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The greatest baby name book ever - ha!

post #1 of 23
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Our neighbour gave me this baby name book today titled "The greatest baby name book ever".

Ok, so I'll pick a random page, and give you all the names on those 2 pages.

Herman, Hermes, Hernando, Herndon, Herne, Hernley, Herrick, Hershel, Hesed, Hesperos, Hewett, Hewney, Hewson, Heywood, Hezekiah, Hideo, Hieremias, Hieronymous, Hilary, Hildebrand, Hill, Hillard, Hillel, Hilliard, Hilton, Himesh, Hippolyte, Hiram, Hiroshi, Hitchcock, Hjalmar.

I mean REALLY!! This is what the entire book is like. Lots of random, bizarre names. It's SO hard to find any boys name in the entire book that are just "normal", let alone ones we like! I don't know what makes it the GREATEST book ever!!! Sheesh!

So we're no closer on any boys names....
post #2 of 23
EEW! You should just try some of the online sites there are a few good ones - don't ask how i know i plan ahead
post #3 of 23
Thread Starter 
Yeah but it's soooo hard to choose names! We've got a few girls ones we like, but we can't find ANY boys names we like. I REALLY hope we have a girl, otherwise we'll probably have a boy called "Boy" for the first few weeks after he's born while we argue over names...
post #4 of 23
The online ones I've seen were really great because you can choose gender, origin, and much more and narrow it down to a couple names and their meanings. That way you won't have to weed through all the tribal african names to find an irish name. Very easy to find. Google Baby Names.
post #5 of 23
Thread Starter 
Ohhhh we've done that!!!

I'm going through the top 1000 popular baby names of 2005 according to Social Security, and I'm up to 350 and cannot find ONE boy name we like.
post #6 of 23
Why dont you get books from the library? I did that when i was looking for names even when i was single! lol
post #7 of 23
Some boy name suggestions:

Jack
Ryan
Kyle
James
Benton
Bradley
Aaron
Adam
Alex
Brian or Bryan
Ben
Cameron
Carson
Charles
Clinton
Daniel
Dennis
Donald
Edward
Jason
Liam
Larry
Mitchel
Michael
Marvin
Nathaniel
Peter
Steven or Stephen
William


There are lots of names for boys.
post #8 of 23
I'm reading a book right now and it has a neat unique name in it for a boy
Thane
I like Landon and Zane also, those aren't used often
post #9 of 23
Hun, my lil bro was called "Boy" for the first few months of mum's pregnancy and the first week of life. He still gets called Boy now and he's 21. I dont' know where people manage to come up with some of these names... I always found that the simpler they were the better. A name that a child can grow up with and grow into and still be good with at age 80?... that's a tough call.

Internet sites are good But I did have a good names book... somewhere around here....
post #10 of 23
lol...I know what you mean...it seems like sometimes they just put a bunch of letters together and "come up" with a name
post #11 of 23
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Originally Posted by sarahp View Post
Yeah but it's soooo hard to choose names! We've got a few girls ones we like, but we can't find ANY boys names we like. I REALLY hope we have a girl, otherwise we'll probably have a boy called "Boy" for the first few weeks after he's born while we argue over names...

We had that problem with our 2 boys. We easily agreed on a girl's name (both times), but had trouble with boys names. We had Kevin narrowed down to 2 names and we didn't decide until we say him. Actually I made my hubby choose as I had problems after delivery and had to be rushed off to surgery. I refused to leave until he had a name. The 2nd one I decided early on what his name would be then it took about 7 months to get the hubby to agree. So now Kevin and Derek couldn't be anyone but what they are!

Good luck!
post #12 of 23
So I was reading a book over the weekend and a character got her name in the most interesting way. Her parents couldn't agree on anything, so they decided to go very simple and call her Mary. When she was 7 she got to pick out her own name.

Perhaps you don't have to come up with a boy name at all. You could just go with Sam or something like that and let him pick when he's ready.
post #13 of 23
babynames.com is a good website for names. It's got some odd ones on there, but also some really traditional ones and some very unusual, beautiful ones from different cultures. I like it a lot.

