View Full Version : Help re Boys names really desperate now
Oh god we are still on this fecking problem and its driving me insane. We attempted to discuss it last night and DH turned into Kevin the teenager honestly.
I am sure most of you know that I love the name Caleb but apparently that is not an option at all and I have not got the energy to push it anymore so i thought I would be good and put other names on the list as well.
Nothing doing the fecking man thinks Xander is too way out there. Its not like I suggested Xanadu or anything :hissyfit:
I just want something different to the norm here which is not that hard as they are mostly weird names here anyway. DH wants something Dutch but i think that is a bit weird with Dylan (and I don't really like most of the names) all the ones he wants are safe and there will be about 10 of them in the class.
We had sorted thought Josh was nice but now he said he wants Joshua and it WILL NOT be shortened. Honestly I think the man lives in his own we fantasy world half the time.
Now he wants ME to look on the internet today to see if there are other options. I fecking have about 10 and he doesn't like any of them and will not give a reason why just says no.
On the odd occassion he says something like people here will not know how to pronounce it. Ok fine (only in your head tho) so when he suggested Aaron and I said no as I don't like how its pronounced in Dutch he took another mini :hissyfit: honestly I think I am going to kill him.
Good for you if you are still reading this.
Does anyone know of any good websites where there are loads of boys names?
I really hope its a girl as then there will be no arguing.
Thanks and I am going to raid the cupboards now for :choc:
Gawd are you married to my DH? We had the exact same problem with names, boys or girls, everything i suggested was too "weird" and he didn't want a name that could be shortened :hissyfit:
I REALLY liked Caleb too but that was just too "out there" for DH. He wanted DAMON for a boy :sick: which i actually agreed on towards the end for some peace :doh: and i can't tell you how relieved i was when i realised we had a girl and we didn't have to use that awful name. However i didn't want the name Lucy and i still struggle when people ask her name because i actually don't like the name. Oh well too late now :sigh:
I found this site and there are some nice names on here but you do have to hunt through them!! http://www.angelfire.com/retro/purple_vinyl/grt_masc_nms.html
Out of interest what is the girls name you've chosen, if you want to share that is, might help get the feel of the kind of names you like!
Oh I will tell you as I don't care what people think of it.
Alexandria Lynsey Maia but she would get Alex or Lexie for short.
Lynsey was my sisters name and Maia is the first 2 letters of my mums name and the last 2 of MIL name
Middle names for a boy will be Joseph after my Granda and Walter after DH. I like the traditional aspect of middle names.
Dylan has Harvey after my step dad and John after Dh's dad (and Ironically my biological fathers name, stepdads name and DH's best friend how common :lol: )
I cannot see passed the name caleb as I love it so much but my DH is just such a freak sometimes I could clobber him one
Can't help you with Caleb but Xander can be a pet form of Alexander.
My DH didn't like Lexie for a name but loved Alex and Alexandra so she's Alexandra. Everyone calls her Lexie except DH who calls her Alex.
Why don't you suggest Alexander then just call him Xander anyway?
at the bottom of this page, there are the "league" tables for names.
We found boys names harder to pick, so we were lucky to get a little lady
Do you want me to email you the list of top 2000 boys names from last year (UK ones of course ;-) ) If so PM me your email address and I'll send it to you :kiss:
Sorry your DH is being a pest - mine is similar. Keeps suggesting names and then when I finally say "ooh, I think I really like that" he says he doesn't like it any more :doh: :roll: :huh:
I agree with Bluekat (funny that!) Alexander for a boy and when OH isn't around you can just call him Xander.
Well I can definitely sympathise with you as my DH is exactly the same :hissyfit: None of this - oooh I'll be able to make him change his mind at the last min - if he says no, he means no and that's it (mind you, to be fair, I'm the same!!!! This baby is NOT going to be called Charlotte or Edgar :doh: )
So I have no suggestions hon apart from to say, I would definitely take Shamu up on her offer of going through that mahoosive list of names (prepare to :teehee: at many of them though - HOW pikey??!! :teehee: )
I'm going to highlight the ones that I like and tell DH to which ones of those he likes!! We MUST be able to agree on 1 out of 2000!!
(mind you, I do have a lot longer than you to try to persuade him......................... I have two girls names - should it be a girl, that I absolutely adore and have set my heart on having but he is adamant that :no: )
Love your girls name btw!
ps - here's hoping it's a girl from you so that it doesn't matter!! :clap:
One of my fends has a friend who has called one of their sons Rohan :grin:
I think that is a really funky name :grin:
Well, as the resident 'owner-driver' of a 2004 model Xander:laff: I can tell you that we had such a struggle over his name. Mr S wanted Sanders but I said it was too out there and suggested Xander but to register him as Alexander to pass the business card test. We did this and now Mr S keeps threatening to go back and change it to Xander whenever anyone calls him Alexander:rolleyes: :laff: but he is firmly a Xander now - he's actually Alexander Matthew.
The next shortlist of boy's names that Mr S would accept is 1:sigh: he just won't be flexible. Anyway. it's Zach although during my ongoing insomnia last night I was wondering how to introduce Oscar into the equation....
Girl's names we've always been fairly in agreement with.
Not sure if any of this helps. We love having a Xander Bear but realise it's not everyone's cup of tea.
See I thought Xander would be good as its very close to the dutch name Sander. We have the crappiest surname in the world in that its SEP honestly how boring so we have to be careful with initials and not too many S sounds.
Mind you Sporticus Sep does have a certain ring to it doesn't it?????
If we decide on Alexander for a boy then i would not want to call him Alex as I have my heart set on Alex for a girl (though obv if we went for number 3 and it was a girl we would choose a different name :lol: )
I have went thru the list for Shamu and I have picked the ones I like and then some faves and then DH can have a go as well.
