I need uncommon boy names!

I have a huge list of girl names I like, but I can never really fall in love with a boy name.

My girls name list will seem very “common” compared to the unusual boys names im seeking, but for some reason I prefer more unusual for boys, while with girls names I just go with what I love.

To give you an idea of what boy names I like, here are some I feel are a bit too popular or just wouldn’t work for me!

As much as I love names like [name]Charles[/name] and [name]Henry[/name] (And I know they go with my girls names well) i seem to know 1000 [name]Henry[/name]'s, [name]Charlie[/name]'s, [name]William[/name]'s, etc!

Any suggestions would be amazing!
note: I seem to like more short and sweet names, if you haven’t noticed :slight_smile:


I like your style!

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I really like your “rejects”…they have all been on my list at some point but felt too normal for me too! I eventually narrowed my focus to names that reflect my ethnicity and found quite a few weird but usable names lurking about, so you might consider something like that too. Or pick an unusual initial and search for those. Here are some other suggestions:

[name]Eero[/name] (prn. like “arrow”)


Here are some more ideas

I love your girls names. Boys names are hard aren’t they? I think like me you go for classic, elegant, unusual but recognisable names that are a little bit out of use.

Boys names I’ve played with:
[name]Ernest[/name] (I like [name]Ern[/name] but not [name]Ernie[/name])
[name]Nicol[/name] (My uncle’s name. I love this, but get that it might not work so well in the US, as it sounds like nickle. Though, you know, my real name is [name]Penny[/name] and I’ve survived.)

And the slightly more ‘out there’ names:
[name]River[/name] (I think on the verge of becoming common and possibly a bit tacky)
Toshi (Japanese name)

Sorry, bandaid emergency. [name]Will[/name] think and come back.

Oh, and a second for [name]Clancy[/name]. would use this in a heartbeat if it weren’t for my recalcitrant husband.

I do love [name]George[/name], and [name]Clancy[/name] is actually getting more and more attractive to me…

Nothing seems just right though, but thanks for all the lovely suggestions!

Suggesting some family names :slight_smile: