Suggestions for "Grandad" style name?

(73 Posts)
CheshireDing Sat 07-Sep-13 06:24:25

DC2 is due at the beginning of December.

If it's a girl she will probably be Mary Harriet, if it's a boy we are currently stuck !

We already have a Poppy Arabella and absolutely love Arthur but it sounds stupid with our surname.

I am trying to persuade DH on Walter but he is wavering to and from it.

I like Ted as a nn but Edward is just okay.

Biscuitsneeded Sun 08-Sep-13 17:43:36

Bill.

Meglet Sun 08-Sep-13 16:09:39

DS has a 'grandad' name. It seemed too old for him when he was tiny, but they grow into them.

A baby Bernard would be adorable.

ivykaty44 Sun 08-Sep-13 15:56:30

Robert - then shorten to Bertie or Bert
Paul
Steven
Martin
David
Guy
Philip

Ernest was the most popular boys name in 1901

RalphtheTimid Sun 08-Sep-13 15:50:55

Gorden/Gordon
Anthony
Clive
Terrence

Back2Two Sun 08-Sep-13 15:05:16

Kenneth. A fantastic name.

Coconutty Sun 08-Sep-13 15:01:20

Diggory, Dennis and Raymond.

mypavlova Sun 08-Sep-13 14:52:45

Harold

Thomas is an overlooked classic I think

CheshireDing Sun 08-Sep-13 13:34:35

Some good suggestions on her thank you.

I don't want to use one of our Grandads names as I would prefer some new within the Family (iykwim).

We can't use Alf as that's the cat grin

Did laugh at Malcolm and Geoffrey, yes that probably is a mn step too far ! smile

DH has now suggested Monty, not sure if this should be the name of a cat though.

I do like Otto, not sure what I think of Theodore (which would give us Ted as a nn). Herbert and Hector and Gilbert are going on the list thank you.

Bruce makes me think of the Kardashians and Basil makes me think of faulty towers unfortunately grin

racingheart Sat 07-Sep-13 19:10:08

Alfred
Wilfred
Hector
Bernard
Godfrey
Ernest
Humphrey
Leonard

laicepsgnileeF Sat 07-Sep-13 19:03:53

How about Theodore if you like Ted rather than Edward.

laicepsgnileeF Sat 07-Sep-13 19:03:34

Percy
Ernest

SadPander Sat 07-Sep-13 18:56:14

Stanley, Arthur, George?

EnjoyEverySandwich Sat 07-Sep-13 16:36:58

You rarely hear Ed- names shortened to Ned nowadays, do you? Sounds very old-fashioned to me. Wouldn't it more likely be Ed or Eddie, or Ted/Teddy which seems to be more fashionable now.

Tinlegs Sat 07-Sep-13 16:20:37

My grandfathers were Maurice Edmund and Philip John. Quite like Maurice (pronounced Morris) but love Edmund and really wanted that one myself. Only problem is, shortening it to Ned which, in Scotland, means the same as Chav so, as I live in Scoltand, had to give it up!

StrawbRhi Sat 07-Sep-13 16:16:24

My grandfathers were Henry (Harry) and Augustyn. Thinking about it, Augustyn is a bit lovely!

My father is George but the popularity will put most off, and my FIL is Bernard... Hmmm, Maybe not.

EasyMark Sat 07-Sep-13 16:06:41

Norman
Phillip
Gary

Allalonenow Sat 07-Sep-13 15:57:22

Basil
Clive
Keith
Trevor

EnjoyEverySandwich Sat 07-Sep-13 15:29:10

I really like Walter. A noble name. Sit Walter Raleigh etc

LindaMcCartneySausage Sat 07-Sep-13 15:24:39

Hugh
Roger
Percy
Claude
Clement

LazyFaire Sat 07-Sep-13 15:06:26

My Grandads' were Jay and Jim (James)

I love Jay although I expect it is my DBro's first choice. My Dad (now a Grandad) is called Graham (sounds seriously out of date at the mo, but you could start a trend?!)

Don't you want one of your own parents/grandparent's names?

PuppyMonkey Sat 07-Sep-13 14:47:07

grin at the thought of a baby called Malcolm, Gordon or Bernard. Maybe taking it a step too far there MN.

Kaekae Sat 07-Sep-13 14:46:30

Bertie
Stanley
Barney
Gus
Jack
Seth
Ernie

MortifiedAdams Sat 07-Sep-13 14:42:27

Arg was going to suggest Sid.

Lawrence?

Shapechanger Sat 07-Sep-13 14:41:34

Wilfred, Ernest, Cecil, Cedric Ugh.

And Walter? Appalling and weedy. I feel your dh's pain.

Why do you want a stodgy old grandad name associated with pipe and slippers? I don't have a DS but I would want something that could at least be associated with some dynamism and masculinity.

Betty3boys Sat 07-Sep-13 13:42:27

I love older generation names!
We have three boys all named after our grandparents; eldest middle name is Arthur.
Second son's first name is Alfred (Gets called Alfie, Fred and Ted)
Our youngest is Sidney (Sid)
Currently expecting number four and if it's another boy he will be Stanley after hubby's other grandad.
The 1911 census is currently free to view on some websites and is full of some fantastic inspiration for grandparent names smile

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