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Boy Names Dads Like More Than Moms

Even though things are changing somewhat, men have historically wanted strong classic or he-man names for their sons. Sometimes, as in a few of the boy names below, they cross the macho line.
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  • Sonny

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    Sonny is one of the generic boys' nickname names making a surprise reappearance, and was recently used by Brit musicians Noel Gallagher and Sophie Ellis-Bextor. Another surprise: It's been on the ... Read More 

  • Stone

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    Though some may find such names rather harsh and severe, increasing numbers of parents are gravitating toward this kind of flinty, steely, stony single-syllable name. Many know the name via the d... Read More 

  • Tony

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    Tony, as in classy. Or To-nyyy, as yelled out a tenement window.  Read More 

  • Trey

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    Originally a nickname for a third-generation son, as in Thurman Thackeray III, Trey is now being given to others, and it has also expanded to Treynor and Treyton.  Read More 

  • Vincent

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    Vincent is a name with a complex image; after being quietly used for centuries, it is suddenly seeming stylish, along wih other V names. Even the nickname Vince has been given a reprieve via actor ... Read More 

  • Zane

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    Western novelist Zane (born Pearl!) Grey made this name famous. Now, it's in tune with the style of our times, retaining that appealing cowboy image. Zane Grey was the great-grandson of Ebenezer ... Read More 

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