Honest opinions please!

See the results of this poll: Which name do you like the best and why?

Respondents: 67 (This poll is closed)

  • Dex : 10 (15%)
  • Desmond : 13 (19%)
  • Locke : 7 (10%)
  • Pierce : 14 (21%)
  • Jonas : 14 (21%)
  • Hayden : 7 (10%)
  • Tru: 2 (3%)

Please help - we need more votes/feedback to help us with our name decision. Thanks!!

[name]Dex[/name]: Feels very jazzy to me and not exactly my style. Would make a good middle name with a punch.

[name]Desmond[/name]: This used to be on my list, but my taste changed and [name]Desmond[/name]'s charm faded on me.

[name]Locke[/name]: I think this is really cool - a great one-syllable option for a boy. I just prefer to see a family connection with it.

[name]Pierce[/name]: A little too… piercing for me? I don’t know, it just sounds harsh.

[name]Jonas[/name]: This is the one I voted for. I love the old-fashioned, gentlemanly feel and peaceful meaning.

[name]Hayden[/name]: Too trendy for me.

[name]Tru[/name]: I’m biased because one of my female characters is nicknamed [name]Tru[/name], so I see this and think girl. Maybe [name]Truman[/name] nn [name]Tru[/name]?

[name]Jonas[/name] [name]Locke[/name] would be my favorite combo from these names. [name]Desmond[/name] [name]Pierce[/name] or [name]Hayden[/name] [name]Dex[/name] work too.

[name]Dex[/name] is the only one I like…and the one I voted for

I love [name]Dex[/name] and I like [name]Locke[/name]. [name]Pierce[/name] is ok. I love [name]Tru[/name], but as a nn for Truett. [name]Tru[/name] is my favorite.

I like [name]Jonas[/name] and [name]Dex[/name]. I also don’t mind [name]Locke[/name] and [name]Pierce[/name].

I think [name]Pierce[/name] sounds gentlemanly and sophisticated. I also like [name]Locke[/name] because of historical associations and [name]Jonas[/name] because of it’s gentle sound. I dislike [name]Dex[/name] as it sounds abit abrupt. [name]Hayden[/name] is a bit too popular for me.

1 [name]Locke[/name]
2 [name]Desmond[/name]
3 [name]Jonas[/name]
4 [name]Pierce[/name]
5 [name]Hayden[/name]

Sorry but [name]Dex[/name] or [name]Tru[/name] seem incomplete to me so they lack substance. If they were nn’s for [name]Dexter[/name] and [name]Truman[/name] I would find them more competitive with the other five. I really dislike names like [name]Dex[/name], [name]Tru[/name], [name]Jace[/name] and [name]Trace[/name].

[name]Dex[/name] - [name]Dexter[/name] is okay, with [name]Dex[/name] as a nn. Not a favorite but good for the right type
[name]Desmond[/name] - bleh, sorry I don’t like em!
[name]Locke[/name] - love! I really like this name. I kinda prefer [name]Lachlan[/name] with [name]Lock[/name] as a nn, but even by itself it’s nice
[name]Pierce[/name] - I like this one a lot and I think it’s a tad more usable than [name]Locke[/name] but still great. I like this one as a mn too.
[name]Jonas[/name] - I kinda like this one, would work very well for some and has the easy [name]Jo[/name] as a nn. Good name.
[name]Hayden[/name] - bleh. sorry, hate.
[name]Tru[/name] -meh, [name]Truman[/name] is okay

[name]Pierce[/name], [name]Locke[/name] and [name]Jonas[/name] are my faves!

I like [name]Locke[/name], [name]Pierce[/name], and [name]Dex[/name]!

[name]Dex[/name]: Feels like it’s trying too hard to be [name]Max[/name].

[name]Desmond[/name]: Too 50’s loser vibe.

[name]Locke[/name]: [name]Don[/name]'t like the emotional implications of this name.

