My husband and I are having a hard time agreeing on a boy name. Meaning has been important to me, but I'm thinking that it might have me overlooking some names I could really like. I have been drawn toward a few occupational or title names because I like the flow and sound of the names. Some of the names I like are more common whereas a few are more uncommon. Please give me your thoughts and opions on these names. Please feel free to add some more as well.
Fletcher - This one is okay, but I'm not sold on it
Sawyer - Love this name, it is getting pretty popular, but it has a great sound. However, I know that people are now using this name for girls too.
Shepherd - I like Shepherd and you have the nn potential of Shep, it sounds handsome and strong
Deacon - I like this one too, it has a great sound to it
Slater - This is a great name, I think of Saved by the Bell, but it's still a cool name!
Other occupational/title names
Cooper (really like this one!)
I really like Archer from your list. It has the option of the nickname Archie, which I love too.
Sawyer and Shepherd are my favorites. I especially like Shepherd because it feels so friendly and warm. I'm not a fan of the others.
Try this list for more ideas: http://www.britishbabynames.com/blog...-surnames.html
Fletcher- I don't know why, but this name really doesn't do it for me. I think I'm just not drawn to ultra-masculine names, which this one is.
Sawyer- This name has simply never grown on me. I think I just see it as too little kiddish.
Shepherd- Ok, I like this one... especially with the nn Shep.
Deacon- This is too tied to religion for me to like...
Slater- Like on "Saved by the Bell"? ;) Again, I'm just not a fan of ultra-masculine names. I mean, I think they could be hard to live up to. I think Slater should be extreeeeeemely manly... So what if he's really scrawny and nerdy? What if he's a hair stylist or an overweight accountant? Then Slater would be an ironic and funny name... not a fan.
I really like Sawyer, Deacon, and Shepherd. Fletcher was my dog so I can't picture it on a child.
I know a super handsome Gardner - though I can't ever get over the image of an actual gardner but I have this problem with all occupational names. I do however really love Spencer.
Sawyer - I think Tom Sawyer and I love it.
Slater - I always think of Christian Slater. Which to me is a great thing cause he's that rugged, bad boy sort of suavey sort of sexy. (I'm always for giving kids name with sexy-sultry name sakes. Hopefully it will rub off or something. Can't hurt right?)
I really like:
Fletcher - nn Fletch is cool!
Sawyer - Great, masculine name
Deacon - This has always appealed to me
There have been great suggestions. I think Archer and Cooper are good contenders for your list.
I love Shepherd!
I also love:
Sayer (and like it much better than Sawyer)!
Bishop (I think nn Shep also works with this one)
My favorite surnames names are:
Thatcher, Webster, Ford, Prentice, Humphrey