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post #61 of 128
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Originally Posted by annethcz View Post
LOL, my child with the least popular name according to SS statistics is my son Avery- a classic British name that is becoming more popular these days as a girls' name
I hate how so many boy names are shifting into girl names. It is so much easier to pick out girl names than boy ones, it jut seems really unfair. DH had the girl name settled and agreed on easily before the ultrasound (DH was convinced we were having a girl till the ultrasound,) but we couldn't agree on a boy one till 5 days after DS was born. The medical records for the first week all say "Baby Boy Lastname."
post #62 of 128
My nanny's grandson's name is Kaison (pronounced Ky-son) and I think that's a gorgeous name for a boy. I don't think I've ever met another Kaison either.

ETA: they call him Kai (Ky) most of the time.
post #63 of 128
I knew a little boy named Zadoc, only time i have seen that name and he was sweetest kid. His brothers were Keegan, Miles, and Meshach.

I have also seen: Orion, Kort, Galadriel, Eamon, Tieran
post #64 of 128
We have an Aaron (common), Kian, and Taegan.

Just beware that whatever name you choose, it may be more common than you think. I checked the popularity lists before choosing names, and at the time Kian was at the bottom of the top 700 combined-spellings list. At 2 he was in swim class with a Kyan. Now, we just visited a preschool where we could send him in the fall, and low and behold there was another Kian in the classroom! The preschool teacher said she had never come across the name in her prior 20 years of teaching.

And I swear I just heard a mother calling her daughter Taegan when we were out and about.

With a Kian and a Taegan, either one or the other often gets called "Keegan." And Taegan often gets called "Teegan." So, I will warn you that if your uncommon name sounds or is similar to a fairly common name, be prepared for your ds to be called that.

But I love our boys' names and I think they're the right names for them.
post #65 of 128
My DS is Bruce. Occasionally Brucie, and Bruce-man, but mostly Bruce.

I was going to go with Dylan, but DH was watching a ton of Babylon 5, and omg, my brain would not stop associating Dylan with Delen, or however they spell it, and it sounded waaaaay too feminine. So I just wanted something that not everyone else had, but near impossible to misspell, as DH and I both have to spell out our names all the time, and we hate it. Also, I wanted a specifically masculine name. I went to kindergarten with a child called Nikki, who had short hair and almost always wore pants. The teacher had to ask her (more than once!) if she was a boy or a girl. I didn't care if he'd want to change it to Melissa and wear dresses later, I just didn't want him to have to wonder what gender he was born with, y'know?

So I was thinking Peter (Spiderman), Clark (Superman), Hank (Beast, X-Men), Luke (Skywalker), Jim (Capt. Kirk), Paul (Dune), and other comic and sci-fi refences. DH vetoed every one. Then we came to Bruce.

"Like Batman, or like the Hulk?"
"I don't care, they both rock."

Then he came out a whopping 9lbs 3oz, biggest baby in both our families since his great-great-grandma, and tough as nails. Oh yeah, it fits him.

And if anyone wants it, go ahead, there aren't enough Bruces in the world(despite the Monty Python sketch parodying Australia, lol).
post #66 of 128
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Originally Posted by chaoticzenmom View Post
HOw about Dalton?
thats my grandpas middle name
post #67 of 128
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Originally Posted by AverysMomma View Post
I love Oren....and I LOVE Royce. I love it, because of Royce Gracie...but DH vetoed that last PG, before we knew we were carrying a girl. Good name though...yeah, I can see people being like "Royce, what? Hmmm, you mean Rory...Roy??" - silly families!
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I have cousins named Royce, Randy and Reba .. .it has always been a "normal" name to me.
post #68 of 128
Our son is named Rex-Goliath. We received a lot of flack for this before he was born, but everyone agrees that it fits him perfectly.
post #69 of 128
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Originally Posted by annethcz View Post
LOL, my child with the least popular name according to SS statistics is my son Avery- a classic British name that is becoming more popular these days as a girls' name

I'll also agree with the statistics that Eli is becoming a rather popular names for little boys in my neck of the woods.
Thank Eli Manning
post #70 of 128
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Originally Posted by honeybee View Post
Just beware that whatever name you choose, it may be more common than you think. I checked the popularity lists before choosing names, and at the time Kian was at the bottom of the top 700 combined-spellings list. At 2 he was in swim class with a Kyan. Now, we just visited a preschool where we could send him in the fall, and low and behold there was another Kian in the classroom! The preschool teacher said she had never come across the name in her prior 20 years of teaching.
It might be a local phenomennon. DS's name is very uncommon (it isn't ranked at all in the SS list, or in any baby name book I've ever read. However there have been others with the name (including the great-grandfather he is named after.) Every single one of them was born in New Jersey as far as I can tell (I googled.) Most of them seem to have also died in New Jersey a bit or 70 years ago.
post #71 of 128
Wolfgang. We needed something German and I've always liked it.
post #72 of 128
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Originally Posted by AverysMomma View Post
Awww LUCKY!

