Unusual names (or, at least, less usual)

These names aren’t normally listed amongst my favourites, but I’ve been trying to expand my list and was wondering what people think of the following names for boys…honesty please…I won’t be offended as they aren’t top of my list…yet!

[name_u]Auberon[/name_u]
[name_m]Aurelius[/name_m]
[name_m]Balthazar[/name_m]
[name_m]Benno[/name_m]
[name_u]Cedar[/name_u]
[name_m]Fox[/name_m]
[name_m]Gable[/name_m]
[name_m]Inigo[/name_m]
[name_u]Keats[/name_u]
[name_m]Laird[/name_m]
[name_m]Laurent[/name_m]
[name_m]Massimo[/name_m]
[name_m]Mingus[/name_m]
[name_m]Morrissey[/name_m]
[name_m]Odysseus[/name_m]
[name_m]Piero[/name_m]
[name_u]Sasha[/name_u]
[name_u]Sky[/name_u]
[name_m]Thelonious[/name_m]
[name_m]Viggo[/name_m]
[name_m]Wilder[/name_m]
[name_u]Yale[/name_u]

[name_u]Auberon[/name_u] - Awesome, althgough I prefer [name_u]Oberon[/name_u]

[name_m]Aurelius[/name_m] - awesome

[name_m]Balthazar[/name_m] - good in theory bu a bit antiquated perhaps

[name_m]Benno[/name_m] - meh

[name_u]Cedar[/name_u]- usually I like nature names but this one just feels a bit not right to me

[name_m]Fox[/name_m] - cute!

[name_m]Gable[/name_m] - Oooh, I like.

[name_m]Inigo[/name_m] - awesome and geeky - I have a guy friend named [name_f]Indigo[/name_f] whose nn is [name_m]Inigo[/name_m]

[name_u]Keats[/name_u] - okay but possibly prtetentious

[name_m]Laird[/name_m] - too close to Lard

[name_m]Laurent[/name_m] - nice

[name_m]Massimo[/name_m] - cute

[name_m]Mingus[/name_m] - meh

[name_m]Morrissey[/name_m] - I love the singer so I am partial, but I like it

[name_m]Odysseus[/name_m] - epic and awesome

[name_m]Piero[/name_m] - named after a mime? Nah

[name_u]Sasha[/name_u] - love it

[name_u]Sky[/name_u] - love it

[name_m]Thelonious[/name_m] - too close to felonious

[name_m]Viggo[/name_m] - awesome

[name_m]Wilder[/name_m] - cute

[name_u]Yale[/name_u] - pretentious…also I grew up near the college and it is not a particularly lovely area

[name_u]Auberon[/name_u] - king of the faeries = super amazing
[name_m]Aurelius[/name_m] - golden and cool :wink:
[name_m]Balthazar[/name_m] - super fantastic!
[name_m]Benno[/name_m] - quirky cute
[name_u]Cedar[/name_u] - lovely tree and very usable
[name_m]Fox[/name_m] - lovely and sweet. Who doesn’t like foxes?
[name_m]Gable[/name_m] - [name_m]Clark[/name_m]. Enough said.
[name_m]Inigo[/name_m] - ooooh, smashingly sexy!
[name_u]Keats[/name_u] - if you love his poetry.
[name_m]Laird[/name_m] - ???
[name_m]Laurent[/name_m] - very nice. Know one.
[name_m]Massimo[/name_m] - Sexy! Use this, please!
[name_m]Mingus[/name_m] - [name_m]Mingus[/name_m]? Not [name_m]Magnus[/name_m]? [name_m]Magnus[/name_m] is better. [name_m]Mingus[/name_m] sounds… stupid.
[name_m]Morrissey[/name_m] - I dislike the musician by this name and he is all I see.
[name_m]Odysseus[/name_m] - Utter brooding loveliness.
[name_m]Piero[/name_m] - I think of a very cute Italian footballer so… yes!
[name_u]Sasha[/name_u] - Nice! Know one, he’s very cool.
[name_u]Sky[/name_u] - Nope.
[name_m]Thelonious[/name_m] - eh, okay.
[name_m]Viggo[/name_m] - [name_f]Love[/name_f] [name_m]Viggo[/name_m]. Total father/grandfather name in Scandinavia but a certain hottie makes it usable and dashing.
[name_m]Wilder[/name_m] - [name_f]Love[/name_f]!!!
[name_u]Yale[/name_u] - uber pretentious.

