Tuesday we brought you the Name Gamers’ take on new spins for the Top Ten girls’ names. Today we feature their Nameberry Makeover of the most popular boys’ names.
Thank you to nameberry mavens olivegreen, susan, lyndsayjenness, jill, amym, lola, ricamaca, and dannim26. For more of their makeover ideas, or to join in the game, go to the Name Game board.
Remember, the idea here is to come up with fresher spins on overpopular names, but what’s so clever about these name makeovers is that the new versions convey the original names’ essence, not merely the way they look and sound.
1. JACOB – Jasper, Isaac, James
2. MICHAEL – Milo, Miles, Mitchell, Micah, Raphael (wow!)
3. ETHAN – Nathaniel, Edward, Everett, Ephraim
4. JOSHUA – Jonas, Joaquin, Jasper
5. DANIEL – Dashiell, Dominic, Declan
6. CHRISTOPHER –Crispin, Caspian, Phineas (nice)
7. ANTHONY — Ansel, Antoine, August, Ambrose, Vincent (ooooh, very nice)
8. WILLIAM – Walter, George, Philip, needs no replacement!
9. MATTHEW – Moses, Maxfield, Maddox, Matthias or Matteo
10. ANDREW – Asher, Archer, Anderson, Lochlan
Any other ideas? Let us know!