Post # 1
We’re having a boy and are in the process of narrowing down our list of names. We’ve been looking at names so long that they’re all kind of running together and our top pick seems to change every day. Our family and friends are doing the supportive “we like them all” thing, nice but totally unhelpful. Our last name is very German, unique, and often misspelled so we’d like to go with a low maintenance first name to make little one’s life easier.
We’d really like to get a gauge of opinions of the names we like so far so I thought I’d try the Bees. Our preference is something masculine, smart, and traditional without being too common. Which on the list of names do you like? Do you have any other suggestions? Thanks for your help!
Post # 4
I think it would depend on the middle name, but I really like Bradley and Grant 🙂
Post # 5
The middle name is TBD, but will likely be Matthew. Harrison, Thomas, William, Tate, and Paul are some other middle name contenders depending on which first name we choose….we’re more concerned with deciding on a strong first name and then choosing a middle name that works with it rather than picking a first name based on the “perfect” first name/middle name combo.
Post # 6
I had a friend name their baby Jett… I always loved it!
Post # 7
I love Bradley, but I’m not sure about it paired with Matthew. I think the one that sounds best with Matthew in the middle is Conor or Colin (that name is becoming very popular). But I still love Bradley!
Can you give us an idea of your last name? Not exact obviously, but something that sounds very close?
Post # 8
@ShellyT: with matthew I think Colin or Connor.
Post # 9
I agree. I think Connor Matthew is a really nice pair.
Post # 10
I have always loved the name Vance for a boy, but that is just my two cents. Out of the names above I lean towards Colin.
Post # 11
Connor Matthew sounds really good!
Post # 12
I may have to add Grant to my list. I like that name!
Post # 13
I voted for Colin, but really like Bradley and Grant also. I like Connor but it is becoming more common than the others.
Post # 14
- Wedding: September 2010 - MacLean Park
If you’re looking for traditional, you might think of some sources outside of baby books. Like, Shakespeare characters, or English royalty, or perhaps some 18th-19th century wikipedia articles. Sometimes the books miss really good names, or they just sound strange when listed in between eight thousand others. My husband has had his kids names picked out for ages, and luckily I like them. But if we have more than 1 boy or 1 girl, it’s on! I’ll be researching like crazy 😉
Post # 15
I too like all your names. Really – you can’t go wrong with your list!
My only comment is about Bradley. Would you be upset if people started calling him Brad – cause it’s bound to happen 🙂
Coleson was a front runner on our list but was eventually nixed because as much as we loved Coleson we didn’t want him to be call Cole.
Post # 16
I like Grant and Connor! One of FI’s best friends is named Grant and he’s an awesome guy! His last name is a short, 2 syllable German name and it flows perfectly.