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  1. #1
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    Inspiration needed- stuck on boys names

    Hi Berries,

    Well the time has finally come, we are officially expecting (Jan 2018) so I'll be 7 weeks on Thursday this week.

    So, this means we are actually discussing names now.

    We seem to find girls names much easier than boys names, although I don't really know why. Our criteria is just a name which is recognized easily (so people won't wince and think what a weird name), but not an uber-popular name. I don't people thinking 'Oh great, another Oliver, Thomas, Charlotte, Mia' etc. We want a name where if we call it out at the playground, we won't have half a dozen other children turning around.

    We are fine with girls names (although still very open to ideas if you are so inclined) but cannot come up with any boys names we both love. My husband isn't a fan of shortened names being used as first names, eg we couldn't name a child simply Theo, he would have to be Theodore.
    We do both like Nathaniel, but he wants the nickname to be Nathan (which to me is a full name on its own, so why not just name him Nathan?)

    Our surname rhymes with Muffin and starts with a D, so there are some names that just don't work like names ending in the 'en' sound, or names beginning with D and some (but not all) J names (they just sound like you have a mouthful of marbles to me).

    Name meanings are important to us too, so if it's a nice name with an awful meaning/history/legacy, I'd probably hesitate about using it.

    Any suggestions on boys names that might work for us? Just need a bit of inspiration please!

    Many thanks.

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    Sounds to me like you want a fairly classic but not trendy name, one with solid history and usage.

    What about -

    Emmanuel Muffin "Manny" - means "God is with us"
    Silas Muffin - means "wood, forest"
    Philip Muffin - means "lover of horses"
    Connor Muffin - means "lover of hounds"
    Alistair Muffin - means "defending men"
    Reuben Muffin - means "behold, a son"
    Lewis / Louis Muffin - means "renowned warrior"
    Roger Muffin - means "famous warrior"
    Peter Muffin - means "rock"
    Francis Muffin "Frank" - means "free man"
    Xander Muffin - means "defending men"
    George Muffin - means "farmer"
    Timothy Muffin - means "honoring God"
    Robert Muffin "Bobby" - means "bright fame"

    And possibly my favourites -

    Nicholas Muffin "Nico" - means "people of victory"
    Christopher Muffin - means "bearer of Christ"
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    A few ideas... Everyone has different opinions about what is TOO popular, so not sure where your lines falls, but none of these names are in the top 20 in the US from last year, and none have negative meanings (from my opinion).

    Albert – “noble, bright”
    Andrew – “strong and manly”
    Arthur – “bear”
    Asher – “fortunate, blessed, happy one”
    Atticus – “from Attica”
    Caleb – “devotion to God”
    Edward – “wealthy guardian”
    Elias – “Yahweh is God”
    Ezekiel – “God strengthens”
    Felix – “happy, fortunate”
    Gabriel – “God is my strength”
    Henry – “estate ruler”
    Isaiah – “salvation of the Lord
    Isaac – “laughter”
    Jasper – “bringer of treasure”
    Jonah – “dove”
    Josiah – “God supports, heals”
    Maxwell – “great stream”
    Patrick – “noble, patrician”
    Samuel – “told by God”
    Tobias – “God is good”

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    Quote Originally Posted by morning_glory View Post
    Sounds to me like you want a fairly classic but not trendy name, one with solid history and usage.

    What about -

    Emmanuel Muffin "Manny" - means "God is with us"
    Silas Muffin - means "wood, forest"
    Philip Muffin - means "lover of horses"
    Connor Muffin - means "lover of hounds"
    Alistair Muffin - means "defending men"
    Reuben Muffin - means "behold, a son"
    Lewis / Louis Muffin - means "renowned warrior"
    Roger Muffin - means "famous warrior"
    Peter Muffin - means "rock"
    Francis Muffin "Frank" - means "free man"
    Xander Muffin - means "defending men"
    George Muffin - means "farmer"
    Timothy Muffin - means "honoring God"
    Robert Muffin "Bobby" - means "bright fame"

    And possibly my favourites -

    Nicholas Muffin "Nico" - means "people of victory"
    Christopher Muffin - means "bearer of Christ"
    Thank you, some great suggestions there. These are definitely similar to what I'm looking for, you described it well.

    We have pretty much discussed every name on your list though, and they have all been vetoed for one reason or another. They have great meanings though, but we either know people with those names (who are close to us, and it would just be kind of weird), have friends with children with those names, have family members with those names or just plain don't like them. The only one that seems an option is Philip, which honestly I quite like, but DH is not sold. Sigh, we keep looking I guess (or hope it's a girl -because we have loads of girls names).

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    Quote Originally Posted by mamaenzi View Post
    A few ideas... Everyone has different opinions about what is TOO popular, so not sure where your lines falls, but none of these names are in the top 20 in the US from last year, and none have negative meanings (from my opinion).

    Albert – “noble, bright”
    Andrew – “strong and manly”
    Arthur – “bear”
    Asher – “fortunate, blessed, happy one”
    Atticus – “from Attica”
    Caleb – “devotion to God”
    Edward – “wealthy guardian”
    Elias – “Yahweh is God”
    Ezekiel – “God strengthens”
    Felix – “happy, fortunate”
    Gabriel – “God is my strength”
    Henry – “estate ruler”
    Isaiah – “salvation of the Lord
    Isaac – “laughter”
    Jasper – “bringer of treasure”
    Jonah – “dove”
    Josiah – “God supports, heals”
    Maxwell – “great stream”
    Patrick – “noble, patrician”
    Samuel – “told by God”
    Tobias – “God is good”
    Great list. Thank you. I absolutely LOVE Andrew, but that is DH's brothers name, so that makes it unusable. Samuel is also out since it's my nephews name. We both don't mind Henry, and i quite like Elias. I love Toby as a nn, but not super fond of Tobias (and that's a problem with DH'S no nn as first name rule). However, there are quite a few fresh options on your list for us to discuss. Thank you again

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