Jump to content

Help with classic boys names?


  • Please log in to reply
21 replies to this topic

#1 tiggy2

Posted 07 November 2012 - 05:56 PM

With 4 weeks to go we still don't have a name so I need the help of all you name gurus.
We have a long, complicated last name. We'd like somethig classic but ideally not top 10.
Names we kind of like but nothing we love:
James
Luke
Daniel
Thomas
Nicholas
Charlie
Ben

What else?? What do you like/dislike out of those?
All help appreciated!

Edited by tiggy2, 07 November 2012 - 05:57 PM.


#2 Bel Rowley

Posted 07 November 2012 - 05:59 PM

I particularly like:
Luke
Daniel
Thomas
Nicholas

Other suggestions:

Timothy
Simon
Patrick
Henry
Adam
Alexander
Ian
Paul
Matthew
Vincent

#3 Girlo

Posted 07 November 2012 - 06:02 PM

Of those names, Ben and Charlie don't seem very "classic"' unless you mean "Benjamin" and "Charles".

My DS's middle name is James, so I am partial to that one! None of the other names jump out as fabulous, but I don't mind any of them either.

What about:
Matthew
Owen
Michael
Steven/Stephen

I'm not sure what is in the top 10 atm so forgive me if these names are.

Good luck!

#4 kerilyntaryn

Posted 07 November 2012 - 06:02 PM

all nice names

James
Luke
Daniel
Thomas
Nicholas
Charlie  prefer Charles as a full name
Ben nice - prefer Benjamin

others
Mark
Michael
Adam
Aaron
Caleb
Stewart
Joel
Matthew
Nathaniel
Anthony
Timothy
Christopher
Alexander
Paul
Peter
Saul
Silas
Reuben
Levi
Simon
Grant
Todd
Dean

Edited by kerilyntaryn, 07 November 2012 - 06:03 PM.


#5 librablonde

Posted 07 November 2012 - 06:02 PM

From your list I like Luke the best. What about something like Hugo? Or David? I think David should make a comeback.

#6 Gudrun

Posted 07 November 2012 - 06:06 PM

Not a fan of James, Thomas, Charlie or Ben. Do like Luke (prefer Lucas), Daniel and Nicholas.

Others:

Edward
Joseph
Peter
Andrew
Patrick
Michael
Adrian
Alexander
Timothy
Simon
Stephen
Martin
Paul
Eric
Gabriel
Alfred
Frederick
Dominic
Henry
Vincent
Jeremy
Marcus
Sebastian

#7 la di dah

Posted 07 November 2012 - 06:06 PM

James
Luke
Daniel
Nicholas

Are all okay by me.

Others I like off my classic list:
Henry
Joel
John - is John even in the top 50 anymore?
Isaac
Dominic
Arthur
Zachary
Alastair
Gregory
Vincent
Owen
Alexander

#8 sa5ha

Posted 07 November 2012 - 06:13 PM

QUOTE (tiggy2 @ 07/11/2012, 05:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
With 4 weeks to go we still don't have a name so I need the help of all you name gurus.
We have a long, complicated last name. We'd like somethig classic but ideally not top 10.
Names we kind of like but nothing we love:
James
Luke
Daniel
Thomas
Nicholas
Charlie
Ben

What else?? What do you like/dislike out of those?
All help appreciated!


I quite like James, Luke and Thomas. Ben is nice but only when it's a nickname for Benjamin in my opinion. Not a big fan of Charlie or Nicholas.

How about...

Jeremy
Dean
Michael
Jacob
Alexander

#9 QueenIanthe

Posted 07 November 2012 - 06:28 PM

Three of my boys middle name's are Daniel, James and Luke. The other one is David.



#10 MadeleineCharlotte

Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:38 PM

I prefer longer, more formal sounding names so to me Ben is better as a nickname for Benjamin, Luke for Lucas and Charlie for Charles

Along those lines I like;

Harrison
Frederick
Nathaniel
Henry
Sebastian
Jonathan
Andrew
Stephen
George

#11 Magnus

Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:48 PM

How about Samuel?

#12 Cranky Old Woman

Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:50 PM

My pick would be Daniel or James

#13 Sambambino

Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:55 PM

My 17 year old's name is Jacob - traditional but not too commonly used these days.

#14 Feral Madam Mim

Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:57 PM

From your list I also like James


Suggestions
George  wub.gif
Frederick
Christopher
Andrew
Benedict
Timothy
Theodore
Eric
Leigh
Dominic
Jacob
Jonathan



#15 Dylan's Mummy

Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:01 PM

Daniel and Nicholas as good names. They aren't too plain either.

