Need an old fashioned boys name that isn't too common, HELP!

(76 Posts)
LuckyOwl28 Wed 09-Apr-14 21:58:21

We both have the same taste in boys names (thank God) although all the ones we like are far too popular. Such as

Harry
Jack
Alfie
Oliver

and we have nephews called Billy and Charlie.

I've thought of names like Stanley and Reggie but just can't picture them on a baby/child.

Please can you suggest some names that are nice sounding and a bit different with this kind of theme?

Thanks in advance smile

meditrina Wed 09-Apr-14 22:01:12

Vincent, Geoffrey, Victor, Kenneth, Ronald?

ImAThrillseekerHoney Wed 09-Apr-14 22:01:55

Athelstan. I'm always trying to persuade people to use it, but I grant you it's a bit of an acquired taste.

How about George - I know it's spoken for, but apart from Wills and Kate it's not over-used.

I've heard a few 'Arthurs'.

lambychop Wed 09-Apr-14 22:03:01

I really like Stanley. Names which I think are similar are Vinnie, Ralph, Tommy, Bobby, Archie and Freddy.

Alisvolatpropiis Wed 09-Apr-14 22:03:56

Albert
Tarquin (might be a bit much though)
Clarence
Benedict
Arthur
Edmund
Tristan
Winston
Rufus
Rupert
Percival (Percy is so cute!)
Gordon
Giles
Thaddeus

I like Edward too. And Joseph. And James but that is quite common.

Alisvolatpropiis Wed 09-Apr-14 22:04:58

Orrrr Fredmund!

Real Anglo-Saxon name I came across on a thread in Chat. It makes me smile grin

Mrswellyboot Wed 09-Apr-14 22:04:59

Was going to suggest Fred

Archie?
Dominic

Mrswellyboot Wed 09-Apr-14 22:05:35

Francis

Archie
Bertie
Barney
Freddie
John
Eddie/Teddy
Austin
Miles

QueenAnneofAustria Wed 09-Apr-14 22:05:58

What about something like James. I know lots of all the other names mentioned - Aethelstan excepted (which us awesome by the way). I don't know any James' at all in the baby - 11 year old age bracket and I have three boys with lots if friends.

Frederick I love.
William
Edgar/Edmund

hotcrosshunny Wed 09-Apr-14 22:05:59

Percy, Edward, Frederick, Laurie?

glucose Wed 09-Apr-14 22:06:37

Archie

fideline Wed 09-Apr-14 22:06:59

Archie is a fab name MrsW!

LuckyOwl28 Wed 09-Apr-14 22:07:26

Ooo I like a lot of those, thanks.

We have a daughter called Bethany which isn't particularly old fashioned but would like the name to compliment it if possible.

Should have mentioned middle name will be Anthony (family name), and possibly Thomas too (Dad's name).

George Anthony?
Vinnie Thomas Anthony?
Stanley Thomas Anthony?
Ronnie Thomas Anthony?

Coconutty Wed 09-Apr-14 22:07:33

Sid

Guy
Roderick/Roddy
Nicolas/Nicky
Robbie

Coconutty Wed 09-Apr-14 22:08:46

Sidney Thomas

Terrence Anthony

Monty Thomas

BikeRunSki Wed 09-Apr-14 22:09:34

Amos
Silas
Seth
Rex
Clarence
John

Wilf

LuckyOwl28 Wed 09-Apr-14 22:10:51

I love Freddie, Archile and Miles too.

Laurie makes me think of Little Women which would go with 'Beth' although don't know if my husband would find it as 'manly' sounding as he'd like.

He likes Rodney which I don't!!

LuckyOwl28 Wed 09-Apr-14 22:11:54

James is lovely but it's my brother-in-laws name. smile

lambychop Wed 09-Apr-14 22:13:11

I think Stanley Thomas is lovely.

QueenAnneofAustria Wed 09-Apr-14 22:16:39

Oh yes Seth is beautiful. We know one Seth.

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