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  1. #1
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    May 2013
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    Older boy's name with southern flair

    Hi there, I'm new-ish around here and am expecting #3. This time around, I'm not finding anything that I love and could use some help!
    We already have Hugh Augustin James and Georgiana Claire Evangeline. They go almost exclusively by Gus and Georgiana. I really like older sounding names with a southern flair (we live in the south). I like British names, too.
    We don't want another G name, and our last name is similar to Shafer.

    My current list for boys is:
    Truman
    Walt
    Garner - not sure how I feel about names ending in -er with a last name like Shafer.
    Rupert - is this one usable outside of the UK?
    Beau - too little to stand on its own?
    Sullivan
    Forrest
    Whittaker
    Arthur
    Edmund - Love this one, but don't want it shortened to Ed. I like Ned, though.
    Ford
    Robinson - I want to honor my dad, Robert, and was thinking about using his name as a middle name. This one means "son of Robert", though, so it could work as a first. Rupert is also a form of Robert.



    I'm open to suggestions and would love to see what y'all think of my current list and what you can come up with! Thanks so much!


    Link to my girls' names post: http://nameberry.com/nametalk/thread...southern-flair

  2. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
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    Beau was the first thing that popped into my head when I read the title. I think it stand fine on its own
    I also really like- Sulivan, Edmund, Rupert, Arthur (though the last two do not feel southern to me)
    Names that have a southern flair for me mostly are surname as first names or word names.

    Wilson
    Virgil
    Jameson
    Jackson
    Lonnie
    Autry
    Gentry
    Warren
    Parker
    Harley
    Marshall
    Rhett
    Van
    Clayton
    Cord
    Golden

    I also think Robinson would make a nice middle name
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  3. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Lijiang, China
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    From your current list, I like Truman, Beau (as a nickname-- as a stand alone name, I'm mediocre about it), Sullivan (Sully and Van are both cool NN's too), Arthur (though it doesn't sound very 'southern'), and Edmund.
    Some others:
    Jasper
    Clyde
    Destry
    Everett
    Garrett
    Emmett
    Elliot
    Nolan
    Raleigh
    Calvin
    Dashiell
    Flynn
    Roland
    Leland
    Zane
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  4. #7
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    Apr 2013
    Location
    Xi'An, China
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    My current list for boys is:
    Truman
    Walt
    Garner - I'd steer clear of -er and -s names with your surname. It can be hard, I know, as I love a lot of -er names, but I can't with my surname...
    Rupert - I'm on the fence with this one.
    Beau - I actually love this, and it's a great Southern name.
    Sullivan- I adore this name. I love the nickname Sully, and I think it would grow up quite well.
    Forrest- Love, love, love... My only reservation is the connection in the South to Nathan Bedford Forrest, but I don't think most people care about that anymore. I know a few Forrest's, and I think it's a wonderful, manly name. Also, it has that earthy quality.
    Whittaker- I'd disqualify it due to the -er
    Arthur- Also disqualified... sorry.
    Edmund - I don't know why, but I really strongly dislike this name. It's one of the few names that I have a strong dislike of.
    Ford- I would go for this, but it makes me think of "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"
    Robinson - I like it, but I think it would be better as a middle name...

    Stanton Shafer
    Jude Shafer
    Jefferson Shafer
    Lee Shafer
    Alec Shafer
    Ashton Shafer
    Beckett Shafer
    Bennett Shafer
    Benson Shafer
    Teague Shafer
    Burke Shafer
    Colin Shafer
    Clancy Shafer
    Cole Shafer
    Clark Shafer
    Clay Shafer
    Conley Shafer
    Corbin Shafer
    Campbell Shafer
    Dallin Shafer
    Easton Shafer
    Eben Shafer
    Elliott Shafer
    Everett Shafer
    Emerson Shafer
    Ephraim Shafer
    Ezra Shafer
    Franklin Shafer
    Frederick Shafer
    Gannon Shafer
    Grant Shafer
    Garrett Shafer
    Graham Shafer
    Harrison Shafer
    Harmon Shafer
    Hudson Shafer
    Hawthorne Shafer
    Ian Shafer
    Jensen Shafer
    Jesse Shafer
    Josiah Shafer
    Keaton Shafer
    Kenyon Shafer
    Kirk Shafer
    Kent Shafer
    Kirby Shafer
    Landon Shafer
    Logan Shafer
    Levi Shafer
    Luke Shafer
    Mason Shafer
    Maxwell Shafer
    Micah Shafer
    Mitchell Shafer
    Malach(i/y) Shafer
    Montgomery Shager
    Murphy Shafer
    Malcolm Shafer
    Nathaniel Shafer
    Ogden Shafer
    Oren Shafer
    Preston Shafer
    Quentin Shafer
    Quincy Shafer
    Roscoe Shafer
    Roy Shafer
    Reid Shafer
    Raleigh Shafer
    Rhett Shafer
    Ransom Shafer
    Simon Shafer
    Sterling Shafer
    Stewart Shafer
    Talon Shafer
    Tiernan Shafer
    Trenton Shafer
    Toby Shafer
    Truman Shafer
    Wendall Shafer
    Wesley Shafer
    Weston Shafer
    Whitman Shafer
    Wilson Shafer
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  5. #9
    Join Date
    May 2013
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    Whoa, there are tons of new options there. Thanks! I'll have to sort through them and run a few past my husband.
    I agree with the ends-in-r names. I keep telling my husband how difficult our last name is Thanks for the input!

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