Trying to narrow it down...
, Dec 03 2012 08:18 PM
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 08:18 PM
Am 33 weeks now and still no closer to finding a name for our little boy.
We have a short, one syllable surname starting with c and our current list includes:
James Arthur ( to be known as Jimmy or Jim when older)
Harrison James (Harry )
Thomas James (tommy while little but eventually Tom)
(Arthur is a family name)
I think the first name needs to be 2 syllables at least because the surname is so short, DH isn't concerned...
Please comment on the above names and feel free to suggest because I am not 'loving' any of the above...
Posted 03 December 2012 - 08:25 PM
They are all classic names. I have a Harry and while I liked the name before he arrived, I didn't LOVE it. We went in with a long list of 5 boy names and 1 girl name (that we loved) and of course had a boy!
Now I LOVE the name Harry, so it will grow with your bub. Could you go in with a long list and see what he suits best when he arrives??
Posted 03 December 2012 - 08:30 PM
Posted 03 December 2012 - 08:33 PM
I love Arthur
So I would go with Arthur James
Posted 03 December 2012 - 08:34 PM
I really like James Arthur - I much prefer James as a FN than a MN, I think it's a bit too common in the MN spot. In saying that, James may sound a bit choppy having a one-syllable FN with a one-syllable surname - depends on the surname, but it does sound choppy with the one-syllable of the first barrel of my surname, even with the second barrel to balance it IYKWIM.
I like both Thomas and Arthur as names, but I don't think they match too well as a FN and MN - they have the same rhythm and the same "th" sound, even if the H is rather muted / silent in Thomas.
I don't mind Harry, but don't like Harrison - maybe Henry or Harris NN Harry would be better? I would also prefer James Harrison to Harrison James.
Posted 03 December 2012 - 11:06 PM
Arthur James and James Arthur are my favourites far and away, definitely.
I know its classic and impeccable etc. and so on, but for whatever reason Thomas really curdles my blood. Harrison is just aiight and not really my thing.
Recommendations: Henry, Miles, Isaac, Tobin/Tobias, Declan, Emmett, Wyatt, Owen, Patrick. These are mostly two syllable like you seem to gravitate to?
If you wanted you could really go for a longer names in the 3+ range since your last name is short. Alexander, Benjamin, Jonathan, Dominic, Alasdair, Zachary, Finnian/Finnegan, Nicholas, Donovan?
Posted 03 December 2012 - 11:12 PM
I like Harry.
Combos you might like to go with surname:
Arthur Harrison (NN Artie)
Harrison Arthur (NN Harry)
Alfred Arthur (NN Alfie)
Harris Jamieson (NN Harry)
Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:19 AM
When I was about 18, I said I would name my first child Harrison James
I probably now prefer Henry NN Harry to Harrison
I really like Thomas, James and Archer.
James Arthur...are my picks.
What about Samuel?
Edited by emlis22, 04 December 2012 - 08:20 AM.
Posted 04 December 2012 - 10:13 AM
then Thomas Arthur/Thomas James
Posted 04 December 2012 - 02:47 PM
I love Thomas James or Harrison James. What about Harrison Thomas?
Posted 04 December 2012 - 02:51 PM
Posted 31 December 2012 - 07:51 PM
Well, mere weeks to go and still not decided! Any more ideas for our baby boy's name? Naming boys is soooo hard!
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