[name]Pierce[/name]: Ditto with [name]Locke[/name].

[name]Jonas[/name]: This is the one I voted for. I love the old-fashioned, gentlemanly feel and peaceful meaning (as an above poster said).

[name]Hayden[/name]: My second favorite.

[name]Tru[/name]: I’d prefer [name]Truman[/name], nn’d [name]Tru[/name], but nms.

[name]Dex[/name]- I don’t like it as a stand alone, I think of the [name]Dex[/name] phonebook. [name]Dexter[/name] is OK, not crazy about it, prefer [name]Dax[/name]/Daz
[name]Desmond[/name]- not my style but love the nn [name]Dez[/name]/[name]Desi[/name]
[name]Locke[/name]- it’s OK, nothing special to me
[name]Pierce[/name]- I prefer the softer [name]Piers[/name]
[name]Jonas[/name]- same as [name]Locke[/name], prefer [name]Jonah[/name]
[name]Hayden[/name]- tired of it, it goes with they [name]Aiden[/name] trend, I know several male & female
[name]Tru[/name]- prefer this spelling for a girl, I like [name]True[/name] for boys

I like [name]Pierce[/name] the most. If [name]Dex[/name] had been [name]Dexter[/name], I might have voted for it instead.

[name]Desmond[/name] is my favorite. It’s on my list for boys. I think it sounds handsome and smart.

I love [name]Jonas[/name]! That got my vote. I love how it’s quirky, laid-back, literary, and charming all at once. I think it’s a great pick. [name]Locke[/name] was my second favorite, and [name]Desmond[/name] gets honorary mention. :slight_smile:

Good luck!

[name]Dex[/name] - A bit loaded with drug references, and a bit nicknamish, wish this were [name]Dexter[/name].
[name]Desmond[/name] - Okay, a bit old-mannish, but pleasant. I’m actually surprised how much I like it.
[name]Locke[/name] - [name]John[/name] [name]Locke[/name] is cool but his last name isn’t a first name to me.
[name]Pierce[/name] - Got my vote, but I’d prefer [name]Piers[/name].
[name]Jonas[/name] - Not as classic as [name]Jonah[/name] to me, plus the [name]Jonas[/name] Bros.
[name]Hayden[/name] - I like this, almost voted for it instead of [name]Pierce[/name]. But it has that predictable -ayden sound that’s so right-now. It’s the nicest of the -aydens though.
[name]Tru[/name] - Unfortunately like [name]Pru[/name] and [name]Dru[/name] I hear/read it as feminine.

I like [name]Pierce[/name] and [name]Hayden[/name] the best. [name]Dexter[/name] would be fighting for one of the top spots, but [name]Dex[/name] doesn’t.

  1. [name]Locke[/name]! [name]LOVE[/name] [name]Locke[/name], didn’t know [name]Locke[/name] was an actual name. I have [name]Lachlan[/name] on my list just so I could get to the nickname [name]Locke[/name]
    3)[name]Tru[/name] love [name]Tru[/name] also, not to fond of any full names to get to this.

[name]Locke[/name] and [name]Pierce[/name]. Simple, to the point, and not over-done. [name]Love[/name] both!

[name]Desmond[/name] and [name]Locke[/name] scream Lost to me. I voted for [name]Dex[/name], but prefer [name]Dexter[/name], with [name]Dex[/name] as a NN.

Also like [name]Pierce[/name] and [name]Jonas[/name].

I voted for “[name]Desmond[/name].” We just named our baby boy “[name]Desmond[/name],” and the positive response from family and strangers has been fantastic! And, yes, the nn’s “[name]Des[/name]” and “[name]Desi[/name]” are perfect. It’s got those cute nn’s for when he’s a baby, little boy, & teenager, and then “[name]Desmond[/name]” itself sounds so sophisticated and manly when he’s all grown up without being too common or trendy. But then again, I AM a little biased…:wink: