Post # 1
My husband and I just found out that we are having a boy. I was 90% positive that I was pregnant with a girl (shows how good my motherly intuition is lol). Before we found out the gender, we had soo many girl names we loved. We can’t seem to find any boy names that fit the bill for us. We really like William and Benjamin, but I feel like I can’t name him that. I feel weird naming him William because I knew a very odd William many years ago. DH’s cousin has a 3 or 4 year old Benjamin. my husband and I never see the cousin but do see her mother somewhat regularly. please help us figure out a name for this little man. I am so stressed because I worry we won’t find a name for him and will have to settle. We really like names that are not too trendy or over used but are classic. Alot of boy names seem very run of the mill and we don’t want his name to sound generic. Our last name is one syllable And we are not set on a middle name yet. Thank you so much for your help!
Post # 4
I will just tell you that I know 3 people who just had babies with the first name william, it’s also my nephew’s middle name. I think it’s making a comeback 🙂
Post # 5
Also, there’s this site where you can put in names you like and it will help you come up with more: http://www.nymbler.com/
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- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
Bennett (nn Ben), Thomas, Reid, Graham, Evan, Nathaniel or Nathan, Wilson (nn Will), Edward, Daniel
Post # 7
I don’t think William is odd at all! I also wouldn’t hesitate to use Benjamin if you aren’t seeing the baby often. As long as it’s not a sibling’s kids name I think you’re fine.
Post # 8
@mBride2011: Go to http://www.nymbler.com/ and type in names you like (like William and Benjamin) and it’ll pop up names similar in style. Very useful!
Post # 9
Oh whoops, didnt see that you had already posted it. 😛
Post # 10
Charlie, James, Preston, Evan, Ian, Noah, Abraham (Abe), Owen (though I think that’s becoming more popular), Jace
Post # 11
Oh man I have such a hard time with boy names
Ideas: Chase, Bennet, Everett, Ryland,Waylon,Weston,Levi,Sebastian, Joshua, Colby, Colton, Gauge,Beau, Hoyt,Wyatt, Jackson, Luke, Seth.
Post # 12
@mBride2011: What about Matthew?
Post # 13
@mBride2011: I like Henry and Bradley. But if we have a boy were naming him Max
Post # 14
@mBride2011: nameberry.com is a great site! So is nymbler.com.
I think you have some great starts. I ended up with a few criteria which really helped narrow down names. Here they are:
1. Must be easy to say and spell. No “unique” spellings. No name that he would have to explain the correct spelling. I have a name that I must alway qualify- with a K not a C, with an E, etc. We loved Reid and were close to choosing that until we got stuck on the spelling- Reid or Reed. I nixed it.
2. Must sound professional. Some people don’t care about this, but we are both career minded and wanted a name that could nicely follow “The Honorable…”
3. Must not be in the Top 100/150 of the Social Security name database (this was a great resource also).
4. Can not start with the same letter as last name.
As long as I stuck closely to those rules it was easy to rule names out. We have an awesome name picked out for our guy- now just have to meet him!!!
Post # 15
Grayson, Jordan, chase, Ashton
Post # 16
My brother’s name is Kieran and I think it’s the best name of all time.