Reworking the boys, master post!! (Boys are TRICKY)

I’ve always found boys names so much harder than girls, and I feel a little all over the place. I know I’ve posted a few things about different boys names but I thought I’d try one big post to help me narrow my list!
Obviously there are a LOT of names so I don’t expect comments on every single one, but any feedback at all would be welcome! I enjoy finding sibsets so I would also appreciate any ideas about brothers/compatibility with the girls in my sig.
Thanks so much, have fun! :stuck_out_tongue:

(Additional point- I know some people like to consider names with the surname, so the surname of any potential future kids would be one syllable, Irish surname)

[name_m]Elwood[/name_m] ([name_m]Woody[/name_m])
[name_m]Caspian[/name_m] ([name_m]Cas[/name_m])
[name_m]Dashiell[/name_m] ([name_u]Dash[/name_u])
[name_m]Roland[/name_m] ([name_m]Rollo[/name_m])
[name_m]Ingram[/name_m] ([name_f]Indy[/name_f])
[name_m]Whittaker[/name_m] ([name_u]Whit[/name_u])
[name_m]Rafferty[/name_m] ([name_u]Rafe[/name_u])
[name_m]Barnabas[/name_m] ([name_m]Barnes[/name_m])
[name_m]Barnaby[/name_m] ([name_m]Barnes[/name_m])
[name_m]Sylvan[/name_m] ([name_u]Van[/name_u])
[name_m]Sylvester[/name_m] ([name_u]Sully[/name_u])
[name_m]Llewellyn[/name_m] ([name_m]Lewie[/name_m])
[name_m]Shepherd[/name_m] ([name_m]Shep[/name_m])
[name_m]Absalom[/name_m] ([name_m]Abe[/name_m])
[name_u]Sullivan[/name_u] ([name_u]Sully[/name_u])
[name_u]Indigo[/name_u] ([name_f]Indy[/name_f])
[name_m]Calloway[/name_m] ([name_u]Cal[/name_u])
[name_m]Callahan[/name_m] ([name_u]Cal[/name_u])
[name_m]Atticus[/name_m] ([name_u]Kit[/name_u])
[name_u]August[/name_u] ([name_u]Gus[/name_u])
[name_u]Zephyr[/name_u] (Zeph)
[name_m]Jeremiah[/name_m] ([name_u]Jem[/name_u])
[name_m]Tobias[/name_m] ([name_u]Bo[/name_u])
[name_m]Woodrow[/name_m] ([name_m]Woody[/name_m])
[name_m]Fitzgerald[/name_m] ([name_m]Fitz[/name_m])
[name_m]Maxwell[/name_m] ([name_m]Wells[/name_m])

Gosh I love your list!! So much uniqueness in one place! :slight_smile:
Out of your list I love:

I can’t exactly tell you why I love these names, but I just do! So unique but perfect to be taken off the shelf and dusted off! [name_m]Callahan[/name_m] is one of my absolute favorites! :slight_smile: [name_m]Callahan[/name_m] [name_m]Tobias[/name_m]!

[name_f]Hope[/name_f] this helps! :slight_smile:

[name_u]August[/name_u] - although only as a middle name, it is an honor name




not fond of:

I adore [name_f]Indie[/name_f]/[name_f]Indy[/name_f] (preferring [name_f]Indie[/name_f]) on a girl/woman.

I absolutely adore some of these!
[name_m]Caspian[/name_m], [name_u]Phoenix[/name_u], [name_u]Indigo[/name_u] (I love [name_f]Indy[/name_f]/[name_f]Indie[/name_f] as a nn), and [name_u]August[/name_u] are some of my all time favourite names. [name_m]Atticus[/name_m], [name_m]Alaric[/name_m], & [name_m]Barnaby[/name_m] are on my long list too. I actually think all of these names work well with your girls’ names.

From your list my favorites are:


These would just be my personal preference. All on the list work with an Irish surname. :slight_smile:

Thanks everyone! What do we all think of [name_m]Elwood[/name_m] and [name_m]Rafferty[/name_m] together? Really love both names but worry that they clash a little?

I have a [name_m]Llewellyn[/name_m] who is known as [name_m]Lewie[/name_m]. Our [name_m]Lewie[/name_m] is about to turn 7. I love the name and am so pleased we went with it. He is sometimes called [name_m]Lew[/name_m] and I have a feeling he may opt for that when he gets older.
Highly recommended:) - but also I’m a bit bias!!
Good luck!!

