Stumped for Baby Names

Updated on June 07, 2008
A.G. asks from Houston, TX
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i am 4 months pregnant, i don't know the sex yet (shy baby during the ultrasound) we have agreed on the girl name (Lillian) but we don't know about boy names yet, cute ideas please!

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D.G.

answers from Corpus Christi on

WEll, I named my little boy Levi and I also liked Andrew..By the way that girls name is sooo adorable...good luck

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K.W.

answers from Corpus Christi on

What Margaret said! Pick a name that will suit him as a man, not just be cute as a little boy. Jack is one of my favorite names, it is so strong. I also love Henry, although most people don't share my love of that name.

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D.E.

answers from Houston on

How about Liam, Noah, Collin, Avery, Aidyn, Parker, Owen

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G.J.

answers from San Antonio on

I have two grandsons - Jagger and Colton. Initially, I thought Jagger was "different" but he is Jagger through and through (a unique and precious little man). Our other grandson, Colton, is only two weeks old. I truly like both names although they're not your "everyday" names.

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J.H.

answers from Houston on

I've read all the responces so far and there's some really good names there. There are two points to ponder. How will he feel about that name when he gets into school and on into adulthood? Think real hard about how cruel children can be when it comes to teasing others about something as simple as a name. If you choose the name of a president, a movie star, anyone famous, there's always someone who can dig up some dirt and connect it with that name. When you choose a name, be really sure before engraving it on anything early because when you hold that baby, you could easily change your mind. Hospitals usually give you a couple of days to make up your mind before the papers are sent in, anyway.

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D.M.

answers from Houston on

I am a Bible Name fan. My kids names are Noah, Hannah, and Micah. Who can go wrong with a Bible name???

Some others that I liked were:
Zachariah
Jonah
Isiah
Ezekial (Zeke for short)

When it was time to name our kids, we got out the Bible and went down the index looking for things that stood out.

Have a great day and good luck finding a name.

D. Mattern
www.formyrugrats.com

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M.K.

answers from Houston on

i would look first at both sides of the family to see if you like any names there, sometimes surnames of ancestors make good names like rees, morgan, lloyd etc. you could also look at your surname and work out its ethnicity and match it to that, if your surname is eastern european or polish, you could look at names from that country.
we still had not named our daughter when she was born so i am the worlds worst for naming children! we eventually named her naomi.

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C.H.

answers from Houston on

I am a believer in family names. What else will tie him/her to their family if not their name? I have one step-son, who is a junior to his dad, and my baby boy (the last grandchild to be born) is named for two great grandfathers and my dad. I know, three names, but I couldn't make up my mind, plus I had outside pressure to name him after a third person, and I gave in. But I still believe in family heritage names. Pick a special (to you) member of your families, one from each, and find a way to put some part of the two names together. Usually there is a great sounding combo. Good Luck and Congrats!!!!

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K.A.

answers from Austin on

I always wanted a little boy named Alexander so I could call him Xander for short. But, I was blessed with two girls so it was not to be. I also liked the name Kayden, Waren, Mason, and Trent.

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B.K.

answers from Austin on

Mitchell. I don't know why this name popped into my head. I have known two Mitchells and they were both very good-looking guys. One was 34 when I met him and the other was 4 so I conclude that Mitchells are good-looking at any age! .....smile

Also, the name is a bit different and there are many names that can be combined with it either as a first or middle name.

Let me know what name you choose.

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M.H.

answers from Houston on

My only thought for you concerning baby names is what my mother told me....

Just make sure that the name you choose will fit him/her when they are a baby, 15 years old, 30 years old and 60 years old.

This made since to me. Sometimes a name can be really cute for a baby but not so cute for an adult....especially men
...then again, what does she know...she named ME Margaret!!! Yikes!!!

Good Luck and Congrats!!!!

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J.W.

answers from Houston on

Hi A.
I like these, but perhaps they will not be according to your taste:
Dustin, Bryan, Douglas, Ryan, Martin, Carl, Thomas, Stephen, James, Laird, Leroy, Casper, Sheldon, Richard, David, Jonah, Noah, Adam.

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J.B.

answers from San Antonio on

We had the hardest time naming our 2 boys. I could name a girl any day of the week. We went with Brandon Robert (after Daddy) and Dalton Tyler. I love Daltons name. We are currently expecting another baby (we find out the sex in 2 days...YEAH) and if it's a boy, I like the name Curran Matthew. Feel free to share our names. We like them. Hopefully we'll have a little Gabrielle???
Other names we liked along the way;
Berkley
Braden or Brayden
Mason
Miles
Good luck!!

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S.H.

answers from Houston on

How about Logan for a boy?

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I.A.

answers from Brownsville on

I had the same problem for my newborn. So I decided to go online and look at names from different places. I had a girl and named her Ayelet (Hebrew). Go online and type in boy names, you will get a long list so make sure you have time.

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V.B.

answers from Houston on

I had a name for my baby before he was born but we didn't name him that because his dad didn't like it. But here it goes Drake Vaughnair.

