Names! Suggestions & Thoughts.

Sara - posted on 04/11/2012 ( 97 moms have responded )

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I am due in September and I am having a hard time deciding on a baby boy name. I have girl names picked out, but the ultrasound said boy. I love the name Hartley, but my fiance isn't in agreement with me. Some other names I like are: Kaigen, Kayd or Cade, Braedyn (but Braedyn spelled differently is becoming SO popular), Raiden, Breightyn or Bryton, Chaissen, Braetyn, Kase, and Camdyn. (If you can't tell I like names ending with "N" lol).



Middle name will be Mitchel-Scott.

Mitchel after our friend who passed away in 2009, and Scott after my fiances cousin who passed away in 2006.



Any other suggestions or thoughts?

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Name your child something that he does not have to say "my name is John, J O N N E" If you are going to name him John, name him JOHN. I feel so sorry for children whose name is spelled so differently that no one knows for sure what it is when they see it written and the poor kids have to spell it EVERYTIME. Why not just name the child Mitchel Scott? My friend named her son Dakota, only it is Dakhotah. I can't figure it out, it is not "cute". Just remember, your child has to live with whatever you hang on him his entire life.

Kerry - posted on 04/14/2012

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The very first gift, passed life itself, is the child's name. As a labor and delivery nurse, and mother, I can tell you that a lot of work goes into choosing that gift. Right now the most popular name for boys seems to be Kaylen, various spellings. One thing to keep in mind is that little boys don't like "different" names. An odd name that sets a little girl apart is one that she will probably like but not so much so for boys. They tend to get made fun of for that unique name that you worked so hard to create. Some studies even suggest that a different type name may even cause psychological problems for male children. Girls like their different names and are usually very proud of them. One of my grown daughter's names is Sunshine and she loves her name. My other daughter's name is Misty. This prompted them to be called 'the weather report girls'. Both girls love their names. Our boys are Clay, Curt and Timothy and all 3 boys like their more traditional names. Just some thoughts. Hope it helps

Merry - posted on 04/13/2012

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I love hartley. Very nice IMO

Hartley Mitchell-Scott sounds lovely.

Braedyn and all variants are IMO too overused and kind of tacky now.

Kade sounds like Kate when you say it out loud so I don't like that at all.

And I think Ys are feminine and look really weird in the middle of a boys name. At the end or if it's supposed to be there it's fine, but when it's randomly placed in a name it looks girly.

Aurelia - posted on 04/12/2012

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No offense, but all the Aiden-Brayden-Caden-Jaden-Hayden names are too common now.

I have three boys, named Xavier, Everett and Quentin. We were going for something people could recognize and spell, but without being too popular. It will be better if there aren't three kids with the same name in his kindergarten class. :)

Good luck!

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Elaine - posted on 04/17/2012

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Shay or as we spell it Shea!! would go well with Mitchell-Scott.Our wee Shea stood alone for first time today and two very excited sisiters cheered on! enjoy and
best of luck with rest of your pregnancy!

Kathy - posted on 04/17/2012

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My best advice would be to give him a name that will be easy for him to spell and for others to remember and spell correctly. One of my sons has a very traditional name, and the other one has a name that's less common. And, I can tell you from experience that the latter one always complains that people spell and/or pronounce his name incorrectly. And, that drives him crazy!



Since your baby's dad likes Cade (which is actually kind of popular these days, but not that unusual), and you like names ending in "n," the name Caden sounds like a good compromise to me. And, the odds are that people would probably spell it correctly most of the time, and your son would probably find it easy to spell. Plus, Caden Mitchel-Scott has a really nice, masculine ring to it!

Sara - posted on 04/16/2012

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What about the name Carson? Is that really popular right now? Its a name my fiance actually suggested, and I do really like it. I just don't want a name that's gonna be too popular.

Mary Ann - posted on 04/16/2012

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The only thing I would suggest is since you like unique names maybe not such a tricky spelling or a name that sounds very close to an average name (Jason/Chaissen). Once in school he'll have to repeat his name and spelling on a daily basis. Could make it hard for him. I grew up having to explain my name and by the age of 8 I was exhausted. And...maybe picture him at different ages and see if it fits. Hope I could help.

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My husband and I also like names ending in N. :) Our two boys are named Easton and Lennon. If I ever had another boy my top pick would be Kingston. If you want more suggestions I also really like Hudson, Houston, or Leighton. But you have a pretty big list already to narrow down, haha. If you really like all of them and are just having trouble deciding which you like best, I'd suggest looking up the meanings of all of them. That might help you feel more strongly about one or two over the others. Good luck!

Heidemarie - posted on 04/15/2012

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I teach preschool and come across many names. I like: Adin, Adrian, Noah, Kohen, Killian, Max, Cuinn, Wyatt, Zenon and Travis.

Janet - posted on 04/15/2012

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Is your fiancee's name a possibility? Also other family names....the ones you have chosen are all good candidates. We had to meet our son before we could definitely put a name to his precious face.

Heather - posted on 04/15/2012

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My husband and I have one child, he'll be 6 in July his name is Joel William (the William part is after my husband/his dad), we found out in February we are expecting another in September, we don't know if it's a boy or a girl yet. I have my girl name picked out Lavender Sage. If it's a boy however we only have a middle name, Dean, after my grandpa who died the year my first was born just two weeks before. All I know is that I don't want something that has made it to the top 100 baby names for the last few years. My suggestion for a name is to discuss why you like the names you do with your fiance and let him explain names he likes to you, you never know what you'll end up deciding on. I think I was 3 months from having Joel and I just knew that that was his name. Nothing else fit, I felt I knew him that well already. If you fiance hasn't helped with first names yet don't push about it, you don't want a fight over a name. I've had friends who haven't even named their babies until they were a week old because they wanted to get to know the baby, Believe it or not your baby will let you know his personality and help you in the naming process if you are intuitive and listen.

