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May 17th, 2013 01:19 PM #6
I like Emrys, Elias, Ezra, Malcolm, and Caspian.
Emrys- I really like this one, as it's a bit different. Plus, Rhys could be a cool nn.
Elias- I like this, but Eli, Elijah, and Elias are all so popular right now.
Ezra- I actually know a lot of guys with this name, and really love it. It's unique and Biblical, while still maintaining a cool, alternative edge. However, I feel like this one will become quite popular soon.
Malcolm- Love, love, love! It's such an overlooked gem. I love the nicknames Mac and Colm, and that it was the name of a Scottish king (very cool). This is a name DH vetoed, but I still adore.Kidney Bean Debuts July 2014Soren Pasha, Kian Emre, Quentin, Anton
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May 18th, 2013 06:46 PM #8Senior Member
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The ones I love: Bram, Ezra, Caspian and Merritt. I would probably only use Merritt as a middle name though. I also love Aubrey on a boy. It bothers me that Aubrey went to the girls.
You might like: Phinneas, Finnian (Finn), Felix, Xavier, Isaac, Jude, Eben (short for Ebenezer), Auberon/Oberon, Vaughn
May 18th, 2013 11:32 PM #10
You have excellent taste -- I have sons named Caspian AND Peregrine! I had Perrin shortlisted for our Peregrine's nn -- other non-Perry ideas were Rin, Penn, and Aaron -- but the little guy would have none of it and we finally landed on Pippin/Pip. My MIL was just saying yesterday how she thought we were crazy when we settled on Pippin, but he really just is a jolly little Pippin. A nurse at our pediatrician's office always has trouble because she has a niece nn Pip! I never thought of Pippa being shortened to Pip, but both can be related to Philip/Philippa. Oh, well! Anyway, on to your list:
Peregrin - Peregrin is Tolkien's spelling; Peregrine is the saint and otherwise historical spelling. Just so you know. About dozen boys got this name in 2012, pretty evenly split on the spelling.
Elias - I want to love this, but I never can, because depending on the accent, I often hear "he lies." Then I always wonder what he's lying on, or about, and I never can admire the name.
Emrys - It's ok, but considering the long run of Emily, followed by Emma, I won't be surprised if the girls confiscate this one (if that matters to you).
Bram - I like this as a nn but not so much as a given name.
Illya, Marion, Eamon, Meredith, Merrit, and Aubrey are not very masculine, even though I'm IN LOVE with Aubrey for boys (and probably would have used it for my Peregrine, if when I mentioned I liked it, every person I know hadn't told me about the 10 girl Aubreys they know. :-P)
Merrick - I like this one better than Merrit because a) it's not also a word and b) the RICK part is likely to be pronounced and heard more readily than the IT of Merrit -- thus less likelihood of the name being mis-heard as Mary.
Ezra - I'm neutral on this one. I don't like it and I don't hate it.
Rune - I like this one as a middle. I would be afraid of it being confused with Ruth in the first place, which is on the rise.
Malcolm - yes.
Caspian - of course!
Elwin - I like this one too.
Since you like several Mer names, Marcus, Marcellus, Marius, Marlon, Marshall, Martin, or Marro might appeal. Meriadoc if you're feeling adventurous (maybe as a middle?).
Other ideas for soft boys names I can think of...
Rhett (literary WIN!)
Elrond (totally usable IMO!)
Armand (Scarlet Pimpernel, anyone?)
Tirian, Drinian, Rilian
Rhys (though Reece is gaining on the girls side)
May 19th, 2013 05:12 PM #12Senior Member
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Pippin, but it's obviously out.
Thanks, everyone, for you comments. Emrys is about the only single boys name Papa Owlett and I agree on entirely, and I'm glad to see it well received and recognized, at least here. I'm a little concerned that people will hear Emory, simply because it's more common, but I don't think it's anything we can't live with.Mama to Belle & Pip
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May 21st, 2013 10:30 AM #14
Oh, thank you for the compliment! I recently contributed to a callout for "knight and hero" names, and you might enjoy the combined efforts of the Berries. Not all of the names are "soft" but I think there will be some you like: http://nameberry.com/nametalk/thread...st-of-the-Gang
I'll try to work on a list to keep in Nameberry's list section, too.