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  • #15732

    anonymous
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    Well fellow BHP-sters ,We are pregnant (again)!  :o We found out 2 weeks ago, we are having another boy. Your first son is named Max Anthony. (So sorry Jamie, Magnus Maximus is out.... We already have a Max.)However, this time around we can't agree on any names at all. I truly believe we must have looked at at least 10,000 names. My history novice husband keeps suggesting Odd (Norwegian/Swedish short for Odin, "yes, that Odin" to quote Jamie). Shockingly, I think naming a kid Odd is just asking for him to need therapy and boxing lessons.So BHP-sters, we need help! I'm looking for suggestions. He's due to arrive on March 5, and he needs a name. Something cool, possibly history inspired, but something we can actually call him. Shannon (& Hil)

  • #18653

    Jamie
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    “Ichabod” is a name that has fallen out of favor in the last century or so.  I keep trying to talk people into it, but so far there are no takers.  ;)How about Owain?  Named after Owain Glyndŵr.  (And as a bonus, you can anglicize it to Owen if the spelling is too strange for you).  If your husband is deadset on Odin, I'd suggest you go with the Anglo Saxon spelling of Woden, to avoid the "that odd kid" issues.  Though teachers will likely mispronounce it and call him Wooden. 

  • #18654

    anonymous
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    I like old-fashioned names that have fallen out of favor too.  My son is Henry — everyone can spell and pronounce it, but very few men under the age of 80 are named Henry anymore so he stands out among the all the Tylers.Owen is nice! Or how about good old Arthur or Alfred? Art and Freddy or Alfie make nice nicknames too.

  • #18655

    Jamie
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    Or, in honor of the next episode, how about Cyneherd?

  • #18656

    Tanja
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    Rumon? Uther?  Dunstan?  Ethelwald?  Thored?  Cedric?  Wulff?  Gunnar?  Loki?  Finnian?  Athleston? Guildford? Balefire?  Sebastian?  Ivanhoe?  Astrolabe? < - i like this one, it was the name of the son of Abelard and Heloise.Gervaise?  Germanicus?    Vittorio? Morris?(possible therapy and boxing lesson suggestion) Wesley?    Aidan?Geraint? (welsh)  Fulk?  Edmund?  Bryan?  Iain?  Jasper?  Phillipe?  Wycke?  8)

  • #18657

    anonymous
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    Do you have a fave era? Being a Roman fan I called my little boy Maximo. You could try

    • Edmund (some decent kings)Winston (if you like politicians)Guy (as in Guido Fawkes if you don't like politicians)Isaac (The ultimate scientist)Uther (Bad ass)Arthur (Son of the Bad ass but with a wimpy name)Rob (as in Roy)Sigmund (Will grow up to be a bad ass)Harry (As in Flashman)

  • #18658

    anonymous
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    Congrats to the coming addition to your family!German and Scandinavians names are so manly. If you live where I do, these are not unheard of. I personally know at least one of each of these:Kjell (pronounced Chyell)BjornLarsGunnarHrodir Fiskr (the R is almost silent)EinerGregorOskarKarlJensErikWhatevr you decide, I'm sure it will be great.

  • #18659

    Chris
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    Did you manage to decide on a name yet?Like kayray I quite like old-fashioned names that you don't hear too often. My brother named his boy Oliver, which is a name I just don't hear these days.I am also partial to Authurian character names. How about:1. Vortimer2. Agravain3. Edwin4. Gawain5. Leon6. Percival (another good old-fashioned name)7. Tristan8. Lancelot9. Lionel10. Pellinore and of course, Arthur.

  • #18660

    anonymous
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    No suggestions from me but some awesome nams have been put forward  :DI agree there are far too many kids called Tyler and the other 100 or so such names that seem to dominate.Personally I like old names, I do my family history and Samuel, Thomas and William occur time and time again. Samuel goes back to the 1660's and William the 1700's in my history. My missus doesn't like them though so that may cause a disagreement when it comes to having kids.

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