Boys name long list - go on let rip!

(56 Posts)
Sparklesandtassles Fri 02-May-14 23:04:21

Jude
Barnaby
Rex
Gene
Francis
Gus
Jonas
Rowan
Claude
Tobias

What do you think? This is DS3 and I really felt that with DS2 we went for something too popular so don't want to have the same regrets and yet my DH would veto anything too outlandish.

Middle name to be either Oliver or William.

Thoughts gratefully received please.

Endymion Fri 02-May-14 23:06:53

I like Rex and Rowan the most.

Barnaby, gene, Gus and Jonas the least.

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Fri 02-May-14 23:11:35

Love Tobias!

justmuddlingalong Fri 02-May-14 23:13:53

I think Gus is a great name. Doesn't really go with Oliver but sounds fine with William.

HeartShapedStone Fri 02-May-14 23:16:55

DS2 was nearly Jude or Jonas and I still have some regrets about not using them, particularly Jonas.

Also love Tobias.

ImAMonkeyMess Fri 02-May-14 23:19:41

Barnaby, love it and may use it myself come July!

curiousgeorgie Fri 02-May-14 23:20:58

Tobias or Barnaby

Sparklesandtassles Fri 02-May-14 23:22:19

You're all being very polite smile. Thank you!

Lannypanny123 Sat 03-May-14 07:42:21

My nephew is Barnaby and we are yet to meet another at playgroup the kids do call him Barn but it sound nicer then I thought and really suits him I love the name xx

ThinkIveBeenHacked Sat 03-May-14 07:43:55

Rex

Wishfulmakeupping Sat 03-May-14 07:46:59

I only like Jude and Francis

I think William nn Billy as a first name would be a great option though smile

bakingtins Sat 03-May-14 08:00:36

I really like Jude, Jonas and Tobias.

Gene (jean) Francis (Frances) and Rowan all a bit unisex, if that bothers you.
Rex is a name for a dog, Claude for an old man.

mrssmith79 Sat 03-May-14 08:01:30

Gene Oliver would be my favourite, but I like them all tbh. Not too common but not too outlandish - I like your style!

CrispyFern Sat 03-May-14 08:02:40

I like them all except Rex. Too doggy.

DillydollyRIP Sat 03-May-14 08:09:18

Love Jude & Tobias.

Tobagostreet Sat 03-May-14 08:22:28

My 8yo DS (reading over my shoulder) wants you to pick Jude (his friends name) or Rex (cos it's really cool).

HTH! grin

WhereHas1999DissappearedToo Sat 03-May-14 09:16:09

Really like Jude and Tobias.

Just a warning for Gene, DD did swimming with a boy called Gene and he did get teased a bit for his name, so I wouldn't go for Gene on that ground.

ilovebooks Sat 03-May-14 09:25:30

Our list for DS3 is almost identical to yours! Top rankers are Gene, Jonah/Jonas and Magnus/Gus.

All lovely names though!

Sparklesandtassles Sat 03-May-14 10:04:24

Thanks Tobago, it's good to hear an 8yr old's opinion. I think Jude and Rex are my top two so he has good taste! DH however is not so keen but then he's one of those that suggests very little and yet poo-poo's everything I like....grrrr!

With regards Gene, my grandma passed away a few weeks ago and her name was Jean. We weren't especially close but she was very much head of the family on my side so she is greatly missed. I can't quite work out if this a reason to use the name or not. I really wouldn't want to upset anyone (especially my dad) but then baby not due til Sep so maybe feelings won't be quite so raw by then. I love the name so it's not purely down to the family connection that is on the list!

Not many takers for Claude I see...

Sparklesandtassles Sat 03-May-14 10:05:56

ilovebooks what else is on your list? And do you mind sharing your DS1 and DS2 names?

Sparklesandtassles Sat 03-May-14 10:07:42

With Jude Oliver does anyone automatically think Jules Oliver??

AwfulMaureen Sat 03-May-14 10:09:38

Jonas. That is absolutely LOVELY for a boy.

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Sat 03-May-14 10:12:58

Jude Oliver yes Mrs Jamie O. So I'll say Jude William.

But Jonas is even more appealing.

Nice shortlist!

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Sat 03-May-14 10:15:06

I just tried Jude Oliver on a friend and asked about the Jules Oliver connection and she said don't be daft nothing like. So that's obviously just me then.

squoosh Sat 03-May-14 11:11:20

Jude - LOVE
Barnaby - okay
Rex - LOVE
Gene - nope
Francis - like and love Frankie as a nickname
Gus - like
Jonas - okay
Rowan - wet
Claude - um, no.
Tobias - okay

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