Inspire Me! [Based on Interests/Hobbies - Boys]

Hi berries!

I’m in a bit of a name slump of what feels like epic proportions–I have not gone this long without feeling inspired by new names. It may, in part, be due to how long I’ve been around name forums like Nameberry, or maybe I’m just not as obsessed with names anymore, I couldn’t say? I got to thinking, though, that maybe inspiration was much more likely to come if I search by things and interests I truly love, rather than just a specific style. [name_f]My[/name_f] name list is more organized by this anyway–love of family, hobbies, interests, religion, etc.–so it stands to reason that it would be a much more successful approach. (And if it flops, well, I’m no worse for wear, lol.)

So, what names would you suggest for someone who has these interests, hobbies, and affinities:

Languages (Portuguese, [name_u]French[/name_u], Russian, Danish, and Hebrew have extra significance)
Literature (think [name_m]Shakespeare[/name_m], [name_u]Austen[/name_u], [name_m]Dumas[/name_m], [name_m]Hugo[/name_m], Dickens, [name_u]Wilde[/name_u], etc.)
Classical [name_f]Music[/name_f]
Christianity (big inspiration here–I love both rare Bible names and names that have meanings reminiscent of my faith, like [name_m]Theophilus[/name_m]/Theodore, [name_u]Lior[/name_u], etc., and even reformers, missionaries, martyrs, etc.)
Family (this would be uber hard to predict, but any unexpected ways to honor the names K@ren, J0hn, R0bert, Arl3ne, R3becca, E!leen, Gr@ce, N@talie, [name_f]Rut[/name_f].h, Ma3, etc. are welcome)
Wild adventures (think epic adventures like LOTR/Narnia, swashbuckling sword fights…)

Anyway. Pick one interest, pick them all, and suggest a some fun and unexpected ways to honor them? Looking forward to your ideas, berries!

Thank you!

Atlas ([name_f]Moon[/name_f] of saturn) astro vibes
[name_m]Warner[/name_m] (warner bros)
[name_u]Denver[/name_u] (snowy)
[name_m]Harlan[/name_m] (a novelist has this name :))
[name_u]Mack[/name_u] ( I just wanted to throw this in)
[name_u]Indigo[/name_u]( PURPLE)
[name_u]Rome[/name_u] ( [name_m]History[/name_m] + travel)
[name_u]Shiloh[/name_u] (important name in the bible !)
[name_u]Everest[/name_u] ( Travel + nature)


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I don’t see sports but my new favorite is [name_m]Fielder[/name_m] :blue_heart:

Hope these help.

  • [name_u]Aki[/name_u] - means autumn in Japanese
  • [name_u]Alani[/name_u] - could honor Arl3ne; means orange tree in Hawaiian
  • [name_u]Everest[/name_u] - could represent nature, wild adventures, travel, literature, history
  • [name_m]Jahan[/name_m] - could honor J0hn; means the world
  • [name_m]Jehan[/name_m] - could honor J0hn; means the world; variation of [name_m]Jahan[/name_m]
  • [name_u]Matsu[/name_u] - means pine tree in Japanese
  • [name_m]Oren[/name_m] - means pine, laurel tree, cedar, fir in Hebrew
  • [name_u]Robin[/name_u] - could honor R0bert; type of bird
  • Rufio - could honor R.uth; variation of [name_m]Rupheo[/name_m], [name_m]Rufus[/name_m]
  • [name_m]Rupert[/name_m] - could honor R0bert; variation of R0bert
  • [name_m]Rupheo[/name_m] - could honor R.uth; literary name from [name_m]Chaucer[/name_m]




[name_m]Anastasios[/name_m] (means resurrection)

