Names like Fox and Dashiell?

We have about 6 weeks to go and are still searching for the perfect name for our second son. We have a son named [name_m]Wilder[/name_m] and a daughter named [name_f]Matilda[/name_f]. I think [name_m]Fox[/name_m] or [name_m]Dashiell[/name_m] would be perfect, but my husband doesn’t like the former and thinks the latter is too popular (we live in a very hipster neighborhood of a large city, and have met a few). I like the idea of something that feels light and playful and rather dashing in a slightly mischievous sort of way. Any suggestions? Surname sounds like luh-[name_f]MAY[/name_f]. Thank you!

[name_m]Wilfred[/name_m]? Wilf for short …

The first names that came to mind were [name_m]Declan[/name_m] and [name_m]Callum[/name_m]. I also think [name_m]Malcolm[/name_m] and [name_m]Beckett[/name_m] could work, too. I really think you have a winner with [name_m]Dashiell[/name_m], though. It’s too bad your DH thinks it’s too popular. What about just [name_u]Dash[/name_u]? It has the shortness and “punch” of a name like [name_m]Fox[/name_m] and obviously is similar to [name_m]Dashiell[/name_m]. Might be an option.

[name_m]Milo[/name_m]
[name_u]Arlo[/name_u]
[name_m]Leo[/name_m]
[name_m]Hugo[/name_m]
[name_m]Finnian[/name_m]
[name_u]Flynn[/name_u]
[name_m]Felix[/name_m]
[name_u]Phoenix[/name_u]
[name_m]Griffin[/name_m]
[name_u]Orion[/name_u]
[name_m]Rafferty[/name_m]
[name_m]Rigby[/name_m]
[name_m]Rufus[/name_m]
[name_m]Otis[/name_m]
[name_u]Luca[/name_u]
[name_m]Callum[/name_m]
[name_m]Crispin[/name_m]
[name_m]Soren[/name_m]
[name_m]Caelan[/name_m]
[name_m]Tobias[/name_m]
[name_m]Bastien[/name_m]
[name_m]Quentin[/name_m]
[name_m]Stellan[/name_m]

[name_m]How[/name_m] about:

[name_m]Clark[/name_m]
[name_u]Everest[/name_u]
[name_m]Atticus[/name_m]
[name_m]Roman[/name_m]
[name_m]Caspian[/name_m]
[name_m]Fletcher[/name_m]
[name_u]August[/name_u]
[name_u]Dexter[/name_u]
[name_u]Theo[/name_u]
[name_m]Knox[/name_m]
[name_u]Tate[/name_u]
[name_u]Lionel[/name_u]
[name_m]Ransom[/name_m]
[name_m]Desmond[/name_m]
[name_m]Heath[/name_m]
[name_m]Roland[/name_m]
[name_m]Jasper[/name_m]
[name_m]Ezra[/name_m]
[name_m]Bowie[/name_m]

I think [name_m]Dashiell[/name_m] fits perfectly for what you described, but if you are looking for some other possibilities that may not be as popular in your neighborhood maybe…

[name_m]Leander[/name_m]
[name_m]Beckett[/name_m]
[name_u]August[/name_u]/[name_m]Augustus[/name_m]
[name_m]Maxwell[/name_m]
[name_m]Prescott[/name_m]
[name_u]Orion[/name_u]
[name_m]Jedidiah[/name_m]
[name_m]Jett[/name_m]

[name_u]Tiernan[/name_u]
[name_u]Devin[/name_u]
[name_u]Ari[/name_u]
[name_m]Amias[/name_m]
[name_u]Emmett[/name_u]
[name_m]Harvey[/name_m]
[name_m]Ian[/name_m]
[name_m]Hugo[/name_m]
[name_m]Bodhi[/name_m]
[name_m]Otto[/name_m]
[name_u]Tobin[/name_u]

I also live in a very hipster area of a big city and I can tell u that [name_m]Dashiell[/name_m] is the new [name_m]Becket[/name_m] and [name_m]FOX[/name_m] is the new [name_m]Dashiell[/name_m]. I have 2 friends from dif groups who just used it. I like like the suggestion of [name_u]Orion[/name_u], stellan and [name_m]Otto[/name_m]

What about
[name_m]Oslo[/name_m]
[name_u]Remi[/name_u]
[name_u]Mars[/name_u]
[name_m]Ridge[/name_m]
[name_m]Ward[/name_m]
[name_m]Thelonious[/name_m]
[name_f]Sparrow[/name_f]
[name_m]Hawthorn[/name_m]

Want to add 2 more from my list
[name_u]Dexter[/name_u]
[name_m]Linus[/name_m]

[name_m]How[/name_m] about [name_m]Shepherd[/name_m]?

The suggestion of [name_m]Shepherd[/name_m] is my favorite. I can’t use it though, but I love it.

‘[name_m]Wilder[/name_m] and [name_u]Dash[/name_u]’ and ‘[name_m]Wilder[/name_m] and [name_m]Fox[/name_m]’ are a very definite trend for rugged nature and hipster. [name_f]Matilda[/name_f] has quite a different vibe, to me.

On the other hand, ‘[name_m]Wilder[/name_m] and [name_f]Matilda[/name_f]’ together are very literary (sliding from Wilde to [name_m]Wilder[/name_m]), especially with Dashiell thrown into the mix. If not literary, then maybe just hipster. :wink:

I think Dashiell is a good fit, but if you don’t want to use it, I would suggest:

[name_m]Otto[/name_m]
[name_m]Holden[/name_m]
[name_m]Greyson[/name_m]
Rigdon
[name_m]Bingham[/name_m]
[name_m]Malachi[/name_m]
[name_u]Charlie[/name_u]
[name_m]Calvin[/name_m]
[name_m]Ezra[/name_m]
[name_u]Remy[/name_u]

Lots of fantastic selections. I have a few more: [name_m]Booker[/name_m] or [name_u]Blaise[/name_u].

[name_u]Jace[/name_u]
[name_m]Kane[/name_m]
[name_m]Gage[/name_m]
[name_m]Trey[/name_m]

I hope [name_f]Matilda[/name_f] goes by [name_f]Tilly[/name_f]. Seh cuuuute!!

[name_m]Darwin[/name_m]
[name_m]Dax[/name_m]
[name_m]Huxley[/name_m] ([name_m]Huck[/name_m]?)
[name_f]Jade[/name_f]
[name_m]Orson[/name_m]
[name_m]Cecil[/name_m] (too soon?)