Post # 1
I really would just like to hear your immediate real reaction to these names – if you love one or more, let me know! If you hate one or more – tell me why.
Keep in mind that these are intended to be unusual, so if you haven’t heard the name before – that’s kind of the whole point. But I’d still like to hear what you’d think of a child with that name.
Post # 3
I love Liam, but it is climbing in popularity. I’ve heard Asher around the boards too, but not in real life. I like Lane and Reid probably the best off the list. You have a great list going though!
ETA: I know an Orin and it is always a struggle if it is O-ryan, or Or-in.
Post # 4
I know a lot of kids named Liam. I love Asher [even though it reminds me of Asher Roth]. My Fiance has brought up Gideon for our future kiddos, I love Orin and Soren but I think I like names that end with ‘n’ my son’s name is Keyan. =]
Post # 5
Asher has been my favorite boy name for years, it’s our top name if our baby is a boy 🙂 I was so happy my hubby loved it as much as I do. We also love Liam, partly because my hubby’s middle name is William, and while I don’t like William, I love Liam 🙂
Since you asked for opinions 😉
Orin – when I saw it I immediately though “Orion” likes the stars – not sure if that’s good or bad lol
Kalan sounds a little too feminine, Avi as well – reminds me of Ava.
not too big of a fan of Ryatt, it looks cute, but when you say it out loud, it’s Riot, and I’m not sure how that would be perceived.
Love the rest! I am a HUGE fan for unusual/uncommon names!! Great choices.
Post # 6
@miss-spunkin: I agree about Kalan – it reminds me so much of Cailin.
I like Orin and Reid. Oren is another good spelling, and helps people steer away from Orion confusion.
Post # 7
I love Reid!! I know a family with a son named Reid who’s adorable. I also love Asher, and I only know one Asher in real life. A guy I dated in high school had a brother named Lane, and he seemed like such a rugged, manly guy to me, so I also really like that one.
Post # 8
Asher, Gideon, and Reid are my favorites from that list
Post # 9
Reid is a great name. Reminds me of the cute nerd Dr on Criminal Minds. Not a fan of the others.
Post # 11
@Ember78: Agreed. Always think of him too when I hear the name Reid.
Love the name Liam – my best friend named her little boy Liam last year and it’s adorable. She’s loved that name since we were in high school though.
As for the others, none of them are jumping out at me; although I must say, as a teacher, if I saw a child with the name Ryatt on my class list, I would instantly cringe. I think there is an element of truth about kids living up to their names, in loose terms, and naming a child Ryatt (pronounced ‘riot’) is just not indicative of good things to come. Just my opinion though!
Post # 12
I like Reid best, I also like Avi (probably because I had a friend in HS named Avi) and Gideon (probably because of Gideon Yago – who used to be on MTV News like forever ago – anyone with me?)
First thought with Lane is that it sounds like a girl’s name. I think this is due to Lane from Gilmore Girls. First thought with Ryatt was that it sounds like Riot, or like Wyatt pronounced wrong.
Post # 13
I named my son Sterling… absolutely love unique names. Ryder is also very cute, but so very texan lol good luck, and i think it’s great that you want something unique.
Post # 14
Oh & Reid is my FAV. Although Asher is very cute, I know several people I went to High School w/ that named their son that, so it’s not as “unique”
Post # 15
I love Reid. I dated a Reid and he was really hot!