I like [name_u]Cedar[/name_u] and [name_m]Fox[/name_m], but only for a middle name.

[name_u]Keats[/name_u] is kind off cool.

[name_f]Love[/name_f] [name_m]Wilder[/name_m], in my top 10. [name_m]Wilder[/name_m] honors family and has special meaning for us.

Same as with the girlies. Likes & dislikes.

Likes:

[name_u]Auberon[/name_u] - I prefer [name_u]Oberon[/name_u] too. [name_u]Auberon[/name_u] is too aubergine. But I do like [name_u]Oberon[/name_u]. I do.
[name_m]Aurelius[/name_m] - [name_f]Love[/name_f].
[name_m]Balthazar[/name_m] - Growing on me, especially since its use in @mega_muffin’s son’s name!
[name_m]Benno[/name_m] - as a cute nn for [name_m]Benjamin[/name_m], yes.
[name_m]Inigo[/name_m] - My favourite on your list. If I was into unusual names, this would top my list.
[name_m]Laird[/name_m] - as a MN only.
[name_m]Laurent[/name_m], [name_m]Massimo[/name_m], [name_m]Odysseus[/name_m], [name_m]Piero[/name_m], [name_m]Viggo[/name_m] - I’m loving these foreign dudes! There’s a lot of sass and sexiness in there. Not sure if that’s what you want from a baby name, but hey.
[name_u]Sasha[/name_u] - I’d love to see more male Sashas!
[name_u]Cedar[/name_u] - could work on the right kind of boy.

Dislikes:

[name_m]Fox[/name_m] - and now that stupid fox song is in my head :stuck_out_tongue: Tis an animal and should remain as such.
[name_m]Gable[/name_m] - I just dislike. And I don’t know why.
[name_u]Keats[/name_u] - great namesake and all that but I think it’d fare better in the middle.
[name_m]Mingus[/name_m] - waaay too close to minge for my liking! :s
[name_m]Morrissey[/name_m] - a one-person surname. I’d assume you were a massive fan.
[name_u]Sky[/name_u] - even on girls I’ve never liked it. I’ve never met a nice [name_u]Sky[/name_u]/[name_u]Skye[/name_u]. And then there’s the broadcasting company.
[name_m]Thelonious[/name_m] - would make an intriguing middle but it’s a little much.
[name_m]Wilder[/name_m] - than? I’ve always disliked this name. I think it’s a bit silly really.
[name_u]Yale[/name_u] - perhaps, in the middle. But I still think of locks and keys.

[name_f]LOVE[/name_f]
[name_u]Auberon[/name_u] – sounds strong and powerful, has a great meaning and wonderful ties to literature
[name_m]Aurelius[/name_m] – looove lovvvve loveeee, it’d be top of my boys list if i didn’t already love [name_f]Aurelia[/name_f] for a girl!
[name_m]Fox[/name_m] – this is quirky and cool, debating whether i like it better as a first or a middle
[name_m]Inigo[/name_m] – spunky meaning and sounds cool and sleek
[name_m]Odysseus[/name_m] – more so for a middle :slight_smile:
[name_m]Thelonious[/name_m] – ^^
[name_m]Wilder[/name_m] – loooooooooooove! strong yet cheeky!

