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post #21 of 128
My boys are Rune and Leif.

Rune was a name my husband just LOVED forever but I was totally against it. When he was born he totally looked like a Rune. Some adults have problems with it and our families TOTALLY hated it when we did it but now nobody can imagine him any other way. Kids for the most part have no trouble with it, except one adorable boy at the zoo who thought his name was Boo. Which works for me too

It's funny you say Eli, because we thought about that for Ru but decided against it.

My other son, Leif, is kinda common. We pronounce it LAYF instead of Leaf though, so that's a little different. Nobody pronounce it right at all. It's always Leaf. When he gets older if he chooses to go buy Leaf that's fine. I also gave them normal middle names (Peter and Oliver) in case they hate their names.

My DH is dead set on naming our next boy Sig, but it's not happening. I love August or Augustus. DS2 was almost Lars.

Oh and I LOVE Jasper, but it's my cousins name...I would totally name a boy Japser.
post #22 of 128
DS's name is Silas Mackenzie Lastname. No particularly magical story; DH picked Silas and I agreed. Mackenzie is DH's middle name and I've always loved it.

If we're ever blessed with another boy, his name will be Elias Jasper (sharing the Jasper love : )
post #23 of 128
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(sharing the Jasper love )
Now why does everyone irl tell me Jasper is a dog's name every time I mention it? I'd be tempted to have another baby if I could guarantee it was a boy just to use Jasper.

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My DH is dead set on naming our next boy Sig, but it's not happening. I love August or Augustus. DS2 was almost Lars.
My Oakley's middle name is Augustus. I have always loved that name.
post #24 of 128
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Now why does everyone irl tell me Jasper is a dog's name every time I mention it? I'd be tempted to have another baby if I could guarantee it was a boy just to use Jasper.
We had a dog named Jasper.

post #25 of 128
I like Elias with the nicknam Eli. What about Camden? Unless you have bad associations with the city I really like Silas, too. If my last name didn't have 2 S's in it, we would have considered it. Another mentioned in this thread that I like is Kingston. Killian is cool, too, IMO

My youngest is Lincoln. It's unique but not too out there, and we get tons of positive feedback.
post #26 of 128
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We had a dog named Jasper.

See?!
post #27 of 128
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i like Leo.
This is one of my favorites as well, though I never got to use it on a child.
post #28 of 128
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Hi mamas!

So...we're trying to pick up boy names, for those of you with little boys who have unique names...we want something strong, that is not common...but not totally out there, you know? What was your thought process in naming your son something special...and what did you end up going with?

We have "Eli"...but don't know what we'd use for a middle name...what do you think?
Eli is the single most common name for a son in our group of friends...it was on our list until we had 5 friends from college name their son it within 3 months of each other!

Anyway, our sons names...

Kincaid Chance-we got this from a book, so not at all creative...The book The Brothers K by David James Duncan, the main characters name is Kincaid, the last name of the family is Chance...so we just moved the last name to a middle name.

Travis Neil- not at all unique or anything, just didn't want him left out. Our dd named him, after dancers on So You Think You Can Dance... Travis was from season 1 and Neil was from season 2. It so happened this way cause she was sitting on the bath tub ledge while I took a pregnancy test, it came up positive, and she said "If it's a boy we'll name him Travis!" the second she found out I was pregnant (she was 4 years old at the time)...how can you say no to that? We let her pick a middle name as well, and she didn't choose till we were filling out the birth certificate.

River Anderson-River is what Travis would of been named if not for Janelle...it's just one of dh and I's favorite names (though, dh petitioned heavily for Rivers instead)... Anderson just sounded good with River without sounding like a geographical location.
post #29 of 128
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My boys are Davin and Oakley. Not too common, the only other Oakley's I've heard of are girls. My other absolute favorite boy name is Jasper.
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Ooohhhh, Jasper! I like that!
My dh has a co-worker named Jasper Showers...(showers is his last name) and I LOVE this...we came *this* close to using Jasper till we started talking about the possibility with other people, and found out Jasper is a character in twilight...so that made us decide to just stick with River.
post #30 of 128
My son's name is Forrest, I don't know if that counts. But, its an established name, and not very common. I also think its pretty strong.
post #31 of 128
The boy name we have picked out (no babies yet) is Royden.

Royden is the name of my husband's late grandfather, who I was also fond of.

I like the name because it's old/traditional, fairly unusualy (grandpa Roy is the only Royden I've ever knows) and also has a very masculine/strong quality to it. I also don't mind it shortened to Roy.
post #32 of 128
I have ds called Thayen, who was named after a guy my dh worked with, not heard of anyone else called it, seemed strong, yet gentle. my other ds is called Leo, which is pretty popular now.
post #33 of 128
Our DS is named Seamus, a very old Irish name. We love it and it fits DS perfectly, with his red hair and all. We do run into people who pronounce it SEE-mus, which is obnoxious to me, but oh well.
post #34 of 128
oh, I just thought of two little boys I know who have unique, but not too weird of names: (and that I personally like )

Ari and Talon.

Ari pronounced R.E.
post #35 of 128
I don't think "Eli" is uncommon. I've met a few, and my dad is named Elodio (eli for short) and my brother is Elijah (also eli for short).

As far as middle names go, my dad has none (it's kinda a mexican thing...well, in my mexican fam anyway and my brothers is "Lee".
post #36 of 128
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Our DS is named Seamus, a very old Irish name. We love it and it fits DS perfectly, with his red hair and all. We do run into people who pronounce it SEE-mus, which is obnoxious to me, but oh well.
Um...how is it pronounced then? I'd probably say "SEE-mus" too, not to be obnoxious though
post #37 of 128
My son's name is Malachi Easton P***. We call him Kai most of the time though since we thought that DD would have a hard time saying Malachi but we were wrong she says it like a pro, though the nickname stuck.
post #38 of 128
I love all these Irish names. Colin's my favorite, but Malachi and Seamus are great too. Dh wouldn't go for any of them though.
post #39 of 128
We named our son Grey. Not Gre(a)yson. Just Grey. Well, I should clarify a little bit, his whole name is actually Charles Dylan Grey Lastname, but he has only been called Grey. Charles was for dh, his dad, and his gpa. Dylan we just liked.
He's been called Greg, Ray, and some other ones I can't remember off the top of my head when we introduce him. So, we've take to saying "Grey, like the color." lol

Nicole
post #40 of 128
My boys names are Simon James, Phineas Archer, and Griffin Clive. We often shorten Phineas to Finn or Finney. I love Archer, and I almost wish we had used if for a first name.
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