Anyone want to take a look at my boys list?

[name]Hi[/name] Nameberryites:)

Care to cast your gaze over my extensive boys name list and tell me what you think? I really need to stress the word EXTENSIVE here for the list in incredibly long so attempt it in stages if you wish or just comment on the ones you feel strongly about.

I’ve sorted them into three groups, according to people being accustomed to them but if you feel some are out of place in their categories please don’t hesitate to say. Also, not all of them are my favourites, I do like them all though and some are very interesting.

Here they are:

Popular / Not uncommon or unusual (wasn’t really sure how to describe this one) :


Thank-you everyone:)

  • [name]Charlie[/name]

P.S: If you can think of any others, well you know what to do:)

[name]EDIT[/name]: I’ve taken out my third category to make this list more manageable as I fear the length was intimidating. I’ll post my unusual name separately later.

I really love:
These are outstanding and beautiful! My absolute, five star favorites are: [name]Dexter[/name], [name]Atticus[/name], [name]Felix[/name], [name]Jasper[/name], [name]Stellan[/name], [name]Reuben[/name] and [name]Charles[/name].

Popular / Not uncommon or unusual (wasn’t really sure how to describe this one) :
[name]Owen[/name] - Always loved, but I stick to the more unusual [name]Eoghan[/name] spelling
[name]Edmund[/name] - A personal favourite, but would think it would be on the other list?
[name]William[/name] - [name]Love[/name] the sound, but stick to [name]Willem[/name] myself to be less mainstream
[name]Andrew[/name] - [name]Love[/name] for the [name]Drew[/name] nickname
[name]Henry[/name] - One of the few names I would use in spite of popularity! [name]LOVE[/name] it!
[name]Julian[/name] - [name]Lovely[/name]!
[name]Reuben[/name] - I would put this on the other list as well I think. It’s quite lovely
[name]Jeffrey[/name] - I quite like [name]Geoffrey[/name], but not [name]Jeffrey[/name]…

[name]Ambrose[/name] - Awesome!
[name]Prosper[/name] - [name]Virtue[/name] names for boys are lovely!
[name]Walter[/name] - Homey grandpa name. Gotta love it!
[name]Louis[/name] - Prefer the [name]Lewis[/name] spelling, wonderful name!
[name]Augustine[/name] - Prefer [name]Augustin[/name] for a boy. [name]Lovely[/name] name again
[name]Dudley[/name] - GP of mine along with [name]Dewey[/name]… Cute overload [name]IMO[/name]
[name]Spencer[/name] - I love this one, but shouldn’t it be on the other list?
[name]Magnus[/name] - Brilliant, but I always have trouble finding a good nickname
[name]Ernest[/name] - prefer as [name]Earnest[/name] to make it more of a virtue name. Great under-appreciated name!
[name]Forrest[/name] - Prefer as [name]Forest[/name], awesome!
[name]Dexter[/name] - Would also put on the other list. very cool
[name]Francis[/name] - Belongs on the other list I think, I love it!
[name]Clyde[/name] - I love this one to bits!!!
[name]Sylvester[/name] - So awesome!

My favourites are:
[name]Henry[/name], [name]Edmund[/name], [name]Clyde[/name] and [name]Sylvester[/name] :slight_smile:
I removed all the ones I didn’t really care for…

Popular / Not uncommon or unusual (wasn’t really sure how to describe this one) :
[name]Owen[/name] - [name]Love[/name]!
[name]William[/name] - Such a good strong name.
[name]Anthony[/name] - HATE [name]Anthony[/name], sorry, I grew up in the UK (you live there too right?) They were so many Anthonys around it was awful. I also hate the nn [name]Tony[/name]. Ughh.
[name]Benjamin[/name] - like
[name]Henry[/name] - nice
[name]Julian[/name] - really like
[name]Ashton[/name] - seems trendy
[name]Patrick[/name] - like

[name]Stellan[/name] - this reminds me of [name]Stellan[/name] Skarsgard who is awesome.
[name]Walter[/name] - cute!
[name]Louis[/name] - loo-ee or loo-is? both are nice.
[name]Arthur[/name] - love
[name]Hugo[/name] - really like. it’s sounds goofy but cute and handsome at the same time to me.
[name]Archibald[/name] - like this, love [name]Archie[/name] too.
[name]Fergus[/name] - sounds like Fungus :frowning:
[name]Xavier[/name] - love this
[name]Atticus[/name] - like
[name]Francis[/name] - nice

Popular / Not uncommon or unusual (wasn’t really sure how to describe this one) :

[name]Oliver[/name] - One of my favourites! I really wish it were not so popular but I still may end up using it just because I love it so much.

[name]Owen[/name] - [name]Love[/name] this one as well
[name]Edmund[/name] - I wouldn’t say this one is all that popular…at least I don’t think it is. Great name but I don’t care for [name]Ed[/name] or [name]Eddy[/name] as a nickname.

[name]Stephen[/name] - [name]Love[/name]! This trumps [name]Steven[/name] for me.
[name]William[/name] - I don’t hate it but It seems a tad too common to me.
[name]Anthony[/name] - This one’s okay, I don’t hate it or like it.
[name]Alexander[/name] - [name]Love[/name], love, love! This is the name we’ve chosen for our future son. When we chose it I had no idea it was popular but I’m going against my own grain and using it anyways.

[name]Robert[/name] - Dislike but only because of a few sour personal associations with the name.

[name]David[/name] - I don’t really care for this one but there are 4 in our family.
[name]Charles[/name] - [name]Love[/name]! It’s off limits for us however since there’s already one in the family.

[name]Andrew[/name] - Sorry this is another one I don’t care for (I guess it just sounds too common to my ears).

[name]Benjamin[/name] - I really like [name]Benjamin[/name] but what makes me love it is the nickname [name]Benji[/name].

[name]Nicholas[/name] - I like [name]Nicholas[/name] because of it’s soft and gentle sound but I don’t favour the nn [name]Nick[/name] so much.

[name]Henry[/name] - I really love this one. It sounds so vintage and charming!
[name]Julian[/name] - Sorry but this is one of my least favourite names…it just sounds too prissy for my taste.

[name]Ashton[/name] - The only Ashtons I’ve known have been girls so I just don’t really like this for a boy.

[name]Patrick[/name] - I really like this one!
[name]Simon[/name] - I adore [name]Simon[/name], I really wish it didn’t clash with our last name.

[name]Parker[/name] - I neither like it nor hate it.
[name]Reuben[/name] - Sorry this makes me think of the sandwich.
[name]Jeffrey[/name] - Cute

[name]Ambrose[/name] - Makes me think of [name]Ambrosia[/name] which was a liqueur (much like Absinthe) in BSG. But I’m probably the only one that will make that odd connection =)

[name]Prosper[/name] - Sorry but I don’t like this one.
[name]Stellan[/name] - This one’s just kind of ‘meh’ for me and it sounds a bit too much like [name]Stella[/name].

[name]Jonah[/name] - I love this! It’s soft yet strong, so lovely.
[name]Walter[/name] - This one in on my list as well! I love the full name but I’m struggling with nn’s (I dislike [name]Walt[/name] and I’m still unsure about [name]Wally[/name]).

