Alternatives for Dylan

[name]Just[/name] found out that I am expecting my first! It’s been a long time coming so we are very happy. As someone who has had plenty of years to ponder the possibilities I have a good amount of baby names picked out. I myself have an unusual name and as I’ve grown older I love that my name is very rare.

We have a girl’s name all set (favorite literary character and a long standing family name; even able to become a cheerful nickname) but a boy’s name we are similarly passionate about still eludes us.

[name]Dylan[/name] has long been in my top 10 as it has a lot of what we are looking for (literary/artistic/heritage), but it is very common now and that puts me off a bit. I’m open to all suggestions!

Congratulations on your pregnancy! :slight_smile: The name [name]Dylan[/name] makes me think of:

[name]Ian[/name]
[name]Quentin[/name]
[name]Aaron[/name]
[name]Ryan[/name]
[name]Tristan[/name]
[name]Colin[/name]
[name]Connor[/name]
[name]Darren[/name]
[name]Callum[/name]

Literary name ideas:
[name]Silas[/name]
[name]Edmund[/name]
[name]Darcy[/name]
[name]Atticus[/name]
[name]Dorian[/name]
[name]Tristram[/name]

Good luck! :slight_smile:

what about [name]Rylan[/name] or [name]Tyler[/name]?

Instead of [name]Dylan[/name]…

[name]Declan[/name]
[name]Lorcan[/name]
[name]Donal[/name]
[name]Finnian[/name]
[name]Colm[/name]
[name]Breccan[/name]
[name]Brogan[/name]
Macsen
[name]Callum[/name]
[name]Ronan[/name]
[name]Niall[/name]
[name]Duncan[/name]
[name]Cian[/name]
[name]Kieran[/name]
[name]Lachlan[/name]

http://www.britishbabynames.com/blog/2011/10/cosy-celtic.html
http://www.britishbabynames.com/blog/2011/10/cool-celtic.html

[name]Gareth[/name]
[name]Rhys[/name]
[name]Arthur[/name]
[name]Byron[/name]
[name]Orlando[/name]
[name]Oscar[/name]

[name]Just[/name] curious, what is your girl name if you don’t mind sharing?! I’m intrigued by your description!

Musical:
[name]Guthrie[/name]
[name]Lennon[/name]
[name]Arlo[/name]
[name]Miles[/name]

Artsy:
[name]Pollock[/name]
[name]Winslow[/name]

Literary:
[name]Ulysses[/name]
[name]Langston[/name]
[name]Fitz[/name]
[name]Tennessee[/name]

Miscellaneous:
[name]Laszlo[/name]
[name]Edison[/name]

[name]Dylan[/name] is on yhe way down in popularity. I think the spelling [name]Dillon[/name] is much less popular (and still legitimate). If you’re really worried about popularity, you could go with something like [name]Declan[/name] or [name]Liam[/name] but I’d say if [name]Dylan[/name] is the name you really love, use it.

[name]Ryan[/name]
[name]Zac[/name]
[name]Cole[/name]
[name]Evan[/name]
[name]Sean[/name]
[name]Isaac[/name]
[name]Liam[/name]
[name]Scott[/name]
[name]Nick[/name]
[name]Travis[/name]

[name]Thomas[/name]
[name]Lance[/name]
[name]Rowan[/name]
[name]Phillip[/name]
[name]Edgar[/name]
[name]Darius[/name]

Similar in sound: (sorry for repeats)

Tilon
[name]Talan[/name]
[name]Dillan[/name]
[name]Dilwyn[/name]
Tulani
[name]Talen[/name]
[name]Dallin[/name]
[name]Dillion[/name]
[name]Dylon[/name]
[name]Talon[/name]
Delwyn
[name]Delano[/name]
[name]Dyllan[/name]
[name]Talin[/name]
[name]Delaney[/name]
[name]Dolan[/name]
[name]Daylen[/name]
[name]Talyn[/name]
[name]Dillon[/name]

from: http://babynamesworld.parentsconnect.com/similarity_of_Dylan.html
Good luck!

If you like [name]Dylan[/name] for its poetry connections, you might like these…
[name]Blake[/name]
[name]Byron[/name]
[name]Dante[/name]
[name]Eliot[/name]
[name]Hugo[/name]
[name]Moore[/name]
[name]Tennyson[/name]
[name]Whitman[/name]

Other Welsh names…
[name]Dawson[/name]
[name]Morgan[/name]
[name]Rhys[/name]
[name]Rhett[/name]
[name]Evan[/name]
[name]Owen[/name]
[name]Maddox[/name]
[name]Trevor[/name]

A bit more daring Welsh names…
[name]Alwyn[/name]
[name]Bevan[/name]
[name]Bowen[/name]
[name]Dewey[/name]
[name]Emrys[/name]
[name]Floyd[/name]
[name]Gareth[/name]
[name]Griffith[/name] or [name]Griffin[/name]

[name]Hope[/name] these help! Congratulations!

[name]Lennox[/name]
[name]Dimitri[/name]
[name]Isaiah[/name]
[name]Ian[/name]
[name]Isaac[/name]
[name]Tobias[/name]
[name]Mitchell[/name]
[name]Gabriel[/name]
[name]Raphael[/name]
[name]Kade[/name]
[name]Roman[/name]
[name]Davian[/name]
[name]Braxton[/name]
[name]Paxton[/name]
[name]Zavier[/name]