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M.F.

answers from Austin on

We also had a family name for a middle name. My husband, his uncle, and grandfather all had the middle name Wesley. I like the tradition and the name, so we had to find a first name to go with it. We liked Greyson Wesley.

Almost two years ago, I gave birth to Lilah Isabella. :-)

Congratulations and Best Wishes!
M.

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D.S.

answers from Houston on

Well, it was easy for us. I had twins, so hubby picked one name and I picked the other. BUT, we did have to come up with middle names;therefore, we had a total of four names that sounded good. Anyhow, we picked both of our dad's middle names and gave to our boys! I also found out the most popular names and did NOT name them any of those names.

I like Shane, Clayton, Chad, Joey, Garrett, Matthew (Matt), Daniel (Dan), Charles, Ray......the list goes on. There are alot of great names for boys. Stick to the basics.

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N.M.

answers from Houston on

How about

Ike
Zeb
Eli

Different - I heard them at our family reunion this weekend on 3 youg brothers 2, 4, 8. They were all adorable.

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S.M.

answers from San Antonio on

Nathan
Josh
Luke
Lucas
Corey
Evan

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K.R.

answers from Houston on

We picked Zachary- which means "remembered by God" and then Wayne is my dad's middle name. It is funny- I used to think of Zack Morris (saved by the bell) every time I thought of the name we picked for him when I was pregnant. He also could have been a Trevor, Jacob, Joseph, Travis, Tyler.- but his name fits him perfectly. And it is not too common from what I read.

Good luck! I think naming your child is one of the best gifts!

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D.G.

answers from Houston on

Had I had another girl she would have been Lillian, had I had another boy he would have been William. I will still use them should I ever be pregnant and not miscarry. Luckily I have two already.

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I.H.

answers from San Antonio on

Hi A.,

I know you already have a girls name but here's an unusual name: I.. I love my name and I get many compliments. And for a boy how about Kean. Very unusual too this is what I named my little boy Kean Josiah. It's pronounced (key-in)or (key-un). My husband got it from Keanu Reaves but just without the u. I know giving someone a name can me so overwhelming at times. Take care and hopefully you find a name soon.

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S.H.

answers from Houston on

I love Lillian - then you can call her Lilly for short.
How blessed you are. Enjoy!!!
Some boys names that I can think of -

Sterling
Blake
Josh
Brandon
Kendall
Kody
Kooper
Hunter
Quinton

Thanks for letting me share in your joy. S.

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W.C.

answers from San Antonio on

I love the names Landen and River and Logan.
Congrats!!!!

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G.M.

answers from San Antonio on

William, David, Romeo, Abel and Ceasar. I love those names

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H.F.

answers from San Angelo on

A., I had the worst time with this...every time one of my children was born, I didn't name it what I thougth I would. I just got to the hospital and when I saw the baby, the name came to me. Taylor Marie ended up being Sarah Anne and Carly ended up Hannah Marie.

It is kind of difficult without knowing your last name. Is it one or two syllables is really the thing. I am a big fan of names that are powerful together with first and last. If you have a one-syllable last name, go for a two-syllable first name... like my friend Justin Gray, for example. I also don't know if the "g" in your last name sounds like j or g, but here are a couple of ideas...a really nice classic name is Jason. Another very cool name that a college friend of mine had was Griffin. Chase seems to be really popular right now, but would sound better with a multisyllabic last name, such as "Chase Garner." Whatever you choose, make sure to say it several times and have your husband say it several times to make sure you like how it sounds.

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N.D.

answers from Houston on

I have a similar name picked for my girl. " Iliana". And for the boy we like "Jean Paul" or "Jean Marc". The first name sounds like John, but its pronounced in french. Just an idea.

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B.M.

answers from Laredo on

I have identical girl twins. At our first ultrasound we were told we were having boy-girl twins. The names picked were Kylie Victoria and Caleb Ewing. We just chose Caleb ourselves, but Ewing is a family name including my father's middle name. We ended up with Kylie Victoria and Audrey Kendall. We also like Jacob Thomas. Thomas is my husband's middle name. Had I been a boy I would have been Jake. Let us know what you choose! Best of luck!

S.W.

answers from Houston on

There are a lot of good ideas here, so I won't give you a list of specific names. My suggestion to you is to go back into your family history. Grandparents, great-grandparents, these are a good group of names to fall back upon. All of my children were named from people in their heritage - Eva Louise, Stephen Dominic and Theodore Madison. Some consider them old-fashioned names but they all know their family history and where they come from. We are of Irish, French and British descent and the children are proud of that heritage. (It helps that my husband is an amateur geneologist..one of the names goes back to the 1700's!)

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J.C.

answers from Beaumont on

Hi A.
Congrats
I love the name Lillian Rose or Eve.
I have had 3 girls some of my boy names were:
Ethan Colt
Douglas Paul
Andrew Scott
Adam James
Caleb Ross
Tyler Ross
Lucas Todd

Good Luck

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A.P.

answers from Houston on

I like unique names, my kids names are Riley Klair, Lakon Edward and Cort Michael, people thought I was crazy but now they love them. So here are some of my suggestions...

Quinn Elliot
Keegan
Lexx Thomas
Parker
Cooper

Good luck and I'm sure what ever name you give your baby will be perfect for him

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P.M.

answers from Houston on

I like the names Cody,Jacob,Austin,Colin and Dakota for a boy. Hope this helps!

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J.T.

answers from Victoria on

We didn't decide our sons name till we were about to leave the hospital. he ended up with four. i really like the name kayden.

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G.F.

answers from Houston on

What is your daughter's name? Do you want the new baby's name to go with it? I like Lillian. Whatever you do, say it over and over with your last name and make sure they go together, becuase he's stuck with it for life!!!

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R..

answers from San Antonio on

One piece of advice I got was to be sure to try yelling the name out the back and front door...you will be calling him in from playing. Make sure it "yells" well...lol

Our boy list:

Conner
Nathan
Wesley (Wes)
Rodney (Rod)
Augustus (Gus or Auggie)
Ryan
Ridley

My one side of the family is Swedish and we searched the family tree but the names were quite unusual

Finley
Olaf
Axel (we liked this one)
Leland

My side more traditional:

Charles
William
Morgan
John
Wilburn
David
Joseph
Edward

So, we picked a new name for the first name and a family name for the middle name...it is so hard picking names although our girl was easier...my husband fell in love with the name Olivia and so she was Olivia Jane. Jane is our favorite aunt.

{{{{hugs}}}}

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M.P.

answers from Houston on

My son's name is Liam (pronounced Lee-um, as in the last part of William). I love his name and most people I talk to think it's very nice, too. My son sometimes gets frustrated with it, though, because everyone wants to pronounce it Lye-um.

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S.W.

answers from Houston on

Hi, A.!

Congratulations on your new baby! As for a boy name, you might try what we did. We used part of my husband's name (Curt) and part of my name (S.) and put them together (to get Culley). Family names are always good to name boys as well (like John Mark Reagan, Jr. or John Mark Reagan, III, etc.). So, have fun naming your sweet baby!

Blessing,
S. (SAHM of 7 beautiful, healthy, wonderful children (Judah Blayde, Josiah Dodge, Manna Gethsemane, Micaiah Corban, Selah Mercy, Silas Stryder and Hosea Culley) and an awesome husband of 20 years)

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L.M.

answers from Houston on

We were blessed with two daughters. Our oldest is Sydney...in honor/memory of my father, but also my grandfather and great-grandfather, and our youngest is Campbell...I just love the name (think Campbell Brown, news reporter for NBC).

Anyhow, if we had boys, I think we would have gone with Max, Jake or Jack.

Congrats!
L.

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J.H.

answers from Houston on

Hi.there A. well the names i like is brian,cody,taylor,william,sean,colby,ryan,clayton,billy,seth,dustin,zack,josh.hope some of the's name help you out let every body know what you decide to go with and good luck on your birth.and i love the name you picked for a girl

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L.B.

answers from Odessa on

My nephew named his child Logan. It thought that was great. We named ours Aiden Radford Scott. It was better than Aiden Ellsworth Scott. We pick one name we liked and combined each grandpa.

We went with Aiden because we thought it was unique. My husband is John, as well as the rest of the world. Turned out Aiden was the No. 1 name the year he was born. So much for individuality.

Congrats!! We're prenant too, and we have Isaac Stanley for a boy. It comes from my Papaw and my husband's deceased brother. It's an emotional name for me. I just hope when I have to be stern, I can say the name without crying.

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L.B.

answers from Corpus Christi on

I found that the family was pleased when we went back 3 to 4 generations to look a names you may be pleased with some of the names.

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R.C.

answers from San Antonio on

My husband and I used a family name when we had our son. We actually used a last name. My great great grandfather's last name was Bennack, and we thought it would make a wonderful and unique first name. As for the middle name, that was a given because both of our fathers have the same middle name, Douglas, and my husband has an uncle named Douglas. My husband and I really liked the idea of honoring our families by using family names when we had our son. We will probably do the same thing and look to our family trees when we have more children.

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L.M.

answers from Houston on

Congratulations! I hope you enjoy a problem free pregnancy. Lillian is a beautiful name. I read some of the other responses and I just hope that you won't put a weird or unusual name on a child. Life is hard enough without having to go through life with a bad "label", you know? If I would have had a boy, I liked the names Christopher Scott or Bradley Scott!

Good luck!

L.

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D.E.

answers from Houston on

Declan. It is Irish, had my last one been a boy she would not be Rachel Mackenzie.

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R.N.

answers from Beaumont on

Dear A., Here's what I did, and possibly this will help. I decided to use my husband's name as a middle name because it is Craig, and that goes with almost everything. I got a baby book and looked at the meanings of the names. Based on that I made a list of names I liked, then talked it over with my husband, and our decision was complete.

Best wishes.

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K.M.

answers from Houston on

I personnally like Colton and Collin.

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L.U.

answers from Sherman on

I have six children... imagine if you had to pick that many names... What health food do you sell? Im trying to eat better? [email protected]____.com

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K.L.

answers from Waco on

I like the name Rylan for a boy! It's unique and very cute! If my daughter was a boy she would have been Rylan Andrew. Good luck and hope this helps!

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