Help with ideas for...

I love Batman a lot, and I like the idea of possibly giving a boy a reference to Batman, any ideas without making too obvious? I already have [name]Bruce[/name] [name]Wayne[/name] down.

Batman goes by some of these names/nicknames:
The Dark [name]Knight[/name] - my favorite…any ideas?
The Caped Crusader - second favorite.
The World’s Greatest Detective

He also has more informal nicknames such as B-[name]Man[/name] and Bats, but that won’t work, lol. I have other Batman related character names, but I’m looking for more options besides Bruce Wayne for an actual reference to Batman. To me there doesn’t seem a lot of options but maybe I’m missing something?

Well [name]Robin[/name] is pretty handsome for a boy.
I like [name]Gordon[/name] too, as in the Commish.
Maybe Gotham as a middle name?
[name]Knight[/name] could work (as in the dark knight.) It’s a surname.

Yes, I have [name]Robin[/name] down too as well as Gotham, but Gotham is for a girl…never thought of [name]Gordon[/name]…could grow on me, lol Thanks [name]Knight[/name] is nice too. I was thinking more along the lines of specifically to Batman himself though.

I’m not sure if this is what you’re after, but perhaps a name of one of the actors who’s played Batman? [name]George[/name]? [name]Christian[/name]? Or whoever created the original comic (sorry, no idea there - my knowledge of batman isn’t great!)

Never thought of that… LOL I like [name]Christian[/name] a lot too as well as [name]Michael[/name] [for [name]Michael[/name] [name]Keaton[/name]].

for the record [name]Bob[/name] [name]Kane[/name] [with help from [name]Bill[/name] Finger] made the Batman comics :slight_smile:

What about [name]Kane[/name], then? Unless you want a reference to Batman himself.

I like [name]Knight[/name] and [name]Christian[/name]!

Okay. Here’s the thing. I’m a nerd myself; I love [name]Lord[/name] of the Rings, Sandman, Firefly, the whole pantheon of geek media favorites. That said? I would not name my kid Bilbo, [name]Dream[/name], [name]Malcolm[/name] [name]Reynolds[/name], or anything else that explicitly references a fandom. These might be great role models, but children should have the freedom to develop their own interests, and not forced to inherit their parents’ obsessions.

That said, a name that references Batman obliquely might actually work. [name]Paladin[/name] and [name]Templar[/name] are old-school words for knight that could be wearable modern-sounding monikers. You might also want to look at the virtues Batman embodies: [name]Justice[/name] has a solid history and would fit right in with [name]Justin[/name] and [name]Jude[/name]. I’m also partial to [name]Law[/name], or [name]Lawson[/name]. [name]Victor[/name] is a great choice. [name]Valor[/name] is, bar none, my favorite boys’ virtue name. And [name]Judge[/name] and [name]Sheriff[/name] have a tough-guy Western vibe.

You could pay homage to the great [name]Alan[/name] [name]Moore[/name] by using either of his names (but not together, obviously). If I remember my [name]Bat[/name]-lore correctly, [name]Dick[/name] [name]Grayson[/name] held the title for a few issues; [name]Grayson[/name] and [name]Gray[/name] are both trendy choices, though I’d steer clear of [name]Dick[/name]. [name]Bruce[/name] and [name]Wayne[/name] are great names, if not personal favorites – but naming your kid [name]Bruce[/name] [name]Wayne[/name] veers into the territory of ridiculous, not to mention unfair.

For a girl, I’ve also been fond of the name [name]Hero[/name].

Also, looking at the list in your signature, I have to ask…how old are you?

late twenties, but I don’t think name-taste has to do with age, but that’s just me :slight_smile: I love some names in your signature especially Thaddeus, Atlas, Alice.

I love the idea of incorporating Batman’s virtues thanks for the idea.

I was wondering the same thing! You favorite name choices are very unusual and those with definite gender associations seem to have all veered into the wrong category. While most on your list are not my style I’d urge you to consider reconsidering your gender designation for a few incl: [name]Draco[/name], [name]Loki[/name], [name]Thor[/name], Figaro and [name]Page[/name].

If you really want a names that refers to Batman why not choose something an interesting and wearable word that is used in a type of bat name? Some suggestions could be: [name]Salim[/name] or Desmondus? I think both would be great on a boy.

What about any of the other characters from Batman? I always thougth [name]Lucius[/name] [name]Fox[/name] was a cool name, you could use either [name]Lucius[/name] or [name]Fox[/name]?

[name]Remember[/name], you’re naming an adult, not just a baby so give him an appropriate name.

Yes! I have those on my list too! :slight_smile: I have quite a few actually, such as [name]Alfred[/name], [name]Robin[/name], [name]Selena[/name] [this way].