My favourite boy's name is Matthew. I'm a bit biased, because it's my beautiful big brother's name, but I honestly have never met a Matthew (or Matt) who wasn't a fantastic guy and lovely, kind person (oh, and extremely hot, too!). I like Will, too. I'd never met a `Will' but my boss's son is called William and he's only ever known as Will. And if he isn't the littlest cutie-patootie, too!
post #14 of 23
A good baby name book to look for is "Beyond Jennifer and Jason, Madison and Montana" (or something to that effect ...). I can't remember the authors' names, but it's basically a look at what is currently trendy, what's been trendy in the past, and what kind of names go well together. As a writer I've found it very informative (it's an update of their older book, which is just "Beyond Jennifer and Jason" and is also very good), so I can only imagine it'd be helpful for you, too!
post #15 of 23
I'm willing to bet they don't have my name in there Even on the net, they don't have it in any baby name list.....I'd like to keep it that way
post #16 of 23
I remember something Charlie Sheen said when he and Denise Richards had their daughter and called her `Sam'. He said, `I'm not into all these names Hollywood stars call their kids just for a fad. No way were we going to have a `Binoculars Sheen' or something!'

Pity apart from that he's such a jerk
post #17 of 23
I know what you mean about that book!! It has ridiculous names!!!

I think a online search is a good idea
post #18 of 23
I had a great uncle named Hezekiah...

There's always Junior!
post #19 of 23
See, I have boys names down pat but its girls names I have trouble with not that I'm having kids, but still it's a girl thing I guess.
Boys names I like:
Nathan
Joseph
Adam
Michael
Jamie
post #20 of 23
Thread Starter 
Don't get me wrong - there's HEAPS of boys names out there - I went through the top 1000 most popular names of 2005 according to Social Security (actually I gave up at about 700 because they were just getting silly), and nothing stands out for us.

I want a fairly normal name, but I don't want someone we know to have that name unless they're just a passing acquaintance, and there's a bunch of letters we can't use - A, S, P, L because we don't want the kid to have the same first initial as either of us, or have the same as our last name, and the middle name is Lawrence, so it can't be an L name either.

For girls there was sooooo many names from internet baby name databases that stood out as being really nice names that worked well, but the couple of boy names we had on our shortlist I don't care too much about any more.

We had:

Ryan (there was a boy at my school called Ryan who I didn't like, and I keep thinking of him when I hear that name now)
Declan (maybe, but I don't feel too strong about it)
Ethan (I keep thinking of Ethan from Lost, and he was mean )
Joshua (I just can't see our kid being a Josh, dunno why)
Dominic (don't mind it, but don't LOVE it)

I wanted to have some boy names thought of that I liked for when we get our scan on May 10 to see if it's a boy or a girl so I can think about names while watching the baby, but maybe I'll just wait and see and hope it's a girl so I don't have to worry about boy names...
post #21 of 23
If you want to go very traditional, but not as common as Michael and John and Robert and Richard... you might consider David. I can't remember the last time I met a David, yet it's a very familiar, solid-sounding name.

You mentioned Ethan, which is very nice, and you might also consider Evan, which is a favorite of mine.

The name Randy has some unfortunate connotations, but I love Rand. Simple, yet uncommon.

I like the name Collin, too, with two Ls -- so people won't pronounce it "colon!"

Drew is another classy name -- it could stand alone, or it could be short for Andrew.

I know some people who named their baby Max! Not Maxwell or Maximillian, but just plain Max. It seemed odd at first, but I like it now.

And I love Zach. Short for Zachary or Zachariah, unusual but familiar, and what a cool initial!
post #22 of 23
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Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45 View Post
I'm willing to bet they don't have my name in there Even on the net, they don't have it in any baby name list.....I'd like to keep it that way
I've learned one thing... there is no such thing as a "unique" name. Just because you don't readily see it, doesn't mean that someone out there doesn't share the same name.

I've made up all kinds of unique nicknames for internet use, and while I thought I was being original, eventually I run into someone or some site that has the name registered by someone else. So I can't see it being any different for actual names.
post #23 of 23
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Originally Posted by katiemae1277 View Post
See, I have boys names down pat but its girls names I have trouble with not that I'm having kids, but still it's a girl thing I guess.
Boys names I like:
Nathan
I vote for Nathan too!!! If i have a son some day i want to name him Nathaniel Skyler

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Originally Posted by CarolPetunia View Post
I like the name Collin, too, with two Ls -- so people won't pronounce it "colon!"
Hehe poor Colin, my boyfriend gets called Colon all the time- it's REALLY annoying! My aunt called him Colon for the first few months she knew him she always mixed it up Sadly though it doesn't matter how it's spelled- weirdos still seem to always mess it up! I like Colin spelled with one L because it's a little different most guys spell it with two. It's a really nice name though! I like it
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