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this baby is supposed to be arriving in just over six weeks. usually at this point there are two or three names we really really like and are happy to choose from. if this baby were a girl, that would be the case. but he's a boy and we're clueless and the lack of names is killing us. so, i need some help. please give me some boy names. as many as you can think of and like. help a pregnant lady in need.

Reader Comments (36)

Once I was at a baby shower for A girl with your same predicament.. So for one of the games, we had to go through the alphabet and come up with a boy name for each letter of the alphabet.

Maybe Bobby and I can play that game for family home even ing tonight and get back to you!

April 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

we really like the name Jude. But since both our names begin with a J, we are less likely to use it. we refuse to be one of those families. But that's the only boy name we can ever think of that we like, so there's that.

April 7, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjen

well, my personal favorite..my son's name Eliot. others on our list were Cole, Forrest, Milo and Henry. like the comment above we took a letter of the alphabet and brainstormed. have fun!

April 7, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjess

So, what about Linus, Lennart, Luca, Klaas, Fred, Ingo, Hugo, Kilian, Mats? Good luck with your decision.

April 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterVictoriatje

Since both girls have bible names, you could go with a cool guy bible name like Elijah, Caleb, Micah, Titus, Ezra, Ezekiel (call him Zeke) Jonah, Amos, etc? Also old-fashioned names like Jack, Henry, etc. are great too!

April 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChristina

I have been reading your blog for about a month now. So, I thought I would pop in and say "Hi" and suggest a few. I really like Calan (pronounced Cal-in). It's an old Gaelic name, not used much. Cal would be cool for short. I also like Thomas. Hope it helps.

April 7, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterrebekah

Tell me about it, why are boy names so much more difficult? It needs to be strong, yet not to ordinary, but not crazy or too fanciful right? Here are some I like: Riley, Parker, Camden, Ryan, Noah...
I have been looking into ancestral names too, and it seems that I should be able to find some great Irish or Scottish names, but not much luck yet...and Liam or Padraig aren't exactly what I had in mind. But I kind of like Finn or Lindon...
I love Andrew or Zachary (who doesn't need a little Zack running around?) Rory, Samuel, Joshua, Benjamin, Max, I think Oscar is cute (there is a little blond fireball named Oscar in our ward, love him!) Christopher, Colin, Cameron...
It is much easier to think of names for you! Good luck

April 7, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjeanie

Cole, Eli (Elijah), Dallin, Gage?, Jeffrey, Will/William (Willis?), Jordan, Evan, Aiden, Jackson... ok I'll stop.

April 7, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjeanie

Hi, I'm Alysha's friend. I have 4 boys - Jack, Sam, Charlie, and Luke. And I have a neverending list of boy names. (It's girl names I have a hard time with.) Here goes the list: Jude (funny that someone else had that), Grey, Max, Henry, Simon, Alex, Wyatt, Eli, Oscar, Felix, Henry, Asher, Ben, Bennett, Miles, Cole, Joe. I guess that's it, I was pretty sure there were a few more in my head. Good luck.

April 7, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterleigh

hi, its annalisa (meg's sister-in-law)...my favorite place to browse names is Thinkbabynames.com and Ancestry.com
Good luck!

April 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnna & Geoff

I really don't have any name suggestions, just a caution. Once you come up with some names, make sure you like the shortened and nickname versions of that name, because even if you don't call him by that, inevitably, someone will. This is the problem I have with picking names. There are tons I like, but I greatly dislike the shortened or nickname versions. Like I really like the name Henry, but I hate the nickname associated with it, Hank.

April 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterShiloh Donkin

I definately think it would be cool if you stuck with scriptural names. My Remington always gets tons of attention for his name everyone says it sounds like he'll be important someday and he's the only one I know. When I was in high school I fell in love with the name Thadeus. I had a friend named that we always called him Thad and it means courage, which I've always thought was great for a boy. Too bad I only ended up with one. I also have always regretted that we didn't name Rem after any one. Take a second look at you grandfathers or greats or fathers name and see if any of those will work at least for a middle name if you do those. Good luck, I can't wait to hear what you decide.

April 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHeatherann

i have about a million names in my pocket. favorites are mickey, blaine, noah, maxwell (so you can call him max), winston (so you can call him winnie, i don't know if that's too femme or not). hope those help a little!

