Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Readers Recommend?

Hey 'Spillers - recommending is what we do best, so I'd like some suggestions please!

I need a fab boy's name, ready to bestow upon my second son (due mid July!) - so please fire away. His surname will be Broughton rather than McFlah though, so please do bear that in mind. We had a million cool and beautiful girl's names ready, but it's not so easy for a boy it seems...

Many thanks - can't wait to hear suggestions!

94 comments:

Blimpy said...

Forgot to say - there are spill points on offer for any names we do end up using (as well as a trip to McFlah heights to babysit if you like!!)

saneshane said...

Congratulations mr and mrs McFlah - I will be watching with interest.

my best (male) mate who is married to a German woman (and living down near Nilpferd) any way they are expecting their first in late july

He is trying to convince her that WOLFGANG is absolutely fine for a boy!

Makinavaja said...

Congratulations!

goneforeign said...

Edgar of course.

bishbosh said...

Why did I instantly think Edgar too? Is that someone famous? Must be. Congratulations!

DaddyPig said...

Fantastic scan picture, our little ones are fascinated by their pictures inside mummy's belly.

I think Zadok is a rather fine Old Testament name; but we weren't brave enough to use it for our boy.

Congratulations, and all the very best from here...

Shoegazer said...

Congrats to the McFlahs. We'd better have that A-Z of Scottish indie before Summer or it'll never happen.

barbryn said...

Congratulations! Agree boys' names are a nightmare though - I was so relieved to have girls. We were considering Rudi and Inigo, but would probably have chickened out, so you're welcome to either of them.

ShariVari said...

Congratulations!

I have an informal understanding with my girlfriend that, if we ever have a son, he'll be named Xerxes.

I've always quite liked the name Alexander, with the diminutive Sasha. Stefan too, for some reason.

Blimpy said...

Thanks guys!

@all - you're thinking "Edgar" because my surname's Broughton - however because my forename is Edward - I can;t go anywhere near Edgar without appearing to be some sort of ego-maniac. A colleague of mine named his child after himself, and now the kid is referred to ask "Wee xxxx".

@shane - Wolfie is an awesome name, just ask Bobby Gillespie from Primal Scream. His two boys are Wolf and Lux (like Lux Interior fae the Cramps)

@shari & daddypig - the far end of the alphabet is cerainly an uncharted one, deep down with the Zs and Xes.

@Barbryn - Rudi was on our list for the first baby, but it got stolen by a minor pop star's bass player when i let it slip in conversation. The theft really annoyed me. Inigo is a good one, expecially if you like architecture.

keep em coming folks , i'm loving this!!

nilpferd said...

Hey, great news Blimpy!
I was always keen on Tain as a boy's name.. probably because of the Glenmorangie slogan, "handcrafted by the sixteen men of Tain". The internet informs me it's an Irish name meaning "stream". Obvious, really. Sure to be plenty of other great Gaelic ones, I'd imagine.
Stabbing a finger at (nearly) random into my Chamber's common English christian names, I came up with Gerard. Gerard Broughton- sounds like a heraldic specialist. No bad thing these days. He could abbr. to Gerry on pub nights.

CaroleBristol said...

Wonderful news.

Congratulations to the Family McFlah!

He could abbr. to Gerry on pub nights.

Even better - JERRY

tincanman said...

Bobby.
He can go visit Shoey and race Nascar.
Yep, that ole Bobby Broughton sure can drive him a car.

Hey, better to die in a fiery car crash than be teased for being a Gerard. Gerard Broughton, omg, break out the tweed nappies.

I like Sasha soon as I saw it in SV's post. Almost wish I wasn't celibate now. Boy named sasha can be an athlete, actor, nutritionist, auctioneer ... anything he pleases.

steenbeck said...

Congratulations, BLimpy!!

Names...

I'd wanted to name Isaac Inigo, but (obviously) it didn't happen.

I advise you to run any name you're considering by Brodie. David mentioned the idea of naming Isaac "Jupiter." Malcolm instantly said Jupiter stupider. He'll come up with any kind of teasing name the other kids will eventually happen upon.

How bout Brian, after Speng, of course. And for the alliteration.

It's simple and not unusual, but I like James/Jamie.

I like a lot of the old Ska names...Desmond, Derrick, Alton, Carlos, Roland, Campbell, Delroy, Horace...I really do.

I like thinking of names, so I'll be back with more.

bishbosh said...

