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No more than three days away from totally freaking out

Sigh. Ok, people, I know I have asked for your help with this before, but frankly, it didn't help. So I am going back to the well one more time in hopes of brilliant inspiration that will save me from an absolute mental breakdown and allow me to get back to the critical business of laundering itty bitty fleece footie jammies and vacuuming the inside of my freezer. (No lie on that one, I vacuumed the inside of my freezer. It seemed the easiest way to get all the bits of frozen waffle out. Worked like a charm.) Anywho, when I say "go," I want you to give me your very best boy name. Or your top three. Or five. But absolutely no more than five. No restrictions, just whatever you want to throw at me (although I lean strongly toward very traditional names, so if you want to be actually helpful here you may decide to keep that in mind.)

You have got to help me here. If we don't come up with a name soon I may experience a moment of pregnancy-induced insanity and succumb to my husband's recent campaign to name this poor, unsuspecting fetus after my former cat. And do you all really want a travesty like that on your heads? No, you do not.

So, go!

Comments (248)

First!

No that is not my name suggestion. Those would be:

Elijah (Eli)
William (Will)

Are they my boys' names? I'm not sayin'.

Sebastian
Alexander
Brian

Landon
Seth
Chase
Jackson
Devon (Devin, Deven, Devan)

Jack
Henry
Charles (Charlie)
Jason
Sam

People are going to think you're talking about Callie or Pixel and think Chris is totally crazy here :)

Favorite boys names that I wish we could have used but I swear to god are just not going to happen no matter how good an idea David thinks four kids would be:

Jack, Sam, Charles, Joshua, and David was a favorite of mine even before I met my own.

If we have a boy it will have to have a name starting with J which is SO HARD to find an interesting one. So here are my favorite non-J names I'll never get to use.

Luther
Miles
Milo
Martin

Why? Why couldn't it be an M name that we need?

Type little a and I have a lot in common when it comes to baby names -- I adore Henry too, just forgot it. I came back to see if you're going to issue a prize to the person who first enters the name you ultimately choose.

I love the name Justin and I couldn't use it because I gave it to Tammy and Ritch.

Since you don't know them, you are golden.

I also love Josh (Joshua), but I couldn't use that because of my last name.

What do I win?

I'm a traditionalist, so bear with me and don't hold it against me if we use one of these names:
- Samuel (Sam!)
- Elijah (Eli!)
- Benjamin (Ben!)
- Adam (my husband's name, and what a shame of that, because I love it.)
- William (Will!)
- Nathaniel (Nate!)

Have you alerted Swistle to these goings-on? She's going to be so excited. SO EXCITED.

Hunter
Wyatt
Gavin
Miles
Kigh

Good luck, I just went through this with girls names.

Shannon

Hunter
Wyatt
Gavin
Miles
Kigh

Good luck, I just went through this with girls names.

Shannon

Isaac
Sean
Gabriel
(Samuel, but someone already mentioned that one.)
William

Chris Jr? Chris the Second?

We were going to use Alexander John (the names of two of our grandfathers) before we found MM's name.

I'm fond of Charles (another grandparental name), Jack (again!), and Reginald (favorite author).

I have a Joe and a Billy. Both have good strong full names and nice, fun nicknames (see also: Joey, Will, Liam, not Willy though, don't go there). I also like that the names don't say much about them. Anyone can be a Joe or a William. Presidents, doctors, tatoo artists. It doesn't steer them toward being anything, you know?

Anyway, with that criteria, I also love:
John (common, but I dig that), Jack (getting kind of popular though and while I like common, I don't care for trendy), Matthew, Charles (only didn't use because hearing a Boston accent, even my own, bellowing Chaaaaah-lie every 5 minutes would have driven me crazy). Last one that I love but my husband hates and I probably would too if I hadn't met the sweetest little boy with the name: Gus. I know but you really had to see him.

Good Luck

I like Benson - Ben for short
Chadwick - Chad
Jonas
Xavier
Keaton

Also, Robert (Bob) and David (my dad and stepdad).

If you wanna go off-beat, you could try Thornton (BIL).

Ok, I love:

Elliott (good with Amelia!)
Vincent? I dunno..
Lyle
Roland (the headless thompson gunner)
Graham

My best not common, sorta traditional names...

Some are repeats (sorry!):

Seth
Kyle
Michael
Jack

James. shortened to Jamie. Can be Jim or James later in life.

Jeffrey. Was my #2 choice.

Jacob. Jake.

Justin.

and something not with a J....

Nope, can't do it. Jack and Joshua. Love the J names for boys.

Seth
Evan (Mia & Evan sounds really cute)
Darren
Noah
Isaac

Ooh! And Max. Please don't bich-slap me for a 6th name...Mwah!

If you don't want him to have a name that 4 other kids in his class have, make sure it's not in the top 40% of the list in a baby book.

You'll do great. Mia;s a precious name.

Richard
Adam
Byron
Joseph

(also, I can't count to three accurately)

Samir?
Abdullah?
Abdelkadi?

Oh, you meant white people traditional. My bad.

(Picture me saying the above like we're real life friends and that I'm gently teasing, not being a bitch. Because I'm not a bitch! I'm sugar and spice and everything nice!)

Seriously, I like Alex (not Alexander, just Alex), Adam, Aaron, Mason, Peter, and Caleb. Rhys (pronounced "Reese" - Welsh) is nice. And I agree with Holy Schmidt that Evan goes really nicely with Amelia/Mia.

Franklin!

Hmmm, traditional.

William
Cole
Henry
Harry
Spencer
Samuel
Maxwell
Malcolm
Atherton (my son's middle name!)
Jack (son)
Tobias (Toby)
Bennet
Beckham

Okay, now I'm out of suggestions. Anything else, and I'll be handing away my future sons' names!


I love playing 'Let's name the fetus'. I also like 90% of what your commentors have written. Nice work.

I will pick my favourite students' names. I can never ever use them, for that reason, but you can !

Joseph
Joshua
Noah
Jackson **(I like it alot)**
Henry
Hayden
Isfar (I guess that might be odd)
Ryan
Eric
Ian
Sam

I teach alot of classes, I didn't just name all the boys in one class :) Good Luck ! You should ask Santa to bring you the perfect name for Christmas.

Oh yea, my favorite game.

Harrison
Henry
Benjamin
Nathaniel
Jackson

PS. I loved the picture of Mia with Santa. SO freaking cute.

All my favourite boy names happen to also be the names of relatives, so I wasn't allowed to use them based on the "baby's first name can't be the name of someone we already know" rule imposed by husband! All are fairly traditional, so maybe you will like them, too :)

Timothy
Eric
Jeffrey
Stephen

And the bonus 5th, also "traditional" but rather unconventional: Calvin

I am expecting a girl this time around, so here's my list for boys that I won't be using.....

William (Will)
Andrew (Drew)
Alec
Jack
Nathan (Nate)
Dominic
Liam
Marcus (Marc)
David

I'm not into all trendy names, especially for boys. I tend to think what it will sound like once they are grown up. Repeats, but my likes:

Michael
Bryan
Luke

I don't like a name that you can associate with a year of "popularity"
JMHO =)

Tyler (don't tell your husband you'd be naming the kid after my dog)
Christopher is nice
Jake

good luck! We named Biscuit on the way to the hospital :)

Cameron
Aidan
Scott
Brian

Ooooh...fun! Boo...only five? I could do this all night.

I lean toward slightly funkier names, so I had to consult one of my baby name books for inspiration. I'm sure you'll hate them and think I'm a loony, but here goes:

Two traditional names that aren't maybe absolute favs, but have been the names of several incredible, intelligent, and kind men I've known are: Anthony (Tony) and Nicholas (Nick). I don't know what it is...all the Tony-s and Nick-s I have ever known were just good eggs.

Next in no particular order:

Jonah
Andrew
Gabriel

Gabriel Joseph
Noah James

Jameson
Ethan
Joseph
Michael
Thomas
Spongebob
Patrick

Kieran
Brennan
Julian

My biggest thing with choosing a boy name was that I didn't want a name that would morph into something cute for a small child, but ridiculous for a man (for example, Timmy, Tommy, etc.) How much of a pain would it be for little Timmy to try to convince people to call him Tim? So I went with Kieran - no short form, no cutesy form. Just Kieran.

(I do realize, however, that people would call a Julian "Jules". I could live with that one, provided it wasn't too frequent. So yes, I'm also wishy-washy. Deal with it.) :)

OMG I really don't like alot of those names! I had no idea I was so judgemental! I think I just associate them with people I don't like.
(?Beckham?)

I had a terrible time with my kids' names, and took my daughter home as "baby girl" which became her nickname for 15 years (actually in Spanish: nena)

So: my son was supposed to be Max Elliott, but when he was born he was obviously a Brendan Nicholas. I still love both names, but it depends on the fetus. My daughter was supposed to be Connor Ross, but then she was supposed to be a boy. One name in the lists above stood out: I really like Calvin.

I also try yelling the potential names in a stern, authoritative voice, including the middle and last names, just to make sure they are truly effective. Even though my kids are teens, they still jump at loud full-name reprimands.

Ryan is my personal favorite. Since I don't know you, I can give you that one. :)

Miles
Sebastian
Oscar (no really)

Martin
Robert
Vincent
Richard
Christopher

of course, i might use one of these myself one day, so... no promise of originality.

Jack
Oliver
Elliot
Tucker
Parker

I love the name Andrew. :) If my fiance and I ever have kids (or, I guess I should say, when. whenever that happens, lol), and one of them is a boy, I wanted to name him Andrew (Andy or Drew... or I personally like Andyroo, lol), but my sister's boyfriend's name is Andrew, so unless she gets rid of him, I can't use that name. :(

Declan
George
Noah
Gabriel
Adam

Tom
Luke
Chris

My husband is called Chris too so i'll probably never get to choose that one!

My top picks would be:
Chris, Jr.
Duncan
Lucas
Stockton
And my personal all-time favorite, but not really traditional: Kjel (pronounced Chell)

Well, here are our three front runners so far...I enjoyed reading the list (for ideas) but unfortunately there weren't many names that could be said nicely in both French and English (we're predominantly french canadian and speak french at home to one another...so translation is a huge issue in any name we choose)...

So far, we've got:

Max (Maximilien, Maxim)
Xavier
Felix

Jacob
Isaac
Alistair
Cameron
Zachary

Hope that helps...

I've got a Tristan and an Ethan. Those are my favorite names, so if I have another boy, I'll be lost.

