Alternatives to Hunter and Trapper

I can’t stand this name, but dh is set on it. I suggested Trapper as an alternative, which I like better than [name_u]Hunter[/name_u], but still don’t love. Any suggestions?

Full disclosure…my name is [name_u]Hunter[/name_u] (f) so I do prefer it and find it softer than Trapper. Trapper is a little too [name_u]Hudson[/name_u] [name_u]Bay[/name_u] fur trade for me. Alternatives along the “occupational surname” idea…


Names with a similar meaning:


I like [name_m]Gunnar[/name_m]. Maybe that’s an alternative?

I like Trapper! I like the suggestion of [name_m]Gunnar[/name_m].

[name_m]How[/name_m] about [name_m]Carver[/name_m]?


I think [name_m]Archer[/name_m] is the most obvious choice. I’m not a fan of all the gun themed names. They have never been popular in Australia.

I also like [name_u]Sawyer[/name_u].


Totally different route but maybe…




Woodsman…[name_m]Manny[/name_m] for short.

[name_m]Ranger[/name_m] could be an option.

My colleague’s son is Trafford. For the first little while I worked with her I thought she was saying “Trapper” when she talked about him, so clearly the sound is v similar, but it’s a little less redneck. Maybe that would work?

I like either [name_m]Gunther[/name_m] or [name_m]Gunnar[/name_m].

[name_f]Edit[/name_f]: I also like Alder.

Maybe bear trap.
Animal control.

I hope you are justing having a bad day today and your future posts will come through with a more respectful vibe. :confused:

My absolute favorite name that has a similar feel to your choices is [name_m]Colter[/name_m].

I love its phonetics and it’s way fresher than [name_m]Colton[/name_m].

Is the impetus behind the name a love of hunting in particular? Or is it more of an occupational name? Or (although I would guess not) a love of nature/animals? Knowing why [name_u]Hunter[/name_u] is so important would provide a clue for alternative choices in names.

If it’s the meaning you’d like to preserve, I agree that [name_m]Archer[/name_m] is a good alternative–it has a closely related meaning, but because the word is less common, to me it feels less obviously “hunting-related.”

If it’s the sound of [name_u]Hunter[/name_u], I second the suggestion of [name_u]Hudson[/name_u], or maybe you could try [name_m]Huntley[/name_m]. [name_m]Gunther[/name_m] also has a similar sound, but on the other hand, I think it gives off a different vibe.

As an alternative to Trapper, I thought of [name_m]Draper[/name_m], or [name_m]Travis[/name_m], or even [name_m]Jasper[/name_m].

[name_m]Archer[/name_m] was my first thought and I see it was almost everyone else’s too!