Sasha is indeed cute. I am terribly predictable and like all those names that everyone is giving their kids these days: Max and Josh and so on. I like Theo and Leo and Rufus too. And Sam. Because that was my first best friend's name. And it's sort of solid. Er, glad (but a bit jealous) it's your call, not mine!

saneshane said...

Nilpferd - I might as well keep Tain, to go with Shane and Zane.. (we like to make our drunk friends speech a challenge - having my thirty third birthday in a Dublin pub, wasn't the brightest idea all those years back either!)

nilpferd said...

You're welcome to it, Shane.. if you ever do use it, I'll send you a bottle to be opened on his 18th..

gremlinfc said...

Congrats to be...
Wolfgang is mos def cool - "Wolfie" - you can bring him up as a Wolfsburg supporter too!
I like :
1. Lars
2. Merle (my boy´s name...)
3. Blixa
Was going to put more but can´t think aftre watching Lyon teach Loadsadinero Madrid a lesson in football - wahey!
and if he gets in a pickle - Branston.

saneshane said...

and on the wolf front Waylon is son of wolf for the Celts too.. but that would have piss take potential.

steen is right Brodie needs to vet the names for that Bart mishap moment.

(the bottle sounds great Nilpf.. but we just couldn't cause that much confusion again - that's if we did have another etc etc etc...)

ToffeeBoy said...

@ Blimpy - you certainly need a good traditional Scottish name. ToffeeGirl and I had Robert and James lined up but never got to use them - the wouldn't have suited our two girls at all. So they're unused and free to a good home ...

Congratulations by the way!

debbym said...

Hey, congratulations!
Dorian Mad(ison?) Paul Broughton seems the obvious choice - like the idea of an hommage to Speng, too (then you can invite the Arctic Monkeys to his christening!)

TatankaYotanka said...

My eldest son is called Morgan, we didn't know what we were expecting, but were, I remember underwhelmed by our prospective list for boys. We were at the hospital a week early due to a false alarm when the name presented itself when we were sitting in a waiting room. I think it was to do with the fact that I come from near where Morgan cars are made in Worcestershire. So there's your answer, go with a slightly retro British car name :) There's loads to choose from.

Alvis (Alvin?)
Aston (Martin?)
Austin
Bentley
Dawson
Dennis
Hillman
Jensen
Lea Francis
Morris
Riley
Rover
Sunbeam
Wolseley

If you want to go butch and think of trucks then Foden would be my pick. Foden Broughton 'the first' has quite ring I think.

Morgan's middle name is Rufus; he's 22 and learning to cope ;)

Shoegazer said...

Can we go with Micro McFlah for now?

Shoegazer said...

You could call him Calvin later in honour of my fave Scottish Indie band?

goneforeign said...

I like Steen's Ska list, couldn't miss with any of those, plus Nesta, Gregory, Christy, Delroy, Astor, Dino, Miles, Errol etc.
By the way, Congrats!

TonNL said...

Congrats from Holland as well!

tincanman said...

This makes sense now - remember that mid-Sept night when Blimpey didn't post anything and we all wondered why?

Japanther said...

congrats Blimpster - great news!

having an alliterative name myself I always push for the same initials.....can't think of too many B's though....

Ben
Brian
Bob
Billy...

Billy Broughton has a nice ring to it...sounds like a bare knuckle fighter....and I think that's an ambition we all share for our kids.....

TatankaYotanka said...

I once lived in a little place in Worcestershire called Drakes Broughton, any relation?

Blimpy said...

@tatyo = there's broughtons all over - it actually dates back to 12th century knights or summat

tincanman said...

We are the knights that go Ed

SatanKidneyPie said...

Congrats from me too, Blimpy.

We really stuggled with boys' names too: seems you can be far more creative with a girl's name...

Donds from me for Alexander - was my first choice but Mrs KidneyPie wasn't keen.

Have you considered Brighton? I think that would go rather well with your surname...

CaroleBristol said...

I love the sound of Alvis Broughton, excellent.

Incidentally, Jerry Garcia's real name was Jerome John Garcia.

Not sure about Jerome Broughton though.

sonofwebcore said...

Congratulations Blimpy.

Sportsmen is a good place to start for boys . . .

Roger, Lennox, Joe, Lester, Frankie, Willie, Max, Franz (or Franny). Couldn't recommend Sugar Ray, but what about Robinson Broughton? Just a thought.

bishbosh said...

