Bronc: Too Weird?

In a world of weird names, I never wanted my child to join in, but we recently started a family tree and discovered that my husband’s father’s name ([name_u]Roscoe[/name_u]) is actually a name that was passed down over about 6 generations. While we aren’t keen on naming our children directly after relatives, one of the Roscoes way back in the line went by Bronc. My husband loves it, while I lean more toward classic names and my current favorite is [name_m]Nolan[/name_m]. I may be able to convince him of [name_m]Nolan[/name_m] Bronc but we may end up calling him Bronc, is that too “out there”?

Also, any other combinations with the first or middle name Bronc?


No, I actually quite like Bronc, though I think I prefer it as a middle as you say. [name_m]Nolan[/name_m] Bronc is OK, but a bit surnamey for me. I think you want to use a definite “first name” first:

[name_m]Nathaniel[/name_m] Bronc
[name_m]Elijah[/name_m] Bronc
[name_m]Atticus[/name_m] Bronc
[name_m]Reuben[/name_m] Bronc
[name_m]Sebastian[/name_m] Bronc
[name_m]Israel[/name_m] Bronc
[name_m]Theodore[/name_m] Bronc
[name_m]Frederick[/name_m] Bronc
[name_m]Leo[/name_m] Bronc

While it is kind of cool and given that it’s a family name you’re not doing it for trendy reasons I would still prefer it as a middle. I’d think people would confuse it often with [name_m]Bronx[/name_m] depending on where you live.

I wonder how you would pronounce Bronc? Like [name_m]Bronx[/name_m] but with less X? I actually prefer [name_u]Roscoe[/name_u]. Either way, I’d definitely keep it in the middle!

I think as a mn Bronc would be cool.

However I agree with pp’s. I’d expect Bronc to be confused for [name_m]Bronx[/name_m] a lot or a typo of [name_m]Brock[/name_m].
I also wonder if people are going to think you meant to go for a yooneek spelling on [name_m]Bronx[/name_m]. (especially since the x and c keys are right next to each other on the key each other).

I however think [name_m]Nolan[/name_m] Bronc is pretty cool.

I think it’d make a fine middle name, but I’d hesitate to use it as a first name for same reasons listed above.
My immediate first thoughts were of the [name_m]Bronx[/name_m] or a bull.

I immediately thought of bronchitis, so for me it’s too weird for the front but that’s what the middle is for!

It would be great in the middle spot and I like [name_m]Nolan[/name_m] Bronc.

I think Bronc is a lovely name for a boy. It’s unusual but not outlandish, and sounds cool too.