(Closed) Name Help

posted 5 years ago in Babies
  • poll: What should we name baby boy?






  • Post # 31
    2127 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

    I actually really like Langston & really hate Wilfred!

    Post # 32
    32 posts

    I would suggest having your husband try each of these names out for a day or two. See how it feels to order a Starbucks as “Wilfred” or “Rhone”. Introduce him to a stranger as “Rigby” or “Montgomery”. Notice how people look at him. If you’re giving these names to a child who cannot change it until he’s 18, at least see what it’s like to be that name for a day. This gives you the adult perspective but unfortunately not the child’s perspective – so take that into account as well. I would take serious note of the fact that every teacher responding to this post is strongly advising you against using these names. Your kid could be traumatized from teasing that could be avoided if you choose another name. I know it is probably awful to have so many people say that all these names are not good choices, because you and your husband have probably put a lot of work into choosing a final list, so I apologize for that, and at the same time I would also take their advice. 

    Why don’t you tell us what it is that you really love about each of these names?

    Post # 33
    2704 posts
    Sugar bee

    Is Rhone the same as Rhône, as in the River? 

    I don’t think it’s a matter of the names not being common enough, as you have said, I just think they raise some questions/eyebrows. I am in the minority as I like Rigby. It’s easy to say and spell. Montgomery reminds me of Montgomery Burns and the nickname is Monte which isn’t particularly appealing IMO. Wilfred is nice as is sentimental but I would prefer William as it’s more masculine and less like a pet’s name. 


    Post # 34
    156 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2017

    Honestly I like them all but Wilfred does remind me of a very sophisticated name so I’d expect the child to be in suit and tie but that’s just me. But honestly I’d be happy to name my child any of these as I don’t like common names. Good luck bee

    Post # 35
    314 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Some of the first names do not have any flexibility, in case your son ended up not liking the name or wanting to shorten it. Out of all of the options I think Langston is interesting but I don’t see any obvious way to shorten it if your son would like to go by something less formal.

    I think an issue here is that some of the options seem very formal which is fine in an interview but may be less than ideal on the playground.

    Post # 36
    314 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    And the name Wilfred made me think of Destination Wedding on Arthur. (though her second/middle name was Winifred).

    Post # 37
    65 posts
    Worker bee

    Langston is actually on my boy name list because of Langston Hughes! I’m not a huge fan of the other first names. 

    Post # 38
    384 posts
    Helper bee

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    Planningamy :    I agree with some PP’s I’m not crazy about any but like Wilfred and Langston the most. It might be interesting to note what area you live in? Name preferences seem to vary by country!

    Post # 39
    1862 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I honestly couldn’t vote because I don’t care for any of them. I love classic names but I couldn’t imagine poking your head out the back door and yelling any of these for a little kid…

    Post # 40
    5985 posts
    Bee Keeper

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    Planningamy :  I like Langston, after Langston Hughes, probably not why you’re naming him that but that’s the name I liked the most.

    Post # 41
    825 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

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    Planningamy :  I think Wilfred is the best of the lot – some of them sound like last names/pet names/not actual names, and also I found all a bit stuffy. Just my opinion though.

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