Baby boy name!

posted 3 months ago in Names
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

“Anchor baby” is a derogatory term for a baby born in the US to immigrant parents. That was my first thought after the obvious noun association. 

Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2016

Anchor…as in ⚓?

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

No. I hate it.

Outdoorsy names: Aspen, August, Rowen, Sawyer, Asher, Wren, Forrest, Everett

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

I’m a no for Anchor but that is just me.  It does not appeal to me at all for a child’s name.  And I agree wtih glitterati about the derogatory term. If you like outdoor style names, maybe consider Forest, Sky, River or Fisher, just to name a few.  

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

“Anchors Away” poped into my head right away… Is this a Navy reference? Or sailing?? 

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2016

I prefer Tree. But if you’re wedded to anchor the what about Ron Burgundy instead?

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

Are you going for a more nautical vibe? What about Finn (like a fish’s Finn) or Jack (like Captain Jack Sparrow)?

I am not feeling Anchor at all. Perhaps with a different spelling so it’s not obviously a word-turned-made-up-name.

For more nature-y names, I could almostaglm on board with Arbor, Birch, Ash, or Phoenix?

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Not going to lie. Anchor as a name is pretty terrible. 

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

momma2be99 :  Darling Husband and I are both Navy vets so maybe that affects my answer but I hate this name. I’m not a fan of assigning inanimate objects to a person. Also, like PP said, anchor baby is a slur of sorts.

As far as suggestions go Archer, Easton and Flynn immediately came to mind when you said outdoor names. 

Post # 12
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Newbee

I like Archer or Achor/Acre for outdoorsy names. There are tons out there but those come to mind first 🙂 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

I think you would be setting your child up for a lifetime and bullying and misery. Anchor is not a name. 

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper

momma2be99 :  An anchor is something that weighs you down, keeps you from moving or getting anywhere. Not a sentiment I would want to base my child’s identity on.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee

When I think of outdoor names  I think Hunter, Ryder, Austin, Sawyer. Anchor is too out there for me. 

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