Boys Names Dh Has Somewhat Agreed To

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Boys Names Dh Has Somewhat Agreed To
Mon, 05-17-2010 - 9:40am

We do have a girl name picked out for when things happen. Nothing stands out for us for a boy. We've already named three boys and a 4th is a challenge. Any names that I do really like dh shoots down.

Here's what he's said maybe to -

Bastian - this is starting to grow on me more and more and I do prefer it over Sebastian (which of course dh prefers)

Theron - I really like this and I'm so glad dh has said maybe to it

Gray - one I've adored for so long and it looks like he's coming around

Rhett - again one he's coming around to

Harlan - I really like this and think it would go well with the others but I'm wondering if it's too soft sounding

Preston - I really like this but too trendy?

Porter - been on my list for a long time

Bridger - not sure if I love it

Thurman - I like it and think it would work well

Sheldon - I like it and think it would also work well

Wade - I like the 'coolness' of this name, was surprised he likes it

Ardell - hmm...

Lorcan - too close to Logan? I like that it's different

Bram - I like it but looking for something more

Callahan - I like this but wonder if it's too much with our last name K_____erg

These are the names he's said yes to -

Dunstan - all I can think is dunce

Riordan - I really wish this was 'ree-or-din' instead of 'reer-din'

Cainan - I really like this

Leland - I really like this

Beck - don't love it

My favourites right now would have to be Thurman, Theron, Lorcan, and Cainan. Any comments or suggestions are welcome. TIA!


Edited 5/17/2010 9:53 am ET by belle_petite


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Registered: 08-20-2006
Mon, 05-17-2010 - 10:42am

If your DH likes Beck and you like a lot of names than end in "n", how about a compromise?

I would suggest Beckam (Beckham) and have Beck be his nn.

I love Wade!!

Nice names. Cainan is good too. :)

-Dianne, 41 yo
DH 37

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Registered: 10-23-2004
Mon, 05-17-2010 - 10:52am

I like Beckham but I wouldn't want to name a son after the soccer player. Thanks though!

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Mon, 05-17-2010 - 11:27am

Given that you have three boys whose names all end in -an, I would stay away from names that end with the same sound but a different spelling. It would be really confusing to see the four of them as a set, with just one of them sounding the same but spelled different. So that would eliminate: Theron, Preston, Sheldon, and maybe Leland.

Here's what I think of the others on your list.

Bastian - I prefer Sebastian, but this is nice too.

Gray - I've always loved this name. Very classy.

Rhett - NMS

Harlan - It's ok. I don't think it sounds soft at all, but I'm not in love with it either. It does go well with your others.

Bridger - Sounds like a pet's name to me.

Thurman - NMS

Wade - Interesting. It's sort of nerdy-cool, if you know what I mean.

Ardell - no.

Lorcan - I don't really like this, and I agree that it's too close to Logan.

Bram - Interesting. This is growing on me.

Callahan - Not bad. I actually like the alliteration.

Dunstan - NMS

Riordan - This is kind of cool

Cainan - Sounds made-up.

Beck - eh.



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Registered: 10-23-2004
Mon, 05-17-2010 - 12:31pm

Actually I'd rather go with something like Sheldon, Theron, Griffin, Simon etc. instead of a totally different ending. That way they all do sound the same. I am so hoping for a girl!

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Registered: 12-09-2008
Mon, 05-17-2010 - 4:25pm

My favorites:
#1 Bram, #2 Rhett, #3 Callahan, #4 Leland

Canaan would be #2 with this spelling.

I know another ivillager has Ayden, Ewan, Morgan, and Oaklen; her style seemed similar to your boys. And one has Parker, Perry, Libby, Corban, and Clayt (Libby being a girl, of course).


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Mon, 05-17-2010 - 5:28pm

I don't care for Canaan, it looks off. Thanks but those names are nms.

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Mon, 05-17-2010 - 5:31pm

Personally, I would stick with the same ending sound as your other boys' names if not the same letters. But here are my opinions on your list:

Bastian - probably my fav from your list. I like this better than Sebastian, too. And i think it goes good with your other boys.

Theron - Nice, and it works with the pattern

Gray - i like this one if you want to go with a completely different ending sound

Rhett - also nice with a different ending

Harlan - not my fav although it goes with the pattern

Preston - too trendy, and makes me think of Britney Spear's son

Porter - not bad

Bridger - never heard this before and not crazy about it

Thurman - could be really cute with the other boys' names

Sheldon - another good one

Wade - don't care for it

Ardell - same as wade

Lorcan - too close to Logan IMO

Bram - maybe as a nn for something...?

Callahan - i wouldnt repeat first letters either...but i'm kind of neurotic like Still, its a nice name

These are the names he's said yes to -

Dunstan - ick...sorry but does remind me of "dunce" nn possibilities scare me with this one

Riordan - i thought it was "ree-or-din"! darn...don't like it as much now

Cainan - again, Corban and Cainan seem a little close...but i like the name

Leland - just ok

Beck- cute but doesn't really fit the pattern again

I really like Thurman, Sheldon, Bastian, and Theron with your sibset. Good luck!

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Mon, 05-17-2010 - 5:38pm
I like Simon and Bastian. How about Duncan or Cannon?

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Registered: 10-23-2004
Mon, 05-17-2010 - 6:21pm

Simon isn't on the list, was just using that as an example. Dh doesn't like it. Duncan reminds me of Dunkin' Donuts and it sounds really irish to me. I don't like Cannon. Thanks.

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Registered: 02-02-2008
Tue, 05-18-2010 - 7:00pm

Bastian - I've always liked the name Sebastian (grew up with a boy with this name). But now I'm liking Bastian even better!

Theron - It's a nice name.

Gray - I love it!

Rhett - Also a nice name, but it's missing something.

Harlan - Okay

Preston - I like the name, but it does feel too trendy.

Porter - Great name.

Bridger - Dislike

Thurman - Like it.

Sheldon - Nmsaa

Wade - I like Wade.

Ardell - meh..

Lorcan - Way too close to Logan imo. But not at all as nice as Logan.

Bram - nms

Callahan - I like it.

These are the names he's said yes to -

Dunstan - Dislike.

Riordan - Not a fan

Cainan - Dislike.

Leland - Nmsaa

Beck - it's okay.

My picks would be; Bastian, Grey, Porter. I also really like Theron, Thurman and Callahan.

What a shame that he doesn't like August ;)

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