Portuguese Names: [name_m]Armando[/name_m] (soldier), [name_m]Leandro[/name_m] (lion-man)
Danish names: [name_m]Niels[/name_m], [name_m]Soren[/name_m], [name_m]Clemens[/name_m]
Russian Names: [name_m]Fyodor[/name_m] (God’s gift), [name_m]Mikhail[/name_m] (who is like God) nn [name_u]Misha[/name_u], [name_m]Nikolai[/name_m] (also St, [name_m]Nicholas[/name_m]), [name_u]Konstantin[/name_u] nn [name_u]Kostya[/name_u], [name_m]Leonid[/name_m] (lion)
Travel: [name_u]Everest[/name_u], [name_u]Journey[/name_u], [name_m]Nestor[/name_m] (traveler, voyager), [name_u]Wendell[/name_u] (to travel), [name_m]Ferdinand[/name_m] (bold voyager)
Literature: [name_u]Dorian[/name_u] ([name_u]Wilde[/name_u]), [name_m]Maximillian[/name_m] ([name_f]Rebecca[/name_f] & The [name_m]Count[/name_m] of [name_m]Monte[/name_m] Cristo)
[name_m]Shakespeare[/name_m]: [name_m]Lysander[/name_m], [name_m]Caliban[/name_m], [name_m]Fabian[/name_m], [name_m]Griffith[/name_m]
Christianity: [name_u]Thaddeus[/name_u] (gift from God), [name_m]Gideon[/name_m] (name from Old Testament), [name_m]Benedict[/name_m] (blessed), [name_m]Ambrose[/name_m] (early saint), [name_u]Bennett[/name_u] ([name_u]Blessed[/name_u] also [name_u]Austen[/name_u] name), [name_m]Matthias[/name_m] (gift of God), [name_m]Nathaniel[/name_m] (gift of God), [name_m]Selig[/name_m] (blessed), [name_u]Remy[/name_u] (saint name), [name_m]Saint[/name_m], [name_m]Anselm[/name_m] (saint; with divine power), [name_m]Godfrey[/name_m] (God’s peace), [name_m]Lucian[/name_m] (saint name), [name_m]Mannix[/name_m] (little monk), [name_m]Crispin[/name_m] (saint name), [name_m]Finnian[/name_m] (saint name), [name_u]Seeley[/name_u] (blessed)
[name_u]Nature[/name_u]: [name_m]Lonan[/name_m] (Blackbird), [name_u]Bran[/name_u] ([name_u]Wilder[/name_u], [name_m]Thorne[/name_m], [name_u]Rowan[/name_u], [name_u]Finch[/name_u], [name_u]Juniper[/name_u], [name_u]Peregrine[/name_u], [name_u]Arbor[/name_u], [name_u]Raven[/name_u], [name_u]Alder[/name_u], [name_u]Cypress[/name_u], [name_m]Hawthorn[/name_m], [name_u]Hudson[/name_u], [name_u]Kestrel[/name_u], [name_m]Moss[/name_m], [name_u]Prairie[/name_u], [name_u]Sage[/name_u], [name_m]Talon[/name_m], [name_u]Tempest[/name_u], [name_f]Sable[/name_f], [name_u]Beckett[/name_u] (bee cottage), [name_u]Callum[/name_u] (dove), [name_m]Kelwyn[/name_m] (scottish river), [name_u]Nightingale[/name_u], [name_m]Silas[/name_m] (wood, forest), [name_m]Calhoun[/name_m] (narrow forest), [name_u]Florian[/name_u] (flowering), [name_m]Ronan[/name_m] (little seal), [name_m]Caldwell[/name_m] (cold stream), [name_m]Orson[/name_m] (bear cub), [name_u]Robin[/name_u]
[name_m]History[/name_m]: [name_m]Leander[/name_m] (greek mythology), [name_m]Alexander[/name_m] (alexander the great), [name_m]Alaric[/name_m] (traditional name for the kings of the Ostrogoths; also Wodehouse), [name_m]Casimir[/name_m] (traditional name of Polish kings), [name_u]Constantine[/name_u]
Astronomy: [name_u]Orion[/name_u], [name_m]Sirius[/name_m], [name_u]Jupiter[/name_u], [name_u]Solstice[/name_u]
[name_u]Christmas[/name_u]: [name_u]Noel[/name_u], [name_m]Christopher[/name_m] “[name_u]Kit[/name_u]”, [name_m]Joseph[/name_m], [name_m]Claus[/name_m]/Klaus, [name_m]Kendry[/name_m] (wise man), Wenceslas, [name_m]Rudolph[/name_m], [name_u]Angel[/name_u], [name_u]Douglas[/name_u] (fir), [name_m]Fraser[/name_m] (fir), [name_m]Cullen[/name_m] (holly tree), [name_m]Nicholas[/name_m], [name_m]Merrick[/name_m] (nn [name_f]Merry[/name_f])
[name_u]Wild[/name_u] Adventures: [name_m]Evander[/name_m], [name_m]Faolan[/name_m], [name_m]Garrick[/name_m], [name_m]Godric[/name_m], [name_m]Tancred[/name_m]
[name_u]Winter[/name_u]/Snow: [name_u]Evergreen[/name_u], [name_m]Alban[/name_m] (white), [name_m]Fannar[/name_m] (snow drift)

sports- kyler (kyler murray cardinals quarterback who is pretty good)
fielder is cute

frankie is cute for both a little boy or girl

music- viola, base

christmas- chris, nick

family- frankie grace, braelynn grace ( or ruth)

astronomy- orion, star

christianity- messiah is cute for a little boy with curly hair, sephard, jeezabee, mary, abiya, abraham, abner

Thank you, everyone! I should’ve thought of this far earlier. :rofl:

@addyjqy - Thank you! [name_u]Shiloh[/name_u] seems a bit trendy for girls right now so I’m not sure how I feel about it, but used to really like it for a boy. I think [name_u]Rome[/name_u] is super cool, though, and might have to give [name_u]Indigo[/name_u], [name_u]Everest[/name_u], and [name_u]Shiloh[/name_u] some more thought. I’m not a huge just [name_u]Mack[/name_u] fan, but love [name_u]Mackenzie[/name_u] nn [name_m]Mac[/name_m] for a boy; [name_u]Mackenzie[/name_u] [name_u]Jude[/name_u] is officially back on my radar. :sweat_smile: There’s one of each gender in my church, so I’m not sure it’s the wisest idea, but I still love him, lol.

