Baby boy a week old and no name - help!

Pretty much as title. Our baby boy was born a week ago and we are drawing a total blank on names…

Looking for something a little unusual and quirky but equally something timeless that won’t date too much.

We’re British so nothing too American.

Already have 2 boys: [name_u]Ollie[/name_u] ([name_m]Oliver[/name_m]) and [name_u]Indy[/name_u] ([name_u]Indiana[/name_u]) so something that compliments…

Surname starts with an ‘eh’ (like elephant) which rules lots of names out…

Names we like but have ruled out:
[name_m]Hamish[/name_m] - love it but it doesn’t seem to fit with the other 2 and not sure how it would abbreviate
[name_u]Kai[/name_u] - love the meaning and vibe but don’t like the fact it’s one syllable
[name_u]Kit[/name_u] - again 1 syllable and ends with a consonant which doesn’t work well with our surname
[name_m]Koa[/name_m] - bit too unusual
[name_u]River[/name_u] - we love but have close friends who have named their son this so it feels wrong
[name_u]Charlie[/name_u] - too common and popular
[name_u]Austin[/name_u] - don’t want another American place name and not keen on abbreviations
[name_m]Hugo[/name_m] - love but hate [name_m]Hugh[/name_m]
[name_m]Atlas[/name_m]/[name_m]Atticus[/name_m] - love [name_f]Atti[/name_f] but these both seem a little too pretentious

Help please!!!

Oh and my personal favourite is Appo (I had a great friend many years ago called Appo and have loved it ever since) but hubby isn’t keen and completely vetoed [name_m]Apollo[/name_m] and [name_m]Apollinaire[/name_m] as full names

[name_u]Ollie[/name_u], [name_u]Indy[/name_u] and…

[name_m]Vincent[/name_m] ‘[name_u]Vinnie[/name_u]’
[name_m]Archer[/name_m] ‘[name_m]Archie[/name_m]’
[name_u]Arlo[/name_u]
[name_m]Milo[/name_m]
[name_u]Tobin[/name_u]
[name_m]Frederick[/name_m] ‘[name_u]Freddy[/name_u]’
[name_m]Lucas[/name_m]
[name_m]Walter[/name_m] ‘[name_u]Wally[/name_u]’
[name_m]Nathan[/name_m]/[name_m]Nathanial[/name_m]
[name_m]Simon[/name_m]
[name_m]Edmund[/name_m]
[name_m]Edwin[/name_m]
[name_m]Clark[/name_m]
[name_m]Clyde[/name_m]
[name_m]Clive[/name_m]

Thank you.
Only one on that list I like is [name_m]Nathanial[/name_m] as I love [name_m]Nate[/name_m] but hubby doesn’t like either.

Should probably say I’ve been a teacher for well over 10 years so almost every name has an association which makes life so much harder :grimacing:

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Oh dear. That definitely makes things a thousand times harder!

Here are a few that might work:

[name_m]Oscar[/name_m]
[name_m]William[/name_m] “[name_m]Will[/name_m]”
[name_m]Theodore[/name_m]
[name_m]Finnian[/name_m] “[name_u]Finn[/name_u]”
[name_m]Argo[/name_m]

[name_m]Oscar[/name_m], [name_m]William[/name_m], [name_u]Theo[/name_u] and [name_u]Finn[/name_u] I seem to teach every year so too common for my liking…

[name_m]Argo[/name_m] hubby doesn’t like.

[name_m]Rocco[/name_m]
[name_m]Rusty[/name_m]
[name_u]Noah[/name_u]
[name_m]Almanzo[/name_m] “[name_m]Manzo[/name_m]”
[name_m]Adler[/name_m] “Addo”
[name_u]Armani[/name_u]
[name_u]Shiloh[/name_u]
[name_m]Xavi[/name_m]
[name_m]Kian[/name_m] nn [name_u]Kai[/name_u]
[name_m]Monte[/name_m]
[name_m]Jethro[/name_m] “[name_u]Jett[/name_u]”
[name_m]Barnaby[/name_m] or [name_m]Barney[/name_m]
[name_m]Oslo[/name_m]
[name_m]Zachary[/name_m]
[name_m]Haig[/name_m]
[name_m]Crusoe[/name_m]
[name_m]Granger[/name_m] or [name_u]Ranger[/name_u]
[name_u]Banjo[/name_u]

[name_u]Love[/name_u] [name_m]Barnaby[/name_m] but not [name_m]Barney[/name_m]… how else could that abbreviate?

[name_m]Oliver[/name_m] & [name_u]Indiana[/name_u]:

[name_m]Tobias[/name_m]- [name_u]Toby[/name_u]
[name_m]Herschel[/name_m]- Hersey
[name_m]Alfred[/name_m]- [name_u]Alfie[/name_u]
[name_m]Steven[/name_m]- [name_u]Stevie[/name_u]
[name_u]Bentley[/name_u]- [name_m]Benny[/name_m]
[name_m]Gordon[/name_m]- [name_m]Gordy[/name_m]
[name_m]Vincent[/name_m]- [name_u]Vinny[/name_u]
[name_u]Wallace[/name_u]- [name_u]Wally[/name_u]
[name_u]Hudson[/name_u]- [name_m]Huey[/name_m]
[name_m]Truett[/name_m]- [name_m]Tru[/name_m]
[name_m]Walter[/name_m]- [name_m]Walt[/name_m]
[name_m]Victor[/name_m]- [name_u]Vic[/name_u]
[name_m]Orlando[/name_m]- [name_m]Laddy[/name_m]
[name_u]Monroe[/name_u]- Row
[name_u]Roscoe[/name_u]- [name_m]Ross[/name_m]
[name_u]Remington[/name_u]- [name_u]Remy[/name_u]
[name_m]Harrison[/name_m]- [name_m]Harris[/name_m]
[name_m]Watson[/name_m]- Watz
[name_m]Montgomery[/name_m]-[name_m]Monty[/name_m]
[name_m]Harvey[/name_m]- [name_m]Harv[/name_m]
[name_m]Malakai[/name_m]- [name_u]Kai[/name_u]

What about [name_m]Barnes[/name_m]? I love that but would it work with your last name?

Or you could use initials…eg [name_m]Barnaby[/name_m] [name_m]Jack[/name_m] becomes BJ?

Sorry, nothing grabbing me from these :disappointed:

Doesn’t work with our surname unfortunately. [name_u]Ollie[/name_u] and [name_u]Indy[/name_u] work because of the “ee” ending… ideally I think it needs to end with an ah, er or vowel

Sorry, initials are a massive pet hate (which I think has come from teaching).

You can see why this is proving such a challenge.

Ok, let’s try a different direction…

[name_u]Zephyr[/name_u]
[name_m]Jasper[/name_m]
[name_u]Phoenix[/name_u]
[name_m]Kaius[/name_m]- [name_u]Kai[/name_u]
[name_m]Martin[/name_m]
[name_u]Wilder[/name_u]- [name_m]Wiley[/name_m]/ [name_u]Wylie[/name_u]
[name_m]Finnick[/name_m]
[name_m]Sylvain[/name_m]- [name_m]Sly[/name_m]
[name_m]Nicholas[/name_m]- [name_u]Kai[/name_u]
[name_m]Alistair[/name_m]- [name_f]Atti[/name_f]
[name_m]Griffin[/name_m]
[name_m]Phineas[/name_m]- [name_u]Finn[/name_u]
[name_u]Dakota[/name_u]- [name_m]Koda[/name_m]
[name_u]Lawrence[/name_u]- [name_m]Lance[/name_m]
[name_u]Asher[/name_u]
[name_u]Sullivan[/name_u]- [name_u]Sully[/name_u]
[name_m]Caspian[/name_m]

What about [name_u]August[/name_u]? It starts with a vowel, is similar to [name_u]Austin[/name_u] but not a place name, and it can have cute nicknames like [name_m]Auggie[/name_m] or [name_u]Gus[/name_u]. And I think it would go well with your other two kids’ names.

Ugh I definitely understand the whole thing about associations. You’ve been given a ton of suggestions so I’m not sure mine would help. One thing to do that I’m not sure if you’ve tried yet is Nameberry a name generator. I did that use your two kids names in addition to adding [name_m]Hugo[/name_m], [name_m]Barnaby[/name_m], [name_m]Hamish[/name_m] and [name_u]River[/name_u]. These were the 100 names that turned up as suggestions based on those names. [name_f]Hope[/name_f] it helps!

https://nameberry.com/namehunter/?gender=M&inspirations[]=[name_u]River[/name_u]&inspirations[]=[name_m]Oliver[/name_m]&inspirations[]=[name_m]Barnaby[/name_m]&inspirations[]=[name_m]Hugo[/name_m]&inspirations[]=[name_u]Indiana[/name_u]

Congratulations for your third baby boy! :confetti_ball:
[name_m]Atlas[/name_m], [name_m]Atticus[/name_m], [name_u]Kit[/name_u] and [name_m]Hugo[/name_m] are great names!! [name_m]Atticus[/name_m] nn [name_u]Kit[/name_u] would be awesome :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

Similar names from your list:
[name_m]Hamilton[/name_m]
[name_m]Mitchell[/name_m]
[name_m]Malachi[/name_m]
[name_m]Kenneth[/name_m]
[name_u]Kieran[/name_u]
[name_m]Harris[/name_m]
[name_m]Kaiser[/name_m]
[name_m]Charlton[/name_m]
[name_u]Chase[/name_u]
[name_m]Chester[/name_m]

More ideas:
[name_u]Carlisle[/name_u]
[name_m]Silas[/name_m]
[name_m]Felix[/name_m]
[name_m]Rupert[/name_m]
[name_m]Solomon[/name_m]
[name_m]Bernard[/name_m]
[name_m]Ambrose[/name_m]
[name_u]Darcy[/name_u]
[name_m]Levi[/name_m]
[name_u]Emmett[/name_u]
[name_m]Percival[/name_m]/[name_u]Percy[/name_u]
[name_u]Dorian[/name_u]
[name_m]Arthur[/name_m]
[name_m]Fitzwilliam[/name_m]
[name_m]Heath[/name_m]
[name_m]Julien[/name_m]
[name_m]Philip[/name_m]
[name_u]Tristan[/name_u]
[name_m]Ulysses[/name_m]
[name_m]Winston[/name_m]
[name_m]Edwin[/name_m]
[name_u]Cooper[/name_u]
[name_m]Duncan[/name_m]
[name_m]Rufus[/name_m]
[name_u]Sawyer[/name_u]
[name_m]Conrad[/name_m]
[name_m]Aramis[/name_m]
[name_m]Casper[/name_m]
[name_m]Sylvester[/name_m]
[name_u]Auden[/name_u]
[name_m]Winston[/name_m]
[name_u]Rowan[/name_u]
[name_u]Channing[/name_u]
[name_m]Benedict[/name_m]
[name_m]Hart[/name_m]
[name_m]Dashiell[/name_m]
[name_u]Amory[/name_u]
[name_u]Jude[/name_u]
[name_m]Romeo[/name_m]
[name_m]Samson[/name_m]
[name_m]Scott[/name_m]
[name_u]Chandler[/name_u]

Congratulations!

[name_m]How[/name_m] about [name_m]Jago[/name_m] (JAY-go)? Cornish, not too common, v cool.

Or [name_m]Gabriel[/name_m] ([name_m]Gabe[/name_m]) or [name_m]Raphael[/name_m]/[name_m]Rafferty[/name_m] ([name_u]Rafe[/name_u])? Similar vibe to [name_m]Nathaniel[/name_m] ([name_m]Nate[/name_m]).

ETA: Maybe [name_m]Samson[/name_m], or even [name_m]Orson[/name_m]? With [name_u]Sonny[/name_u] for short.