Still not in love with anything...

Hey guys,

I’ve been on this website for years and have loved baby names all my life, but I have yet to find a boys’ name that feels like the ONE. I’m still quite a few years off from TTC but as a true name nerd it bothers me that I’ve never found a boys’ name to really obsess over.

Names I love but can’t use:
[name_m]Ben[/name_m] (best friend claimed long ago)
[name_m]Jack[/name_m] (it’s my cousins name)

I love that both of those names are everyman, friendly, soft names and I like the prominence of [name_m]Jack[/name_m] in fairy tales.

My full list is below but nothing is popping out at me. Please help with suggestions or combos to help make something seem special!

[name_u]Rowan[/name_u]
[name_m]Samuel[/name_m]
[name_m]Asher[/name_m]
[name_m]Forest[/name_m]
[name_m]Gabriel[/name_m]
[name_m]Jonah[/name_m]
[name_m]Mac[/name_m]
[name_m]Oliver[/name_m]
[name_m]Thomas[/name_m]
[name_u]Toby[/name_u]

If it helps, my favorite girl combos right now are [name_f]Marigold[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u] and [name_f]Susannah[/name_f] [name_f]Plum[/name_f]. I tend to like a mix of classic and nature.

When I saw [name_m]Mac[/name_m] on your list I immediately thought of [name_u]Max[/name_u] (one of my personal favourites). [name_u]Max[/name_u] is an adorable name, easy and approachable like [name_m]Jack[/name_m] or [name_m]Ben[/name_m]. You could pick a longer, classic version of [name_u]Max[/name_u] like [name_u]Maxime[/name_u] to match your girls choice of [name_f]Susannah[/name_f].

Also you like [name_m]Jonah[/name_m], what about [name_m]Jonathan[/name_m]? You could shorten it to [name_m]John[/name_m] (And maybe even to [name_m]Jack[/name_m] :wink: ) And again [name_m]Jonathan[/name_m] and [name_f]Susannah[/name_f] sounds very adorable.

Other options:
[name_u]James[/name_u]
[name_u]Sage[/name_u]
[name_m]Jon[/name_m]
[name_m]Andrew[/name_m] ‘’[name_u]Andy[/name_u]’’

I will make suggestions based off of your favorites.

[name_u]Rowan[/name_u]: [name_u]Rory[/name_u], [name_m]Roman[/name_m], [name_m]Ronan[/name_m], [name_u]Owen[/name_u], [name_m]Soren[/name_m], [name_m]Nolan[/name_m]
[name_m]Samuel[/name_m]: [name_m]Daniel[/name_m], [name_m]Sampson[/name_m], [name_m]Samson[/name_m], [name_m]Ezekiel[/name_m], [name_m]Reuel[/name_m], [name_m]Otis[/name_m]
[name_m]Asher[/name_m]: [name_u]Ashton[/name_u], [name_u]Carter[/name_u], [name_m]Levi[/name_m], [name_m]Colton[/name_m], [name_m]Beckett[/name_m], [name_u]Parker[/name_u]
[name_m]Forest[/name_m]: [name_u]River[/name_u], [name_u]Lake[/name_u], [name_u]August[/name_u], [name_m]Augustus[/name_m], [name_m]Oren[/name_m], [name_m]Henrik[/name_m]
[name_m]Gabriel[/name_m]: [name_m]Abram[/name_m], [name_m]Abraham[/name_m], [name_m]Isaac[/name_m], [name_m]Theodore[/name_m], [name_m]Henry[/name_m], [name_m]Nathaniel[/name_m]
[name_m]Jonah[/name_m]: [name_m]Rufus[/name_m], [name_m]Judah[/name_m], [name_u]Jude[/name_u], [name_m]Peter[/name_m], [name_u]Noah[/name_u], [name_m]Xavier[/name_m]
[name_m]Mac[/name_m]: [name_m]Cormac[/name_m], [name_m]Callum[/name_m], [name_m]Declan[/name_m], [name_m]Maxim[/name_m], [name_m]Maxwell[/name_m], [name_u]Pax[/name_u]
[name_m]Oliver[/name_m]: [name_m]Oscar[/name_m], [name_m]Solomon[/name_m], [name_u]Sullivan[/name_u], [name_m]Gulliver[/name_m], [name_m]Olin[/name_m], [name_m]Vincent[/name_m]
[name_m]Thomas[/name_m]: [name_m]Victor[/name_m], [name_m]Ivan[/name_m], [name_m]Walter[/name_m], [name_m]Matthew[/name_m], [name_m]Zachary[/name_m], [name_m]Aaron[/name_m]
[name_u]Toby[/name_u]: [name_m]Tobias[/name_m], [name_m]Tobiah[/name_m], [name_u]Romy[/name_u], [name_u]Logan[/name_u], [name_m]Hugo[/name_m], [name_m]Hugh[/name_m]