[name]Louis[/name] - Nice!
[name]Arthur[/name] - This is another one I love but I really dislike the nickname [name]Art[/name].

[name]Holden[/name] - This one just makes me think of puns. “Whatcha’ holdin’ [name]Holden[/name]?” “[name]How[/name] are you [name]Holden[/name] up?”

[name]Ronald[/name] - This is just so-so for me.
[name]Augustine[/name] - Like it but the one I really love is [name]Augustus[/name]!
[name]Hugo[/name] - Cute, handsome, charming and I adore the nn [name]Hugh[/name]!
[name]Emerson[/name] - Nice but I think this has been used for too many girls at this point, therefore most people will always see it as feminine from now on.

[name]Jasper[/name] - I liked this one but it’s become pretty trendy (which to me is worse than being simply popular) and I’ve recently heard people using it for their girls…ugh!

[name]Leopold[/name] - Very cute! I also like [name]Leonardo[/name].
[name]Auden[/name] - I can definitely see this as becoming another unisex name (which for me is a turn off).

[name]Dudley[/name] - Sorry this one receives a big ‘no’ from me. It just sounds like a not so bright individual.

[name]Spencer[/name] - This one is okay but it feels a tad trendy.
[name]Gregory[/name] - Really handsome.
[name]Felix[/name] - Another one that’s on my list as well but I do worry about teasing since the beginning sounds like ‘feel.’

[name]Archibald[/name] - [name]Love[/name] it!
[name]Fergus[/name] - I can’t say that I’m too crazy about this one.
[name]Albert[/name] - Very nice, I like the nn [name]Alfie[/name].
[name]Magnus[/name] - This sounds too much like a computer product name to me.

[name]Ernest[/name] - Hmm, I don’t hate it but I don’t know if I like it either.
[name]Eric[/name] - A bit too plain for my taste.
[name]Xavier[/name] - Nice.
[name]Atticus[/name] - This is on my list as well, I just can’t find any nice nicknames for it.

[name]Hector[/name] - OOooh very nice! Why hadn’t I thought of that one?
[name]Tucker[/name] - Too trendy sounding for my taste.
[name]Pierce[/name] - Sorry I just don’t like this as a first name.

[name]Forrest[/name] - I can’t say I’m really a fan of (commonly used) word names…though it’s better than the overused [name]Skylar[/name]/[name]Skyler[/name]/[name]Skye[/name] phenomenon. However I like obscure word names like [name]Zephyr[/name].

[name]Harvey[/name] - [name]Love[/name] this one just as much as [name]Henry[/name] and [name]Charles[/name]!
[name]Bruno[/name] - There are so many cheesy associations with this name that I just couldn’t possibly wipe from my mind.

[name]Ralph[/name] - Nice though I prefer [name]Rolfe[/name] ([name]German[/name]).
[name]Jett[/name] - A bit cheesier than [name]Forrest[/name] but not as bad as [name]Bruno[/name].
[name]Dexter[/name] - This one’s on my list as well!
[name]Francis[/name] - I don’t like this on a boy or girl but I think it sounds much too feminine for a boy.

[name]Clyde[/name] - Cute!
[name]Sylvester[/name] - I just began considering this one the other day, I’m still trying to disassociate it with the cartoon.

[name]Wyatt[/name] - Really wonderful but becoming oh-so popular!
[name]Gavin[/name] - I’ve adored this one for quite a while, so I was pretty disappointed when I realised how popular it had become and that it clashes with our last name.

[name]Bryce[/name] - Sounds too trendy for my taste.
[name]Gene[/name] - Much too girly for a boy, I would prefer [name]Eugene[/name].

Hmm . . .

[name]Oliver[/name] - I’m kind of so-so on this one. I think the [name]Ollie[/name] nickname throws me off.
[name]Owen[/name] - Reminds me off a childrens’ story and (sadly) debt; still has nice sound though.
[name]Edmund[/name] - I love this one! It’s one of my favorite middle names too. It’s uncommon but not weird.
[name]Stephen[/name] - A nice classic; this spelling looks more professional than [name]Steven[/name]
[name]William[/name] - For some reason [name]William[/name] has always seemed rather heavy-handed to me. It’s a pure classic though.
[name]Anthony[/name] - This is one I don’t like so much.
[name]Alexander[/name] - I love this one too. It’s so classic and regal.
[name]Robert[/name] - Under-appreciated classic; [name]Rob[/name] is a fine nickname.
[name]David[/name] - [name]David[/name] was really popular a generation ago, not so much now, but it’s nice with a good biblical and several good historical namesakes, and deserves to be popular.
[name]Charles[/name] - I love this one too! It’s so refined and strong.
[name]Andrew[/name] - Popular, but nice.
[name]Benjamin[/name] - I like this. Not so classic, but certainly strong and handsome.
[name]Nicholas[/name] - I’m not a fan of [name]Nicholas[/name].
[name]Henry[/name] - For me, [name]Henry[/name] is one of those names I know I should like but an just lukewarm on.
[name]Julian[/name] - [name]Julian[/name] just seems too feminine to me. I like [name]Julius[/name], though.
[name]Ashton[/name] - I agree with a previous poster, this seems rather trendy. Plus, it’s used for girls sometimes.
[name]Patrick[/name] - Makes me think of [name]Patrick[/name] [name]Henry[/name] (a plus). Classic and underused.
[name]Simon[/name] - When I see [name]Simon[/name], all I can think of is a villain.
[name]Parker[/name] - One of the few surname names I like. It can be used for girls, though.
[name]Reuben[/name] - Totally underused and cool. It does, however, make me think of a sandwich. Oh well. That’s not a bad association.
[name]Jeffrey[/name] - [name]Jeffrey[/name] seems like a name of thirty years ago to me, but perhaps it will rise again.

[name]Ambrose[/name] - Makes me think of the Confederate general [name]Ambrose[/name] Burnside.
[name]Prosper[/name] - Very out-there. Maybe as a middle name?
[name]Stellan[/name] - I agree, this reminds me of [name]Stella[/name]. Plus, if I heard of a [name]Stellan[/name], I wouldn’t be sure whether it was a boy or a girl.
[name]Jonah[/name] - Cool! [name]Jonah[/name] is an underused name, in my opinion. I love the sound.
[name]Walter[/name] - I like this one! I know a little baby named [name]Walter[/name], so that makes it seem more current to me. However, I can’t stop thinking about [name]Walt[/name] Disney.
[name]Louis[/name] - The pronunciation on this one is a bit ambiguous. [name]LEW[/name]-iss? [name]LEW[/name]-ee? I prefer the svelter and easier to pronounce [name]Lewis[/name] (which I like a lot).
[name]Arthur[/name] - [name]Arthur[/name] could be stylish on the right person. However, I can’t stop picturing an [name]Arthur[/name] as chubby.
[name]Holden[/name] - Sadly, I always put a “be” in front of it . . .
[name]Ronald[/name] - Makes me think of [name]Ronald[/name] [name]McDonald[/name].
[name]Augustine[/name] - I like this. [name]Do[/name] you pronounce it AW-gus-teen or Aw-gus-tin?
[name]Hugo[/name] - I prefer [name]Hugh[/name], but this does have the [name]Victor[/name] [name]Hugo[/name] association.
[name]Emerson[/name] - I do like this one! It seems to be getting taken over by the girls, though.
[name]Jasper[/name] - Sounds too sharp to me.
[name]Leopold[/name] - Makes me think of a king.
[name]Auden[/name] - I like this, a cool male alternative to [name]Audrey[/name].
[name]Dudley[/name] - Cute, but I can’t see this on a teenager. Plus, the “dud” association . . .
[name]Spencer[/name] - Great name! I also like as a middle.
[name]Gregory[/name] - I like this one, but as [name]Gregory[/name] only, not [name]Greg[/name].
[name]Felix[/name] - Like [name]Jasper[/name], this one sounds too sharp to me.
[name]Archibald[/name] - The “bald” part sticks out at me.

