We can't agree on a boy name! Need new suggestions

My husband and I have always liked the name [name_u]Auden[/name_u] for a girl and girl names in general have always been easy for us to come up with. However, boy names are a nightmare! We can’t agree on anything! I’m hoping to find some [name_m]NEW[/name_m] suggestions based on both of our favorites.

His favorites:
[name_m]Connor[/name_m]
[name_u]Jude[/name_u]
[name_u]Everett[/name_u] (I like this one, but worry it could become super popular in only a couple years)
[name_m]Jacen[/name_m]
[name_u]Galen[/name_u] (I suggested [name_u]Gale[/name_u] as an alternative but he doesn’t like that)

My favorites:
[name_u]Shiloh[/name_u]
[name_m]Desmond[/name_m] (He doesn’t like it because it’s the name of one of his video game characters)
[name_m]Evander[/name_m]
[name_m]Cormac[/name_m] (He doesn’t like it because it looks like a mashup of two of his siblings’ names)
[name_u]Reeve[/name_u]
[name_m]Maguire[/name_m]

We would really prefer names outside of the top 100 in the US, and my personal taste is the rarer the better (so long as it doesn’t sound completely ridiculous). 1 to 3 syllables. European names are preferred, and for some reason I like surname names a lot although that’s not required. Hopefully someone can surprise me with something great because I’ve done so much digging I feel like I’ve seen everything!

I would suggest not worrying about hypothetical future popularity and go with [name_u]Everett[/name_u], a name you both seem to like which fits the criteria you list: European, surname, rare.

We will probably use [name_u]Everett[/name_u] if we can’t agree on anything else.

[name_f]May[/name_f] I offer [name_u]Denver[/name_u], [name_u]Elliot[/name_u], Glacen, [name_m]Zander[/name_m], [name_m]Callum[/name_m], or [name_m]Valor[/name_m]?

[name_u]Elliot[/name_u] and [name_m]Zander[/name_m] are already on my longer list of names, so you must be a mind reader! [name_u]Denver[/name_u] is an interesting suggestion. Perhaps nickname them [name_u]Denny[/name_u]? I also think [name_m]Callum[/name_m] is a good suggestion! I texted the suggestions to hubby so we will have to see what he says.

Be inspired by the poet [name_u]Auden[/name_u] and name your son that!

My first thought for you was [name_m]Gideon[/name_m]. Another idea might be [name_m]Burke[/name_m].

For [name_u]Denver[/name_u] I do love the nns [name_u]Denny[/name_u] and [name_f]Vivi[/name_f]

[name_m]Dashiell[/name_m]
[name_m]Rhodes[/name_m]
[name_m]Adler[/name_m]
[name_m]Jasper[/name_m]
[name_m]Cashel[/name_m] nn [name_m]Cash[/name_m]
[name_m]Bennett[/name_m]
[name_m]Hector[/name_m]
[name_u]Arlo[/name_u]
[name_m]Hayes[/name_m]
[name_u]Lane[/name_u]
[name_u]Jude[/name_u]
[name_m]Magnus[/name_m]
[name_m]Ramsey[/name_m]
[name_m]Otis[/name_m]
[name_m]Ferris[/name_m]
[name_m]Casper[/name_m]
[name_u]Larkin[/name_u]
[name_m]Angus[/name_m]
[name_m]Torin[/name_m]
[name_m]Lorcan[/name_m]
[name_u]Theo[/name_u]
[name_u]Rafe[/name_u]
[name_m]Ezra[/name_m]
[name_u]Dane[/name_u]
[name_m]Roman[/name_m]
[name_m]Jago[/name_m]
[name_m]Hart[/name_m]
[name_u]August[/name_u]
[name_m]Miles[/name_m] / [name_m]Milo[/name_m]
[name_m]Oscar[/name_m]
[name_m]Brodie[/name_m]
[name_m]Rafferty[/name_m]
[name_m]Grover[/name_m]
[name_m]Amias[/name_m]
[name_m]Shepherd[/name_m]
[name_u]Tobin[/name_u] / [name_m]Tobias[/name_m] / [name_m]Tobiah[/name_m] / [name_u]Toby[/name_u]
[name_u]Porter[/name_u]
[name_m]Ronan[/name_m]
[name_m]Tudor[/name_m]
[name_m]Oran[/name_m]
[name_u]River[/name_u]
[name_u]Asa[/name_u]
[name_m]Rockwell[/name_m]
[name_m]Lewis[/name_m]
[name_m]Thoreau[/name_m]
[name_u]Rory[/name_u]
[name_m]Caine[/name_m]
[name_m]Heath[/name_m]
[name_m]Miller[/name_m]
[name_u]Sutton[/name_u]
[name_m]Teague[/name_m]
[name_m]Sebastian[/name_m]
[name_u]Lennox[/name_u]
[name_m]Ford[/name_m]
[name_m]Boden[/name_m]
[name_u]Roscoe[/name_u]
Hutton
[name_u]Emmett[/name_u]
[name_m]Booker[/name_m]
[name_m]Eamon[/name_m]
[name_u]Darragh[/name_u]
[name_m]Beckett[/name_m]
[name_m]Atticus[/name_m]
[name_u]Rowan[/name_u]
[name_m]Bram[/name_m]
[name_u]Tiernan[/name_u]
[name_m]Cillian[/name_m]
[name_m]Seamus[/name_m]
[name_m]Ivo[/name_m]
[name_u]Elias[/name_u]
[name_m]Conrad[/name_m]
[name_m]Vaughn[/name_m]
[name_u]Sullivan[/name_u]
[name_m]Dawson[/name_m]
[name_m]Langston[/name_m]
[name_m]Turner[/name_m]
[name_u]Grey[/name_u]
[name_m]Donovan[/name_m]