You have a great list! If you love [name_m]Ben[/name_m] and [name_m]Jack[/name_m]:

[name_u]Charlie[/name_u]
[name_m]William[/name_m]
[name_m]Luke[/name_m]
[name_m]John[/name_m]
[name_u]Beau[/name_u]
[name_u]Lane[/name_u]
[name_m]Cole[/name_m]
[name_m]Clay[/name_m]
[name_m]Paul[/name_m]
[name_m]Andrew[/name_m]
[name_m]Adam[/name_m]
[name_m]Levi[/name_m]
[name_u]Cade[/name_u]

[name_m]Jack[/name_m] has always been a favourite also, but due to its popularity it has deterred me from using it. Names that I feel go with your list,
[name_m]Ross[/name_m]
[name_u]Luca[/name_u]
[name_m]Atticus[/name_m]
[name_m]Wes[/name_m]
[name_u]Owen[/name_u]
[name_u]Beau[/name_u]
[name_m]Louis[/name_m]
[name_m]Bennett[/name_m]
[name_m]Archer[/name_m]
[name_u]Ash[/name_u]
[name_u]Dale[/name_u]
[name_m]Harry[/name_m]
[name_m]Henry[/name_m]

I never felt a ‘spark’ with a name until I had a personal meaning and then when I was pregnant I really started getting attached to names.

Suggestions:
[name_m]Roland[/name_m]
[name_m]Rocco[/name_m]
[name_m]Archer[/name_m]
[name_m]Beckett[/name_m]
[name_m]Cormac[/name_m]
[name_m]Silas[/name_m]
[name_m]Ezra[/name_m]
[name_m]Ezekiel[/name_m]
[name_u]Orion[/name_u]
[name_m]Orson[/name_m]
Oleander
[name_m]Rhett[/name_m]
[name_m]Ralph[/name_m]
[name_u]Dexter[/name_u]
[name_m]Callum[/name_m]
[name_m]Esai[/name_m]
[name_m]Erik[/name_m]
Maxsen
[name_m]Maddox[/name_m]

Try these alternatives:
[name_u]Rowan[/name_u] - [name_m]Ronan[/name_m]
[name_m]Samuel[/name_m] - [name_m]Samson[/name_m] (means “[name_f]Sun[/name_f]”, [name_u]Sonny[/name_u]/[name_u]Sunny[/name_u] nn.)
[name_m]Asher[/name_m] - [name_m]Cash[/name_m] or [name_u]Chase[/name_u]
[name_m]Forest[/name_m] - [name_m]Forrest[/name_m] spelling or [name_m]Foster[/name_m]
[name_m]Gabriel[/name_m] - [name_m]Gage[/name_m]
[name_m]Jonah[/name_m] - [name_m]Jona[/name_m] spelling or [name_u]Noah[/name_u]
[name_m]Mac[/name_m] - [name_m]Maverick[/name_m] or [name_m]Lachlan[/name_m] or [name_m]Maclain[/name_m]
[name_m]Oliver[/name_m] - [name_u]Owen[/name_u] or [name_m]Oscar[/name_m] or [name_m]Orson[/name_m]
[name_m]Thomas[/name_m] - [name_u]Theo[/name_u]/[name_m]Theodore[/name_m], [name_m]Thompson[/name_m], [name_m]Toman[/name_m], [name_m]Timothy[/name_m] or [name_m]Thad[/name_m]
[name_u]Toby[/name_u] - [name_m]Tobias[/name_m] or [name_u]Cody[/name_u]

