Non-Boring Classic Boy Names

Hello Berries!

I’m looking for classic boys names that would fit with [name_u]James[/name_u] and [name_f]Cecilia[/name_f], but that don’t feel overused or stale. For example, I love [name_m]Henry[/name_m], but I feel like I hear it so much nowadays that it’s almost expected.

Any ideas?

[name_m]How[/name_m] about…

[name_m]Edward[/name_m]/[name_m]Edwin[/name_m]
[name_m]Andrew[/name_m]
[name_m]Frederick[/name_m]
[name_m]Sebastian[/name_m]
[name_u]Elliott[/name_u]
[name_m]Mark[/name_m]
[name_m]Benjamin[/name_m]

I like the suggestion of [name_m]Sebastian[/name_m]! I love that with [name_f]Cecilia[/name_f].

[name_m]Franklin[/name_m]
[name_m]Arthur[/name_m]
[name_m]Calvin[/name_m]
[name_m]Simon[/name_m]
[name_m]Desmond[/name_m]
[name_m]Malcolm[/name_m]
[name_u]Douglas[/name_u]
[name_m]George[/name_m]

[name_m]David[/name_m]
[name_m]Eugene[/name_m]
[name_u]Owen[/name_u]
[name_m]Jonathan[/name_m]
[name_m]Julian[/name_m]
[name_m]Vincent[/name_m]
[name_u]Howard[/name_u]
[name_m]Quentin[/name_m]
[name_m]Gregory[/name_m]
[name_m]Nicholas[/name_m]
[name_m]Thomas[/name_m]
[name_u]Lawrence[/name_u]
[name_m]Terence[/name_m]

[name_f]Non[/name_f]-boring classic boy names is the holy grail of baby names, in my opinion. So hard to achieve!! Everything seems overdone. Some ideas:

[name_m]Simon[/name_m] (263) - Such a good suggestion! This is my top pick for you.
[name_m]Thomas[/name_m] (48) - Definitely done a lot, but I feel like I don’t know a bunch of little Thomases? Where did all the Tommys go?
[name_m]Anthony[/name_m] (32) - Not a personal favorite, but it does feel like an underused classic.
[name_m]George[/name_m] (124) - [name_u]Royal[/name_u] status has boosted it, but I’ve still never met a baby [name_m]George[/name_m].
[name_m]Gabriel[/name_m] (31) - The most popular on this list, but I love a [name_m]Gabe[/name_m].
[name_m]Adam[/name_m] (77) - The original name! So sturdy and handsome.
[name_m]John[/name_m] (27) - I’m pretty sure all these Johns must be called [name_m]Jack[/name_m] because I think [name_m]John[/name_m] on a little one sounds so refreshing. Probably too close to [name_u]James[/name_u], though.
[name_m]Peter[/name_m] (213) - There are so many great namesakes for a little [name_m]Peter[/name_m] (Rabbit, [name_m]Pan[/name_m], etc). I would love to meet a young [name_m]Pete[/name_m].
[name_m]Christopher[/name_m] (38) - [name_u]Chris[/name_u] feels overdone, but [name_m]Christopher[/name_m] in full is so nice. I also love nicknames [name_u]Kit[/name_u], [name_m]Kip[/name_m], [name_m]Topher[/name_m], etc.
[name_m]Luke[/name_m] (30) - Like [name_m]Adam[/name_m], just a solid, nice name.
[name_m]Nathaniel[/name_m] (112) - With the nickname [name_u]Nat[/name_u]! [name_u]Love[/name_u].
[name_m]Timothy[/name_m] (164) - I just like the way this sounds with [name_u]James[/name_u] and [name_f]Cecilia[/name_f].