I loooove Italian names...DH has a weird thing about naming our kids, names he thnks sound "too" Italian/Muslim?English, etc...because he says "But, we're NOT Italian!? How can we give them names that are CLEARLY Italian/German/Russian!?" It makes me sad...but what am I going to do. So...he is Irish, I'm half Scandie half AA....so...I don't know. Massimo is a freakin' SWEET name!! lucky kid!
Vietnamese DH picked out the name Massimo for DS. I'm half Italian. I din't know it was even on the radar!
post #73 of 128
For my DS I liked Kemper and Sutton. We went with Kemper. No one around here has ever heard of it but I don't think it is too out there.
post #74 of 128
I have an Eli. I have always loved that name.

Also, I have an Emmett. A nice classic, strong name. Unusual too, until the Twilight series. LOL But I kinda like hearing it more often. :-)

If I have a boy next, I like the names Canyon, Cade, Zane, Jack, and August.
I'm sure there's more....hmm...let me think...
post #75 of 128
I have 2 DDs, but they both would have been Eli if they were boys. I also love Trevor, and my nephews are Caelen (Kay-len, Irish), Quinn and Nolan-- all of which I think are great. And I think Theo is a good one too, not too common, but not too out there. If Eli sounds right to both you and DH, it doesn't matter how many others are out there.
post #76 of 128
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Originally Posted by Cinder View Post
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.
Wow, you're the first person I've seen that also has a Kincaid! Although, we spell ours KEN-caid, as his dad is named Kenneth. Kencaid Elijah Roy (long story). We always get comments of how strong and unique it is.
post #77 of 128
I love Ezra. Maybe gaining more in popularity now too? For some reason I keep hearing of girls being named this and it completely baffles me. Does anyone else see it as a girls name?
post #78 of 128
Yeah- just want to say they "might not be unusual for long"! If its a cool name, it might end up on a popular show or used by a celebrity. Then poof! Shiloh! The year of my birth, my name was something like 350. Very uncommon. Not "never heard of", but I never had my name on a pencil, if you know what I mean. Within the past 5 years, it peaked at 4!

I love Eli. Even if it is not totally "unusual", it is classic, so it will never be "trendy". Classic names somehow never feel overdone.

I also think to not mind so much about the Social Security list. Jacob is #1. You'd think there woud be a lot around. I know exactly 1 baby named Jacob. Yet we know about 5 Aidens.
post #79 of 128
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Originally Posted by eepster View Post
I hate how so many boy names are shifting into girl names. ...The medical records for the first week all say "Baby Boy Lastname."
Argh, yes. I remember when Taylor and Jordan became popular for girls, I was in 3rd grade or something and didn't understand how a boy's name could be turned into a girl's name. Of course I was a little bit jealous because my first name is very feminine and I am such a tomboy

Also, I couldn't decide on a name for DS till I had seen him in person, so he remained Baby Boy till he was 3 days old.

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Originally Posted by mamatoablessing View Post
My nanny's grandson's name is Kaison (pronounced Ky-son) and I think that's a gorgeous name for a boy. I don't think I've ever met another Kaison either.

ETA: they call him Kai (Ky) most of the time.
I. Love. That.

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Originally Posted by Scottishduffy View Post
I have also seen: Orion, Kort, Galadriel, Eamon, Tieran
I known Orion too, and a Perrin, which is a name from Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series.

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Originally Posted by Materfamilias View Post
Wolfgang. We needed something German and I've always liked it.
I love that name but DH thought it was too "weird."

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Originally Posted by Dandelionkid View Post
I love Ezra. Maybe gaining more in popularity now too? For some reason I keep hearing of girls being named this and it completely baffles me. Does anyone else see it as a girls name?
Weird! Ezra is absolutely a boy's name to me. Of course, I think Toby is a boy's name too and I've had several people remark that it would be a cute name for a little girl.
post #80 of 128
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Originally Posted by Krisis View Post
Weird! Ezra is absolutely a boy's name to me. Of course, I think Toby is a boy's name too and I've had several people remark that it would be a cute name for a little girl.
This is what I mean about the girls stealing all the good boy names. Here are two classic, but not overly common, pleasant sounding boy names and people are trying to turn them into girl names.
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