Help narrow my boys list!

I’m 12 weeks pregnant and starting to look at my name lists. [name_m]Don[/name_m]'t know if it’s a boy or a girl yet (I’ve got a feeling it’s a girl, but still thinking of boys names just in case!). Here’s my long list, which I’m trying to narrow down. What do you guys think? What do you love? What do you hate? What would you cut?

[name_m]Alfred[/name_m]
[name_m]Arthur[/name_m]
[name_u]August[/name_u]
[name_m]Charles[/name_m]
[name_u]Darcy[/name_u]
[name_m]Edward[/name_m]
[name_u]Everett[/name_u]
[name_m]Frederick[/name_m]
[name_m]Gabriel[/name_m]
[name_m]George[/name_m]
[name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_u]James[/name_u]
[name_m]Josiah[/name_m]
[name_m]Louis[/name_m]
[name_m]Maxwell[/name_m]
[name_m]Oliver[/name_m]
[name_m]Rupert[/name_m]
[name_u]Sterling[/name_u]
[name_m]Theodore[/name_m]
[name_m]Walter[/name_m]
[name_m]Wesley[/name_m]
[name_m]Xavier[/name_m]

There are a lot on your list that I’m partial to! It was really hard trying to figure out which ones to cut!

[name_m]Albert[/name_m] - like
[name_m]Alfred[/name_m] - love
[name_m]Arthur[/name_m] - love
[name_m]Atticus[/name_m] - love
[name_u]August[/name_u] - love, although I’m partial to [name_m]Augustus[/name_m]
[name_m]Bennett[/name_m] - cut
[name_m]Charles[/name_m] - love
[name_u]Darcy[/name_u] - cut
[name_m]Dashiell[/name_m] - cut
[name_m]Edward[/name_m] - cut (too many people still think of Twilight)
[name_u]Everett[/name_u] - love
[name_m]Frederick[/name_m] - like
[name_m]Gabriel[/name_m] - love
[name_m]George[/name_m] - cut
[name_m]Gilbert[/name_m] - cut
[name_m]Henry[/name_m] - like
[name_m]Hugo[/name_m] - reminds me of Lost
[name_u]James[/name_u] - love
[name_m]Josiah[/name_m] - love
[name_m]Louis[/name_m] - love
[name_m]Maxwell[/name_m] - like
[name_m]Oliver[/name_m] - love
[name_m]Rupert[/name_m] - love
[name_u]Sterling[/name_u] - love
[name_m]Theodore[/name_m] - love
[name_m]Walter[/name_m] - cut
[name_m]Wesley[/name_m] - love
[name_m]Wilfred[/name_m] - cut

You have a lot of great names there!

I’ll start with my least favorites because I really really love most of your list
[name_m]Bennett[/name_m] - This is the only one I really dislike. It might just be me, but [name_m]Bennett[/name_m] doesn’t fit in on this list.
[name_m]Alfred[/name_m] - [name_m]Alfred[/name_m]'s nice, but I really like [name_m]Albert[/name_m]
[name_u]Darcy[/name_u] - I kind of like [name_u]Darcy[/name_u], but I have trouble picturing it on an actual person
[name_m]Josiah[/name_m] - There’s nothing wrong with [name_m]Josiah[/name_m], but I’m a sucker for plain old [name_m]Joseph[/name_m] as far as jo- names go.
[name_m]Gilbert[/name_m] - [name_m]Gilbert[/name_m] just doesn’t roll of the tongue great to me.
[name_u]Everett[/name_u] - [name_m]Just[/name_m] plain to me
[name_m]Wesley[/name_m] - Same as [name_u]Everett[/name_u]

My absolute most favorites:
[name_m]Arthur[/name_m]
[name_m]Gabriel[/name_m]
[name_m]George[/name_m]
[name_u]James[/name_u]
[name_m]Wilfred[/name_m]

Some I really like a lot but not as much as the previous five:
[name_m]Albert[/name_m]
[name_u]August[/name_u]
[name_m]Dashiell[/name_m]
[name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Hugo[/name_m]
[name_m]Walter[/name_m]
[name_m]Theodore[/name_m]
[name_m]Rupert[/name_m]

And the ones I also like quite a bit, but not as much as the last 12:
[name_m]Atticus[/name_m]
[name_m]Charles[/name_m]
[name_m]Edward[/name_m]
[name_m]Frederick[/name_m]
[name_m]Louis[/name_m]
[name_m]Maxwell[/name_m]
[name_m]Oliver[/name_m]
[name_u]Sterling[/name_u]

My list from your list:

