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edited September 2013 in Baby Names

So I've never posted over here so not exactly sure if this is acceptable, if not, sorry!

I'm due December 4th and me and DF just cannot agree on a name. 

The only one we've somewhat agreed on so far was Ryder Eden but I'm just not 100% sold.

I was wondering what is your favorite unique boy name(s)??

 

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  • Some of my favourites (a few of which I'm not sure I would ever have the guts to use, and are all over the map) are:
    - Griffin
    - Sullivan
    - Soren
    - Bennett
    - Sebastien
    - Gael
    - Fletcher
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  • I like Bennett and Fletcher. Thank you for your suggestions, dear!

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  • edited September 2013
    My DS is Dashel so I'd say that's my favorite unique boys name! I love the names Abram and Ephram... Those are unique to me but also old school so prob not your style based on the name you're considering. Based on the name you're considering, here are a some I like that I can think to suggest:
    Skyler
    Lachlan
    Cedric
    Quincy
    Bodhi
    Boden
    Bastian
    Seamus
    Embry
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  • mh89mh89 member
    edited September 2013
    I also like Bennett!

    Archer
    Rowan
    Rohan
    Cedric
    Edmund
    Ivan
    Caelum
    Caspian
    Alistair
    Rhett
    Jasper
    Atticus
    Gideon

    ETA more names:

    Orion
    Leo
    Miles
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  • I love Sebastian and would have suggested it but that is my boss' son.

    Other names I loved but didn't get to use: Declan, Finn, Seamus, Elliott, Tate, Franklin, Shaun, and Kaius.
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  • @mh89 I like Rowan a lot! Ivan is cute too. Caspian is one of my favorites. What do you think about Castiel? Me and DF agreed on this one also, but he's not sold on it as I am not sold on Ryder. We also haven't been getting the best feedback on it/ people have trouble pronouncing it.. 

    I like Archer (and Sterling) but they both reminded  DF too much of the show "archer" :(

    @brooksidebride Embry is cute and a nice change to Emory but I like both. I want to like Skylar but it reminds me too much of a girl. I like any unique names whether old school/ new school.

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  • DS is Callan.
    Some off my future baby list:
    Soren
    Lucian
    Louis
    Martin
    Sullivan
    Rafferty
    Tavish
    Shaw
    Bronson
    Edison
    Ramsey
    Sutton
    Lawson
    Davis
    Vaughan
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  • I love Sebastian and would have suggested it but that is my boss' son. Other names I loved but didn't get to use: Declan, Finn, Seamus, Elliott, Tate, Franklin, Shaun, and Kaius.

    Declan, Finn, and Kaius are def my style. Do you all think Finley is a boy or a girl name?

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  • @mh89 I like Rowan a lot! Ivan is cute too. Caspian is one of my favorites. What do you think about Castiel? Me and DF agreed on this one also, but he's not sold on it as I am not sold on Ryder. We also haven't been getting the best feedback on it/ people have trouble pronouncing it.. 

    I like Archer (and Sterling) but they both reminded  DF too much of the show "archer" :(

    I love Rowan, it's one of my favorites on the list I sent you! Caspian is great too! I've never seen the show Archer so I don't make the connection. I like Castiel a lot, but it's been mentioned on this board before and usually gets a mixed response - most people associate it either with Supernatural or a soap brand. I definitely prefer it to Ryder though, which seems very 2013 and trendy to me. I know about 4 people pregnant with baby Ryders right now. It's not a bad name at all, but I have a feeling it will seem very dated in about 15-20 years.  
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  • mh89 said:

    @mh89 I like Rowan a lot! Ivan is cute too. Caspian is one of my favorites. What do you think about Castiel? Me and DF agreed on this one also, but he's not sold on it as I am not sold on Ryder. We also haven't been getting the best feedback on it/ people have trouble pronouncing it.. 

    I like Archer (and Sterling) but they both reminded  DF too much of the show "archer" :(

    I love Rowan, it's one of my favorites on the list I sent you! Caspian is great too! I've never seen the show Archer so I don't make the connection. I like Castiel a lot, but it's been mentioned on this board before and usually gets a mixed response - most people associate it either with Supernatural or a soap brand. I definitely prefer it to Ryder though, which seems very 2013 and trendy to me. I know about 4 people pregnant with baby Ryders right now. It's not a bad name at all, but I have a feeling it will seem very dated in about 15-20 years.  


    @mh89 Ouhh very refreshing advice! I agree, I think it will be popular soon which is exactly what I DONT want. Which is why Im not sold and DF is because he likes popular names. I don't mind the association with supernatural since it'll be gone in a couple years. I've never used/heard of the soap either. There is a real Angel named Cassiel, which is the angel of Saturday. I like that name, just not as much as I like Castiel.

    I view the association of Caspian and The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe the same, but could possibly be worse because I think people would remember that longer than they would Castiel...

    Do you happen to know how long ago that thread was/ have a link? Id be curious to see the responses.

