Too small of a name????
Lee. As a FN for a boy. Is it too short? Too nothing? Just a sound? I love it and it has such meaning for me (honouring my dad and my brother, both of whom I am very close to), and it is one of the only sure names on my list. Would it need longer MNs to fill it out or would that off balance it?
What do you think?
I LOVE IT!!!!
I think it is simple, classic, distinct & lovely.
For me the best boy names are strong & simple. Not at all over-the-top or childish or overly macho or ornate. This leaves me with a lot of super common choices like John, Tom, ect which are nice enough but not as *special* feeling. For me Lee has that special factor.
Louis is another
I know a Lee. Never really cared for his name honestly. It just doesn't have enough substance to it... I always call him some longer name just to make it flow off my tongue better.
One name I call him quite often, which I dont think is too terrible is Leopold. Quite hipster/old man sounding, but the right kid could pull it off.
Leo is trending in a big way in my area...I'm sure quite a few of them are Leopold. Leo is nice, but it feels more hipstery to me, therefore feels like it's trying harder. Lee is so much nicer imo. It also feels Southern to me, which is always extra points. To me, Lee is so pared down & spare that it feels modern & masculine. It's so untrendy but it puts me in mind of something like Reed.
I like Lee. I think some of the simplest names can say so much. While I prefer something with the nn Lee (Leo/Leopold, Levi, Liam, etc.), just Lee is nice, too. It sounds like a rugged cowboy to me, haha. The only Lee I know is the principal of the elementary school I used to attend (he wasn't my principal, but he was for my siblings). He's a little... quirky, haha, but still a nice guy and really cares about kids. I think it'd be quite refreshing to meet a little Lee!
There's a Lee in my dad's band! He's the drummer and he's awesome so I like the name cause I have a positive association with it. I think it would be really cute on a little boy and I know that it ages well too :) And, if you love it for the family associations then I would totally say go for it. I think any name is usable really if it has a really strong meaning/association to you, especially if it's from family.
I like Lee. It's a very overlooked name, and I would love to see it used. Like Ashley mentioned, Lee has a rugged cowboy image that gives it an extra boost of strength. Look for something at least two syllables for the middle name, but preferably longer.
I think Lee is a good, strong boy's name. For the middle name, you would want more than one syllable!
It's okay. A little boring for my taste, but usable. For me, being in China, it seems strongly like a Chinese surname (I know hundreds of people with the family name 'Lee'). Also, my grandma, great grandma and two aunts all have the middle name Lea (pronounced Lee), think that used to be one of the most common female 'filler' middle names of a generation or two ago.
What about Leland or Leander or one of the Leo/Leon names or Stanley, with the NN Lee.
I like Lee a lot. Refreshing, and so.. free!
I must advise against Love for a girl, at least in the first name spot. I have a friend whose ex-girlfriend is named Love, and at one point there was a lot of "Love stinks, Love hurts, Love stole my favorite teeshirt and left me brokenhearted..."