Traditional/British Boy Name Suggestions

Hello! I’m looking for additional boy name suggestions. I’m expecting my first (a boy) this summer.

I tend to like traditional (mainly British) names, even better if they have a cute/fun nickname. But we are having trouble finding many we can use/that we agree on.

Currently on our list we have:

[name_m]Frederick[/name_m] nn [name_u]Freddie[/name_u] - this is our top choice and also an honor name

[name_m]Hugh[/name_m] or [name_m]Hugo[/name_m] - we love [name_m]Hugh[/name_m] but can’t use it

[name_m]Sebastian[/name_m] nn [name_m]Seb[/name_m] - husband doesn’t love this one

[name_m]Phillip[/name_m] - like this but can’t use it

[name_u]Charles[/name_u] nn [name_u]Charlie[/name_u] - like this but can’t use it

[name_m]Thomas[/name_m] nn [name_u]Tommy[/name_u] - like this but don’t love it

[name_u]Rhys[/name_u] - husband doesn’t love this one

Last name is two syllables and ends in A.

We’d be very grateful for any additional suggestions. Thank you!

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Finley nn Finn
Theodore nn Teddy
Samuel nn Sam
William nn Billy
Arthur nn Art
Laurence nn Laurie
Christopher nn Kit
Timothy nn Tim
Edward nn Ned
John nn Jack
Alexander nn Alec
Henry nn Harry
Archibald nn Archie
Alfred nn Alfie

I like so many of these. Sounds like [name_m]Frederick[/name_m] is your top choice and I think it’s a great one.

Other ideas:


You have a nice list for far!

[name_m]Frederick[/name_m] ‘Freddie’ is great!!!

I’ll suggest:

[name_m]Rupert[/name_m] ‘Rue’
[name_m]Albert[/name_m] ‘Albie’ ‘Bertie’
[name_m]Nathaniel[/name_m] ‘Nate’ ‘Nat’ ‘Thane’ ‘Nash’
[name_u]Maxwell[/name_u] ‘Max’ ‘Wells’
[name_m]Edwin[/name_m] ‘Win’ ‘Eddie’
[name_u]Clarence[/name_u] ‘Clancy’ ‘Ren’
[name_u]Laurence[/name_u] ‘Laurie’ ‘Ren’ ‘Lance’
[name_m]Dominic[/name_m] ‘Donny’ ‘Nico’

I could have written your post! We are also searching for a traditional and mostly [name_f]British[/name_f] boy’s name, and there’s a lot of crossover between our lists. Here are some names we are considering, in case it helps (please consider any that have previously been mentioned as a vote in favour of!)





[name_u]Francis[/name_u] (Frankie)


[name_m]Alfred[/name_m] (Freddie)





[name_m]Frederick[/name_m] (Freddie)




[name_u]Sullivan[/name_u] nn [name_u]Sully[/name_u]

[name_m]Frederick[/name_m] is a great choice. Second the suggestions of [name_u]Edward[/name_u] :heart:, [name_m]Christopher[/name_m] and [name_u]Arthur[/name_u].


  • [name_m]Giles[/name_m]
  • [name_m]Roger[/name_m]
  • [name_m]Nigel[/name_m]
  • [name_u]Montgomery[/name_u] or [name_m]Montague[/name_m] nn [name_u]Monty[/name_u]
  • [name_m]Edmund[/name_m] / [name_m]Edgar[/name_m] nn [name_u]Eddie[/name_u]
  • [name_m]Ernest[/name_m] nn [name_m]Ernie[/name_m]
  • [name_m]Chester[/name_m] nn [name_m]Chet[/name_m]
  • [name_m]Peter[/name_m]
  • [name_m]Paul[/name_m]
  • [name_m]Rupert[/name_m]
  • [name_m]Hubert[/name_m] nn [name_m]Hugh[/name_m] or [name_m]Huey[/name_m]
  • [name_m]Humphrey[/name_m]
  • [name_u]Arthur[/name_u] nn [name_u]Artie[/name_u]
  • [name_m]Vincent[/name_m] nn [name_u]Vinnie[/name_u]
  • [name_m]Tobias[/name_m] nn [name_u]Toby[/name_u]
  • [name_m]Oswald[/name_m] or [name_m]Osmond[/name_m] nn [name_u]Ozzie[/name_u]
  • [name_u]Walter[/name_u] nn [name_m]Walt[/name_m]
  • [name_m]Derek[/name_m] or [name_m]Dennis[/name_m]
  • [name_m]Fergus[/name_m] nn [name_u]Fergie[/name_u]
  • [name_m]Otto[/name_m]
  • [name_m]Alexander[/name_m] nn [name_u]Sasha[/name_u]
  • [name_m]Seb[/name_m] can also be used as a nickname for [name_m]Sebulon[/name_m] / [name_m]Zebulon[/name_m] although that’s not traditional per se

Some of these are repeats! Sorry about that!

[name_m]Edwin[/name_m] “Eddie or Winnie”
[name_u]Timothy[/name_u] “Timmie”
[name_m]Oscar[/name_m] “Ozzy”
[name_m]Cosmo[/name_m] “Ozzy or Mo”
[name_u]Robert[/name_u] “Bobbie or Robbie”
[name_m]Antonio[/name_m] “Tony or Nio”
[name_m]Vincent[/name_m] “Vinnie”
[name_m]Tobias[/name_m] “Toby”
[name_m]Rafferty[/name_m] “Rafe or Raffy”
[name_m]Gilbert[/name_m] “Gil”
[name_m]Alexander[/name_m] “Sasha, [name_u]Alex[/name_u], [name_u]Lex[/name_u], etc”
[name_u]Constantine[/name_u] or [name_m]Christopher[/name_m] “Kit”