View Poll Results: Which boy name for our first child do you like?
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Thread: Alder? Casper? or Soren?
June 10th, 2013 05:06 PM #6Senior Member
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I know someone that named their baby Casper recently, and I just...really don't like it. I thought maybe it would grow on me, but it hasn't. I always think about the ghost, which I know isn't the most horrible association, per se, and I think this generation of kids won't even know of it, but to me it's the equivalent of naming your child a name commonly given to a dog or something. It just feels silly and out of place.
I like Soren the best. I knew a boy growing up with that name and he was sweet and kind, so it has a nice association to me, plus it always felt unique without being too weird.
June 10th, 2013 05:42 PM #8
I can't help but recommend Aspen. Haha. It combines sounds from all three names and has the same vibe as name 1. That said, you have some great names here. I chose Soren. I knew a Soren and there's also the philosopher. The Soren I knew was probably the opposite of the philosopher though so it fits all types.Names I enjoy:
Girls: Lucy, Elena, Lake, Sylvie
Boys: Jack, Eamon, Sylvan, Theo
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June 10th, 2013 05:44 PM #10
June 10th, 2013 08:40 PM #12Senior Member
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June 10th, 2013 09:58 PM #14Senior Member
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- Lijiang, China
This is a really tough one to vote on, as I actually really like all three names. The one I'd choose would probably end up being based a lot on what your last name is.
Alder- A really nice nature name that fits right in with modern naming trends without conforming to them. Has a pleasant softness to it. It looks like it's not getting as many votes as the others, but I think it'd be a great choice. Calder is another one I quite like.
Caspar- Is an awesome name. Historic, strong, meaningful. I personally prefer Jasper, but not by a lot. The friendly ghost association is relatively large, but that wouldn't bother me. And the fact was your grandfather's name is awesome. If you don't end up using this as a FN, it'd also be a solid MN with Soren or Alder.
Soren- This one was high on my own list for awhile (and Jasper still is). It's got a strong feel to it. The meaning of 'stern' is one I had a tough time appreciating, I tried really hard to make my mind think of 'stern' in more of a 'steadfast/strong' sense, but just couldn't do it. That being said, Soren does have some other similar names from other languages that have nice meanings (in Avestan (ancient pre-Persian, Zorastrian language) Suren might mean something like 'heroic one', but I had trouble confirming this. In Romanian, Sorin (pronounced sor-een) means 'sun').
My favorite name of all would be Soren Casper (but don't let Alder slip away just because of these forums, your husband does love it and it is a nice name too)Updated Name List- http://www.ebabynames.com/list/eff115- Vote away...