More later!

[name]Prosper[/name] - I’ve said it before: word names that aren’t nouns annoy me.
[name]Emerson[/name] - This one stands out, because most of this list are old names, many of which are coming back. This one is very trendy, particularly for girls. Not that I mind it; it’s more my taste than most of your names, actually.
[name]Leopold[/name] - I have a weakness for the strong sound of many [name]German[/name], Dutch, Danish and Scandinavian male names. Particularly this one.
[name]Dudley[/name] - You’ll never make me take this one seriously.
[name]Ernest[/name] - but I can take this one if [name]Ernie[/name] is avoidable.
[name]Hector[/name] - I probably wouldn’t use it, but I’ll always recommend it.
[name]Spencer[/name] - Cool.
[name]Fergus[/name] - I’m almost inclined to make fun of this name, and I never do that, so fortunately nothing easy comes to mind. I’m trying to remember where I saw it used that makes me unable to take it seriously.
[name]Magnus[/name], [name]Eric[/name], [name]Xavier[/name] - These three together are totally X-Men - coincidence or no?
[name]Pierce[/name] - I much prefer [name]Piers[/name]…
[name]Ralph[/name] - I only like it said the old English way.
[name]Francis[/name] - This one sounds too girly for me…
[name]Gene[/name] - but this doesn’t.

I’m back!

[name]Fergus[/name] - I’m not sure about this one.
[name]Albert[/name] - Retro. Not my pace, but it could be cute on the right kid.
[name]Magnus[/name] - Ooh, I love this one! It’s so cool and, well, magnetic.
[name]Ernest[/name] - “[name]Ernest[/name] Saves [name]Christmas[/name]” is a family tradition for my family, so this one has very strong (and not very positive) associations for me.
[name]Eric[/name] - Sounds very '80s to me.
[name]Xavier[/name] - This is nice. It sounds cool and classic.
[name]Atticus[/name] - Although I love [name]Atticus[/name] [name]Finch[/name] from To Kill a Mockingbird, this one is not my favorite. Maybe it’s the “attic” sound.
[name]Hector[/name] - [name]Hector[/name] is also not my favorite, probably because of the “heck” sound. It is cool though.
[name]Tucker[/name] - This seems rather trendy compared with some of your other names.
[name]Pierce[/name] - [name]Pierce[/name] is modern classic that manages to not sound trendy.
[name]Forrest[/name] - I love this. I’ve never seen [name]Forrest[/name] Gump, so I thankfully don’t have that association. It sounds very laid-back and cool.
[name]Harvey[/name] - [name]Ah[/name], [name]Harvey[/name], the Nameberry darling. Yes, I have to admit to secretly liking [name]Harvey[/name] too. Another “so far out it’s in” name.
[name]Bruno[/name] - I always picture this name on a bear for some reason.
[name]Ralph[/name] - [name]Ralph[/name] seems very outmoded to me, but it could come back some day. Right now, though, I don’t think you could find this name on the school playgrounds.
[name]Jett[/name] - Like [name]Tucker[/name], this sounds like more trendy than most of your choices to me.
[name]Dexter[/name] - This one is very quirky, but kind of magnetic.
[name]Francis[/name] - [name]Francis[/name] is a really under-appreciated name. It’s super classic and it has the nickname [name]Frank[/name] too.
[name]Clyde[/name] - I want to add “sdale”. Sounds very Scottish; cool middle name.
[name]Sylvester[/name] - [name]Sylvester[/name] makes me think of a forest, since “from the forest” is the meaning. It’s also very quirky.
[name]Wyatt[/name] - I love [name]Wyatt[/name]! It’s so strong-sounding.
[name]Gavin[/name] - [name]Gavin[/name] is a solid name, and I like it. It is getting more popular, though.
[name]Bryce[/name] - [name]Bryce[/name] makes me think of the canyon. A lot. It’s still hadsome though.
[name]Gene[/name] - I agree with Dearest that [name]Gene[/name] sounds a bit too feminine.

Great list!

[name]Charlie[/name], my friend!

I’d love to take a gander at your boy name list! Who knows? I might stumble upon a gem…

Be prepared for honesty.

[name]Oliver[/name] - [name]Love[/name] it! Spunky and fresh, but still vintage.
[name]Owen[/name] - Great name! Strong and handsome, but not musty.
[name]Edmund[/name] - I prefer [name]Edmond[/name], but I like this in the middle most!
[name]Stephen[/name] - Not in love, but not altogether terrible!
[name]William[/name] - Well, how could you go wrong with [name]William[/name]?
[name]Anthony[/name] - I don’t like [name]Anthony[/name]. It feels much more modern.
[name]Alexander[/name] - The [name]Alex[/name] names no longer feel fresh and fun to me…
[name]Robert[/name] - [name]Robert[/name] reminds me of a 60-year-old man, unfortunately.
[name]David[/name] - [name]David[/name] is handsome and sturdy, but not interesting.
[name]Charles[/name] - [name]Charles[/name] is so stately! I like it most in the middle.
[name]Andrew[/name] - [name]Andrew[/name] is nice, but a bit boring. What about [name]ADAM[/name]?
[name]Benjamin[/name] - I love it! The perfect name. My brother’s name.
[name]Nicholas[/name] - This reminds me of [name]Christmas[/name]! I like this one.
[name]Henry[/name] - My absolute favorite! You can do no wrong, [name]Henry[/name]!
[name]Julian[/name] - Oh! [name]Julian[/name]! The epitome of tall, dark, and handsome!
[name]Ashton[/name] - Kutcher? This is a change of pace, for sure!
[name]Patrick[/name] - So strong and composed. Like it a lot, in full.
[name]Simon[/name] - [name]Simon[/name] sounds slightly nerdy, but I still think it is cute.
[name]Parker[/name] - [name]Parker[/name] is one of my favorite surname names!
[name]Reuben[/name] - I only think of a reuben sandwich, sadly…
[name]Jeffrey[/name] - [name]Jeffrey[/name] reminds me of my friend’s dad, in a bad way.

