Need help in naming our son

Heather - posted on 09/02/2011 ( 222 moms have responded )

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I want something unusual but not weird. Any suggestions?

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Elizabeth - posted on 09/06/2011

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Liam, Maxwell, Benjamin, Sean, Eoin (Owen), Eli, Jedidiah, Kyle, Caleb...

Helen - posted on 09/05/2011

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My boys names are Jordan Paul James Storm and Isaac Jack Paolo River. We wanted unusual but not weird and by putting the more unusual name in the middle they can choose whether or not to use it. Jordan has recently become known as Storm to his friends because it is "cool" but when he is older and wants a job he might be pleased to have a more normal first name. Bear in mind people do judge someone when they hear a name.

Jamie - posted on 09/03/2011

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I always lean toward more old-fashioned names. Ones that aren't real common or overly used right now, but still not so "out there" that you (or your child) will regret it later on. Look back in your (and your husband's) family trees and see if there are some cool old names on there - maybe a great, great uncle!

KIm - posted on 09/03/2011

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We have a Lucas but since moving to Ontario from Quebec, there are at least 2 in every class lol

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Angela - posted on 09/06/2011

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My sons name is Rogan and its a stunning name he will be 24 this month and he loves his name and finds it very unusual

Dayna - posted on 09/06/2011

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I have always liked the name Oren. My hubby's name is James so our first son was named after him and his dad who is deceased. But we had decided that if we had another son we would name him Oren Lee, but we had a little girl so we named her Erin Rose. I also like the name Rory for a boy!! Good luck, it's always tough to pick out a good name!!

Rachael - posted on 09/06/2011

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I just named my son Asher. IT means happy from the definition I looked up. We like it and I have received some great compliments on it.

Stephanie - posted on 09/06/2011

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My son is Xzavier. (keeping the z). You could take your husband's father's first and middle names and your father's middle and first names and combine them...lay out the letter and see what you come up with. I tried that...combined Patrick with Hubert and got Berrick, but my husband didn't go for it.

Shannon - posted on 09/06/2011

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My son is named Kenyon and I love his name. It is Gaelic for blonde. If I would have had another boy I would have named him Kyler. But I got 2 girls instead. (Kira-Daisy & Kallista). Have fun!

Tammy - posted on 09/06/2011

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It's not as unusual as it was 11 years ago but our son's name is Greyson and I love it. I get lots of comments of it being unique. I call him Grey which is very masculine so it should do well as he ages. I've even had a friend name her baby Greyson after my son :>)

Lisabeth - posted on 09/06/2011

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Tulley

I wanted to name our son Tulley Josiah but my husband wasn't thrilled with it.

We named him Quinn Gabriel.

But I still LOVE Tulley.

Marie - posted on 09/06/2011

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my hubby and I had a hard time thinking of a name for our 6th child, a friend of ours gave us the name of his son-- Jad-- Arabic for Jade but a male version of the name, we really liked it, had never heard it b4, its not too outlandish but definately different

Shanna - posted on 09/06/2011

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There a several names on this list I'd like to have too :) I'm fond of Jase, Jax, Ashton or Payton

Lisa - posted on 09/06/2011

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We went with Oscar. He's the only Oscar in his class (and maybe his school). I also liked Hugo. And Kanin.

Jennifer - posted on 09/06/2011

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my son's name is Jareth...a character from one of my fav movies. look through your movie collection - older movies are the best

Kristie - posted on 09/06/2011

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why not try and combine family names? After someplace special to u and you husband? I chose to name my son after his father(this was way back in my Senior year in H.S that was decided i would) but it worked out cus i like the name. if your religious how about a name in the Bible

Teresa - posted on 09/06/2011

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My sons name is Logan Raphael and if we have another boy I would probably consider Grant as a name.

Sarah - posted on 09/06/2011

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I have four boys and thwir names are Connor Ashton, Logan Blair, Wesley Triston, and Cooper Angelo.
My husband and I usually pick five names we each like and then switch our list and cross out the ones we don't like and then just keep crossing out and until we get to two. We each take our list back and dicide which ones we would love over the others and we always get great names.

Gail - posted on 09/06/2011

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I like Easton as well and Weston. Bently, Jarrett and Garrett are names I've always liked too. My niece used the first initial of her husband, her's and their sons names for their daughters middle name, Jae. So that might be an idea for making your own name.

Erin - posted on 09/06/2011

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My son's name is Alexander, but he goes by Xander. A little twist on the traditional. I was looking for something unique but have a traditional streak as well. Give him options as well as he grows. Alex, Alec, Xander, Alexander, Lex....just not Al:) Good luck.

Patricia - posted on 09/06/2011

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I like a name to live up to. Perhaps one from the Bible. I gave one son my maiden name as a middle name since my family had no sons.

Joanne - posted on 09/06/2011

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I firmly believe that the meaning of a name is important as well, we named our son Thane, pronouced with a long A sound. It means "owner of many lands" I also absolutely love the name Raine

Bernadette - posted on 09/06/2011

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something that is meaningful to you. I named my son Lewis, which is my maiden name. There were no boys in my family to carry on the name, and my dad's only brother passed away when he was only a teenager. I also like it because, while it is not an uncommon name, it's also not one you hear on every second kid

Debbie - posted on 09/06/2011

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Probably like most I like different but not weird. I think about school, college then business. It may sound silly but simple, powerful and yet .... soft. Something like Evan.

Leslie - posted on 09/06/2011

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Dade. My son's name is Johnathan (after his father John) Dade. We call him Dade though.

Helen - posted on 09/06/2011

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My son is called Calvin. It was unusual at the time but it's getting more common now :(

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