Additions:
[name_u]Dane[/name_u]
[name_u]Bryce[/name_u]/[name_m]Bryson[/name_m]
[name_m]Bruno[/name_m]
[name_m]Pierce[/name_m]
[name_m]Colton[/name_m]
[name_m]Holden[/name_m]

[name_m]Calvin[/name_m]
[name_u]Everett[/name_u]
[name_m]Joel[/name_m]
[name_m]Ramsey[/name_m]
[name_m]Wesley[/name_m]

[name_m]How[/name_m] about [name_u]Micah[/name_u]?

Thank you all for the lovely suggestions!

Any chance of some combinations with the names I already have? I’m so bad at pairing boys’ names.

Some ideas (sorry for repeats, I didn’t read the other answers):
[name_u]Rowan[/name_u] [name_m]Fox[/name_m], [name_u]Rowan[/name_u] [name_m]Oliver[/name_m], [name_u]Rowan[/name_u] [name_u]Sage[/name_u], [name_u]Rowan[/name_u] [name_u]August[/name_u], [name_u]Rowan[/name_u] [name_u]Charlie[/name_u]
[name_u]Rowan[/name_u] [name_m]Benedict[/name_m], [name_u]Rowan[/name_u] [name_m]Levi[/name_m], [name_u]Rowan[/name_u] [name_u]Kit[/name_u], [name_u]Rowan[/name_u] [name_m]Otis[/name_m], [name_u]Rowan[/name_u] [name_m]Otto[/name_m]
[name_m]Samuel[/name_m] [name_u]Gus[/name_u], [name_m]Samuel[/name_m] [name_m]Ned[/name_m], [name_m]Samuel[/name_m] [name_m]Forest[/name_m], [name_m]Samuel[/name_m] [name_m]Brooks[/name_m], [name_m]Samuel[/name_m] [name_u]Grey[/name_u], [name_m]Samuel[/name_m] [name_m]Oscar[/name_m], [name_m]Samuel[/name_m] [name_u]Flynn[/name_u]
[name_m]Asher[/name_m] [name_m]Hank[/name_m], [name_m]Asher[/name_m] [name_m]Tom[/name_m], [name_m]Asher[/name_m] Ted, [name_m]Asher[/name_m] [name_u]Mars[/name_u], [name_m]Asher[/name_m] [name_u]Max[/name_u], [name_m]Asher[/name_m] [name_m]Lloyd[/name_m], [name_m]Asher[/name_m] [name_m]Dex[/name_m], [name_m]Asher[/name_m] [name_m]Chip[/name_m], [name_m]Asher[/name_m] [name_m]Bjorn[/name_m], [name_m]Asher[/name_m] [name_u]Blaise[/name_u], [name_m]Asher[/name_m] [name_u]Flynn[/name_u]
[name_m]Forest[/name_m] [name_u]Jude[/name_u], [name_m]Forest[/name_m] [name_m]Lev[/name_m], [name_m]Forest[/name_m] [name_m]Milo[/name_m], [name_m]Forest[/name_m] [name_m]Eli[/name_m], [name_m]Forest[/name_m] [name_m]Cecil[/name_m], [name_m]Forest[/name_m] [name_m]Anton[/name_m], [name_m]Forest[/name_m] [name_m]Leon[/name_m]
[name_m]Gabriel[/name_m] [name_m]Marcus[/name_m], [name_m]Gabriel[/name_m] [name_m]Marvin[/name_m], [name_m]Gabriel[/name_m] [name_f]Luz[/name_f], [name_m]Gabriel[/name_m] [name_m]Frey[/name_m], [name_m]Gabriel[/name_m] [name_m]Rhett[/name_m], [name_m]Gabriel[/name_m] [name_m]Sid[/name_m], [name_m]Gabriel[/name_m] [name_m]Oz[/name_m], [name_m]Gabriel[/name_m] [name_m]Niels[/name_m] (neels), [name_m]Gabriel[/name_m] [name_u]Beau[/name_u]