[name]Ambrose[/name] - Like [name]St[/name]. [name]Ambrose[/name]? A bit musty, but unique!
[name]Prosper[/name] - As in prosperous? Well, unique spin on virtue names…
[name]Stellan[/name] - This, like [name]Kellen[/name], is pretty cool, but so different!
[name]Jonah[/name] - [name]Jonah[/name] reminds me of whales! Ha! Sounds young.
[name]Walter[/name] - [name]Walter[/name], [name]Walt[/name]. Reminds me of “Leave it to Beaver”…
[name]Louis[/name] - [name]Louis[/name] is such a French royal name! Yay!
[name]Arthur[/name] - [name]Arthur[/name] reminds me of the cartoon and [name]King[/name] [name]Arthur[/name]!
[name]Holden[/name] - [name]Holden[/name] Caulfield. What a stud! [name]HERSCHEL[/name]?
[name]Ronald[/name] - Seriously? [name]Ron[/name]? Um, lock it away in the musty bus!
[name]Augustine[/name] - I also like [name]Augustin[/name], but both belong in the middle.
[name]Hugo[/name] - [name]Hugo[/name] is a darn cool name, I’ve decided!
[name]Emerson[/name] - No. This has gone to the girls, sadly.
[name]Jasper[/name] - I honestly despise [name]Jasper[/name]. It doesn’t sound like a name!
[name]Leopold[/name] - Amazing! Simply amazing. I really like this!
[name]Auden[/name] - Can’t decide if it is better on a girl or boy…
[name]Dudley[/name] - Ha! [name]Dudley[/name] Dursley from [name]Harry[/name] [name]Potter[/name] ruined it.
[name]Spencer[/name] - My (female) cousin! Awesome middle name, though!
[name]Gregory[/name] - This sounds a bit tired to me, like [name]Jeffery[/name].
[name]Felix[/name] - I prefer this in the middle, as I’d hate to be called [name]Felix[/name].
[name]Archibald[/name] - This sounds, heavy, so why not use [name]ARCHER[/name]?
[name]Fergus[/name] - I don’t know about this! So, I’ll call it a middle.
[name]Albert[/name] - Oh, [name]Little[/name] [name]Albert[/name]! (Look it up.) No, thank you.
[name]Magnus[/name] - Well, someone thinks he’s important!
[name]Ernest[/name] - I love The Importance of Being [name]Earnest[/name], but…
[name]Eric[/name] - Where did this come from? This is so, well, modern.
[name]Xavier[/name] - I don’t love this, but I like it with [name]Ambrose[/name]. So saintly!
[name]Atticus[/name] - [name]Atticus[/name] [name]Finch[/name] rocks my world, so I say yes, many times.
[name]Hector[/name] - [name]Hector[/name] and [name]Achilles[/name]. Sounds like “heck” to me, so, no.
[name]Tucker[/name] - Reminds me of [name]Tuck[/name], Everlasting. Cute!
[name]Pierce[/name] - [name]Pierce[/name], [name]Piers[/name]. Cool, but not for a first name. Dangerous!
[name]Forrest[/name] - [name]Forrest[/name] Gump? This sounds so nerdy, but middle potential.
[name]Harvey[/name] - [name]Harvey[/name] isn’t so good for me. Sorry!
[name]Bruno[/name] - Oh! Let’s keep [name]Hugo[/name] and lose [name]Bruno[/name], okay?
[name]Ralph[/name] - [name]Ralph[/name] [name]Lauren[/name] is great, but [name]Ralph[/name] alone is best in the middle.
[name]Jett[/name] - Well, this came out of nowhere! I’m not in love with this type of name.
[name]Dexter[/name] - Sounds like a little sickly child with glasses. Sorry, [name]Dex[/name]!
[name]Francis[/name] - It’s okay, in the middle…
[name]Clyde[/name] - [name]Bonnie[/name] and [name]Clyde[/name]? [name]Clyde[/name] sounds like a horse to me.
[name]Sylvester[/name] - [name]Sylvester[/name] Stallone? Wow! Um. No, thanks?
[name]Wyatt[/name] - I love [name]Wyatt[/name], especially with [name]Tucker[/name]! [name]WILDER[/name], too!
[name]Gavin[/name] - [name]Gavin[/name] sounds a bit 1990s to me, for some reason.
[name]Bryce[/name] - [name]Bryce[/name] is too unisex. I don’t like it so much.
[name]Gene[/name] - Like [name]Eugene[/name]? I think I’ll pass on this, [name]Charlie[/name].

Okay, sorry that my comments got ruder toward the end, there. The time and length were gettin’ to me, girl! Anyway, great bunch of names! Can’t wait to see the narrowed-down version, missy…

[name]Lemon[/name] :slight_smile:

[name]Hi[/name] Berries!

Thank-you to bb, dearest, liz22, ginger (cool name!), christy, triplicate, christy again:) and my friend, lemon! Your comments were great and are very much appreciated:)

[name]Dudley[/name] and [name]Ashton[/name] are family surnames whilst [name]William[/name], [name]Ronald[/name], [name]Arthur[/name], [name]Walter[/name], [name]Alexander[/name], [name]Robert[/name] and [name]Charles[/name] are family first/middle names and [name]Gavin[/name] was the name of my (adopted) Godfather who passed away last year. So I like all of them by default if you know what I mean, just to clear up some style issues.

[name]Louis[/name] I’m pronouncing the French way, not like [name]Lewis[/name], like ‘LOO-ee’ and [name]Augustine[/name] is ‘ORG-es-TEEN’ if that makes sense.

[name]Liz[/name], I live in NZ and previously in Aus so I’ve never actually encountered any Anthonys but I can understand what you mean about getting sick of a name after hearing it so much.

I may sound stupid here but what’s a [name]Rueben[/name] Sandwich? I don’t think we have them here…

[name]Ginger[/name], I hadn’t thought of '[name]How[/name]‘re you hold’n up?’ in relation to [name]Holden[/name] but you make a very interesting point. In Australia the leading brand of car is [name]Holden[/name] along with [name]Ford[/name] so that’s what I think of first, then [name]Holden[/name] Caufield from Catcher in the [name]Rye[/name].

[name]Christy[/name], I’ve never heard of the Confederate [name]General[/name] [name]Ambrose[/name] Burnside, I must admit. Never lived in the USA and American [name]History[/name] is next term in history so just haven’t got to it yet! I hadn’t thought of [name]Ronald[/name] [name]McDonald[/name] in relation to the name [name]Ronald[/name], I wonder why I hadn’t made that connection…

Triplicate, yes that is purely coincidence about [name]Magnus[/name], [name]Eric[/name] and [name]Xavier[/name], I’m not an X-men fan.

And bb, thank-you for your five star ratings on [name]Dexter[/name], [name]Atticus[/name], [name]Felix[/name], [name]Jasper[/name], [name]Stellan[/name], [name]Reuben[/name] and [name]Charles[/name]!

Thanks again to all who’ve responded:) Keep 'em coming guys!

  • [name]Charlie[/name]


A [name]Reuben[/name] is a hot sandwich of layered corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, Thousand Island dressing, served grilled between two pieces of rye bread.

I’ve never myself eaten one - corned beef and sauerkraut? yuck! - but it is my Grandma [name]Marion[/name]'s staple food when we go out to lunch. One day, I urged her to branch out with a [name]Rachel[/name], a variant on a [name]Reuben[/name] (a [name]Rachel[/name] substitutes turkey or pastrami for the corned beef and coleslaw for the sauerkraut, but it is equally foul in my culinary opinion), but she wasn’t a taker on that…

So, that’s what’s cookin’, Miss [name]Charlie[/name]! Talk to you later, pal.

