Unique name for Kaden's brother.

Hello everyone, my wife and I just found out we are having our second boy, our first boy, Kaden Andrew is 10 months and we want to find a unique name for him (I can't stand any normal name, like Steve, Micheal, Christopher, etc etc), so far I like Mason, my wife likes Luka and Nikolai. 

I don't like her 2 choices because they are eastern European sounding. I'm born and raised in Florida with Italian and Irish background, my wife is from Trinidad (she is white) and I don't think those kind of names would fit us. What do you all think about this? 

And let's start the brainstorming! 

 

Thanks,

Justin

Replies

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September 6, 2014 10:40 AM

First, I'll say that I don't particularly care for Kaden and Mason together.  They sound so similar, I suspect I'd end up getting tongue twisted, especially since they will be so close in age.

Nikolai does strike me a bit as E. European sounding, but I don't think that means you couldn't use it.  Luka doesn't strike me as particularly anything really.  It's currently ranked #585 in the U.S. (and Luca is ranked #202).  Personally, I think it hits the sweet spot if you are looking for something non-tradtional but not too out there.

I'll suggest Beckett, Dylan, Teagan, Milo, Silas & Cole.

If you haven't already, I'll also suggest you run some of your names through the Social Security Baby Name website and look at some of the stats.  If by "normal" you mean common, you may find yourself disappointed in the future.  Kaden is currently ranked #151 (with Kayden at #93) and Mason is currently ranked #4 (higher than Michael, Christopher or Steve).

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September 6, 2014 12:14 PM

Thanks for your reply. I also thought about Mason and Kaden and thought it was a little similar as well. I guess we will take it off and keep Luka or Luca on the list. When I say normal, I don't mean in the future, I don't really care how many kids have it now or will have it lol. I just don't like the names of old, I could list probably 100 I hate lol! 

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By EVie
September 6, 2014 10:13 PM

Also, Luca with a c is a classic Italian name, so actually would be a great nod to your Italian heritage.

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September 7, 2014 8:30 PM

Yes if we end up choosing Luca then it will be with the c for sure, I don't fancy the K option