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Baby boy still nameless....need opinions

Poll Results: Baby name help...which do you like?

 
  • 29% (14)
    Calvin (nickname Cal)
  • 37% (18)
    Elliot
  • 33% (16)
    Liam
48 Total Votes  
post #1 of 44
Thread Starter 

Hi all.  Haven't been on much since little one arrived Tuesday...I need to catch up and write the birth story. 

 

Anyway, he is still nameless and I came here looking for advice.  Our plan was to have a list of names we liked and see which one he looked like when he came out.  There's something to be said for that because my top two going into the labor are not the two I like most now that I've met him. 

 

So the list was:

 

Harrison

Henry

Miles

Nolan

Liam

Elliot

Oliver

Calvin

 

We have narrowed it down to Elliot, Calvin, and Liam.  Here's the scoop on each name:

 

Elliot - I have loved this name since before we started trying.  I could always imagine myself soothing little "baby Elliot" and could really picture it after I got pregnant.  DH was never thrilled with the name so I took it off the list.  A couple days ago he asked if baby looked like an Elliot and it was back on the list.  I just love it, but no one else does.  We haven't told anyone our choices, but in the past when I have mentioned it, people said they didn't like it.  It's not that I care if our family loves it or anything, but I don't want to stick the kid with a bad (dorky, nerdy, etc) name either. 

 

Calvin - nothing special about this name...we just liked it on a baby naming website and he looks like a Calvin. :)  It fits him.  We would call him Cal which I think is a cute nickname.  It's also a very rare name (I think like number 234 or something) so it has the added benefit of not being popular.

 

Liam - cool sounding name, but I worry it's too popular (currently #30...has been increasing in popularity like crazy).  The story behind this choice is that DH's grandpa died one week before the baby was born and his name was William.  DH would like to name the baby after him in part by calling him Liam.  His middle name would be Doyle after my grandpa. 

 

So I love that Calvin is so rare.  I love Elliot for some unknown reason.  I think Liam Doyle is a cool sounding name with lots of meaning.  Is Elliot nerdy or dorky?  Is there anything weird about the other two name?

 

Thoughts?

post #2 of 44

He looks like a Liam, Bree.  Liam Doyle.  Love it.  LOVE, love, love.  Throw in the meaning with your DH's gpa and it's just bringing tears to my eyes.  He is such a cutie and you are such a blessed mama! 

post #3 of 44
Thread Starter 

Good call Carrie...I should post pics for my non-FB buddies.  Here he is:

 

bed baby 2.jpeg

 

pooh baby.jpeg

 

boppy.jpeg

post #4 of 44

What a cutie pie! I don't think the name Elliot is dorky at all, all the Elliots I've ever known were really cool guys. That being said, I'm in love with the name Liam, so I voted for that one. (it's also on our list of boy name possibilities).

 

Don't worry, his name will come to you! 

post #5 of 44
I've always loved the name Elliot. I've never really viewed it as a dorky name. I've known a few Elliot's and they were all pretty cool, nice guys.

I also love the name Liam- but personally I prefer names that aren't quite so popular at the moment and it seems like Liam is a hot name right now and growing quickly in popularity.
post #6 of 44
Thread Starter 

So Liam doesn't seem too popular?  It's top 30, but not top 10 or anything.  Percentage wise, Dh said it;s like 1 in 200 boys...that's not a lot.  For some reason I was/am worried it's too common and my baby is anything but common.  lol  :)  I do like the name a lot...probably being silly about the number.  I need sleep.  He's a great sleeper, but I watch him like a hawk and don't sleep well. 

 

Thanks for the votes and opinions so far. :)

post #7 of 44

I agree 100 percent that he looks like a Calvin! That could be because I have a baby cousin named Liam so I now picture him when I think of the name. I love them both though. 

post #8 of 44

They are all terrific names, but I think if you've always loved Elliot, go with that.  Elliot Doyle sounds great.  I don't think Elliot is dorky AT ALL. 

 

He's gorgeous, btw :)

 

 

post #9 of 44

I love Calvin, and I really love the nickname Cal (our boy is Malcolm, will be called Mal). I think he really looks like a little Cal.

Elliot was one of my top picks, too. I don't think it sounds dorky at all. I really like it.

Liam is a name I've always liked the sound of, but with the popularity most little Liams I meet are kind of "another Liam" to me. It's harder to remember. Honestly, though, I love all the names. And he's so cute! I'm so jealous you're getting to cuddle him. Hope you're feeling well.

post #10 of 44

I like Liam and Elliot. I don't think kids get dorky names - I think they get the dorky bit and then their name SEEMS dorky.

 

You could name him Elliot Liam Calvin and then see what everyone starts to cal him ;)

post #11 of 44
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Originally Posted by Beckily View Post

I like Liam and Elliot. I don't think kids get dorky names - I think they get the dorky bit and then their name SEEMS dorky.

 

Right?  I knew a kid in high school whose name was Eugene.  He was hot as anything and I would probably still do him in a heartbeat.  With a name like Eugene you wouldn't picture a total hottie, I agree it's the kid and not the name that makes a dork.  All your names are good, solid choices, Bree!

 


 

 

post #12 of 44

I love Liam Doyle...so cute!  But I really like the nickname Cal too.  That is a tough one....

post #13 of 44

Thinking even further I like the nickname Eli.  Tough choice, Bree!!  Tough.

post #14 of 44

I voted for Calvin just because I like it the most.  I like the others too.  But in my area Liam is very popular right now and Elliot is becoming more of a female name.  It is a tough choice!  Good luck deciding.

post #15 of 44

Well I'm no help because I think all of the names are fantastic! That is a hard choice! I do know he is adorable and you are amazing joy.gifI love your birth story and your baby is gorgeous, his skin is like butter. Good luck on the name, it is always a tough decision.

post #16 of 44

He's so beautiful! You seem to write the most about Elliot, which suggests that's the name you like best? (And I have never found Elliot to be a dorky name.)

 

That said, Liam Doyle, in tribute to baby's grandfathers is very cool too, but I hear you on trying to find a name that is not too popular right now...

 

All said, each name you listed is quite lovely. Maybe you have to pick from a hat. Or have 3 people light a candle at the same time, each representing your name choices, and whichever candle goes out first is the name you choose. (Someone described this method to me, as my husband and I have been struggling with name choices as well).

 

All the best to your new bundle of joy!

post #17 of 44

I think he does look like a Liam, and I love that it has such a special meaning behind it.

 

I didn't even look at popularity when choosing a name. I go with what feels right, and what the names mean. I ended up picking the most popular name for 2010, but didn't know until many months later, and I wouldn't change it for anything, as Aiden is still my little fire ball of energy.

 

I think that whatever name you finally decide will be the perfect name for your precious little boy. Go with your gut, it won't ever be wrong.

post #18 of 44

I had to go with Elliot because I love the movie E.T. wink1.gif

post #19 of 44
Quote:
Originally Posted by CrazyCatLady View Post

I voted for Calvin just because I like it the most.  I like the others too.  But in my area Liam is very popular right now and Elliot is becoming more of a female name.  It is a tough choice!  Good luck deciding.



 

ddcc to say yeah that.

 

There are sooooo many Liams in our small town. And Elliot is a girls name.

 

Calvin is a fantastic name, old fashioned, classic, hip at the same time, not popular, and has a great nick name.

post #20 of 44

I like Elliot the best. I like the other two as well, but I know too many Liams already, and Calvin reminds me of a comic book character.

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