Lilting names for boys?
I'm back after seeking advice on my daughter's name a few years ago and then lurking around a bit.
I just discovered that I'm due to have a chromosomally male child this spring (eek!) and am 1. terrified (a boy?!) and 2. starting to think about names.
My... not disappointment but definitely discomfort with and need to adjust to the idea of parenting a boy has bled into the naming situation. As is often noted, girls' names are so much more inventive and evocative. I'm finding boy's names either too boring or out there.
Thinking about what kinds of boys names I like, I realize that something like Julian is perfect. To me it sounds bookish, intellectual, not pegged to any particular ethnicity or religion. But I'd prefer to not have a name that ends in -n.
Can anyone help me define the style of Julian? Liquid, lilting but male? Are there others like it, preferably that don't end in an en?
Extra points for names that are either of Hebrew derivation (unlike Julian) or at least not New Testament.
Any ideas? Daniel would be a great one were it not for the way American accents render the last syllable -yul.
Thu, 09/28/2017 - 11:10am