@bgladsjo - Thank you! I’m not a huge sports person although I do love watching both American football and international football/soccer. I always forget about [name_m]Fielding[/name_m], which I absolutely love. Thanks for the reminder!

@Greyblue - thanks, love! [name_m]Hugo[/name_m], [name_u]Mariner[/name_u], [name_m]Cyrus[/name_m], [name_m]Philip[/name_m], [name_m]Marius[/name_m], [name_u]Linden[/name_u], [name_u]Corin[/name_u], [name_m]Aubert[/name_m] (my preferred [name_u]French[/name_u] variant of [name_m]Albert[/name_m] haha), [name_m]Breccan[/name_m], [name_u]Grayson[/name_u], [name_m]Truett[/name_m], [name_m]Reuben[/name_m], [name_m]Aramis[/name_m], [name_m]Rhydian[/name_m], and [name_u]Noble[/name_u] all deserve a second look. I love [name_m]Breccan[/name_m] and [name_u]Grayson[/name_u] as ways to honor Rebecc@ and Gr@ce; I’ve considered them before. [name_m]Algernon[/name_m] is such a fun literary name, but I absolutely cannot take him serious after [name_m]Algernon[/name_m] Moncrieff. :rofl:

@tfzolghadr - Thank you! I love [name_m]Eben[/name_m], [name_m]Caspian[/name_m] (more for [name_f]Narnia[/name_f] than travel, but still), and [name_u]Harbor[/name_u]. I’ll have to give them more thought. [name_m]Caspian[/name_m] was on my list as [name_m]Zane[/name_m] [name_m]Alexander[/name_m] [name_m]Caspian[/name_m] at one point, but when I moved on from [name_m]Zane[/name_m] I haven’t had [name_m]Caspian[/name_m] on my list since.

@BronwynParry1 - Thank you! I love [name_m]Matthias[/name_m] but prefer the [name_u]French[/name_u] [name_m]Mathis[/name_m], and prefer [name_m]Simeon[/name_m] over [name_m]Simon[/name_m]. I am considering resurrecting [name_m]Thomas[/name_m] in [name_m]Thomas[/name_m] [name_m]Donovan[/name_m] [name_u]Grey[/name_u]; I’ve been crushing on him for a while and just haven’t committed quite yet. [name_m]Daniel[/name_m], [name_u]Ezra[/name_u], and [name_u]Noah[/name_u] are also possibilities, although more common than I usually like to use up front for Bible names. [name_u]Gabriel[/name_u]/Gavriel is another option, and [name_m]Zachariah[/name_m] reminds me of [name_m]Zephan[/name_m] and [name_m]Zebulun[/name_m], which I’m also loving.

@TeaJay - oh, thank you! SO MANY options lol. I like [name_m]Soren[/name_m], [name_m]Leander[/name_m] (like this more than [name_m]Leandro[/name_m], but the reminder of Portuguese and @BronwynParry1’s suggestion of [name_m]Simon[/name_m] have me thinking about my beloved [name_m]Simão[/name_m] again. I love [name_u]Kostya[/name_u] and [name_m]Leonidas[/name_m], too. [name_u]Everest[/name_u], [name_m]Maximilian[/name_m] (och, The [name_m]Count[/name_m] of [name_m]Monte[/name_m] Cristo. One of my favorites!), [name_u]Bennett[/name_u], [name_u]Peregrine[/name_u], [name_u]Callan[/name_u], [name_m]Silas[/name_m], [name_m]Orson[/name_m], [name_m]Alaric[/name_m], [name_u]Orion[/name_u] (I’ve been seriously considering [name_u]Orion[/name_u] [name_m]Cornelius[/name_m]!), [name_m]Cullen[/name_m], etc., are all maybes. :heart:

Orion, [name_u]Peregrine[/name_u], [name_m]Thomas[/name_m], [name_m]Frederick[/name_m], [name_m]Aubert[/name_m], and [name_m]Cullen[/name_m]/Callan are my favorites for today, but I have so much to think about. Realistically most of these won’t make the list but I’m hoping that some of them do–I’d love to hear any other ideas you’d suggest! Thank you, berries!