a few negative comments. Is it too old man ish?

Jolyon (pronouned Jo-le-on), (nn Joe or Jon). I really like this but am concerned it is a bit girly and hubby not keen!

Haydn - I really like this, hubby not keen and is it becoming very popular?

Henry - I like but is it too common?

Zachary (nn Zac) again too common?

Also Like Eliott but feel that it is too similar to DD1 - Eloise.

Thanks for your help, and please feel free to suggest others.

Cheers xx

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HappyMumof2 · 18/03/2006 21:20

I like Haydn a lot, goes with Eloise nicely too.
Not keen on your others, but that's just me! Smile

beansprout · 18/03/2006 21:22

I love Jolyon.

cod · 18/03/2006 21:23

dont like any of them
jolyon and edwin win as being the worst tho

cod · 18/03/2006 21:23

zac deffi chavtastic

skinnymalinky · 18/03/2006 21:24

Haydn is the best definitely! I also like Zachary and I dont think any of them are too common. Good luck. Smile

skinnymalinky · 18/03/2006 21:25

oh Cod, you mean, mean, meanie! Grin

lucy5 · 18/03/2006 21:26

I like Theo the best but not Theodore, I'm sorry but I really dont like jolyon, what about Joel?

Mum2OneAndOneMore · 18/03/2006 21:26

I like Haydn....step-son is a Hayden.

I also like Zac...

Sorry but not keen on the rest......... Smile

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nicoloola · 18/03/2006 21:29

Hi there,
my husband and I are both teachers and have had a nightmare deciding on the name of our prospective daughter (due in July). As for boys names - I had loads of possibles for our first - Christian (which got the vote), Hamish (I'm Scottish and hubby's called James). Out of the choices you've got, and looking at the secondary school kids we teach, Jolyon would prob have a hard time at school, but I don't know what it means! Edwin (was that a choice) sounds a bit old fashioned. Hadyn is a bit chavvy. I personally like Theo and Zac - of which I've only ever taught one Theo (and no Zac's), but I do know a Zac - I think it's becoming a bit more popular because there seem to be a few 'Isaac's' around - but not many Zachary's. It has to be up to you two though and I think you know which one when they're born - don't you!?!

singersgirl · 18/03/2006 21:33

My favourites are Ted and Theo. I've known quite a few Zac/Zack/Zachs and there are lots of Henrys (should that be Henries?). Not so keen on the others.

HappyMumof2 · 18/03/2006 21:49

Haydn is no way chavvy! Shock

Potatowoman · 21/03/2006 09:52

My advice would be to keep your current list as a short list, then wait till the baby is born and see how you feel then. My husband and I had picked out a boy and girl name before the birth and told family/friends. However, when the baby arrived we didn't think he looked like a 'Thomas' and had to start all over again! It took a good two days of trawling back through baby name books to settle on an alternative!

Sparklemagic · 21/03/2006 10:57

Mistie, do you like Edward? I love this, and all the shortenings- Ted, Ed, Ned.



Of yours, I like Henry - very stylish, Harry a nice shortening but it is just so common at present...same with Zac.

I love Theo. He could be Theo I think, I usually hate shortenings as names but this sounds enough to me.

I also like Jolyon, because it's nice and formal for when he's a professional earning millions (!) but also can be Jo, Jon or my current fave, Jonny.

Let us know what you like!

cece · 21/03/2006 11:17

Like Edwin or Theo best

cece · 21/03/2006 11:18

oh sparklemagic - we have a Jonny short for Jonathan. Hardly any of those around at the moment!

NomDePlume · 21/03/2006 11:22

Theo is the only one I like out of the list

bubblez · 21/03/2006 11:40

imo theo.... but i like it just as theo

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queenrollo · 21/03/2006 11:59

out of those i like Theo and Zac best.

can i suggest Noah.........just because i'm quite taken with it at the moment. i know it can't be shortened but i just like it as a name!

robin3 · 21/03/2006 12:00

I like Ted/Ed/ thinking of this for DS2. We were thinking of it being Edward then shortening it. I like the name Edward...shame about the prince.

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NomDePlume · 21/03/2006 12:02

Queenrollo, I love Noah, too. Very sweet

mrsmaddyd · 21/03/2006 12:20

Jaydn is a good alternative to haydn. Not sure if its spelt jaiden ir jaydn or jayden

cece · 21/03/2006 12:22

You can also shorten Jonathan to Jonty.

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