Post # 1
The hubby is freaking we haven’t bought anything yet (a diaper bag and a onsie at 26 weeks) – and I’m more concerned we have nothing as far as boy names go! (We’ve already got names for our first TWO girls!)
It’s time for another thread with boy name suggestions!!
We like names ‘off the beaten path’ – but still spellable and pronounceable 🙂
Our short list right now:
We’d like to pair something with a family name – but hubby doesn’t LOVE any of those options either. McClelland, Wayne, Whitfield…. McClelland will most likley win – and we don’t care if it’s used as first or middle. Example: ‘McClelland Thile’ or ‘Thile McClelland’ would still be called ‘Thile’ if that makes sense.
Post # 3
I don’t have children, but a lot of my friends do. Here is a sample of what the boys ended up with: Emerson, Landon, Eyaston, Finn, Gabriel, Jaxon (really not a fan of that name….sorry), Henry, Nathaniel, Tennen, Harrison, and Jake.
Post # 4
I love the name Asher. I think it is so cute!
Post # 5
How do you pronounce “Thile”? lol
Beckett is cool. (Beck is a family name in DH’s family)
What about Callan? (Cal)
Are nicknames important to you?
Post # 6
We absolutely want names that go in French as well as in English.
Jeremy (although it doesn’t go with our last name, which is crushing me cause it’s my fave!!)
Lately we’ve loved Antoine, but it’s not good in English so we’ll probably have to toss it.. Plus, when shortened, it’s Tony and we’re not fans..
So yeah, we don’t plan on having more than 2 kids, so if they’re two boys, it will be Nathan adn Gabriel.
I like Jacob as well, but it’s waaayyy too popular right now, and growing up myself with a too popular name, I will not do this to my children.
Post # 7
My 2 favorite boys names — Noah and Alex.
Post # 8
I’m still 5+ years from babies, but I LOVE http://www.babynamewizard.com and talking about names!
These names aren’t my ‘style’ but maybe they’re yours?
Post # 9
- Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden
I tend to like very old-fashioned, traditional names. For boys I like Henry, Charles, James, Matthew, Jonah, Simon, William and Samuel.
Post # 10
@dana – me too, on the traditional names. I have always said Jack would be a great boy’s name, and it’s part of my brother’s name too, but now so many people are named Jack (family friend, friend’s new baby, my IL’s DOG!) that I have to let it go. Maybe YOU can use Jack!
I really like Charlie.
Post # 11
Just a thought—about half of baby boys’ names given today end with -n (especially -on, -en, -an). So even though all the names you listed are very off the beaten path in terms of the actual letters used, in terms of sound nearly all of them (5 of the 7) end with a very common sound for boys today. And just in case you didn’t know, Chanson is the French word for “song” and I think that gives it a feminine connotation.
Here’s a neat article on naming baby boys: http://www.babynamewizard.com/archives/2007/7/where-all-boys-end-up-nowadays
Post # 12
Chanson as in song? Would you pronounce it the french way? I think it’s pretty though my husband has a french name and people don’t have an easy time with it.
Post # 13
Loved and not using Geffen, Draigan, Pierce, Jagger, Lennon and Michale (sounds like mick-ale).
Post # 14
Well in English Chanson can sound cool.. But if he’s ever to travel in French places or even eventually live in a French environment, I don’t know if it’s such a good idea..
@troubled: I get what you’re saying. We live in a region where we use French and English every.single.day, and people who have names that don’t go well in both languages have a hard time – they usually come up with easy nicknames and use it professionally as their regular name to avoid having to spell and explain all the time..
Post # 15
I looove Beckett. It’s first on my list!
I also like Mason, Chase, Wilson, Walker, Elliott, Garrett, and Brady.
Post # 16
I like classic guy names…
but for GIRLS I like names like Sullivan, Collins, Chloe, Riley, etc
Maybe you’d like some of these:
Zachariah (love that)