Less popular alternatives to Charlie and Oliver

(29 Posts)
mummyb1982 Tue 29-Apr-14 16:23:50

Would love some help - only 10 days until due date and still undecided on a boys name... I love Charlie (would name Charles so he has the option when older) and Oliver but feel that perhaps they're too popular...

To give an idea of taste we also like...

Freddie
Archie
Flynn
Austin
James
Jack
Henry
Samuel
Harry
Alfie

Any other suggestions would be appreciated - thanks! xxx

funnyoldonion Tue 29-Apr-14 16:31:02

Sebastian

mummyb1982 Tue 29-Apr-14 16:32:25

I love it but OH doesn't :-) thank you though x

MrsMaturin Tue 29-Apr-14 16:35:31

Jamie

Robin

Leo

Isaac

Toby

Jacob

Noah

Joseph

Orangeisthenewbanana Tue 29-Apr-14 16:37:58

Lucas
Finlay/Finn
Toby
Max
Ben
Jacob/Jake
Connor
Callum

Austin is lovely.

How about:
Rowan
Percy
Lawrence
Micah
Matthew
Edward
Miles
Otto
Max

mummyb1982 Tue 29-Apr-14 16:46:14

Lots of great suggestions - thank you everyone!

Montsti Tue 29-Apr-14 16:53:07

Personally I would go for the name you love best regardless of popularity.

Anyway of your names I like Oliver, Henry, Samuel, Frederick (Freddie).

I wold also suggest William, George, Benjamin, Edward. All popular but classic.

ThinkIveBeenHacked Tue 29-Apr-14 16:56:55

Thomas (classic but not over used imo)
Lawrence

mummyb1982 Tue 29-Apr-14 16:58:41

Thanks really like George too.
Tom is mu husband's name :-)

ThinkIveBeenHacked Tue 29-Apr-14 17:17:38

Its my DHs too, gutter as itd be on my lisy if it wasnt.

Oscar?

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Tue 29-Apr-14 18:50:49

Adam
Barton
Giles
Luke
Miles
Noel

Montsti Tue 29-Apr-14 19:07:28

That's the funny thing about so-called popular names. I know LOADS of Thomases/Toms/Tommys (all ages but lots of young kids too) whereas hardly any Olivers or Archies.

That's why I think you should go with the name you and DH love best as there is always a chance there will be more than one of the same name in your social circle/kids class etc...if you go for a classic name it will probably always be pretty popular - personally I would rather that than an "in"/"of the moment" name but that's just me!

Montsti Tue 29-Apr-14 19:08:27

Alexander
Nicholas
Matthew

Lizzie568 Tue 29-Apr-14 19:16:27

My son is Aiden - popular but not in the top 20. Actually wasn't even my first choice but was the only name DH liked too. Now I think it's perfect. Good luck!

Sonotkylie Wed 30-Apr-14 13:02:56

That was my exact choice too! Went with Oliver (7years ago) and although there are other Olivers in his school, there isn't one in his class and only 3/ 4 of them in 100 pupils which isn't too bad!
Anway, if asked he would have liked to be called Peter, which I think has a simlar vibe. I also love Rufus. Both less popular I think ...
Good luck

yougotafastcar Wed 30-Apr-14 19:40:38

I have a charlie and my nephew is oliver smile charlie is now 2 years and we haven't met another one even though it is so popular, and oliver is 7 months and ive only met older boys with that name so far

sicily1921 Wed 30-Apr-14 20:16:36

Stanley

BikeRunSki Wed 30-Apr-14 20:17:46

Chas as an alternative nn for Charles

abitofanangrybird Wed 30-Apr-14 20:33:20

Rupert
Will
Claydon
Daniel
Ned

evamummy Thu 01-May-14 12:14:32

Nicholas
Quentin
Arthur

Megrim Thu 01-May-14 16:33:56

Chase
Christie
Christopher
Oscar
Oran

BikeRunSki Thu 01-May-14 18:32:43

Kit

NoSnotAllowed Thu 01-May-14 18:36:23

I have a Harry and a Charlie - cant really get more popular!

I love their names and don't regret it at all. Yes there may be more than one of them in their class but they won't be at school forever. We go to three different playgroups (they're only 2 and 1) and so far have only met one other Harry.

Go with the name you love and you can't go wrong.

flavourflave Thu 01-May-14 19:36:11

Anthony, Adam, Edmond, Geoffrey, Boris, Lawrence, Benjamin, Paul, Jonathan, Bernie

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