Boys name inspiration needed! A sibling for Cosmo ……

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Anjou Thu 22-Nov-12 14:24:47

We?re due in late Jan/early Feb and we?re pretty sure (although not 100%) that it?s a boy. My husband and I agree on girls names 100%, but with boys ? not so much! Our little 18 month old boy is Cosmo, so we want a name that goes well with this. On my shortlist, (not necessarily my husbands though!) are:

Etienne
Stellan
Constantin
Iggy
Wolfie
Luca

Does anyone have any ideas of a good, kind-of-unique, strong name that would suit? I?ve gone through all sorts of lists looking for inspiration but feel I?ve looked EVERYWHERE now! All ideas are welcome!

Thanks.

mathanxiety Fri 23-Nov-12 03:19:24

Cosmo and Stellan is a bit too much of a cosmos and stars theme for me.

The only names I like from your list are Constantin and Kirill.

Would you consider:
Stanislas/Stanislav
Cornelius
Julius
Conrad

Clement
Casimir
Otto
Anatole

Anton
Damien
Gregor
Lev

Marat
Ruslan
Roman
Stepan

Lazar
Milan
Vaughn
Ludovic

Isadore
Balthazar
Timur
Axel

mathanxiety Fri 23-Nov-12 03:28:40

Also --
Darius
Asa
Solomon
Jonas

FellatioNelson Fri 23-Nov-12 04:13:50

I love the 'o' names but I thinking having two of them might be a bit much.

Torin
Ambrose
Osian
Amos
Valentine
Hugh
Ferdinand/Ferdy is good
Lynus
Magnus
Jasper

IndigoBelle Fri 23-Nov-12 05:06:11

Dante
Troy
Cuba
Xavier
Drake
Horatio

Trazzletoes Fri 23-Nov-12 05:15:24

Scampi great minds think alike! grin

Anjou Fri 23-Nov-12 10:32:38

Hedwig, I love Caspar! And thanks for all the suggestions mathanxiety. Casimir I love too but my husband scrubbed both of those from the list ages ago sadly. I like heaps of names, its my husband who's the picky one! All Biblical names are out too - his rule. He's not über-enthused by any name right now. Maybe I should get him on here instead of me. Iago is v cool but - again - totally identifiable with one source. Thanks so much though! I'm so grateful for all of these. Keep 'em coming! smile

EldritchCleavage Fri 23-Nov-12 12:06:05

Frederick is very nice

Morten

Stefan

Johan

Florian (a favourite of mine)

Dorian (I know a Dorian-his family pronounce it Dorrian, which is interesting)

Asher (if you like it, don't tell your DH it's from the Bible)

Rupert -a classic that is never overused

Victor

Arne (Arr-nuh. Great name, but I could never use it because I went out with an Arne and he was a twit. Albeit a very...^physically talented^ twit. Ahem)

Luca

Corin

Lawrence

Paris (went out with a Paris too, but we won't go there, hem hem)

Bartholemew know as Bart

johnstoncrow Fri 23-Nov-12 12:32:25

I really like so many of these!

I add (they were all on my list - i have two boys):

Ingram
Tyr
Balder
Amory
Wayland
Thane

EldritchCleavage Fri 23-Nov-12 12:54:24

Have you considered Welsh or Old English names?
I give you:
Alban
Bran (pronounced Bron)
Elis
Gavin
Wyn

BellaTheGymnast Fri 23-Nov-12 14:10:26

If we're going Welsh I love Geraint.

Love Lev too. And Cassius.

Pelham? PG Wodehouse's first name.

FunnysInLaJardin Fri 23-Nov-12 14:21:44

Rafe (Raphael)?

FunnysInLaJardin Fri 23-Nov-12 14:23:35

also Simeon, Auralian and Nye

BellaOfTheBalls Fri 23-Nov-12 14:31:58

Not read all the replies so sorry if I'm repeating things!

I have a Milo. I'm horribly biased but I still get a little shiver saying his name cause I love it so much! I love Stellan, Atticus & Etienne from you list, although the latter is French for Stephen.

Otto
Roman
Gabriel
Ezra
Marcus
Jasper

Kittenkatzen Fri 23-Nov-12 14:38:22

anjou go with Stellan! Cosmo and Stellan sound lovely together, and whilst they do carry a theme I really don't think it would raise anything more than a passing second glance from anyone. It's certainly not a comical pairing by any means.

I would steal it from you but my surname begins with N so it wouldn't work pluss i'm not even upduffed yet

Frontpaw Fri 23-Nov-12 14:40:55

What a load of cool names! I was expecting some Very Odd ones (as does happen sometimes on here) but I love most of these!

