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  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2009
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    Feeling Desperate... Still Not in Love with a Boys' Name!

    I am due in three months with a little boy and am feeling the pressure. My husband and I have not landed on a boys' name we like. We have found some names that we like that are too rhymey with his last name or start with the same letter, which feels too cartoony for us! His last name is Fallon.

    Too Rhymey:
    Calvin
    Malcolm

    Alliteration is Too Cartoony:
    Foster
    Findlay

    at this point, the only names we kind of like are:
    Baxter
    Reed
    Clyde
    Otis
    Cashel
    Laszlo
    Everett
    Arlo
    Zeller (an old family name)

    I really like names to have natural nicknames however (which names like Reed, Clyde, Otis, and Arlo don't really)
    I also don't like names to be too trendy (which Everett, Arlo, and Otis seem to verge on)

    Do you have any more suggestions for us? We were over the moon in love with our girl pick (Anthea Russell) and want this little boy to have a name we love just as much!
    Favorite Girls' Names: Anthea, Harriet, Vera, Fairfax
    Favorite Boys' Names: Hartley, Clyde, Amias, Ambrose

  2. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
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    From your list, I like Everett, Reed, Otis and Arlo the best with your surname. I think it is wise of you to avoid names ending in "n" as well those beginning with "F". Here are some other suggestions.

    August
    Heath
    Bryce
    Archer
    Emmett
    Jasper
    Amory
    Wyatt
    Miles/Milo
    Bennett
    Douglas
    Walter
    Merritt
    Gareth
    Asher
    Clark
    Dexter
    Teague
    Hugh/Hugo
    Rhys
    Gilbert
    Garrett
    Luther
    Rhett
    Grant
    Dean
    Last edited by mischa; September 9th, 2013 at 02:12 PM.
    All the best,
    Mischa.

  3. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
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    Of your choice, I quite like the sound of Clyde Fallon, Reed Fallon, and Everett Fallon the best. I like the idea of Zeller in the middle.

    Other ideas for your consideration:

    Ezra
    Lewis
    Miles (nn Milo)
    "Don't try to be modern, it's the most old-fashioned thing there is," - Attilio, The Tiger and the Snow

    Domenico/Dominic, Gianfranco/Gianpaolo, Giacomo, Antonio, Raphael, Calogero, Leopold, Angelo, Giorgio, Alban, Malachi, Dante, Mirek, Dario, Lionel, Asa
    Katarina/Caterina, Irena, Silvia, Aniela, Delfina, Raffaella, Apollonia, Cecilia, Pasqualina, Rosalind/Rosina, Josephine, Allegra, Alba, Leokadia, Annunziata, Bronya, Adrasteia, Vincenza, Althea, Eurydice, Regina, Mirella, Arianell

  4. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Indiana
    Posts
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    Well, I'm going to start with Anthea. Greek, a bit obscure, a little bit old-ladyish, pretty.

    Calvin, Malcolm, Foster, Findlay have the same old-fashioned vibe.

    Baxter, Clyde, Otis, Cashel, Lazlo, Everett, Arlo, Zeller.....same thing going, but some have a little bit of a funky, exotic twist added.

    How about:

    Cyrus
    Amos
    Quentin
    Thaddeus
    Barnaby
    Walter
    Micah
    Arthur
    Tobias
    Alonzo
    Simon
    Gilbert
    Simeon
    Judah
    Linus
    Lionel
    Obsessing over names since 1964

  5. #9
    My son is named Clyde. His nickname is Mr Muffins. We figured if he really wanted to shorten his name he could go by Cy.
    People seems to have strong reactions to his name. Some people LOVE it and some people just don't get it. I feel like it is in a sweet spot though- It has one spelling, it doesn't sound like any other names, and even though it is very uncommon as a name in his age bracket everyone recognizes it as a name.
    However, with three months you have time to mull it over. There are LOTS of good names. Maybe focus on getting to a list of 5 that you both like.
    I like Ambrose from your signature. Is that one still in the running? How about Harvey? or Walter?

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