A boy named Eden.

I’ve come to the conclusion that I absolutely love the name [name]Eden[/name] on a boy, especially with the Hebrew pronunciation. Though I really love either. (Ee-den and Eh-den)

Unfortunately, I’ll probably never get to use [name]Eden[/name] as a first on a boy, but I really do love the idea and am curious of the opinions of other berries. What do you think of [name]Eden[/name] on a boy?

I’m definitely likely to use it in the middle though, so off hunting through my list to find a suitable first name I go. I look forward to reading your responses!

I love [name]Eden[/name], but I’ve always wanted to use it for a girl so it’s tough for me to picture on a boy. To me it is a feminine name, but I’m all for bending gender boundaries- that doesn’t bother me usually! So I think if I didn’t love the name so much on a girl, I would probably approve. Looking at your list, most of the names either end in “n” so it doesn’t work with [name]Eden[/name]" or they are biblical so the combo with [name]Eden[/name] sounds too Biblical for me. The only two that work for me are:

[name]Alexander[/name] [name]Eden[/name] and [name]Ambrose[/name] [name]Eden[/name]

I think Eden would sound fine as a boy’s name. Eden seems to be getting more popular with girls though, especially in a the Christian community. I’ve never really liked it anyways on a girl. I prefer Eve.

I really love [name]Eden[/name] for a girl, I have lovely religious reasons for using it and I think [name]Edie[/name] is adorable on a girl (plus, I know the most adorable [name]Edyn[/name]). But I can appreciate [name]Eden[/name] for a boy, too–it is very intriguing and I love those unisex names on boys. :slight_smile: Plus, with [name]ED[/name]-en as the pronunciation (as opposed to EED-en) it sounds more masculine (and has those fun, vintagey [name]Edward[/name] nns, too–like [name]Teddy[/name] and [name]Ned[/name]). I think [name]Eden[/name] nn [name]Teddy[/name] would be pretty awesome. :slight_smile:

It sort of seems like a crime to put it in the MN spot, but I think something like [name]Nathaniel[/name] [name]Eden[/name] or [name]Henry[/name] [name]Eden[/name] would be super handsome, or even [name]Philip[/name] [name]Eden[/name] or [name]Cato[/name] [name]Eden[/name]. I like the idea of [name]Jensen[/name] and [name]Eden[/name] together, but [name]Jensen[/name] [name]Eden[/name] sounds really repetitive to me. :frowning:

It’s very feminine to me, either pronunciation. With a slight twist though it becomes [name]Idan[/name] (ee-dahn), which is more masculine (it’s a pretty popular male name in [name]Israel[/name]). There was a kid on [name]America[/name]'s Got Talent recently who spelled it [name]Edon[/name], and there’s a singer named [name]Idan[/name] Raichel, so it’s not totally unknown outside of [name]Israel[/name].

I like [name]Eden[/name] for a boy.

Oh I love [name]Eden[/name] nn [name]Teddy[/name]! Especially since [name]Joseph[/name]'s middle is [name]Theodore[/name].

I know! I’d much rather it in the first, but I know it’d cause issues on paper, and I don’t think [name]Joseph[/name] would go for it. lol. Ideally I’d do [name]Eden[/name] [name]Nathaniel[/name]. I do like [name]Eden[/name] [name]Cato[/name]! But I wonder if the 4-4 lettering is too similar? I think a longer first is better for [name]Eden[/name].
Aww, if it wasn’t for the double N ending, [name]Jensen[/name] [name]Eden[/name] would be so handsome! I’m so inspired to find the right first name now! :smiley:

I also like the PP suggestions of [name]Ambrose[/name] [name]Eden[/name], and [name]Alexander[/name] [name]Eden[/name].

It sounds kind of like another route to [name]Aiden[/name]. But I see [name]Eden[/name] as a girls’ name, but other spellings are definitely possible. It also works as a middle name I think. I have a gender-bender middle name (beyond unisex), though, and I always hated it. I like it more now, but as a kid, I was not a fan.