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  • I just feel like everyone is going to associate any name with something. Like Jasper is a ghost and Felix is a cat, but both are very cute and acceptable names. I like Finley a lot, but DF tends to think any name ending in ley are girls names. :(

     

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  • I really do like Castiel. If you do a search you can find a bunch of threads about it. Here are some links to recent topics on it:



    https://forums.thebump.com/discussion/9002559/another-try-sigh/p1

    I actually really like Caspian because of the association with the Narnia series, but I love names from literature. Caspian might also get Caspian Sea associations, but I think it's a legitimate enough name not to get side-eyed. 

    I just looked on ourbabynamer.com and Castiel was used 122 times in 2012, Caspian was used 55 times, and Ryder was used 3,781 times on boys and 108 times on girls. 
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  • @mj.reilly  wow I'm an idiot just ignore me lol. gotta love pregnancy brain.

    @mh89 I legit creepy internet love you for doing some research for me ;) I thought Caspian had to be way more common because I see it on a lot of baby sites/ suggestions.

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  • I just feel like everyone is going to associate any name with something. Like Jasper is a ghost and Felix is a cat, but both are very cute and acceptable names. I like Finley a lot, but DF tends to think any name ending in ley are girls names. :(

     

    Yeah, I can associate almost every name brought up on this board with something else... but that isn't necessarily a bad thing. Usually a name with 0 associations is made-up or completely obscure. Unless a name has a very strong negative reaction from most people (Hitler, Nixon, Voldemort lol, etc.) then it's usually fine to use.

    The name I'm using for DD2 is unique and has a strong Lord of the Rings association, it got a mixed reaction from the boards, but my husband and I love it enough that we're still using it. We know that not everyone will love it, but we find the association very positive personally. I think that's the difference between choosing a popular name and a unique name though, popular names are usually more universally liked. Except Nevaeh. ;) 

    I associate both Jasper and Felix with Twilight lol. I love both names despite that though. 
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  • I agree with the previous poster that Ryder will be really popular and then really dated. I kinda lump it in with Hudson and Jackson. Here are some names from my list. They're all legit, but some of them are super obscure.

    Aloysius (Louie)
    Ambrose
    Ari
    August/Augustus
    Boaz
    Calum
    Cassius
    Cavan
    Devin
    Donovan
    Eamonn
    Easton
    Emmanuel
    Errol
    Esias
    Evren
    Griffin
    Ignatius
    Julien
    Marinus
    Mateus
    Nicodemus (Nico)
    Otto
    Ronan
    Shander
    Soren
    Walker
    Zaccharias
    Zephyr


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  • I love Sebastian and would have suggested it but that is my boss' son.

    Other names I loved but didn't get to use: Declan, Finn, Seamus, Elliott, Tate, Franklin, Shaun, and Kaius.


    Declan, Finn, and Kaius are def my style. Do you all think Finley is a boy or a girl name?
    Finley feels a bit feminine to me but maybe Finnian? I honestly think Finley could truly go either way like Kelly and Stacey.
  • Brooks, Wilder, Ari and Hayes are a few unusual boys names that haven't been mentioned yet. I like Declan, Finn, Archer also!
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  • My boys are Xander and Jericho, you don't hear them everyday.

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  • bethy84 said:
    My boys are Everett and Callum.  My list for this time currently has:
    Finnegan, Rory, Archer, Finley, Thaddeus, Griffin, Forrest, Sebastian,

    Porter, Fletcher, Rowan, Flynn

    Finnegan is an amazing name that you hear very rarely!!
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  • We like old man names, which are less common.

    I finally got my hubby off Oswald, and as you can see, we're going with Ozzy for our little boy.

    Other names that were on our list:
    Dean
    Alistair
    Walter (walt)
    Garrison
    Jamison
    Theodore
    Grant
    Ulysses (one of my fave presidents!)
    Yuri

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    I also really like Arlo, Cassius, Cosimo, and Bruno.
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  • Just adding to one of your comments--I love the name Castiel!
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  • nadchael said:

    Just adding to one of your comments--I love the name Castiel!

    Thanks @nadchael
    Just wondering are you a supernatural fan or do you just like it? Because I just like it but it seems that everyone who likes it are just fans.. Just curious

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  • Just adding to one of your comments--I love the name Castiel!
    Thanks @nadchael Just wondering are you a supernatural fan or do you just like it? Because I just like it but it seems that everyone who likes it are just fans.. Just curious
    @Ansleyturner I like it, but I'm on Season 4, so I was just introduced to Castiel.
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  • Just adding to one of your comments--I love the name Castiel!
    Thanks @nadchael Just wondering are you a supernatural fan or do you just like it? Because I just like it but it seems that everyone who likes it are just fans.. Just curious
    btw - I don't watch Supernatural and I like it. :)

    I also wanted to add the name Grant, if it hasn't been mentioned yet. 
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    Atticus

    Ambrose

    Byron

    Marcus

    Julian

    Sullivan

    Otto

    Hugo

    Igantius

    Carmine

    Leander

    Cormac

    Eamonn

    Llewellyn

    Beauregard

    Walt

    Sebastian

    Jude

    Niles

    Brooks

    Truman

    Booker

    Arlo

    Aldo

    Frederick

    Xavier

    Basil

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  • I really loved Rowan for my DS but DH nixed it. It came down to Milo, Lane, and Archer. Milo won :)

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