Brainstorming boy names
I'm having trouble coming up with a name for baby #4 that hubby and I both like. I've already posted in the girls' forum because we aren't sure yet whether we are having a girl or boy and having equal trouble with both genders! As far as boys' names, the only one my DH really loves is Titus. At first, I hated it... mentioned it to my mom and the first thing out of her mouth was "It sounds like 'Tight-@$$'!!" :( I'm also not sure about NNs since the only thing that really works is 'Ty' - very cute, but it happens to also be my husband's NN. However, all this aside the name is growing on me... I love strong Hebrew names (we are Christians and many Hebrew names really suit our style, plus have beautiful meanings that honor our faith) and I think Titus is unique and masculine without sounding too harsh. It also goes with our son's name (Timothy). Other than Timothy we have two daughters, Eliana and Aaralyn. As you can probably tell, I like names that aren't overly common, but I also place high value on the meaning of a name. Without disregarding Titus, I'd like to consider more names before we agree on that one. We do have a list going so I thought I'd share it and see what you all think... plus give the opportunity for more suggestions which I might not have thought of.
Already vetoed from the list by DH are Phineas (because of that stupid show Phineas & Ferb!!), Gabriel, Thaddeus, Solomon, Noah, Theodore, Callan, Gideon & Isaiah.
**Titus (Greek: Honorable, Pleasing)
**Isaac (Hebrew: Laughter)
Cohen (Hebrew: Priest)
Callum (Gaelic: Spirit of peace, Dove)
Levi (Hebrew: "To join")
Elijah (Hebrew: Jehovah is God)
Liam (Hebrew: "My people", Germanic "Helmet, protection")
Felix (Latin: Happy, Blessed)
Ezra (Hebrew: "Helper")
Joshua (Hebrew: "Yahweh is salvation") - NN Joss rather than Josh
Cadmus (Greek: He who excels)
Cal/Calvin (Latin: little hairless one - this is my dad's name)
Maximus (Max) - Greek: Great
Sebastian (after san sebastian, spain - where my hubby and I met) - Greek: revered (DH thinks this would be better as a middle name but I just love it as a first name..)
Tyrus (Hebrew: Rock, strength)
Middle name ideas
Daniel (Hebrew: God is my judge)
Alexander (Greek: Defender)
Benjamin (Hebrew: Son of the right hand)
oooh me too. Convincing my slightly more name-conservative husband that using the first name Sebastian is not a cruel thing to do to our child is the issue! He wanted 'Luke' at first... which is a lovely name but doesn't go with the other three names at all... he's also mentioned Joshua a few times but it just seems that every second guy you meet from age 3-30 is named Joshua or Josh, which puts me off a bit. I was so surprised when he came out with 'Titus' because it's so abnormal compared to his usual preferences for boys' names!
What does he think is so bad about Sebastian?! This is one of my absolutely favorite names but it rhymes with our last name so I can't use it. This is SUCH a COOL name! It has cool nns (Sebi, Bash, Bastian, Seb) and I love it even more (which I didn't think was possible) because it has personal meaning for you two!!! It would be so sad to me if you didn't get to use this name.
Originally Posted by goettlmommy
Sorry, I don't actually have any suggestions, I just had to speak up for Sebastian. We also loved Maximilian for our son before he was born (because we love the name but also because it's the name of a Polish saint who has a brave story), but again -- rhymes with our last name and has some of the same sounds so it would have been super rhymey and repetitive. That's another top name on my list though. How I would LOVE to meet a little Maximilian or Sebastian.
Also, though you can't argue your mother's point about Titus, I think it's a common enough name (or at least commonly known) that most people do not think that instinctively. And also, I actually think Luke goes quite well with Timothy, which is common but not overly used. Both great classic names in my opinion.
A lot of the names on your list are great options. Elijah sounds particularly good with Timothy.
I would probably avoid Titus and Tyrus. If your other son is Timothy, the names sound a bit overly precious together. I would also avoid Cohen, since it is a surname that denotes a special status in the Jewish religion. If you go with Joshua, there will probably always be one or two other Joshuas in his classes at school , if that makes a difference to you.
What about Caedmon, Philemon, or Ezekiel. They are all a bit more obscure names from Christianity. Oh, and Obadiah is a cool name with the nickname Obe.
I would love to see Phillip with Timothy! Titus is not my fav simply because I always get hung up on the first 3 letters of the name. From your list, I love: