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#1 MadeleineCharlotte

Posted 20 December 2012 - 12:37 PM

Found out yesterday that we're having boy #2 (yay!!). But we have literally no idea for boys names. Nothing feels right, fits our "criteria" or we both love or even like!

I have two sorts of name styles that I really love, vintage/old fashioned and "unusual".

Some boys name DF and I either both like or one of us loves and the other doesn't include;

Nathaniel
Dashiell
Frederick
Charles/Charlie
Archer/Archie
Inigo
Roman
Louis

At the moment I'd say Dashiell is my favourite, but not sure if it really fits with our first son's name (not a huge issue, but I do like sibsets that go well) or is too "trendy". Same applies for Archer and Charles with the nicknames Archie and Charlie.

Any help of suggestions is greatly appreciated! Bubs will have two middle names like his big brother, they'll be family names like John, Spencer, Corey or possibly Frederick or Charles. TIA! original.gif

#2 Bel Rowley

Posted 20 December 2012 - 12:46 PM

A lot of your taste is similar to mine, I love Leopold. I particularly love Inigo from your list. One of my faves that you might like - Casimir. My son's name is Rafael, I think Raphael would be great with Leopold. Others you might like - Dominic, Horatio, Rufus, Julian/Julius, Gilbert, Theodore, Vincent.

#3 MadeleineCharlotte

Posted 20 December 2012 - 01:00 PM

QUOTE (Bel Rowley @ 20/12/2012, 12:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
A lot of your taste is similar to mine, I love Leopold. I particularly love Inigo from your list. One of my faves that you might like - Casimir. My son's name is Rafael, I think Raphael would be great with Leopold. Others you might like - Dominic, Horatio, Rufus, Julian/Julius, Gilbert, Theodore, Vincent.


Ohh I love Casimir, will suggest it to DF original.gif
Rafael/Raphael (one of my favourites), Dominic, Rufus, Julian and Gilbert have all been vetoed. Theodore and Vincent are close family members. Not too keen on Horatio
Great suggestions thank you!

#4 la di dah

Posted 20 December 2012 - 01:04 PM

Nathaniel and Dashiell were my favourites of yours.

Roman I'm not that into but I like Ronan, Roland, and Reuben?

Dashiell John Spencer sounds good to me, as does Nathaniel John Spencer.

Other names that are old-fashioned and/or unusual:
Alaric, Alfred, Patrick, Padraig/Padraic - Frederick put me in mind of these.

Archie short for Arthur - I've known men who used this. I find Arthur more classic than Archer but not as clunky as Archibald.

Gabriel, Immanuel, Hadriel - Assorted ends-in-el like Nathaniel names. I do like Raphael too. Daniel seems more classic to me than Dashiell (could be pure ethnic bias there) but also kinda... standard. Kemuel, Raziel, Zuriel, etc. are probably too far the other way though.

#5 Gudrun

Posted 20 December 2012 - 01:07 PM

I would pick Frederick or Louis from your list .

Louis Charles Spencer or Frederick Spencer Charles.

I also second Bel Rowley's suggestions of Raphael and Julius.

Others:

Jolyon
Florian
Gabriel
Emmanuel
Percival
Peregrine
Tobias
Abraham
Aristide
Octavian
Augustine/Augustus
Balthasar
Thaddeus
Hadrian
Valentine
Hercules
Ferdinand
Axel
Abel
Cadel

Edited by Gudrun, 20 December 2012 - 02:09 PM.


#6 MadeleineCharlotte

Posted 20 December 2012 - 01:26 PM

Great ideas thanks guys! Will have to go through them all with DF original.gif
Louis I love, pronounced lou-ee, however as Leopold gets Leo I thought Leo and Louis was a bit matchy? Not sure

In a similar vein to Inigo I like Ignatius as well.

la di dah I've never heard of Archie from Arthur, I quite like that as I'm not a fan of Artie for some reason

#7 la di dah

Posted 20 December 2012 - 01:28 PM

QUOTE (MadeleineCharlotte @ 20/12/2012, 02:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
la di dah I've never heard of Archie from Arthur, I quite like that as I'm not a fan of Artie for some reason


Yeah, I don't like Art/Artie either, but I like Archie and Ari, and I've heard those before, at least where I'm from. original.gif

#8 pjemc

Posted 20 December 2012 - 01:31 PM

Louis pronounced Lou-ee is such a nice name.. love that. Also really like Archer with Nn Archie

#9 emlis22

Posted 20 December 2012 - 01:48 PM

I like Frederick Spencer. A lot. Roman I don't mind either actually.

Albert
Stellan
Hector
Willoughby
Griffin
Marcus




#10 ~spirited~

Posted 20 December 2012 - 01:53 PM

I like Dashiell, Frederick and LDD's suggestion of Arthur/Archie.

Julius works too. I like Theodore but not with Leopold... Theo and Leo!

What about Lucien?

#11 Gudrun

Posted 20 December 2012 - 02:47 PM

Louis is a swoon name and I would use it in a heartbeat.  I like that it links with Leo without being sing-songy.

I love (really, really, really) spirited's suggestion of Lucien too original.gif

#12 MadeleineCharlotte

Posted 20 December 2012 - 03:12 PM

QUOTE (~spirited~ @ 20/12/2012, 01:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I like Dashiell, Frederick and LDD's suggestion of Arthur/Archie.