Taking Jimmy Japanther's alliterative thinking to its logical conclusion (in my world, that is), you're very welcome to Bishbosh Broughton. Now that does sound like a bare-knuckle fighter!

RockingMitch said...

Hearty congrats to you both!
My son's name is Vincent (named after the motorcycle, the singer or Mr. Van Gogh - take your pick) and there is always room for another in the world!

bishbosh said...

And of course Blimpy Broughton has a certain je ne sais quoi... Seriously though, what a lovely sturdy surname. I can't think of many first names that wouldn't nestle up nicely to it.

Blimpy Broughton said...

Thanks for all the comments Guys!

I will respond more indepth later - but re allitical names. I'm definately a fan - my firstborn being Brodie. People just love saying allitical names!

barbryn said...

Well hey, you're welcome to Barbryn Broughton too.

If we have a boy, I'm definitely going for a ska name now.

Mnemonic said...

How about a mediaeval name to go with that ancient surname? Blaise Broughton will stand him in good stead when he starts his own band.

Do have a certain weakness for those old biblical names; Zadok seems particularly inspired!

Mnemonic said...

oops, meant to say congratulations too!

bishbosh said...

Methuselah Broughton might guarantee him a long life...

tincanman said...

How about Hamilton?
Hamilton Broughton IV. Now there's a sturdy name. This is a chap you know can depend on, just like his daddy (the Earl) and his daddy before him.

Mark68 said...

Congratulations Blimpy!

How about Buster? Alliterative, and nobody would mess with him.

My wife and I had a deal that she would choose girls names and I would choose boys, and we ended up with two sons. She did veto Elvis though.

tincanman said...

What about Paul? Has a sturdy ring to it, got Biblical connotation if you want, lots of famous Pauls he could say he was named after .... and alwasy handy to have a Paul bearer in the family. Lots of Spillers getting up there, you know.

AliMunday said...

Many, many congratulations.

I like Sholto, which is Scottish / Gaelic and means 'sower' I believe. Had it in mind for young Munday but got vetoed.

Mr M wanted to call ours Samantabadra (Mr M is a Buddhist) - this means 'all things good' but I wasn't going to inflict it on wee sprog so we ended up with Sam. Now we keep having to explain that it isn't Samuel. Scottish fore-names in our family (my maiden name is Scottish)are: Kenneth, Campbell, Ian, Alan, Andrew and James. I like 'Kenneth' which I believe is also Gaelic, and means 'fair'. But then Murgatroyd isn't bad, either!!

AliMunday said...

Oh, and I forgot Keith (assume that's Scottish too??)

sonofwebcore said...

An Arcadian and son of Mercury who took the Greek pantheon, alphabet and laws to Italy where he founded an even older city on the site of Rome; and also the only man to win the world heavyweight title four times: Evander.

Abahachi said...

Further congrats from me.

If I had ever had a son, I would have wanted to name him Benedict: one of the better saints (I can witter for hours about the merits of his monastic rule), my favourite male character in Shakespeare, and easily shortened to Ben for normal life.

DarceysDad said...

Belated congrats from me too, Mr & Mrs Blimpy.

Alliterative with Broughton, hmm? OK I'll have a ponder. In the meantime, if Alexander is under consideration, and bearing in mind the comments about the far end of the alphabet, there is always the option of using the diminuitive Xander ...

ejay said...

Wow, many congratulations to the Broughton-McFlahs!
Gremlin´s Blixa suggestion reminded me of Bix, like Bix Beiderbecke.

steenbeck said...

Bix Bam Bam Broughton

sonofwebcore said...

Of course, Evander would shorten to Evan . . .

tincanman said...

Which might be odd

TatankaYotanka said...

Or lengthen to Evander Graaf; son of Blimpy, bound to be a sparky kind of kid, ;)

tincanman said...

Won't generate a very big fan base though.

This points back to my Hamilton suggestion. People like you could claim it is for Peter Hamill - all 113 of you.

TatankaYotanka said...

Floats like a butterfly, stinks like a bee. You know I love your humour TCM, always fluid never static.

tincanman said...

I do try and amp it up for you TY, and there's never been any resistance so I've assumed you have the capacitator for more.

where's fintan? he's an electrician

....Or by your floats like a butterfly comment were you suggesting he call the boy Muhammad? I don't think they like muslims in Scotland much.

TatankaYotanka said...

