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July 1st, 2014 07:10 PM #1Junior Member
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Thoughts on these boy names and suggestions for others?
DH and I are expecting our 3rd child this fall and are not finding out what we're having. We live in the south where uncommon names are common - lots of last names for first names, double names, etc. And family names reign supreme - we used our favorite family name for our son and have a few that may have potential but I am not sold on them. Anyway, I would love some feedback and suggestions for boy names. I want to avoid names that are super common - James, John, etc. I like the idea of finding a last name that is masculine. I also am trying to avoid names that end in an "en" sound since our last name is 2 syllables and ends with "en." Here are a few names I have on my list but I am not dead set on any of them:
3. Nicholas - this was my grandfather's name but I can't get over the thought of people calling him Nick or Nicky. I like Nicholas, though.
4. Garland - might be too feminine for DH
5. Randle but call him Ran
6. Joshua - a very close friend who passed away too young
Others on the list
1. Braddock - my dad is Bradley which we used for my son's middle name, but everybody calls my dad Brad which would be this nickname, too
Please help! I am very open to suggestions! I do not want to still be trying to decide on a name when it is time to be discharged from the hospital!
Last edited by smelton521; July 1st, 2014 at 07:23 PM.
July 1st, 2014 07:41 PM #3
July 1st, 2014 07:51 PM #5Senior Member
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You've got a great list there and lots of possibilities. Here are my thoughts:
Kincaid - I'm not sure about this as a first name. Perhaps you could use Kingsley, Kingston, Cadell, Cade or Caden.
Butler - I think this works and fits in with the current trend of occupational names.
Nicholas - I love this! Perhaps you could get in early and tell everyone his nn will be Cole (or something else other than Nick). I guess this won't guarantee that Nick isn't used as he gets older.
Garland - I'm not sure about this. Maybe Leland, Nolan, Orland or Roland would work.
Randle - I really like this! Personally I prefer the spelling of Randall.
Joshua - I love this! It's a classic name that has lots of meaning for you.
Braddock - You could use this. I probably wouldn't, since your son's middle is Bradley, but this is just a matter of personal preference. You could give the boys the same middle? Or find another way to honor your dad?
Out of the other names, I really love Huxley! I think this really fits the bill; it is masculine, unique and has so much character.
I hope this helps!
Last edited by lee1981; July 1st, 2014 at 08:15 PM.Lee X
July 2nd, 2014 12:18 PM #7
Of the family names, I would use
Nicholas - in full or with the nicknames Cole (love this) or Nico
Randle - maybe shortened to Rand?
Joshua - a nice name
Of the others, i like Huxley and Thatcher. Braddock reminds me of haddock, and Barrick of army barracks. :/
Maybe you'd like Merrick, Thayer, Gardner, Shepherd (nn Shep), Rainer?
July 2nd, 2014 01:37 PM #9Senior Member
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