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#1 ~spirited~

Posted 13 February 2013 - 12:10 PM

I have posted our short list before, but I'm still really unsure of the names:

Hugo
Henry
Harvey

Middle name will be Jacob.

DS is Edgar George, and none of those names feel quite right with Edgar. I feel that Hugo is too trendy, Henry too popular, and Harvey I'm not sure about.

I really want the names to work together! DH really likes Sidney, and while I love the NN Sid, I just don't know if I could do it living in Sydney.

Any thoughts? Suggestions (please just a few, I get overwhelmed by massive lists). We like uncommon, slightly quirky, old fashioned/traditional names. Nothing too frilly or feminine sounding.

Thanks!

#2 tres-chic

Posted 13 February 2013 - 12:17 PM

How about Gilbert?

I agree Hugo is too trendy now, but I think Henry and Harvey are great.

#3 ~spirited~

Posted 13 February 2013 - 12:21 PM

QUOTE (tres-chic @ 13/02/2013, 01:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How about Gilbert?

I agree Hugo is too trendy now, but I think Henry and Harvey are great.


I think Gilbert is cute but I just can't do any of the 'bert names. We regularly call each other Dilbert and Norbert to be silly, and refer to DS as Egbert!

#4 FlamingoG

Posted 13 February 2013 - 12:28 PM

I just suggested Roland in another thread, am mad about it atm... Sounds great with Edgar!

I love Edgar, btw - I was about to suggest that in the other thread, too... Synchronicity!

#5 littlepoppet

Posted 13 February 2013 - 12:30 PM

I think Harvey goes well with Edgar.

Hugo is nms and Henry seems a bit plain.

How about Roland?


ETA - Whoa, snap FlamingoG, and I didn't even see the other thread. Roland was the only name that came to me!

Edited by littlepoppet, 13 February 2013 - 12:32 PM.


#6 terri01

Posted 13 February 2013 - 12:33 PM

I love Harvey. I wanted to call my son Harvey but my DH didnt like the name. We ended up calling our son Jay. It came about because he was looking at names on the internet and I asked what letter he was up to and he said J. I then said what about the name Jay and we just both loved it.

Other names that you might like are:-

Jed
Archer (love this name)
George
Lincoln
Wyatt
Elliott
Lyle

Good luck!!!



#7 charlie23

Posted 13 February 2013 - 12:38 PM

What about

Hugh Jacob
Fabian Jacob
Dominic Jacob
Charles Jacob
Stuart Jacob
Alistair Jacob



#8 ~spirited~

Posted 13 February 2013 - 12:46 PM

QUOTE (FlamingoG @ 13/02/2013, 01:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I just suggested Roland in another thread, am mad about it atm... Sounds great with Edgar!

I love Edgar, btw - I was about to suggest that in the other thread, too... Synchronicity!



QUOTE (littlepoppet @ 13/02/2013, 01:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think Harvey goes well with Edgar.

Hugo is nms and Henry seems a bit plain.

How about Roland?


ETA - Whoa, snap FlamingoG, and I didn't even see the other thread. Roland was the only name that came to me!


I'll suggest Roland to DH, but I can't say I'm loving it...

QUOTE (terri01 @ 13/02/2013, 01:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I love Harvey. I wanted to call my son Harvey but my DH didnt like the name. We ended up calling our son Jay. It came about because he was looking at names on the internet and I asked what letter he was up to and he said J. I then said what about the name Jay and we just both loved it.

Other names that you might like are:-

Jed
Archer (love this name)
George
Lincoln
Wyatt
Elliott
Lyle

Good luck!!!


George is DS' middle name. Archer, Lincoln and Jed are NMS and don't go with Edgar at all IMO. I like Elliot but it's my nephew's name. Wyatt and Lyle would sound funny with our last name (it has the 'eye' sound in it).

QUOTE (charlie23 @ 13/02/2013, 01:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What about

Hugh Jacob
Fabian Jacob
Dominic Jacob
Charles Jacob
Stuart Jacob
Alistair Jacob


Fabian and Alistair are a bit too frilly and feminine for our liking. Dominic is my nephew's name, and DH's cousin's name. Not keen on Charles or Stuart. Will mention Hugh instead of Hugo to DH.




#9 charlie23

Posted 13 February 2013 - 12:57 PM

Ok, wrong track... laughing2.gif

Let's try again:
Arthur Jacob
Clarence Jacob
Samuel Jacob
Fred / Frederick Jacob
Frank Jacob
Walter Jacob
Conrad Jacob
Percival Jacob (too frilly??)
Vincent Jacob
Tobias Jacob
Isaac Jacob



#10 ~spirited~

Posted 13 February 2013 - 01:06 PM

QUOTE (charlie23 @ 13/02/2013, 01:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ok, wrong track... laughing2.gif

Let's try again:
Arthur Jacob
Clarence Jacob
Samuel Jacob
Fred / Frederick Jacob
Frank Jacob
Walter Jacob
Conrad Jacob
Percival Jacob (too frilly??)
Vincent Jacob
Tobias Jacob
Isaac Jacob


I figure I may as well be honest! You didn't do too badly original.gif

Percival and Clarence too frilly. Samuel too plain. Isaac to biblical. Frank and Walter not the right amount of dated.

Don't mind Author. I like Frederick, but we have an Edgar (Eddy) so a Freddy might not be the best idea!

Vincent (and Victor) have been floating around in the background.

I do like Conrad, but our surname starts with C, and I am already a CC. I do like Tobias, but our surname ends in 'is' so a bit rhymey.