[name_u]August[/name_u]
[name_u]Darcy[/name_u]
[name_m]Edward[/name_m]
[name_u]Everett[/name_u]
[name_m]Frederick[/name_m]
[name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_u]James[/name_u]
[name_m]Josiah[/name_m]
[name_m]Louis[/name_m]
[name_m]Maxwell[/name_m]
[name_m]Oliver[/name_m]
[name_u]Sterling[/name_u]
[name_m]Theodore[/name_m]
[name_m]Walter[/name_m]
[name_m]Wesley[/name_m]
[name_m]Xavier[/name_m]

I love:
[name_m]Gabriel[/name_m] - Such a handsome name.
[name_m]Frederick[/name_m] - I adore nn. [name_u]Freddie[/name_u].
[name_m]Wesley[/name_m] - One of my personal favourites, though I sometimes wonder if it’s a bit dated.
[name_m]Theodore[/name_m] - So handsome with nn potential.
[name_m]Alfred[/name_m] - [name_u]Love[/name_u] it, and it gets you to nn’s [name_m]Alf[/name_m], [name_u]Alfie[/name_u] and [name_u]Freddie[/name_u]!
[name_m]Oliver[/name_m] - Great name and nn [name_u]Olly[/name_u] is sweet.
[name_m]Edward[/name_m] - I also like [name_m]Edmund[/name_m]. My favourite nn is [name_m]Eddie[/name_m] but you could also have [name_m]Ned[/name_m], Ted and [name_u]Teddy[/name_u].

I like:
[name_u]James[/name_u] - Handsome classic. It’s so popular though.
[name_m]Arthur[/name_m] - I know so many little [name_m]Arthur[/name_m]'s.
[name_m]Maxwell[/name_m] - Cute but quite trendy.
[name_m]Louis[/name_m] - Pr.‘lou-ie’ I like it but I much prefer [name_m]Lewis[/name_m].
[name_m]Rupert[/name_m] - Maybe a bit ‘toff-ish’ though.
[name_m]Xavier[/name_m] - Strong and handsome.

I’d lose:
[name_u]August[/name_u] - Not a fan. Maybe as a middle.
[name_m]Charles[/name_m] - I always think of [name_m]Charles[/name_m] I! I do like [name_u]Charlie[/name_u] though.
[name_u]Darcy[/name_u] - Though I personally associate it with Mr [name_u]Darcy[/name_u] I know so many little girl [name_u]Darcy[/name_u]/[name_u]Darcey[/name_u]'s and I prefer others on your list.
[name_u]Everett[/name_u] - I bit trendy. I do love [name_u]Emmett[/name_u] though.
[name_m]George[/name_m] - I know too many of all ages and so I have some not so great personal associations.
[name_m]Henry[/name_m] - I much prefer [name_m]Harry[/name_m].
[name_m]Josiah[/name_m] - I love [name_m]Jonah[/name_m] though.
[name_u]Sterling[/name_u] - I just think of money (pound sterling).
[name_m]Walter[/name_m] - Not a fan.

Ooh, you have a gorgeous boys’ list too!

[name_u]Love[/name_u]:
[name_m]Alfred[/name_m]
[name_m]Arthur[/name_m]
[name_m]Edward[/name_m]
[name_m]Frederick[/name_m]
[name_m]George[/name_m]
[name_m]Louis[/name_m] (only prn “lou-ee”, really dislike “lou-iss”)
[name_m]Oliver[/name_m]
[name_m]Rupert[/name_m]
[name_m]Theodore[/name_m]

Like:
[name_u]August[/name_u]
[name_m]Charles[/name_m]
[name_m]Gabriel[/name_m]
[name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_u]James[/name_u]
[name_m]Josiah[/name_m]
[name_m]Walter[/name_m]

Lose:
[name_u]Darcy[/name_u]
[name_u]Everett[/name_u]
[name_m]Maxwell[/name_m]
[name_u]Sterling[/name_u]
[name_m]Wesley[/name_m]
[name_m]Xavier[/name_m]

[name_u]Love[/name_u]:
[name_u]August[/name_u]
[name_m]Charles[/name_m]
[name_m]Edward[/name_m]
[name_m]Maxwell[/name_m]
[name_m]Oliver[/name_m]
[name_m]Wesley[/name_m]
[name_m]Xavier[/name_m]

Like:
[name_m]Arthur[/name_m]
[name_m]Frederick[/name_m]
[name_m]Gabriel[/name_m]
[name_m]George[/name_m]
[name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_u]James[/name_u]
[name_m]Louis[/name_m]
[name_m]Theodore[/name_m]

