Baby Boy Names
Julie - posted on 11/19/2012
Oh Lord!! I haven't picked up romance novel since I was a teenager. What a lot of false hope that gave me!! ha ha ha ha ha ha!!! I don't have 100% say in this decision so the DH and I will have to mull it over. Maybe I'll wander through Chapters in the next few months and pick up a book or two. LOL
Thanks for the suggestion!! It's certainly different. :-)
Julie - posted on 11/19/2012
That's funny Lacye!! We just found out yesterday that we're having a boy and due Feb 20. Haven't even discussed a name. I know he wants to go with "Gaven" but I can't do that name (for my own reasons). I don't like popular names and am thinking a little more classic. Names that are still "modern" but you don't hear much anymore; Aaron, Adam, William, Bradley, etc. That's what we did in Dec 2011 with our daughter Samantha Rose.
We tried to go "unique" with our first & called her Jaiden Evonne. Now the boy 2 houses up from us is Jayden and we have to call them Jaiden Girl and Jayden Boy so they know who's mother is yelling for who. LOL
We still have some time but I'm totally stumped. Was totally expecting another girl so I'm lost. LOL
Lacye - posted on 10/23/2012
You are going to laugh at me, but go look in a romance novel. My son is due February 1, 2013 and I found his first name (Bowen) in a fantasy romance book. LOL I seriously doubt I tell him that when he gets older but I saw the name and I loved it!
Barbara - posted on 10/23/2012
Yes there are plenty of baby boy names books out there and it is easy if you and your husband make a list of your favorite 10 names. Then you can go out to your back door and yell the name of each name on the list with the entire name, first and last and see which one you actually like the best. Unique names that I always liked were Zak and Todd but today its seems not so unique.
With your last name being Betts you should not have too much trouble finding a name.
Oh man, ask a question like this and you just might be overwhelmed by many responses you're bound to get! People LOVE to name others' babies for them! Haha. So instead of telling you what you should name your baby, I'm going to offer some suggestions for you to share with your husband if you wish. First of all try to find some common standards. For example, can you at least agree on what KINDS of names you like?? Do you both prefer traditional names or non-traditional? Do you prefer simple or trendy? Are you trying to find a name you can give him that by kindergarten he won't have six friends with the same name? If you and your husband still differ on these areas (ex: you like trendy names, he like traditional) then here is my ultimate suggestion, it's what it eventually came to with my husband and me naming our first child:
Set aside a pretty good block of time to sit down together with a baby name book. Go through the boy section and look at EVERY SINGLE NAME. When either one of you comes to a name that you find appealing, even a little bit, point it out to each other. If the other person says "NO WAY" then you move on to the next one. If the other person is willing to at least consider it for a while, write it down. Go through the whole book, and fill up your list with any and every name that both of you think "Ok, yeah, maybe..." Hang this list somewhere conspicuous, like the fridge or the bathroom mirror, so that you both will see it everyday and you will be saying those names over and over in your head. At some point here and there a name will stick out to you and you'll think "No, the more I hear it the more I realize I can NOT imagine calling my child that." Cross it off. Or a name will stick out more and more as the one that's more appealing than the rest. Put a star by it. Have your husband do the same, maybe even in a different color ink, so both of your preferences are clear to each other.
My husband and I did this and not only was it a fun pregnancy bonding experience but we found that in the end the "favorite" name was the same for both of us. And just so you don't get discouraged I'll tell you this, from a book of 100,000 baby names (of course a lot of those were girl names and we only needed boy names) the original list we agreed on was only 16 names. It took us three or four weeks to weed out all but two or three that we decided we really liked. The name we eventually settled on was Easton. When we found out our second was also a boy we actually used a name from the original list, too, which was Lennon, that my husband had wanted from the beginning but only grew on my over time.
Good luck! You'll find it! :)
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