A lot of comments have suggested Milo and I was going to suggest that as well.
Milo and Mia has a nice ring to it.

I have two boys and we gave them both traditional names. David Stewart Andrew and Thomas James William. (My brother then had a son and claimed we had pinched all the best names. He called his son Alex which we liked too)

Philip
Thomas
Oliver
Adrian
Benjamin

Two of those are ex-boyfriends, one is my brother, so I personally wouldn't use those three names should I ever need a boy name, although I love them. I am purposely not saying which are which, just in case that changes the way you think about them. Good luck!

I like Jack, Noah, Michael!

You could go with a Dutch name like Mees, Thijs or Rein. VERY original ;)

My kids are Christopher and Andrew, so obviously I love those names. Other names we bounced around were:

Maximilian
Derek
Colby (not traditional enough though)
Justin

Good luck!

When my son was born, I went to my family tree in search of names, as I like traditional and old family names best. You might want to research some names back in your family (and Chris').

Good traditional male names:

George (my top favorite, and if I had had another child, I would have picked it)

Cameron

If Chris is a Jr., make him a III. You could even call him Trey.

Seth

Jake (my son's name, but you can borrow it)

Ethan

Garreth

Okay, I'll stop now.

Patrick
Trent
Vaughn
Lucas

No one mentioned

Ryan
Trevor

and only one mention of

Tyler

Paul
Anthony
Fletcher
Mark
Ryan

This is pretty much my favorite question to answer ever:
1. Xavier
2. Caleb
3. Beckett
4. Simon
5. Asher

well...we have Samson Daniel -- we were looking for strong names, and it just turned out that my homework for my history of the Old Testament class was the stories of Samson and Daniel.

We were also leaning toward Samuel Atticus, but being a beer drinker in the Boston area I just knew he'd end up being called Samuel Adams!

here were the other possibilies:
John
Stephen
Otis
Cosmo

oh, and to coolchick's "Trey" suggestion...Chris is too well versed in random knowledge, and would know that's how Trey from Phish got his name, and rule it out...

My three favoritest names ever are

Travis Elliott
Cayden James
Jack Thomas

They all have a little ring to them that I just love. I think finding a boy names is so hard. Good luck!!

My three favoritest names ever are

Travis Elliott
Cayden James
Jack Thomas

They all have a little ring to them that I just love. I think finding a boy name is so hard. Good luck!!

Hayden
Mason
Edward
Stephen
Quinn

Hayden
Nicholas
Nathan
Aaron
Andrew
Benjamin

Yeah, I know. More than five.

Hey, is Chris a junior? What about - Chris Jr???

I recently found out I am pregnant so we've been playing the name game a lot. Boys names are hard and they just aren't as much fun as girls names.

For a boy, we've decided on Maxwell - it is a family name. I also like Trey, Calvin, Alan, and Evan. There are my 5.

I love Abraham, but I have a half brother in law with that name, so no can do. I also like Alexander but I told my best friend and she used it, so no can do. Finally, the one I think we will/can use, McKinley. The husband and I like to use names of places we have been or would like to go to come up with names, so McKinley was originally after the mountain, but then we realized it is also his grandmother's maiden name, so it is perfect for us. Plus I think it is gender nuetral. But if you use it, I am still using it for my f-ing child too. No more name stealing.

Cooper
Caleb

Carver *** (my favorite)
Elliot
Miles
Benjamin
Calvin

Ooh, I like

Rhyddian
Huw
Conyn
Dai
Calan


...though i guess you meant traditional to your part of the world, in which case...uh... I have no idea. Evan's good.

1. james
2. ben
3. michael
4. stephen
5. brian

the most traditional but nice names i can think of!

My son's name is Blake Elliot...I think I picked the best.

I also liked Nathan, Nicolas, Andrew, Jeremy, and Jackson.

Good luck!

Jack
Henry
Oliver

Milo
Maximillian
Noah
Turner
Grayson

Jackson
Travis
Sebastian
Elijah
Tanner

Good luck on finding the right name!

Going with my Scottish heritage -

Ian
Kyle
Adrian
Colin
Alistair

How about Daniel or Adam

James
Donovan
Tyler
Jackson
Alexander(I always liked this after watching Buffy and wanted another boy so we could call him Zander)

Here are some of the traditional names i like:
Frank
George
(just met the cutest boys/brothers with those names)
Oliver
Jake
Lucas/Luke
Will

Of course, we aren't about naming kids with traditional names:

Breckin - the alternate name for Squeaker... you can have it if you want! :)

Aidan

Elijah
Jackson
Joshua

We're going through the same thing, except we don't know the sex so we are fighting over TWICE as many names.
Anyway, five of our boy contenders:
Daniel
Owen
Nicholas
Zachary
Graham

Ethan
Evan
Daniel
Brett

Oh, who am I kidding I am having enough problems naming my own fetus! Got any good girl names?

Kingsley
Henry

Do you have any good family names you could use?

Bennett
Garrett
Daniel (Danny)
Peter
David

I used to work in OB and would have to type up birth certificates - oh the things that people would name their children!

I'm not reading any of the proceeding comments, so forgive me if I repeat any names.

