S names for baby #2

We are set on girls name: Sloane Rachel

but stuck on Boys name!!! want/need to use and "s"

spencer

shane

sloan

sebastian

nothing really sticking. No consensus between wife and myself. (Older brother is Brooks)

Replies

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November 22, 2015 3:35 AM

Sloane is one of my top girl names too :)

I personally would take it off the boy name list because I think it's popularity is rising with girls and I think it may be pretty established (or well on it's way) as a girl's name -- at least where I live.

Some other S names that come to mind:

Sawyer

Sullivan

Simon

Samson

Sutton

Soren

Steele

Any of these on the right track?

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November 22, 2015 3:57 AM

I agree that Sloan seems more of a girl name. I like the suggestion of Simon.  

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November 22, 2015 1:38 PM

I actually really like the idea of naming the baby Sloan(e) whether it's a boy or girl. Especially with unisex-feeling name Brooks as a big brother. 

I aso like Shane. Shane and Brooks sound like two cowboys, which I like. 

How do you feel about Sheppard, Silas or Stafford?

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November 22, 2015 3:36 PM

I think Spencer has the same preppy stylings as Brooks.

If you don't want to go with two surname style names, then I think Sebastian is a nice choice.

I think Shane is a very different style. I would save Sloane for a girl.

I quite like surname style names myself, but there is a bit of a tipping point where it starts to sound like you have a law firm rather than children. If you think you may try for a 3rd, I might go with Sebastian for this one just to mix it up a bit. 

That's just me, though! 

I do quite love the suggestion of Sheppard. 

Samuel is my fav boys' S name, I think. If you're open to something more traditional, I think Sam and Brooks are a very nice pair.

Is there a specific person you're honoring with the S? Another thought is to get more creative with that name.

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November 22, 2015 5:27 PM

This great feedback thank you! We are honoring my mom's mom Sophie

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November 22, 2015 7:49 PM

I know a sibling set that includes a Brooks & a Samuel, so I'll suggest Samuel.

I'll also suggest (or 2nd) Sawyer, Sullivan, Sean, Seth, Sterling, Solomon & Sage

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November 23, 2015 6:43 PM

I especially like Sage to honor a Sophie, since Sophia comes from the Greek word for wisdom and Sage can reference the word for a wise person.

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November 23, 2015 3:42 PM

Ahhh I love Sloane Rachel! Wonderful choice!

From your list I like Spencer best. The suggestions already made really cover my ideas and my favorites, which would be Sheppard, Samuel, Sutton, and Sullivan (Sully is adorable for a baby nn). I would agree that Sloan is definitely a girl's name, arguably due to Entourage. I've seen an increase in the use of this name in my area recently for little girls.

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November 23, 2015 11:18 PM

Thanks for all these suggestions. Samuel is now in running as a result. I love biblical names. My wifes name is Blake so she's very into unisex monosyllabic names. Sawyer was the name for awhile but then Shane and spencer were on top of her list. She's concerned that if we name him Samuel he'll feel like his name is "boring" or not as cool as his brother Brooks. I disagree. Crunch time now!!! (PS my name is Joseph and ive been a Joey my whole life. Joe more recently) I like Samuel. Call him Sammy. And when older Sam. But hey. He'll probably end up as a shae. I do like Sebastian too