[name]Lemon[/name] :slight_smile:

[name]Lemon[/name]! Old buddy, old pal:)

I’m so glad you decided to ‘take a gander’ at my humble list:) And I’m always prepared for your honesty, in fact I look forward to it! I’ll comment on your comments that I feel need rebuttal.

[name]Anthony[/name] - Modern? I think of ancient riches and [name]Anthony[/name] and [name]Cleopatra[/name]. Having said that though, it still sounds fresh to me.

[name]Robert[/name] - Haha, your description made me laugh because the only [name]Robert[/name] I personally know is my uncle who just turned 60! Despite this though, I see [name]Robert[/name] on a handsome and charming, strong and tall young man. [name]Don[/name]'t know why. Also love it’s meaning.

[name]Andrew[/name] - I agree that this along with [name]Alexander[/name] isn’t exactly wowing but it has a subtle strength along with a friendly feel and refinement that I find warm and inviting. I do like [name]Adam[/name] but it doesn’t feel the same to me.

[name]Ashton[/name] - Does not make me think of Kutcher at all. It’s an old English name and a family surname for me.

[name]Just[/name] a note, I agree with your comment on [name]Parker[/name] but I just thought I’d mention that I like it because of [name]Rosa[/name] [name]Parks[/name].

[name]Jeffrey[/name] - I think is one of those names you either really like or really don’t and for some reason I just love [name]Jeffrey[/name]. It might be partially because of [name]Jeff[/name] [name]Buckley[/name] too.

[name]Ambrose[/name] - Wasn’t because of [name]St[/name]. [name]Ambrose[/name], I just stumbled across it and fell in love! I’m equally in love with its meaning ‘immortal’ and its extreme unique-ness (you know what I mean!).

[name]Prosper[/name] - Isn’t this the most handsome name you’ve ever seen?! One of my all-time favourite books since when I was a kid has a main character named [name]Prosper[/name] and it’s stuck. I never really saw it as a virtue name but if that’s what works…

[name]Herschel[/name], I like! I really like:)

[name]Ronald[/name] - Yes, seriously. The nn [name]Ron[/name] wouldn’t be an issue because I plan on using it in the middle. It is a definite middle though because it’s after my uncle who drowned when he was a baby.

[name]Emerson[/name] - No! [name]Don[/name]'t say that! [name]Ralph[/name] [name]Waldo[/name] [name]Emerson[/name] was so cool! And in general it doesn’t bother me that much that a name is used for both sexes. I really like [name]Taylor[/name] for a boy even though it’s generally used for girls now. I guess it’s the same as liking [name]Floyd[/name] and [name]Dylan[/name] for a girl:)

[name]Jasper[/name] - [name]How[/name] does it not sound like a name? What does it sound like to you?

[name]Dudley[/name] - I love how it rhymes with cuddly:) I hadn’t thought of [name]Dudley[/name] Dursley from HP, [name]Dudley[/name] is an important family surname to me as well as being my dad’s mn so it’s definitely a mn of the future.

[name]Gregory[/name] - Tired? No way! [name]Gregory[/name] is one of the strongest names out there! It’s almost superhuman, and so so handsome! My mother said she was considering naming me [name]Gregory[/name] if I was a boy so that makes me see it in another light.

[name]Archibald[/name] - I love the grandeur of [name]Archibald[/name]! I also love the nn [name]Archie[/name] so much:) [name]Archer[/name] is nice but it doesn’t have the same charm for me.

[name]Albert[/name] - Oh. I looked [name]Little[/name] [name]Albert[/name] up. That’s awful! That poor baby! [name]How[/name] could they do that without his mother even knowing? I will not let that experiment taint my view on [name]Albert[/name]. I love [name]Albert[/name]. [name]Albert[/name] Einstein! Isn’t he the most famous [name]Albert[/name]?

[name]Eric[/name] & [name]Ernest[/name] - [name]Eric[/name] Clapton and [name]Ernest[/name] [name]Rutherford[/name]. Plus I just love how they sound and their meanings:) I am allowed to like ‘modern’ names too [name]Lemon[/name]!

[name]Hector[/name] - It’s funny that you don’t like it because I have a cousin named [name]Hector[/name] and his parents call him Hecs so that part has never bothered me. I love [name]Hector[/name] because of the Trojan hero and [name]Hector[/name] Dolphins that are found near where I live.

[name]Forrest[/name] - I [name]LOVE[/name] [name]Forrest[/name] Gump! [name]LOVE[/name] [name]LOVE[/name] [name]LOVE[/name]! The movie and the character. I think he was inspirational (I know he wasn’t real) and so kind-hearted, why wouldn’t you want that for your child?

[name]Bruno[/name] - What’s wrong with [name]Bruno[/name]?? Please, lemon, how can you love [name]Hugo[/name] and shun [name]Bruno[/name]?

[name]Jett[/name] - I know it’s different to my general style (although I’m not sure what that is) and it’s many berries’ cup of tea because it’s seen as trendy but I really like it! It sounds like a shooting star to me, someone bouncy and full of life.

[name]Dexter[/name] - My vision of [name]Dexter[/name] is definitely not a sickly child with glasses! I like it because it has so much character and oodles of vintage charm. I couldn’t actually imagine using it though but you never know…

[name]Clyde[/name] and [name]Sylvester[/name] - They just roll off my tongue! I love the way they sound when I say them and the Earthy-ness of [name]Clyde[/name] compared to the suave of [name]Sylvester[/name]. I do think of [name]Sylvester[/name] Stallone and [name]Bonnie[/name] and [name]Clyde[/name] but that doesn’t bother me so much, I kind of liked [name]Rocky[/name] to be honest.

[name]Bryce[/name] - Does not sound unisex to me. I imagine an English gentleman who dresses in pinstriped suits and does well with the ladies, charming and a nice guy but also on a teenager who is an all-rounder, particularly a good athlete and a bit of a trouble maker. I also think of [name]Bryce[/name] [name]Courtenay[/name].

[name]Gene[/name] - No, not like [name]Eugene[/name]! I saw a movie in English class back in year 10 about a high school football team in USA and the star of the team was named [name]Gene[/name]. He was so cool:) And I think of [name]Gene[/name] Simmons from Kiss. I [name]LOVE[/name] Kiss!

[name]Don[/name]'t apologise, [name]Lemon[/name]! You weren’t rude at all! If anything, I should be apologising to you for the grueling length of it! I’m sorry:) You should see my ‘unusual’ list! It goes forever. But asking for a narrowed down version? That’s asking for the impossible my friend. The most I’ve narrowed down is my alphabet polls, that took extreme effort and it’s still six names per letter! So all up I have 156 (at least!) favourite girls names. I couldn’t be sexist and have fewer for the boys now, could I? :slight_smile:

As always, thank-you for your feedback, [name]Lemon[/name]:slight_smile:

  • [name]Charlie[/name]

Haha, thanks [name]Lemon[/name]! I see what you mean, that doesn’t sound so appetising… I’m not really one for meat either, being a vegan. It does look nice in the picture though!