The Ones I really like:
[name_m]Otis[/name_m] - Vintage feeling that I love. The O sound make it feel modern but fresh.
[name_m]Caspian[/name_m] ([name_m]Cas[/name_m]) - Sounds like a little prince’s name. Also [name_m]Cas[/name_m] is charming.
[name_m]Dashiell[/name_m] ([name_u]Dash[/name_u]) - Modern, quirky, spunky and full of character.
[name_u]Sullivan[/name_u] ([name_u]Sully[/name_u]) - Same as [name_m]Dashiell[/name_m] but with more of a goofy vibe.
[name_m]Atticus[/name_m] ([name_u]Kit[/name_u]) - Similar to [name_m]Otis[/name_m]. Vintage but modern! [name_u]Kit[/name_u] as a nickname is original and awesome!
[name_m]Maxwell[/name_m] ([name_m]Wells[/name_m]) - Classic. I love how you “escape” [name_u]Max[/name_u] with the nickname [name_m]Wells[/name_m].

The Ones I find interesting:
[name_u]Roscoe[/name_u] - Fells out of a movie
[name_u]Sidney[/name_u] - I’m more used to [name_u]Sydney[/name_u] on girls but [name_u]Sidney[/name_u] is an interesting choice for a boy.
[name_m]Rafferty[/name_m] ([name_u]Rafe[/name_u]) - Unusual but somewhat familiar.
[name_m]Alaric[/name_m] - I love it. Feels very solid but still modern.
[name_m]Shepherd[/name_m] ([name_m]Shep[/name_m]) - I wouldn’t use it for a first name but I think it’s a perfect middle
[name_u]Indigo[/name_u] ([name_f]Indy[/name_f]) - I’ve seen it on girls but I think I prefer it on boys.
[name_u]Phoenix[/name_u] - Same with [name_u]Indigo[/name_u]
[name_m]Calloway[/name_m] ([name_u]Cal[/name_u]) - So much potential! So modern but with a western feeling!
[name_m]Callahan[/name_m] ([name_u]Cal[/name_u]) - Same as [name_m]Calloway[/name_m]
[name_m]Edwin[/name_m] - Makes me go straight to [name_m]Britain[/name_m]
[name_u]August[/name_u] ([name_u]Gus[/name_u]) - I find [name_u]August[/name_u] kind of boring by itself but I love it when combined with other names. Also [name_u]Gus[/name_u] is awesome!
[name_u]Zephyr[/name_u] (Zeph) - [name_u]Love[/name_u] it. Unusual, modern, frilly and strong.
[name_m]Woodrow[/name_m] ([name_m]Woody[/name_m])- I wouldn’t use it as a first but would use as part of a double name. I would pick something simpler for the first name and he would go by both names or the nickname [name_m]Woody[/name_m] (ex. [name_u]James[/name_u] [name_m]Woodrow[/name_m] LastName called [name_u]James[/name_u] [name_m]Woodrow[/name_m] or [name_m]Woody[/name_m])

The Ones I don’t really care for:
[name_m]Elwood[/name_m] ([name_m]Woody[/name_m]) - Makes me think of old people.
[name_m]Rufus[/name_m] - Makes me think of a bulldog
[name_m]Roland[/name_m] ([name_m]Rollo[/name_m]) - [name_m]Rollo[/name_m] is cute, I just don’t care for [name_m]Roland[/name_m]
[name_m]Ingram[/name_m] ([name_f]Indy[/name_f])- I thought Instagram right away
[name_m]Whittaker[/name_m] ([name_u]Whit[/name_u]) - Know a cat named [name_m]Whittaker[/name_m]
[name_m]Barnabas[/name_m] ([name_m]Barnes[/name_m]) - Dog named [name_m]Barnes[/name_m]
[name_m]Barnaby[/name_m] ([name_m]Barnes[/name_m]) - Same as [name_m]Barnabas[/name_m]
[name_m]Sylvan[/name_m] ([name_u]Van[/name_u]) - Prefer [name_u]Sullivan[/name_u] to get to [name_u]Van[/name_u]
[name_m]Sylvester[/name_m] ([name_u]Sully[/name_u]) - Same as [name_m]Sylvan[/name_m]
[name_m]Llewellyn[/name_m] ([name_m]Lewie[/name_m]) - Seems too complicated
[name_m]Absalom[/name_m] ([name_m]Abe[/name_m]) - Same as [name_m]Llewellyn[/name_m]
[name_m]Jeremiah[/name_m] ([name_u]Jem[/name_u]) - Also know a cat… [name_u]Jem[/name_u] is super cute, tho
[name_m]Tobias[/name_m] ([name_u]Bo[/name_u]) - The cat thing
[name_m]Fitzgerald[/name_m] ([name_m]Fitz[/name_m]) - [name_m]Fitz[/name_m] is super cool, but my mind goes straight to Scandal ([name_m]Fitzgerald[/name_m] [name_m]Grant[/name_m])

