Help! Boys name ideas needed!

[name_m]Hi[/name_m] Berries!

I am pregnant with my second child. We’re keeping the gender a surprise. We have a girl’s name, which we didn’t use for our firstborn, as he was a boy! DS’ name is [name_u]Toby[/name_u] [name_m]Robert[/name_m]. It was the only boy’s name we agreed on. We liked it because it was a traditional name, but it wasn’t overly popular. Our main criteria is to find a traditional name, but without worrying that there may be five others of the same name, in the same class. [name_f]Every[/name_f] time I suggest a name, my DH rules it out, because he knows a child by that name. The only name he likes is [name_m]Alastair[/name_m], which is nice, but I’m not keen on it as a name for our child. I really like names like: [name_m]Henry[/name_m], [name_m]Edward[/name_m], [name_m]Theodore[/name_m], [name_m]Sebastian[/name_m], [name_m]Samuel[/name_m], [name_m]Joseph[/name_m], [name_m]Zachary[/name_m] etc. but DH is not keen. Middle name, if it’s a boy, would be [name_u]George[/name_u]. Our surname is four letters, beginning with ‘L’ and is one syllable, so looking for a first name that’s at least two syllables. Any help would be greatly received! Thank you x

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Congratulations on having your second baby on the way!
Perhaps you would like…
[name_m]Arthur[/name_m]
[name_m]Frederick[/name_m]
[name_u]Francis[/name_u]
[name_m]Victor[/name_m]
[name_m]Wilfred[/name_m]
[name_m]Ivan[/name_m]
[name_u]Gabriel[/name_u]
[name_m]Oscar[/name_m]
[name_m]Ruben[/name_m]
[name_m]Edwin[/name_m]
[name_m]Terrence[/name_m]
[name_u]Howard[/name_u] (I think [name_m]Howie[/name_m] is a cute nickname!)

I love [name_u]Toby[/name_u]!

Maybe…
[name_m]Isaac[/name_m]
[name_u]Jamie[/name_u]
[name_m]Raphael[/name_m] ([name_u]Toby[/name_u] and [name_u]Rafa[/name_u]!)
[name_m]Hugo[/name_m]
[name_m]Thomas[/name_m]
[name_m]Oswald[/name_m]
[name_m]Alexander[/name_m]
[name_m]Roger[/name_m]
[name_m]Ralph[/name_m] (too short?)
[name_u]August[/name_u]
[name_m]Peter[/name_m]

Thank you! I like [name_u]Gabriel[/name_u], but DH isn’t keen and we have god children called [name_m]Oscar[/name_m] and [name_m]Arthur[/name_m]. I quite like [name_m]Edwin[/name_m] x

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Thank you! I like [name_m]Raphael[/name_m] and [name_u]Rafa[/name_u]! I also really like [name_m]Ralph[/name_m], but it too short. Unfortunately we know a [name_m]Thomas[/name_m], [name_m]Alexander[/name_m], [name_m]Isaac[/name_m] and [name_m]Hugo[/name_m], but all great names and definitely along the right lines. I like [name_u]Gus[/name_u], but not sure about [name_u]August[/name_u] and unfortunately [name_u]Gus[/name_u] is too short x

Do you like [name_m]Alaric[/name_m]? A different name slightly than [name_m]Alastair[/name_m].

Harmon
[name_m]Hallam[/name_m]
[name_m]Horatio[/name_m]
[name_m]Edmund[/name_m]
[name_m]Edwin[/name_m]
[name_m]Edgar[/name_m]
[name_m]Ward[/name_m]
[name_u]Howard[/name_u]
[name_m]Theomund[/name_m]
[name_m]Tarquin[/name_m]
[name_m]Thornton[/name_m]
[name_m]Silas[/name_m]
[name_m]Samson[/name_m]
[name_m]Josiah[/name_m]
[name_u]Jonah[/name_u]
[name_m]Jonas[/name_m]
[name_m]Zebulon[/name_m]
[name_m]Franklin[/name_m]
[name_u]Francis[/name_u]
[name_m]Stanton[/name_m]
[name_u]Stanley[/name_u]
[name_u]Douglas[/name_u]
[name_u]Laurence[/name_u]/Lawrence
[name_m]Albion[/name_m]
[name_m]Fenton[/name_m]
[name_m]Mitchell[/name_m]
[name_u]Timothy[/name_u]
[name_m]Stuart[/name_m]
[name_m]Kenneth[/name_m]
[name_m]Nicholas[/name_m]
[name_u]Carson[/name_u]

