Post # 32
Grant and Pierce both sound like strong, masculine names. I like them equally.
Lennox, all I can think of is the dinnerware and the 80s singer. Why not just name him Knox? That’s a fine name, as are grant and Pierce.
Hale isn’t bad, but people who are careless about pronounciation will pronounce it “Hell” and you’ll get lots of “raising Hale” puns, I’m sure. (There’s a high school near here called Nathan Hale, shortened to Hale, and I’ve heard pretty much all of them.)
Ryken: do not like this AT ALL. Please don’t do this to your kid. Sounds like you’re trying too hard to make him “unique”. I can’t imagine a Senator Ryken Smith. If you like the “Ken” part, what about Kenneth? If you like the Ry- part, what about Ryan, or Riley? Or Bryant?
Alternately, what about Pierce Ryken? Then, if by chance your child decides he WANTS to go by Ryken later, he can. But he will have Pierce at the top of his college applications and resumes. Just a thought.
Post # 33
I only really like Grant. That would have been on our list, but we already have a strong “AN” sound in our last name. It would be weird. But I think with an “er” last name, Grant sounds great.
Post # 34
Grant. It will sound great thru all the stages of his life.
Post # 36
Pierce is a great masculine name.
Post # 37
@Jess1483: Pierce is my maiden name and I’d love to name my son this but hubby says no to that name. So my vote is Pierce 🙂
Post # 38
I like Grant and Pierce – both unique but not too out there.
I REALLY don’t like Rykan though – that would qualify as a terrible mistake to me! Sorry dear!
Post # 40
- Wedding: May 2012 - The Chapel of the Sir Christopher Wren Building, 2007 Legacy Hall
I voted for Grant and Pierce. I really like them both, although I think I’d lean towards Pierce for the family connection.
Post # 41
I voted for Pierce becuase it looks like you are into more non traditional names. I like Grant too.
I would try to stay away from trendy or made up names. They may seem cool now but maybe not so much in the future.
Post # 42
I like Grant. It is a family name for me so I am partial to it.
Post # 43
Grant and Pierce!
Although as a Southerner I think my family my frown on Grant! lol
Post # 44
Grant. I’m really anti ‘different’ names for boys. Girls I think can get away with it. Different boys names are just… eh.
I like to think ‘What will this name look like on their resume when they’re an adult?’ Rykan or Hale don’t seem like people who’d get the job, if you see where I’m coming from.
Post # 45
I am biased – have an ex named Grant. an abusive ex…. so I picked Lennox (lovin’ Knox!)
Post # 46
i like Pierce the best, but i might be a little biased bc thats my sons name!