#16 la di dah

Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:02 PM

QUOTE (Sambambino @ 07/11/2012, 10:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My 17 year old's name is Jacob - traditional but not too commonly used these days.


I think Jacob's #13 in NSW? I mean that's not top ten and its behind William and Thomas but it's not really doing too badly in the rankings.

#17 Gudrun

Posted 08 November 2012 - 12:52 AM

Julian

#18 tiggy2

Posted 08 November 2012 - 07:32 AM

Thanks for all your help.
I'm leaning toward James, Luke or Thomas. Hubby also likes Mark, Michael, Adam and Andrew.
This name business is tricky! And then we need a middle name!!

#19 IamAuntyA

Posted 08 November 2012 - 10:14 PM

QUOTE (tiggy2 @ 08/11/2012, 08:32 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thanks for all your help.
I'm leaning toward James, Luke or Thomas. Hubby also likes Mark, Michael, Adam and Andrew.
This name business is tricky! And then we need a middle name!!


These are all great names..
Thomas is a classic that will never go away, I love it.. its on my list original.gif
I also like James but don't think I would have it (past boyfriends name hehe)
My brother is Luke, DP is Michael, his brother is Andrew and I have cousins Adam and Mark.
All these men are different ages the youngest being 12 and oldest being over 40 so defiantly all classic names biggrin.gif

Sorry about the life story hehe rolleyes.gif
Good luck with making the final decision and choosing a mn

#20 Ragdoll*Lover

Posted 10 November 2012 - 05:07 PM

We have a Nicolas Joshua.

Also others.......

Alexander
James
Patrick
Jacob
Samuel
Christopher
Timothy
Paul
Jonathan
David
Joel
Matthew
Dominic
Sebastian

#21 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 10 November 2012 - 05:14 PM

Biased towards Daniel as I have one. He has always been Daniel, never Danny or Dan. Also like James, Andrew and Michael.

#22 carrielou

Posted 11 November 2012 - 08:30 PM

My son's name is Edward William but he goes by Ted or Teddy. He has a friend named spencer Leo. I'm pregnant now and if it's a boy he will be Hugo George.     Good luck.




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Get your FREE Baby & Toddler Show ticket!

Get your free ticket to the Sydney Essential Baby & Toddler Show for September 25-27 - register online now.

Win Love Child Season 1 & 2 on DVD

To celebrate the release of Love Child Season 2 on DVD from July 9, Essential Baby and Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment are giving away Love Child Season 1 & 2 on DVD to 13 lucky winners.

10 things I wish my pre-baby self knew

I look back at my pre-baby self and laugh at how ridiculously easy I actually had it. I remember complaining about how tired I was and how little time I had.

Creative ways to store your child's art

Ideas for storing your child's artworks have moved on from sticking them to the fridge door before guiltily dumping them in the bin.

Child abuse ignored because 'it's not your children': Waleed Aly

Waleed Aly takes apart the immigration law that's designed to "protect politicians"

How a newborn niece changed star Australian basketballer's life

In August 2013 star basketball Abby Bishop was 24-years-old and in the prime of her sporting career.

Guilt is my new shadow

No one warned me that when I gave birth there would be an additional side order of guilt.

12 brilliant Ikea hacks for kids’ rooms

Check out these creative upcycling ideas that transform regular Ikea items into something special for your little ones.

Child's nightmare about 'man with a light' turned out to be real

For three days, a three-year-old boy had been saying there was "a man with a light" outside his window at night.

Toilet truths after giving birth

The thought of going to the toilet after giving birth is often feared, but there are ways to make it less painful.

Woman asks strangers for $1 million to stop her having an abortion

An anonymous woman is taking an extreme moral and ethical stand by seeking $1 million in donations to prevent her going ahead with a planned abortion.

How a woman's dying wish made another woman a mum

"I kind of think about, 'What did I do beforehand? What kept me so busy back then?' Because now I'm really busy."

The parenting do-over: what six parents did differently second time around

In playgrounds across Australia, you can hear parents lamenting, "When we have our next baby I swear I won't be doing THAT again".

A solo birth, a wasp swarm and a forest fire: mum and baby's amazing story of survival

Desperate, out of petrol and low on food, a new mother lit a fire in the hope of attracting attention.

Boy found on swing died of hypothermia and dehydration, autopsy finds

The story was chilling and heartbreaking: a three-year-old boy was found dead in a Southern Maryland park, his mother pushing him on the swing.

