Baby due in 6 weeks and at a loss for boys' names - HELP!!!

Okay. We are expecting our second child (gender unknown) in six weeks. We have a girl’s name picked out ([name]Amelia[/name] [name]Madeline[/name] - please don’t tell me if you hate it; it’s the ONLY girl’s name DH and I can agree on), but we are completely stuck for a boy’s name. I think this is because we already used our favorite boy’s name for our DS ([name]Owen[/name] [name]Alexander[/name]). I’m looking for some ideas!

We like names that weren’t common names when we were growing up (e.g., we would never use [name]Michael[/name], [name]Stephen[/name], [name]Christopher[/name], [name]Andrew[/name], [name]Benjamin[/name], etc.), but we don’t like new “invented” names, either (e.g., we would never use [name]Braden[/name], [name]Jayden[/name], [name]Jaxon[/name], etc.). Our last name is [name]Mulligan[/name].

Names that we have considered, but either rejected or are concerned about:

[name]Max[/name] (DH likes it; I don’t - too short).

[name]Wyatt[/name] (I like it; DH doesn’t - he thinks it sounds “too Western” and we’re [name]East[/name] Coasters).

[name]Liam[/name] (we both like it, but DH is concerned that [name]Liam[/name] [name]Mulligan[/name] is “too ethnically Irish,” even though we are Irish, and I’m worried that [name]Liam[/name] [name]Mulligan[/name] will sound like [name]Leah[/name] [name]Mulligan[/name]).

[name]Miles[/name] (we both like it, but not enough and I’m not sure why - maybe not masculine enough?)

[name]Graham[/name] (we both like it, but not enough - I don’t really like a one-syllable name; not sure why DH’s interest faded on that one)

[name]Carson[/name] (we like the sound of it, but I’m not inclined to use a last name unless it’s a family name, which [name]Carson[/name] isn’t)

We can’t use [name]Henry[/name] because it’s our dog’s name.

[name]Duncan[/name] (doesn’t sound good with [name]Mulligan[/name])

[name]Nathaniel[/name] (we might use this for a middle name, but don’t like it enough for a first name)

[name]Gavin[/name] (DH likes it; I don’t - negative association with someone named [name]Gavin[/name])

[name]Eamon[/name] or [name]Ewan[/name] (too similar to [name]Owen[/name])

If anyone is still reading and has some brilliant ideas, I’m all ears. Thank you!!!

I think [name]Amelia[/name] [name]Madeline[/name] is very pretty!

We like names that weren’t common names when we were growing up (e.g., we would never use [name]Michael[/name], [name]Stephen[/name], [name]Christopher[/name], [name]Andrew[/name], [name]Benjamin[/name], etc.), but we don’t like new “invented” names, either (e.g., we would never use [name]Braden[/name], [name]Jayden[/name], [name]Jaxon[/name], etc.). Our last name is [name]Mulligan[/name].

Names that we have considered, but either rejected or are concerned about:

[name]Max[/name] (DH likes it; I don’t - too short). - I love [name]Maxwell[/name] and [name]Maxfield[/name].

[name]Wyatt[/name] (I like it; DH doesn’t - he thinks it sounds “too Western” and we’re [name]East[/name] Coasters).- I love [name]Wyatt[/name], but it is very popular.

[name]Liam[/name] (we both like it, but DH is concerned that [name]Liam[/name] [name]Mulligan[/name] is “too ethnically Irish,” even though we are Irish, and I’m worried that [name]Liam[/name] [name]Mulligan[/name] will sound like [name]Leah[/name] [name]Mulligan[/name]). - [name]Don[/name]'t like [name]Liam[/name] or any name that ends in an “m” with your last name.

[name]Miles[/name] (we both like it, but not enough and I’m not sure why - maybe not masculine enough?) - I really like [name]Miles[/name].

[name]Graham[/name] (we both like it, but not enough - I don’t really like a one-syllable name; not sure why DH’s interest faded on that one) - [name]Graham[/name] is handsome.

[name]Carson[/name] (we like the sound of it, but I’m not inclined to use a last name unless it’s a family name, which [name]Carson[/name] isn’t) - Yeah, I’m not into last names as first names either.

We can’t use [name]Henry[/name] because it’s our dog’s name. - Oh, too bad!

[name]Duncan[/name] (doesn’t sound good with [name]Mulligan[/name]) - it does make me think of doughnuts.

[name]Nathaniel[/name] (we might use this for a middle name, but don’t like it enough for a first name) - It is a good name, but not my fave for a first.

[name]Gavin[/name] (DH likes it; I don’t - negative association with someone named [name]Gavin[/name]) - I don’t like [name]Gavin[/name] that much. I like [name]Logan[/name], but it is very popular.