  • [name]Charlie[/name]

[name]Hi[/name] there, [name]Charlie[/name],

[name]Oliver[/name] - Great!
[name]Owen[/name] - Okay
[name]Edmund[/name] - [name]Love[/name]! Stong & handsome
[name]Stephen[/name] - [name]Love[/name]! Great sounding, solid classic
[name]William[/name] - A handsome classic
[name]Anthony[/name] - Really [name]LOVE[/name]!
[name]Alexander[/name] - [name]Love[/name]!
[name]Robert[/name] - Like
[name]David[/name] - An ultimate boy’s name!
[name]Charles[/name] - Like a lot, especailly as a middle name ([name]Don[/name]‘t care for the nickname [name]Chuck[/name])
[name]Andrew[/name] - Super handsome!
[name]Benjamin[/name] - Great!
[name]Nicholas[/name] - An all-time favorite! An ultimate boys’ name! I couldn’t use it because it is rhyme-y with our last name
[name]Henry[/name] - Strong & handsome!
[name]Julian[/name] - Very debonaire
[name]Ashton[/name] - Not keen on it
[name]Patrick[/name] - Great!
[name]Simon[/name] - Like a lot!
[name]Parker[/name] - Not too keen on it
[name]Reuben[/name] - Not too keen on it
[name]Jeffrey[/name] - [name]LOVE[/name]! One of my all-time favorites!! I once had a pet bird named [name]Jeffrey[/name]. (It laid an egg, and I changed it’s name to Jeffrietta.)

[name]Ambrose[/name] - Like
[name]Prosper[/name] - Not a fan
[name]Stellan[/name] - Not a fan
[name]Jonah[/name] - Great!
[name]Walter[/name] - [name]LOVE[/name]! So handsome!
[name]Louis[/name] - [name]LOVE[/name]!
[name]Arthur[/name] - Okay
[name]Holden[/name] - Not a fan
[name]Ronald[/name] - Okay
[name]Augustine[/name] - [name]Love[/name] it!
[name]Hugo[/name] - I’ve warmed up to this one. I had a great-uncle [name]Hugo[/name] (nice man), but I used to view this rare name as appalling. I was shocked when I discovered it is gaining popularity. I have concentrated on looking at it with fresh eyes, and I can see the appeal. I’ve warmed up to it lot! I think my great uncle would be thrilled and surprised to know it is having a comeback.
[name]Emerson[/name] - okay
[name]Jasper[/name] - okay
[name]Leopold[/name] - okay
[name]Auden[/name] - Not a fan
[name]Dudley[/name] - Really do not like!
[name]Spencer[/name] - Not a fan
[name]Gregory[/name] - [name]Long[/name]-time favorite (It also happens to be my husband’s name.)
[name]Felix[/name] - Not too keen on it
[name]Archibald[/name] - Really don’t like
[name]Fergus[/name] - Really don’t like
[name]Albert[/name] - Quite nice!
[name]Magnus[/name] - [name]Love[/name] it! (Scandinavian)
[name]Ernest[/name] - okay
[name]Eric[/name] - I [name]ADORE[/name] [name]Eric[/name]! I could not use it, because it’s rhymey with my last name.
[name]Xavier[/name] – Great! I knew a little boy name [name]Xavier[/name] (“Zav-ee-ay”)
[name]Atticus[/name] – Not a fan
[name]Hector[/name] - Really don’t like
[name]Tucker[/name] - Not a fan
[name]Pierce[/name] - Not a fan
[name]Forrest[/name] - Like
[name]Harvey[/name] - Not a fan
[name]Bruno[/name] - Not a fan
[name]Ralph[/name] - Okay
[name]Jett[/name] - Okay
[name]Dexter[/name] - Okay
[name]Francis[/name] - Not a fan, since the girl name [name]Frances[/name] is more prominent.
[name]Clyde[/name] - Okay
[name]Sylvester[/name] - [name]Love[/name]!
[name]Wyatt[/name] - Okay
[name]Gavin[/name] - Okay
[name]Bryce[/name] - Okay
[name]Gene[/name] - Not a fan - Too easily confused with [name]Jean[/name].

You have most of my very favorite boys’ names on your list.

Hey, everwaiting:)

Well then you have amazing taste in boys names! Care to share some of your other favourites? Chances are I’ll probably like them too:)

I love your story about Jeffrietta! That made me laugh:) Thank-you for your feedback:)

  • [name]Charlie[/name]


I must quickly rebut your rebuttal, though I prefer to call it a friendly conversation…

[name]Anthony[/name] - [name]Anthony[/name] sounds modern to me, yes. I can’t say why for sure, but, it is a bit like [name]Trevor[/name] to me. Certainly not trendy or too, too popular, but within the realm. And, just to clarify, it is [name]Marc[/name] [name]Antony[/name] ([name]Marcus[/name] [name]Antonius[/name]) and [name]Cleopatra[/name], or the play ‘[name]Antony[/name] and [name]Cleopatra[/name]’ by [name]Shakespeare[/name]. [name]Antony[/name] sounds suave and refined to me. What do you think?

[name]Robert[/name] - Well, I guess I can let your young vision of [name]Robert[/name] slide due to the uber-popularity of [name]Robert[/name] Pattinson. I suppose he can make [name]Robert[/name] look fresh and fun again, even though I’m really not a huge fan of his. Either way, I’ll give you this one!

[name]Andrew[/name] - Agreed, completely. This is soft and friendly, comfortable and confident. It may not be sparkly, but it still is handsome!

[name]Ashton[/name] - Oh! Well, if it is a family surname, I really love it! Have you considered it as a middle name? I think family surnames make cool middles…

[name]Parker[/name] - [name]Rosa[/name] [name]Parks[/name]? What an excellent namesake!

[name]Jeffrey[/name] - Perhaps you are right about [name]Jeffrey[/name] being a love-hate name. I don’t hate it, it just reminds me of my friend’s fifty-year-old father, which is a bit odd for me…

[name]Ambrose[/name] - Oh! What a cool meaning! I’m not in love, but I admire its utter uniqueness and glorified ‘cool kid’ status.

[name]Prosper[/name] - I don’t know if it is a real ‘virtue’ name, but it reminds me of prosperous, or to grow and prosper, you know? It is handsome! I think I like it more in the middle. I like it along the same lines that I like [name]Remember[/name] and [name]Verity[/name], I think.

[name]Herschel[/name] - You like? Yay!

[name]Ronald[/name] - Oh, I am so sorry about your Uncle [name]Ronald[/name]! That is terrible! Can’t get the image of an old guy with a comb-over out of my mind, but honoring family takes precedence.

[name]Emerson[/name] - Yes, [name]Ralph[/name] [name]Waldo[/name] is so cool. Have you considered [name]Waldo[/name]? Or, perhaps author names are for you! [name]Alcott[/name], [name]Auden[/name], [name]Emerson[/name], etc. could all be cool middle names!

[name]Jasper[/name] - I don’t know what it sounds like to me, honestly, as it changes all the time. Today it sounds like a pair of retractable claws, yesterday it sounded like a sports car, and tomorrow might be a kind of cannon. You never know with [name]Jasper[/name] and me!

[name]Dudley[/name] - Aw! Cuddly? Cute, and love it as a surname! MN?

[name]Gregory[/name] - Okay, I’ll give it to you. [name]Greg[/name] is nice…

[name]Archibald[/name] - Yep, [name]Archibald[/name] is more grand, while [name]Archer[/name] is lighter. Either way, cool name!

[name]Albert[/name] - Sorry, I’m studying psychology so it is what I think of. But, it is a cute name in its own way!

CLASS CALLS!!! Okay, ma’am. I am back in action…

[name]Eric[/name] & [name]Ernest[/name] - Well, sure you can like ‘modern’ names, [name]Charlie[/name]! For instance, I like [name]Chase[/name] and [name]Griffin[/name], both of which are more modern names. [name]Eric[/name], while more modern than, say, [name]Ambrose[/name], is like a 1970s modern, whereas something like [name]Finley[/name] might be a 2010 modern. Coincidentally, [name]Eric[/name] is my chiropractor’s name, and he is in his 40s. [name]Ernest[/name], though not at all modern, is a winner in my book simply because of Mr. [name]Oscar[/name] Wilde! Spell it [name]Earnest[/name] and you’ve got a virtue name on your hands, right?

[name]Hector[/name] - Wow. Hecs? I don’t think I much care for that. Yes, [name]Hector[/name] is the noblest of all the heroes in the Iliad, and, for that, I love him. But there is a certain fierceness and harshness about this name that I don’t love. Were you thinking a middle name would be [name]Hector[/name], because I love it for that!

[name]Forrest[/name] - Yes! [name]Forrest[/name] Gump is so inspirational! I mean, [name]Forrest[/name] is a nice vintage name, but it isn’t - for me - as handsome as [name]Henry[/name] or as cool as [name]Ambrose[/name]. But, I do like it a bit more because of the movie connection…

[name]Bruno[/name] - Well, one of my neighbors has a dog called [name]Bruno[/name], to start with. And, then it just reminds me of that ridiculous [name]Bruno[/name] movie with [name]Sascha[/name] [name]Baron[/name] [name]Cohen[/name], who I’m not a big fan of! Therefore, I prefer the refreshing vintage appeal of [name]Hugo[/name].

[name]Jett[/name] - Yeah, I see the whole shooting star, energetic thing you’ve got going on. It isn’t that I dislike [name]Jett[/name], per se, or regard it as trendy (it isn’t THAT popular) - it just isn’t my personal cup of tea, you know?

[name]Dexter[/name] - My vision of [name]Dexter[/name] has changed, [name]Charlie[/name]! A miracle is upon us! So, I used to picture this little, mousy kid in the corner, but now I see [name]Dexter[/name] with a whole lot of personality, charm, wit, and spunk to boot! Plus, I’ve decided [name]Dex[/name] is one of the coolest nicknames ever. Not sure I’d ever be able to pull this off as a first name, but maybe I’ll name a future pet [name]Dexter[/name] just so I can call him [name]Dex[/name]…

[name]Clyde[/name] and [name]Sylvester[/name] - Yes, they do roll off the tongue nicely, I’ll say. But, for some reason, they remind me of pet names - too unusual to be used in today’s naming world, but cool enough to make a dog shine. My neighbor used to have a Doberman named [name]Clyde[/name] (they now have a puppy named [name]Bonnie[/name]), and I recently fell in love with the sweetest Dachshund pup named [name]Sylvester[/name]! It’s all about context for me, so just ignore these associations…

[name]Bryce[/name] - Um, I don’t know who [name]Bryce[/name] [name]Courtenay[/name] is, honestly. [name]Bryce[/name] makes me think of this boy I met in my first year of college - a nice guy who was very intelligent and studied all the time. Then, it makes me think of [name]Bryce[/name] [name]Dallas[/name] [name]Howard[/name] - cool name! - the actress daughter of director [name]Ron[/name] [name]Howard[/name]. She’s appeared in The Village, Lady in the Water, and Spider [name]Man[/name] 3, among others…

[name]Gene[/name] - Oh! Right! [name]Gene[/name] Simmons. Well, that gives this name a bit more spunk, for sure. I’m not 100% sold on [name]Gene[/name], but it is kind of cool. I think I’d always want to turn it into [name]Genie[/name], though, and that would be terrible for a man.

So, before I leave you to think out your rebuttal to my rebuttal of your rebuttal - whew! - I’ll tell you a name story! Today in Developmental Psychology class, we were learning about language development. We were watching the cutest video clip about little kids, and one such child was babbling away to who knows what about anything and everything on a plastic telephone toy. She was simply adorable. Guess what her name was? [name]Stormy[/name]. Well, the story gets better. After the entire class started mumbling about her name, I turned to my friend and said, “Her name is [name]Stormy[/name]? Wow! What an interesting name.” And, no joke, my friend turned to me and said, “My friend [name]Ryan[/name] has a brother named [name]Stormy[/name]! And, their last name is [name]Knight[/name]. So, he’s [name]Stormy[/name] [name]Night[/name].” Needless to say, I nearly fell off my chair!

Take care! I’m sure I’ll talk to you later…

[name]Lemon[/name] :slight_smile:

Good morning, [name]Charlie[/name],

Sorry that I didn’t care for names like [name]Dudley[/name]. Names definitely shoot way up in value when they are family names. So if [name]Dudley[/name] is a family surname and your Dad’s mn, that makes it so special and those are grounds for using it.

What do you think of [name]Daniel[/name]?

Hey [name]Charlie[/name],

Since you live New Zealand (sorry I didn’t know), you can ignore some of my observations on names like [name]Rueben[/name] and others that I might have mentioned as being too popular (here in [name]Ireland[/name] or the UK and US).

I liked your explanations behind some of your choices, especially the [name]Ralph[/name] [name]Waldo[/name] [name]Emerson[/name] namesake. And if it doesn’t bother you that [name]Emerson[/name] is being used on girls (which it may be less so in NZ and Australia) then more power to you. Personally I would really love [name]Emerson[/name] on a little boy if it weren’t getting so much usage on the girls’ side. Maybe you would like some other literary names like [name]Edgar[/name] ([name]Allan[/name] [name]Poe[/name]), [name]Bram[/name] (Stoker), [name]Oscar[/name] (Wilde), [name]Friedrich[/name] (Nietzsche), and of course you already like [name]Walter[/name] which could also be a namesake for [name]Walt[/name] [name]Whitman[/name]. If you like [name]Parker[/name] for [name]Rosa[/name] [name]Parks[/name] you may also like [name]Martin[/name] for [name]Martin[/name] [name]Luther[/name] [name]King[/name]. (Sorry if I’m only making this more difficult by adding more names to your list).

Anyways I hope that helps and I’m glad you liked my (user) name =) I use it because my proper name doesn’t have any nice nicknames to go along with it (which explains my infatuation with nicknames).


[name]Hi[/name] [name]Lemon[/name],

Yes, you’re very right, I think of it as a friendly conversation too:) I’m sorry for that not sounding as I meant it, in my defense though I was very tired when I wrote it.

