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4/2/10 at 10:40am
The weird thing is, I don't like any boys names!( I just mean in the moment as I am trying to choose a name for my son) Not in the context of actually using one oft hem. I do agree that once he is named that the name will take on his character etcetera. For example, I don't want to say dh's name on here but I love his name- but likely because it is him, of course.
But I don't even have a list of any that I like. The only name I kind of like the sound of is Cavan,
but I myself have lots of objections to the name such as : "Cave in" "Cave man" and also it's close sound to the aiden jayden type of names which I am not fond of. But when I call my baby Cavan for practice I don't feel great about it.
I tried James on for a day but that felt wrong.
I don't know, it really does seem like a big thing. We may have a longer extension though n which case my approach will be to not think about it for a few days and see what comes easily (if anything).
It seems like while there are thousands of pretty girl names, when I think of boy's names they are mostly simple and from a pool of only about 30 names or so.
what does Teo make you think of? Dh kind of likes it but says it sounds flimsy, like we should name him theodore or Teodoro and call him Teo if we do that.
Dh really likes Chauser- his first choice at the moment, but I think the last name sounding er names are not a good fit for me! Since I have not much going on today I am going to do some good thinking about this! Have to try to make some progress on this!
I found a cool list of top 1000
(yes 1000!) baby boy names online.
Jotted down a few I liked
Zion, Antonio, Joaquin, Cruz, Nigel
I think those all sound pretty and somewhat exotic.
i like theodore--you can go with Teo or Theo for short. Cavan, I'm honestly not too much of a fan of, for the reasons you posted. When I looked at the pic Caleb came to me--it sounds somewhat similar in the first syllable, number of letters, rhythm, etc., but without the craven/caveman associations! It means "whole hearted" or "faithful".
I agree with this-- I think if you want to do Teo as the first name, give him a more solid middle name. I ran the name Cavan by my husband (bc I AM ALWAYS running names past him, not because I was discussing your post ) and he looked at me like I was nutty. I think the sound is find by me but the look of the name I just can't get behind. I like Caleb though. I personally like Theodore James- nickname Teo. Cavan seems like you randomly picked it but James comes from James Taylor and I always think that middle names should be meaningful... well names in general should be meaningful but I think middle names should be after something close to you. I named my DD after my beloved Grandma and am SO happy I did so. oh and PS, I LOVE Joaquin. I think Joaquin and James are the best boys name. LOL. Totally different, but I love them both.