Theo's Boy Name Musings -- please help!

Hello, friends.

I’m needing a distraction today, so I’ve decided to work on my boy name list, which, as usual, is a mess.

[name_f]My[/name_f] current favorite boy names are: [name_m]Shepherd[/name_m] [name_m]Pax[/name_m], [name_f]Haven[/name_f] [name_m]Isaiah[/name_m], [name_m]Wilder[/name_m] [name_m]Caspian[/name_m], [name_m]Asher[/name_m] [name_m]Courage[/name_m], [name_f]Sage[/name_f] [name_m]Thomas[/name_m], [name_m]Ezra[/name_m] [name_m]Worthy[/name_m], and [name_m]Rowan[/name_m] [name_m]Gabriel[/name_m].

The other constants on my lists are [name_m]River[/name_m], [name_m]Asa[/name_m], [name_m]Abel[/name_m], [name_m]Levi[/name_m], [name_m]Jonah[/name_m], and [name_m]Tobias[/name_m], but I’m feeling rather “meh” about those at the moment.

Some crushes of mine at the moment are [name_m]Silas[/name_m], [name_m]March[/name_m], [name_f]Bryn[/name_f], [name_f]Wren[/name_f], [name_m]Roamer[/name_m], [name_m]Tennyson[/name_m], [name_m]Alcott[/name_m], [name_f]Honor[/name_f], [name_m]Jasper[/name_m], and [name_m]Lukah[/name_m].

After all that, which names do you think deserve more consideration/love? [name_f]Do[/name_f] you have any outside suggestions? How would you describe my current style?

Any and all thoughts are welcome!

Also, please keep in mind that these names are NOT for real babies, just for fun!

I think Silas and March could deserve a place on your list. It are lovely names and I think they really fit with the other names.

I also think Alcott would be a great addition to your list. It doesn’t fit as naturally but that surprise factor is actually what I like about it. It adds a new dimension without feeling out of place. And obviously it’s a cool name in its own right.

Jasper is a name that doesn’t necessarily feels like a very seawillowish name. But it’s a name I love myself and I could recommend it to anyone (I guess that’s the reason why it doesn’t stand out as a name for you in particular; usually the names on your list feel a bit more special because they are for example more unique or meaningful). I will recommend it to you anyway. What I like about it, is its softer sound combined with a strong (but friendly) imagery.

If you like Levi but aren’t convinced by it right now, you might want to consider Levy.

Here are a few other names that will maybe inspire you: Benjamin, Bram, Dawn, Felix, Joseph, Lowell, Moss

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I’d describe your current style as earthy, gentle-but-strong, quietly devotional, literary with a hint of adventure.

I like these for you:

[name_m]Alcott[/name_m] → literary, cool, but grounded

[name_m]Jasper[/name_m] → sleek but friendly

[name_m]Silas[/name_m] → like [name_m]Jasper[/name_m], sleek, mystical, woodsy but friendly too

[name_m]March[/name_m] - I think this would make a great middle

[name_f]Bryn[/name_f] → bright and zippy

[name_f]Wren[/name_f] → warm and rugged but sweet too

[name_m]Tennyson[/name_m] - poetic and charming

[name_m]Tobias[/name_m] → sharp and smart, with an approachable, mischief to it too

[name_m]Jonah[/name_m] → warm, gentle but strong

[name_m]River[/name_m] → sleek and breezy, but gentle too

If I was to make combos out of your current crushes/other constants:

[name_f]Bryn[/name_f] [name_m]Tobias[/name_m] / [name_f]Bryn[/name_f] [name_m]Levi[/name_m]
[name_m]Jasper[/name_m] [name_m]Alcott[/name_m]
[name_m]Jonah[/name_m] [name_m]March[/name_m]
[name_m]Roamer[/name_m] [name_m]Levi[/name_m]
[name_f]Wren[/name_f] [name_m]Tobias[/name_m]
[name_m]Tennyson[/name_m] [name_m]Jasper[/name_m]

If I was to suggest some new additions:


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Ahhh @seawillow I always feel so inspired by your lists!

So the names I think you need to have more love for are [name_m]Tobias[/name_m], [name_m]Abel[/name_m], [name_m]Jonah[/name_m], [name_m]River[/name_m], [name_m]Silas[/name_m], [name_m]March[/name_m], [name_f]Wren[/name_f], [name_f]Honor[/name_f] + [name_m]Jasper[/name_m].

I would say your style is adventurous, puritan inspired with a virtuous feel along with tons of earthy, peaceful and outdoorsy feels. For me your names evoke imagery of a southern rural ranch that’s surrounded by horses and a little boy bestowing one of your names living on this ranch. He has curly hair, a lopsided grin and is always creating mischief.


[name_m]Tobias[/name_m] [name_m]March[/name_m]
[name_m]Jasper[/name_m] [name_m]Abel[/name_m]
[name_m]River[/name_m] [name_m]Jonah[/name_m]
[name_m]Silas[/name_m] [name_f]Honor[/name_f]
[name_f]Wren[/name_f] [name_m]Tobias[/name_m]

You’ve had lots of lovely suggestions so count any repeats as me being in agreement with the berries


[name_f]Hope[/name_f] this helps

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[name_m]Abel[/name_m] & [name_m]Jonah[/name_m] deserve more love. :blue_heart:
Your style might be literary/Puritan?

Other ideas based on your list:


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