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#1 Kikki-B

Posted 24 August 2019 - 02:16 PM

Hello! I'm having a hard time coming up with a shortlist of boys names (due November).
So far the only names both my husband and I like are Joshua and Lewis but I'm concerned that they are too popular.
I like Rhys but DH isn't a fan. If anyone has any input on these names (including preferred spelling variations) or other name suggestions I'd love to hear them.
Thanks!

#2 Gudrun

Posted 24 August 2019 - 02:31 PM

That's a very nice shortlist right there!

#3 blimkybill

Posted 24 August 2019 - 02:35 PM

Joshua and Lewis are both great names.
Other names you might like: Rory, Rowan, Lincoln, Elijah, Daniel, Hugo

#4 Jenflea

Posted 24 August 2019 - 02:50 PM

I don't like Rhys but I do like the other 2.

#5 BadCat

Posted 24 August 2019 - 02:58 PM

Rhys is head and shoulders above the other two.  Beautiful name.

#6 AdelTwins

Posted 24 August 2019 - 03:03 PM

I had both Rhys and Lewis only my list for DS3. Love them both.

I don’t know any kids with that name at DS1 & 2’s school. There are a few Loius’ though (Loo-ee).

#7 MooGuru

Posted 24 August 2019 - 03:08 PM

Joshua. I adore the name Josh.

#8 Abcde-La-A

Posted 24 August 2019 - 03:44 PM

All nice names! I like Rhys, then Joshua, then Lewis.

#9 zenkitty

Posted 24 August 2019 - 03:48 PM

I think Lewis would be the least common, I’ve only heard of a couple. I prefer it to your other two name options.

#10 Hands Up

Posted 24 August 2019 - 03:48 PM

Joshua

#11 Renovators delight

Posted 24 August 2019 - 03:59 PM

I like all three. I have heard Lewis and Rhys at school but not Joshua, although I know a lot of older boys/men named Joshua.

Lewis is probably my favourite of the ones you listed.

#12 Threetwoone

Posted 24 August 2019 - 04:04 PM

I like Lewis.

#13 Kirralee2015

Posted 24 August 2019 - 04:08 PM

I love Joshua (and Josh). I am a teacher and do not recall Joshua, Rhy or Lewis in any of the current P-6 classes.  

I like Rhy and, whilst I don't mind Lewis, I don't like Lewie which is the nickname for a girlfriend's son who is a Lewis.

#14 kerilyntaryn

Posted 24 August 2019 - 05:56 PM

I like Rhys, Joshua and Lewis all great names others Silas, Elias, Josiah, James, Seth, saul

#15 little lion

Posted 24 August 2019 - 06:01 PM

Rhys is a lovely choice.

#16 ~THE~MAGICIAN~

Posted 24 August 2019 - 06:05 PM

View PostKikki-B, on 24 August 2019 - 02:16 PM, said:

Hello! I'm having a hard time coming up with a shortlist of boys names (due November).
So far the only names both my husband and I like are Joshua and Lewis but I'm concerned that they are too popular.
I like Rhys but DH isn't a fan. If anyone has any input on these names (including preferred spelling variations) or other name suggestions I'd love to hear them.
Thanks!

Names become popular for a reason - they are great names!

All my kids have popular names and I still love them all despite this.

I love Joshua from your list. Not a fan of the others.

Some suggestions:

Elias
Benjamin
Jeremy
Jonah
Samuel
Adam
Reuben
Lucas
Oliver
Nicholas

#17 Imaginary friend

Posted 24 August 2019 - 07:26 PM

I like all 3 names.

Probably Joshua the winner for me.

Re spelling variations - Joshua and Lewis really only have  one established spelling

Rhys can also be spelt Reece
I prefer Rhys but either is fine


#18 AliasMater

Posted 24 August 2019 - 07:39 PM

I don't like Rhys much but Lewis is my favourite and I like Joshua too.

#19 kerilyntaryn

Posted 25 August 2019 - 12:03 AM

I dont think any of the names are too popular - I like them in this order Joshua Rhys(this spelling) the Lewis

Other names

Alastair Fergus Angus Douglas Hamish Ashley Asher Austin Christopher Christian Curtis Isaac Cyrus Justin Julius Jesse Jackson Jonas Lucas Miles Mason Thomas Ross Oscar Marcus Nicolas Wesley Tobias Sean Scott Simon Stuart Stephen Stanley

Edited by kerilyntaryn, 25 August 2019 - 12:05 AM.


#20 nikki_205

Posted 25 August 2019 - 03:33 AM

I don't think Joshua is too common at the moment. I don't like Lewis but Joshua and Rhys are both great names.

#21 majirlo

Posted 25 August 2019 - 07:11 AM

All three are great names and not overly popular now. I like Joshua and Rhys the most and then Lewis.

Also like;

Levi
Flynn
Jasper
Nate
Hudson

Edited by majirlo, 25 August 2019 - 07:13 AM.


#22 FreyjaCatherine22

Posted 25 August 2019 - 07:16 AM

Nice list. Joshua has been falling in popularity in Australia since mid 90s. It's out of the top 20 and may even be as low as 40-50 depending on which state you're in.
Not sure about Lewis, but Louis is also falling and is not even in the top 50.
Rhys is not even in the top 100 of any charts I've seen for Australia at the moment.
Other suggestions: Ezra, Caleb, Arthur, Dylan, Jasper

#23 Kikki-B

Posted 25 August 2019 - 09:39 AM

View PostAdelTwins, on 24 August 2019 - 03:03 PM, said:

I had both Rhys and Lewis only my list for DS3. Love them both.

I don’t know any kids with that name at DS1 & 2’s school. There are a few Loius’ though (Loo-ee).

That is my major concern with Lewis, I really don't like Loius as a nn and I'm sure he will end up being called that!

#24 Kikki-B

Posted 25 August 2019 - 09:42 AM

View PostRenovators delight, on 24 August 2019 - 03:59 PM, said:

I like all three. I have heard Lewis and Rhys at school but not Joshua, although I know a lot of older boys/men named Joshua.

Lewis is probably my favourite of the ones you listed.

Thanks so much, We actually have quite a few Joshua's at my daughters school (there are two in DD8 class!)

#25 Kikki-B

Posted 25 August 2019 - 09:46 AM

View PostKirralee2015, on 24 August 2019 - 04:08 PM, said:

I love Joshua (and Josh). I am a teacher and do not recall Joshua, Rhy or Lewis in any of the current P-6 classes.  

I like Rhy and, whilst I don't mind Lewis, I don't like Lewie which is the nickname for a girlfriend's son who is a Lewis.

I feel the same with Louis/Lewie as a nn which is what's putting me off the name a bit. We have lots of Joshua's at school, but no Rhy's - I just can't convince my husband with Rhys though!




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