Soft, but masculine

Lately, I’ve found myself liking names for boys that sound softer. The type of names that evoke kindness, bear hugs, easy smiles. For me, it’s name like [name_u]Shay[/name_u]/Shea, [name_m]Bram[/name_m], Amos, and [name_u]Leland[/name_u]. What are some of your favorite “soft” boy names that are still masculine?

And yes, I know [name_u]Shea[/name_u]/Shay is more unisex than solidly masculine now, but the only [name_u]Shea[/name_u] I’ve ever known was a guy, so it sounds masculine to me.

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I like all those names as well! Mine are [name_m]Soren[/name_m], [name_u]Tiernan[/name_u], [name_u]Brighton[/name_u], [name_m]Ambrose[/name_m] and [name_u]Zephyr[/name_u].

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Seamus, Sorren, [name_m]Leo[/name_m]

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@fearlessfirefly Oh, [name_m]Ambrose[/name_m]! Definitely fits this kind of name for me, too. I don’t know that I would have thought of [name_u]Brighton[/name_u] or [name_u]Tiernan[/name_u] in this category. I do think [name_u]Kieran[/name_u] fits, though, which is similar to [name_u]Tiernan[/name_u], so I can see it. =]

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Simon, [name_m]Seamus[/name_m], [name_m]Leo[/name_m], [name_u]Gabriel[/name_u], [name_m]Lucas[/name_m], [name_m]Elijah[/name_m], [name_u]Liam[/name_u], [name_m]Isaac[/name_m], [name_u]Jesse[/name_u], [name_m]Josiah[/name_m], [name_m]Isaiah[/name_m], [name_u]Jude[/name_u], [name_u]August[/name_u], [name_m]Gideon[/name_m], [name_u]Levi[/name_u], [name_m]Arthur[/name_m], [name_u]Benjamin[/name_u], [name_u]Luca[/name_u], [name_u]Noah[/name_u], [name_u]Elias[/name_u], [name_u]Rory[/name_u], [name_m]Caspian[/name_m]/Cassian… this list goes on.

Honestly, I describe all of my favorite boy names that way.

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Elliot
[name_u]Evan[/name_u]
[name_u]Jonah[/name_u]
[name_u]Bodhi[/name_u]
[name_u]Jesse[/name_u]
[name_u]Jensen[/name_u]
[name_u]Auden[/name_u]
[name_u]Keaton[/name_u]
[name_u]Monroe[/name_u]
[name_u]Shannon[/name_u]
[name_u]Paris[/name_u]
[name_u]Tennessee[/name_u]

Really like this kind of names!

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Oh, I forgot about [name_u]Rory[/name_u]. I love that one, as well. And [name_u]Levi[/name_u], [name_u]Liam[/name_u], [name_u]Luca[/name_u]…these are all great names!

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Thanks for the vote of confidence! I think boy names that start with L, J, or vowels sound softer.

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Bodhi’s a great one. And [name_u]Shannon[/name_u]. I actually do like [name_u]Shannon[/name_u] for a boy still even though it kind of got taken over for girls. I wouldn’t have thought to put some of the others names you listed with this style, but I can see it. It’s interesting to me to see what other people think fit compared to what I do. Makes me think of some names a bit differently, which is cool. haha

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[name_u]Laurie[/name_u], [name_m]Graham[/name_m], [name_u]Ellis[/name_u], [name_m]Roger[/name_m], [name_u]Gus[/name_u], [name_u]Winn[/name_u], [name_u]Miles[/name_u], [name_u]Owen[/name_u], and [name_u]Seth[/name_u] come to mind. [name_u]Rory[/name_u], too, but I see someone else already mentioned it. :slight_smile:

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Oh, yea, definitely [name_u]Owen[/name_u], [name_u]Miles[/name_u], and [name_m]Graham[/name_m]. [name_u]Love[/name_u] those names. I wouldn’t have thought of [name_u]Laurie[/name_u] as a boy name, but I like it. Reminds me of [name_m]Hugh[/name_m] [name_u]Laurie[/name_u].

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Owen, [name_u]Seth[/name_u], and [name_u]Laurie[/name_u] always come to my mind when I think of soft boy names. Pretty sure those have all been mentioned, though!

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For soft boy names, [name_u]Milo[/name_u] immediately comes to mind for me! Also [name_u]Greyson[/name_u] / [name_u]Grayson[/name_u], [name_m]Dalton[/name_m], [name_u]Noah[/name_u], [name_m]Caleb[/name_m], and [name_u]Ellis[/name_u]. Anything with long vowels I think automatically makes a name seem softer.

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Hi there.

I love names like this! And I love [name_u]Shea[/name_u]/Shay for a boy. I actually prefer [name_u]Shea[/name_u], but my nephew is [name_m]Seamus[/name_m] nn [name_u]Shay[/name_u]. They’re both good. [name_u]Amos[/name_u] is also an awesome choice.

A few of my favorite soft but masculine boy names are:

Asa

August

Basil

Bastian

Colm

Dylan

David

Ewan

Gabriel

Julian

Jude

Luca

Nolan

Owen

Shiloh

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I think some of these have been shared already, but these are names i consider cuddly, softer boy names:

Jude
[name_u]Milo[/name_u]
[name_m]Theodore[/name_m] (especially with nn [name_u]Teddy[/name_u])
[name_u]Kit[/name_u]
[name_m]Ned[/name_m]
[name_m]Nigel[/name_m]
[name_m]Neville[/name_m]
[name_m]Edmund[/name_m]
[name_m]Edgar[/name_m]
[name_m]Duncan[/name_m]
[name_m]Clifford[/name_m]
[name_m]Leo[/name_m]
[name_m]Benji[/name_m]
[name_u]Charlie[/name_u]
[name_m]Rudolph[/name_m] / [name_u]Rudy[/name_u]

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I have a few favourites in this category. I feel like a lot of L names fit this group:

Luke
[name_m]Lucas[/name_m]
[name_u]Liam[/name_u]
[name_u]Julian[/name_u]
[name_u]Rory[/name_u]
[name_m]Rafael[/name_m]
[name_m]Romeo[/name_m]

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Shiloh
[name_m]Emrys[/name_m]
[name_u]Jules[/name_u] / [name_u]Julian[/name_u]
Forsythe
[name_m]Solomon[/name_m]
[name_m]Theodore[/name_m]
[name_u]Robin[/name_u]
[name_u]Asher[/name_u]
[name_u]Timothy[/name_u]
[name_m]Lucien[/name_m] / [name_m]Lucian[/name_m]
[name_u]Asa[/name_u]
[name_u]Valentine[/name_u]
[name_u]Seth[/name_u]
[name_u]Augustine[/name_u]
[name_m]Sylvan[/name_m]
[name_m]Naphtali[/name_m]
[name_u]Sora[/name_u]
[name_u]Remy[/name_u] / [name_m]Remiel[/name_m]
[name_u]Noel[/name_u]
[name_u]Zephyr[/name_u]
[name_m]Faramir[/name_m]
[name_u]Aubrey[/name_u] / [name_u]Auberon[/name_u]
[name_u]Cove[/name_u]
[name_m]Deveraux[/name_m]
[name_u]Fallon[/name_u] / [name_m]Phelan[/name_m] / [name_m]Faolan[/name_m]
[name_u]Arden[/name_u]
[name_u]Darcy[/name_u]
[name_u]Mischa[/name_u]
[name_u]Eden[/name_u]

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[name_u]Ari[/name_u]
[name_u]Emery[/name_u] (it’s still SO masculine to me, I know it’s not for most people)
[name_u]Louie[/name_u]
[name_m]Henry[/name_m] (surprised this one hasn’t been picked up by girls yet tbh!)
[name_u]Harry[/name_u]
[name_u]Eli[/name_u]

I was also going to say [name_u]Ellis[/name_u], [name_u]Remy[/name_u], [name_u]Seth[/name_u] and [name_m]Ambrose[/name_m] but they’ve been mentioned :slight_smile:

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I love [name_u]Milo[/name_u]. It’s so sweet. I wish we could use it for a future kiddo, but it doesn’t sound good with our last name. Definitely agree with [name_m]Caleb[/name_m], [name_u]Ellis[/name_u], and [name_u]Noah[/name_u], too. Hadn’t thought of [name_u]Greyson[/name_u]/Grayson, but I can see that one, too.

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I always forget about [name_u]Asa[/name_u]. I think it’s a very interesting name. Definitely soft. And [name_m]Ewan[/name_m]. [name_u]Love[/name_u] [name_m]Ewan[/name_m]. Those are all some great ones to add to the growing list! I love [name_u]Callum[/name_u], which I also should have added to the list, but I hadn’t thought of [name_m]Colm[/name_m].

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