Julius works too. I like Theodore but not with Leopold... Theo and Leo!

What about Lucien?


Wish I could use Theodore, but my brother in law is a Theodore sad.gif Love the name though! And love Leo and Theo Tounge1.gif

Lucien is fantastic! Will run it past DF original.gif

QUOTE (la di dah @ 20/12/2012, 01:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah, I don't like Art/Artie either, but I like Archie and Ari, and I've heard those before, at least where I'm from. original.gif


Ari wub.gif

Edited by MadeleineCharlotte, 20 December 2012 - 03:56 PM.


#13 MadeleineCharlotte

Posted 20 December 2012 - 03:15 PM

QUOTE (Gudrun @ 20/12/2012, 01:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I would pick Frederick or Louis from your list .

Louis Charles Spencer or Frederick Spencer Charles.

I also second Bel Rowley's suggestions of Raphael and Julius.

Others:

Jolyon
Florian
Gabriel
Emmanuel
Percival
Peregrine
Tobias
Abraham
Aristide
Octavian
Augustine/Augustus
Balthasar
Thaddeus
Hadrian
Valentine
Hercules
Ferdinand
Axel
Abel
Cadel


So many fantastic names thankyou!! I LOVE Peregrine and have been trying to talk DF around to it Tounge1.gif Aristide I also love. I prefer August to Augustine and Augustus, but all have been vetoed sad.gif

#14 MadeleineCharlotte

Posted 20 December 2012 - 03:17 PM

If I don't take DF's opinion into account, but don't count names he has outright said no to my list inclues;

Dashiell
Frederick
Louis
Lucien
Arthur nn Ari
Aristide
Peregrine
Inigo
Ignatius

huge improvement as I actually find I am loving some of these as opposed to just feeling kinda "meh" about them original.gif

Edited by MadeleineCharlotte, 20 December 2012 - 03:57 PM.


#15 ~spirited~

Posted 20 December 2012 - 03:42 PM

QUOTE (MadeleineCharlotte @ 20/12/2012, 04:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If I don't take DF's opinion into account, but don't count names he has outright said no to my list inclues;

Dashiell
Frederick
Louis
Lucien
Arthur nn Ari
Aristide
Peregrine
Inigo
Ignatius

huge improvement as I actually find I am loving some of these as opposed to just feeling kinda "meh" about them original.gif



Great list wink.gif

#16 Pipri

Posted 20 December 2012 - 03:45 PM

My faves are louis snd I love Nathaniel from your original list original.gif

#17 MadeleineCharlotte

Posted 20 December 2012 - 03:50 PM

QUOTE (~spirited~ @ 20/12/2012, 03:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Great list wink.gif


original.gif

#18 Gudrun

Posted 20 December 2012 - 04:34 PM

Wow, that's some list MC.  Love 6 of them and really like 2.

Edited by Gudrun, 20 December 2012 - 04:37 PM.


#19 MadeleineCharlotte

Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:30 PM

QUOTE (Gudrun @ 20/12/2012, 04:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wow, that's some list MC.  Love 6 of them and really like 2.


Thank you for all your input! I think I am going to really struggle narrowing this down. Haha. So easier with DS1, one name and that was it original.gif

#20 kerilyntaryn

Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:58 PM

I have two sorts of name styles that I really love, vintage/old fashioned and "unusual".

Some boys name DF and I either both like or one of us loves and the other doesn't include;

Nathaniel - great name,  not a good sib match though
Dashiell - sorry don't like
Frederick  goes pretty well
Charles/Charlie goes great
Archer/Archie - goes great
Inigo - sorry don't like
Roman - goes ok
Louis- goes well

-the first name that came to mind was Theodore

others

Dominic
Patrick
Sebastian
Rupert
Edmund
Edwin
Hendrik
Hugo
Maximus
Maximillian
Vincent
Victor



#21 kerilyntaryn

Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:59 PM

Nathaniel - great name,  not a good sib match though
Dashiell - sorry don't like
Frederick  goes pretty well
Charles/Charlie goes great
Archer/Archie - goes great
Inigo - sorry don't like
Roman - goes ok
Louis- goes well

-the first name that came to mind was Theodore

others

Dominic
Patrick
Sebastian
Rupert
Edmund
Edwin
Hendrik
Hugo
Maximus
Maximillian
Vincent
Victor



#22 MadeleineCharlotte

Posted 21 December 2012 - 07:30 PM

QUOTE (kerilyntaryn @ 20/12/2012, 08:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Nathaniel - great name,  not a good sib match though
Dashiell - sorry don't like
Frederick  goes pretty well
Charles/Charlie goes great
Archer/Archie - goes great
Inigo - sorry don't like
Roman - goes ok
Louis- goes well

-the first name that came to mind was Theodore

others

Dominic
Patrick
Sebastian
Rupert
Edmund
Edwin
Hendrik
Hugo
Maximus
Maximillian
Vincent
Victor


Theodore, Patrick, Dominic, Sebastian, Hugo and Vincent are all close family members. I'm not a fan of Rupert, Edmund or Victor. DF vetoed all "Max" names. I like Hendrick and Edwin! Thanks so much original.gif




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