Sorry for any repeats:

Angus [name_u]George[/name_u]
[name_u]Finlay[/name_u] [name_u]George[/name_u]
[name_m]Bastian[/name_m] [name_u]George[/name_u]
[name_m]Felix[/name_m] [name_u]George[/name_u]
[name_m]Otto[/name_m] [name_u]George[/name_u]
[name_m]Leopold[/name_m] [name_u]George[/name_u]
[name_u]Oliver[/name_u] [name_u]George[/name_u]
[name_m]Wilfred[/name_m] [name_u]George[/name_u]
[name_m]Ambrose[/name_m] [name_u]George[/name_u]
[name_u]Jasper[/name_u] [name_u]George[/name_u]
[name_m]Monty[/name_m] [name_u]George[/name_u]
[name_m]Louis[/name_m] [name_u]George[/name_u]
[name_m]Rafferty[/name_m] [name_u]George[/name_u]
[name_m]Finnegan[/name_m] [name_u]George[/name_u]
[name_m]Wilbur[/name_m] [name_u]George[/name_u]
[name_m]Caspar[/name_m] [name_u]George[/name_u]
[name_u]Axel[/name_u] [name_u]George[/name_u]
[name_m]Chester[/name_m] [name_u]George[/name_u]
[name_u]Rory[/name_u] [name_u]George[/name_u]
[name_m]Franklin[/name_m] [name_u]George[/name_u]
[name_m]Xavier[/name_m] [name_u]George[/name_u]
[name_m]Maximilian[/name_m] [name_u]George[/name_u]
[name_u]Asher[/name_u] [name_u]George[/name_u]
[name_m]Phineas[/name_m] [name_u]George[/name_u]
[name_u]Miles[/name_u] [name_u]George[/name_u]
[name_m]Orson[/name_m] [name_u]George[/name_u]
[name_m]Winston[/name_m] [name_u]George[/name_u]
[name_u]Eliot[/name_u] [name_u]George[/name_u]
[name_u]Remy[/name_u] [name_u]George[/name_u]
[name_m]Xander[/name_m] [name_u]George[/name_u]
[name_m]Otis[/name_m] [name_u]George[/name_u]
[name_m]Hamish[/name_m] [name_u]George[/name_u]
[name_m]Atticus[/name_m] [name_u]George[/name_u]
[name_m]Edmund[/name_m] [name_u]George[/name_u]
[name_m]Nicholas[/name_m] [name_u]George[/name_u]
[name_m]Fraser[/name_m] [name_u]George[/name_u]
[name_u]Elias[/name_u] [name_u]George[/name_u]

Hi sorry for any repeats. I like classic names too, I really like [name_m]Isaac[/name_m] [name_u]George[/name_u], other ideas -
[name_m]William[/name_m] [name_u]George[/name_u]
[name_m]Edwin[/name_m] [name_u]George[/name_u]
[name_u]Edison[/name_u] [name_u]George[/name_u]
[name_u]Dillon[/name_u] [name_u]George[/name_u]
[name_m]Arthur[/name_m] [name_u]George[/name_u]

Best of luck x

How about:

Ivan
[name_m]Otto[/name_m]
[name_m]Felix[/name_m]
[name_m]Joseph[/name_m]
[name_u]Gabriel[/name_u]
[name_m]Caleb[/name_m]
[name_m]Arthur[/name_m]
[name_u]Florian[/name_u]
[name_m]Charles[/name_m]
[name_m]Louis[/name_m]
[name_u]Evan[/name_u]
[name_u]Gabriel[/name_u]
[name_m]Alexander[/name_m]
[name_m]Peter[/name_m]
[name_m]Barnaby[/name_m]
[name_m]Benedict[/name_m]
[name_m]Finnegan[/name_m]
[name_m]Edmund[/name_m]
[name_m]Casper[/name_m]
[name_m]William[/name_m]
[name_m]Edward[/name_m]
[name_m]Isidore[/name_m]
[name_u]Oliver[/name_u]
[name_m]Elijah[/name_m]
[name_m]Tobias[/name_m]
[name_u]Eli[/name_u]
[name_u]Elias[/name_u]
[name_m]Jonathan[/name_m]
[name_m]Nathaniel[/name_m]
[name_u]Noah[/name_u]
[name_m]Oscar[/name_m]

I hope you like some of these :slight_smile:

Toby [name_m]Robert[/name_m] is so cool!