[name_m]Horace[/name_m]/[name_m]Horus[/name_m]
[name_m]Nathan[/name_m]
[name_m]Philemon[/name_m]
[name_m]Esau[/name_m]
[name_m]Dewey[/name_m]

“Boring” is pretty subjective! These are names I think of as solidly classic, but would still seem fresh to hear at any of the nine million playgroups/storytimes/etc I go to:

[name_m]Patrick[/name_m]
[name_m]Timothy[/name_m]
[name_m]Philip[/name_m]
[name_m]Richard[/name_m]
[name_m]Paul[/name_m]
[name_m]Martin[/name_m]

My tastes lean more towards unusual/obscure/outlandish than classic, but I will say I think [name_u]Elliot[/name_u], [name_m]Nathan[/name_m]/[name_m]Nathaniel[/name_m] and [name_u]Seth[/name_u] are handsome names!

[name_m]Vincent[/name_m]
[name_m]Wyatt[/name_m]
[name_m]Hugh[/name_m] - [name_m]Hugo[/name_m]
[name_m]Victor[/name_m]
[name_m]Benedict[/name_m]
[name_m]Barnaby[/name_m]
[name_m]Angus[/name_m]
[name_m]Caeser[/name_m]
[name_m]Clarence[/name_m]
[name_u]Claude[/name_u]
[name_m]Eamon[/name_m]
[name_m]Euan[/name_m] / [name_m]Ewan[/name_m]
[name_m]Bernard[/name_m]
[name_m]Cornelius[/name_m]
[name_m]Merlin[/name_m]

Consider repeats seconded:

[name_m]Magnus[/name_m]
[name_m]Vincent[/name_m]
[name_m]Peter[/name_m]
[name_m]Conrad[/name_m]
[name_m]Rupert[/name_m]
[name_m]Rufus[/name_m]
[name_m]Edmund[/name_m]
[name_m]Ivor[/name_m]/[name_m]Ivan[/name_m]
[name_m]Benedict[/name_m]
[name_m]Gabriel[/name_m]
[name_m]Raphael[/name_m]
[name_m]Isidore[/name_m]
[name_u]Rowan[/name_u]
[name_u]Elias[/name_u]
[name_m]Alban[/name_m]
[name_m]Sylvan[/name_m]
[name_m]Jasper[/name_m]
[name_m]Maxim[/name_m]/[name_m]Maximilian[/name_m]
[name_m]Arthur[/name_m]
[name_m]Isaac[/name_m]
[name_m]Lucian[/name_m]
[name_m]Victor[/name_m]
[name_m]Oscar[/name_m]
[name_m]Frederick[/name_m]
[name_m]Hugo[/name_m]/[name_m]Hugh[/name_m]
[name_m]Miles[/name_m]
[name_m]Julian[/name_m]
[name_u]Francis[/name_u]
[name_m]Hector[/name_m]
[name_m]Edwin[/name_m]
[name_m]Anton[/name_m]
[name_u]Robin[/name_u]
[name_m]Felix[/name_m]
[name_m]Samson[/name_m]
[name_m]Wilfred[/name_m]
[name_m]Willem[/name_m]
[name_m]Theodore[/name_m]
[name_m]Pascal[/name_m]
[name_m]Louis[/name_m]
[name_m]Xavier[/name_m]
[name_m]Caspar[/name_m]
[name_m]Quentin[/name_m]
[name_u]August[/name_u]
[name_m]Emile[/name_m]

[name_m]How[/name_m] about:

[name_u]August[/name_u]
[name_m]Caleb[/name_m]
[name_m]Callum[/name_m]
[name_u]Douglas[/name_u]
[name_m]Edmund[/name_m]
[name_m]Edwin[/name_m]
[name_u]Emmett[/name_u]
[name_m]Frank[/name_m]
[name_m]Frederic[/name_m]
[name_m]Gregory[/name_m]
[name_m]Jacob[/name_m]
[name_u]Jay[/name_u]
[name_m]Kendrick[/name_m]
[name_m]Nicolas[/name_m]
[name_m]Patrick[/name_m]
[name_u]Percy[/name_u]
[name_m]Reuben[/name_m]
[name_u]Rhys[/name_u]
[name_m]Sebastian[/name_m]
[name_u]Stanley[/name_u]
[name_u]Toby[/name_u]
[name_m]Vincent[/name_m]
[name_m]Walter[/name_m]
[name_m]Wilfred[/name_m]

(Apologies for any repeats!)