I’m really into occupational names / names that end in -er, and I just recently started thinking about [name]Farmer[/name] for my possibly-soon-to-be son. Our other son’s name is [name]Forrester[/name], and I really like the fact that they start and end with the same letter/s. But, I don’t want it to sound too matchy. Opinions on [name]Farmer[/name]? (It has a special meaning for us…its a long story, but feel free to ask if the significance of his name depends)

A little stuck on middle names as well. I want to either name him after my granddads [name]Francis[/name], [name]John[/name], or [name]Robert[/name], but I’m not found of either of those three names. Any international variations or names with the same meaning that you know of to replace them? Thanks!

I don’t know, I think [name]Farmer[/name] could cause a lot of snickers and teasing, especially in Middle School. I prefer the name [name]George[/name] which means “farmer”.

Oh, I’d definitely stay away from [name]Farmer[/name], too, and love [name]Susan[/name]'s [name]George[/name] suggestion. For me, the whole F-r thing is too matchy, but if you’d like to stick with that, what about [name]Fletcher[/name] or [name]Fielder[/name]? (Although [name]Fielder[/name] is pretty matchy in its nature theme.)

Some other -er names:


F names:

Good luck! :slight_smile:

[name]Farmer[/name] & [name]Forrester[/name] are way too matchy-matchy, plus if I were [name]Farmer[/name] I’d be bummed that my older brother got the much cooler of the two names.

My recommendation is to not choose a name that starts with F and also ends in -er.

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haha thanks everyone! Thankfully my son did not arrive during my sudden [name]Farmer[/name]-adoration phase. Sometimes I see a name, think I love it, and the next day I realize that I hate it. And my two kids aren’t quite at the age where other kids make fun of their names - my daughter’s best friends are the kids who share their snacks with her at recess - so I don’t really know yet what about names kids make fun of. :slight_smile:

I’d consider [name]Sawyer[/name] and [name]Porter[/name]. What do you guys think of [name]Mason[/name]? I know it seems a bit random, but its an occupational name (like [name]Forrester[/name]) but doesn’t match at all.

[name]Mason[/name] is very, very popular now (#35), so if popularity is an issue for you, I’d skip [name]Mason[/name]!

[name]Porter[/name] is fun, and it’s an occupational name too.

I really love [name]Sawyer[/name] as an occupational name. [name]Do[/name] you guys think it’s a bit tricky to pronounce, especially for very young children?

[name]Mason[/name] is great! I was going to suggest it as an alternative. It sounds excellent with [name]Forrester[/name], and though it’s #35, it doesn’t sound trendy.

No!! and I love, love, [name]LOVE[/name] this name!!!


[name]Love[/name] [name]Sawyer[/name] not hot on [name]Farmer[/name], [name]Mason[/name] is adorable but yes way to popular, [name]Porter[/name] is ok I’d go for [name]Sawyer[/name]

[name]Fisher[/name] is my guilty pleasure name.

I really like [name]Sawyer[/name]. [name]Forrester[/name] reminds me of the vehicle with the same name. The suggestion about [name]George[/name] was really good!

What about [name]Granger[/name]?

I don’t think [name]Farmer[/name] is really cool (reminds me of “[name]Farmer[/name] [name]Ted[/name]” line in Sixteen Candles), and won’t sound like a “real name” next to [name]Forrester[/name] when he’s grown up and people are naming their sons [name]Catherine[/name] to be original. [name]Forrester[/name] sounds like both an occupation and a real name, and I think so does [name]Granger[/name]. And it doesn’t have the same initial if you don’t accidentally want to back yourself into that pattern. [name]Farmer[/name] sounds like carried away with the trend of occupational names and forgot this is a person. [name]Granger[/name] is close but more vague and definitely substantial.

I think [name]Granger[/name] is a cute name, but all I can picture is Hermionie [name]Granger[/name]. I really don’t want to think of [name]Harry[/name] [name]Potter[/name] when I call my son in for dinner :slight_smile: But, I do love occupational names - they are definitely my style. I was flipping through Beyond [name]Ava[/name] and [name]Aidan[/name] at a book store last week, and I noticed that they had a very large occupational name section. I’ll probably look there again. A lot of the choices were unusual, but I feel like I live in an area that could accept them. Thanks for all the advice and comments!

I like [name]Sawyer[/name] but I think it’s growing in popularity among girls.