1. Mason is my favorite boy's name. I doubt you want "Mia and Mason," though.
2. Oliver
3. Christian
4. Andrew (Drew for a nickname)
5. Jackson (Jack for a nickname)

you may have rejected my choices once before, i believe...
i said Jack (you can't use that one, right?)
Nathan - Natie, or Nate. love love love
Ryan
Ethan

(those were our boy names...you can have 'em...since i'm all done with the whole baby thing!)

Brendan
Justin
Weston
Jonas

James
Daniel
Michael
Jeffrey
Samuel

Matthias

I have only girls so I will give you my "if they were boys" names

Owen (Summer's intended name)
Nolan (Mila's intended name)
Joshua
Nicholas
William (Will)

Jonathan [Could go with Jon or Nathan for short]
Samuel [Sam, Sammy]
Chad/Chadwick
Corey/Cody
Jason

I can't stop at 5! I'm sorry, I'm on a roll here!!

Michael [Mike, Mikey, Mickey, Mic]
Brandon
Alan Michael?
Jeffrey
Justin
Caleb
Matthew/Mattheau
Martin [Marty]
Trevor
Dustin
Daniel [Danny]
James
Douglas
Sean
Andrew [Andy, Drew]
Clayton
Trey
Troy
Kevin/Devin
Mitchell [Mitch]
Luke
Elliot
Harrison [Harry]
Lamar
Morgan
Brock
Brady
Timothy

Okay.. I'll stop. I'm sorry, I really got on a roll there, but if you need more, just lemme know! I can spew names like nobody's business! lol


You don't like what I have to say most of the time, but I'll throw my favorites in.

Jet Danger - ( he can always say, "Danger is my middle name )
Isaac ( call him Zack ) Isaac means laughter
Creek
Stone

Easton ( maybe better as a girl name )

David
Isaac
Ian
Mason
Cecil

Trevor.

My all time favourite boy's name is Owen, but I can't use it (last name issue). Runner's up: Jeremy, Nathan, Timothy, and Benjamin.

Joel
Colby
Carson
Henry
Jordan
Ryan
Daniel

Zane

It's my brother's name, and I love it!

I'm sort of partial to Joshua because I named my 2nd Joshua and his first day his brother (5 years older) came to see him and announced that I could name him Joshua, but HE was going to call him Justin. . . so for the past 21 years, his name has been, of course, Justin :)

I also love Jason, Justin :), Jared, Adam, Alan, Aaron, and Alex.

For some strange reason, I also like the name Caden. (thats pretty left field compared to the others!)

Good luck!

William (I call mine, WILLZ!)

Alexander (but call him Zander, like from Buffy)

Vincent (Vinny or The Vinster)

We picked Eric for our son because it is short, easy to spell and you can't really make fun of it!

Christian
Michael
Jackson
Derick
(The last 2 are my kids' names. :)

Lately, I have been all about:

Graham

Jack
Sam
Clay

Holy crap, Beth. If you don't get a name from this extensive list of replies, you're screwed. My favs are...

Willem
Prine
Gabriel (Gibby)
Tavo
Zane
Wyatt
Hank


Atticus
Liam
Keaton

Well these are my Favorite names

Bailey (son 1)
Bryn (son 2)

Jack( very common near here)
Alfie
Darcy

All very cool names

I know loads of boys so I could rattle all those off as well if you wanted.

x

Kevin
Colin
Benjamin

I haven't seen this listed yet. I am almost not wanting to share it. It is my little guy's name. I LOVE it. I don't want it to become uber popular, But? Here:

Clark

You can thank me later. lol!

Nathan.

I wouldn't have noticed the man who's now my husband of 5 years if he wasn't called Nathan. I have a soft spot for Nathans.

Forgive me if these are repeats; I didn't read through all the others.

This is exactly the reason I am thrilled to have girls. Boys names are TOUGH.

I love Owen, Oliver, Henry, and Samuel. Not necessarily in that order.

Maxwell (Max)
William (LIAM)
Gavin

Jacob

Marc

Isaac

Daniel
Alexander (Alex or Xander)
Ryan
Sean
James (but straight up James, not Jim or Jimmy... maybe Jamie)

I actually have always loved the name Christopher, but that probably won't work for you.

My one-year-old nephew is named:

Grant.

Love it. Also, I love James, as was previously mentioned, but my husband hates it, so we won't be naming our kid that. He likes Lock. I put the kabosh on that real fast.

Recently found your blog - have been entertained by Chris's for quite some time.

Ethan
Jacob
Adam
David
Joshua

My faves are Ryan and Nicholas.

Our son is Andrew Michael and we were going to use Patrick Jacob for our third, but ended up with a girl... I'm almost tempted to try for a fourth so we might be able to use the name.

My favorites are:
Blake
Kyle
Marshall

Good luck!! :)

Mine:

Kurt
Harrison
William
Ryan

I don't have any better suggestions but I was amazed at how many people used my son's name: Elliot! I think it's a good one, and one that's coming back into style. We also liked Isaac and Emmitt.

Elijah
Daniel
Isaiah
Samuel
Benjamin

HAHA Edge! I LOVE the thought of little boy with the middle name DANGER...

You are brave to even ask this. Seriously. The internet feels strongly about names!

For some reason, I love old Jewish names. (I'm not Jewish. At all.)

Ira
Linus
Chaim

Best of luck!

