(Closed) I hate all boy names

posted 8 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
1561 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Can you give us what names you like but are taken?  Then it would be easier to suggest similar names.

Post # 4
1066 posts
Bumble bee

I like Michael..It means son of god. You could follow royalty..William. J names are always good and always around. Jacob, Jason, Jarrod/Jarrode, James. Liams are popular. I struggled with boys names too. I didn’t want an arty type boy name. I chose mine when I saw my son, and it fits him perfectly….:)

Post # 5
712 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My name of choice when I have a baby boy is Asher. It means fortunate, blessed and happy 😀

Post # 6
2902 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

My fav boy name right now is Archer. 

Post # 7
441 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011 - St. Joseph's Parish, Seattle Tennis Club

Since you like/appreciate names that have significance and you are an English major, have you thought about picking out names from literary sources? Perhaps names from some of your favorite books, etc. I always like looking at lists of the top names from the turn of the century, as I tend to like old-fashioned names. 

Post # 8
1474 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

If you don’t want lists of name suggestions, what exactly is the intent of this post?

Post # 9
1485 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Wow you weren’t kidding when you said you’re picky, hehe! It sounds like the only options for you are to either:

1. Use one of your husband’s family names (and no, his brother does not have “dibs” on any particular family name).

2. Wait to name the baby until you find a name you genuinely like. You could call the kid The Boy for the first year of his life, it won’t matter. You’re bound to find something you like eventually. Just don’t rush it.

Also, given all your other requirements, it’ll probably really help to give up on the meaning thing. If you find a name you like, just go with it! Who cares if it “means” janitor, so long as you like it? Name meanings are debatable, anyway.

As for your question about boy names turning into girl names, but never the other way around, I think it’s pretty simple. Nobody wants their boy to be associated with a female name (usually), but lots of people like the idea of their girl having a masculine name. It is the same with traditionally male or female jobs. The masculine traits/careers are positive for a girl, but the female traits are negative for a boy (e.g., male nurses vs female doctors: one is ridiculed, the other is respected). Plus people are always more adventurous with their daughters’ names than they are with their sons’.

Post # 10
539 posts
Busy bee


Post # 11
3942 posts
Honey bee

@marjojo:  When I read posts on the bee about baby names my reaction to 99% of the names is ‘ew.’

Geez, little harsh.

Post # 12
6891 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Honestly I think you need to take a step back from the baby names.  I don’t know when you are due but you more than likely have some time.  You are going to have to come up with something because unless you are going to call your baby, IT or baby boy his whole life you need to find a name you can either A live with or B a name that you and your DH can agree on.

My son is named Alexander.  So I love it, no it wasn’t my first choice. Do I like the name yes I do.  His name fits him and I couldn’t see him as any other name

Post # 14
3120 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@marjojo:  So one of the names you like is for your future daughter?  Is it unisex?  You never know that you’ll have that future daughter but you ARE having a boy in May!  Don’t let the name go to waste!  (I agree with you, though, I wouldn’t jump in on the name that could be a III).  

I’m almost afraid to suggest anything, though.  I don’t want you to think it’s disgusting!

Post # 15
8036 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@marjojo:  Fellow English major here… I am just not as picky lol.

This might sound a bit crazy, but could you just forget about what the name means?

I don’t know if this applies to the average person, but I have no idea what most names mean. I don’t think that a child’s name is predictive of what he/she will become… unless you saddle them with something really stupid that will make it an obstacle for them in real life (hear of that girl named Hashtag?).

I tend to like strong classical names too. For the record, my top boy names are William and Henry. I like the name Violet for a girl (I loved Isabella until it became the most popular girls’ name, and it totally wouldn’t work with my SO’s last name).

I think you’re overthinking this a bit. As far as the name not having any meaning attached to it (like a family name)… this can be the beginning of it having meaning. IMO it’s more special to give your kid a name that you picked vs. just passing down a family name. It is meaningful.. it’s your little boy’s name!

Post # 16
413 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Gross and disgusting seem like weirdly immature adjectives to use for an English major/teacher.  Would a rose smell as sweet (and all that).

But I’m sorry you’re having such a tough time finding a name. The suggestion of characters you admire in literature seems like a good one. Or, perhaps if you went further back in the family tree? You could also look at the names of important mentors in your life or your husband’s life.

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