(Closed) Baby boy name inspiration needed….

posted 10 years ago in Babies
Post # 47
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

My family name for first born boys is Bentley, which I’ve always thought was cool. 

I personally hate any of those ‘trendy’ names, because I feel like grown men are just not named “Jayden” or “Caden”… they just don’t seem like a “man’s” name (although since those names are super popular now, there will be lots of men running around with those names in about 15 years so…)  I also REALLY hate it when people try to make a name unique by changing the spelling… um, it’s still “Rachel” even if you spell it R-A-E-C-H-E-L-L-E, and it’s not any more unique spelled that way.

I actually really like almost all of the names on sammerz’s list.  Especially Elliott.  I think that name is just so darling.

Post # 48
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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@Firie:perhaps you are thinking of Jakoby Elsbury, the baseball player for the Boston Red Sox?

Post # 49
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Sugar bee

Finn, Connor, Caleb, Brady

Post # 50
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I second Nathan and Cooper. 

Post # 51
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I agree, Miss Root. Trendy, made-up names and cutesy spellings are pet peeves of mine, too.

I think a good rule of thumb for all parents to be is the ‘honorable judge’ test. If the name you’ve selected sounds fine in this sentence, ‘Please rise for the Honorable Judge *insert full name*,’ feel free to keep it in the running. It will age with your child well. If not, back to the drawing board.

For what it’s worth, I love:

Elliott
Daniel
Isaac
Owen
Avery
Jonah
James
Charles
Maxwell

Post # 52
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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@Miss Root: Agree with you on both the “trendy” names and spelling. It’s interesting (read: sad) to read about name discrimination and the various studies done on name discrimination in employment. I’m sure there will be studies done in 15 years, when all the Jaidyns, Caydens and Dakotas are entering the workforce, and how employers consciously, or subconsciously, assign certain attributes based on those names/spellings.

Post # 53
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

I would stay away from Aidan and anything that rhymes with it: Jaden, Caden, Brayden, etc. Waaay too overdone. There will probably be three other kids in every class with the same name.

I like very traditional, “old man” names. My two favorites are Henry and Charlie. I also like James and William but those have become very trendy again. Sigh.

 

Post # 54
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

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@gabrielleelise1981: is there name discrimination that exists?  I’ll have to go and look that up.  As an employer, I definitely don’t discriminate based on names (although I employ a VERY diverse workforce, so that probably doesn’t apply).  I guess the good thing for those little Jaydens and Dakotas out there is that by the time they are interviewing for jobs, those that are in their 40’s and 50’s doing most of the hiring will be the same parents who named their kids similar names… 😉

 

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@pinkrokker: “honorable Judge” test!  I LOVE it! 

Post # 55
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Blushing bee

pretty sure we are naming our son liam. We both really like the name and its irish

Post # 56
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I like…

Nicholas

Jonah

Ian

Samuel

Cyrus

Post # 57
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Oh, I like Colin too.

Post # 60
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2007

I know this name ends in ‘en’ – but I don’t feel it has the same trendiness as the others mentioned.  ‘Soren‘ – I love it.

Right now Ryker is at the top of our boy list.  But my hubby told me the other night that he likes it and will go with it if I REALLY REALLY want it – but he’s not 100%.  So we’ll see.  We also need to find something to go with it!

Boy names are HARD!

I like the ‘judge’ test.  I also try to imagine cheering the name for sports. “Nice Shot RYKER!” Or calling after brother and sister.  “Jade, Soren – let’s go!”.  I’ve also heard to imagine introducing yourslef as the name. “Hi, I’m Ryker, nice to meet you”.  Some gain momentum and some lost it with these tests 🙂

Post # 61
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We had our names all picked out before we went to the hospital to deliver our son (we kept it a surprise on the sex).

We were absolutely certain that we would be naming our child Patrice or Isaac.

But you know what happened? I went through a gruelling 29 hour labor and completely changed my mind when I met my son, and settled with Vincent. It was completely unexpected and a lot of people were surprised/not in like with the name, but it grew on everyone (especially the Italians in the family!)

We went through what seemed like thousands of names, and kept a backup list with us up until the point that we filled out the statement of live birth. 

You will find a name you & your FH adore, even if it seems like you never will, it will come to you 🙂

 

@pinkrokker:

the honourable judge test is priceless!

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