Laura - posted on 04/15/2012

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I like the name Mason...I only know one.
As far as naming someone after someone...it is very common where we are from...THE SOUTH.

Josephine - posted on 04/15/2012

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I have two boys both born in November, 5 years apart. I had the same problem and in the end the names came to me. They are now 2 grown men Philip 30 and Nicholas 25. As far as I can remember I didn't have a boys name pick out for Nicholas, only a girls name. But when he was born and I saw him, my first thought was Nicholas! out of the blue. So today Nicholas is a man!
My suggestion is to pick a name that would go with the person he will become, a name that will make him independent, his own person, and that he will like when he's older. Nothing that sounds so different that people can't spell or read correctly and can cause him to be picked on when he goes to school. Believe you, I was a Middle School teacher for 20 yrs. and kids can be very mean. So make it easy on the boy/man and choose a name that will make him proud! I love the Middle name, it's very meaningful and special.

Merry - posted on 04/14/2012

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Jayden is the 4th most popular name in America right now.



Anything with the Aidan sound in it is waaaaaay overused right now.

Kim - posted on 04/14/2012

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What about Jaeden? Not as popular and would sound great with your middle names. I found my baby boy names on a site much like this in 99 when I had my last son. Just chatting with other moms. I named my son Jayce, because someone recommended it and it was so different that I just fell in love with it. I hope you find something you love. Good luck and congrats.

Valerie - posted on 04/14/2012

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My daughter named her son Landen...... I love the name and it does end in "N".

Her second choice was Mitchell.

Pamela - posted on 04/14/2012

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Let me caution you about naming new ones after others...alive or in Spirit form. Each child is unique and deserves their own name. The names of others carry their energy. Why put the energy of one soul onto another.

It's a different thing if you choose a name that someone else uses, but naming a child after someone your known is strapping them with that person's energy. I have 3 boys and one pf them was named after 3 famous people. If I had it to do over, I would not name him after anyone. I would choose a name just for him as I did for his brothers

May you find a name that you and the child's father like and that the child will like also.

Lorie - posted on 04/14/2012

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I know u are naming him after ur friends who have passed which is sentimental for u but remember ur son will never know these ppl and will be the one who has to live for a lifetime with these names. I named my son Ryan Harley after my dad and sorta wish now I hadn't cause he never knew him and has to live with that middle name

Merry - posted on 04/14/2012

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Edison Mitchell Scott

Sullivan Mitchell Scott

Franklin Mitchell Scott

Kellan Mitchell Scott

Kim - posted on 04/14/2012

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Edwin Mitchell-Scott, Ian (pronounced "ean") Ian Mitchell-Scott, Ryan Mitchell-Scott, they are all kinda old fashioned names that you don't see anymore but go really well with the old fashioned middle names. Good Luck, you may have to wait til you hold him to see which name actually fits him.

Bernadette - posted on 04/14/2012

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I once worked in a childcare centre with a little boy called Grayden. I wasn't too sure about it at first, but he was such a sweet little kid that it ended up growing on me. He is the only Grayden I've ever met.

My son's name is Lewis. I love it. One, because it's my maiden name and I have only sisters so the name finishes with my dad. I grew up with the name, so for me there was no other option. Two, because it is a strong masculine sounding name. And three, it's not too "different" but you also don't hear of it on every second kid.

Chris - posted on 04/14/2012

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We have a son named Grayson, we love it, and its not overly popular yet. It funny cuz our other son is Mitchell and Graysons middle name, and his dads name is Scott.

Laura - posted on 04/14/2012

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Our sons are called Mason and Reuben and we don't often meet others with those names. Both gets lots of compliments on their names. I also like Cohen.

Jennifer - posted on 04/14/2012

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My son is Keegan. We chose it because I too like names ending in -an, and which were not too common. Since then ive met many more little boys, named Keegan:( We often call him kee ( which is one of my boyfriends bests friends nickname(from Lakee)) ALso I think keeping meaning and orgin in mind is important) I think it's strange, a family I know have 3 boys with names from Italian Irish and English origins,all which do not seem to go together, and a German last name...weird! So think about the possible future

Names too and how the name you choose now may sound with siblings?...just a thought

Tedge - posted on 04/13/2012

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I agree and at semi normal name my name Tedge was after someone my parents knew and my dad was Ted but my whole life I have had to repeat and repeat and spell my name every time I meet someone even when they are not writing it down. I have had people ask if my parents were on drugs when they named me and if they hated me for some reason. People can be rude and while you shouldn't worry what others think it does get old and can be very offensive.

Kim - posted on 04/13/2012

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Gavin Mitchel-Scott

Grayson Mitchel-Scott

Clifton Mitchel-Scott

Cameron Mitchel-Scott

Ian Mitchel-Scott



You need to say the names out loud together so you can hear what they will sound like (added with your last name). Sometimes a name sounds great until you add the last name, then it just doesn't quite "flow".



Mitchel-Scott Hartley ... a small compromise, using your chosen middle names as a first name and your favored first name as the middle name, just maybe your fiance will agree ?

Tracie - posted on 04/13/2012

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Keep in mind that someday your son will be a 45 year old married man with children.

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