Child's play and laughter help battle fatigue

Feeling fatigued? Uh-huh, thought as much. Join the queue.

Dad shares entertaining 'how to hold a baby' clip

For many new dads, their own child is the first baby they have ever held. So one dad has posted an instructive YouTube video titled "How to Hold a Baby".

The Australian baby with 100,000 Facebook fans

She may be only eight months old, but Egypt has already amassed more than 100,000 fans and received a letter from royalty - Hollywood royalty that is.

Tongue tie: what you need to know

Tongue and lip tie can lead to many problems for babies - and their parents. Here are the signs of tongue tie and how it's treated.

My daughter is small but that doesn't matter

My daughter may be small, but it's my job as her parent to refocus back where it belongs - on who she is as a person

Wet wipes linked to rise in allergic reactions

The government has issued a health warning after a rise in allergic skin reactions has been linked to a preservative found in some wet wipes.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

27 funny ultrasound pictures

Ultrasounds give you a look at your growing baby ... and sometimes what appears to their womb-buddy, or your bub in an amusing position.

What all parents should know about safe babywearing

A picture of Ryan Reynolds always gets the girls talking, and a recently shared photo has done exactly that - but this time, it's for all the wrong reasons.

Baby's head shape reveals potentially fatal condition

Thinking her baby just had an unusually shaped head, a mother was shocked to discover it was instead linked to a dangerous condition.

Why IVF success rates may not be what you think

Transparency, accountability and responsibilityare essential measures to protect IVF vulnerable patients.

Mother-in-law 'from hell' inspires survival guide

The happily ever after Nicola Milan had imagined wasn't to be – and she blames her mother-in-law.

Owning a pair of nail scissors does not make me a hairdresser

It's been a whole year since sleeping in until 10am. A whole year since having a peaceful shower.

The 83 children who were tragically let down in the last decade

Over a 10-year period, 83 children died from domestic violence abuse in NSW, with three quarters of the victims aged five years or under, the NSW Ombudsman has revealed.

Is it reasonable to expect your partner to give up drinking in pregnancy?

From the moment that I fell pregnant with my son, I realised just how much my life had already started to change.

Stroke victim joins class action against makers of popular contraceptive pill

"I was terrified I would always be this way. The pill needs to come with a much higher warning."

Sexy time

Why you should get excited about scheduling sex

Unfortunately, the belief that sex should always be spontaneous is a myth. It just isn't.

When newborn photoshoots get messy

When it comes to newborn photoshoots, it is all about the timing.

Expert Q&A: Gross motor skill development in toddlers and preschoolers

Dr Katie Heathershaw answers questions about jumping, toe walking, riding a bike and being pigeon toed.

'Samuel is our firstborn, and he will never be forgotten'

Having lost their firstborn at one day old, the Carrolls were overjoyed to welcome their daughter Isobel into the world a year later.

Dad takes miraculous catch while feeding baby

One American father has taken multitasking to a new level at a Cubs-Dodgers baseball game at Wrigley Field.

Name your baby Quinoa, win a $10K gift card

Choosing a name for your little bundle of joy is always a major decision. It can be something traditional, trendy, creative … or inspired by the menu of your favourite chain restaurant.

On the 10th anniversary of my son's death

This day marks a significant day. Today marks 10 years since I lost my son Kai.

'Help - my toddler hits me!'

My toddler has started hitting when he gets frustrated, is feeling ignored, or just thinks it might be fun.

The top 6 misleading parenting terms

From 'morning sickness' to 'the terrible twos', there are many parenting terms that are misleading.

When 'good' nannies go bad

While most nannies take pride in their work, there can be some who have a hidden side.

Woman hospitalised for skinny jeans injury

Beware: skinny jeans might be bad for your health.

Gauze seeding: the bacteria-breeding birth trend

A number of women having caesarean deliveries are now taking steps to give their baby a better 'microbiome' start in life.

Jimmy Fallon writes new children's book for dads

Jimmy Fallon, host of NBC's The Tonight Show, recently wrote a children's book about every father's secret wish for their baby's first word to be "dada" - not "mama".

28 names for babies born in winter

Looking for some baby name inspiration for a bub born during the colder months? Here are 28 options from around the world to consider.

 

FREE TICKET

Get your FREE ticket to the Baby & Toddler Show

Get your free ticket to the Sydney Essential Baby & Toddler Show for September 25-27 - register online now.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.