April 7, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterashley

i have about a million names in my pocket. favorites are mickey, blaine, noah, maxwell (so you can call him max), winston (so you can call him winnie, i don't know if that's too femme or not). hope those help a little!

April 7, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterashley

so many to choose from.
I love Charlie, but I think it would be fun to stick with either your biblical pattern or one syllable.

April 7, 2008 | Unregistered Commenteralysha

Our little guy's going to be Benjamin Michael R., or Ben for short. I'm glad it ended up being a boy this time because I was stuck on that name from the moment I got the positive pregnancy test (okay, maybe even before) but was having a terrible time coming up with a girl's name.

I like the suggestions posted so far. I don't know if you want to stick with the Bible theme, but that might be kinda cute - Luke, Noah, Adam, etc. I met a baby boy named Leo the other night - I didn't think I liked that name much until I saw it attached to a little boy. Did anyone post Oliver yet? I think that's kind of cute too. I'll keep brainstorming and let you know if I think of any more. Good luck!!

April 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterStacy R.


April 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBrenna

Luc, Matthew, James, Jared are all great biblicals, in our humble oppinions. There's a site where you can type in ANY name and it shows you the popularity via a graph, per thousand babies born over the course of the years. Check it out: http://babynamewizard.com/namevoyager/lnv0105.html
Click on Boys only and then just type where the cursor is blinking and the name graph will show up. You need Java to view it.

ooooh, names are always fun to read and think about...just seeing all the different suggestions and taste's out there. I think you should consider a classic biblical name like James (I can't think of a James I didn't like), Micah, Elijah, Asher, Malachi, Gad (kidding). I've always been in love with Miles...we want a Miles Holladay. Consider Atticus. We never regret it...well except for when we hear Fritz :) ha! I also agree that busting out the geneology to scope out possibilities would be fun. What About Thad? Remember that short church film? We used to watch it all the time growing up. It definitely made an association with the name for me. Titus, Gage, and Mickey made me laugh- choice pics from the various commentors above. That's the best thing about names, we are all so different in what we like, but then you get a name on a little kid and 98% of the time, it just fits and is perfect!

April 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPatria

I second the babyname wizard. I love that site because I like names that are not really popular. The website kind of gives you suggestions too as you start typing names pop up and get narrowed down as you continue to type so if you wanted a name that started with a certain letter it might help you to find one that you hadn't thought of.
Boys names are definitely harder. My current favorite boy names are: Ezra and Owen (mostly because I had a dream that I gave birth to a boy at home that I named Owen, foreshadowing, maybe?)
Michael likes to look at the page in magazines that lists the editors and other employees. He usually finds some cool, unique names there.

April 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterErin

I like checking in to see the suggestions.
I also love owen, but Tom wouldn't go for the whole Luke & Owen thing, it didn't bother me.

why don't you name him Luke? The girls already think they have a brother with that name so it wouldn't be that hard of an adjustment.

April 8, 2008 | Unregistered Commenteralysha

Me again, Luke is my favorite Bible name so far and it is only one syllable you'd be keeping both your patterns. (which i hadn't noticed until someone else said it) Good luck choosing from all these goodies.

April 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHeatherann


we're going to take that go-ahead on Luke seriously. We really love that name. I'm glad you brought it up, because if you hadn't, we would have asked you about it. Others that have wandered in and off the list include Charlie, Porter, Coulson (Cole?), McEuen...

hmm. Right now I'm liking Luke best.


April 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChip

i've been trying to think of what to add and the truth is boy names have always been hard for us, so i really have nothing to add. i DO like the suggestions of Luke and Charlie though. and as best friends have to share everything, i think it fitting that alysha share the name Luke.

April 8, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterpam

When I was expecting my third, my husband said that my oldest could name him. He chose Sam, at first I wasn't sure, but he is now soooo a SAM! He also liked Luke, which is a great name. My grandfather's name was Ben, I think this is a good, strong name.
Someone told me once when I was thinking of a names for my first two kids, to go outside and scream the name, like you are calling them in for supper! If it sounds goofy you'll know when it's yelled!

April 8, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercollins

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