So, let’s see…

On [name]Anthony[/name], of course it’s [name]Marc[/name] [name]Antony[/name] and [name]Cleopatra[/name], my mistake (again, I blame it on being tired). I agree [name]Antony[/name] is very handsome but it sounds a bit sharp to me, I still prefer [name]Anthony[/name], it’s the ‘th’ sound that sells it to me.

On [name]Robert[/name], [name]Andrew[/name], [name]Gregory[/name], thanks for giving me those:) Final comments on them; please don’t think I get my young image of [name]Robert[/name] from Pattinson. I don’t and I don’t like him or twilight (although obviously I don’t know him as a person). [name]Andrew[/name], interestingly, sounds more saintly to me than any of my other names and I have loved [name]Andrew[/name] since I was about nine.

I heard a brilliant story today too! Whilst eating breakfast this morning my father informed me that a Russian mathematician had proven some seemingly impossible theory, the Poincare Conjecture and was awarded ‘Breakthrough of the Year’. His name? [name]Gregori[/name] (Perelman). That’s just made me love [name]Gregory[/name] more:)

On [name]Ashton[/name] and [name]Dudley[/name], yes I would only use them as mns, they seem more significant there to me.

On [name]Jeffrey[/name], I know what you mean about it sounding like a middle-aged man. One of my best friends’ dad’s name is [name]Geoffrey[/name] too! But that’s the thing for me, spelling. I see the name in my head as I say it or think about it (weird, I know.) so how the name is spelt makes a big difference to how I feel about a name. [name]Geoffrey[/name] is a middle-aged man to me but [name]Jeffrey[/name] is a sweet little boy. [name]Sarah[/name] is a very pretty name but [name]Sara[/name] is the version I’d use in a heartbeat. Does that make sense?

On [name]Ambrose[/name] and [name]Prosper[/name], they are definitely first name material for me! I love them more than I can say:)

On [name]Ronald[/name], I’m aware it’s an ‘old’ name but it sounds forever young to me because the Ronalds I know (of) have never grown old.

On [name]Emerson[/name], I love author names! [name]Auden[/name] is on this list, [name]Harper[/name] is high on the list for girls and on my more unusual list I have several others. I had considered [name]Waldo[/name] but I makes me think of a hybrid nut, like a cross between walnut and almond.

On [name]Ernest[/name], I know with an ‘a’ it would be a virtue name but I prefer just [name]Ernest[/name]. It comes down to the spelling thing again, I guess.

On [name]Hector[/name], I agree it does sound kind of harsh and I’m not considering it in fn position, I’m not really considering it to be honest… I just like the sound and connotations of it.

On [name]Bruno[/name], [name]Jett[/name] and [name]Gene[/name], I think we’ll agree to disagree on these. I understand your reasons for not liking them, especially [name]Bruno[/name] (I must admit I am a fan of [name]Sacha[/name] [name]Baron[/name] [name]Cohen[/name] though:), we all have names that just aren’t for us.

On [name]Clyde[/name] and [name]Sylvester[/name], they do make really good pet names! My pet naming style is more outlandish though, my dog is named Tsar [name]Hercules[/name] and I still consider [name]Clyde[/name] and [name]Sylvester[/name] nn [name]Sly[/name] perfectly acceptable human being monikers.

On [name]Dexter[/name], Yay! You’ve seen the light, [name]Lemon[/name]:slight_smile: That’s exactly how I would describe [name]Dexter[/name] too and the nn [name]Dex[/name], which I hadn’t thought of before, is fabulous!

On [name]Bryce[/name], I hadn’t thought of [name]Bryce[/name] [name]Dallas[/name] [name]Howard[/name] and I didn’t know she was [name]Ron[/name] [name]Howard[/name]'s daughter, that’s pretty cool. The first time I saw her name though I did think she was a man, and I mean, I’m all for unisex names and boys names for girls and vice versa but I think there should be at least one name in the whole combo that is gender defining. As for [name]Bryce[/name] [name]Courtenay[/name], he’s an Australian (South [name]African[/name]) author who has one several awards.

And as to your story, [name]Stormy[/name] is a pretty cool name! In fact, a very cool name but [name]Stormy[/name] [name]Knight[/name] is unforgivable. I really do wonder about some parents… Similar to [name]Stormy[/name], kind of, I read a book last year which had a character named Stroma in it. She was a wonderful little girl and the name has really grown on me since then. What do you think of Stroma?

And you’re studying psychology? That’s awesome, [name]Lemon[/name]! That’s what I want to do at university too!

Have a good night (or day, I’m not sure what time it is in US…)

  • [name]Charlie[/name]

Hey [name]Charlie[/name],

Since you live New Zealand (sorry I didn’t know), you can ignore some of my observations on names like [name]Rueben[/name] and others that I might have mentioned as being too popular (here in [name]Ireland[/name] or the UK and US).

I liked your explanations behind some of your choices, especially the [name]Ralph[/name] [name]Waldo[/name] [name]Emerson[/name] namesake. And if it doesn’t bother you that [name]Emerson[/name] is being used on girls (which it may be less so in NZ and Australia) then more power to you. Personally I would really love [name]Emerson[/name] on a little boy if it weren’t getting so much usage on the girls’ side. Maybe you would like some other literary names like [name]Edgar[/name] ([name]Allan[/name] [name]Poe[/name]), [name]Bram[/name] (Stoker), [name]Oscar[/name] (Wilde), [name]Friedrich[/name] (Nietzsche), and of course you already like [name]Walter[/name] which could also be a namesake for [name]Walt[/name] [name]Whitman[/name]. If you like [name]Parker[/name] for [name]Rosa[/name] [name]Parks[/name] you may also like [name]Martin[/name] for [name]Martin[/name] [name]Luther[/name] [name]King[/name]. (Sorry if I’m only making this more difficult by adding more names to your list).

Anyways I hope that helps and I’m glad you liked my (user) name =) I use it because my proper name doesn’t have any nice nicknames to go along with it (which explains my infatuation with nicknames).


[name]Hi[/name] [name]Ginger[/name]!

Yes, naming is quite different over here I think. From what I can tell (I don’t have any kids or younger siblings so I’m not a go to source on babies names in NZ) we are more conservative when I comes to naming. For example I don’t know any girl Haydens or Camerons, I know several of each but they are all boys. So I imagine [name]Emerson[/name] would be the same, it would be seen as a boys name by people here.

I love literary names! And you would never be making it harder by suggesting names, my lists are never concise:) I do really like [name]Edgar[/name] and [name]Alan[/name] actually, I’m not a fan of [name]Bram[/name] or [name]Abraham[/name] to be honest, I prefer [name]Wilder[/name] over [name]Oscar[/name] and [name]Friedrich[/name] is very interesting. I find [name]Martin[/name] [name]Luther[/name] [name]King[/name] [name]Jr[/name]. inspirational but I don’t love his name. [name]Martin[/name] has a great sound and it looks handsome but I don’t like it’s meaning so it’s out for me, I’m afraid.

Thank-you for your all your feedback and suggestions!

  • [name]Charlie[/name]