(Closed) good unique names for a baby boy

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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.: 
http://www.amazon.com/The-Baby-Name-Wizard-Magical/dp/0767917529/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1339515869&sr=8-1&keywords=baby+names

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@ms.melli:  I like Liam! but yes, definitely get a baby name book

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2007

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 – By The Way 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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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
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Bumble bee

@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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@AnnieAAA:  I was actually surprised that Jacob was #1.

Post # 14
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

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
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@Cady:  It’s all because of Twilight …

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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.

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