1. Joshua
2. Jack
3. Matthew
4. Nicholas
5. David

And that's all folks

My top five were:
Noah
Samuel
Nathan
Alexander
Benjamin
I ended up going with Samuel. :-)

I'm late to the party, but here are my favs:

-Leo (Could be a nickname for John or a name by itself).
-Marco (I think this sounds great with Mia!)
-Jacob (Jake)

Good luck!!

Benjamin
Alex
Spencer
Cole (of course!)
Thomas

Patrick
Denzel
Allistair
Scott
Elliot

We had a terrible time coming up with a name for our son, so I'm bookmarking this page b/c there are lots of good ideas if we have another boy!

My favorite - Evan (my son's name)

See now boy names were easy for us and then we had a girl, go figure.
Here are my favorites-
-Benjamin (Mia and Ben, that is so perfect together but not too cutesy)
-Kason
-Oliver
-Almost anything with a J like Justin, Jared, Jeremy...

William
Alfredo
John
Micheal
Richard
Maximillien

Tyler (for obvious reasons)
Timothy (which Tyler would have been if hubs had only liked it)
Griffon (because I always wanted a dragon).

Rhett
Donovan
Michael

Michael Austin
Mitchell Allen
John Allen
Carlton Blake
Clark Steven
Jason Robert
Chris Steven

Boy names I'm good at, 3 times over. It took way longer to settle on the ONE girl name. My favorites are of course, my favorites ;)

Seth
Will(iam)
Grant


Jonah
Baker
Max (ok, so I've got that name on the brain because every 30 seconds Shepherd asks, Max? and wants me to read Where the Wild things are... again. For the frillionth time today).

We've been having the boy name debate for awhile now but haven't found one that we both really like. Here's a few that I love:

Jack
Gabriel
Judah
Raphael

Good luck!

We've been having the boy name debate for awhile now but haven't found one that we both really like. Here's a few that I love:

Jack
Gabriel
Judah
Raphael

Good luck!

Jeffrey
Hunter
Jeremy

Emmet
Samuel
Jeremiah

That's what I got today.
Good luck!

Well, my first boy is Lucas, which I love. Easy to spell, uncommon but not weird, works in lots of languages.

Second boy is Ezekiel (Zeke for short). Difficult to spell and weird, or so I've been told, but I love it anyway.

I love Hebrew/Old Testament names in general: Gabriel, Josiah, Joachim, Micah, Malachi. Perhaps too odd to be traditional.

Just a thought, if I remember correctly Mia is named after her grandmothers or great grandmothers, what about going along those lines for the son? If not, may I add:

Robert
Donald
Edward
Joseph
Christopher

These could all be shortened for when he was a child, but would be very strong for his career.

I have two girls and spent both pregnancies figuring out what to name them. I like traditional names, so we decided to name them after people in our combined families. Even though I thought that would be simple, it was not. My evil, now ex-husband, had unreasonable opinions about almost every name I came up with.
I was determined to not give them names they had to explain or spell for people the rest of their lives. My name is Margaret, but I am called Peggy, and practically no one understands that.
So my first is Elizabeth Mary Ann, and the second is Emily Kathleen. I also was very careful to not let their initials spell anything.
If it were me, I would also have to consider Mia's name and have a boys name that goes well with that.
So much to think about!
Here are the boy names I like:

Edward (Eddie is such a cute nickname)
William (Billy, also cute)
Owen
Charles (Charlie is cute and my dad's name)
Colin (sounds good with Mia)
Kevin
Mark
Matthew
David

Sorry, I went over the name limit.

Samuel James was our boy's name, so I'll throw that out there first.

Julian
Oliver

I only suggested one before, so I can suggest another and still be within the rules :-)

Mia and Max is cute, but instead of Maximillien or Maxwell, I like:

Maxton

not knowing your last name, the first traditional name that comes to my mind is Samuel.

my son Hayden is just 4 months old, so here's the other names we were considering:

Conor
Liam
Ben
Dane

Milo
Carter
Elliot
Simon
Jasper


I like classics that won't go out of style:

James
Andrew
Kirk
Kent
Eric

I just named a brother/husband (they both have the same name, don't squinch your nose up like that, jeez), a good friend, and 3 nephews.

good luck! drawing a name out of a hat always works, too!

Aidan
Ethan
Alec
Ren
John

Henry
James (Never Jim)
Owen (because that's my son and it's a great name)
I liked the name Finn - but it didn't go with the last name
Jack

Carter
Cooper
Spencer
(apparently I am into last names that end in "-er"

Dylan
Nicholas
Henry
Cooper
Chase

love the "danger is my middle name" comment way up above

Hudson

Daniel
Aiden
Shawn
Seamus
Benjamin (Ben)
Ryan

I hated Aiden at first, but it's so growing on me now. It's my husband's favorite.

Good luck!

Camden
Christian
Noah
Garrett
Alexander

Byron
Derek
Adam
Ryan
Scott

and I have to add a sixth- Keegan

I only have two for you:
harrison
william

Owen
Marco (how cute...Mia and Marco...)
Dante (for obvious reasons)
if we had another boy, it'd be
Giovanni (Gio or Joe for short)

fave name: zack / zachary. we've got one of those, whose brother is edan, which is my second fave but i'll never tell them that!

I worked for a graphic designer who (and I'm not kidding) named her kids Cyan and Magenta. Cyan was cute for a boy, but I always knew it wass a shade of blue. It might fit in with Chris's idea of using Pixel though.

How about Gus, Ethan or Jack.

