(Closed) I admit it… (name poll)

posted 8 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: What name do you like best
    Rykan : (16 votes)
    5 %
    Grant : (127 votes)
    39 %
    Pierce (family name) : (110 votes)
    34 %
    Lennox (called "Knox") : (58 votes)
    18 %
    Hale : (13 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 32
    Member
    6256 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2014

    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
    Member
    606 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    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
    Member
    5072 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Grant.  It will sound great thru all the stages of his life.

    Post # 35
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    2702 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    grant and pierce!

    Post # 36
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    1160 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Pierce is a great masculine name.

    Post # 37
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    2695 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    @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
    Member
    6512 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    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 # 39
    Member
    2351 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    Voted for Grant.

    Post # 40
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    232 posts
    Helper bee
    • 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
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    1868 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    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
    Member
    528 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I like Grant. It is a family name for me so I am partial to it.

    Post # 43
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    3374 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Grant and Pierce!

    Although as a Southerner I think my family my frown on Grant! lol

    Post # 44
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    1030 posts
    Bumble bee

    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
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    134 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I am biased – have an ex named Grant. an abusive ex…. so I picked Lennox (lovin’ Knox!)

    Post # 46
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    650 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    i like Pierce the best, but i might be a  little biased bc thats my sons name!

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