Toby [name_m]Robert[/name_m] and…

Isaac [name_u]George[/name_u]
[name_m]Otis[/name_m] [name_u]George[/name_u]
[name_m]Winston[/name_m] [name_u]George[/name_u]
[name_m]Alec[/name_m] [name_u]George[/name_u]
[name_m]Abel[/name_m] [name_u]George[/name_u]
[name_m]Ethan[/name_m] [name_u]George[/name_u]
[name_m]Caleb[/name_m] [name_u]George[/name_u]
[name_u]Dexter[/name_u] [name_u]George[/name_u]
[name_u]Luca[/name_u] [name_u]George[/name_u]
[name_m]Daniel[/name_m] [name_u]George[/name_u]
[name_m]Edwin[/name_m] [name_u]George[/name_u]
[name_m]Felix[/name_m] [name_u]George[/name_u]

Some ideas…
[name_m]Wilbur[/name_m]
[name_u]Howard[/name_u]
[name_m]Henrik[/name_m]
[name_m]Samson[/name_m]
[name_m]Otto[/name_m]
[name_m]Josiah[/name_m]
[name_m]Clifford[/name_m]
[name_u]Ezra[/name_u]
[name_m]Nathaniel[/name_m]
[name_u]Jonah[/name_u]
[name_m]Jonas[/name_m]
[name_u]Everett[/name_u]
[name_m]Harvey[/name_m]
[name_u]Hartley[/name_u]
[name_m]Edgar[/name_m]
[name_m]Albert[/name_m]
[name_m]Cecil[/name_m]

I’ll suggest two characters from the book of [name_m]Tobit[/name_m] since [name_u]Toby[/name_u] comes from his sons name [name_m]Tobias[/name_m].

Raphael
[name_u]Azariah[/name_u]

I really like [name_u]Toby[/name_u]!

You have some wonderful suggestions already so please consider repeats as seconds

Toby & _____:

Malcom [name_u]George[/name_u]
[name_m]Desmond[/name_m] [name_u]George[/name_u]
[name_u]Leland[/name_u] [name_u]George[/name_u] “[name_m]Leo[/name_m]”
[name_m]Harland[/name_m] [name_u]George[/name_u] “[name_m]Hank[/name_m]”
[name_u]Chandler[/name_u] [name_u]George[/name_u]
[name_u]Spencer[/name_u] [name_u]George[/name_u]
[name_m]Preston[/name_m] [name_u]George[/name_u] “[name_u]Percy[/name_u]”
[name_u]Remy[/name_u] [name_u]George[/name_u]
[name_m]Jeremiah[/name_m] [name_u]George[/name_u] “[name_u]Remy[/name_u]”
[name_m]Fintan[/name_m]/Franklin/Griffin [name_u]George[/name_u] “[name_u]Finn[/name_u]”
[name_m]Benton[/name_m] [name_u]George[/name_u] “[name_m]Ben[/name_m]”
[name_m]Orson[/name_m] [name_u]George[/name_u] “[name_m]Oz[/name_m]” “[name_m]Ozzy[/name_m]”
[name_u]Corbin[/name_u] [name_u]George[/name_u]
[name_u]Nolan[/name_u] [name_u]George[/name_u]
[name_u]Cooper[/name_u] [name_u]George[/name_u]
[name_u]Barrett[/name_u] [name_u]George[/name_u] “[name_m]Bear[/name_m]” “[name_m]Rhett[/name_m]”
[name_m]Balthasar[/name_m] [name_u]George[/name_u] “[name_m]Baz[/name_m]”
[name_m]Abner[/name_m] [name_u]George[/name_u] “[name_m]Abe[/name_m]”
[name_m]Magnus[/name_m] [name_u]George[/name_u] “[name_u]Gus[/name_u]”
[name_u]Jensen[/name_u] [name_u]George[/name_u] “[name_u]Jett[/name_u]”
[name_m]Otto[/name_m] [name_u]George[/name_u]
[name_m]Crispin[/name_m] [name_u]George[/name_u] “[name_m]Kip[/name_m]”
[name_u]Ellis[/name_u] [name_u]George[/name_u] “[name_u]Eli[/name_u]”
[name_m]Bronson[/name_m] [name_u]George[/name_u]
[name_m]Cyrus[/name_m] [name_u]George[/name_u]
[name_m]Winston[/name_m] [name_u]George[/name_u]
[name_u]Sterling[/name_u] [name_u]George[/name_u]
[name_m]Reuben[/name_m] [name_u]George[/name_u]
[name_u]Rocco[/name_u] [name_u]George[/name_u]
[name_u]Quentin[/name_u] [name_u]George[/name_u] “[name_u]Quinn[/name_u]”
[name_u]Dustin[/name_u] [name_u]George[/name_u]
[name_m]Ansel[/name_m] [name_u]George[/name_u]
[name_m]Damon[/name_m] [name_u]George[/name_u]
[name_u]Darrin[/name_u] [name_u]George[/name_u]
[name_m]Nevin[/name_m] [name_u]George[/name_u]
[name_m]Samson[/name_m]

