Need a boy's name starting with A.

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Registered: 04-18-2014
Need a boy's name starting with A.
Fri, 04-18-2014 - 3:03am

My husband and I are expecting our first baby together,but we have a blended family so this will actually be our fourth child. We don't plan to find out the baby's sex so we need to have names ready for either way. We've decided that we'll be naming a girl Nola June, but we can't seem to find a boy's name. Since both of our sons have nicknames we'd like a name that lends itself to a nickname.

My husband's brother who unfortunately passed away about 2 years ago, was Anthony "A.J." My husband is James and my grandfather is James so we'll be using James as a middle name . While A.J. had a son also named Anthony we'd like to honor his brother by using an A first name. As I said I'd like this name to have a nickname since both of our sons have nicknames. Our children are Iris Kathleen- 10, August William "Gus"-8, and Griffin Scott "Finn"-7.  So something that would fit in with those. My husband said he wanted something cool and edgy and I'm just looking for it not to be any form of August or popular. As a woman with such a common first name that I've gone by my middle name since I started grade school I would prefer something a little on the uncommon side.  

Thanks for any and all suggestions.


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Fri, 04-18-2014 - 9:36am


A names are a bit hard with nicknames it seems. Good luck!

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Registered: 11-28-1999
Fri, 04-18-2014 - 10:36am

Anderson (as in Cooper)--Andy

Andrew--Drew or Andy

Aaron--no nickname there!


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Registered: 11-12-2008
Sun, 04-20-2014 - 8:52pm

I think a good nickname would be Ace, and I think most "A" names would work to reach this end.  The mose obvious choice would be Asa James-which I would love to see. Beyond that, Alexander nn Lex is cool.  

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Registered: 01-26-2005
Mon, 04-21-2014 - 4:40pm

Hi there.

Iris, Gus, & Finn are awesome.  Nola June is beautiful too.  

Here are some A boy suggestions:

Abbott nn Abe

Alexander nn Dex

Aflred nn Alfie

Archer nn Archie

I also like the suggestion of Ace.  A few suggestions that work with your crew...




Hope this helps. :)

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Registered: 12-08-1999
Fri, 04-25-2014 - 3:54pm

Let's see...Iris, Gus, and Finn...and...

Alden (Al)

Alistair (Ace)

Abel (Abe)