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April 14th, 2013 01:01 PM #1
What do you think? New boy's list
These are just some names I've been thinking a lot about recently. None of them are favourites yet I'm just after some feedback:
Thoreau (too pretentious?)
Indigo (this, and plenty of other word/nature names, is only listed as a female name on Nameberry which seems ridiculous to me)
Cricket (see Indigo)
As a whole, they make better middle name material, but there are a few I'd definitely use in the first spot.
What do you think?
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April 14th, 2013 01:24 PM #3Senior Member
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Oberon - I love this very much. It's mysterious and sexy, maybe a little much for a baby but you could call him Obie or Ron.
Alder - I love alder trees, they're amazing and magical and beautiful. So the name, naturally, is a big love of mine.
Roscoe - Simply cool! Have you heard the Midlake song? It rocks! The name makes me think of knights and shining armour.
Iolo - Not too fond of this.
Atlas - One of the mythology names I can't get behind. He was punished to forever bear the heavens on his shoulders! Just cruel.
Cosmo - I love Cosmo, and Italian Cosmio as well. A lot of people will associate it with Seinfeld, but that's not a bad thing.
Herbie - As a short for Herbert, sure.
Thoreau (too pretentious?) - I don't think so. I love Thoreau!
Gaius - Swoon... Gaius is so so good. I think Caius is more wearable though... I love Gaius but this is one name where the teasing potential is too obvious.
Cyril - Nice one, I like it very much.
Indigo - Just as much a boy name as a girl name, it's very nice. There was a scary character on a kid's show I watched when I was little bearing this name.
Orson - Beautiful, I slightly prefer Italian Orsino, but both are wonderful. Bear cub! Orson Welles! And the constellations...
River - I like it very much, but very tied to the late Mr. Phoenix.
Digby - Just so you know, this is a very common dog name (dachshunds)
Memphis - No, please don't.
Cricket - It's cute, I think most men would hate being named after this little insect or the sport.[FONT=Palatino Linotype][CENTER]My darling Marian Illyria Aphrodite, March 2013 & Little Bunny (a girl!) due 9th of February 2014[/CENTER][/FONT]
April 14th, 2013 02:03 PM #5
I sorted them into likes and dislikes
Oberon - bit much for a wee baby but magical all the same
Alder - I'm liking this one more and more
Roscoe - one of my GPs! I think of it as a cheeky, rough-and-tumble name, probably because it reminds me of 'rascal'
Cosmo - love it. I can imagine a crazy little Cosmo running around!
Herbie - lovely. Like Herbert more though.
Cyril - I'm torn on this one. I do like it, but it reminds me of Cyril Sneer
Indigo - love love love. Always felt this name was more male anyway. And I love Inigo too
Iolo - pronunciation issues. I'm tempted to say 'yo-lo', like the annoying teen craze.
Atlas - not a fan
Gaius - yeah, massive teasing potential Children can be cruel.
Thoreau - I just don't like it. I like Thor and most -eau names, but they're just not working together IMO.
Orson - I've been watching too much Desperate Housewives. Bree's hubby isn't a good association for me.
River - I've never liked this name. River is still very much a geographical feature in my head.
Digby - Sir Digby Chicken-Caesar?! Do you like Digory at all?
Memphis - Not keen on most place names.
Cricket - My favourite sport EVER! But just not a baby name
April 14th, 2013 02:03 PM #7
Hi Oliviasarah, you have some interesting "new loves" on your list. I've bolded my faves.
Oberon - I like this name but I have a soft spot for the Auberon spelling for some reason.
Alder - An underused tree name.
Roscoe - spunky and rakish. I also like Pascoe (aka Dalziel and Pascoe detective series).
Iolo - I love this Welsh name (yo-lo) but would there be pronunciation problems where you live?
Atlas - I read too many of these books in geography class to seriously think of it as a name.
Cosmo - There was a zany character called Cosmo Kramer on the Seinfeld show here in North America. There was also a book serious called "Cosmo the Dodo Bird". And of course the ladies mag, Cosmopolitan (aka Cosmo).
Herbie - cartoon car "Herbie the Love Bug". Too cutesy.
Thoreau - a quirky mn choice
Gaius - I think Caius would cut down on the "gay" issue. I pronounce it "guy-is" but some people may say it "gay-is".
Cyril - an old saints name - underused and unappreciated. A softer boys name.
Indigo -Better in the middle spot for either gender. In Canada, Chapters Indigo is a major book chain store.
Orson - Love this name. Strong and masculine and a rare "son" name.
River - Not my style
Digby - I always thought this name is good for any terrier dog breed - they like to dig up gardens!
Memphis - unless you have a connection to the place (Egypt or Tennessee), I wouldn't use it.
Cricket (see Indigo) - Too cute for a grown man. It's used as a girls nn for Christine in the US TV soap opera.All the best,
April 14th, 2013 02:42 PM #9Senior Member
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Oberon - Sounds strong and handsome, definitely unique but not my style
Alder - I'd prefer Aldin because this might get confused with Elder. I wouldn't want him sounding old lol
Roscoe - Makes me think of a dog, or a tough country guy. But I think it's cute. What about Rocco?
Iolo - I like it in theory, but I think it'd be hard to live with. Nobody'd ever spell or say it right.
Atlas - I see the appeal... but I think it's a bit odd for a name.
Cosmo - Used to like this, but now its too floaty and mystical for me.
Herbie - Definitely not. Herb or Herbert are not any better.
Thoreau (too pretentious?) - Yes, but it's handsome.
Gaius - I prefer Caius.
Cyril - Mm... no, don't like it. Not a fan of the Cy names.
Indigo - I agree that this should be male. Its nice.
Orson - Strong and handsome
River - I do tend to like this on boys, but i'd probably never use it.
Digby - Not a fan
Memphis - Only if the city means something to ya. Sounds kinda silly to me.
Cricket (see Indigo) - Cute for a nickname for a girl. I don't think it's a good name for a boy.
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