Lose:
[name_m]Alfred[/name_m]
[name_u]Darcy[/name_u]
[name_u]Everett[/name_u]
[name_m]Josiah[/name_m]
[name_m]Rupert[/name_m]
[name_u]Sterling[/name_u]
[name_m]Walter[/name_m]

[name_u]Love[/name_u]:

[name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_u]James[/name_u]
[name_m]Louis[/name_m]
[name_m]Oliver[/name_m]

[name_m]Alfred[/name_m] - cut
[name_m]Arthur[/name_m] - cut
[name_u]August[/name_u] - love
[name_m]Charles[/name_m] - cut
[name_u]Darcy[/name_u] - [name_u]LOVE[/name_u]. This is my favorite on your list.
[name_m]Edward[/name_m] - cut
[name_u]Everett[/name_u] - like
[name_m]Frederick[/name_m] - cut
[name_m]Gabriel[/name_m] - like
[name_m]George[/name_m] - cut
[name_m]Henry[/name_m] - cut
[name_u]James[/name_u] - like
[name_m]Josiah[/name_m] - [name_u]Love[/name_u] love love. My other favorite on the list.
[name_m]Louis[/name_m] - cut
[name_m]Maxwell[/name_m] - love
[name_m]Oliver[/name_m] - love
[name_m]Rupert[/name_m] - cut
[name_u]Sterling[/name_u] - cut
[name_m]Theodore[/name_m] - like
[name_m]Walter[/name_m] - cut
[name_m]Wesley[/name_m] - love
[name_m]Xavier[/name_m] - love

I’m thrilled for you, [name_f]Sarah[/name_f]! :slight_smile:

Top 5:
[name_m]Arthur[/name_m]
[name_m]Edward[/name_m]
[name_m]Frederick[/name_m]
[name_m]George[/name_m]
[name_u]James[/name_u]

Some favorite combos:
[name_m]Arthur[/name_m] [name_m]Gabriel[/name_m], [name_m]Arthur[/name_m] [name_m]Maxwell[/name_m], [name_m]Arthur[/name_m] [name_u]Sterling[/name_u], [name_m]Arthur[/name_m] [name_m]Wesley[/name_m]
[name_m]Edward[/name_m] [name_u]August[/name_u], [name_m]Edward[/name_m] [name_m]Gabriel[/name_m], [name_m]Edward[/name_m] [name_m]Louis[/name_m], [name_m]Edward[/name_m] [name_m]Oliver[/name_m]
[name_m]Frederick[/name_m] [name_m]Arthur[/name_m], [name_m]Frederick[/name_m] [name_u]Darcy[/name_u], [name_m]Frederick[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m], [name_m]Frederick[/name_m] [name_m]Louis[/name_m]
[name_m]George[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m], [name_m]George[/name_m] [name_m]Oliver[/name_m], [name_m]George[/name_m] [name_u]Sterling[/name_u], [name_m]George[/name_m] [name_m]Xavier[/name_m]
[name_u]James[/name_u] [name_m]Arthur[/name_m], [name_u]James[/name_u] [name_u]Everett[/name_u], [name_u]James[/name_u] [name_m]Frederick[/name_m], [name_u]James[/name_u] [name_m]Rupert[/name_m]

[name_u]LOVE[/name_u]: [name_m]Arthur[/name_m], [name_m]Henry[/name_m], [name_u]James[/name_u], [name_m]Maxwell[/name_m], [name_m]Oliver[/name_m], [name_m]Theodore[/name_m]

LOSE: [name_m]Charles[/name_m], [name_m]Josiah[/name_m], [name_m]Louis[/name_m], [name_m]Rupert[/name_m]

First of all, congratulations @Sarahmezz! Best wishes to you in your pregnancy.

You have a great list of boys’ names and there are so many names I love here.

My favourites:
[name_m]Alfred[/name_m] – This one is so handsome and distinguished, and with many great namesakes (Pennyworth! Nobel!).
[name_m]Arthur[/name_m] – My favourite boy name. The only minus I can think of is the nn [name_m]Art/name_m, but like [name_m]Alfred[/name_m], this one has a lot of nice namesakes and history behind it. The meaning of “bear” is so lovely, as well.
[name_m]Gabriel[/name_m]
[name_m]Oliver[/name_m]
[name_m]Theodore[/name_m]
[name_u]Sterling[/name_u] – I think this is the perfect middle name. It goes with pretty much everything!

I would cut:
[name_m]George[/name_m] – I’m not a big fan of ‘G’ names and I think [name_m]George[/name_m] is such a harsh name.
[name_u]Darcy[/name_u] – Wouldn’t use it as a first name, but it could make a good middle.
[name_m]Wesley[/name_m] – Seems kind of trendy
[name_m]Rupert[/name_m] – Not my style…