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January 28th, 2014 09:32 AM #6
Jacob -- I like Jacob but not Jake. Jacob feels dated to me. I only know one little boy with the name and grew up with a lot of them my age (mid-20's).
Mason -- Just doesn't do anything for me.
Ethan -- See Mason. I used to like this but I don't care for it anymore... I just don't see the appeal.
Noah -- Such a lovely name but lately, I've been liking Noa on a girl!
William -- It's a family name. One of my favorites. I actually have a soon-to-be 15-year-old cousin with the name and he goes by Bill (has since he was 1).
Liam -- My favorite nickname for William. Such a simple name but has personality at the same time.
Jayden -- So over the -aden names! Jayden, Kayden, Aiden, Rayden, Zayden, etc. Go away!
Michael -- So boring to me! Everyone and their brother has a Michael!
Alexander -- I dislike Alex but Alexander has sort of been growing on me lately.
Aiden -- See Jayden!!!!!Current favorites:
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January 28th, 2014 09:34 AM #8
Jacob - I've never been a big fan of Jacob...it has the word 'cob' in it. LOL! I just don't care for the sound of it. Don't like Jake, either.
Mason - HATE Mason! I just don't get the appeal at all. I used to date a guy named Jason, but I always called him Jay instead of Jason, because I don't really like that name either. Jason/Mason is like the original Aidan/Jayden/Kaden/etc.
Ethan - Meh. It's not my style.
Noah - Again, meh. I don't feel strongly about it either way.
William - I like William. It's a classic.
Liam - I prefer it as a nickname for William rather than a name of its own.
Jayden - Yuck! Extremely unappealing to me.
Michael - I like it, but it's a little bland. The nickname Mike does nothing for me, either.
Alexander - It's a good name, but not something I would use myself. I think Alex is dated and Xander is weird and trendy.
Aiden - I'm confused by why this spelling is so popular when the original is only one letter different and doesn't alter the pronunciation. I like Aidan.
Last edited by thatkathryngirl; January 28th, 2014 at 09:37 AM.Mommy to...Maura Lucille
I had a baby today, I would name him/her...
Patrick Donley or Brigid "Birdie" ???
BOYS: Seamus ???, Niall/Neil/Neal James
GIRLS: Deirdre/Deidra "Dear" ???
January 28th, 2014 09:40 AM #10
Jacob- 9/10- I love this name. I wish it wasn't so popular or I would probably use this name, I just would feel really bad if my child had the same name as all of his friends!
Mason- 2/10- I don't like it at all.
Ethan- 8/10 yes I like this :-)
Noah- 4/10 Reminds me too much of Noah's Ark.
William- 6/10 quite like this and nn Will. Don't like Billy at all.
Liam- 3/10 a boy called Liam was pretty mean to me when I was little and I haven't yet met anyone who has redeemed the name for me!
Jayden- 2/10 I've always thought this is a bit girly. Not to my taste. Although I do have a cousin named this. He mostly goes by Jay, which I like.
Michael- 9/10 a name that has grown on me. My husband loves it and we will probably name a future son this. I like the meaning and the versatility - I think it's a name that will grow with they person. I love the nn Mikey. It's also a lot less popular here (around 50th) which I like.
Alexander- 9/10 another favourite of mine, I used to favour Alexandra for a girl so did dismiss this name a little. Now I've gone off Alexandra it is back near the top of my boys list.
Aiden- 5/10 it's ok, reminds me of sex and the city.My attempt at a blog is here
Sophie Alice Marilla
Ciara ~ Eleanor ~ Cara ~ Katharine ~ Camilla ~ Philippa
Maxwell Arthur James
Finn ~ Jack ~ Alexander ~ Leo ~ Zachary ~ Theodore
January 28th, 2014 10:29 AM #12
Jacob - I don't ever remember truly LOVING Jacob--at least, not like I love Caleb--but I thought it was a cool way to get to Jack. I pretty much hate Jake with a passion, so I'd never go near it, but it is a nice, timeless name. I thought it'd be so refreshing to meet a guy my age whose name was Jacob who was nice and kind and gentlemanly. I think it'd make a nice hero in a book, but I wouldn't use it, because I really, really don't want a Jake, haha.