Or if you need my all time favorite: Kejuan!

Gabriel
Noah
Issac

Good luck!

Ooh - the name game (again)! Assuming you have a last name that will work with one of these:

Joshua
Jonah (Jones as a nickname!)
John
Jude
David
Gabriel (Gabe)
Graham
Blake
Evan

Also, I love the name "Miles," but would that be too cutesy - Mia and Miles?

I'm sure by now you've probably considered the names of all male relatives, but have you given any thought to any family last names that can be used as first names - like for instance, your mother's maiden name or something like that? Obviously some surnames just won't work, but you might luck out with one that could be a cool first name without being weird.

I'm over the name limit, I know - I'm sorry! (But I hope the suggestions help!)

Hmmm...I like the vowel-starting names apparently:
Owen
Oliver
Ethan
Ian

Whatever you choose will be lovely!

Julius/Julian/Jules
Van (short for Sullivan, if you like, but possibly on its own)
Erich (or Eric/Erik, if you prefer, but I'm German, so...)

Personally I like:
Ethan
Owen
Mark
Brian
David

We personally had a hard time picking out boys names. Had 2 girls names all ready, and what do I have, but 2 boys! The irony!

Elliot
Lee
James (but not nickname Jim, Jimmy)
Charles
Mark
Holden

Mark

Mia & Mark...how freakin' cute is that!

and whoever though Kigh was a traditional name must be kidding...all that makes me think about is "high as a kite".

Ryker
Jax
Travis
Grayson


Thaddeus
Warren
Matthew
David

We had a rash of people around here naming their sons Jarrett. ??? Don't care for that at all.

Brayden~

If I had the chance to do it again...
Leo
Drew
Wil
Jack
Jake

Blain
Ian
Michael
Thomas
Paul

I have a friend who wants to name her fetus Talon, but spelling it Talen. All I can think of is hawk and eagle talons swooping down to steal away her baby from that name. Plus she was watching the Hills and I think she got it from there. She asked me what I thought of it. All I could say was that's definitely different and then silently praying to myself that she finds out on Monday that she is having a girl.

OK, I'll play along...

Nathan
Paul
Casey
Ross
Edward

Oops, one more: Carl

James
Ryan
Connor
Isaac
Elias

Ben
Luke
Gavin

I kinda like the name Harrison and call him Harry...
I also like
Anthony
Ivan
Tyler
Leland

sam
charlie
quinn
owen
simon

James
Matthew
Jacob
Carson
Aidan
Camden

In no particular order:

Evan James
Clayton William
Cameron Kyle
Kyle Christopher
Ethan Alexander

There were 3 Lukes, 2 Christophers, and 2 Ethans in the 5th grade class I taught yesterday.

Okay, let's see:
Joel
Michael (Mike)
David (Dave)
Tyler (Ty - love this one!)
Joseph
Corbin
Jeffrey
Matthew (But kinda 80's)
Cooper

I also like William and Benjamin.

Roman
Dexter

ok, comment #180 something, however - I say

Hudson
Palmer
Declan
Teague
Aidan
Isaac

Did you actually read this far?
Happy Holidays - Happy New Year.

I'm sure you're tired of reading boy names at this point---179 comments later!! Anyway, early in my pregnancy I came up with lists of boys and girls names. Wouldn't you know it, I came up with more boy names than girl, and now I'm having a girl. Oh, and my husband shot down most of the names on my list! So, if I list a few boy names for you, then you have to reciprocate, okay? I also prefer traditional, not trendy names. My daughters are named Rachel and Lauren, so the name should flow nicely with their names.

Here are the boy names:
Ryan (love it, but it seems to be very popular)
Martin
Reed
Matthew
Nicholas

I hope I get a reply with some girl names!!

Jack
Brendan
Patrick
Daniel

Jeremiah (Jeremy)

These were our names before we knew we were having girls.

Callaway
Flynn

I have two little kids and am pretty sure I am finished! So I will contribute my all time favorite boy name - Milo - to you. I think Mia and Milo sound like a great pair!

1. Spencer
2. Lucas
3. Noah
4. Joshua
5. Dillon/Dylan

Parker
Xander or Zander
Jack
Charlie

Ok, delurking for this - baby names are too fun. No kids yet, but I trend toward liking names of my former dogs and family names for kids best (actually they seem to be one and the same).....

Charles (Charlie)
Jack
Ben
Henry
Harry

You go ahead and name that boy anything that's not in the "er" collection of names:
Tucker: one who tucks
Spencer: one who- spences?
Cooper: one who coops, actually a cooper is a wooden barrell maker- I knew that.
Tyler: one who tyles
Taylor: one who tayles- and yes I know that ends in 'or', not 'er', but it sounds the same
Hunter: one who hunts and, presumably, kills. Now THAT's a name for a pair of vegetarians!

If our girl had been a boy, he would have been Liam. But only because my husband didn't like my fave, which is Ezra.

You go ahead and name that boy anything that's not in the "er" collection of names:
Tucker: one who tucks
Spencer: one who- spences?
Cooper: one who coops, actually a cooper is a wooden barrell maker- I knew that.
Tyler: one who tyles
Taylor: one who tayles- and yes I know that ends in 'or', not 'er', but it sounds the same
Hunter: one who hunts and, presumably, kills. Now THAT's a name for a pair of vegetarians!