#11 la di dah

Posted 13 February 2013 - 01:14 PM

Hugo  - NMS. .

Henry - I love it but it's less quirky than Edgar. It's more of a William/James name that isn't modern but isn't as much of a statement?

Harvey - Love it and it seems well-matched to Edgar.

Other ideas:
Hugh, Heath
Gareth
Arthur
Alan, Alfred, Alaric
Kingsley, Kingston
Gregory
Cyrus, Silas
Ambrose
Phineas
Dashiell
Amos, Asa

#12 ~THE~MAGICIAN~

Posted 13 February 2013 - 01:22 PM

Henry is the best by far. I'm not sure of its popularity, I don't know a single one!

Edited by ~THE~MAGICIAN~, 13 February 2013 - 01:22 PM.


#13 Plaxy

Posted 13 February 2013 - 01:23 PM

I like both Henry and Hugo and think they both go well with Edgar! Both also go with mn Jacob.

My suggestion is Rafe - a favourite of mine that goes well with Edgar as they both are names from medieval time period.

#14 T&K

Posted 13 February 2013 - 01:31 PM

I love Hugo, Harvey doesn't do it for me!

I love Sidney and Walter:)

#15 ~spirited~

Posted 13 February 2013 - 01:31 PM

QUOTE (la di dah @ 13/02/2013, 02:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hugo  - NMS. .

Henry - I love it but it's less quirky than Edgar. It's more of a William/James name that isn't modern but isn't as much of a statement?

Harvey - Love it and it seems well-matched to Edgar.

Other ideas:
Hugh, Heath
Gareth
Arthur
Alan, Alfred, Alaric
Kingsley, Kingston
Gregory
Cyrus, Silas
Ambrose
Phineas
Dashiell
Amos, Asa


That's exactly how I feel about Henry.

Other than Hugh and Arthur, none of those names are doing it for me, sorry. I don't mind Alfred, but the while Alfie thing in the UK put me off (and from what I hear Harvey is going down a similar path?).

QUOTE (Susiebelle @ 13/02/2013, 02:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I like both Henry and Hugo and think they both go well with Edgar! Both also go with mn Jacob.

My suggestion is Rafe - a favourite of mine that goes well with Edgar as they both are names from medieval time period.


I suggested Rafe, but it got a big fat no from DH sad.gif


#16 T&K

Posted 13 February 2013 - 01:38 PM

I heard a name today of a baby... Dustin.
They have a Hugo and Dustin.

#17 Plaxy

Posted 13 February 2013 - 01:49 PM

BTW I adore Edgar!

I think Rupert and Rufus go well too...

#18 Gudrun

Posted 13 February 2013 - 01:50 PM

Gilroy
Cedric
Clement
Ira
Dugald/Dougal
Otto
Leroy

Edited by Gudrun, 13 February 2013 - 01:51 PM.


#19 FlamingoG

Posted 13 February 2013 - 01:51 PM

DP.

Edited by FlamingoG, 13 February 2013 - 01:55 PM.


#20 T&K

Posted 13 February 2013 - 01:51 PM

Douglas, Dougie for short?

#21 la di dah

Posted 13 February 2013 - 01:53 PM

QUOTE (~spirited~ @ 13/02/2013, 02:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That's exactly how I feel about Henry.


Well, if you love it, you just aren't sure about how it goes, personally I would consider using it, One old-and-quirky and one old-and-classic is not that bad a pairing in terms of two styles that play reasonably well together.

I did like PP's ideas like Rupert and Roland though.

#22 FlamingoG

Posted 13 February 2013 - 01:54 PM

QUOTE (littlepoppet @ 13/02/2013, 01:30 PM)
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ETA - Whoa, snap FlamingoG, and I didn't even see the other thread. Roland was the only name that came to me!

I like your style! OP, how about Rowley if you're not mad for Roland? Or Rowan is another great ye olde time name...




#23 blenheim

Posted 13 February 2013 - 02:03 PM

Arthur
Rupert
Spencer
Albert (although the 'bert' thing, I know!)
Heathcote
Naseby
Clement (loving this suggestion from a pp)


The coolest name of someone I knew was Federal Stokie - he was known as Fred.  Coolest name ever.

#24 harryhoo

Posted 13 February 2013 - 02:09 PM

We have a Henry and while I've met a lot of people who said 'we nearly called our DS Henry' I've yet to meet any other Henry's. I didn't even realise it was 'popular' when we chose it - it was a great great uncle on DH's side! I think it goes well with Edgar.

#25 ~spirited~

Posted 13 February 2013 - 02:14 PM

QUOTE (FlamingoG @ 13/02/2013, 02:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I like your style! OP, how about Rowley if you're not mad for Roland? Or Rowan is another great ye olde time name...


They all make me think Roly Poly!

QUOTE (blenheim @ 13/02/2013, 03:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Arthur
Rupert
Spencer
Albert (although the 'bert' thing, I know!)
Heathcote
Naseby
Clement (loving this suggestion from a pp)


The coolest name of someone I knew was Federal Stokie - he was known as Fred.  Coolest name ever.


Hmm with the exception of Arthur this list is a bit poncy for me! Sorry!

QUOTE (harryhoo @ 13/02/2013, 03:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
We have a Henry and while I've met a lot of people who said 'we nearly called our DS Henry' I've yet to meet any other Henry's. I didn't even realise it was 'popular' when we chose it - it was a great great uncle on DH's side! I think it goes well with Edgar.


I am one of those people, Edgar was nearly a Henry original.gif




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