(Closed) I hate all boy names

posted 9 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 63
119 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

OP- Are you interested in genealogy at all? With your interest in family names, you might consider looking at old family records and seeing if any names strike your fancy.

Post # 64
1727 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@marjojo:  Have you thought about that the “meaning” of the name really doesnt mean anything? It is not going to change who he is or the way your parent and rise him.

And it may not have meaning to you now, but dont you think that when your son is born he will create his own meaning?

Ryan with our last name, but that’s all I like about it. It means nothing to me, has no connection to any person I care about, and it means “little king” which is objectionable to me.

Post # 65
1646 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Evan means “stone” in hebrew, as in solid like a rock, and it has no nicknames, if that helps!

Post # 66
3949 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

You should hit the Social Security rolls to find a name.  they go back 100years or so and you’re bound to find something there.

Post # 67
372 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@luna31:  I agree with this, it’s true when you pick an unconventional name too, they say…”oh that’s interesting”. translation: “what the eff did you name that baby?!”


I get questions about my names all the time.


but in terms of

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@marjojo:  baby name dilemma. You will see that little face and be so in love, it will be fine. I never wanted a boy, I come from a family all of girls (except my dad and step brother). I couldn’t imagine life with a boy. It seemed so foreign….Now I can’t imagine life w/out one.  I can’t get enough of him. (and I had two girls before him).

Post # 68
1101 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Country Club

A name that I’m in love with right now is Thompson.. it’s older, and unique. 


I’m sorry that you’re having a hard time finding names for your son.

Post # 69
30 posts
  • Wedding: July 2013

It just sounds to me like you were hoping for a girl and are still dealing with the idea of having a boy. I would hold off on thinking of names for a while until you really do get excited about the idea of having a boy. I think then it will be easier to picture your son with each name instead of thinking back to what you would have done if it was a girl. 

Post # 70
721 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2015


Post # 71
164 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

How about Levi

Post # 72
154 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010


Post # 73
646 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@valintine:   Normally I would agree with you about the brother not being able to call dibs.  However, the case the OP is describing is the one exception to that.  Her husband’s brother is a third.  That means that the name is his to give, regardless of the fact that it’s their father’s name.  It may not be fair, but that’s how I see it.

My DH is a fourth and we’ve been very vocal about our desire to carry on that tradition with a fifth.  It would be very uncool for my Brother-In-Law to use that name despite the fact that he and his wife are due ten days before we are.

Post # 74
1530 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Sugaree:  I see why you feel that way, given your situation! But I still don’t think being the 2nd, 3rd, or 100th in a line of names gives you dibs on it. Just because it’s the OP’s BIL’s name doesn’t mean it’s exclusively “his”. What if the brother never has a son? Or what if he does, but 15 years later? Or what if that name is the *only* one the parents like/agree on?

One of my cousins has the same name as I do, it has never been a problem. And we’re similar ages, too. In any case, it doesn’t sound like the OP liked the family name option. Or any other options, ha.

Anyway, congrats on your baby — I hope you pop him out first! (; 

Post # 75
4437 posts
Honey bee

@marjojo:  I agree about going further back into the family tree. My daughter’s first and middle names are both from family. Her middle name is my DH’s grandmother but her first name is from my side of the family WAY back, like a couple hundred years back. Our next child will have a family name also, boy or girl. 

I wouldn’t stress. I let myself get all uppity about my daughter’s name and we didn’t actually name her officially until she was born. It’s really not a big deal to wait and meet your son before you decide.

Some of my favorite boy names were:

Elliott, Oliver, Franklin, Julian, Theodore, Griffin.

You could also consider looking at favorite authors rather than the characters. My daughter’s name is also the name of a very famous female author. 

Also… naming him a name just because you like it is totally acceptable. 

Post # 76
557 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@beeks:  Simon

I second this one. It’s the only one I’ve seen that definitely doesn’t have a monosyllabic short-form or a K sound, and also isn’t a newer, trendier name.

I think you’ll find that no matter what “reason” yu give to people for a name, some will still be rude about it. You’re going to have too accept that people are always a little judgemental. This is your son, not theirs, and you don’t have to justify your choice to anyone.

Post # 77
445 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@marjojo:  I don’t like many boys names either and we had a great girl name picked out cos we were certain baby was a girl but here we are trying to come up with A boy name at 18w. My advice to you similar to other posts is not to over think everything. At least I’m trying to do that. However to my detriment I have three brothers who have had 7 boys in total thus straight away 10 boy names are out! And many were my favourite and even got into fights with my bro over it. But yea, their kids arrived before mine, even if 4 mOnths in one case. add to that that this boys name has to work on Spanish and in English 

Ill list our favorites in case something clicks for you.










Out names already in my family- Andrew. Eric. Robert. Lucas. Nicolas. Thomas. Brian. Christopher. Daniel. Donald. 

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