This is a baby name shower blog; let's focus. Robert J Van De Graaff's middle name was Jemison; Jemison = son of Jemi. If I had my time over I'd have gone Icelandic with my offspring, they knew how to do alliteration, it was a way of life, like harpooning cod.

Blimpy Blimpyson

saneshane said...

They're shit scared of Muesli - not muslims.

TatankaYotanka said...

Furmity; the missing link between muesli and porridge.

Furmity Broughton? A boy named soup?

tincanman said...

Furnity sounds Amish

ooooo, reminds me - remember in that movie when we got to see whatshername's tits? Witness, that was it. Loved that movie.

tincanman said...

And someone has to point out that this was all Broughton by Blimpy

TatankaYotanka said...

Goodenough, that was her name.

Whatsher Namestits was 3 stops from Wenceslass Square last time I looked.

Blimpy said...

Mnemonic - I thought Blaise was a top top suggestion, but it has been shot down by herself.

Everyone else - thanks for the comments and keep em coming, we're on the verge of some sort of breakthrough here.

I probably should say that we do have a current front runner, and that it's been mentioned but not as a name suggestion in these very commmments.

TatankaYotanka said...

Oh, neat. Going the R2D2 route.

9.20PM Broughton, that could work.

tincanman said...

Would his name change as he travelled?
would he become 10.20 in the spring?

TatankaYotanka said...

Jet Lag Broughton.

Master of the international date line.

Married to a super modal.

What a life.

steenbeck said...

Malcolm?

tincanman said...

Just call me Broughton, Jimmy Raybob Broughton


---
Malcom's not here steen. look out back

steenbeck said...

NASCAR, isn't it?

Mark68 said...

Butch?

TatankaYotanka said...

Drako

Blimpy said...

Keep going,,,,,

saneshane said...

Dennis Van Broughton


...cheers Mr.McFlah
(have you ever heard the album Witch by the band Witch?
almost metal with J.masiacs on drums and Happy Birthday gezza in it too - can't find it anywhere..if I dig it out I'll do a AOTW.. it would either hit JPs or DsDs sweet spot, wouldn't like to guess who...)

tincanman said...

Butch?
Not really Mark, I've just always preferred to keep my hair short

steenbeck said...

Elvis?


Is he over there with you fellows, tin?

tincanman said...

Why are we so concerned about the kid's name anyway? More people will know him by his screen name anyway. My wife and I met online and she still calls me by my screen name.
(gets a little embarassing in the grocery store when she says ''might as well get some apples too studmuffin69''

tincanman said...

Closest we have is an Elvis Perkins since Costello moved to Vancouver for middle of the road piano music.

RE: Fellows ... TY isn't a fellow 'cause he never completed his final term paper. That diploma on his wall is mail order off the internet. You can tell by the typos.

TatankaYotanka said...

'Cos I fellover on my way to the exam hall; curse you Bananaskintanman!

saneshane said...

and the rest still know you as tiny - as we've seen you devour 69 muffins.

DarceysDad said...

The DsD alliteration equation has been ... well, if not solved, at least reduced to simple alternatives -


Bruce


or, my preferred variant,

BRYCE

Any good to you?

tincanman said...

You'll also want to check the most popular names of the year list. Nothing worse for a kid than being one of 3 in his class.

I know this first-hand - in nursery every time the teacher said ''tincan'' five hands went up.

tincanman said...

mrs tin says Cole or Mason

saneshane said...

nursury weened on special brew eh?

my kid is posh.. sent him with a bottle opener for his grolsch.

tincanman said...

we had to go to a byob school

saneshane said...

timing.... eh..

rhythm method to be avoi....

saneshane said...

bring your own beckham?

that is posh.

tincanman said...

ouch
You're moving into the Tatanka Premier league of puns now

CaroleBristol said...

Butch Broughton has a certain ring to it.

goneforeign said...

I think Anthony is just about right, consider: The Honorable Anthony Broughton MP,
or perhaps The Tony Broughton band, live from Edinborough! Can't miss.

Shoey said...

Ed Jr? (They do that a lot over here).

FP said...

Congrats from me too!!
Liking Benjamin - shortened to Ben.
Bix is fabulous also.
Bisous
FP

tincanman said...

Not to buke you FP, but isn't Bisous a bit feminine sounding for a boy? Plus when people are saying Bisous Broughton fast it sounds a bit like pea soup.