[name_m]Jonah[/name_m] [name_u]Flynn[/name_u], [name_m]Jonah[/name_m] [name_u]Rex[/name_u], [name_m]Jonah[/name_m] Bent, [name_m]Jonah[/name_m] [name_m]Bas[/name_m], [name_m]Jonah[/name_m] [name_m]Bennett[/name_m], [name_m]JOnah[/name_m] [name_m]Beckett[/name_m], [name_m]Jonah[/name_m] [name_m]Lewis[/name_m], [name_m]Jonah[/name_m] [name_m]Miles[/name_m], [name_m]Jonah[/name_m] Maximilan
[name_m]Mac[/name_m] [name_m]Archibald[/name_m], [name_m]Mac[/name_m] [name_m]Alexander[/name_m], [name_m]Mac[/name_m] [name_m]Augustine[/name_m], [name_m]Mac[/name_m] [name_u]Charlie[/name_u], [name_m]Mac[/name_m] [name_m]Samuel[/name_m], [name_m]Mac[/name_m] [name_m]Theodore[/name_m], [name_m]Mac[/name_m] [name_m]Vincent[/name_m], [name_m]Mac[/name_m] [name_u]Lionel[/name_u], [name_m]Mac[/name_m] [name_m]Lucius[/name_m]
[name_m]Oliver[/name_m] [name_m]Silas[/name_m], [name_m]Oliver[/name_m] [name_u]Sam[/name_u], [name_m]Oliver[/name_m] [name_u]Theo[/name_u], [name_m]Oliver[/name_m] [name_f]Fjord[/name_f], [name_m]Oliver[/name_m] [name_u]Tate[/name_u], [name_m]Oliver[/name_m] [name_m]Sly[/name_m], [name_m]Oliver[/name_m] [name_m]Wolf[/name_m], [name_m]Oliver[/name_m] [name_m]Piers[/name_m], [name_m]Oliver[/name_m] [name_m]Till[/name_m], [name_m]Oliver[/name_m] [name_m]Bram[/name_m]
[name_m]Thomas[/name_m] [name_u]Dane[/name_u], [name_m]Thomas[/name_m] [name_u]Bryn[/name_u], [name_m]Thomas[/name_m] [name_m]Ike[/name_m], [name_m]Thomas[/name_m] [name_m]Kip[/name_m], [name_m]Thomas[/name_m] [name_m]Milo[/name_m], [name_m]Thomas[/name_m] [name_m]Reuben[/name_m], [name_m]Thomas[/name_m] [name_u]Elliott[/name_u], [name_m]Thomas[/name_m] [name_m]Anton[/name_m], [name_m]Thomas[/name_m] [name_m]Archie[/name_m]
[name_u]Toby[/name_u] [name_m]Lars[/name_m], [name_u]Toby[/name_u] [name_m]Conrad[/name_m], [name_u]Toby[/name_u] [name_m]Julian[/name_m], [name_u]Toby[/name_u] [name_m]Rufus[/name_m], [name_u]Toby[/name_u] [name_m]Augustus[/name_m], [name_u]Toby[/name_u] [name_u]Quinn[/name_u], [name_u]Toby[/name_u] [name_u]Ash[/name_u], [name_u]Toby[/name_u] [name_m]Cornelius[/name_m]

[name_u]Rowan[/name_u] [name_m]Atticus[/name_m]
[name_u]Rowan[/name_u] [name_m]Louis[/name_m]
[name_u]Rowan[/name_u] [name_m]Benedict[/name_m]
[name_u]Rowan[/name_u] [name_m]Isaac[/name_m]
[name_u]Rowan[/name_u] [name_m]Levi[/name_m]
[name_u]Rowan[/name_u] [name_u]Pax[/name_u]

