Second Baby boy due soon - dislike most names, need help!

[name_m]Hi[/name_m] Everyone, I’m having a big dilemma with our second boy that is due soon, and we don’t have a name.
Our first boy has a fairly unique name starts with “E”, feel like we kind of have dug a hole for ourselves as I can’t seem to like any boy names unique or otherwise,

So I have kind of come to terms that the name might not be the most unique.
One of the names I like was [name_u]Avery[/name_u], but my spouse is worried that it’s just too popular (albeit on the girl name side; it doesn’t bother us that it’s a gender neutral name, but since we named our first boy with a unique name, they are not keen on going with a more known name).

I have seriously looked through these message boards, read through name books, took name quizzes, and nothing has really stood out to me. This is really a last stitched effort to see if there is some names that maybe I haven’t seen.

We prefer soft sounding boy names, to give an idea of our style other names I like but can’t use for various reasons were, [name_u]Evren[/name_u], [name_u]Remy[/name_u], [name_u]Ari[/name_u], [name_m]Lachlan[/name_m].

Thoughts or suggestions?

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Oh gosh naming is so hard especially when you feel you aced the first kiddos name so wonderfully and now it’s like you can’t compete with his name. However I have to say naming a child is a privilege and I feel sometimes we loose sight of what we really want as a result of things like sibling set cohesion, others viewpoints with a major one being popularity. You seem pretty stoked on [name_u]Avery[/name_u] this name is gorgeous and if you like it I would go for it don’t focus so much on popularity or whether [name_u]Avery[/name_u] marries up nicely with E.

I love all the other names considered especially [name_u]Ari[/name_u]. Honestly [name_u]Ari[/name_u] is fab :lion:

Some other ideas could be


[name_f]Hope[/name_f] this helps

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[name_u]Avery[/name_u] is nice :slight_smile:

Names inspired by [name_u]Avery[/name_u], [name_u]Remy[/name_u], [name_u]Ari[/name_u], [name_u]Evren[/name_u] and Lachlan…


Since you like [name_u]Avery[/name_u], I wonder if you’d take it a step further and use [name_u]Bravery[/name_u]? Similar sound, but a much more unusual option.

Similarly: [name_u]Waverly[/name_u], [name_m]Octave[/name_m], [name_m]Zaverie[/name_m]?

[name_m]Javelin[/name_m] has a different sound, but I think it’s pretty great and might be what you’re after. It’s kind of [name_u]Evren[/name_u] meets [name_m]Lachlan[/name_m] but a bit more energetic.

I don’t know why but the name [name_u]Arden[/name_u] has always reminded me of [name_u]Avery[/name_u], even though they sound totally different.

Names that feel soft and a little underused to me were [name_u]Ames[/name_u], [name_f]Ada[/name_f], and [name_m]Abram[/name_m]. I would also love to meet a little [name_u]Lyle[/name_u].

Congrats on #2! Sorry about all the trouble! I’ll give a valiant try!
I love unique names too (unsure if you’re in the US) but here goes:

[name_u]Viridian[/name_u] (unsure if you like long/short names)
[name_m]Iver[/name_m] (#983 in 1909)
[name_m]Thatcher[/name_m] (#965 in 2022)
[name_m]Aurelio[/name_m] (#986 in 2022)
[name_u]Florian[/name_u] (#921 in 1941)

Hopefully these help! I’ve included the USA’s SSA ranking for the ones that actually rank to ease your worries! :slight_smile: The others have never entered the top 1000 since the SSA started keeping track :slight_smile:

I don’t know where you are, but in the US, [name_u]Avery[/name_u] has been falling for girls.

Unusual, soft-sounding boys names:


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Would you be willing/able to tell us your son’s first name? If you spell it with a symbol (like Elm0) then it won’t be searchable. [name_m]Just[/name_m] would be useful to have some idea of what names would and would not fit.

I like [name_u]Avery[/name_u] - and all your names you like but can’t use (Remy is my least fave - still charming but I prefer the other three).

How about (and there will likely be repeats as intentionally haven’t read the other suggestions):

[name_m]Casper[/name_m] / [name_m]Caspar[/name_m]
[name_u]Ashby[/name_u] (or any of the [name_u]Ash[/name_u] names)

[name_f]Hope[/name_f] this helps - look forward to hearing if any of the suggestions on the thread hit the right note!

I like [name_u]Avery[/name_u]. [name_f]My[/name_f] list is comprosed of namea that I think are unique and most have a soft vibe.



You have a wonderful list, it sucks that you can’t use them :broken_heart:

Sorry for any repeats!!



I really love [name_u]Evren[/name_u], [name_u]Remi[/name_u], [name_u]Ari[/name_u] and [name_m]Lachlan[/name_m] (which was a name I considered for my son two decades ago!!) so I hope some of my ideas will be to your taste!

[name_m]Kellyn[/name_m], [name_m]Kellan[/name_m], [name_u]Callan[/name_u]
[name_u]Tavi[/name_u], [name_m]Tavian[/name_m]
[name_u]Arley[/name_u], [name_u]Arlen[/name_u], [name_m]Arledge[/name_m]


Congratulations! :sunny:

Perhaps you’d like

Erion/ [name_m]Arion[/name_m]
[name_m]Elidor[/name_m] / [name_m]Isidor[/name_m]

[name_u]Avery[/name_u] is lovely! I love it for girls and boys.