Thank you so much guys! Lots of great ideas x

Elton
[name_m]Roger[/name_m]
[name_m]Allan[/name_m]
[name_m]Calvin[/name_m]
[name_m]Oden[/name_m]
[name_m]Alvin[/name_m]
[name_u]Perry[/name_u]

I second the suggestions of [name_m]Alaric[/name_m]. [name_u]Ricky[/name_u] & [name_u]Toby[/name_u] would be so cute together.
Maybe:
[name_m]Marlon[/name_m]
[name_m]Elijah[/name_m] “[name_u]Eli[/name_u]”
[name_m]Leonard[/name_m]
[name_m]Cyrus[/name_m]
[name_m]Winston[/name_m]
[name_u]Everett[/name_u]
[name_m]Simon[/name_m]
[name_m]Harvey[/name_m]
[name_m]Calvin[/name_m]
[name_u]Maxwell[/name_u]

Thank you guys. Looking for something more normal/ traditional and European and nothing that could be a surname or unisex. Trouble is, if a name I suggest is the same as one person we know, or their children, no matter how rarely we see them, DH rules it out! I have told him that we won’t find a unique and traditional name, and chances are the child will meet another person with the same name, but he wants the name to be different to someone we know. That rules out a lots of really great names. We got really lucky with [name_u]Toby[/name_u], as we didn’t know another one and it was a normal boy’s name. It’s been perfect. Really struggling to match that unfortunately xx

Names I like, but have been ruled out, to give you a idea are:

[name_m]Henry[/name_m];
[name_u]Benjamin[/name_u] (DH doesn’t like “[name_m]Ben[/name_m]”);
[name_m]Alexander[/name_m]/ [name_m]Xander[/name_m];
[name_m]Thomas[/name_m];
[name_m]Ralph[/name_m] (one syllable);
[name_m]Edward[/name_m];
[name_m]Hugo[/name_m];
[name_m]Zachary[/name_m];
[name_m]Samuel[/name_m];
[name_m]Joseph[/name_m] ([name_m]Joe[/name_m] is too popular, although I have suggested “[name_m]Jos[/name_m]” or “[name_f]Josey[/name_f]” as alternative NNs);
[name_m]William[/name_m];
[name_u]James[/name_u];
Oliver.

Traditional names I’m not keen on:

[name_m]Isaac[/name_m];
[name_m]Joel[/name_m];
[name_u]Julian[/name_u];
[name_m]Joshua[/name_m];
[name_m]Oscar[/name_m];
[name_m]Lucas[/name_m];
[name_m]Harvey[/name_m];
[name_m]Elijah[/name_m];
[name_m]Jacob[/name_m];
[name_m]Albert[/name_m];
[name_m]Arthur[/name_m];
[name_u]Harry[/name_u];
[name_m]Jack[/name_m];
[name_m]Matthew[/name_m];
[name_u]Michael[/name_u];
[name_m]Nathan[/name_m];
[name_m]Nathaniel[/name_m];
Liam;
Noah;
[name_u]Elliot[/name_u] etc.

Thank you for your help. Really appreciate it xx

I’ll suggest some more than…

[name_m]Clark[/name_m]
[name_m]Kirk[/name_m]
[name_u]Scott[/name_u]
[name_m]Graham[/name_m]
[name_m]Gregory[/name_m]
[name_m]Phillip[/name_m]
[name_u]Gene[/name_u]
[name_m]Jeremy[/name_m]
[name_u]Neil[/name_u]
[name_u]James[/name_u]
[name_m]Jimmy[/name_m]
[name_m]Steven[/name_m]
[name_u]Dean[/name_u]
[name_u]Glenn[/name_u]
[name_m]Ian[/name_m]
[name_u]Lyle[/name_u]
[name_u]Maxwell[/name_u]

Edited to add: Leon & Frank

Thank you :blush: What does everyone think to [name_m]Rupert[/name_m]? I’m worried it’s too “posh” and people might judge it. It’s growing on me and I quite like that it can be shortened to Ru or [name_u]Bertie[/name_u]. We call our DS Tobes for short and think Tobes and Rupes has a cool ring to it!

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