Where's the OP living/from? That may effect the choice of name (pronunciation, meaning, etc).

Anjou Fri 23-Nov-12 17:32:43

Thanks guys. There are some great ones there too, although I have connections with quite a lot of them, (friends, kids of friends or just an association with famous characters/sources), so it kind of rules them out.

Ezra is one of my faves, but my husbands filter process strikes again, and he won't have it!

We're in Edinburgh (I'm English with some other bits and bobs thrown in) so in the main the Scottish accent here is quite a soft one. It' quite a Cosmopolitan place, (no pun intended!), so luckily there's quite a lot of diverse cultures - and therefore names - here.

I think Stellan is still the leader for me. I'm glad that the general consensus is that Cosmo and Stellan sound good together. It's just one of the things you have to consider, afterall. They're their own person and won't be linked with their sibling (in terms of being referred to) all of their lives. Stellan works throughout life, (I feel anyway). With Cosmo, I made my husband go through the following with me; "Hello, this is our baby, Cosmo", "Cosmo, get down", Cosmo, you're late for school", "Cosmo, do you want to think about getting a job?" etc etc. Stellan works for me! I've read my husband all of your suggestions and your positive comments regarding Stellan, and I think it's winning him over a little. Result!

I'n still open to suggestion though. We've another 10-ish weeks to go so .......

smile

LadyMargolotta Fri 23-Nov-12 17:54:44

The only problem is that Stellan could be shortened very easily to 'Stella'.

Bessie123 Fri 23-Nov-12 19:02:18

Pretentio?

BrightenMyNorthernSky Sat 24-Nov-12 21:12:55

I love this thread! You have very similar taste in names to me smile. In fact, you live very near to me too, I will be forever listening for a mum calling out to Cosmo and Stellan in the parks of Edinburgh now! Stellan is great, although I still think Magnus and Cosmo sound good together (I wouldn't let the toy put you off - Cosmo might even like his brother having the same name as one of his toys?). But then I have a Magnus so I am not very objective on this one.

As a final suggestion I give you Joachim. This has always been under consideration for our DCs (and is one which we may use for any future DS), so I just wondered if you might like it too?

cashmere Sat 24-Nov-12 21:33:12

Alex from Blur has a Geronimo, Artemis and Galileo.

messtins Sun 25-Nov-12 21:48:37

Geronimo? Really?

The only Cosmo I know has a brother called Jasper. His parents rejected our suggestions of Metro or Neo politan

Toby? Levi? Raffy ( Raphael or Rafferty)?

Laydeeinwaiting Sun 25-Nov-12 22:24:14

I have to say I do like Luca(s) and Gabriel but of course all these wonderful names must also go with the surname and trying out first initial with surname smile
We could not decide on several names so gave each of our children 3 names each.
Best of luck choosing

<marking place as I'm looking for unusual names too>

Love lots of the names on this thread - hope you find a good 'un, OP!

Bearandcub Mon 26-Nov-12 10:12:06

Zinzan
Bertie
Rylan

Anjou Tue 27-Nov-12 23:06:10

Great choice of name, BrightenMyNorthernSky! I do really like Magnus. Joachim is nice but my husbands 'no Biblical names' rule will never let it get on the list. I'll give you a shout if I hear you calling for Magnus in the park!

cashmere, although they're not at the top of my list, you have to love Alex James' fearlessness when it comes to naming his kids! This is just one of the many, many reasons he would make a good husband. wink

Laydeeinwaiting, yes, the surname has to fit. We're lucky that our surname goes with quite a lot. We have to steer clear of names beginning with 'B' though. BJ is not a good nickname! Shame, as a girls name I love is Blythe. As I say, we're 99% sure it's a boy though.

Luca is still peeking over the shoulder of Stellan in the name stakes. (As is Jude to a lesser extent ... currently. That could easily change over the next few weeks though). I know Luca is much more popular than Stellan, but I do like it. Baskingseals made a good point, that Stellan may be shortened to 'Stell', (although I can't imagine many would shorten it to 'Stella', LadyMargolotta? Same amount of syllables, so not really a shortening?). Then again, if you want your name to be said in full, it will be. I'm sure we all know a Michael or a James that we would never think to call Mike or Jim; it's just not their name.

Sorry, I'm waffling now! Thank again for everyones input and interest. I'm sure lots of people reading this thread, as well as me, will take inspiration from all of your suggestions! x x x

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