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#1 Ollie83

Posted 19 May 2019 - 08:18 AM

Just because I can I’m fantasising about boys names if our next baby turns out to be a boy.

We are wanting something classic but uncommon.

Names we love but are too common (maybe) are;

Lachlan
Samuel
Harvey

On the maybe pile;
Flynn
Cameron
Rohan
Wade

Names that aren’t us at all;
Ronan
Ruben
Oscar


#2 kerilyntaryn

Posted 19 May 2019 - 09:45 AM

I dont think Lachlan, Samuel and Harvey are too common.  All nice names.

All these names are nice.  I havent heard Wade for a while,  that would be the least uncommon of your list.  Oscar being the most common

Others

Daniel
David
John
Peter
Thomas
Timothy
Michael
Robert
Benjamin
Andrew
Luke
Mark
Patrick
Nicholas
Nathaniel
Simon
Matthew
Stephen
Callum
Emmett
Grant
Todd
Dean
Sean
Heath
Jared
Hugh, Hugo, Cormac, Roland, Rhys, Finlay, Quinton, Asher, Bennett, Declan, Ezra, Mitchell, Quinn, Seth, Zane, Scott, Silas, Jude, Elliott, Leo, Leon, Felix, Austin, Damien, Josiah, Dominic, Edgar, Edison, Liam, Levi, Joel, Riley, Xavier, Owen, Nolan, Seth, Wesley, Aaron, Evan, Ethan, Anthony, Jonathan, Gavin, Joshua, Noah, Jonah, Zachary, Ryan, Nathan

#3 Bam1

Posted 19 May 2019 - 09:46 AM

Nice names but all of them are very common.  Its a bit of an oxymoron classic plus uncommon.

#4 ERipley

Posted 19 May 2019 - 09:58 AM

I love Aubrey. Classic and uncommon.

#5 ~THE~MAGICIAN~

Posted 19 May 2019 - 10:18 AM

I haven't heard of any Harveys' since the seventies!



Jeremy
Adam
Reuben
Patrick
Jonah
Lincoln
Elias
Fraser
Kurt
Regan
Logan
Joseph
Arlo

#6 maryanneK

Posted 19 May 2019 - 10:38 AM

View PostBam1, on 19 May 2019 - 09:46 AM, said:

Nice names but all of them are very common.  Its a bit of an oxymoron classic plus uncommon.

hmm I don't think so, common/popular is different to classic.
sometimes the overlap - like Henry, say - but often they don't.

There are lots of common names that are not classic

For classic but uncommon boys names - even John is very rare now. Or Richard? What about Edgar? for something less out there, Alexander is pretty common but not top ten popular and still very classic

#7 Gudrun

Posted 19 May 2019 - 01:04 PM

Clement
Joseph
Adrian
Timothy
Richard
Simon
Martin
Gilbert
Eric
Alfred
Leonard
Dominic
Jeremy
Abraham
Vincent
Roland
Eugene
Raphael
Claude
Julian
Marcus
Maurice

#8 lizzzard

Posted 19 May 2019 - 01:46 PM

I agree many 'classic' names are not common these days - John, Peter, Robert, Isaac, Timothy, Anthony. I don't think I know any boys with those names.

#9 Odd-1-Out

Posted 19 May 2019 - 03:24 PM

Octavian
Phillip
Raphael
Collin

#10 rowd

Posted 19 May 2019 - 03:47 PM

Rowan, Jasper, Jude, Milo, Joseph, Lucas, Mason, Hamish, Sebastian, Elias, Elijah, Michah, Nate

#11 Ollie83

Posted 19 May 2019 - 05:02 PM

Thank you. So many of my family names listed, or those that clash our names.

I realise classic names are going to be common at some points say William or Charlie, Harry too but there are names that transcend time that aren’t heard all the time.

Peter is a direct relative & also a FIL.
Tim/othy is my other half.

In my area Harvey, Arlo, Marlow, Charlie are very popular.

People tell me Lachlan is a popular name yet I only know 2.

From suggestions I’m liking Julian and Jasper, I don’t think I’d convince my husband though.

#12 Prancer is coming

Posted 19 May 2019 - 05:11 PM

Wesley
Walter
Gavin
Owen
Joel
Eric
Bernard
Abraham (Bram is a cool nickname)
Hector



#13 JBH

Posted 19 May 2019 - 05:12 PM

Anton
Fraser
Simon
Jeremy
Dominic
Cameron (maybe popular in some parts?)

#14 onetrick

Posted 19 May 2019 - 05:15 PM

Maybe look at a 'top 100 names' list (or a few!) To make sure the name isnt overly popular?
We wanted easy to pronounce/ read but not too popular, so looked at these lists as a bit of a no go zone for us. I used an app as I could easily scroll through lists when I was bored and add to my lists of names (and then DH shut most down lol...).
So many good name suggestions already, but thought this might help?

#15 WTFancie shmancie

Posted 19 May 2019 - 05:50 PM

Alistair/Alasdair
Douglas
Jolyon
Julian
Patrick
Rupert

Stephen



#16 harryhoo

Posted 19 May 2019 - 07:43 PM

Alistair
Fletcher
Baxter
Myles
Finn
Clyde
Rhys

#17 *Melstar*

Posted 19 May 2019 - 08:32 PM

If you like Julian and Jasper, what about James?

I like Matthew, Benjamin, Hayden as classic but not too popular boys names.

#18 Lalala4

Posted 19 May 2019 - 08:38 PM

I like Cameron from your lists - familiar but not common.

Christopher/Chris?

#19 snowball

Posted 19 May 2019 - 10:22 PM

Angus
Patrick
Giles
Lincoln
Chester
Vincent
Cecil
Harold
Claude
Fergus
Lawrence
Owen

#20 Ollie83

Posted 19 May 2019 - 10:41 PM

View Post*Melstar*, on 19 May 2019 - 08:32 PM, said:

If you like Julian and Jasper, what about James?

I like Matthew, Benjamin, Hayden as classic but not too popular boys names.

James will be his middle name after his Dad’s. I do like James but the potential to have a Jim and a Tim is too much.

#21 Ollie83

Posted 19 May 2019 - 10:42 PM

Oooo, Chester and Fergus are a bit lovely too.

#22 PizzaSteve

Posted 20 May 2019 - 07:08 AM

Dominic nn Dom? Asher nn Ash? Always loved those names for boys, and the nicknames too

#23 Drat

Posted 20 May 2019 - 08:34 AM

What about

Tobias
Tristan
Adrian
Maxwell (the popularity for Max is very mixed, I know one that is 2 and 4 that are 15)
Isaiah
Douglas
Dominic
Ciaran
Braith
Heath
Jasper
Felix
Nolan
Julian
Gabriel
Philip
Elliot
Winston
Quinn / Quinten
Magnus
Hamish
Angus
Christian
Vincent
Victor
Sebastian
Fergus
Emmett
Emery
Barnaby
Tobin
Piers / Pierce
Ambrose
Anton
Anthony
Ezekiel
Alasdair /Alistair
Anders

#24 PrincessPeach

Posted 20 May 2019 - 12:46 PM

I have a Cameron, so I'm biased, I do love the name

But we haven't come across any others.

Samuel & Harvey are names I haven't come across lately though. I know a few Lachlan's though.

#25 Lallalla

Posted 20 May 2019 - 01:45 PM

Ernest, Walter, Patrick, Albert, Gareth.... if you look at our grandparents generation there are lots of classic names you don’t hear much




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