Mixed baby boy names

Vicki - posted on 08/12/2009 ( 57 moms have responded )

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I'm pregnant with my first child, due in December. He is mixed white and black. I'm having such a hard time finding a name that isn't "too white" or "too black". Any ideas on mixed baby boy names???

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Izamar - posted on 09/20/2012

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i would like to get help form yal for my babyy name it is a boy(; he is black and mexican i would want a name that is not too black and not too mexican "/

Kathryn - posted on 07/24/2013

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I want to name our next son Noah! l love it but hubby not so much. You're right tho.. It SHOULDN'T be a problem! But kids can be so mean they can come up with anything to tease and make fun of others name. Both of our kids are blk and white SAME mother and father and our son is almost as white as me.. well we named him Mahlik and I've only gotten one negative comment about it being a more typical name for a black person. smh. I hope by the time he's in school that people aren't as stupid and petty as wen we were kids.

Amy - posted on 08/14/2009

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I have alot of friends with mixed race kids,as well as my own, from white/black to chinese/haitian. Here are some of the names: Johan, Joaquin- pronounced wakeen, Daegan, Jordan, Mason, Alex, Christian, Nathaniel, Bradley, Raven, Maddox, Julian, Elijah, and Xavier. Hope it helps you find a good mixed baby name!

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Talia - posted on 05/04/2014

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I have a suggestion for families in this situation! What we did was give our children traditional English/ Irish/ French names (or at least attempted to as my husband's ethnicity seems to change with every football match) and a name that reflects my ethnic background as well. That way if people question their names, they or you just explain the very simple reasons behind them! :) And by the way, what did you end up naming him?

Alysha - posted on 03/02/2014

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i am a mixed race with black and white im a young adult , im a girl ,and i have a brother and a my boyfriend are both mixed with black and white also my brother is 3 and his name is DARNELL . and my boyfriend is 17 and he is mixed with black and white and his name is JASON .

Saylee - posted on 11/17/2013

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My husband is African-American (Black) and I'm Cocasian (White). I'm pregnant with our first child. I have always wanted to name my sons Elliot or Augustus. What do you think of those names? Are they to formal, or white? I have always wanted to name my daughters Annabeth or Dawn. What about those names? To white? I need advice here!

Dana - posted on 10/06/2013

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I actually feel that when the fathers of your boys are Black-African then it's a good idea to name your sons with names that will show and honor and respect the decent of the father. I don't think anything is wrong with any kinda names, but just think with a boy trying to name him for the father or the father's family or heritage is a nice thing to do. With girls, it could be different of course ... but I haven't had any daughters yet. Just sons.

Amber - posted on 07/06/2013

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My sons names are: Jason, Justice, and Juliano. Me and my husband wanted all our sons to start with a J because his name starts with a J. Maybe you can look up baby names that start with the beginning of your name or your babies daddy. Some of my friends ( black and white) blended their names with part of the babies daddy names.

Lalesha - posted on 04/30/2013

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i am having the same problem i have too other kids they are girls and there names are tanisha marie and shaniqua renae but now were having a boy and dont know what to name him we thought about elijah eugene but dad dont like it that much so were still looking

Ciara - posted on 11/27/2012

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kasyn is my son also brandon is my other son..both mixed w black and white. i also like tha names jayden, camron, latrelle

Tajah - posted on 11/22/2012

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I have 4 sons all mixed bradon,bradly,ayden and bently

I a.father to them.. They are mexican and black

Mandy - posted on 08/19/2012

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all 3 of my boys are hal white/half blk there names are brandon, dillon and ikechukwu (ike for short) xx

Krissy - posted on 08/12/2012

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You should really go with what captures you. Remember "Mom knows BEST!!!" LOL

Elizabeth - posted on 07/31/2012

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I am biracial mixed with black and white. Saying the name doesn't matter as long as you like it is bs. I had to grow up with the name Elizabeth. I don't look like a typical Elizabeth at all. I was picked on so much growing up. You don't want to put your child through that. My son's name is Noah. I also like Isaiah and Jordan. Hope that helps :)

User - posted on 06/12/2012

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how does a name belong to a race, I know many black and white boys named David, Michael, Elijah, Joshua, Mark, Matthew, Keenan, Kevin, Samuel, William, John, Jason, and so on, give me an idea of the names you don't want.

