Name for baby boy

Hi,

I am 37 weeks pregnant and my husband and I cannot come up with any any names we would like for our son.  Any suggestions?

We have one little boy who's names starts with B.  I would like to avoid another B, but that is what my husband would like.  Go figure.

We agree that Adam and Lucas are good names, but they have already been used by close family.  We are trying to avoid any names that are becoming unisex, which is so many names now. 

 

Thanks for your help!

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October 12, 2014 5:22 PM

It would help to know what kind of names you prefer. Biblical, classic, more unusual...

Here's a few suggestions:

Vincent, Otto, Oscar, Victor, George, Ulysses, Peter, Patrick, Ferdinand, Frederick, August, Elijah, Jasper, Paul, Xavier, Antony/Anthony, Hugo, Soren, Damian/Damon, Dorian, Henry, Charles, Yuri, Ivan, Isidore, Emmett, Everett, Rowan, Asher, Declan, Milo, James, Levi, Laszlo, Liam, Wyatt, Sebastian, Jude, Felix, Sawyer, Julian, Rhys, Isaac, Graham, Elliot, Otis, Louis, Amos, Atlas, Cyrus, Adrian, Ian, Caleb, River, Malcolm, Casper, Enzo...

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October 12, 2014 5:40 PM

I agree it would be helpful to have a better idea of what names you like, even if you can't use them.

Based only on Adam & Lucas, I'll suggest Noah, Abram, Marcus, Matthew, Matteo, Aaron, Evan, Joshua, Ian, Samuel & Jude.

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October 12, 2014 9:12 PM

Thank you both for the ideas.  It's funny that Vincent was mentioned because my husband loves that name but I'm not crazy about it. 

I really like Matthew and Jude, but once again, my husband and I do not agree. 

I thought about Aaron but got a lot of feedback from people that it was a girls name (that's a whole different discussion but non the less, I feel like it could pose a potential problem)

 

I guess I would say that we would like a name that is more traditional and simple without being overly boring.  My husband was pushing for Joseph, but I'm not crazy about any nicknames that come with this one. 

I work in a pediatric office so I see different kids names all day, you would think that something would come to me!

 

Thank you both for your help. 

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October 12, 2014 10:31 PM

Alexander, Nathaniel, Joel, Daniel, Josiah, Isaac, Phillip, Dominic, Patrick, Aidan, William, Griffin, Gabriel, Eric, Nicholas, Christopher

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October 12, 2014 11:29 PM

You know what, I forgot to mention Andrew. I was thinking of it right now. It's traditional, elegant and biblical without being overly common these days like Henry, Charles, Leo and William have become. Andy, Drew and Andre are adorable nicknames.

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October 12, 2014 11:40 PM

"I thought about Aaron but got a lot of feedback from people that it was a girls name (that's a whole different discussion but non the less, I feel like it could pose a potential problem)"

Some people (like me) pronounce Aaron (boy name) the same as Erin (girl name) -- like AIRen.  Some of those people (like me) can hear it when other people pronounce them differently, but some of them can't.  That might be where the issue is coming in.

(I did not know, until I went to university, that there was a pronunciation of Aaron that was NOT identical to Erin. AAHren. I find it unnatural to say it this way but I do, since all the Aarons I know these days pronounce it like this.)