Sadly Caleb is not really all that well known in these parts and DH has an obssession that it sounds like a muslim name (I know but this is holland that causes problems) but its such a fab name and I cannot convince him nor can I get it out of my head.
Sadly if it was shortened to Cal it would be like calling him Bald as Kaal is dutch for bald. More flippin hassles.
I will talk to him again this weekend and I have said if Kevin the teenager rears his ugly head again then we are not going to go into it again until I have given birth and grabbed him by the genitals until I GET CALEB :lol:
Will keep you all posted
Choosing names is just the hardest thing! Why are DH's so difficult. Mine was the same. Just rejected everything and never suggested anything. Eventually we agreed on Max because we couldn't make it rhyme with anything rude. (and because I love it and DH did too :o ) Our surname starts with 'S' as well, so it's sounds a bit like Mac, but it's better than 'hey you'. I call him 'Sausage' most of the time anyway :lol:
we had similiar over boys names. i was glad that we did have another girl after all as we both had 100% agreed on her name, a couple of years back even!
but :shock: :faint: :shock: :faint: You're due in a couple of weeks! my my my hasn't that gone quick (well, prob not for you :smile: !!)
What about Calum as a compromise?
When we chose names for our three, we agreed that each of us could have an absolute veto on any names (just as well, since OH liked Florence and Stanley!) and then we each drew up a shortlist of 5 girls and 5 boys. Eventually we agreed!
Andie I CANNOT believe that you are due so soon!!!!
Boys names are SO much harder than girls, I don't envy you. I think Dylan was the ONLY name we could come up with for a boy :rolleyes:
And I have to argue with you on title of 'crappest surname in the world'.......ours (well, DH's) is a croatian name, and hardly anybody here can ever pronounce it, and it doesn't go well with a lot of names :lol:
SS we only had Dylan last time as well as we could not think of anything at all that we liked. I let DH have his way as I pretty much liked the name as well and thought it sounded quite cool really.
Ha well even in Holland we have to spell our name and its a flippin DUTCH name. My MIL had the maiden name van Broekhoven which is much more fab. Wanted to sound a bit more Von Trapp like than the abbreviation of a month :lol:
I have printed out the list for him so we will give it a go.
I know it sounds really bad but I am from Belfast and we don't tend to use names from different uumm communities and my family would really frown apon certain names so really Irish names are not an option. Though I would have loved something like Niamh just to see how the cloggies got on with that one.
Well we could have no time to decide or still ahve 4 weeks to decide but lets hope its a pink one and then we don't have to argue anymore :lol:
we don't tend to use names from different uumm communities
mmm isn't Dylan really welsh?? :teehee:
I think you're having a girl anyway so this discussion is totally null and void (but just remember to put your foot down about the pushchair :bwahaha: )
Yes Katkinn it is I was trying to be diplomatic and not get flamed for sectarian attitudes. I can't use a catholic name as I was brought up in a protestant area and it would cause my family no end of stress. I know its stupid but well my Granny was catholic and she fell in love with a protestant and her family disowned her so we are not even allowed to mention the C word and godforbid if you even mention getting an irish passport instead of the proud to be british one.
Honestly like I don't have enough hassles on the name front.
Oh I do hope you are right tho and it is a pink one I would be a happy bunny as I want all the pink clothes and sparkly shoes :laff: oh and I want to be able to barbie dolls when she is older (obviously for the little girl not for me.....well maybe I could teach her how to play with them)
Ha so no Aine's or Siobhan's or Meabh's for you then?! What about Edward Carson for a boy? :laff: :yeahright: lol (that is BILs name :shock: my family thinks its hilarious!)
What about Jay? Or Curtis? or Jacob? Bailey? Henry? Sam? Rory?
Hello Andie :wave:
have you got it sorted yet? I have a dutch friend and they have called their wee boy Sander - which she explains as a diminutive of Alexander. I reckon you've got a precedent there so you should get cracking on the dirty tricks campaign to convince DH!!! :bwahaha: :bwahaha: :bwahaha:
Personally, BJ always works in our house ;-) :shock: :shock: :shock: or you could try :choc: or:drama: :champers: :chicken: :bellydance: :boobies: :boobies: :boobies: .
Alexander is my number 1 choice for a boy's name (if I ever get pregnant again!), so you have my 100% support!!!! :laff: :laff: :laff:
Let us know how you get on
My little boys name is Caleb - its such a lovely name and he loves it!!! we've shortened his to Cale which is also quite cool. Its hebrew but loads of people think its scottish or Cornish (I'm scottish living in cornwall so perhaphs thats where they get that from).
We had a terrible time picking a name it was only when i was in labour that we decided!
Caleb means strong and my L/o has had several heart ops
Well as you may know I AM STILL HERE!!!! Baby does not seem to want to come out yet at all and I am getting bored with it.
But anyway we still need to decided on a boys name and DH has come up with the name Kane.
I do think its quite funky but I am not sure.
Does it sound really stupid that I feel like I am giving in if I go with Kane and not push again for Caleb?
I know there is no way on this earth he will change his mind as he even finds the name hard to say.
So a little boy would be called Kane Joseph Walter Sep.
I need this baby to come out so that all the decisions can be made
Boys names are a nightmare... but fwiw I think Kane is a lovely name - short, not common but not unusual either, and memorable.
I'm sure when you see your baby the decision will be easier! :fingerscrossed:
I think Joshua is a lovely name,(think i'm a bit biased):wink: i like Joshua and Josh but gotta admit i don't like people calling him Josh, but it doesn't mean to say i won't call him josh though
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