Boy Names I Love but Won't Use

As a follow-up to my previous post, here is a list of boy names I adore, but am not likely to use.

What names do you like, but can’t or won’t use?

Arlo
[name_m]Arne[/name_m]
[name_u]Alder[/name_u]
[name_f]Aster[/name_f]
[name_m]Bode[/name_m]
Caber
[name_u]Calan[/name_u]
[name_m]Clyde[/name_m]
[name_m]Cyrus[/name_m]
[name_m]Errol[/name_m]
[name_u]Dove[/name_u]
[name_u]Halcyon[/name_u]
[name_u]Hayes[/name_u]
Hap
[name_m]Hugo[/name_m]
[name_m]Keane[/name_m]
[name_u]Linden[/name_u]
[name_m]Nestor[/name_m]
[name_u]Odell[/name_u]
[name_m]Orson[/name_m]
[name_u]Perry[/name_u]
[name_u]Quincy[/name_u]
[name_u]Reed[/name_u]
[name_u]Wilder[/name_u]

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Most of these were “stolen” by friends and family or my hubby doesn’t like them.

Girls:
[name_u]Evelyn[/name_u]
[name_f]Charlotte[/name_f] “[name_u]Charlie[/name_u]”
[name_f]Beatrice[/name_f]
[name_f]Felicity[/name_f]
[name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f]

Boys:
[name_u]Asher[/name_u]
[name_u]Asa[/name_u]
[name_m]Josiah[/name_m]
[name_m]Jonathan[/name_m]
[name_m]Caleb[/name_m]

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I really like [name_u]Arlo[/name_u]. I wanted to use that but can’t now.
Names I love that my partner doesn’t.
[name_u]Lawrence[/name_u] ( really wanted this but he just wasn’t keen☹️)
[name_u]Gabriel[/name_u]
[name_m]Raphael[/name_m]
[name_u]Jasper[/name_u] ( a friend used it)
[name_m]Finnian[/name_m]

Now if we ever had a third boy, he would be [name_u]Elias[/name_u].

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I like [name_f]Abigail[/name_f] and [name_f]Katherine[/name_f] I’m not keen on using either as there relative names

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Close friends or family with the name:
Ari
Cedric
Francis
Jasper
Patrick
Sean
Thomas

Associations:
Dean
Felix
Harry
Nathan
Nathaniel
Merrill
Miles
Wade

Other Reasons:
-ly or -ley names
Alexander
Avi / Avriel / Avital
Christian
Elijah
Noah
Rhett
Rory

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For boys I have…

Ari-I named my kitty this. He’s a darling little [name_u]Ari[/name_u]. :heart_eyes_cat:

Colm-[name_f]My[/name_f] number one love boy name, but it just doesn’t work w/my accent or anyone’s in my area in the U.S. In another life where I was Irish I’d use this.

Henry-I love this name & the nn [name_m]Hank[/name_m], but [name_m]Henry[/name_m] is just sooooooo popular where I live.

Nolan-Well, my dh hates it.

Patrick-I have a sweet little nephew called this. He’s a step nephew, so he was named before his mom met the bad [name_m]Patrick[/name_m] in the family. :grimacing: Dh has a not so pleasant uncle called this too. So, it’s off the table for two reasons.

Shiloh-Dh hates this too, but I love it slightly more than [name_u]Nolan[/name_u] & would probably push a little harder if this came to a real life situation.

Seamus-I have another nephew named this. He’s a nice [name_m]Seamus[/name_m] though. Usually goes by [name_u]Shay[/name_u].

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Rory sadly and probably [name_u]Shiloh[/name_u]

Too out there:
[name_u]Forest[/name_u]
[name_m]Aurelian[/name_m]
[name_m]Emrys[/name_m]
[name_m]Dimitri[/name_m]
[name_m]Alastair[/name_m]
[name_m]Finnian[/name_m]

Associations:
[name_m]Jack[/name_m]
[name_u]Tristan[/name_u]
[name_m]Reuben[/name_m]

Too common:
[name_m]William[/name_m]
[name_m]Isaac[/name_m]
[name_m]Judah[/name_m]
[name_u]Levi[/name_u]

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This is my (human) best friend’s name! Wonderful choice :blush:

Arlo, [name_m]Errol[/name_m], [name_m]Keane[/name_m], [name_m]Hugo[/name_m] and [name_u]Reed[/name_u] are all very nice and usable.

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Vincent! I would use it because I think it’s handsome and uncommon, and also for [name_m]Vincent[/name_m] [name_m]Price[/name_m]. However, it’s too close to the name I’m determined to give a son ([name_m]Vance[/name_m]) and it feels a little too Jersey [name_u]Shore[/name_u].

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