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#1 gretasmum

Posted 28 February 2020 - 11:00 AM

Just found out we're having a boy - and we find boys names a bit harder! Our daughter is Greta, partly for the Germanic roots (my Dad is German), and surname begins with C, so no names ending in a c/k or they feel a bit unfinished. I also have Scottish heritage and my husband had an Italian grandfather, so I do like the idea of perhaps finding names that speak to our ancestory.

The list from last time plus a few more.. Any input/other suggestions very welcome!

Willem (I love, husband not so keen)
Ned
Hugh
Roscoe
Eamon
Leander
Ned (I like Edward shortened to Ned, but husband doesn't)


Help please! :baby:

#2 UndergroundKelpie

Posted 28 February 2020 - 11:10 AM

Laurence
Walter
Lugwig
Wolfgang
Boris
Hugo
Maxamilian
Claus
Frederick
Rudolph

#3 8LittleAustralians

Posted 28 February 2020 - 11:19 AM

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Ned (I like Edward shortened to Ned, but husband doesn't)

I had this argument for months 11 years ago. I would say to my husband we are having a pointless 'argument' because we both could easily get what we want. I got Edward on the birth certificate (I liked Eduardo after my great grandfather, but disliked the sound of it said with an Aussie accent) and my husband got Ned for every day use.

I won him over when a family friend confirmed that Ned Kelly's name (where he got it from, he loves historical names) was actually Edward Kelly.

Obviously my vote goes to Edward. I also like Hugh and Leander from your list.

#4 Gudrun

Posted 28 February 2020 - 03:29 PM

My heart skipped a beat when I saw 'Greta' and another when I saw your list. Love your taste.  Had trouble only putting some names down. Seems like I could go forever on this one:)

Marcel
Cosmo
Otto
Bruno
Guido
Axel
Fabian
Anton
Arno
August
Benno
Elias
Felix
Isaak
Ivo
Jonas
Kaspar
Linus
Manuel
Finley
Fergus
Dougal
Max
Stefan
Rupert
Isador/e  Isidor/e
Tobias
Hugo
Oskar
René
Sven
Torben
Luca/Luka
Remo
Teo

ETA ideas for Ned names:  Benedikt/Benedict  Eduardo  Kennedy  Edwin  Edmund

Edited by Gudrun, 28 February 2020 - 03:33 PM.


#5 duckstar22

Posted 28 February 2020 - 06:19 PM

Rocco

#6 blimkybill

Posted 28 February 2020 - 06:48 PM

I loved Ned short for Edward too, but I didn't have a boy.

For you:
Hugo
Felix
Anders or Andreas
Matteus
Tomas

#7 PizzaSteve

Posted 28 February 2020 - 07:00 PM

I know a Greta and Felix - such great names!

#8 little lion

Posted 28 February 2020 - 09:03 PM

Gudrun’s list includes lots of my own shortlist. So many names there to love. Greta is a fabulous name, by the way.

What about Tobias? Darius?

Edited by little lion, 28 February 2020 - 09:15 PM.


#9 zenkitty

Posted 28 February 2020 - 09:26 PM

Love Greta and Hugh!

Others:
Clyde
Finnian/Finlay/Finn
Douglas
Lloyd
Luca/Lucas
Matteo
Emilio
Jonas

#10 lozoodle

Posted 28 February 2020 - 09:38 PM

Ooh my friend has a Greta. I met her on here actually though I doubt she comes on here much anymore. She's also got a Leon.

Same reason, she's German :)

#11 kerilyntaryn

Posted 29 February 2020 - 12:45 AM

Rupert
Benjamin
Felix
Edward
Henry
Hugo
Maxwell
Leo
Robert
Marcus
Lucas
Roland
Walter
Oscar
Henrik
Vincent
Thomas
Edgar
Edmund
Erik
Matthias
Nicolas
Oliver
Patrick
Peter
Simon
Samuel
Timothy
Tobias
Victor

Edited by kerilyntaryn, 29 February 2020 - 12:45 AM.


#12 coolbreeze

Posted 29 February 2020 - 01:51 AM

I love Greta a too.
It was my second pick out of three for our dd way back when!
I also loved Nina.

I like
Otto
Leo
Walter
Arlo
Fergus
Luka
Linus
Oscar
Felix
Ari
Alec

#13 IamzFeralz

Posted 29 February 2020 - 04:17 AM

I like Roscoe and Leander from your list OP!

#14 gretasmum

Posted 02 March 2020 - 08:06 PM

Thanks so much for all the suggestions everyone!

@8LittleAustralians - I love that your husband finally came around! Mine's argument is that even if you want a particular nickname, you can't control what other people call them. He's an Andrew and his mum wanted him to be Drew but no one calls him that (even her!). I don't think his point means you can't establish the nickname prior to school, but we'll see how the discussions go!

@Gudrun - always good to find someone with similar taste! Otto/Axel/Luca are all faves but we can't use for various reasons unfortunately. Will spend time thinking about the others, thanks!

@blimkybill - love Tomas, think OH will take issue with German spelling but I'll try him!

@little lion - more great minds think alike! Nice suggestions too

@zenkitty - Hugh's maybe the current frontrunner but husband just pointed out we can't have John as the middle name then (or any 'j' sounding beginning or it becomes huge... haha.) So may disappoint family with middle name if it ends up being the one!

Thanks again all - lots of options to think about

#15 8LittleAustralians

Posted 03 March 2020 - 06:56 AM

We announced him as Ned and called him that before birth. 99.9% of the time that is what he is called, occasionally he gets Edward or Ed, but it is very rare.

#16 kerilyntaryn

Posted 16 March 2020 - 08:23 PM

how are you going with your list?

#17 gretasmum

Posted 28 March 2020 - 10:27 PM

Great thinking 8LA, an offensive approach.. as in sport rather than rude ;)

Thanks for checking in kerilyntaryn.. names have taken a back seat in these crazy times. Currently working out whether we can afford a homebirth so we can avoid hospital not knowing what the situation will be like when we’re due.

Hope everyone is keeping well.

#18 duckstar22

Posted 29 March 2020 - 07:01 AM

When I saw your update my immediate thought was Magnus. I’m hoping your home birth plans work out.

#19 kerilyntaryn

Posted 29 March 2020 - 07:16 AM

Wishing you all the best with your homebirth




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