Post # 1
Since getting the news we are having a boy and not a girl I am completely lost for a name.. There are so many and its just not as easy as finding a girls name..
All ideas and help would be greatly appreciated.. WE are lost.
The only name we even some what like is Liam.. and we are not sure how we feel on that..
Post # 3
Do you have any baby name books? My husband I got got a couple books and made our list from there.
This was my favorite book that we got, I liked that it had the alphabetical listing, the popularity rating, and also had a bunch lists in the back like “Nickname proof”, “60s Surfer”, “Biblical Names”, “New Classics”, “Why Not?”, etc.:
Post # 4
@ms.melli: I like Liam! but yes, definitely get a baby name book
Post # 5
Baby Name Wizard is a great resource–I don’t have the book, but I go to their website a lot. One thing I really like is if you search for a name, it will give you sibling companion names in a similar vein. With Liam, for example, some of the sibling names are Declan, Finn, and Sean.
Another web tool I really like is Baby Center’s Baby Name Explorer: http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-liam-2820.htm
Post # 6
BOY NAMES ARE HARD!!!
Check out this blog to see some good lists of baby name: http://swistlebabynames.blogspot.com/
My current favorite unique name is: Soren
We have a Warren already and are in the same place you are for possible names for this baby. (team green) Our short list is: Stratton, Cecil, Ryker, or Everett. (Were not sold on any of them – but at least feel like progress is being made!!)
PS – BTW Liam is not unique anymore. I think I know personally at least 10 kids names Liam each year for the last 3 years. I hear it everywhere and it’s climbing the charts. NOT to say it’s not a GREAT name… just saying it’s pretty popular 🙂
Post # 7
Our son, who we found out is actually a daughter, was going to be names Jude.
Do you like short name? Names that end in er, n?
Post # 8
My little nephew is called Zain, which I think is cute. His dad is of Indian heritage and his mum is British, and they thought this was something that was unique with nods to dad’s traditions but pronounceable!
Post # 9
@ms.melli: I’ve always loved Liam!
@roxy821: This is our future sons name :). It was a toss up between Jude or Xavier, but we just love Jude so much. SO wants Xavier as the middle name now.
Post # 10
The “common” names like Steven, Scott and Derek are actually becoming less common nowadays… I don’t think you can go wrong with those as they are somewhat traditional but still unique given the time we are in.
I have had quite a few friends name their kids Liam or Aiden.
Here is the top 10 baby names as of May 2012. Jacob, Mason, William, Jayden, Noah, Michael, Ethan, Alexander, Aiden, and Daniel.
Liam was #15 and Logan was #20
Post # 11
What’s the heritage of you and your husband? That’s always a good starting ground. I find that when I look at baby names that the meaning behind a name can completely sway me so I’d deffo get a book or check out some websites.
Post # 12
For boys there are sooo many that I hear all the time now, the most popular are: Ashton, Aiden, Jackson, Jayden, Eli, and Ethan.
However, one of my friends just had a boy and named him Logan, which is not to common, but still a little unique.
@Cady: Oops take it back, guess Logan is becoming more popular!
Post # 13
@AnnieAAA: I was actually surprised that Jacob was #1.
Post # 14
Liam, while cute, actually isn’t all that unique. It was the 15th most popular boys name overall in 2011.
Sam, by contrast, was 485th.
What about some of these:
- Atticus (462nd)
- Lawrence (454th)
- Blake (73rd)
- Clint / Clinton (923rd)
- Fletcher (890th)
- Gavin (36th)
Post # 15
@Cady: It’s all because of Twilight …
Post # 16
We had a girl’s name picked out right away. A boy’s name took us quite a bit longer. I think if you like Liam start thinking of midde names to go with it first then take it from there. We had a middle name and figured it out by how well they meshed.