Help us narrow our boys names please

[name_f]Baby[/name_f] boy is coming in about 6 weeks and husband and I have not been able to decide on a name. [name_m]Can[/name_m] you please help us to narrow down our list? Which names on our list do you like?


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I like [name_m]Callahan[/name_m] the best from this list. [name_f]Unique[/name_f] but accessible nicknames.

You’ve got a great list, I can see why it’s so hard to narrow it down!

[name_f]My[/name_f] top 3 favorites, in order, are


Great list! A lot are on my own. I’d pick [name_m]Beck[/name_m].

I love your style! I’ll tell you how I would narrow it down -

[name_m]Asher[/name_m] - cool and modern, but I always think of someone ashing their cigarette :frowning: Not sure if others would have the same imagery.

[name_m]Beck[/name_m] - SO cool! I considered [name_m]Beckham[/name_m] nn [name_m]Beck[/name_m] for my son. We only didn’t use it because we went with a totally different naming style (spanish) but I still look at my son every now and again and think “You could have been a Beck”. It’s charming, rugged yet breezy too, and so handsome! an alternative to this one could be my beloved [name_m]Banks[/name_m].

[name_m]Xander[/name_m] - I really like how this is a modern but not trendy nickname for the absolutely classic [name_m]Alexander[/name_m]. I also like [name_m]Zander[/name_m].

[name_f]Riley[/name_f] - a bit past its prime I think, but still a great unisex name.

[name_m]Callum[/name_m] - absolutely love it plus it offers the sweet nn [name_m]Cal[/name_m] - it’s sweet, smart, and familiar

[name_m]Hayden[/name_m] - perhaps past its prime also now that the Aden/Caden/Jayden wave is nearly over, but I really like this name anyway. It feels soft, warm and handsome, and reminds me of [name_m]Hayden[/name_m] Christansen (Anakin Skywalker) in the starwars movies.

[name_m]Callahan[/name_m] - such an awesome surname name, it feels sporty and bookish at the same time. also offers the nn [name_m]Cal[/name_m] and I think you would be a bit ahead of the trends if you went with this one!

[name_m]August[/name_m] - I also considered this for my son as an honor for [name_m]Augustine[/name_m], and it has so many wonderful qualities, but this name seems to be really trendy at the moment. if you want something on trend, this is it. if not, I would scratch it off the list

[name_m]Weston[/name_m] - nice sound, nice gentle, outdoorsy vibe, but also feels a bit trendy. I would personally LOVE this with the nn [name_m]West[/name_m]

so if this were my list I would narrow it down to [name_m]Beck[/name_m], [name_m]Callum[/name_m], [name_m]Hayden[/name_m] and [name_m]Callahan[/name_m] :green_heart:

[name_f]My[/name_f] favourite from your list is [name_m]Hayden[/name_m]. [name_m]Asher[/name_m] or [name_m]Callum[/name_m] would also be solid choices.

[name_f]My[/name_f] favorites are [name_m]August[/name_m] and [name_m]Callahan[/name_m]. [name_f]Hope[/name_f] that helps. :slightly_smiling_face:

[name_f]My[/name_f] favourites on your list are:

[name_m]Callum[/name_m] → cheerful, gentle-but-solid, sweet meaning

[name_m]Callahan[/name_m] → cool, breezy and distinctive

[name_m]August[/name_m] → warm, earthy, cool and lovely

I also like [name_m]Asher[/name_m] (happy and gentle), [name_m]Beck[/name_m] (snappy and cool), [name_m]Hayden[/name_m] (charming and contemporary but established) and [name_m]Weston[/name_m] (cool and rugged).

I’d (personally) lose [name_m]Xander[/name_m] (not bad, but it feels a bit harsh for me) and [name_f]Riley[/name_f] (again, not bad, just find it a bit meh in sound).

You have lots of great options, so no wonder it’s hard to narrow down!!

If I was to rank them from fave to least:


Good luck!


Looking at your list I really love [name_m]Callum[/name_m] & [name_m]August[/name_m] they would be my top two names 🩵

[name_m]Callum[/name_m] is gorgeous! A soft peaceful choice that feels calming, wholesome and laidback. I love the meaning ‘dove’ and the nickname [name_m]Cal[/name_m]. I have had a soft spot for this name since reading Noughts & Crosses (this is my favourite book) and he’s one of the protagonist. Honestly [name_m]Callum[/name_m] is lovely!

[name_m]August[/name_m] a lovely summery choice that feels outdoorsy, warm and very sweet. I like the nickname [name_m]Gus[/name_m] along with the summertime imagery he evokes. [name_m]August[/name_m] is a soft vintage name that would be perfect for your summer baby.

If I was you I would take these two into the delivery room and see which works.

Wishing you all the best :tada:

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Absolutely love [name_m]Callahan[/name_m], it’s stunning.
Following that my other favourites are [name_m]Beck[/name_m], [name_m]Weston[/name_m] & [name_m]Callum[/name_m], they’re equally handsome but [name_m]Callahan[/name_m] just stands out more to me.

I like [name_f]Riley[/name_f] the best.
[name_m]Xander[/name_m] is second place.

[name_m]Callahan[/name_m] sounds regal and old fashioned which is totally in this generation, but it isnt so popular that your kid will have duplicates in class growing up.

[name_m]Callum[/name_m], [name_m]Asher[/name_m], & [name_m]Hayden[/name_m] are my favorites!

Congrats! Great list… my favorite in order are:

  1. [name_m]Beck[/name_m]
  2. [name_m]Weston[/name_m]
  3. [name_m]Callum[/name_m]

[name_m]Beck[/name_m] feels cool, rugged, familiar yet uncommon and just has the nicest sound!

[name_m]Weston[/name_m] I love for its down to earth/homey feel and nickname potentials, especially love [name_m]Wes[/name_m]!

I also love [name_m]Callum[/name_m] for it’s versatility and the nickname [name_m]Cal[/name_m] is just the cutest

Good luck

[name_f]My[/name_f] favorite names on your list are [name_m]Callum[/name_m] and [name_m]August[/name_m]. [name_m]Asher[/name_m] and [name_m]Callahan[/name_m] would be interesting!

[name_m]Xander[/name_m] is my favourite; followed by [name_m]August[/name_m] and [name_m]Callum[/name_m]!

Favorites: [name_m]August[/name_m], [name_m]Hayden[/name_m], [name_m]Beck[/name_m] and [name_m]Callahan[/name_m]!

I have heard so many [name_m]Weston[/name_m] and Easton’s lately where I live- SE USA.

  1. [name_m]Weston[/name_m]
  2. [name_m]Xander[/name_m]
  3. [name_m]Callahan[/name_m]

@tori101 That book is also my favorite and also where I fell in love with [name_m]Callum[/name_m]. it will always be special to me for that reason :heartpulse: I just love that someone else has that connection!

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@rosajune honestly the book is so amazing! It’s so amazing to meet another Noughts + Crosses lover! It’s the reason why I love [name_m]Callum[/name_m] & [name_f]Persephone[/name_f]. Also partly why I love [name_f]Rose[/name_f] because of Callie-Rose!!

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