[name_m]Samuel[/name_m] [name_m]Tobias[/name_m]
[name_m]Samuel[/name_m] [name_m]Oren[/name_m]
[name_m]Samuel[/name_m] [name_u]Casey[/name_u]
[name_m]Samuel[/name_m] [name_u]Blue[/name_u]
[name_m]Samuel[/name_m] [name_m]Fielder[/name_m]
[name_m]Samuel[/name_m] [name_m]Arrow[/name_m]

[name_m]Asher[/name_m] [name_m]Trenton[/name_m]
[name_m]Asher[/name_m] [name_u]Ellis[/name_u]
[name_m]Asher[/name_m] [name_m]Pierce[/name_m]
[name_m]Asher[/name_m] [name_m]Wolfgang[/name_m]
[name_m]Asher[/name_m] [name_m]Teague[/name_m]
[name_m]Asher[/name_m] [name_m]Espen[/name_m]

[name_m]Forest[/name_m] [name_m]Milo[/name_m]
[name_m]Forest[/name_m] [name_m]Ivan[/name_m]
[name_m]Forest[/name_m] [name_m]Leopold[/name_m]
[name_m]Forest[/name_m] [name_m]Hugh[/name_m]
[name_m]Forest[/name_m] [name_m]Patrick[/name_m]
[name_m]Forest[/name_m] [name_m]Rupert[/name_m]

[name_m]Gabriel[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Gabriel[/name_m] [name_m]Maxim[/name_m]
[name_m]Gabriel[/name_m] [name_m]Talbot[/name_m]
[name_m]Gabriel[/name_m] [name_m]Merrick[/name_m]
[name_m]Gabriel[/name_m] [name_m]Thorne[/name_m]
[name_m]Gabriel[/name_m] [name_u]Aspen[/name_u]

[name_m]Jonah[/name_m] [name_u]Merritt[/name_u]
[name_m]Jonah[/name_m] [name_m]Tide[/name_m]
[name_m]Jonah[/name_m] [name_u]Kai[/name_u]
[name_m]Jonah[/name_m] Wolfric
[name_m]Jonah[/name_m] [name_u]Gray[/name_u]
[name_m]Jonah[/name_m] [name_m]Pine[/name_m]

[name_m]Mac[/name_m] [name_m]Adrian[/name_m]
[name_m]Mac[/name_m] [name_m]Theodore[/name_m]
[name_m]Mac[/name_m] [name_m]Idris[/name_m]
[name_m]Mac[/name_m] Wolfram
[name_m]Mac[/name_m] Oleander
[name_m]Mac[/name_m] [name_m]Edmund[/name_m]

[name_m]Oliver[/name_m] [name_m]Denzel[/name_m]
[name_m]Oliver[/name_m] [name_u]Ocean[/name_u]
[name_m]Oliver[/name_m] [name_m]Ziven[/name_m]
[name_m]Oliver[/name_m] [name_f]Meadow[/name_f]
[name_m]Oliver[/name_m] [name_u]Grey[/name_u]
[name_m]Oliver[/name_m] [name_m]Pike[/name_m]

[name_m]Thomas[/name_m] [name_m]Calvin[/name_m]
[name_m]Thomas[/name_m] [name_m]Edwin[/name_m]
[name_m]Thomas[/name_m] [name_m]George[/name_m]
[name_m]Thomas[/name_m] [name_u]Lake[/name_u]
[name_m]Thomas[/name_m] [name_m]Griffin[/name_m]
[name_m]Thomas[/name_m] [name_m]Fletcher[/name_m]

[name_u]Toby[/name_u] [name_m]Solomon[/name_m]
[name_u]Toby[/name_u] [name_m]Xavier[/name_m]
[name_u]Toby[/name_u] [name_m]Oswald[/name_m]
[name_u]Toby[/name_u] Fennec
[name_u]Toby[/name_u] [name_u]Phoenix[/name_u]
[name_u]Toby[/name_u] [name_m]Ridge[/name_m]