Post # 1
Here I am less than 5 weeks out from the arrival of my second child, a boy!! At one of my Ultra Sounds I asked them to double check the gender because I wasn’t convinced because at previous scans they had said “well its my opinion its a boy but I like to get a view from various angles and he has his legs tightly clamped together”
This time the Technician said had a good look and said to me “Honey if they bring you in a girl they are DEFINATLY bringing you the wrong baby” LOL, my FI asked proudly when I told him “does that mean he is well hung” hehe, men!!!!
Anyway, I have spent hours trawling through Baby Name Sites and I just can’t find ANYTHING I like. I am stuck on the name Aiden (I love it!!!), but my FI thinks it sounds to pansy-ish. I totally disagree, I think it makes him sound strong and dependable. And my FI has decided he likes the name Jakob……bbuuutt our daughter is called Jade and I am sure Jakob will eventually be shortened to Jake. Jake and Jade…..yeah no!!!!!! So it seems we are at an inpass…..
Do any of you have any baby boy names you love and would be willing to share???
Post # 3
I honestly don’t know. Names are so personal you know? I know my FMIL had a hard time picking out name for my FI because she worked for corrections. So every boy name she picked out someone would be like “Like after the guy who eats faces?” hahaha
Good Luck, I always find those things always come to you.
Post # 4
Have you checked out the boards on nameberry? People often post questions like yours and get really good suggestions! I like both Aiden and Jakob (I think I would spell it Jacob, though), but I think both sound similar to your daughter’s name. They all have the same “a” sound. Perhaps you would like the name Alden? It is similar to Aiden but is far less common and does not rhyme with your daughter’s name. I also thought of Gavin, since it is an Irish name (like Aiden).
Other names you might like:
Post # 5
Congratulations, btw! Good luck with everything and let us know what you choose 🙂
Post # 6
I totally think everyone should stay away from -en names. Jaden, Braden, Caden, Aiden are like the most popular names EVER right now, and you don’t want your kid going to kindergarten with 20 other -en boys. (But that’s just personal opinion!)
I like names that are more translatable internationally, so we were thinking about Luca or Matteo (but I have Italian heritage). We also had Teague, Kenzo and Zev on our list. We didn’t want something that was in the top 100, but we didn’t want something so weird that people couldn’t handle it.
Post # 7
Yeah, the Aiden, Jack, Jake trio is UBER-popular right now (I know because those were all names we liked!). If you have several days to waste online, check this out:
LOVE this site, and great for looking at popularity AND which way names are trending. It’s also fun to randomly click on some of the older ones, look at your own name, etc., etc. Congratulations on your little one!!!
Post # 8
Thanks for all the suggestions Ladies.
I haven’t come across Namberry before, I have been checking it out and suddenly feel very tired….must.have.nana.nap…….lol (and its only 930am for me)
My FI likes Jakob (with a K) because of its Dutch Connection. His parents are Dutch. He also suggested Hank (his grand fathers name), but to me Hank is very American (no offence) and all I can think of is Hank Hill and Hank Baskette (sp?). So that also recieved a huge no from me.
And Ehh5000 hit the nail on the head with the Irish name thing. I am a wonderful mix of Irish, Scottish, Welsh (with a tiny touch of german thrown in, lol) And I have always loved anything Celtic.
Its amazing how hard this can be. And If it was another little princess I was having to name, I have a list 100 names long of options I just love. But for this little prince…..its exhausting!!
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And my Mum seriously wants me to call him Willem. But we had a West Highland Terrier for 15 years whose name was Willem, called Willie for short. He was put down due to cancer and a week later they got a cat and called it Billie. That upset me enough. So when she put that on the table as a serious option, I became extremely upset and walked out.
1. I am NOT naming my child after the Dog
2. The dog was a huge part of our family for 15 years, and he deserves his own memory! And literally replacing him with a cat and changing one letter in the name was upsetting enough for me!!
Post # 11
I just have to say, I’m American and I hate the name Hank. It sounds like a person needs to blow their nose. I’m not a huge fan of Aiden but I love Jakob. I feel like Aiden, Jonah, Landon, Eli, and Noah (girl names: chloe, ashleigh, annberly, a names+weird endings) are wayyy popular and overused but if you looove that name go for it! I’m a fan of Matthew, Andrew, Charlie.
Post # 12
I also like unique names, but I struggle with the balance of being different, and at the same time making sure that my kid isn’t going to be teased for the rest of his/her life! For boys, I have always liked the following names, in no particular order: Atticus, Jamison, Fynn, Silas, and Rowan.
Post # 14
I have always wanted to name my oldest son Atticus, because it means fatherly
Post # 15
A few times I have flicked through the birth announements in the paper, and it seems everyone in Ausralia at the moment is obsessed wth Cruz. I can’t stand it. But it is everywhere!!!!!! Can’t we all move past the trendy celeb names?? I do not espire to emulate the Beckhams or the Hewwitts!!!
I keep thinking of the poor kid who started year 7 when I was in yr 12 of high school. He was in my Roll Call, and his name was Norbett, and he was teased mercilessly for it. I think thats why I am finding it so hard, I don’t want to punish my son like that.
Post # 16
I have a HUGE crush on Liam Neeson and was drooling over him the whole time I was watching the ATeam…and then it hit me, Liam is a cool name, but so is Neeson. I like both.