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post #81 of 128
I have a Seamus (who has red hair to match his name), he sometimes gets called "see mus" and i have to say "no...SHAY mus...like Sean..?" and sometimes people are still confused. But his name totally fits him. We've only ever run into one other Seamus. He is always the only one in his school or group.

And i have a Keegan, who was named by Seamus (keegan was to be his original middle name til we went with a family name, so he passed it on to his little brother)....I had *such* a hard time naming Keegan, nothing felt right...i really wanted either Declan, or Eamon(n), or even Desmond but none really fit him. Oscar (Ozzy or Ossie for short) was on the list, but a little too trendy/Hollywood for where we live. I really liked "Teddie"/Teddy but none of the actual names the nickname is short for. I considered Julian and Aiden as well. I really hope i get to name a kid Declan at some point though.

Katherine
post #82 of 128
Conner
Max
Maxwell
Kirk
Stone
Ralph
Dirk
Leonard
Arthur
Carl
Kurt
Darren
post #83 of 128
Our ds is Teegan - not particularly using the correct Irish spelling but that's okay. My husband's initial's are TNT and I thought that was so fun so we just started weeding through "T" names.....and we went more traditional for the middle name Nicholas (which is also dh middle name). I know there are a few other Teegan's in our area - some girls, some boys. Some with the spelling Teagan.....to me Teagan seems more feminine. Don't know why though!
post #84 of 128
my DH wanted Johann (yo-hann) but I couldn't wrap my head around it.

We went with Hannabal Shaw.. Hannabal was the only name we could agree on.. we have a very strong and unique surname and wanted something that could hold up to that, and Shaw was the family clan name in Scotland.

Friends went with Quinn, Rogan, Tarzan, (Tarzanna for a girl which they had), I think that's it for unique names.

( We got HUGE flack from the family on both sides for Hannabal by the way!)
post #85 of 128
My kids have regular names, well I think my dd's different. I have a son Ethan, a dd Haven and another ds Brett

I like these names for boys:

Ollie
Laythan
Landon
Gage
Ryder
post #86 of 128
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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?
My son is named Ezra and people ask us all the time if he is a boy or a girl It doesn't even sound *good* as a girl's name. I don't get it at all.

We wanted to give him an interesting name cause he got the curly hair.
post #87 of 128
I have a Malachi! It's gotten a lot more common than it was when I named him almost 17 years ago. I love Irish names! Declan and Keegan are among my favorites.
post #88 of 128
I think Cy is a cool boys name.

I also likenames that aren't too uncommon.. don't really care if they become really popular or not, but I have terrible association problems...there are alot of names that I dislike because I knew someone by that name..

I like Calvin,too.
post #89 of 128
Thread Starter 
Oh man....so many of you mamas have such AWESOME names for your sons...STRONG names, I LOVE it!

And Ezra....Ezra is a boys name, this is the first time I've ever ever heard of it for a girl! That's so strange!


What do you all think oif Leander??

Leander Stone
Leander Jude
Leander Clarke

I can't think of a middle name for Leander...but I love the "Leander and Hero" mythology...god, I would LOVE to give my son a name from Greek mythology...that would have huge meaning for me...really not only greek mythology...the myths and fables from around the world and throughout our history have been special to me, I love the study of ancient peoples and some of my favorite character names of all time would be WONDERFUL names, strong and so cool...but my DH, I don't know. It would take some prodding! He wants a cool, unique name too...but his "out there" meeter is much more sensitive than mine!
post #90 of 128
I know two Jaspers aged 2 and under, so it doesn't seem uncommon to me.

Our son's middle name is Coltrane. I think Cole makes a good first name.
post #91 of 128
I like the name Leander! I have a friend named Leander who lives in the Netherlands. I should facebook him and ask him what his middle name is. I like Jude with it, btw.

PP, my DH probably hasn't thought of it yet, but if I mentioned naming one of our kids Coltrane he would be all over it. lol
post #92 of 128
my absolute favorite boy's name right now is Harvey. If I have another ds, that's what I'll name him.