[name_m]Balthazar[/name_m] – sounds super strong, i like it!
[name_m]Benno[/name_m] – this almost made the love list!!
[name_u]Cedar[/name_u] – reminds me of apple cedar
[name_m]Gable[/name_m] – reminds me off the wall between the sloping roofs, but nn [name_m]Gabe[/name_m] is nice!
[name_u]Keats[/name_u] – i like it! last names of celebrities or poets are becoming more common, which isn’t a bad thing!
[name_m]Laird[/name_m] – cool meaning but it reminds me of lard
[name_m]Laurent[/name_m] – i like this! it’s strong and vintage, i also like [name_m]Yves[/name_m] :stuck_out_tongue:
[name_m]Massimo[/name_m] – the meaning is great (no pun intended :p) really like it!
[name_m]Mingus[/name_m] – ^^ but much prefer [name_m]Magnus[/name_m] or [name_m]Massimo[/name_m], [name_m]Maximus[/name_m], [name_m]Maximilian[/name_m] etc
[name_m]Morrissey[/name_m] – i actually really like it! i think i may like it more with one ‘s’
[name_m]Piero[/name_m] – realllly like it! sounds exotic!
[name_u]Sasha[/name_u] – almost made the love list! might seem more masculine if spelt [name_u]Sacha[/name_u] or [name_u]Sascha[/name_u]
[name_u]Sky[/name_u] – i prefer [name_u]Skyler[/name_u] for a boy
[name_m]Viggo[/name_m] – i like it! it has the ‘o’ ending which is popular!
[name_u]Yale[/name_u] – i think it’s to connected to the university

[name_u]Auberon[/name_u] - so handsome, it sounds powerful and yet reserved at the same time which I love
[name_m]Aurelius[/name_m] - not one of my favorites, no particular reason I just don’t get it
[name_m]Balthazar[/name_m] - dislike, too over the top
[name_m]Benno[/name_m] - comes off as nicknamey and not in a good way
[name_u]Cedar[/name_u]- great underused nature name!
[name_m]Fox[/name_m] - love it! Foxes are basically my spirit animal… They’re beautiful, clever, sly, wise, athletic, and a little bit devious. In other words they’re perfect
[name_m]Gable[/name_m] - [name_m]Clark[/name_m] [name_m]Gable[/name_m]? [name_m]Gable[/name_m] roof? Not my favorite
[name_m]Inigo[/name_m] - can’t stand it
[name_u]Keats[/name_u] - love this one, very handsome and literary
[name_m]Laird[/name_m] - strikes me as lard…
[name_m]Laurent[/name_m] - I could see pronounciation issues
[name_m]Massimo[/name_m] - not one of my favorites
[name_m]Mingus[/name_m] - would much prefer [name_m]Magnus[/name_m], I don’t get [name_m]Mingus[/name_m]
[name_m]Morrissey[/name_m] - never thought of it but I like it
[name_m]Odysseus[/name_m] - so over the top but I kind of love it
[name_m]Piero[/name_m] - reminds me of Perot
[name_u]Sasha[/name_u] - I’ve never been a fan of this for boys or girls
[name_u]Sky[/name_u] - not my favorite nature name, comes across as a little trashy
[name_m]Thelonious[/name_m] - just too much for me
[name_m]Viggo[/name_m] - love! This name is just so handsome and rare without being unknown. It’s perfect
[name_m]Wilder[/name_m] - love love love! I don’t care what people say about tempting date I am head over heels for wilder.
[name_u]Yale[/name_u] - so pretentious and yet so awesome, I personally prefer it on a girl though

[name_f]Love[/name_f] [name_m]Inigo[/name_m]. Like [name_m]Laurent[/name_m]…I think…my reservation is that it feels just a bit pretentious