Audrey - posted on 06/11/2012

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My daughters are mixed as well. Their names are Callista and Dianna. My husband, who is black came up with them both.

Tonja - posted on 04/17/2012

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Hello Vicki, my name is Tonja and I too have two mixed children. Elizabeth and Joshua. I want strong names so I looked in the bible I hope this helps.

Christine - posted on 03/14/2012

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Go with what you like....I named my son Dane... My grandmother said she will always think of the GREAT DANE dog....but now He couldnt be anything but DANE!!!! :)

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when picking names for our son we didn't want names that were obviously one race either. the names we came up with were kristian, jackson, matthew and xavier. we felt like they could be anyone of any race. but at the end of the day if you guys really like a name then don't skip over it because you feel like it's too black or too white

User - posted on 03/13/2012

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Man...didn't realize I had the wrong name. Mine is Greek and I'm not Greek at all. Seriously, giving your child a name based on their race feels a little like racial pigeonholing. Give your child a name that you like - why does race even factor into it?

Margaret - posted on 12/31/2011

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Why give them ANY kind of a 'race specific' name??? I can see gender specific (a girl named Samuel or a boy named Jane??) but not race. Just choose what you like/sounds right

Suanita - posted on 11/04/2011

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Our son is also coloured dad and white mom and we called our little boy Umin my husband came up with the name we did not want a family name or any name we wanted to create our own name so we took the word HUMAN and wich when you say it sound like Humin so we just left the H out and there is his name Umin.Every body that hears his name for the first time say its a very unuasul name.Well thats what we wanted then his second name is my madenname.

Aria - posted on 09/27/2011

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I have two boys and a third boy on the way. i am white and hispanic and daddy is black and hispanic. son # 1 is Andreas, and Son #2 is enzo ( dad is a car fanatic) baby number three I am thinking Micha,Nico,Kai, or Elias. not sure where I want to go with this one. A name needs to mean something in My opinion whether it describes a child or the name meaning is important to you I dont think a name can be too white or black it depends on the child.

Samantha - posted on 08/05/2011

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im stuck on finding a name for my mixed baby boy, i love the Isiah but it wouldnt go with my last name. So i am loving the name Leo, i think its proper cute for a mixed race boy!!

Vicki - posted on 08/31/2009

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You guys are great. Thanks for all of the mixed baby names! I'm going with the junior thing. Isiah Manuel Hill Junior. Can't wait til he gets here!

Angela - posted on 08/31/2009

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Go under babynamegenie.com....that will help you figure out a name also. You have to have a first or a middle name and this site will give you ideas on what sounds good with the names you choose. Just go for what you and your family like...don't worry about other people. I named my son after his dad and my mom. Good Luck!!

Missy - posted on 08/15/2009

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I have a son who is also white/black, his name is Devin, I say go with what you love & don't worry what anyone else has to say about it, it's totally up to you and Dad....Just enjoy him when he gets here.

Heather - posted on 08/15/2009

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My son is black/white with Nigerian roots, we named him Jabari which means Brave/Fearless. We had influence from both sides on what we ought to name our child and we choose something that we liked that had a meaning we felt good about.

Vicki - posted on 08/15/2009

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Wow I didn't expect to get this many responses on mixed baby boy names! Thank you all so much for your feedback! I'll keep you all updated as to what I pick!

Amy - posted on 08/15/2009

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I think Isiah Michael sounds great!! Personally i'm not for giving kids two middle names its a LOT for them to learn to read and write and doesnt always fit on documents when they get older.. but if your heart leads you to Isiah Kelvin Michael then that's what his name ought to be!! Isiah would have been our daugther Rebecca Lynn' s name had she been a boy, she would have been Isiah James, My eldest two are Luke Paul and Eric David . Their daddy is half black half native american and I'm white.. we chose to go with names that where not distinctly any race but instead followed what we felt for the children. Naming them without regard to the color of their skin, just as we their parents love each other regardless of the skin where' in :)

Allison - posted on 08/15/2009

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I have 3 beautiful children and used a biblical name, Naomi - named after great grandma, Kai - not white or black but Asian in origin, and Charlie, named after Grandpa! My advice is to focus on raising good kids who will learn how to give back to society, understand many diverse issues with understanding, and can communicate with people from many different cultural backgrounds! Good luck finding a good mixed baby name!