Some names that were on our list with ds were:

Kenyan
Odin
Oskar
Hayden

My dh's name is Orion and he hates it. He said he had a horrible time with it growing up and he still gets annoying stupid comments from people everytime he introduces himself. I think "different" names are much more acceptable for kids now though than they were when we were growing up.
post #93 of 128
Our youngest DS is Keller Rowan. I haven't met another Keller yet, but I'm sure they are out there. I found the name in a baby book early in my pregnancy and could not get past it. Every name we came up with we compared back to Keller.

I love the name Jasper too. I suggested it, but it got shot down. Along with Seamus, another favorite. I like names that are different, but don't sound different. Names that you don't necessarily hear all the time, but when people say them they sound "normal".
post #94 of 128
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my absolute favorite boy's name right now is Harvey. If I have another ds, that's what I'll name him.

Some names that were on our list with ds were:

Kenyan
Odin
Oskar
Hayden

My dh's name is Orion and he hates it. He said he had a horrible time with it growing up and he still gets annoying stupid comments from people everytime he introduces himself. I think "different" names are much more acceptable for kids now though than they were when we were growing up.
Hmmm, I love Orion...it's in my top five, I'd say. Hmmm....does he ever go by "Ri", promounced "Ry"? I love the name Oskar, DH would never do it...I LOOOOOOOVEEEE Odin....but I think DH might not go for it...
post #95 of 128
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I like the name Leander! I have a friend named Leander who lives in the Netherlands. I should facebook him and ask him what his middle name is. I like Jude with it, btw.

PP, my DH probably hasn't thought of it yet, but if I mentioned naming one of our kids Coltrane he would be all over it. lol

Yes, Leander is in my top two or three right now...I really like it. If I had to name a son, in the next 24 hours..it would be a heavy debate between Leander and Eli...maybe Leander Elias? Hmmmm.

I can't wait to see what your friends middle name is...Netherlands, COOL BEANS!
post #96 of 128
My favorite boy names right now are Connor and Kannon - both with the middle name Jacob. H loves the name Jacob, I find it to be way too common as it is the #1 boys name for 2008. I know one other Connor and one other Kannon.

If we were to ever have another boy, I'd be torn between names. When we named our DS, H came in and told me one day (I was about 4 months pg) and my heart sank - it was just too perfect!
post #97 of 128
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I love Ezra.
Totally a boy's name. That was one of my top boy names too.

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Tarzan,
That was dh's choice for a boy's name with our oldest. I had to shoot that one down.
post #98 of 128
my son's name is Indi.
I really like Jasper, but i'm from a spanish speaking country, so it would be Gaspar, and i don't like it as much.
I also love Mirko, but i don't think hubby likes it too much.
I love Ollin, it means movement in nahuatl.
post #99 of 128
Well i know that your DH does not these sorts of names, but i think my son has a great name. His name is Mateo Kai, pronounced MAT-TAO KY. I call him Tao not mateo, i kinda wished i would have spelled it matao, but oh well. Kai is great becuase in hawiian it means beauty and it also means ocean. In Japanese it means strength. My DH has an italian background and mine is irish, japanese, anglo etc.

I really loved the name Soleil kai, but i was talked out of it. Others felt Soleil (pronounced SOUL LAY) sounded too feminine. I am not convinced as it is french for sun and throughout most cultures the sun is considered male.

Just before Tao was born, we had Jonah Quinn (J.Q. for short) chosen, but he was born with beautiful olive skin, so Mateo fit him better.

Another name i really liked was Quinby :-)
post #100 of 128
IN the day care center I work in there are brothers named Felix and Milo and a little boy named Augustus (his little sis is named Marta)

My favorite boy names are Sawyer and Jude. Sawyer is becoming more common, thanks to Lost but I chose it b/c it is my father, grandfather and great-grandfather's mn.
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