Mason - I used to LOVE it when I first met a Mason (which was years ago--he's probably nearly 16 now), but by the time I got to college I was pretty sick of hearing it. I don't know, it was one of those names I really liked, but even though I've never met another Mason and don't hear it tossed around a ton, I just didn't keep loving it very long. It seems like a pretty forgettable name, although obviously it's not, haha.
Ethan - I remember liking it a while ago. I had Ethan Joshua and Ethan Samuel on my list at one point. I think it's nice, and I like the open and honest feeling I get with it, and I like that it dates back to Revolutionary War times. When you think about it, it's a really nice name. But I know someone with an Ethan, and I think it was about that time that I liked it less--not because I dislike her... I just don't LOVE it so much I'd like to be hearing it and using it on an everyday basis.
Noah - och, Noah. I adore him! I used him in a story when I was in middle school, and I remember thinking it was so unusual that nobody would ever use it (boy was I wrong!). I thought it was so utterly cool, and once I figured out how usable it is, I've loved it. A frenemy of mine used it a couple years ago, and ever since I just can't embrace him quite so much. I want to adore Noah, but I can't stop thinking about her and how she stabbed me in the back, so, yeah. Noah's a no. But I'd give just about anything to un-know that she has a Noah, so I could go back to loving it again. I'm pretty sad it's not as unusual as I thought it was, too, but I don't know if it'd be a deal-breaker if I wasn't so bothered by the mother of the Noah I know.
William - it's classic. It's lovely. My only problem is that I don't have any nns for it I like (Will? Too boring. Liam? Adorable, but too overused. Wim? Um, no. Bill/Billy, too dated. Willie? Um, no again. haha). I like it as a middle, but it's not a family name, so it never seems to fit on my list.
Liam - I like it a lot, but I just don't love it. I think Irish names are fun, and I love the whole imagery they provide. I just don't see me with a Liam.
Jayden - I used to LOVE Jadon (this spelling). It's a Biblical name, and honestly, it's not supposed to be said like JAY-don, but I always thought it was. I thought Jadon was incredibly cool. I hate the Jayden spelling, though. It looks so trendy and kre8tiv.
Michael - my cousin's name. I've never liked it, and I don't know why. It's classic... I just don't like Michael, haha. I do like Micah, though.
Alexander - I like it. I used to hate it, but I like its timelessness and its various associations. I quite strongly dislike Alex, though, so I'd never use it up front. Right now I have Zane Alexander Caspian on my list, though.
Aiden - I hate the Aiden spelling (like Aidan a lot, though!). I love that it means "little fire", and when I was in middle school/high school, I named my guardian angel Aidan (hahaha!). I thought it was a perfect name for an angel, and since we know really very little about angel's genders, I figured it would work for an asexual warrior of God, haha. I would love to still love Aidan, and I think it's fabulous, but it is one example of a name I wouldn't use because of its popularity. It's just TOO popular, TOO trendy. If we could go back to the original Irish roots, I would be a massive fan. But it's just become sort of trashy here in the US.Lise
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January 28th, 2014 10:48 AM #14Senior Member
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Jacob....used to love this, liked it for years and then my taste changed
Mason....sort of boring to me
Ethan...always loved this....handsome, love it
Noah....really fond of this for a middle name
William....this classic has grown on me slowly, very strong and Liam is a great variation
Jayden....used to have a parrot named Jadon, now I can't picture for a person though
Michael....like it, love Micah though...I like this on a girl for some reason but wouldn't use it
Alexander....strong, protector of mankind as its meaning makes it more desirable, love Zander