My second [name_u]Baby[/name_u] Name [name_f]Monday[/name_f] commentary thingy. The theme this week was teens favorite boy names, and some of them really surprised me. Stay tuned for some polls at the end!
Forrest - This one kinda surprised me. [name_u]Forest[/name_u] with one R is mentioned here a good number of times, but not really [name_m]Forrest[/name_m]. It’s got nice imagery though.
Hugo - It seems like [name_m]Hugo[/name_m] would be talked about more here on Nameberry than it actually is. It has a bit of a vintage/modern feel which a lot of people love. I’m not very surprised to see it on teens’ lists.
Arlo - This one was pretty unexpected because I don’t see it mentioned a lot anywhere, and it is pretty popular in the UK. It has really nice sounds with that -o ending though.
Roman - It seems kind of trendy to me. Again, it’s got that nice long O sound, but I feel like we won’t be seeing this being used for real babies anytime soon, it’s time has passed, I think (or I thought, because judging by this list, teens do like it. I don’t know )
Miles - This one is pretty popular, so I was definitely surprised to see it here. It does have the -s ending, that feels very surname-as-first-name, which is popular right now.
Elliot - Nice name, it has very attractive sounds. It also feels very modern, a theme that I noticed through all names on this list.
Wilder - It’s been picking up traction here on Nameberry, and I think it will start to get more popular in the real world (I don’t have better words for it lol). It has a nature-y outdoors-y vibe, which is also a trend running through some of these names.
Ellis - I was very surprised by this. Never mentioned on Nameberry, never in the “real world,” which kind of makes it the perfect familiar but rare choice.
Hayes - In the past week or so, [name_u]Hayes[/name_u] has been popping up around the forums, and might be a new 2021 favorite. Surnames-as-first-names are coming back into fashion, and this is a cool, fresh option.
Robin - It has that outdoors-y vibe found in [name_m]Forrest[/name_m] and [name_u]Wilder[/name_u], and like I said, that’s a trend on this list.
Everett - This one also seems a bit trendy to me. It’s nice, and it does kinda sound like [name_u]Everest[/name_u], which also makes it kind of nature-y.
Theodore - I’m not gonna lie, I was expecting this to be in the top three at least, since it is mentioned so so much on Nameberry, and it pretty popular. It has a modern/vintage vibe which is so perfect to me.
Matteo - A nice, familiar name. The double Ts kind of spice it up and give it a really cool look.
Elio - This is also one I’ve noticed trending here on the forums. It has the familiar sounds of [name_m]Leo[/name_m], and that nice [name_f]El[/name_f]- beginning. How would you pronounce it?
Beau - This one did surprise me, as I never see it mentioned. It does have that short, sweet vibe, which we definitely like.
** [name_u]Atlas[/name_u]** - Yet another one that’s been mentioned a lot recently. It has mythological vibes, with a simple, familiar sound. I really like it!
Flynn - I was super surprised to see it this high on the list. It would be so adorable on a little boy, since it does sound pretty timeless; not overused now and not too associated with one era, this one will probably get popular.
Henry - I was super surprised to see it at number one. It seems like kind of a basic choice to me.
And your favorite name out of all of them…
What do you think? Were there any names here that you have on your list. I would especially like opinions from my fellow teens!