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September 18th, 2013 05:53 AM #1
It's a Boy - your thoughts and advice with my names
On Monday we found out we are expecting a baby boy. We had picked out the name Matilda if baby was to be a girl. We are going to save that name for later on.
Now we are back to the drawing board for boy names. My husband and I don't like names that are too frilly. 1-2 syllables max 3 syllables are best.
Here are the names I have on my list so far:
Could you please write your impressions of each name and add some of your own suggestions that you think we might like. Middle name will most likely be Luke (but not with John) and last name is 3 syllables beginning with O. I'm not sure if Theo O will work either.
Thank you so much in advance!!
September 18th, 2013 06:47 AM #3
Congratulations on having a boy!
Noah, quite popular, but popular for a reason it's a great name!
Theo, love! But the O surname would put me off...
Clancy, on the fence with this one. I kinda think hillbilly, but the right kid/person would probably change that if he wore it well.
Finlay, I prefer plan Finn, but it's a nice name
Eric, still has the old mannish feel, despite Eric Northman freshening it up.
John, great choice. Recognizable but not common (for this generation anyway).
Robin: another familiar but not common name. I adore this name and can 100% see a son named this. My husband alas, does not.
Hugh: fits in with your short, sweet classic boys name vibe.
Last edited by tuitree; September 18th, 2013 at 06:54 AM. Reason: To add suggestions
September 18th, 2013 07:57 AM #5Junior Member
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September 18th, 2013 08:32 AM #7
Congratulations on your boy! Frustrating that you had a girl name picked out but no boy name, yeah?
Noah - This one is very popular here in the US, but I see you're in Australia so I really don't know how well-known this one is for you! It's a fine name, either way. I think it would work well with mn Luke and an O surname. In fact, the repeating O's might end up being quite nice, depending on the sound of the actual names.
Theo - My favorite from your list, but with an O surname it's not very ideal. Unless it's a short O "ah" sound, in which case you could get away with it, as in Theo Oliver. Luke works as a mn here too.
Clancy - Sorry, I don't really care for this one, and I don't like the way the L's repeat in Clancy Luke. Clancy makes me think of a clamp, a redneck, and then author Tom Clancy (who rescues it a bit!)
Finlay - Not my style, but I do think nn Finn is great fun. I think this one is getting some use on girls here in the U.S., but again that isn't necessarily relevant to you! I don't care for the repeating L's in this combination, either.
Eric - This is a "dad name" here so it's hard for me to be objective about it. Eric Luke works though, and I kind of like that both names end in that hard K sound.
John - It doesn't get more classic than this! But it has fallen a bit out of favor here. I'd enjoy meeting a little John.
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September 18th, 2013 04:09 PM #9Senior Member
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My thoughts on the names:
Noah - a lovely wholesome classic, with a great sound. Noah is a fantastic biblical name and despite becoming popular feels refreshing. A lovely choice. Noah Luke sounds great.
Theo - a lovely elegant name. Theo is handsome, has a lot of character and feels very dignified. Theo wouldn't work with your surname though. The run of the letter 'o' is just unappealing.
Clancy - I prefer stronger names with stronger sounds. Maybe I strive for a need for slightly more modern choices concerning my boy's names. I don't know but for me Clancy doesn't fit the bill.
Finlay - I really like both Finley/Finlay it's just a wholesome, sweet name with a great sound. Finlay is a refreshing choice.
Eric - I like this name, it's retro but sound really strong and has an effortless sound. Eric is just a cool name! A strong classic that works well.
John - I really love John it's a handsome choice which seems to be really refreshing on a young infant as John seems to dying down in usage. I really like this name.