If our girl had been a boy, he would have been Liam. But only because my husband didn't like my fave, which is Ezra.

I like:
1.) Portland
2.) Conrad
3.) Tate

Luke (as in Skywalker)
Jack (as in Daniels)
Hank (as in Williams Jr.)
Daniel (as in Boone)
Zakk (as in Wylde)

What fun!!

I like Nicholas, but then that's the name of my son so I'm a little biased.

I also like Alexander. Henry. Jack.

What about Cactus, after your husband? (hahaha, I'm so funny.)

Marcus/Marc/Mark.

Good luck!!

I guess "traditional" holds a different meaning for some people. You sure have an interesting selection. Prine? And I never knew Leo was a nickname for John. Hmmm
Well as far as names that I like and would also consider to be traditional:
William (both grandfathers, my dad and brother)
Andrew (nephew)
Matthew (just like it and Matthew Fox, yummy)
David (numerous ex boyfriends named David but I still love the name)
Alot of traditional names have become trendy, but these names stand the test of time and I think all work well together in first and middle name combos (except for Andrew and Matthew together, duh)

There are so many suggestions, forgive me if I'm repeating any.

I love the name Evan, but I used to date an Evan and so any future child of mine cannot be named Evan. Therefore, I give the name to you.

Names I also like:
* Ryan
* Cameron
* Sean
* Ian
* Jonathan

I love my younger Bother's name, Baron.
Other likes:
*Taylor
*Zachary
*Ethan
*Lucas

When Nick and I found out that we were having a girl last time we were thrilled. We had tons of girls names we liked.... but were fighting over boys names and couldn't come up with even 1 name we could agree on. So we gave up and were lucky when they told us we were having a girl. I don't know what we'll do if we have a boy next.

I do like the name Max. I thought Jason (because it seems so rare now... but is still a known name)... but Nick hated that. I think Lucas or Luke were on the list. And Jake or Jacob.

Good luck! I think boys names are so much harder than girls.

My favorite names:
Samuel (Sam happens to be my sons name)
Henry
Nicholas
Benjamin

I am a teacher and some names have been ruined forever, but as a warning most teachers say stay away from "J" names. They tend to be naughty boys - Jacob/Jake especially! :) There are soooo many Evan/Ethans too. Good luck!

Came back to read through the names and wow.. there are some really good ones. I saw that someone mentioned Eric and I had to comment again. I saw someone spell it "Aeric" the other day and thought it matched nicely with Amelia! =]

Also... I know its not very traditional, but another suggestion above reminded me of Gibson. Thought Chis might like that one since he's so into music! Gib for a nickname?

Andrew
Michael
Matthew
Peter
Jack
Joe

Well, bearing in mind tradition is different on this side of the atlantic -

George
Frederick
Winsor (trad in my husband's family for eldest males with red hair)
Seamus (Irish, pronounced Shamus)
Moses

My boys are
Theo
Jacob
Isaac
and Joseph, by the way :)

My dad's name was Harris. I love that name, although these days there are lots of Harrisons out there, which may ruin it for you.

I also like Ezekiel (Zeke), Mitchell, Barrett, and Nathaniel.

Good luck!

My suggestions:

Daniel
Zachary
Aidan – love, LOVE this name
Mark
Sean
Greg

I have tons of names I like, but I can give you my boy's names list!

Our son is Emmett Ramsay is real life. You can use it, I know it's great! hahahaha

I also love:

Vaughn (perfect for a music lover like Chris!)
Corbin
Hugo
Marcus
Brighton James
Spencer Ellis
Wyatt

Sorry went over the 5 name limit!


Samuel
Bruce
Jack
Ryan
Nicholai

(The last because of a book I read when I was 25 or so. I loved the character. Loved his name. My husband? Not so fond of it, so we have a Ryan and a Lucas.)

Hi Beth!
First time I've ever commented- however, I read both you and Chris daily :) you guys are so cool :) but you knew that...anyway... our son is JONATHAN. For short we call him Jon... totally traditional, totally cool~ and he is a cool kid- if I do say so myself :)

~Jen

Ummm... Boy names are hard! I like

Jude
Nicholas Alexander
Thomas
Gerald

1. Beckett
2. Lucas
3. Caleb
5. Taylor

It might be just totally me, but isn't Mia's real name Amelia? My daughter's is, too (we call her Malia) and my son's name is Beckett. I think they go really well together, and it's not completely overused like my other favorite boy names.

Jonathon
Jackson - Jack
Isaac
Blake
Bennett

Emmett
Ian
Jared
Miles

Emmett
Ian
Jared
Miles
Andrew

Evan
Keenan
Tristan
Braden
Algernon

Just kidding on that last one.

i am so very sorry if these are repeats but i cannot bring myself to read 211 comments to see if they are.

ok. traditional. well, some may be traditional with a twist, but i'll risk it this one time.

William (Will? do you guys like the option of shortening with mia?)
Holden (a friend's baby-to me it is distinguished but not stuffy)
Garrett
Nicholas (but not Nick, i'm kind of a purist)
Owen

some may be easily ruled out depending on your last name. whatever you do, please don't jump on the idiotic spelling bandwagon and, for example, choose jaxson. gag.

We had Spencer Flynn all lined up if either of our girls had come out sporting a penis.

And I vacuumed my freezer last month. It totally works.

