Boy names?

posted 2 months ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: Which do you prefer?

    Daniel James Lin

    Matthew James Lin

    Benjamin James Lin

    Soren James Lin

    Nathaniel James Lin

    Alexander James Lin

  • Post # 2
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2019

    I picked Benjamin because that’s one of my picks for our baby boy due in January but my husband isn’t to keen on it. I really like Soren too. Congrats! 

    Post # 4
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    Newbee

    I picked Alexander because my neighbor’s little boy’s name is Alexander and they call him Xander, said like Zander but spelled with the X.  Xander is such a cute nickname and Alexander is a great name for a grown man someday.  Plus, I think Xander Lin sounds cool! Congrats!!!

    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee

    I like all of those names with the exception of Soren.  My favourites are Benjamin and Alexander.  Those are the names I would have picked also if I had had a boy. Congratulations to you!

    Post # 6
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2016

    Nathanial or Alexander would be my top picks.

    Soren and Daniel are my least favorite.

    Post # 7
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    Bee Keeper

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    @xiexie:  First of all, congratulations. Even though I never met you, I’m happy for you after I read your short story about infertility. Going back to the names, I really like Soren.

    Post # 8
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 1997

    Benjamin, Nathaniel and Alexander are among my favorite boys’ names. 

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2019

    I looooooooooooove the name Daniel. It ages so well. I love names that age well.

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2018 - UK

    I voted for Daniel, but this is a rare case when I actually really like every name on the list!

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    I think you also should consider how the names will sound shortened, which people will be sure to do on their own, even if you don’t. 

    Dan Lin

    Matt Lin

    Ben Lin

    Nate Lin

    Nat Lin

    Alex Lin

    Xander Lin

     

    My actual vote was for Benjamin. I love Benjamin James. Such a nice flow.

    Post # 12
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I love Benjamin, but I think that some people might call him BJ which might be a source of teasing. With a J middle name I think the nicknames might end up being AJ, DJ, etc, so you might want to think about that too. I vote for Alexander! 

    Post # 13
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    Honey bee

    I have a two month old named Benjamin so that gets my vote! Also love Alexander. Congratulations on your pregnancy! What an amazing story. 

    Post # 14
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    Busy bee

    I think @bouviebee has a really good point – while a nice middle name is great the real flow has to be firstname/lastname and most of these names have obvious nicknames that will likely get adopted.

    I actually loved the name Soren, but don’t like the rhyming of Soren Lin.

    I like Matt, Ben, and Nate

    Post # 15
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    Worker bee

    Soren has become a new favorite of mine after hearing it in ‘Good Boys’. 

    I also really like ‘Matthew’ and ‘Benjamin’. 

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