[name_u]August[/name_u]
[name_m]Ansel[/name_m]
[name_m]Boaz[/name_m]
[name_m]Caius[/name_m]
[name_u]Chandler[/name_u]
[name_m]Caledon[/name_m]
[name_m]Dashiell[/name_m]
[name_u]Everest[/name_u]
Evren
[name_m]Eli[/name_m]
[name_u]Emmett[/name_u]
[name_m]Fletcher[/name_m]
[name_u]Gardner[/name_u]
[name_m]Holden[/name_m]
[name_m]Isaac[/name_m]
[name_u]Jericho[/name_u]
[name_m]Leander[/name_m]
[name_m]Lysander[/name_m]
[name_m]Levi[/name_m]
[name_m]Lucian[/name_m]
[name_u]Lennox[/name_u]
[name_u]Orion[/name_u]
[name_m]Palmer[/name_m]
[name_u]Parker[/name_u]
[name_m]Quentin[/name_m]
[name_m]Ronan[/name_m]
[name_u]Rhys[/name_u]
[name_m]Rhett[/name_m]
[name_m]Ryder[/name_m]
[name_m]Shepherd[/name_m]
[name_u]Sawyer[/name_u]
[name_m]Soren[/name_m]
[name_m]Vincent[/name_m]
[name_m]Vaughn[/name_m]
[name_m]Winston[/name_m]
[name_m]Xander[/name_m]

I second [name_u]Denver[/name_u] nn [name_u]Denny[/name_u]!

[name_u]Amory[/name_u]
[name_u]Brady[/name_u]
[name_u]Corbin[/name_u]/[name_u]Corbin[/name_u]
[name_m]Fletcher[/name_m]
[name_m]Finnegan[/name_m]
[name_m]Harvey[/name_m]
[name_m]Hayes[/name_m]
[name_m]Kane[/name_m]
[name_u]Keegan[/name_u]/[name_u]Keagan[/name_u]
[name_u]Lawrence[/name_u]/[name_u]Laurence[/name_u]
[name_m]Maddox[/name_m]
[name_m]Miles[/name_m]/[name_m]Myles[/name_m]
[name_m]Sampson[/name_m]
Tanyn/Tanon
[name_m]Vaughan[/name_m]/[name_m]Vaughn[/name_m]

Oh my goodness so many suggestions! I stopped looking at this post a couple days ago because I didn’t think there were gonna be more! I now have so many names to look into so brb…

So I very much appreciate all of the suggestions so far! We’ve discussed some of the names and while we both still have different tastes some of the suggestions that we discussed were [name_m]Adler[/name_m], [name_m]Bennett[/name_m], [name_u]Arlo[/name_u], [name_u]Emmett[/name_u], [name_m]Beckett[/name_m], [name_m]Leander[/name_m], [name_m]Lucian[/name_m], [name_m]Soren[/name_m], and [name_m]Maddox[/name_m]. I also thought that if we have a girl and name her [name_u]Auden[/name_u] that she could have the nickname [name_u]Denny[/name_u]. And hubby might be more open to the suggestion of [name_u]Gale[/name_u] than I thought. His initial reaction was no, but now he’s considering it.

Here are a few more to consider:

[name_m]Conrad[/name_m]
[name_m]Gavin[/name_m]
[name_m]Galvin[/name_m]
[name_m]Declan[/name_m]
[name_m]Gawain[/name_m]
[name_m]Gowen[/name_m]
[name_u]Jules[/name_u]
[name_m]Kylo[/name_m]
[name_m]Conall[/name_m]
[name_u]Everest[/name_u]
Evren
Evreaux

I like:

[name_u]Everett[/name_u]
[name_m]Desmond[/name_m]
[name_m]Cormac[/name_m]

[name_u]Arlen[/name_u] or [name_m]Adler[/name_m] :slight_smile:

Some names to consider…

[name_u]Merritt[/name_u]
[name_m]Merrick[/name_m]
Fordham
[name_m]Watson[/name_m]
[name_u]Winslow[/name_u]
[name_m]Winston[/name_m]
[name_m]Bronson[/name_m]
[name_m]Graham[/name_m]
[name_m]Grantham[/name_m]
[name_m]Whitman[/name_m]
[name_m]Whitaker[/name_m]
[name_u]Jagger[/name_u]
[name_m]Thayer[/name_m]