Boys names

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  1. OK, looking for some half serious answers here. My wife isn't actually pregnant, though we did have an "oh shit" moment recently, so in case it happens before it's supposed to we're working out kiddy names. Girls are sorted - boys are a problem. I have suggested the following and had them rejected (most reasons are given). So, can you suggest any great names for boys?

    Jonathon - I rejected, with my surname I am not naming my child a penis.

    Horatio - "Just no" apparently

    Nelson - see above

    Erwin (Rommel) - "No-one has been named Erwin since the second world war" (where does she think I got the name?)

    Bernard - She doesn't go to Montgomery, she thinks "stupid name - and he's always the twat in Richard Curtis films).

    Winston (Churchill) - too gangster, or you call your dog that name.

    Dwight (Eisenhower) - both agree, too redneck hick.

    Edmund (Blackadder) - Apparently not

    Hugh (Laurie) - Not sure why she rejected this one?

    Stephen (Fry) - "Really?"

    Arthur (Wellesey) - "why do you want our child born 50 years ago?

    Can't go with "William" (slim) as that's already taken in our family.

    So, boys names with some historical merit? Or just get a new wife?
  2. "Harold" (Alexander) - Thought this would be a winner as he was also a governer general of Canada (wife Canadian) - also a no apparently...
  3. Mohammed?
  4. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    Boy ?
  5. Mrs I is due to drop the sprog in 4 weeks! Gulp!

    I have been very much in the same position as you, I want a nice name with some historical overtones if poss.

    My suggestions so far -

    Richard (Richard the Lionheart), although to be called Dick after my father - Nope, not allowed according to the Kremlin.

    Henry (Henry V - Slaughterer extrodinaire of the the French) - Again, just a plain no!

    Hector - "You have got to be fecking kidding right?"

    All she can come up with is Oliver or Tarquin! FFS

    It's all gonna end in divorce!
  6. Hector is out but Tarquin is allowed? Thats makes no sense!

    I always considered Hercules a good name for a boy....
  7. Llywarch
    Eifion Wyn

    Some fairly common names where I come from. :lol:
  8. North of the Border it is quite a common practice to use old family surnames as first names for boys..

    Cameron, Wilson or Douglas for example...
  9. Call it Number 1. Then call your next child Number 3. When they get old enough to understand things and start to question where number 2 is, say that he disappeared for annoying mummy and daddy.

    Original kid's names and no misbehaviour, ever.

    Good plan.
  10. Winner. Would jarrod248 be godfather and look after his spiritual well-being?
  11. What's your first name Crabby Minor?
    It could be soddoff sir..
    Because when I used to introduce my self to the other kids when i was little, i would say " Hello my name is Crabby !", and they would say "we know... sodoff Crabby !"
  12. Snip:- I got round that by using "Liam" Irish for William :)
  13. George: for a variety of reasons, not least of which being that your avatar is that of Lt The Hon George Colthurst St. Barleigh MC
  14. Name it after the father.

    Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry.
  15. Grownup_Rafbrat

    Grownup_Rafbrat LE Book Reviewer Good Egg (charities)

    Any king's name should suit. James, George, Charles, Arthur, William, Alfred, Stephen, John, Richard and Philip should all meet your wife's stringent requirements.

    Or old English names, Aidan, Edred, Ethelred ....

    Or go biblical - Mark, Joel, Simon, Peter, Matthew, Luke, Amos, Joseph, John, Seth, Nathaniel (Nat), Andrew are all suitable.

    Avoid Phaedipedes, Alexander, Ajax, Jason ...