I think with [name_m]Elwood[/name_m] and [name_m]Rafferty[/name_m] together is use [name_m]Rafferty[/name_m] first. [name_m]Just[/name_m] my opinion

You have so many great names in your list! Most of them I wouldn’t use but I see them more as guilty pleasures for myself!

[name_m]Elwood[/name_m]- I see this more as a last name than a first name!
[name_u]Roscoe[/name_u]- I knew someone who named their dog this and ever since I have not been able to shake that connotation
[name_m]Otis[/name_m]- I always thought that this was a funny name, but it is definitely starting to grow on me
[name_m]Rufus[/name_m]- I think of the dad from Gossip Girl, which is not a bad thing!
[name_m]Caspian[/name_m]- This one is okay
[name_m]Dashiell[/name_m]- [name_u]Love[/name_u] the nickname [name_u]Dash[/name_u]
[name_m]Roland[/name_m]- This has the potential to work at any age which is wonderful
[name_u]Sidney[/name_u]- I love this name for a boy sometimes even more than a girl
[name_m]Ingram[/name_m]- I see this one as a last name. Could possibly work as a sibset with [name_m]Elwood[/name_m]
[name_m]Whittaker[/name_m]- [name_u]LOVE[/name_u] it
[name_m]Rafferty[/name_m]- I see this as a middle name
[name_m]Barnabas[/name_m]- I love that you would use the nickname [name_m]Barnes[/name_m] for this! [name_m]Barnes[/name_m] is definitely a guilty pleasure for me
[name_m]Barnaby[/name_m]- See the comment for [name_m]Barnabas[/name_m]
[name_m]Sylvan[/name_m]- it’s okay
[name_m]Sylvester[/name_m]- This name makes me smile
[name_m]Llewellyn[/name_m]- [name_u]Love[/name_u] this one as well
[name_m]Alaric[/name_m]- I have always found this name to be interesting, in a good way!!!
[name_m]Shepherd[/name_m]- Another guilty pleasure for me! Great name and I love the nickname [name_m]Shep[/name_m]
[name_m]Absalom[/name_m]- Never heard of this one before but [name_m]Abe[/name_m] is very handsome
[name_u]Sullivan[/name_u]- Great name
[name_u]Indigo[/name_u]- I know a girl with this name, so it is kind of hard for me to picture a boy with it
[name_u]Phoenix[/name_u]- Solid choice
[name_m]Calloway[/name_m]- I love the nickname [name_u]Cal[/name_u]
[name_m]Callahan[/name_m]- I love, love, love this name! [name_u]Cal[/name_u] is such a sweet nickname
[name_m]Edwin[/name_m]- Okay
[name_m]Atticus[/name_m]- I love this name and reminds me of [name_m]Atticus[/name_m] [name_u]Finch[/name_u] every time
[name_u]August[/name_u]- One of my all time favorite names!
[name_u]Zephyr[/name_u]- Not a fan
[name_m]Jeremiah[/name_m]- I have a love hate relationship with this name! Sometimes I love it and other times not so much
[name_m]Tobias[/name_m]- One of my favorites!!!
[name_m]Woodrow[/name_m]- It’s okay, not my style
[name_m]Fitzgerald[/name_m]- A great middle name! I love names that have [name_m]Fitz[/name_m] in the beginning
[name_m]Maxwell[/name_m]- I love that you would use the nickname [name_m]Wells[/name_m]! I love the name [name_m]Wells[/name_m] so much!!

Really appreciate all of your feedback, thank you very much :slight_smile: