Boy names 🐝

boys names only, please!

Previously did it with the girl names in another post as @cordourosel

now that I have found officially my new name I thought it was cool to simply talk about names in general as a name nerd and to find new recommendations because it is not like I have a big boy list

do you have a favourite name? or more than one? do you wish other people to appreciate it more? well, this post is for you! maybe you have got this underrated special name and would like to recommend it to someone

you can do it here! i am currently trying to create a name list, and to make more combos, but in order to do that i need some inspiration, which i don’t know where to take it from. so tell me your favourite names- anything will do. but please describe me them, tell me why you like them and convince me- tell me why i should them and possibly link them with songs or books or sentences or aesthetics / mood boards that remind you of the name. you can also tell me what do they feel for you. convince me. tell me pros or cons if you want. suggest combos, exc. do what you want, you can suggest even more than one

this thread can be useful as for other people who want to get to know some names.

My all time favourite boys names is Sholto. I love the distinct sound, the rugged feel and the earthy vibe. It reminds me of the outdoors, rolling hills, hiking and mist over fields. I discovered it in Elizabeth Gaskell’s novel North and South - it’s a very subtle link as he’s a very, very minor character but it’s there which I like! For me, it’s easy to say but very unusual.

My second favourite is Tristan. It’s gentle but adventurous, mythical but modern and to me it feels very friendly. It’s not too heavy, and it gives me images of knights and woods and rivers. I fell in love with Tristan after meeting a very, very sweet kid with the name so he sold it to me, and it’s probably why I find it such a sweet and friendly name.

Some more recent faves include: Julian, which is soft but strong, slightly regal and elegant, not too heavy and gives me kind of academic, old library imagery while also feeling fun and kind of sunny? and Robin, which is gentle, outdoorsy, rugged and lovely. I like the ties to the bird, especially as that’s one of my mum’s favourites. These two are also my two faves from my favourite show, BBC Ghosts.

I’ll throw in two guilty pleasures that I’m loving at the moment which are Keats and Benvolio. Yeah, my guinea pigs’ names. Keats is just such a sweet, succinct name. It has the vibes of the lovely Kit while also feeling a little more distinct. It’s poetic and beautiful and fun too. Benvolio is a bold choice but elegant, friendly and fun. It has literary ties (Benvolio of Romeo and Juliet was my fave character in the play) and has a wonderful meaning. It also has good nicknames. Ben suits my piggie but I think Bo would be cute too.


While I don’t think my favourites will be your style, I’ll always take the chance to rant about them! I couldn’t pick just one, so I settled on these.

I) [name_m]Wilbur[/name_m] :chipmunk::sunflower::fallen_leaf:
[name_m]Wilbur[/name_m], out of all my favourites, is the one that I’ve loved the longest. I think I first added it to my UC as long as four years ago! There’s something so cozy about it, so autumnal, all chestnuts and hearths and [name_f]English[/name_f] trees. It’s vintage and off-beat, with the familiar, sweet & sunny [name_u]Will[/name_u] as a nickname to give you the best of both worlds! I first heard it on Charlotte’s [name_m]Web[/name_m], one of my favourite movies when I was little, so it always makes me think of childhood and farm animals!

II) [name_m]Harvey[/name_m] :basket::maple_leaf::teddy_bear:
[name_m]Harvey[/name_m] is so, so sweet to me! It’s a name that has a soft & gentle sound, with a bit of a bespectacled older gentleman image. The combination of those two makes me picture the sweetest little boy, playing in leaf piles or staying up late under his blankets with a flashlight and a fantasy book. [name_m]Harvey[/name_m] is familiar but not overdone, friendly and a little bit clunky-cool.

III) [name_u]Toby[/name_u] :seedling::mushroom::sunny:
[name_u]Toby[/name_u] is the newest addition to my favourites! There’s something so bouncy and energetic about it’s short and playful sound, with that fun -by ending. [name_u]Toby[/name_u], to me, is the first warm days of early spring, when butterflies and bumblebees start flying about and the first flowers grow their petals! It’s a ray of sunshine and a baggy sweater under overalls with stains from grass and dirt. [name_u]Toby[/name_u] is cute, warm and friendly, and that’s why I love it!

IV) [name_m]Edmund[/name_m] :ocean::shell::dizzy:
Compared to my other loves, [name_m]Edmund[/name_m] is a bit more buttoned-up. He’s a boy with dark hair and glasses too big for his face, who likes classic literature and the outdoors. But despite Edmund’s scholarly, heavy image, you can get cheery [name_m]Eddy[/name_m], cool retro [name_m]Ted[/name_m] and sweet [name_u]Teddy[/name_u] from it! [name_f]My[/name_f] personal favourite is [name_m]Eddy[/name_m], cozy and sweet, but I love the name in its full too. It has a literary image to me, whether it be [name_f]Narnia[/name_f] or the many authors and poets and kings who bore the name! [name_m]Edmund[/name_m] is brimming with history and it just makes me love it so much more.

@greyblue [name_u]Keats[/name_u] is such a fantastic name for a pet (especially a little guinea pig darling!). Definitely a surname name I wouldn’t mind seeing around more.


[name_m]Edmund[/name_m] :coffee:
[name_m]Edmund[/name_m] has been my favorite boy’s name for over 10 years! [name_m]Just[/name_m] like @emmievis I love the image of the dark-haired, studious, bespectacled, somewhat dark-academia image that [name_m]Edmund[/name_m] gives. If [name_m]Edmund[/name_m] is at all too straight-laced, you get the spunky and friendly [name_u]Eddie[/name_u], and the adorable Mundy to cheer you up :brown_heart: It also makes me think of dusty novels, good coffee, & the Victorian [name_f]Era[/name_f], all of my favorite things!

[name_m]Theodore[/name_m] “Theo” :evergreen_tree:
[name_m]Theodore[/name_m] has been popular lately, but to me that’s a good thing and means more people are appreciating this handsome name! It again conjures up that image of a well-red gentleman who you may bump into at a hidden book store covered in ivy & moss. It offers up the almost-more-lovely nickname “Theo.” I also love “Teddy” for his younger years :teddy_bear:

Now a guilty pleasure of mine, [name_m]Ambrose[/name_m] :old_key:

[name_m]Ambrose[/name_m] sounds like either a dashing Victorian courtier or a 200 year old vampire (with that “immortal” name meaning it’s hard to avoid!) The only reason why this is a guilty pleasure is because my family doesn’t care for it, and I can’t think of a usable NN. But I still love it to bits, and it fits my style of names perfectly! I used to work at a childcare center, and there was an adorable Italian toddler named [name_m]Ambrose[/name_m] who made this name so much more special to me.


@emmievis aw thank you!! [name_m]Just[/name_m] going to say, you have good name picks - I’ve used [name_u]Toby[/name_u] and [name_m]Wilbur[/name_m] on guinea pigs so 100% excellent!

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I don’t think my favourite names will be you still here they are anyway:

names I think are underrated are:
Wise: So cool sounding
Aurelius:Aurelia is so popular, why not Aurelius
Pharaoh:So strong sounding, If prince and royal why not Pharaoh, Also the nickname Ro so cute
Alcander:Like Alexander but more unique
Lijah: I don’t know why I just prefer it to Elijah
Athansius:Athena for girls is going up and I think this name deserves to
Iverson: Ivy is popular why not this name, Also the nickname Iva or Ivy for a boy, Do cute!
Mosaic: I just think this name is so pretty
Kainoa: Kai is really popular Noah is really popular so together it is perfect
Erris: Like Ellis but with a harder sound which I love
Achilles: I know this name is going up but I just love it, I prefer it to Atticus

@CashTheUnicorn love tiger! :tiger: he’s so underrated!

@heartwings first off, i wanna say i love your name, aurelio! one of my favs🧡 so underrated and lovely, so maybe you’ll like some from my list

río 🌊💌

he’s just the perfect name for me. im from latin america so can’t use river, and río came as the perfect alternative for me. love nature names, and specially love the imagery i get from this one. also love river jude phoenix, who’s the actor where i first heard the name river back in 2018, he was called rio so everything just fits perfectly. also, it has a spiritual meaning as well, which i love. there’s this book called siddartha (one of my favs) that talks about the river of life, which is a lovely concept. also, love brazil and the city and its culture! i think río it’s such a sweet, cool, soft name & so unique as well! never heard of anyone called río, not in my country at least. i have a few combos for río: río ventura, río leónidas & río zeppelin


zen 🌿

probably my second fav. i love how it goes with río. it also has this cool but soft sound at the same time, which i love. z names are just so cool lol. love the meaning as well and the nature feel! and how unique it is. zen aurelio is my current combo



i love the nn ‘leo’ and león is really uncommon in my country. also love the nature meaning ofc and how it goes with rio since both are word names in spanish. also a very cute/soft name and cool at the same time. león ventura is my current combo but don’t have a moodboard yet


such a soft and sweet name. love the sunny and summer feeling. also so unique but don’t like the cmbyn reference. love it as a stand-alone name or as a nn for aurelio! elio ventura is my combo:)



this is a name that just ages so well for me, sounds modern but it’s not, and i could definitely see it on a baby/kid as well as an adult. plus z names are so cool hehe, and it’s well known but still underused. and i personally love the connection to david bowie


i saw in your uc that you’re italian, and i think you could really love this name! means good luck and it’s so unique and similar to ‘adventura’ which i think is so cool. (could also be in english: venture)

could also do one for aurelio but i think you already love that name lol

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