Our little guy is named Grayson (although we considered spelling it Greyson too, but thought people would call him "Greeee-son). It's Celtic and means "Son of a Gray-Haired Man (my husband is 62, it works for us!).

My husband also vetoed: Aiden (or Aden), Liam, and Judah (but they were top contenders for awhile).

Best of luck in this delightful endeavor.

My son is named Dexter David. I struggled with names for him. I wanted Bailey but my evil ex told me that would insure many playground asskickings.

In the end, though, I really really like Dexter David. Dexter is just cool.

My now husband is a Brit and his name is Martin Graham, after some race car driver. Never ever Marty, always Martin. I like Graham a lot for a first name although I suppose there would be the inevitable Graham Cracker teasing.

My bubbin is Finn but if I'd seen this first he would have been Arlo. http://www.jenville.com/pleasures/uncleliamshow.html

Konrad
Gray
Henry
Elliott
Pavel (I'm Polish!)

Hi!

I like Elliot, Jason, James, Jonathan (why all J?)

:D

There's a lot here so I will just thow one out that my husband really likes for possibly obvious reasons... Samual Hain or Sam Hain .... Think of a holiday in October. ;) Good luck in choosing!

Ok I already commented, and no need to add my two cents again after so many other comments....BUT! Must. add. my. two. cents. again. So, one more...please?

Adrian.

Also, I want to second what someone said earlier about avoiding J boy names, as naughty boys tend to have names that start with J. My grandmother was a principal and she always said the same thing. She is a very wise woman.

Here are some of my favorite boy names...I have used two of them as first names and one as a middle name, so if you hate any of the names I suggest, keep in mind that it might be my sons name and don't be cruel please!

George
Nicholas
Owen
Oliver
Shane
Griffin
Harlan
Trevor

Im behind on blogs, sorry.

Jordan
Nicholas
Elias

There's a baby naming book called something like the Anglophiles Baby Name Book, Beyond Charles and Diana. It's a brilliant collection of traditional names. But the men in my family already have some great uncommon but traditional names, too. Landis, Graham, McKinley, Marshall, Lansing, that's a few of them. And the J name thing? I wanted Jack for my second boy, but my mother talked me out of it for that reason. He's got a softer name and he's a hellion! : )

I'm too lazy to look and see what the others ^ have suggested, but I love Ethan, Lucas and Jordan. That's just me, though. I used to love the name Nathan too, until I met a nauseating man who was named that, and it completely ruined the sanctity of it.

Aiden
Diggory (Diggs!)
Dane
Jesse
Finn

This is my third comment on this post and I am well aware this is just getting embarassing (for me). I'm home all day with the stomach flu so, uh, I have extra blog time, OK? Now, what about:

Marcel (maybe is too cutesy paired with Mia)
Toby (or Tobias?)
Peter Gregory

My son is Liam.

I also love Ian, Ryan, Daniel, and Andrew.

I think I may have volunteered these names on your other blog, but I like:

Carver
Corbin

Not sure how traditional they are, though.

My sister's first husband had the tradition of using the husband's middle name as the son's first name...it worked for her son...thankfully!

I am pregnant with no idea yet what the sex is so I am a little name obsessed...

Liam
Matthew (my son's name)
Nicholas
Henry
Jack

Five right?

I'm really late in the game but...

I love the names Cole and Case for boys. I have a son named one of these names but I'm not going to say which because I think that ruins a name to find out someone else already used it. I also like Grayson,Jude and Thomas. Happy name hunting! :)

Hi, My sons are Luke and Billy and I also have a Moya,(my daughter) so I know they go well together,Good Luck to you.

Hi, My sons are Luke and Billy and I also have a Moya,(my daughter) so I know they go well together,Good Luck to you.

Hi, My sons are Luke and Billy and I also have a Moya,(my daughter) so I know they go well together,Good Luck to you.

Evan
Elliott

Those were our two boy names - but we're having a girl, so you can have dibs. :)

Drake

I was just hoping that at 12:05am on the 4th night of posting, you have received every possible boy name and then some...and of course that you like my suggestion the best ;)
When you ask you shall receive

Thomas
Robert
Kenneth
John

and Hrothgar.


OK, I am lying about Hrothgar.

Jerome - Jerry
Miles
Sergio (I'm hispanic, so this is a traditional name for me).

John
Ben

My sons are

Ian Connor Thomas and Elliott Cole Taylor.

Other possibilities:
Cameron
James (Jamie!)
Lachlan
and my favorite that the hubbie vetoed:

Wylie. Yes, like the coyote. I had a friend named Wylie in high school and he was very cool. I've met one other Wylie too.

Ok.. My first post on your blog.

My suggestion in my son's name.

Mathias (Mat for short)

I love that name..

I also love the name Magnus.

Good Luck!

Hey, I just blogged to beg for boy names yesterday (but I didn't get 242 comments!) Had I seen this first, I might not have bothered! I found some fun baby-naming sites, though: http://danigirl.ca/blog/2007/12/17/naming-the-player-to-be-named-later/

Oliver (Olive)
Jude
Dewey
Dillon
James or Jack (baby Jack - sooo cute)
Alexandar (good with Amelia!)

The name Lee is all over my family. I like it because it's relatively uncommon these days, but simple and traditional.

I might be too late, but here are mine:

Evan
Chase
Eric

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