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#1 Furfeathersfleece

Posted 14 March 2012 - 12:10 PM

I have posted here before to get ideas for names.

Our son is due in 4 weeks and we thought we had chosen a name but now I am getting cold feet sad.gif

This is our current list, including ex-chosen name.

Zander
Reuben
Frankie
Rufus
Maxen
Ezekiel/Zeke
Angus
Theodore

We want a name that isn't top 100 but is easy to spell/pronounce, preferably with a nice meaning.

There will be 2 middle names (family names) and a 3 syllable surname starting with M.

Can anyone suggest some other names that fit the bill? Nothing really grabs me, I like the above but don't love them.

#2 bark

Posted 14 March 2012 - 12:15 PM

I think alot of ppl will find the names you have listed hard to pronounce or spell correct. Really silly the names ppl are asked to spell nowadays!

What about Rafferty?

#3 roxy1981

Posted 14 March 2012 - 12:17 PM

My fave is Reuben

#4 Kay1

Posted 14 March 2012 - 12:21 PM

I love Theodore.

#5 PackedToTheRafters

Posted 14 March 2012 - 12:46 PM

Angus
Easy to say and spell.

#6 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 14 March 2012 - 01:28 PM

I like Angus. I think a short name would flow better if you are planning two NMS and a long surname.

In saying that, I would prefer Alexander NN Xander / Zander and Frances or even Frank with the NN Frankie (especially for a boy)  than the derivatives as stand alone names.

#7 peking homunculus

Posted 14 March 2012 - 01:37 PM

Zander- prefer Alexander
Reuben- like
Frankie- nms
Rufus- good for a red head
Maxen- prefer Max or Maxwell
Ezekiel/Zeke- like
Angus- like
Theodore- like



#8 QueenIanthe

Posted 14 March 2012 - 01:48 PM

QUOTE (woofer @ 14/03/2012, 01:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think alot of ppl will find the names you have listed hard to pronounce or spell correct. Really silly the names ppl are asked to spell nowadays!


Not if they are literate.

I don't really like Zander, Frankie or Maxen but your other names are all good, solid choices.

Other suggestions

Ronan
Linus
Leo


#9 bunnee

Posted 14 March 2012 - 01:59 PM

Ezekiel/Zeke
Angus
Theodore

Really like these three. (Although I think Angus might be in the top 100 now.) If you Like Theodore (nn Theo) have you considered Leopold (nn Leo)?

#10 berryberrynice

Posted 14 March 2012 - 02:09 PM

Angus - easy to pronounce, spell
or what about Hugo?

#11 2bundles

Posted 14 March 2012 - 02:13 PM

Zander - OK
Reuben - OK
Frankie - I think a teen/adult would curse you for it
Rufus - A dog's name
Maxen - A little odd, NMS
Ezekiel/Zeke - Zeke the Geek
Angus - OK
Theodore - OK

Reuben or Angus would be my picks from that list.

#12 Freddie'sMum

Posted 14 March 2012 - 02:16 PM

Angus, Frank and Theo(dore) would be my picks.

I think if you are going for 2 middle names and have quite a long surname than a short first name would flow very well.

How about:

Alex
Max
Ray
Ed
Ned
Zach
Jett
Drew

Good luck deciding !!



#13 Franny Glass

Posted 14 March 2012 - 02:37 PM

I don't think you need any more suggestions - you have some lovely names on your list. My favourites are Rufus and Theodore. "The one" will pop out to you from that list when the time is right.

#14 geishagirl

Posted 14 March 2012 - 03:08 PM

I love Reuben, Angus and Theodore from your list.

#15 sarahec

Posted 14 March 2012 - 03:14 PM

Zander- prefer Alexander
Reuben- really like this name
Frankie- Don't like
Rufus- Sort of a pets name to me
Maxen- prefer Max or Maxwell
Ezekiel/Zeke- ok
Angus- can't stand Angus, reminds me of the steak
Theodore- like

I think go Reuben wub.gif or Alexander or Theodore

#16 KristyMum-

Posted 14 March 2012 - 03:16 PM

We have a Zeke (no Ezekiel, rather 'Zeke' as is) original.gif

Names I liked that might fit what you're after:

Jeremiah (vetoed by husband)
Jardee
Heath
Jonas
Zavier
Jasper
Jethro (no, not after NCIS but nevermind lol)
Jarvis
Vance (vetoed due to TC Vance)
Lucas

Clearly I didn't get to use those names (well, not yet, who knows what the world holds) but happy to share original.gif

HTH OP

eta I don't find any of the names on your list particularly difficult to spell.

Edited by KristyMum-, 14 March 2012 - 03:18 PM.


#17 Chillbub

Posted 14 March 2012 - 03:24 PM

I spelt my son's name Xandah

Like Zander but spelling difft he is 8 - everyone remembers it and loves it! He himself is very proud of it and tells everyone. lol.

Whatever you choose will be perfect.

#18 Flutter Bug

Posted 14 March 2012 - 03:26 PM

I love Theodore from your list.

My favourite boys names are Miles and Elliott.

#19 **Xena**

Posted 14 March 2012 - 03:34 PM

QUOTE
I love Reuben, Angus and Theodore from your list.


Same here original.gif

#20 a4anna

Posted 14 March 2012 - 03:42 PM

I like Zeke, Theodore and Ruben the best but they are all nice names.

Frankie is on my list more as a girls name but i like Frank for a boy.

Enjoy your last 4 weeks original.gif

#21 kerilyntaryn

Posted 17 March 2012 - 12:25 AM

Zander - ok
Reuben - nice
Frankie
Rufus - what about Rupert
Maxen - prefer Max or Maxwell
Ezekiel/Zeke - nice
Angus - ok
Theodore - ok

Eli or Ezra, Henry, Fergus

#22 canuckmel

Posted 17 March 2012 - 10:50 PM

Theodore  wub.gif wub.gif wub.gif  

Don't let yourself get cold feet. I changed my mind at the last minute on one of my child's names for this reason and really regret it and wish I stuck with my original choice....

#23 mags21

Posted 17 March 2012 - 11:16 PM

What about the name Blake? It means dark or fair. It is more popular than it used to be but is a good easy name that can go with most middle and surnames.

#24 jaismum

Posted 17 March 2012 - 11:27 PM

Zander- prefer Xander
Reuben- love
Frankie- nms
Rufus- love
Maxen- nms
Ezekiel/Zeke- nms
Angus- like
Theodore- love


#25 Buggylicious

Posted 17 March 2012 - 11:58 PM

Theodore is gorgeous.

I love PP suggestion of Jeremiah, underused and awesome.

I also suggest Sebastian, Gabriel and Jasper (which is getting popular).




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