I love [name]Eden[/name] “ee-den” for both genders. My mom suggested it a few years ago when my brother was expecting and we all believed it’d be a boy. I thought she was crazy at the time, I’d never heard of it as a name. [name]Eden[/name] was all boy when she was young. It really grew on me and now it’s on my boy and girl list. I doesn’t feel particularly feminine, it reminds me of [name]Ethan[/name].

Unfortunately the “ed-en” pronunciation will be confused with [name]Aidan[/name]

An ex-classmate of mine has a son named [name]Eden[/name], so it’s not unfamiliar to me on a boy. I don’t know where you’re from but there’s a footballer who’s recently signed for [name]Chelsea[/name] named [name]Eden[/name] [name]Hazard[/name] (eh-den, though I think he’s Belgian so that might be why the pronunciation) so in [name]Britain[/name] at least it’s got one prominant male bearer that your son could use as a name reference if anyone says it’s girly. It’s not my kind of name at all but if you like it on a boy, I’d say go for it. He might get mistaken for an [name]Aidan[/name], though, at times, if that would bother you.

Technically, it should work on either sex. It actually sounds very masculine imo. It reminds me of names like [name]Adam[/name] and [name]Aiden[/name].

[name]Just[/name] thought of this–I know of a little boy named [name]Zachary[/name] [name]Eden[/name] [name]Daniel[/name]. I’m not sure [name]Zachary[/name] or [name]Daniel[/name] is really your style, but I think [name]Eden[/name] really works well with either.

I really like Eh-den for a boy. I always forget about that pronunciation, but I think its wonderful! I agree with ash, too. I love [name]Eden[/name] for a girl and adore the nn [name]Edie[/name]. [name]Teddy[/name] as a nn is genius :slight_smile:

Omg, you’re brilliant.
I’m not a fan of [name]Zachary[/name] or [name]Daniel[/name] much, but [name]Daniel[/name] reminds me of [name]Gabriel[/name], and I think [name]Gabriel[/name] [name]Eden[/name] would be very charming.
It’s definitely going on the list. Thank you for jogging my brain!

The first time I ever heard [name]Eden[/name] as a name, it was on a man – in his 50’s actually. So it’s always had a masculine vibe for me.
I do prefer it on a girl, but with the option of [name]Ed[/name], I think it’s possible.

I know a little boy named [name]Edin[/name] (pronounced EE-den). He doesn’t seem to have a hard time with that name. I have never met any girls named [name]Eden[/name], but know that it is gaining popularity!

It’s all girl to me. And I know a little girl with that name. Sorry. :frowning:

I’m interested to know what you decided about this?
I had a girl in high school who I didn’t really like the personality of, so it turns me off for naming a girl of my own…
But I also had a baby boy in childcare named [name_u]Eden[/name_u] and I liked it.
We are pretty set on [name_u]Eden[/name_u] [name_u]Jesse[/name_u] (EJ) for our son. But I now worry people will think he’s a girl… we like the idea of a unisex name and if they for any reason wanted to be a girl etc the name would also work. But I like it for a boy.
[name_u]Jesse[/name_u] is after my best friend [name_u]Jess[/name_u]/[name_f]Jessica[/name_f], just the boy or unisex version…

I love [name_u]Eden[/name_u] for either gender. It is refreshing to see someone wanting to use it for a boy! It has the popular [name_u]Aiden[/name_u]/[name_m]Braden[/name_m]/[name_u]Jaden[/name_u] sound to it which I think adds to its usability.

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I love [name_u]Eden[/name_u] for a little boy - I actually think I prefer it for a boy over a girl! I’d pronounce it ee-den but either way is nice. It definitely fits with [name_u]Aidan[/name_u], [name_m]Ethan[/name_m] etc whilst still being different and more modern! [name_u]Eden[/name_u] [name_m]Nathaniel[/name_m] or [name_u]Eden[/name_u] Catto are lovely!

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