Looking for inspiration - what is your ultimate favourite boys name(s)?

(64 Posts)
RoseGarden123 Wed 20-Feb-13 12:32:00

As title says really - what are your favourite boys names and if you can why?

Rhubarbgarden Fri 22-Feb-13 22:35:50

Gus
Edgar
Magnus
Hamish
Darius

MadBraLady Fri 22-Feb-13 21:37:09

I've been thinking more about my list (I missed Douglas off, by the way). Some of them are names I love but would never really use. I like boys' names that are nicknameable (sp?) and that might rule out things like Atticus and Cyprian. But then they're both such great full-length names and I know of a fantastic Cyprian (he is, perhaps inevitably, an academic). I like names that can be both formal and grand-sounding, but also be shortened for the pub. And I apply exactly the same criteria for girls' names really.

itisimplicit Fri 22-Feb-13 21:04:01

Alexander (nn. Lex)
Isaac (nn. Zac)
Nicholas
Noah

TenthMuse Fri 22-Feb-13 18:28:00

Thanks DoTheStrand - good to hear that people's comments have been so positive. It isn't a name you tend to come across much - first heard of it when reading an article about Anthony Horowitz in which he mentioned his son Cassian, and immediately loved it!

SashaSashays Fri 22-Feb-13 12:42:54

Jack
Jesse
Ralph (not Rafe)
Sid
Fraser
James
Charlie
Frankie
Zane
James
Mason

survivingwinter Fri 22-Feb-13 12:36:03

Laurence/Laurie
Rufus
Edward
Alistair
Theo
Hugh/Hugo

SurreyWithAFringeOnTop Fri 22-Feb-13 08:50:03

Rufus
George
Rupert
Henry
Hugo
Arthur
Hamish
Laurence

FriggFRIGGisPoorlySick Fri 22-Feb-13 08:29:32

Arlo.

I don't know what on earth I'd do if I had another boy,I can't find another name I love as much,
despite having a very long list of names I like there isn't another I love.

ripsishere Fri 22-Feb-13 01:06:24

Duncan
Gavin
Adrian
Eric.
Just like all of them.

scratchandsniff Fri 22-Feb-13 00:54:08

Jake
Rufus
Oliver
Tom

cafecito Fri 22-Feb-13 00:34:49

James
Nicolas/Nicholas
Henry
William

devonsmummy Fri 22-Feb-13 00:23:33

Frazer
Asa
Grady
Colby

DoTheStrand Fri 22-Feb-13 00:17:53

Bede
Nathaniel
Rory
Henry
Rudy
Ethan
James
Christian

TenthMuse - go on, be brave re Cassian grin I have a Cassian and I have only had positive comments about his name. None of our friends had ever heard it before but everyone seemed to genuinely like it when they heard it.

fabbadabbado Thu 21-Feb-13 23:59:38

Also love Rowan, and Mack

EchoBitch Thu 21-Feb-13 23:56:18

Ewan

KatoPotato Thu 21-Feb-13 23:54:43

Robin.

serin Thu 21-Feb-13 23:50:25

Wow! Didn't realise my DS's names were so popular smile

I also like

Edmund
Rollo
Paul (due a comeback)
Rocco

lulu2 Thu 21-Feb-13 22:53:41

I like stan.

Thewhingingdefective Thu 21-Feb-13 22:51:10

Hamish

Sashapineapple Thu 21-Feb-13 22:40:49

Lars and Knox

katkoala Thu 21-Feb-13 21:28:43

Isaac means laughter. ..that's what my ds will be called. ..due in 10 weeks grin

MiniTheMinx Thu 21-Feb-13 21:25:10

Montague
Hugo
Cosimo
Edgar
Lucretius
Mungo

Wishfulmakeupping Thu 21-Feb-13 21:13:08

Henry I adore it my oh hates it with a passion sad

Rhodri

MadBraLady Thu 21-Feb-13 21:02:54

Miles
Albert
Inigo
Aubrey
Wilfred
Laurence
Francis
Guy
Theophilus
Fergus
Atticus
Cyprian
Patrick/Pedroc/Padraig

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