Kim - posted on 08/14/2009

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My son is mixed, black/white and I had the same problem finding a mixed baby boy name. I named my son Jared Thomas. Some of the other names we though of were Jovan, Jeremiah, Jason, Isaac, Gabriel. For a girl, I kinda liked a little more exotic names like Kimari, Alana, Amari, Miranda, etc. Good luck. Let us know what you pick.

Julie - posted on 08/14/2009

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Quoting Vicki:

Thank you I love the name Isiah as well. As far as middle names I was thinking Michael after my cousin who I am very close with. The baby's father wants his middle name to be Kelvin after his own father. So i was thinking Isiah Kelvin Michael but I'm not so sure they flow together.



Isiah Kelvin Michael sounds great! Or even Isiah Michael Kelvin!



But it may be a long name! Either way he will be called Isiah most often .. so make sure at least you like the first part of his name.



I went through baby books and online lists of names and noted all the ones i liked.



I ended up with Jayden.



Good Luck.

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Mine is named after my next youngest brother - Matt. I really wanted to name him Mason, but my mother said it was a hideous name and she would never call him that. Find what you like and stick to your guns.

Carolyn - posted on 08/13/2009

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You shouldn't think too much about the name sounding black or white. Think more about what you like. My son is bi-racial(black/white). I named him Djuan because I liked it.

Melissa - posted on 08/13/2009

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Why does a name have to be black or white? Just choose a name you like and your child will be comfortable with. Remember its not just about mom and dad but your child has to live with this name for the rest of his life. I bought a book and went through it and picked out all the names I liked and worked from there.

Jami - posted on 08/13/2009

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These days there are a ton of name that cross the racial borders. My son is named after his dad (John) which is typically a white name but I actually know several black John's. My daughter is Layla which I have not found to be associated with any race. I know black, white and mixed Layla's. If you like a name, go for it. Don't worry about what people think because someone will always have something negative to say.

Vicki - posted on 08/12/2009

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Thank you I love the name Isiah as well. As far as middle names I was thinking Michael after my cousin who I am very close with. The baby's father wants his middle name to be Kelvin after his own father. So i was thinking Isiah Kelvin Michael but I'm not so sure they flow together.

Laura - posted on 08/12/2009

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Isiah is a beautiful name. When I was preg. with #1 and asked hubby if he wanted a junior he said no. I had always wanted to name a son after my grandfather so I told my mom and I swear 5 minutes after she left hubby said I changed my mind. So # 1 is a jr., #2 is named after my grandfather and hubby's cousin and brother. My daughter is named after my mother. Take your time, you'll come up with the perfect name for your little one. Oh and with #2 he was going to be Charles Dewayne, after grandfather and cousin, I went into labor and on the drive to the hospital hubby realized it was his brother, Michel's birthday. Hubby wanted to throw out Charles and when I refused said name Charles Michel, but we'd already told cousin he was being named after him so we ended up with Charles Michael Dewayne. I like it and it's unique. I didn't use the same spelling for Michel but who cares we all know who he's named after and his uncle is particularly fond of him for that alone. Anyway, enjoy this time and you'll come up with something wonderful.

Vicki - posted on 08/12/2009

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I was going to name him after his father(Isiah) and so far that is the only name I have liked. I would like more options though.

Vicki - posted on 08/31/2009

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You guys are great. Thanks for all of the mixed baby names! I'm going with the junior thing. Isiah Manuel Hill Junior. Can't wait til he gets here!

Vicki - posted on 08/15/2009

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Wow I didn't expect to get this many responses on mixed baby boy names! Thank you all so much for your feedback! I'll keep you all updated as to what I pick!

Allison - posted on 08/15/2009

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I have 3 beautiful children and used a biblical name, Naomi - named after great grandma, Kai - not white or black but Asian in origin, and Charlie, named after Grandpa! My advice is to focus on raising good kids who will learn how to give back to society, understand many diverse issues with understanding, and can communicate with people from many different cultural backgrounds! Good luck finding a good mixed baby name!

Kim - posted on 08/14/2009

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My son is mixed, black/white and I had the same problem finding a mixed baby boy name. I named my son Jared Thomas. Some of the other names we though of were Jovan, Jeremiah, Jason, Isaac, Gabriel. For a girl, I kinda liked a little more exotic names like Kimari, Alana, Amari, Miranda, etc. Good luck. Let us know what you pick.

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