[name]Eamon[/name] or [name]Ewan[/name] (too similar to [name]Owen[/name]) - I agree

Some ideas:
[name]Alden[/name]
[name]Ansel[/name]
[name]August[/name]
[name]Bryce[/name] - a great name, but it is trendy.
[name]Clayton[/name]
[name]Calvin[/name]
[name]Cedric[/name]
[name]Clark[/name]
[name]Cole[/name] - [name]Cole[/name] [name]Mulligan[/name], what a winner! He would be popular. Sounds like he’s nice, smart, well-groomed, and great at sports. I would probably pick this to go with your last name.
[name]Cormac[/name] - like with [name]Mulligan[/name]
[name]Declan[/name] - too rhymey with [name]Mulligan[/name]
[name]Dashiell[/name] - handsome with [name]Mulligan[/name]
[name]Dexter[/name]
[name]Drew[/name] (could be a nn for [name]Andrew[/name]) - nice with [name]Mulligan[/name]
[name]Edgar[/name] - like with [name]Mulligan[/name]
[name]Edward[/name]
[name]Finn[/name] - cute with [name]Mulligan[/name]
[name]George[/name]
[name]Harald[/name] nn [name]Harry[/name]
[name]Harvey[/name] - love [name]Harvey[/name] [name]Mulligan[/name]! Sounds less sporty, more bookish.
[name]Isaac[/name] nn [name]Ike[/name], love [name]Ike[/name] [name]Mulligan[/name]. [name]Don[/name]'t pick this. Sounds like the book “[name]Mike[/name] [name]Mulligan[/name] and His Steam Shovel” [name]Don[/name]'t pick [name]Michael[/name] or [name]Micah[/name] either.
[name]Jack[/name], but it is so popular.
[name]Jake[/name] - ditto
[name]Jules[/name] - always love [name]Jules[/name].
[name]Kieran[/name] - like this with [name]Mulligan[/name]
[name]Lionel[/name] nn [name]Leo[/name]
[name]Magnus[/name] - matchy
[name]Micah[/name] - matchy with [name]Mulligan[/name] : ( See [name]Isaac[/name] entry.
[name]Moses[/name] - love this name! But not so much with your last name.
[name]Oliver[/name] - starts with “O” like [name]Owen[/name]. Too matchy? I would use it.
[name]Pierce[/name] - handsome with [name]Mulligan[/name]. Another winner.
[name]Reid[/name] - love [name]Reid[/name] [name]Mulligan[/name], [name]Reid[/name] goes well with [name]Owen[/name]. So handsome! Heartbreaker.
[name]Rufus[/name]
[name]Roald[/name]
[name]Simon[/name]
[name]Topher[/name] - like with [name]Mulligan[/name].
[name]Trevor[/name] - ditto
[name]Trey[/name] - trendy, but cute
[name]Vincent[/name]
[name]Zane[/name]

For what it’s worth, I love [name]Amelia[/name]! :slight_smile:

[name]August[/name] [name]Mulligan[/name] (nn [name]Gus[/name] or [name]Augie[/name])
[name]Charles[/name] [name]Mulligan[/name]
[name]Conrad[/name] [name]Mulligan[/name]
[name]Cashel[/name] [name]Mulligan[/name] (cool Irish name)
[name]Everett[/name] [name]Mulligan[/name]
[name]Eli[/name]/[name]Elias[/name] [name]Mulligan[/name]
[name]Leo[/name] [name]Mulligan[/name]
[name]Lucas[/name] [name]Mulligan[/name]
[name]Milo[/name] [name]Mulligan[/name] (although [name]Milo[/name] and [name]Owen[/name] is pretty close to the movie “[name]Milo[/name] and [name]Otis[/name]”…)
[name]Oscar[/name] [name]Mulligan[/name]
[name]Phineas[/name] [name]Mulligan[/name] (nn [name]Finn[/name])
[name]Patrick[/name] [name]Mulligan[/name]
[name]Theodore[/name] [name]Mulligan[/name] (nn [name]Theo[/name] or [name]Teddy[/name])
[name]Victor[/name] [name]Mulligan[/name]
[name]Xavier[/name] [name]Mulligan[/name]

Good luck! :slight_smile:

[name]Jasper[/name] [name]Nathaniel[/name]

[name]Atticus[/name] [name]Nathaniel[/name]

[name]Beckett[/name] [name]Nathaniel[/name]

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I like the idea of an Irish name but not one that’s TOO Irish, as you said, since [name]Mulligan[/name] is SUCH an Irish name. I think you did well with [name]Owen[/name], which has a pan-Celtic feel without being too Irish-y, the way [name]Patrick[/name] or [name]Sean[/name] or, yes, [name]Liam[/name] are.

I do like [name]Milo[/name] and [name]Declan[/name]. Also think some of the more unusual Irish names work, like [name]Cashel[/name] and [name]Kieran[/name], which are good suggestions. A few more you may not have thought of:
[name]Becan[/name]
[name]Breccan[/name]
[name]Finn[/name]
[name]Garret[/name]
[name]Lorcan[/name]
[name]Piran[/name]
[name]Rowan[/name]
[name]Pierce[/name] (not Irish, but one I like – with a three-syllable last name you can do a one-syllable first)

Thanks, everyone, for the suggestions!!

We have the opposite problem (no girls names). We were set on boys’ names but found out we’re having a girl. The boy names we loved were:

[name]Kellan[/name]
[name]Corbin[/name]
[name]Gannon[/name]