(Closed) Which name do you like better for our boy?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: Which Baby name do you prefer for our son?
    Han Edward McCarthy (as in Han solo) : (178 votes)
    61 %
    Tor Edward McCarthy (as in Thor the god of thunder but spelled phonetically scandanavian style) : (114 votes)
    39 %
  • Post # 3
    1774 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @Audreysdance:  Both are pretty good. I was leaning toward Tor until I heard the source for Han!! HAN ALL  THE WAY!

    Post # 4
    672 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    The Star Wars loving geek in me just loves Han.

    Despite geeking out Han really is a nice and unique but very strong name for a guy. Edward is also a nice, common pairing with it so it’s not overly weird or trendy…if that makes sense. lol

    I also think Han Edward sounds better than Tor Edward.

    Post # 5
    2603 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I prefer Han McCarthy. 

    Are you saying that “Tor” is supposed to be pronounced “THor” (I don’t know what you mean by “phonetically Scandinavian”)? If that’s the case, then think twice because no one in the US will know to pronounce it that way and I know quite a few people with names that aren’t spelled as they are pronounced and hated having to constantly correct people. 

    Post # 7
    1855 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I prefer Han! I like the ring of Han Edward McCarthy.

    Post # 9
    4038 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Tor is cool, but I love Han. 

    Post # 10
    318 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Han is a very cool name, Star Wars geeking out aside 🙂

    Post # 11
    2695 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I like Tor because it is so strong sounding.  My cousin named their baby Finn because they wanted something from where our ancestors came from.  Such a neat idea.  Now I have seen Finn on TV shows and such.  I think it’s neat to see unique names.  Good luck trying to decide.  you might wait until you might the little one and it come to you as to which to choose.  Just a thought.

    Post # 12
    104 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    While I like the SW reference, I think “Tor” rolls off the tongue better as a first name. 

    Post # 13
    1482 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I love the name Tor. I knew a Tor once- very proud of his Scandanavian heritage, and VERY good looking ;). They’re both great names, but I think Tor sounds stronger. 

    Post # 14
    1026 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2014


    Post # 15
    1830 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    I went with Tor. I think Han Solo is awesome, but I foresee the kid getting teased in school to no end. At least since we usually Say THor instead of Tor, nobody will equate your kid with the god of thunder and tease him about where his hammer and cape are.

    Post # 16
    4464 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    Han Solo for the win!

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