[name_u]Auberon[/name_u] - I love [name_u]Oberon[/name_u] (this spelling). It’s the spelling [name_m]Wm[/name_m] [name_m]Shakespeare[/name_m] used in MSND - which is one of my favorite plays. Also I find A names so easy to come by and love - you have [name_m]Arthur[/name_m] and now potentially also [name_m]Aurelius[/name_m], but great O names for boys seem to be much more seldom to me.
[name_m]Aurelius[/name_m] - I love, love, love [name_f]Aurelia[/name_f] and didn’t think I’d really like the male version ever but in the past few months it’s grown on me. I love it’s softer, radiant feel and regal tone.
[name_m]Balthazar[/name_m] - It’s intriguing, but it doesn’t wow me. Can’t put my finger on why…
[name_m]Benno[/name_m] - I like [name_m]Benno[/name_m] as a nn. As a fn it reminds me of a dogs name. [name_m]Benjamin[/name_m] [name_u]Oberon[/name_u] nn [name_m]Benno[/name_m] could be cute.
[name_u]Cedar[/name_u], [name_m]Fox[/name_m], [name_m]Gable[/name_m], [name_u]Sky[/name_u] - I like word names a lot, usually as mn. The reason being all fn word name people I’ve meet have made me wonder more about the parents of the person and less about who they are. I find that I have to work at not having a preconceived notion of this person who was clearly named by hippies (ie: [name_f]Sunshine[/name_f]).
[name_m]Inigo[/name_m] - “My name is [name_m]Inigo[/name_m] Montoya…” how can one not love this?
[name_u]Keats[/name_u], [name_m]Laird[/name_m], [name_u]Yale[/name_u], [name_m]Wilder[/name_m], [name_m]Morrissey[/name_m] - Feels like a LN as a FN contingency. Nothing wrong with that, just nms.
[name_m]Laurent[/name_m] - I rather dislike [name_f]Lauren[/name_f] - it’s a personal association thing. This always feels like [name_f]Lauren[/name_f] with a t added.
[name_m]Massimo[/name_m] -
[name_m]Mingus[/name_m] - Theoretically,I like it. I think it’s fun and different. Realistically, [name_m]Mingus[/name_m] makes me think of cats and ferrets.
[name_m]Odysseus[/name_m] - great name. No one will ever be able to spell it, but everyone will be familiar with it. lol.
[name_m]Piero[/name_m] - I think I prefer this as a cute nn for [name_m]Peter[/name_m] or [name_m]Pedro[/name_m].
[name_u]Sasha[/name_u] - I dislike this name but… only because my mom would have chosen it for me if I had been a boy and as a kid I always wanted my boy name to be [name_m]Jesus[/name_m] (Hey-sus) so I could have the nn [name_m]Zeus[/name_m]. (Why I didn’t just want [name_m]Zeus[/name_m] to begin with is beyond me).
[name_m]Thelonious[/name_m] - Theoloious always feels like a lispy, goofy version of the word felonious to me. Which is why I would never use it. There are great alternatives like [name_m]Theron[/name_m] (I meet a real one - in his 60s - the other day. [name_m]Theron[/name_m] White! Made my week!) I’d consider over it.
[name_m]Viggo[/name_m] - I like this. It’s cute for a kid but has a great mysterious, sexy, rugged vibe for an adult. (I could also totally see it with a wiry, geeky still sexy vibe though.)

If you were to add one name to your list I’d consider: [name_m]Aurelius[/name_m], [name_u]Oberon[/name_u] or [name_m]Viggo[/name_m].

[name_m]Fox[/name_m] - this is the only name I like from your list, I know a little toddler with this name, he is the cutest thing ever, so adventurous and daring.

[name_u]Sasha[/name_u] - when I hear this name, I think of a girl, possibly b/c I went to high school w/ a girl named [name_u]Sasha[/name_u].

[name_m]Balthazar[/name_m], [name_u]Keats[/name_u], [name_m]Wilder[/name_m]. Biblical and literary. Real names of substance and creativity.

Some not great names?
[name_m]Benno[/name_m] sounds like a drug dealer.
[name_m]Fox[/name_m] is a pointy-faced animal.
[name_m]Mingus[/name_m] sounds like a body part.
[name_m]Viggo[/name_m] sounds like Viagra.

You have some really awesome names here!

I will list my top 4.

  1. [name_m]Viggo[/name_m]
  2. [name_m]Gable[/name_m]
  3. [name_m]Wilder[/name_m]
  4. [name_m]Aurelius[/name_m]