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March 15th, 2014 02:50 AM #1Junior Member
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Noobie here- Looking for a name that a little boy grows into as a MAN.
I'm gonna be a daddy potentially, and I have told my wife numerous times that i want a name that a "little boy can grow into". What i mean, is, I love strong, leadership-centric, victorious sounding, Thor's cousin type of names haha. I'm saying #300 King Leonidas' twins name. Strong names that boys can look up and feel tough and macho and feel like they have something to look forward to. *disclaimer- first post, had a few drinks, would love your inputs!
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March 15th, 2014 10:47 AM #5
Victor springs to mind... strong, manly, but classic and well-established as a name. And Vic is one tough nickname!
Other names that sound manly to me include:
Bruce (think Robert Bruce, Bruce Willis, etc)
Regis (means 'king")
These names all seem to me like men who permit no liberties. Good luck!Mommy to Travis Nevin 05/12
and Angus Loudon is due April 6th, 2015
March 15th, 2014 11:09 AM #7Senior Member
Victor | Ephraim | Phineas | Alfred | Rupert
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Trudy | Marceline | Ramona | Cicely | Winifred
March 15th, 2014 11:45 AM #9Senior Member
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I think the meaning of the name, or any namesake, is not nearly as important as how the name comes off, if you know what I mean. For example, Perseus is a strong heroic character in Greek mythology, but an interest in Greek mythology (and therefore the name Perseus) has more of an intellectual, bookish, introverted vibe in my opinion. If you are looking for a strong, no-nonsense image, then I would avoid names that seem frilly or extravagant.
I would also hope that you are prepared for the fact that any sons you may have might not willingly conform to the masculine gender stereotypes you describe. I really hope you wouldn't be pushing that sort of personality onto them if they turned out to be gentle, non-competitive, sensitive or quiet souls. For that reason I would also avoid overtly macho names like Butch and Thor, because they may be a total mismatch with a real boy's personality. It's a really great idea to try and pick a name that a boy can grow into a man with, as long as you take into account that there is more than one way to be a man.
I think Alexander is a great suggestion, meaning 'defender of men' and a solid, strong image. Also second Victor, Jason and Vincent! Those and other classic names sound the most no-nonsense, 'leader' type names to me, because they fit a boy or a man no matter what he is like and allow him to grow into his own self. Others that seem strong and very masculine to me without crossing over into hyper-macho territory (although some are maybe a bit 'boring'):
Edit: Also second Rex!
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